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Women’s History Month Blog: Women of WIN

Women's History Month

Michigan is filled with amazing women who have made ground-breaking advances in the state and around the country. Take for instance Merze Tate, a champion in higher education[1], Andra Rush, founder and CEO of Rush Trucking,  one of the first Native American woman-owned businesses in Michigan[2], or Harriet Quimby, the first woman to gain a pilot’s license in the United States. [3] All these women hail from Michigan and not only accomplished great feats for themselves, but paved the way for the generation of women after them.  In 2018, the annual workforce population of Michigan was 4,704,127, with 49% being female.[4] Women are increasingly becoming a large part of the workforce and are bringing outstanding change and progress to the state.

For this Women’s History Month, MI Bright Future wanted to celebrate women doing amazing work here in Michigan by talking with the innovative leadership of the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). In this interview Carrie Bonofiglio, MI Bright Future Business Partnerships Manager, Lisa Gordon, MI Bright Future Program Manager, Sarah Gregory, Director of Youth Strategy- MI Bright Future, Michele Ureste, Executive Director of WIN, and Michelle Wein, Senior Research Manager share their career paths and thoughts on how young women can stand out in today’s workforce.

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