PPWLN Breakfast

PPWLN’s free breakfast, The New World of Work, during PACK EXPO Las Vegas, will feature Tracey Noonan, co-founder and CEO of Wicked Good Cupcakes, Yolanda Malone, vice president of global RD Foods at PepsiCo and AJ Jorgenson, vice president of strategic engagement at The Manufacturing Institute.


New Video Series: Leading Through Chaos

Hear from Jan Tharp on tactics for leading an organization through hard times while maintaining empathy, transparency and open communication.

Financial Empowerment and Fixing the Broken Rung

Hear keynote speakers from the Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network's "Financial Empowerment and Fixing the Broken Rung" breakfast continue the message about the power of parity, accelerating gender equality and share research from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) “Women in the Workplace 2019” report.

Ellen Ochoa


Featured speaker Ellen Ochoa, a history-making astronaut, drew a record-size crowd, making this event a huge success. Listen to the UnPACKed with PMMI Podcast to learn more about Ellen’s story and her leadership advice.


Leverage Your Self-Power from the Inside Out

Diane Wilhelm, chief engineer advanced manufacturing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company shares how her military career is an example of how to succeed in a male-dominated field.

7 Steps to Advance Your Career

By Tana Utley

Watch Tana Utley's 7 dance steps on how to advance your career.

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Join the #PPWLN Facebook group and LinkedIn group to connect with other women in Packaging & Processing.


The Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network serves to recruit, retain and advance women's careers in packaging and processing. We do this through online and in-person events, information-sharing and networking. Join the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network group on LinkedIn to connect with peers and learn about upcoming events.


Emerging Leaders Voices: Ballet to Business
By Lisa Barrieau, Banding Sales Manager – Food, Felins USA, Inc.

Finding one’s career path is never as typical or straight forward as it may seem and I am always quite fascinated to see how people find themselves working in certain positions and industries.



Empathy & Authenticity Steer Bumble Bee Seafood Through CHAOS

On this episode of UnPACKed with PMMIOEM Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Neil and Bumble Bee Seafood President and CEO Jan Tharp, dive into Tharp’s role as a leader through chaos at Bumble Bee while also providing insight into the current state of the global food industry. 


Join the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network group on LinkedIn.