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Shanghai Waxing

This great billboard advert for waxing was up on a street in Shanghai last weekend, and the Blog had to have it.   The weekly ICIS Paraffin Wax report is a big seller and the leading benchmark for global wax pricing.  We know from recent discussions with our European readers that the market is getting […]

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Dubai hosts Women In Leadership

The Women in Leadership Forum (WILForum) in Dubai yesterday awarded its Achievement Award in Energy to the CEO of Kuwait Oil Company, delegates reported as they returned to their offices. The Forum was held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein (pictured).     Olefins trader Gina Fyffe of Integra was among those […]

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Two vehicles for the price of one

The designer of this new motorhome-citycar-combo hopes that “the sleek curves will appeal to women buyers.” It’s appealing to me already, but I’m not sure how good those swathes of shiny white glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) will look when they have been parked under the lime trees outside chez Blog. Designed for these economy-minded times, the […]

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Why women shouldn’t drink – a conference warning

Thank you to the conference friend who has sent me this timely warning to female delegates everywhere.

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Chemicals breaks the glass ceiling

Nigel Davis celebrates some other top women on the occasion of Ellen Kullman’s promotion to CEO of Du Pont today … “Stacy Methvin, who ran Shell Chemicals LLP, has moved on to bigger things in Shell. Dow Corning has a female CEO, Stephanie A. Burns. I think Nance Dicciani is still at Rohm and Haas.”

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Sisters are doing it in chemicals

You only have to look around an EPCA conference session or an EPL dinner to see that it’s a male-dominated industry but for all the years I’ve been going to these events, there have always been plenty of women around. At the last EPL (European Petrochemical Luncheon) in Bratislava, Slovakia, there were 24 women out […]

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