For generations women were not considered to give senior leadership to the family enterprise. That trend is changing—sometimes by design and sometimes it’s an unexpected boomerang phenomenon. Join the conversation as we hear the journey of 3 women leaders and their very different paths into their current roles of leading the family business. Hear how they overcame obstacles, biases, and charted their own course.
- Heather Chandler, President of Sealstrip Corporation
- Ms. Chandler is president of Sealstrip Corporation, a manufacturer of easy-open and reclosable features- specifically tapes and machinery, located in Gilbertsville, PA. Sealstrip counts the largest brands on the globe as customers, including General Mills, Kellogg’s, Nestle, ConAgra, Mission, and Hershey, for example. She holds an undergraduate degree in Education and MBA from Penn State, and a law degree from Temple University. She has been with Sealstrip for 29 years, in the roles of Sales, Sales Manager, General Manager, EVP, and for the last 13 years, President. She is a member of Vistage, an international CEO Peer group and has recently earned Stanford’s Strategy and Innovation Certificate through the Executive Leadership Program. She serves on the board of TeamPA Foundation, and the advisory council of Ben Franklin Technology Partners. She is an Emeritus board member of the TriCountry Area Chamber of Commerce. Sealstrip has placed on the PA Best Places to Work list for 11 consecutive years. Heather’s leadership has been recognized by CEO Magazine, Tri-County YWCA, TriCounty Network (TCN), and The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA. She speaks and writes on a variety of subjects, most frequently on leadership and The Intergenerational Workplace. Heather welcomes the opportunity to connect with you directly. She can be reached at HChandler@sealstrip.com.