This week's print issue of Plastics News features Women Breaking The Mold for 2021, 50 women from a wide range of backgrounds and experience filling jobs at every level of the industry. You can also find longer profiles of all 50 on plasticsnews.com, written by Special Projects Editor Jordan Vitick. We'll link profiles in emails throughout this week. (And a shoutout to auxiliary equipment maker Conair, who made sure that its ad in this week's print issue features a female superhero.)
It's always amazing to see these women, whether on the pages of PN or (hopefully) in person at the 2021 Women Breaking The Mold Networking Forum in Austin, Texas, Nov. 11-12.
They show a passion the industry, whether they intended to enter plastics from the start or stumbled into the career. Some were born into families with ties to the plastics industry. Others found their way in initially as a good-paying job.
"When I started, I was looking for an 'opportunity' to make a new start for myself," said Roxanne Siebeneck, who is now human resources manager at Continental Structural Plastics Inc. "It has by no means been easy, but I have worked very hard to move progressively through the organization. Not only have I built the foundation for a solid career path, but I have also found my passion."
Be sure and to check out all the profiles. And if you're looking to inspire other women, PN is dropping the hard paywall on these stories for the next week to encourage sharing to a wider audience.