The Manufacturing Institute Recognizes International Paper Employee With STEP Award

Award recognizes women leaders in science, technology, engineering and production careers
Oct 8, 2020 11:30 AM ET

MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Paula Wood, director, Global Safety Program was recently recognized by the Manufacturing Institute with a STEP Award. The annual STEP Ahead Awards recognizes women in science, technology, engineering and production careers who exemplify leadership within their companies. The Institute’s STEP Ahead Awards gives women across the country a platform to showcase the incredible opportunities the industry has to offer, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product or testing innovations on the facility floor.

As part of our Vison 2030 commitment to build a better future for people, the planet and our company, International Paper is committed to increasing representation of women at all levels of the organization. International Paper is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which supports and celebrates women in manufacturing, and to have one of our employees receive this distinguished award. “I am grateful for the many people who bring their diverse perspectives and talents to this company,” said Fred Towler, Chief Diversity Officer and VP Human Resources, Global Talent Management. “We believe that creating a workplace that embraces diversity and strives for inclusion is essential to promoting innovation and increasing team dynamics and productivity.”

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit