S&C Electric Company’s Chief Financial and Strategy Officer Wins Women in Manufacturing’s 2024 Women MAKE Award

April 9, 2024

The Manufacturing Institute (MI), the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, has announced that Aurelie Richard, Chief Finance and Strategy Officer at S&C Electric Company, has been recognized as a 2024 Women MAKE Awards Honoree. This annual national awards program honors women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite.

“On behalf of the S&C family, we are thrilled to see Aurelie receive this well-deserved recognition,” said Anders Sjoelin, President and CEO of S&C Electric Company. Aurelie is a collaborative leader and mentor who has been instrumental in growing our business and driving our strategy. She champions team member diversity, equity, and inclusion and inspires and empowers other women in their careers. Her dedication has helped make S&C a place for team members to grow meaningful careers and give back to our communities.”

As S&C’s Chief Finance and Strategy Officer, Aurelie provides valuable guidance as the company grows to meet global demand for its products and services. She positively impacts the company’s market growth, strategic direction, financial health, and ability to provide the highest levels of customer service and support.

Additionally, Aurelie is a role model, mentor, and strong advocate for helping women at all levels to establish and advance their careers. At S&C, she is the executive sponsor of the Women’s Empowerment Group. Locally, she supports the Chicago Network’s Launchpad Committee, which develops high-potential women for senior leadership positions, and the Women 4 Women mentoring program at the French American Chamber of Commerce of Chicago.

“I am proud to receive this honor alongside this impressive group of women,” said Aurelie. “I love working in manufacturing because it is a place where I can use my problem-solving skills to influence, execute, and deliver results. More importantly, our work at S&C to transform the grid for a sustainable, electrical energy future makes a difference.”

The Women MAKE Awards are part of the MI’s Women MAKE America initiative, the nation’s marquee program to close the gender gap in manufacturing. Women account for about half of the U.S. labor force but represent less than one-third of the manufacturing workforce. Women MAKE America aims to create a 21st-century manufacturing workforce by empowering and inspiring women.

On April 18, the Manufacturing Institute will recognize the 130 recipients of the Women MAKE Awards in Washington, D.C. The evening will highlight the story of each Honoree and Emerging Leader, including their leadership and accomplishments in manufacturing.


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