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Does your conference have a diversity problem?

Show season is about to begin again, which means conference programmes under the spotlight. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers the gender diversity problem at conferences and how to influence change. more

23 Aug 2018 17:03 editor's blog 2 Comments

Women make up just 5% of IMM manufacturer boards

I took a look at the boards of ten of the world’s biggest injection moulding machinery companies and counted 59 senior management executives and directors. Of those 59, three are women. That’s five per cent. more

25 May 2018 16:12 editor's blog

Have we finally grown out of 'stand dollies'?

In plastics, the 'stand dolly' or 'promo girl' is a familiar concept, but has the time now come to admit that it's an out-dated form of marketing unfit for the modern trade show? more

19 Feb 2018 11:30 editor's blog

International Women's Day may only last 24 hours, but the facts will still be facts tomorrow. Rose Brooke looks at how the STEM gender gap has its roots at school level. more

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Manufacturing called to action as need for women in science & tech grows

A new report indicating massive growth in science and technology career opportunities between now and 2023 is a call to action for the manufacturing industry to harness some untapped female talent. more

18 Jan 2017 16:58 editor's blog

National Women in Engineering Day: How do we close the gender gap?

To mark National Women in Engineering Day in the UK, EPPM shares a thought-provoking piece by Neutronic Technologies on the ongoing work to balance the genders in engineering, while acknowledging the female leading lights in the industry. more

23 Jun 2016 10:00 guest blogs

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Thoughts on gender imbalance in manufacturing

The rise and rise of STEM dolls has got EPPM Editor Rose Brooke thinking about what environment awaits the next generation of females to enter manufacturing upon graduation, and whether the gender gap will have shrunk by then. more

24 Nov 2015 12:34 editor's blog

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