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Tuesday 08 March, 2016

Demystifying manufacturing for women – Read our stories

Over the past few weeks, we have been running our Women in Manufacturing series to showcase some of the inspiring and talented women working here at Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).  Today, on International Women’s Day, we are concluding the series with our final profile from Biljana Tadic who works at our factory near Stockholm in Sweden.

It’s no secret that the European manufacturing sector is suffering from a skills shortage, and one serious gap is the low number of women. We know we have a role to play to demystify manufacturing and make it a more desirable career choice.

We believe the most powerful myth-busters of all are the women working within our business, so we interviewed a selection of our female colleagues to find out what it truly means to be a woman in manufacturing today.

Each has a different story to tell: from Myriam Moussaoui, who juggles her job as a lab technician in France with taking care of her three children, to Liesbeth Ribbens who is part of CCE’s supply chain graduate programme in Belgium and likes manufacturing because it feels very ‘real’ and she gets to see immediate results.

We hope that these women and their stories provide inspiration to others across Europe, highlighting the wide range of opportunities in manufacturing and engineering, and putting an end to the myth, once and for all, that these are ‘jobs just for men’. 

Click here to discover our Women in Manufacturing series


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