In a recent article for Plastics News, author Don Loepp shares stories from the Women Breaking the Mold conference.
It’s natural for women managers in the plastics industry to feel isolated. At the Women Breaking the Mold conference in Chicago, some seasoned managers had advice for colleagues dealing with the male-centric plastics culture.
Stacey Chapman was the first female manager in the production department at Engineered Profiles LLC. Now she has 26 men who report to her.
She’s quick to point out that even though they’re all men, they’re all different.
When she started her career in manufacturing in 2004, it was natural for her to turn to men as mentors. Today, it’s more natural for her to be a mentor to her colleagues at the Columbus, Ohio-based profile extruder.