In an interview for the Woman and Manufacturing (WAM) podcast, Meghan West, president and CEO of CNC Software, Inc., shares valuable insight. Meghan’s father founded CNC Software, the creators of Mastercam, 35 years ago. Growing up with the family business, Meghan gained a unique passion for manufacturing and first-hand perspective on trends and technologies affecting the industry. When asked about the best piece of advice from her dad, Meghan shared: “Don’t limit yourself.” She suggests finding out what makes you happy and then doing that.”
“Own your destiny; your opportunities are the ones you create. You need to put in the effort, put in the work, and earn the respect of others to do that.”
That’s brought Meghan to where she is today. She speaks about her rise to leadership in the manufacturing industry, the importance of education and mentorship, opportunities within manufacturing, the need to address the skills gap, strategies to reduce the gender gap, and much more in this informative WAM podcast.
“In the U.S. manufacturing jobs are on the rise, but not enough people are skilled and educated to fill these positions. They are high paying, great jobs for people with talent and interest in manufacturing – it’s a huge opportunity.”
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