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New Industry Association to Serve Women in Graphic Media Profession

Press release from the issuing company

September 4, 2002 -- (WhatTheyThink.com) -- IDEAlliance and Raine Consulting have launched a new association that targets women in the graphic media and digital technology fields. The new association is called - Women in Graphic Media and Technology (WGMT). IDEAlliance and Raine believe that women are an important segment in the future of these industries as the leaders of tomorrow. According to the association’s web site (www.wgmt.org), WGMT will support women in the fields of graphic communications, digital technology, pulp & paper, printing, publishing, packaging, content management and related industries. WGMT has held two pilot meetings thus far. Structural details were put into place, including a Board of Advisor candidates, an events calendar and service offerings. Below are a few items listed within WGMT’s charter: - Influencing and impacting policies, practices, and politics for the Graphic Media and related Technology industries; - Participating in Affiliate Associations to raise the profile of women in their integral involvement in industry growth and standards management, as well as awareness of diversity issues; - Increasing the number of women in leadership roles in graphic-media and technology-based companies by offering job networks and "Women on Boards" programs. The annual membership fees listed on the site is $30 for students and $125 for professionals. More information is available by contacting Julie Brink at [email protected] or by calling 630-629-3410.