ANCA launches inaugural Female Machinist Award, celebrating women’s achievements in the tool and cutter grinding industry

ANCA, a leading global manufacturer of CNC grinding machines, proudly announces the launch of its first Female Machinist Award. This prestigious accolade aims to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements of female machinists in the tool and cutter grinding industry. By promoting gender diversity and equality, ANCA is dedicated to fostering an industry that excels in every aspect.

Johanna Boland, ANCA Group Strategy & Communications Manager and member of the judging panel, says: “Recognizing and celebrating the contributions of women in the tool and cutter grinding industry is a vital step towards unlocking the industry’s true potential. By embracing and empowering women, we discover a wealth of diverse perspectives, fresh ideas, and extraordinary talent. ANCA is committed to shining a spotlight on these remarkable individuals, because we believe that their success fuels the success of our industry as a whole.”

The Female Machinist Award is open to women of all skill levels who are actively working with ANCA technology in the tool and cutter grinding industry. We are searching for individuals who exhibit unwavering passion for their craft, demonstrate a commitment to excellence, and contribute to the advancement of the industry.

A panel of experienced professionals from the tool and cutter grinding industry will serve as judges for this award. Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills to overcome challenges or obstacles during projects
  • Innovative and effective tool design
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and find innovative solutions

The winner of the Female Machinist Award will be rewarded with a fully funded ticket to attend a prominent trade show where ANCA is exhibiting. This invaluable opportunity will enable the winner to connect with industry professionals, gain insights into the latest technological advancements, and build valuable relationships.

The winner will have exclusive access to the ANCA team, including top-tier leadership, skilled engineers, and renowned product experts. The prize also comes with opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and participate in educational seminars and workshops.

If you or someone you know embodies the qualities of a talented female machinist deserving of recognition, we strongly encourage you to apply for the Female Machinist Award today!

To learn more and apply, visit The application deadline is September 1, 2023.

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