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Tuesday, May 25 2021 - 23:50
Tetra Pak calls for more women to join the food and beverage manufacturing industry
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 25, 2021, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Tetra Pak highlights the need to improve diversity in Food and Beverage (F&B) 
manufacturing to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the sector: 
food safety, food availability and sustainability

Tetra Pak identifies an opportunity for more women to join the F&B 
manufacturing industry, to bring more diversity and help drive transformational 
change. A huge variety of skillsets required to boost innovation in the food 
packaging industry, ranging from mechanical and automation engineering to 
microbiology and food science.

According to the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap report 
[ ], women make up only a third 
of roles in the manufacturing sector, dropping to just 21% at a senior 
executive level.
"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 more 
diversity and for female innovators to help protect our global food supply 
chains for generations to come," states Laurence Mott, Executive VP, 
Development and Engineering at Tetra Pak.

Marie Sandin, Vice President Engineering and Plant Automation at Tetra Pak, 
says: "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." 

Tetra Pak Food Science Lead in USA & Canada Abigail Dagadu says: "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 says: "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 success of a company depends not only on the competence 
of its people but also the diversity within."

Tetra Pak supports International Women in Engineering Day [,and%20achievements%20of%20women%20engineers 
 ] (INWED), 23 June, an international initiative celebrating the work and 
achievements of female engineers. The day provides an important opportunity to 
raise the profile of women in innovation and highlight the amazing career 
opportunities available. 

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SOURCE: Tetra Pak