“I was given support from women and men to strive for the impossible and push hard for what I wanted, and I felt empowered knowing that I had not only the skills I needed, but also the support of a strong business association.”
Sonya Malvick loves seeing women succeed in the metal industry, and she’ll be leading the charge as the new international president of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI). Hear Sonya’s story and learn how you can get involved with AWMI locally. “I was given support from women and men to strive for the impossible and push hard for what I wanted, and I felt empowered knowing that I had not only the skills I needed, but also the support of a strong business association.”
Sonya Malvick, outside sales representative for the state of Wisconsin, has been named international president of the Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) for 2019 through 2020. A 25-year veteran of the steel industry, Sonya began her career by following in her father’s footsteps. During high school and summers in college, she helped out at the steel fabricator where her father worked before moving into the steel service center industry where she continues to grow in her career.
“I am thrilled to be moving into the role of international president working alongside some great leaders as we look to ‘make change’ during my upcoming term,” Sonya said. “In this ever-changing industry, succession planning, communication, leadership training and technology will be big parts of our goals for this next term… I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me and this organization.”
AWMI is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the metal industries. While the organization was founded to empower women, many men currently serve in board positions and attend AWMI meetings and events.
Olympic Steel has been a strong supporter of AWMI over the years and is a Gold Corporate Member. As a result, all Olympic Steel employees have access to reduced membership rates. Visit the AWMI website, www.awmi.org, to learn more and find events in your area.