A Seat at the Table

From JPCL, March 2017

Pamela Simmons, editor in chief of JPCL, sat down with four female coatings professionals at SSPC 2017 featuring GreenCOAT for a candid discussion about their experiences in the coatings industry, past and present, and their aspirations for the future....


(Login to read the full article)
   

Tagged categories: Alison Kaelin; Business conditions; Business management; Personnel; Program/Project Management; SSPC 2017; Workers; young professionals

Comment from Warren Brand, (4/4/2017, 8:41 AM)

Great article Pam! As the father of three daughters (22, a senior in college graduating with a degree in bio-medical engineering, 20, division 1 soccer player and studying marketing and finance in business and a 16-year-old in high school) and a wife of 26 years (special education supervisor), this was an interesting, and uplifting read. As well as one close to my heart. I can tell you from a male perspective, and one who's been in the industry for over 30 years, that much has changed. The posters and calendar's depicting scantily clad or bare-woman in men's locker rooms and offices of decades ago are gone. As are the comments that one would come across back in the day. I cannot, of course, speak to the internal workings of large organizations, their hiring or firing practices or culture. But at least superficially, gender, race and other once-challenging identifiers are being replaced by recognition of competence. I like to believe that the industry I am so passionate about is fundamentally a meritocracy.


Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office

 
Fischer Technology Inc.

 
DeFelsko Corporation

 
ABKaelin, LLC

 
Tarps manufacturing, Inc.

 
Modern Safety Techniques

 
NLB Corporation

 
HoldTight Solutions Inc.

 
SAFE Systems, Inc.

 
Sauereisen, Inc.

 
 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us