More than 100 women (and men) attended our “Fixing the Broken Rung” event during PACK EXPO East. Listen to insights from our speakers.

Ellen Ochoa

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Exploring New Territory

Exploring New Territory networking event was a huge success. Featured speaker Ellen Ochoa, a history-making astronaut, drew a record-size crowd. 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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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.


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More than 100 women (and men) attended our “Fixing the Broken Rung” event in Philadelphia, taking a closer look at McKinsey data that explores inclusiveness and workplace diversity.


Financial Empowerment and Fixing the Broken Rung

More than 100 attendees joined PPWLN for its breakfast at PACK EXPO East, which dove into the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) “Women in the Workplace 2019” report. Its data states the biggest obstacle to advancing women’s careers is not the glass ceiling, but rather the broken rung—that entry level position where women get stuck. Two keynote speakers addressed the issues of the “power of parity” and accelerating gender equality through investment strategies. Want to hear more insights from our speakers? Check out this UnPACKed with PMMI podcast episode.


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