Take a closer look at the issue of inequality in the workplace, by attending the PPWLN breakfast on March 4 at PACK EXPO East.

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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.


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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.



On March 4, the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast, Financial Empowerment and Fixing the Broken Rung, at PACK EXPO East will take a closer look at gender parity data, exploring inclusiveness and workplace diversity, which, when embraced, results in financial empowerment for individuals and the organization as a whole.

Read about new research from McKinsey, "When women lead, workplaces should listen."


Exploring New Territory with Dr. Ellen Ochoa

An active astronaut since 1991, Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the shuttle Discovery. In total, she has flown in space four times, logging nearly 1,000 hours, leading onboard scientific activities and serving as flight engineer during the launch, rendezvous and entry phases of the mission. In 2013, Ochoa was named the 11th Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, becoming the first Hispanic and the second female director to hold this prestigious position; she retired in 2018.

Listen to our podcast to hear Ochoa’s inspiring message of innovative change and embark upon a voyage of self-discovery.


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