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Manufacturing Jobs Dominated by Men as Leadership Gender Gap Continues

Mankato, MN, March 14, 2015 --( Across the manufacturing technology sector there is a major disparity between jobs held by men and women. Louise Dickmeyer, President of PDP Solutions shared specific ideas about what can be done to encourage and place more women in manufacturing technology jobs. Twenty percent of chief information officer jobs (CIOs) at Fortune 250 companies were held by women in 2014. In 2012, although 57 percent of undergraduate degree recipients were female, women only accounted for the 14 percent of the computer science degrees at major research universities. This number has actually declined in recent years. It is particularly surprising that women are not capturing more manufacturing leadership roles, given the admission of communication failure on the part of male manufacturing executives.

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Manufacturers’ Pain Points, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by PDP (People Driven Performance) Solutions shares methods, modes, and tools used to inform Manufacturers’ of the Pain Points that they face on the manufacturing floor, or with their employees, or just best business practices. The weekly newsletter will examine all topics in relation to the Pain Points that Manufacturers’ face. Leaders are looking for a competitive advantage, have informed information related to their issues. Creating a corporate culture which will enrich the company’s long-term goals and success.

About People Driven Performance
People Driven Performance (PDP) is a software development company providing an internal, innovative, and interactive communications system for manufacturing plant floor employees. Patented combination of software and touch-sensitive employee information kiosks bring vital and important information to the plant floor in a non-desk employee environment. PDP proves that Employee Engagement results in quantifiable productivity improvement.

The impacts of improved internal communications, via interactive design, delivers an employee-centric engagement system driving improved employee retention, best-practice lean productivity, and increased bottom-line profitability.

Better leadership communication, regardless of gender, promises better employee engagement. The PDP solution uniquely suited to on-the-move plant floor production employees ensuring a simple and straightforward way to access key company metrics and other information. The result is full participation and understanding of the functions, status, and standing of the company. Employee communication ensures a personal responsibility for well-being of management and colleagues with whom they work each day. Follow PDP Solutions on Twitter @ownyourculture.

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