PRINTING United Alliance Celebrates Women’s History Month
PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the U.S., is proud to honor women in the printing industry by celebrating Women’s History Month. Throughout the month of March, the Alliance will be highlighting women’s stories of success, achievements, and accomplishments across its various channels, including planned daily podcast presentations and dedicated editorial, and through its dedicated Women in Print Alliance advisory group, one of the many committees represented in the Alliance’s volunteer leadership realm.
Special Women’s History Month Podcast Series
A special podcast series dedicated to Women’s History Month will be available throughout the month of March on Printing Impressions, Apple, and Spotify. Follow along as NAPCO Editorial Director Denise M. Gustavson speaks with the following inspiring women in printing:
- Adriane Harrison, VP, human relations consulting, PRINTING United Alliance
- Ashley Lorince, director, intercompany scheduling and client delivery, Orora Visual
- Elaine Scrima, VP operations, GSP Retail
- Emily Kotecki, marketing manager, Bradford & Bigelow
- Jodi Solotoff, owner, PIP Livingston
- Julia Kaufman, color production supervisor, Cushing and Co.
- Katherine Heiden, Timson team lead, Worzalla
- Kathy Guerineau-Shook, national account director, Image Options
- Laura Lawton, president, Lawton Printing Services
- Lauren Tarbet, coordinator – warehouse & copy center, Pflugerville Independent School District
- LeeAnn Reed, VP/GM, Duggal
- Madison Bailey, owner, SpeedPro Wilmington
- Shelbi Macfarlane, VP sales and marketing, ProGraphix
- Tammy Caserta, director of digital, mailing services & wide format, Think Patented
- …with more to come
“This March, in celebration of women and Women’s History Month, we have the opportunity to honor women’s contributions to printing,” says Gustavson. “It’s the stories of these women’s achievements, courage, leadership, strength, resilience, and determination that provide everyone with the inspiration to build, grow, and nurture the careers of all those in the industry, whether just starting out or with decades of career investment under their belt. Women bring so much experience and strength to printing and it is our pleasure to be able to share just a portion of their stories with the industry this month.”
Dedicated Editorial Celebrating Women in Printing
To celebrate Women’s History Month, PRINTING United Alliance’s newest brand, the Apparelist, speaks with women from the apparel decorating world, bringing to light their unique voices and engaging in conversations with the community through a video and article series. Throughout the month, the Apparelist will speak with women about their experiences in the apparel decorating industry, what their professional challenges have been, as well as their victories and success stories. By highlighting these stories, the aim is to foster a sense of connection, offer advice to other women working in the industry, and further the diversity that’s already at play.
Printing Impressions will be presenting a series of videos featuring successful women in the commercial printing sector, including a female web offset press operator and pressroom supervisor at book printer Worzalla in Wisconsin.
Packaging Impressions will feature a collection of weekly profiles about inspirational women in package printing who contribute to the package printing industry directly as part of printing organizations or as print buyers, prepress leaders, and more.
In-plant Impressions leads Women’s History Month with an article detailing some of the notable women leaders in the in-plant industry. Editor-in-Chief Bob Neubauer is also writing a special piece citing the strong role women play at in-plants and showcasing more than two dozen profiles of women who manage in-plants.
Women in Print Alliance — a PRINTING United Alliance Advisory Group
Women in the printing industry should stay tuned for exciting updates about this dynamic leadership organization for 2022, where opportunities to excel through connections, networking, and content developed specifically for this rapidly growing group will be made available. Learn more about the Women in Print Alliance at printing.org/communities.
Join PRINTING United Alliance
For more information about PRINTING United Alliance and how to engage with programs highlighting and celebrating women in the industry, visit printing.org/join.
About PRINTING United Alliance
PRINTING United Alliance is the most comprehensive member-based printing and graphic arts association in the United States, comprised of the vast communities which it represents. The Alliance serves industry professionals across market segments with preeminent education, training, workshops, events, research, government and legislative representation, safety, and environmental sustainability guidance, as well as resources from the leading media company in the industry – NAPCO Media. Now a division of PRINTING United Alliance, Idealliance is the global leader in standards training and certification for printing and graphic arts operations across the entire industry supply chain.
PRINTING United Alliance also produces the PRINTING United Expo, the most influential days in printing. The expansive display of technology and supplies, education, programming, and services are showcased to the industry at large, and represents all market segments in one easily accessed place.
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