Today, we celebrate all the women in the glass industry – the scientists, engineers, supervisors, managers, presidents, CEOs…and every other vital role.

To reflect on women’s substantial contribution to the industry, we have compiled some features from recent years, which you can view below.

We look forward to reporting the incredible achievements of women in the glass industry for years to come.


Consol Glass celebrates its Women in Glass

Juanita Farmer, Supervisor: Inspection & Packaging - Consol Glass, Bellville

Last year, South African glass manufacturer Consol Glass celebrated the women that take up the many different roles throughout the company. In this article we hear from some of them.

A female career in the global glass industry

Dr. Diane Nicklas, previously at Saint Gobain and SEFPRO.

Dr. Diane Nicklas worked in the glass industry for 20 years as a global commercial leader. She is one of the few women on the front line of the industry. In this interview, Diane describes her view on the necessity to revamp the image of the glass industry as an employer and attract and retain the next generation of young leaders.

Women in the glass industry

In this article, we spoke to a variety of women to find out why there is a lack of females in the industry and what can be done to improve diversity.

Full version here - page 26.

Women in Glassmaking

A snapshot of the leaders of prominent glassmakers around the world (in 2018), with women highlighted in orange.

In this feature (page 21), we discuss whether there has been enough done to appeal and retain women in glass by talking to some of the female leaders within the industry.