When Rene Banglesdorf, podcast author of Defying the Status Quo with Empowered Women, interviewed Criterion Tool president, Tanya DiSalvo, it got real. “Do you think that when you were a little girl, that your grandpa thought you would run this company?”, Tanya answered firmly with an “Absolutely not! He’s probably turning in his grave”.
Tanya’s been challenging the male-dominated industry of precision machining and manufacturing for quite some time now. In fact, she recently earned the national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Ohio River Valley Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC Certification gives women-owned businesses the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies, earning Criterion Tool a competitive advantage.
Tanya and Rene discuss the current struggle of recruiting for trades industries. She openly shares her passion with upcoming youth regarding how rewarding a trades career can be for them and their families. “Our shop is clean. It has white walls and air conditioning. You’re not sending your child to a coal mine. You’re sending them into a high-tech, beautiful facility. They’re running a $500,000 piece of equipment. I’m giving your child the keys to a “Ferrari”. Let’s train them!”
You can listen to the podcast below.
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