A new networking group for women in the plastics industry has been officially launched at Interplas 2014.
‘Women in Plastics’ is a networking, support and mentoring group for females working at all levels across the industry, for learning and development as well as a united voice to encourage others to take up a career within the sector.
“The group aims to highlight the females in the industry that are doing great work, in every type of capacity,” explained Leanne Taylor, Women in Plastics Group Founder and Manager.
“By highlighting the good work that is being done we are doing one of two things. Firstly, we’re making the plastics industry realise that there are lots of intelligent, successful and powerful women within its ranks that deserve to be admired for their work, but also can act as inspiration for a new generation of women that could plug the ever-worrying skills gap.
“Secondly, it’s about awareness. Being aware that the industry is changing, that it includes women and that those women deserve to be recognised and acknowledged, both on an individual level and at a level at which they can make a positive contribution to business, be it at board level, shop-floor level or any other level in-between.”
The Group launched last night (Tuesday 30th September) with an informal networking event on the opening day of Interplas 2014. For more details about the Group and for information as to how you can get involved, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website by clicking here: www.womeninplastics.co.uk