NEW YORK and PARIS, March 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Women in 3D Printinga non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, supporting and inspiring women using additive manufacturing technologies, chooses Hivebrite’s community management and engagement platform to scale its growth and impact.
Women in 3D Printing supports the creation and evolution of an additive manufacturing industry that reflects the diverse world in which it operates.
Through personal interviews, shared experiences and industry resources, the volunteer-led non-profit has grown into a global movement. It is one of the largest communities in the 3D printing industry and encourages people of all backgrounds and identities to join.
Revolutionizing the way businesses operate
The global 3D printing market was valued at $13.84 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 20.8% from 2022 to 2030.
Various industries are widely embracing technology as part of their digital transformation journey. From product design to prototyping and much more, 3D printing technology is revolutionizing the way businesses operate on a daily basis, making operations more affordable, safer, faster and much more efficient.
Founder of Women in 3D Printing Nora Toure witnessed the colossal potential of technology to improve life and business. With the intention of making the technology more accessible and the industry more diverse, she started a blog to raise the voices and share the experiences of women working in the supplement industry.
Raising the voices and sharing the experiences of women around the world
The success of the blog has been phenomenal. Inspired by its content, professionals from all over the world began to connect with each other, hold events and share ideas related to the supplement industry.
To maintain and accelerate its momentum and impact, Women in 3D Printing decided to start an official community to facilitate connections and conversations between people related to 3D printing on a global scale.
The community has over 30,000 members and needed a platform to support its 75 chapters and affinity groups around the world. Previously, each group operated in a silo with little contact with the wider community. It was a challenge to align the individual groups with the overall mission of the organization.
After demoing several platforms in the community management space and extensively comparing features, Women in 3D Printing decided that Hivebrite was the best fit for its needs.
With Hivebrite’s group module, each group can now work independently within a centralized platform, enhancing each group’s impact potential.
Volunteers can now post news, organize events, share resources, generate group analytics reports and create forum discussions specific to their group – while giving the core team visibility into their activities and results. The core team can share events and content from different groups within the wider community to increase reach and impact.
“Greater visibility of our branches’ initiatives means we can better support them and that they can better collaborate with each other.
With Hivebrite’s platform, we eliminate geographic and generational barriers, enabling professionals of varying levels of expertise and experience to interact, share ideas, and build relationships to grow personally and professionally.
By bringing professionals together and raising awareness of the different profiles working in 3D printing, we can work collectively to encourage more people to join the space and make it more diverse.”
Nora Toure, Founder, Women in 3D Printing
Promoting gender equality in the innovation space
The Hivebrite-powered community is now the primary way to connect and communicate for all members worldwide. It centralizes all members, communication, resources and tools in one online space.
Connecting people and fostering meaningful relationships is facilitated by the interactive directory, which allows members to quickly and easily search for peers based on experience, expertise and location.
Members from different geographies, commodities, and sectors can send direct messages to others to expand their network, exchange ideas, share career opportunities, and share and access resources through the Resource Center.
“From healthcare and construction to fashion and agriculture, 3D printing technology is revolutionizing industries worldwide.
We are thrilled to partner with this incredible community driving gender equality in such an innovative space. With Hivebrite’s platform, the community will be able to create quality engagement initiatives to leverage the passion, expertise and experience of its members to help close the gender gap in the industry on a global scale.
Dilianna C. Bustillos, Senior Director of Customer Success, Hivebrite
Hivebrite is a complete community management and engagement platform.
It enables organizations to launch, manage and grow fully branded private communities. Hivebrite is fully customizable and provides all the tools needed to strengthen community engagement.
Over 800 organizations worldwide, including the American Heart Association, JA Worldwide, WWF, the University of Notre Dameand NYSE, use Hivebrite to create and engage vibrant communities.
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