Charlotte Scott-Parker: Research And Development Specialist
How did you come to be in the print (paper) industry, and what has your career looked like to date?
I graduated from university in 2020 in chemistry so I haven’t been in the industry for very long. After graduating, I was in a role where I was testing and analysing Covid-19 samples, which is a slightly unusual job. I then went on to join the paper industry and here I am, now in a research and development role.
Do you feel there are enough women in the print (paper) industry, and if not, how can we address this?
There has definitely been a shift. While it is still a very male dominated industry, there are more and more women joining, which is positive. To promote the industry to women, I think it needs to be seen and heard within universities and other academic routes, much more than it is now.
What’s your proudest career moment to date?
My proudest moments come with each new project and team I work on. R&D requires you to definitely think outside the box at times and manage various teams. I have developed new technology and pieced together information that we did not know before within the company. That’s really exciting and makes me proud.