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. Read more

23 Aug 2018 17:03 editor's blog

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. Read 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? Read more

19 Feb 2018 11:30 editor's blog

LEGO launches Women of NASA

The world's favourite plastic building block toy is giving the accomplishments of NASA's brightest women a platform with its new Women of NASA set, which aims to inspire all children to pursue their STEM dreams. Read more

4 Dec 2017 15:23 editor's blog

On International Women in Engineering Day 2017, the spotlight is on the current generation of women working in STEM roles to lay the groundwork for the next generation and a new toolkit serves to do just that. Read more


Women have been making an historic mark on engineering for over a century now, and on International Women in Engineering Day, Helen Marston, Engineer at specialist resistor manufacturer, Cressall, is keen to pay homage to the trailblazers. Read more


A free-to-attend networking evening will take place at Interplas to champion Women in Plastics, with supporters of all genders welcome to celebrate plastics' strong community of female talent. Read more


Women in Plastics, the UK-based networking group for the plastics industry, has announced details of its next event at Interplas 2017. Read more


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. Read more


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LEGO Women of NASA set for lift-off

The world's favourite plastic building blocks LEGO is launching a Women of NASA set, recognising accomplished women in STEM professions in a kit that aims to inspire. Read more

1 Mar 2017 09:22 editor's blog

GE promises 20k women in scientific roles by 2020

GE has promised to have 20,000 women in scientific roles by 2020 in its on-going commitment to boosting the number of females in the engineering industry. Read more

16 Feb 2017 14:48 editor's blog

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. Read 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. Read more

23 Jun 2016 10:00 guest blogs

KraussMaffei has appointed Nadine Buhmann to the position of Vice-President Injection Moulding Machinery Sales, taking over from Dr Hans Ulrich Golz, KraussMaffei Managing Director. Read more


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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. Read more

24 Nov 2015 12:34 editor's blog

Flying the flag for women in engineering around the world, Arburg's Agnes Bagsik - who has played a key role in the development of the ground-breaking Freeformer - reached the Engineer Powerwoman 2015 finals. Read more


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