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Goodyear, Cooper Associates Receive STEP Ahead Award

STEP Ahead award winners recognized for manufacturing leadership and support of future female talent.


The Manufacturing Institute (MI) will honor two Goodyear associates and one Cooper Tire associate at the 2021 Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Ahead Awards gala in Washington, D.C. on November 4. 


The STEP Ahead Awards celebrate women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Production careers who have made outstanding achievements in their companies and communities. Shawn Donaldson, Cooper Tire R&D Manager, Composite Development, and Ronda Williams, Goodyear Regional Quality Manager, are both recognized as a STEP Ahead Honorees. Ann Myers, Goodyear Engineering Associate, will receive the STEP Ahead Emerging Leader award. The three associates are among 130 award recipients nominated by their companies as leaders in the manufacturing industry.

“The STEP Ahead Awards is a chance for us to celebrate the success of exceptional women in our manufacturing business,” said Rich Kramer, Goodyear’s chairman, CEO and president. “Shawn, Ronda and Ann have all demonstrated strong project leadership and engaged mentorship in their day-to-day roles and beyond. We’re proud to see them honored by the Manufacturing Institute.”