And every single one of them leads with the grace and tenacity our industry needs.
These women are inspiring.
They've faced challenges head-on, proved doubters wrong and discovered their greatest strengths along the way. They've chased big dreams, reimagined how they work and refused to give up. In doing so, they have left indelible marks on their co-workers, their companies and our industry.
In our new special report, you'll meet them all—the members of Rubber News' inaugural class of Women Breaking the Mold honorees. It is humbling to introduce each of them to you.
We hope you find inspiration in their stories and take courage from their examples. Because leading in this industry—in any industry—is rarely easy. And that is especially true for women.
In this report, you'll also find some facts, figures and perspectives that detail some of the challenges women face as they build their careers, follow their hearts and foster their passions. And it is because of women just like those featured here that things have and will continue to change.
Here's to the Class of 2023, to the molds they've already broken and the big things still ahead.