The Empowering Women Podcast is a production of the Empowering Women in Industry organization. We aim to bring the stories of inspiring career women to inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders. In particular, we highlight women in male-dominated fields (such as engineering, manufacturing, construction, etc.), and seek to bring some of the more difficult conversations around workplaces sexism and bias to an open space for exploration.


Hi, I'm Mel and I am an engineer. I came into engineering as a second career. Growing up, the world of STEM was a mystery to me, especially career options. I also lacked any strong business or STEM women role models in the small town I grew up in. My hope is that by producing the Empowering Women Podcast, we will reach women who are looking for inspiration and support along their career journey. I believe that by helping one another, we can be stronger and have more impact.  

Empowering Women in Industry is proud to work with Mel on this initiative and we encourage everyone to tune in. You can find current episodes on our website or you can stream from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, or TuneIn. If you would like to join the community, get involved, or share your story you can visit or contact Charli K. Matthews at


Our mission is to Connect, Educate, and Empower Women that will not only inspire the next generation of leaders, but provide a community for those currently leading. We will discuss opportunities and issues we handle every day as well as learn skills to strengthen our voice as Women in the Industry!

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