PMMI’s Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN) and the OpX Leadership Network have teamed up to deliver an easy to access digital resource that outlines five core characteristics that will help women navigate a career in manufacturing. The new digital work product “Connect, Share, Inspire: Voices of Women in Packaging and Processing” help women identify opportunities, recognize obstacles and will also speak about the stories of women leaders who reflect on their personal experiences, offering advice to others entering the manufacturing and packaging industries. The new work product also includes a portion of the annual Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) 2022 Salary Survey results that reveal a continued gender wage gap, pointing out the need to help women succeed in manufacturing careers. The collaborative work of PPWLN, which serves to recruit, retain, and advance women’s careers in packaging and processing, and the OpX Leadership Network, combines cross-functional knowledge and information with a single goal in mind – to show how instrumental people are to the manufacturing and packaging process, and how meaningful this journey is for the women who are here today—and who have yet to come aboard. The Connect, Share, Inspire: Voices of Women in Packaging and Processing work product, as well as other industry solutions, are available for free download.