TTLT Q2/2022 Updates

Talents of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow (TTLT)
Latest news from the TTLT, an EPCA committee made up of people from diverse backgrounds of EPCA Member Companies representatives - reflecting on how to ensure that the Petrochemical industry attracts and retains the best talents, necessary to ensure a smart, resilient, sustainable and inclusive world.

Driving changes, building the Future

Frequent disruptions, rapid technology and demographics changes, new production models and consumers’ habits are some of the structural shifts that are currently reshaping the world of work. To address the challenges, workplaces need to evolve to ensure that they remain open, inclusive and sustainable.

The future of work and workplaces is a crucially important topic for leaders of any industry, as those changes will impact on how work gets done as well as on the leadership skills and talent management strategies they need to learn and implement.

EPCA research conducted in 2021 and 2022 demonstrated that creating a tailored diversity and inclusion strategy and the right environment in every chemical company will drive the change, likely improve performance and also enable the chemical industry to be better prepared for future challenges to come.

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While companies in our sector have made great efforts to achieve more diversity, only by promoting an inclusive culture and behaviours we can create the right environment to make diverse talents successful in the long term. Company culture will have a critically important impact on their organizations and a transformation will be needed reinterpret and adapt it to new paradigms.

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To explore how Leaders could seize the opportunity emerged from the reorganization of the workplace due to COVID-19 to create systemic change - and how to maintain an inclusive company culture in the light of the structural shifts currently reshaping the future of work - the TTLT is organising a dedicate session to take place on 5 October in the Framework of the EPCA 56th Annual Meeting.

Confirmed speakers include Luisa Boaretto, Head of EMEAI Inclusion and Diversity and Employee Experience at DOW, Nicole Brausch, Executives and Talent Development at Evonik , and Lada Kurelec, Global Business Leader Engineering Thermoplastic at SABIC.

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Augusto Lopez-Claros, Executive Director and Chair of the Global Governance Forum. To reinforce Europe’s commitment to inclusion and equality, the European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli will intervene with a video message. For more information on the programme visit the Annual Meeting website.



On 16 June EPCA celebrated the 1st edition of the #EPCASTEMday.

STEM skills and knowledge can solve real world problems, contributing to meet the needs of our future society and EPCA has actively encouraged and inspired (young) people to pursue STEM education and STEM careers in the petrochemical sector.

The #EPCASTEMday admits the lack of (young) people considering STEM jobs in petrochemicals. We aim to reach hundreds of students and young professionals who seek a deeper understanding of career opportunities within our sector and to facilitate their access to these jobs.

#EPCASTEMday is a recurring event. Mark this date in your calendar, stay tuned and join our effort to promote STEM by sharing your stories, achievements and ideas!

EPCA TTLT wants you!

Our Talents of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow (TTLT) committee is looking for new members! By joining the TTLT you will actively contribute to EPCA's activities to put D&I at the heart of leadership and talent management and to encourage the rise of STEM in Europe.

Interested? Reach out Gerardo Ambrosecchia to know more!

Next meetings

- 7 September
- 7 December (tbc)