Women's Leadership Network

Women's Leadership Network

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Packaging & Processing Women's Leadership Network (PPWLN) Event at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 

Tuesday, September 28
7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
North Hall, Room N-247
Free to registered attendees but you must RSVP

All registered attendees of the show are invited to attend PPWLN's annual networking event and breakfast occurring Tuesday before the show floor opens. Connect with women in packaging and processing and enjoy lively discussions from our keynote speaker and esteemed guest panel. RSVP now and reserve your spot.  

7:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - The New World of Work keynote and panel


A Message from Jan Tharp
President & CEO, Bumble Bee Seafood Company
Co-Chair, Packaging & Processing Women’s Leadership Network


The New World of Work

Everyone has had to work differently over the past year, with some adjustments driving long-term transformations in the way we work. Things like increased digitalization and automation on the plant floor, the push for diversity and gender parity, and how to attract the next generation workforce – together are creating the new world of work.

The PPWLN event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss different perspectives on how to thrive in this fast changing world. First, PPWLN welcomes Tracey Noonan, co-founder and CEO of Wicked Good Cupcakes, as our keynote speaker.

Tracey and her daughter turned a small home-based baking business into a multimillion-dollar corporation through creativity, perseverance and an investment from Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary. Recently acquired by Hickory Farms, Tracey will reflect on her experience of scaling an e-commerce business, managing a growing workforce, and her insights into how the food and beverage industry is evolving.

Following her keynote, Noonan will join Yolanda Malone, vice president of global RD Foods at PepsiCo, PPWLN executive council members Jan Tharp, president & CEO, Bumble Bee Seafood Company and Sharron Gilbert, president & CEO of Septimatech Group Inc. for a candid conversation about the new world of work, what it means to the future of manufacturing, and what we can do to make a difference.



Thank you to our event sponsors:

Emerson      ID Technology            plexpack      Septimatech      SMC


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