Hillenbrand Inc., the owner of the Milacron machinery brand, tooling components supplier DME and hot-runner maker Mold-Masters, is the national sponsor of Girls Inc.'s STEM and College and Career Readiness Program.
The program is "designed to build young women's aspirations and support them in identifying, entering and thriving in opportunities beyond high school," Hillenbrand said in a news release. The program connects students with diverse STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professionals to help them find potential careers in STEM fields.
"We also seek to create an environment of inclusion and engagement, and continuously foster a culture in which women are given meaningful opportunities to grow, develop and reach career goals. Ultimately, we want Hillenbrand to become a destination employer and develop a robust pipeline of diverse talent at all levels," Hillenbrand President and CEO Kim Ryan said in the release.
As part of its sponsorship, Hillenbrand will develop video profiles of female STEM leaders within the company. The firm and its business units have been involved in other STEM programs for women, including a pre-COVID "introduce a girl to engineering" event at Milacron operations in Ohio early 2020.