Women work in all aspects of companies that use or manufacture valves. Although the industry might not be as progressive as some others, more and more companies realize the value of having a diverse mix of employees then actively recruiting and retaining that mix. They are also looking at women as a possible source for filling the “skills gap” that the entire manufacturing world now faces.
One reason for the lack of females is that many girls and young women don’t know much about the opportunities manufacturing present so they don’t think of industrial businesses as a career option. Programs that expose elementary and middle-school students to STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and manufacturing can lay the groundwork needed to understand where that opportunity lies.