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Check out the latest news for what's happening in the packaging and processing industry for women, including tips, career advice, what to look out for and more.

Nancy Wilson

Voices from the PPWLN Executive Council: Nancy Wilson

Published on May 23, 2022

CEO, Morrison Container Handling Solutions

What is one piece of advice you’d offer a woman entering this industry, or what do you know now that you wish you knew when you were younger and just starting out?

Find your voice – you don’t need to act like a man – be yourself and find a way to be heard. Take advantage of the fact you do stand out in a group – be articulate, on point and generous. If you do this consistently you will be noticed in a way men can’t compete with.

Joyce Longfield

Voices from the PPWLN Executive Council: Joyce Longfield

Published on May 9, 2022

R&D – Principal of HPP Applications, Good Foods Group, LLC

What is one (or more) piece(s) of advice you’d offer a woman entering this industry?
From the beginning I was fortunate enough to have male role models whom treated me as their equals and never viewed me as inferior or less than them. That gave me great confidence in my capabilities because it was my capabilities which set me a part from them.

Allison Wagner

Leaning into the Uncomfortable: 5 Tips to Excel as a Young Female Leader in Packaging

Published on April 25, 2022

By: Allison Wagner, Business Strategy Manager, Morrison Container Handling Solutions

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and I’m sitting next to my dad as he drives me into Chicago’s Southside. As a business and shop operations manager, he rarely took a day off, let alone a Saturday, and he usually needed office help. So, for years, on many Saturdays, that was me.

Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Published on October 25, 2021

By: Sammi Bessey, Executive Assistant, Apex Filling Systems 

Less than 7% of Fortune 500 Companies are led by women. Yet, according to a recent Harvard Business Review survey, female leaders are rated as equal to or better than their male counterparts in almost every core competency, including initiative, integrity, problem solving, and communication.