Women in The Chemical Distribution Industry: New Opportunities in A Changing Environment?

By Dorothee Arns & Maria Grineva
March 6 2020 | Interview

Where are the opportunities for women now that this industry is changing? Which key skills are required for a specialist (woman or man) in the chemical business? What kind of employee profile could support a paradigm-shift in a supplier-customer relation? These and other questions were discussed in an interview with Ms Dorothee Arns, General Manager of the European Association of Chemical Distributors.

Key Words: Gender, Chemical Industry, Chemical Leasing

The chemical industry is still dominated by men. Where are the opportunities for women now that this industry is changing? Which key skills are required for a specialist (woman or man) in the chemical business? What kind of employee profile could support a paradigm-shift in a supplier-customer relation?

Indeed, business conditions are changing more quickly than ever before. Our societies including our industry and its customers are becoming more and more diverse. We can only embrace the diversity in the markets and anticipate the trends properly, if our industry in-house reflects the diversity out there in the world. Additionally, all independent studies have proved the business case for diversity: diverse teams simply perform better. So, in this sense, there is a big opportunity for women in the chemical industry.

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Source: The article was published for the first time in: www.linkedin.com/pulse/women-chemical-distribution-industry-new-changing-maria-grineva
Image copyrights: illustrations: UNIDO and FECC; graphical elements: Freepik

Dorothee Arns

General Manager of European Association of Chemical Distributors.

“My passion? In bringing the European chemical industry forward”

Maria Grineva

An external consultant of UNIDO, experienced in the coordination of industrial development projects, PR and communication solutions. Conceptualized and developed the web-version of the Chemical Leasing toolkit and IAMC toolkit. Communication manager for the Global Chemical Leasing Award 2020. Co-founder of Athenea International.

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