‘Women’s PrintHERstory Month’ coincides with Women’s History Month to align the telling ofstories that empower and inspire the fierce fabulous females of print, as wellas young women and students entering the industry or considering print as acareer. Launched in 2019 by GirlsWhoPrint.net, Women’s Print HERstory Monthreturns March 2021, and Girls Who Print is mobilising the women in theindustry, calling on them to join in and share their career and success storiesthrough social media using the hashtag #PrintHERstoryMonth.
This mission isalso a call to action to global businesses across all segments of the printindustry to seize this opportunity and put the incredible female leaders whomanage teams, develop technology, and shatter sales targets in their companyfront and centre, and share the incredible achievements of women in print withthe world.
There are nolimitations when it comes to how to engage with Women’s Print HERstory Month.Participants are encouraged to create or share content that celebrates theamazing women in the industry and send it out through social media using thehashtag #PrintHERstoryMonth. If you are in need of content, GirlsWhoPrint.netis creating a library of Q&A blog posts with community members, PodcastsFrom The Printerverse has a Girls Who Print podcast series, and many of theindustry organisations around the world have ‘Women in Print’ initiatives worthhighlighting and sharing in March.
Deborah Corn,Girl #1 at Girls Who Print, says: “Women’s Print HERstory Month has never beenmore important. The pandemic is disproportionately removing women from theglobal workforce and staying visible, celebrating our presence and successesloudly in a male-dominated field, is up to us. Everyone can show their supportby following the #PrintHERstoryMonth hashtag stream and engaging with thecontent. A ‘like’ or a reshare or a retweet is an acknowledgement that theachievements of women in print matter.”
Print shops canalso set examples for their communities, and especially for workforcedevelopment, by participating in #PrintHERstoryMonth. Kelly Mallozzi, Girl #2at Girls Who Print, explains why print businesses should share their female-ledstories: “Simply put, you need to tell them, and we need to hear them. Leadingby example and celebrating women and the value they bring to print businesseshas never been more critical to the future of the industry and our ability toattract younger generations to it.”
About Girls Who Print
Now in itstwelfth year, Girls Who Print provides women in print and graphiccommunications with information and resources to help them navigate theindustry, and their careers through a variety of educational initiatives,events, conferences, content and the #GirlsWhoPrint Podcast. With a focus oncommunity building, open knowledge sharing and mentorship, the women-only GirlsWho Print LinkedIn group has grown to more than 7000 global members.
To learn moreabout how to get involved and get empowered, go to www.girlswhoprint.net