Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network | PACK EXPO East 2018

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Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network

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The Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network serves to recruit, retain and advance women's careers in packaging and processing. We do this through online and in-person events, information-sharing and networking. Join the Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network group on LinkedIn to connect with peers and learn about upcoming events.

Join us at PACK EXPO East

DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
TIME: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
LOCATION: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 119AB

REGISTRATION: Registration to this event is free but you must RSVP here and be a registered attendee or exhibitor at PACK EXPO East.



Financial Empowerment and Fixing the Broken Rung 

The struggle continues when it comes to gender parity in corporate America. And, while there are signs of progress—as more women are in senior leadership roles than five years ago—research shows that there is a persistent problem of inequality in the workplace. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) “Women in the Workplace 2019” report states the biggest obstacle to advancing women’s careers is not the glass ceiling, but rather the broken rung—that entry level position where women get stuck.  The Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network breakfast at PACK EXPO East will take a closer look at the data, exploring inclusiveness and workplace diversity, which, when embraced, results in financial empowerment for individuals and the organization as a whole.

Two keynote speakers will address the issues of the “power of parity” and accelerating gender equality through investment strategies.

Kweilin EllingrudKweilin Ellingrud, a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, provides expert input for MGI's research on global economic, business, and technology trends. She co-led McKinsey's Power of Parity work on gender equality and improving the lives of women around the world. Other areas of expertise include women in STEM, accelerating gender equality through investment strategies, women in leadership, and the future of work.


Kweilin EllingrudKelly Coyne is the vice president of Global Women’s Strategies, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax Ellevate Management LLC. Kelly serves as a product specialist for the Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Leadership Fund which seeks investment returns that closely correspond to the performance of the Impax Global Women’s Leadership Index, an index of companies around the world that are leaders in advancing women through gender diversity on their boards of directors, in management, and through other policies and programs. 

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