The Diversity & Inclusion council addresses broad corporate goals around equity, belonging, and attracting a wider range of employees to manufacturing companies. Some upcoming topics:
• Gender equity and engaging LGBTQ+ communities
• D&I metrics for ESG reporting
• How leadership can impact inclusion efforts
• Women's leadership in manufacturing
Interested in how we can help you connect with D&I peers? Apply today, and our membership team will be in touch directly.
Nina M. Faber, Chair
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, MSA Safety Inc.
Nina M. Faber is Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for MSA Safety, Inc., a global manufacturing company based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania and listed on the NYSE. Founded in 1914, MSA develops and manufactures safety products that enhance the health and safety of workers throughout the world.
In her role, Nina is the principal architect of MSA’s global DE&I vision and strategy. She partners with company leaders, coaching them on inclusion building DE&I leadership methods, while also helping to deploy enterprise-level DE&I programs. Nina also serves as an external ambassador for the company, partnering with third-parties on DE&I advancing initiatives that impact MSA’s communities and stakeholders.
A licensed attorney, prior to Nina’s leadership of DE&I, she held various roles with MSA, both in HR and legal. Most recently, as part of MSA’s HR team, Nina served as Executive Director of HR for MSA’s Americas segment.
Before her time in-house for MSA, Nina was an attorney for Reed Smith, LLP and clerked for Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Hon. Arthur J. Schwab, US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; and Hon. Judith F. Olson, Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Heavily involved in her community, Nina is Vice President of the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh, a member of the NACD Three Rivers Chapter Board of Directors, and a member of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors. She also volunteers her time with the Best of the Batch Foundation, and is an Honorary Member of her local fire department, providing volunteer legal and HR counsel when needed.
Nina completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, and received her JD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Cara Herzog, Vice Chair
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Southwire Company
Cara began her career at Southwire in 2014 as a training specialist and held many roles within the company's People & Culture team before stepping into her current position. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of West Georgia and is committed to Giving Back by serving with organizations like Women in Manufacturing, Society for Diversity, Project GIFT, Women's Resource Center, Wounded Warrior Project, Advocates for Remarkable Citizens and All Terrain Georgia.
In addition to volunteering with these groups, Cara is Vice Chair of the Manufacturers Alliance® Diversity & Inclusion Council and a Board Member for the Aimee Copeland Foundation, and she previously served as Chair of the Women in Manufacturing Education Foundation Board.
Outside of her professional and community commitments, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, exploring new places and cheering on her favorite teams: the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta United.