Ep. 24 - "Empowering Women in the World of Packaging + Benefits of IOPP" Jane Chase, Executive Director, IoPP

45m | Jun 11, 2024

In this episode of "Product & Packaging Powerhouse," host Megan Young Gamble and Powerhouse Guest, Jane Chase discuss the importance of packaging and its impact on the industry. Jane, Executive director of Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), discusses  the crucial role of packaging, and the benefits of IoPP membership, including networking, mentorship, and staying updated with industry regulations. They also talk about women in packaging, leadership, sustainability, and opportunities for students in the packaging industry. Jane's background in mechanical engineering and her leadership experiences across various top companies highlight the episode, offering valuable lessons in professional growth and industry impact.

[Host Megan Young Gamble Links]

[Powerhouse Guest Jane Chase LINKS]

Episode Quotes:

  • You cannot fix the quality, if you cannot understand their process.
  • Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
  • In quality, it was either good or bad. You had to figure out what to do with it. I figured I'd go into operations, never do anything bad, save the world, and figure out really quickly if you didn't have good R&D upfront, you were pretty much scorned from the get go.
  • Gender Bias is in the Professional Settings.
  • The biggest thing is finding like minded women that are already in the industry and using them as inspiration. Network. Get out there.
  • Sustainability in Packaging: It covers everything from different ways of recycling to EPR to all of those different things around California plastic waste, greenwashing, and some of the labeling bills that are out there.
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