Tetra Pak recognizes an opportunity for more and more women to join the food and beverage manufacturing industry, to aid in driving the transformational change.

A colossal variety of roles are needed to boost avant-garde in the food and beverage industry, starting from mechanical and automation engineers to microbiologists and regulatory specialists. As per the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap report, women make up only one-third of the roles in the manufacturing sector, falling down to just 21% at a senior executive level.

Laurence Mott, executive VP, Development and Engineering, Tetra Pak stated- “Manufacturing industries have not always been the most attractive career choice for women, owing to the stereotypes and legacies of this heavily male-dominated sector. But now there is a brilliant opportunity for female innovators to help protect our global food supply chains for generations to come.”

Marie Sandin, VP, Engineering and Plant Automation, Tetra Pak apprised- “Our global food systems are facing many challenges – in terms of climate change, food safety and hygiene and distribution. We can make a difference in all of these areas, but our impact will be far more effective if we involve more women in the movement. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a light on critical environmental issues as well as the importance of food safety and availability and we need all hands on deck to address these evolving challenges.”

Abigail Dagadu, Tetra Pak Food Science Lead in USA and Canada mentioned- “I see an opportunity for women to enter the food science discipline and make an impact. Drawing from my own experience, my role is to look for innovative solutions to some of the world’s most important issues today: from food insecurity and famine to metabolic diseases, like obesity and diabetes, it’s a chance to drive real societal change, and I would encourage all young women with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications to consider a career in the F&B industry.”

Laurence Mott informed- “We have a number of women in leadership roles across Automation and Digital, Programme Management, Systems Engineering and Materials and Packaging, and our Future Talent graduate programme is helping usher in the next generation of female engineers and leaders but we can still do more.”

The company backs International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), 23rd June, a global initiative celebrating the work and accomplishments of female engineers. The day offers a significant chance to uplift the profile of women in innovation and underscore the thrilling career opportunities available. To celebrate the upcoming day, the company has released a brochure titled Voices of Innovation, exhibiting examples of female employees from all over the globe, in various roles and from diverse academic backgrounds, conversing that how they are assisting to futureproof our global food supply chain.


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