Plastics News will recognize the Rising Stars of our industry in our Feb. 8, 2021, issue.
This will mark the eighth year in a row that we're featuring talented young people — ages 35 and under — on the path to becoming plastics industry leaders, or who are already there.
The first few years that we profiled Rising Stars, we lumped them all into the millennial generation. But we expect that this year's class will include some from Generation Z, too — the term demographers use for those born from 1997-2012.
To nominate yourself, go to PlasticsNews.com/RisingStars and fill out our survey. If you want to nominate someone else, the best way is to encourage them to fill out the survey. There are a lot of questions there that they'll need to answer themselves.
The questions are aimed at getting them to share their stories, plus their thoughts and insights on our latest topics, including the pandemic, diversity and inclusion. Some of the criteria we'll consider include:
• Industry and public service. Are you involved in plastics or community groups?
• Leadership potential. How are you showing that you have some?
• Career advancement. Are you taking on responsibility, learning skills and advancing technology?
• Sustainability. What is your philosophy related to plastics and sustainability? What steps have you taken to improve plastics' sustainability, either in work, your community or personal life?
Please take a moment to tell us about yourself. Profiles of the Rising Stars will run in print and online, and we hope to also feature the class of 2021 at an in-person or virtual event next year.
Submissions must be received by Jan. 6, 2021. Questions? Contact Don Loepp at [email protected]