The Women in Print Alliance was created with a singular purpose in mind: to mend the gender gap that still lingers in the industry today. While the industry itself has progressed—especially with the influx of female leaders and owners— there is still a marginal gap in the traditionally male printing industry. For many women—who find themselves on the cusp of embracing new careers in printing—the path in front of them can look daunting; if not a bit frustrating. And we, the Women in Print Alliance, want to stand as mentors and peers to every woman and man standing at the inception of their careers.
Our mission is simple: to attract, retain, and advance women within the printing and graphics industry through multiple forums; from mentoring, education, personal and professional development. Nonetheless, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Though we primarily advocate and promote women in the industry—we also advocate for equal opportunities and resources; because to bridge gender-based issues and challenges, it’s a collective effort on everyone’s part. Therefore, our doors are open to everyone—no matter what gender, race, or creed—in order to create a unified and inclusive environment that propels the standards for other industries.
Upcoming Plans and Goals
Now that we’ve got the framework mapped out, we’re taking off running. In the upcoming future, we’re looking to roll out some additional initiatives and events; like frequent webinars on a variety of topics; a public community where everyone involved with the Women in Print Alliance can come together and discuss current topics; even mentoring and networking events. As we wait to initiate these new ventures for all of you, we do have our key event coming up soon: The Women in Print Breakfast at Printing United 2019. This is our third annual event where we’ll host speakers from across the industry; who will give lessons and talks about an array of themes. So, if you’re interested check out the event listing—we will be updating you all very soon!