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AWMI Chicago Chapter – Empowered Women, Empower Women at Eris Brewery & Cider House

March 9, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Empowered Women, Empower Women
Join us on March 09th

“When Women Support Women, Incredible Things Happen”

Join AWMI – Chicago with industry figureheads, Sarah Moran, Rose Davis, Meredith Meade as they discuss their journey and challenges they have faced and surpassed in their careers in the metal industry.

This month’s event will be held at Women Owned, Eris Brewery & Cider House.

$75 – Member
$85 – Corporate Member
$100 – Non Member
Limited Spots Available! 

Eris Brewery & Cider House
4240 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, 60641


Parking: Harvest Christian Center
4020 N Tripp Ave, Chicago, IL 60641.
House Beer & Ciders, Red & White wine & Non-alcoholic Drinks will be served.
Brisket Sliders, Cheeseburger sliders, pimento Cheese Dip with pretzel & Carrot slices, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Charcuterie Board, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Crispy Smoked Cauliflower Wings in rice flour tempura with Chili Maple Glaze & Sea Salt Fries with a Trio of Dipping Sauces.
March 9, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meet Our Panel
Diverse panel of women in the metal industries discussing their journey and challenges they have faced and surpassed in their careers.
Meredith Meade 
Meredith graduated with an Economics degree from Marquette University. She has been at Tempel Steel for 14 years in various roles with the last 9 years spent in purchasing. She is currently the manager of electrical steel purchases for Tempel’s North American facilities. Meredith was the first recipient of SMU’s NexGen Leadership award in 2019 and is currently the Vice President of the NexGen Metals Community.
Rose Davis

Rose Davis began her career in the steel industry in 1989, as a Customer Service Representative, with Inland Steel.  In 1996, Rose was promoted Marketing Rep for Inland Steel where she worked on developing strategies for the distribution segment. Rose was promoted to Outside Sales Rep for Non-Prime Products in 1998 were she sold Non-Prime and Secondary Products. Rose continued to enhance her sales career as the company saw name changes and acquisitions. Currently Rose holds the title of Lead Account Manager for Cleveland-Cliffs INC. In her current role, Rose sells Light Flat Rolled (LFR) and Plate products, servicing various market segments.

Rose does not only participate on the sales team but shows her commitment to uplifting minority groups within the metals industry. Rose has been an active member of AWMI (Association of Women in the Metals Industry) since 2000.  Rose also serves as a volunteer leader of the MSCI DEI Committee, where she collaborates with others to create opportunities for positive change in the DEI segment.

Rose is an Alumna of Loyola University, graduating in 1989. Rose’s pride and joy, Alexandria, is attending the University of Missouri, where she is entering her junior year. Rose is a die-hard Chicago Bears fan and now an avid Mizzou Tiger fan. In her spare time, Rose loves to travel, bike ride, and spend time with her family and friends.

Sarah Moran

Sarah Moran began her career in the steel industry in 1996 as an Inside Sales Representative with US Steel Plate Products.  She was promoted to Outside Sales in 2002.  With the acquisitions by ISG (2003) and ultimately ArcelorMittal she continued her steel sales career, served as Product Manager for Plate Products, and went on to become Sales Development Manager responsible for 14 sales trainees directing a yearlong outside sales training program.   Sarah also held positions as Product Manager – Cold Roll and Product Manager – Hot Roll.  Her career is a testament to longevity and survival in our tumultuous industry. In February 2019, she joined Central Steel & Wire, part of the Ryerson family of companies as Director of Procurement – Flat Carbon.  On March 31, 2022, she was promoted to the Climate Vertical Market Manager with Ryerson Corporation.

Sarah has been involved with AWMI (Association of Women in the Metals Industry) since 1997.  She served on the Chicago Chapter Board as Programs Chair, Marketing Chair and eventually became President in 2001-2002.  She briefly served on the International Board as Programs Chair in 2003 and again on the Chicago Board in 2017 in an interim role. She continues her 25 years of membership and support of the Chicago Chapter and all AWMI.

Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the MSCI Central States Chapter and holds the Secretary position.  And she is proud to be a Co-Chairs for Ryerson’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Sarah is a graduate of Purdue University.  Her only daughter, Cassie is a junior at Purdue and is proud to be a Boilermaker fan.  In her spare time, Sarah loves to travel, throw dinner parties, and enjoy life.


March 9, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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