The coolest thing I saw while at Pampers, which we couldn’t take pictures of because it’s super-secret, was seeing a Pampers Cruiser diaper made by HAND. We watched in awe as two employees crafted a diaper by hand in the lab. You’d never know it wasn’t off the assembly line! The lab where they did this was so cool – they are always building prototypes to keep improving Pampers. The staff was SO passionate about what they do, too. As a matter of fact, all the employees, no matter what their job at Pampers, impressed our group with how much they cared about their jobs, loved their jobs, and wanted to be the very best. It made us all feel really good about continuing to purchase Pampers.
Another cool thing we saw was 3-D imaging from MRI and CT scans of a mannequin wearing a Pampers diaper. We could see liquid going into it, being absorbed, and then being locked away from baby’s skin in an outer layer. It was so cool! Plus we got to wear super-cool 3D glasses, sooo…
I only included this picture because Emily loves seeing my image so, so much.
Of course, in addition to learning all about Pampers and what goes into their diapers and wipes, we also had a lot of fun! We rode around Cincinnati in this party bus, complete with pole.We got treated to a hairstyle session at the Cincy Style Bar:
And we had some great fun in restaurants – eating and even cooking our own desserts! My awesome team didn’t win the dessert-making competiton, but we had fun talkin’ smack!
The last thing I’ll say about Pampers that really impressed me was how many women they employ not just in marketing but in science – and how flexible they are with working moms. Almost every female employee we talked with had been part-time for a few years or so when necessary, and them came back to full-time when they were ready. We heard over and over how great Pampers is to their employees.
I had a great time on my trip and I can’t wait until the next Pampers event. I’ve got a fun surprise from Pampers coming up soon, so stay tuned for that! Thanks, Pampers!