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In the News: More Than a Third of Women in Top Jobs at UK’s Largest Firms

In the News: More Than a Third of Women in Top Jobs at UK’s Largest Firms

BBC News has highlighted that more than a third of women now fill the top jobs in the FTSE 350. In just over a decade, where 43% of the FTSE 350 still had all-male boards, there are now 1,026 women (34.3%) representing the FTSE 350 […]

Spotlight on Debbie Waldron-Hoines

Spotlight on Debbie Waldron-Hoines

We are proud to reveal that Debbie Waldron-Hoines, co-founder of Women In Packaging UK, has been the subject of an Inspirational Women article on technology blog WeAreTheCity. The series is designed to put women into the spotlight and highlight female role models for the next […]

Diversity quotas– Disrupting the echo chamber or artificially inclusive?

Diversity quotas– Disrupting the echo chamber or artificially inclusive?

If you’ve seen the recent roundtable discussion ‘Women in Print: Weathering the Storm’ (watch it here), you’ll know that one of the items of debate was the ‘female quota’ within business, particularly the upper echelons of management. A diversity quota sees a set number of demographic minorities, including women, installed in certain senior positions.  […]

The visibility of female leaders – The Apprentice

The visibility of female leaders – The Apprentice

BBC series The Apprentice reached its final in December, with two budding entrepreneurs developing business plans for potential investment. Fans of the series will have noted that one potential business partner, Scarlett Allen-Horton, focussed her business model on headhunting to encourage more women into technology […]

McKinsey publishes Women in the Workplace report – Where are we now?

McKinsey publishes Women in the Workplace report – Where are we now?

Business intelligence agency McKinsey has published its fifth annual data-driven report on the progress of women within the corporate workplace. Collating data from more than 600 businesses, more than 250,000 people took part in the study. The research highlights a number of key areas where […]

Bossy versus Assertive

Bossy versus Assertive

Language is powerful. Synonyms can evoke very different emotional responses in the listener, despite meaning the same thing. Economical and cheap, for example, have the same definition but the connotations are wildly different, one positive and one decidedly negative. Words adopt the meaning that the […]

Interconnecting experience – networking is essential!

Interconnecting experience – networking is essential!

While the role of women in the packaging supply chain has experienced evolution over recent years, the industry has remained slow to adapt and resistant to change. Now more than ever, it’s critical that, while still a minority in the sector, women are provided with […]

Embracing Packaging Social Media For Gender Equality

Embracing Packaging Social Media For Gender Equality

At a recent event held by EFIA, members of the flexographic community identified that one of the major educational issues currently facing the packaging and print communities in the current sphere of sustainability is stemming the spread of misinformation. Delegates highlighted that as an industry, […]

Women in Packaging – Where are we now?

Women in Packaging – Where are we now?

Women have played a vital role in the packaging industry for a long time, but as is the case with many STEM disciplines, the roles have tended to be the less visible ones with proportionally fewer women in high-profile roles. In June, we celebrate International […]

WIP Breakfast Event at EskoWorld

WIP Breakfast Event at EskoWorld

Women in Packaging (WIP UK) was delighted to host a breakfast networking meeting on behalf of WIP UK as part of the technology-focused EskoWorld event held in Nashville, TN. Jointly co-hosted by Danielle Sauvé, VP of Marketing at Esko and Jo Stephenson, co-founder of WIP […]