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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.

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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…

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A Change in Location—and Leadership—at Mettler Toledo Product Inspection

Last year, Mettler Toledo Product Inspection announced the completed consolidation of its three North American businesses—located in Tampa, Fla., Ithaca, NY, and Aurora, Ill.—into a 270,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art facility in Lutz, Fla. It was a three-year journey for the company, which makes inspection…

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Ladies Leading Industry Change

An industry pioneer and an emerging leader share experiences and advice for how to usher in a new era with more women in manufacturing.

It’s always interesting to hear from different generations of women who work in manufacturing, as we can’t help but wonder, how much has changed over the years?  Well,…

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CRAIN'S 2019 NOTABLE WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING

Nancy Wilson

CEO, Morrison Container Handling Solutions

As CEO of Morrison Container Handling Solutions in Glenwood, Nancy Wilson has created a national sales force, expanded operations to a second manufacturing facility in Glenwood, and doubled the company’s workforce, resulting in more than 70 percent sales…

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More Women Cracking The Auto Industry's Glass Ceiling With Skills, Thick Skin

When Mary Barra was appointed General Motors Corp. CEO in 2013 shards of the proverbial glass ceiling fell on the automotive industry and cracked open the window to advancement for women in an industry dominated by men.

Six years later, Ginger Butz and Florence Acuna are prime examples of how much…

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Words from the women of packaging

From different backgrounds, interests, and educations, these eight women find their passion in packaging and encourage other women to seize the myriad career opportunities presented by the industry.

Packaging is one of the largest industries in the world. Historically, there have been few women involved in…

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57 Female CEOs Interviewed to Find Out How More Women Can Get to the Top

The Rockefeller Foundation provided a grant for Korn Ferry to design and execute a research project geared to developing action-oriented initiatives to create a sustainable pipeline of female CEOs.

They secured the participation of 57 female CEOs — 41 from Fortune 1000 companies and 16 from large privately…

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Redefining Project Management

By Stephanie Neil, editor, OEM

A shortage of skilled workers has many packaging companies turning to workforce development programs to train and certify the next generation of operators, technicians, and maintenance staff. These same companies are also depending on local universities to attract and recruit…

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What you need to know about giving women better feedback

A distinct positive correlation exists between more women in executive positions and a company’s ability to outperform competitors. Studies in recent years by DDI and MSCI have revealed that higher percentages of women in strong leadership positions correlate to better financial performance and greater…

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Caterpillar’s Tana Utley Keynotes the PPWLN Breakfast

By Stephanie Neil, editor, OEM

As the vice president of the large power systems division at Caterpillar, a maker of industrial equipment and engines, Tana Utley knows a thing or two about being a woman—and a leader—in the male-dominated industry of manufacturing and heavy equipment. She started her career at…