Detroit — Think of diversity as a way of opening doors to your business.
Camille Sackett, vice president of sales and marketing at Accede Mold & Tool Co. Inc. in Rochester, N.Y., recently wrote a perspective featured in Plastics News about the steps her company has taken to welcome new faces — especially women — to mold making and the plastics industry.
"Encouraging more young women to join mold making isn't just about DEI metrics; it's about injecting varied perspectives into our predominantly male industry," she wrote in reference to Jane Huot, a 23-year-old mold designer who made PN's Women Breaking the Mold 2023 conference her first business trip.
"Jane's contributions at Accede showcase the value of diversity, not as a checkbox but as a catalyst for innovation."
Plastics News will run a report on diversity, equity and inclusion in the plastics industry Feb. 26.
We'd like to know what your company is doing to promote a more diverse business so we can share some of these best practices with more firms in the issue. Please head over to www.plasticsnews.com/DiversityIssue and fill out a survey to get started. We've extended the deadline for nominations to Feb. 2, 2024.