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PMMI Awards Inaugural Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Scholarship

PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, is pleased to announce Elaine Marshall, a Packaging Engineering Technology student at Indiana State University as the recipient of the inaugural Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) Scholarship. The PPWLN scholarship supports…

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PPWLN Explores How the New World of Work Is Impacting Manufacturing’s Future

Registration open now for free networking breakfast with keynote and panel

A staple at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27-29; Las Vegas Convention Center), the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) breakfast will feature a conversation with top manufacturing…

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The Critical Role of Women in Manufacturing

COVID-19 and the impact on women in the manufacturing workforce.

The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down – and women, in particular, have been negatively impacted. As a result of these dynamics, more than one in four women are contemplating what many would have considered unthinkable just six…

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PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Welcomes New Executive Council Members

PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) is excited to announce new members of its Executive Council. These members, representing all facets of packaging and processing, will bring a new perspective and fresh insights to PPWLN. The network continues its work recruiting, retaining and…

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PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network Welcomes New Executive Council Members

PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) is excited to announce new members of its Executive Council. These members, representing all facets of packaging and processing, will bring a new perspective and fresh insights to PPWLN. The network continues its work recruiting, retaining and…

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Plexpack Appoints Lisa Hunt CEO

Hunt’s career with Plexpack has spanned 23 years, contributing as a key member of the leadership and executive team since 2003. From marketing and sales to production and operations, Hunt has influenced growth within the company and developed a comprehensive cross functional knowledge of the organization and…

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PMMI Board Member Nancy Wilson Selected as a 2020 STEP Ahead Awardee

A champion of growing and developing women and the next generation in the workplace, PMMI board member and CEO of Morrison Container Handling Solutions, Nancy Wilson was selected as a 2020 STEP Ahead honoree.

Convened by The Manufacturing Institute, the annual STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and…

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When Women Lead, Workplaces Should Listen

For years, female executives have come away from women-only leadership programs empowered to do—and ask for—more, valuing the opportunity to examine their strengths and shortcomings in the psychological safety of their peers and to use the experience as a springboard for personal development.

But organizations…

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Women in the Workforce - Fixing the "Broken Rung"

In 2018, women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings that were 81% of the earnings of male full-time wage and salary workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So here we are in 2020, and women in corporate America still face a gender wage gap, making 79 cents for every…

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Women Exploring New Territory On Earth and in Space

Ellen Ochoa, the first female Hispanic astronaut, was the keynote speaker at the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast.

It was record attendance with about 700 people attending the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) breakfast at PACK…