When “Carmen” started this journey/adventure, in 2003, we weren’t sure how popular she would be (or if her message would resonate as strongly as it has with female fabricators). But the Carmen Electrode persona, blog, and social media profiles were created by Arc-Zone.com because we wanted to provide a forum for women welders to share and to be recognized. While women make up a small percentage of the fabricators across the globe, their numbers are growing and their challenges & opportunities are unique. Cultivating a nurturing community where women’s achievements are celebrated and their struggles discussed has proved to be both a powerful and an empowering journey. We invite you to join the conversation as Carmen discusses industry news, female influencers, new products, and how-to’s.