Bakelite Synthetics Partners With Women in Chemicals Organization

Bakelite has its own internal women's network too.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

January 29, 2024

2 Min Read
Bakelite Synthetics partners with nonprofit Women in Chemicals
Bakelite's Laura Boninsegni, VP, FP&A and regional finance leader & president of Bakelite Women’s Network will become a WIC advisory board member.Image courtesy of Smederevac / iStock via Getty Images

Bakelite Synthetics and Women in Chemicals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in the chemical industry, have formed a partnership.

Bakelite is a leading global integrated producer of thermoset specialty resins, solutions, and engineered thermoset molding compounds serving a variety of markets.

Founded in 2021, Women in Chemicals has more than 1,900 members from 500 companies. The nonprofit offers a diverse range of growth opportunities for women at all stages of their careers. This community provides members with valuable resources, including:

  • Monthly virtual networking events: Connecting with peers for collaboration, support, and knowledge sharing.

  • Online forum: A dedicated platform for members to seek advice, share experiences, and build professional relationships.

  • Book club: Fostering personal and professional development through discussions on relevant personal and professional topics.

The aim of the organization is to create a community to combine women's respective super powers to connect, collaborate, share expertise, and continue blasting through the glass ceiling.

Bakelite's commitment to this partnership includes being an annual corporate sponsor plus being a sponsor of their inaugural conference taking place in Houston this September.

"We are thrilled to partner with Women in Chemicals and contribute to their mission of empowering women in the chemical industry," said Laura BoninsegniVP, FP&A and regional finance leader and president of the Bakelite Women’s Network. "This initiative demonstrates our commitment to fostering a more inclusive and diverse chemical industry, where women can thrive and contribute their unique talents and perspectives, and we are excited to contribute to the success and advancement of women in this vital sector."

Additionally, Boninsegni has been selected as a Women in Chemicals Ally Advisory Board member. In her three-year term, she aims to help to create personal, professional and networking opportunities for other women in the chemical industry.

From 10 - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, the organization is hosting "Introduction to Women in Chemicals," a virtual lunch and learn. All are welcome to learn about WIC.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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