Elizabeth Huy: The Sky’s the Limit for Women in Manufacturing

By Amanda Starling posted 06-26-2023 03:15 PM


When I began supporting regional manufacturers in 2008, I quickly became an advocate for the industry. A growing and thriving manufacturing base directly benefits the economy and enhances the quality of life within a community. Manufacturing has many vibrant career pathways from entry-level to executive, and here on the Space Coast, we have world-leading technologies being designed, built and launched into space! According to a recent study by Deloitte, women represent 47% of the overall U.S. workforce; however, only about 29% of the workforce are in manufacturing. This gap makes women the most untapped pool of talent. The good news is there are increasingly more women pursuing STEM career pathways. I enjoy telling their stories and helping inspire the next generation of women manufacturers and technologists. Manufacturing offers varied career entry points, and this is becoming a huge attraction to women. There is no limit to what women can achieve in this advanced technology industry sector.

Elizabeth Huy is the Director of Service Lines for Alluvionic, focusing on Cybersecurity solutions for manufacturers and defense contractors. She was the founding Manager of the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC) at the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Elizabeth can be reached at

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