Rome Grinding Solutions Celebrates International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day, on
Sunday March 8th, celebrates the achievements and aspirations of
women across the world. At Rome Grinding Solutions, these accomplishments are honored
as a core of the business.
Rome Grinding Solutions has a rich
history of women leading in the manufacturing industry. When the company was founded in 1977, it was
run by Dolores and Dan Boster. As a family business it was passed to their
child Bonnie and her husband Mike Weaver in 1990. In 2002, Rome’s current
President and daughter of Bonnie and Mike Weaver, Kate Rome, purchased her
first piece of the business, adding to the legacy of always being majority
women owned and operated.
beginning of Rome, Boster made it clear that what mattered most was nurturing employees
and getting the job done, regardless of traditional gender expectations. When
Kate started working at Rome at the age of 16, she was the only woman actively
working in the company at the time. After gaining experience in the
male-dominated food processing industry, she decided to follow her
grandmother’s mentality and worked hard to shift the culture. Since becoming
president, Kate has hired woman in all roles across the company, bumping the
number up to women representing 25% of all employees. Kate has also lead
industry groups for women in food processing, and has won awards for her
contributions to empowering women in the manufacturing industries.
Kate honors the entrepreneurial
spirit of her grandmother and mother in her day to day operations of the
company. The women of Rome Grinding Solutions have built an empire that
celebrates the unique talents of its employees. There is always work to be done
to achieve equal representation for women in manufacturing, and the women of
Rome are leading the way.
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