WAM

  • #187 Steel Toes and Stilettos: A Conversation with Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels

    January 12, 2022

  • Episode #186 Bringing Sales Back Into the Manufacturing Conversation with Lindsay Duran

    January 12, 2022

  • Episode #185 Your Guide to Decoding Silicon Valley with Michelle Lane Messina

    January 12, 2022

  • Episode #184 Looking Into the Future with Alison Walker

    January 12, 2022

  • #183 Playing to Your Strengths with Belinda Donavant

    January 12, 2022

  • #182 Transforming Experts into Leaders with Susan Schwartz

    January 12, 2022

  • #179 Driving Change in the Engineering Field with Cheryl Texin

    January 12, 2022

  • #178 The Role of Social Media in Manufacturing with Frances Brunelle and Charli K. Matthews

    January 12, 2022

  • #177 Guiding Manufacturers Through Change with Cindy Oehmigen

    January 12, 2022

  • #176 Forging Forward in the Food Industry with Nikki Lamb

    January 12, 2022

  • #175 Attracting More Talent to Manufacturing with Lisa Ryan

    January 12, 2022

  • #174 The Evolution of the Textile and Garment Industry with Eileen Small

    January 12, 2022

  • #173 Changing Roles: Life-Work Balance Is the New Work-Life Balance

    January 12, 2022

  • #172 Creating an Innovative Culture that will Make People Stay with Cara Macklin

    January 12, 2022

  • #171 The Foundations of a Strong Family Business with Bridget Jaeger

    January 12, 2022

  • #168 The Power of Workplace Adaptation and Employee Advocacy, with Eileen Guarino

    January 12, 2022

  • #167 Why You Should Get on Board with Gen Z: A Conversation with Rachel Snyder

    January 12, 2022

About WAM

In today’s episode of Women in Manufacturing, Frances Brunelle speaks with Belinda Donavant, Senior Director of Engineering for Canon Virginia, Inc. Since opening its doors in 1985, Canon has made substantial capital investments of over $700 million in five facilities, totaling two million square feet and employing over 2,000 people. Belinda has an electrical engineering background and has held a variety of different positions with Canon, including in the product engineering, business development, and industrial engineering and innovation departments, some of which we dive into in today’s episode. We also touch on the criteria that Canon Virginia Inc. looks for in its suppliers, how those correlate with the qualities of a successful manufacturing business, and how the engineering and manufacturing fields can attract more women, and Belinda shares her advice for young women in the industry: play to your strengths! Tune in today to hear some valuable insights and so much more from an inspiring leader who is passionate about manufacturing!

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