In an industry that is still usually referred to as “male-dominated”, National "Girls Who Print" Day makes a statement.
A noisy, raucous, public, confident statement. A statement that reminds us that the thousands of women in the industry are a force to be reckoned with. Printing is arguably the backbone of communications, and women are the backbone of every facet of printing, whether in IT, pre-press, design, production, finishing, customer service, sales, marketing, ownership and education. Although lighthearted in our approach, and always a little tongue-in-cheek, Girls Who Print take their role in the printing industry seriously.
What is "Girls Who Print"?
Officially, “Girls Who Print” is a virtual, online sorority that outgrew its bandwidth and spilled over into real life. Organized as a simple LinkedIn discussion group in 2009, it resonated with women and men worldwide, and its members now number in the thousands. GWP Nation interacts on LI, Facebook, Twitter and even Instagram via #GirlsWhoPrint on a daily basis, making it the most popular chat channel in the world for women in the printing industry.
What happens on National "Girls Who Print" Day?
On September 15, GWP Nation will celebrate the fourth National “Girls Who Print” Day, hosted live from Print Media Centr’s Printerverse in Both 3867 at Graph Expo. Events are livestreamed worldwide, and people are able to participate no matter where they are. During lunch, the 2015 GIRLIE Award will be presented to a member who exemplifies the best that GWP Nation brings to the industry, and by extension to everyone involved in communications.
In addition to celebrating and honoring the vital contribution of women to the industry, National GWP Day uses this platform to highlight mentoring and education, with an emphasis on connecting women leaders with students and the media.
What if we don't attend Graph Expo?
If you would like to help your company honor the women involved in making the company successful, please go to the website GWPnation.com to find links to the free 2015 poster, information on the GIRLIE, the Printerverse, how other companies celebrate, and all things GWP.
Peace. Love. GWP Forever!
“Girls Who Print” and “GWP Nation” are official designations of the virtual organization “Girls Who Print”, founded by Mary Beth Smith. Their use is permitted and encouraged in articles or other press references, provided they are credited to her. “Girls Who Print” is strictly virtual, with no membership fees. No revenues are produced, and membership in the group will always be free. Press inquires should be directed to mbsmith@GWPnation.com