Women in Print appoints IVE Group’s Rita Karagiannis as new Victorian patron

Women in Print has appointed Rita Karagiannis from IVE Group as its new Victorian patron for 2022.

A passionate supporter of Women in Print, Karagiannis brings with her a strong background across multiple verticals in the industry and has over 21 years’ experience in print communications.

“Women in Print is a great platform for women in our industry to support each other and I am excited to join the board and to be able to consider projects that enhance and increase networking and connections in the community, especially apply my passion as patron of Victoria,” Karagiannis said.

The appointment of Karagiannis comes following the announcement that Kirsten Taylor of Taylor’d Press would be stepping down from the role. Following this announcement Women in Print put out the call to women from the broader industry – from print direct, to suppliers, agencies, and retailers – to take on the role.

“We know how many women make up the fabric of our industry and have input and influence into our industry. The applicant covered the entire suite of our industry, and it was wonderful to see the breadth of the print media landscape represented,” Women in Print executive secretary Kellie Northwood said.

Susan Heaney, chair of Women in Print and Media Super, and managing director of Heaney’s Performers in Print welcomed Karagiannis to the role.

“We are delighted to welcome Rita to the board as the Victorian patron and look forward to working with her in 2022 as we continue to maintain the momentum for our community,” she said.  

The first Women in Print board meeting for 2022 is due to take place in February as it prepares to host its Breakfast Series in May 2022.

“It was a very tough decision for the board, as we narrowed a strong field of candidates to a final two, who provided strong applications to not only how they would approach the current projects, but furthermore their vision for the future diversity of our industry and how to support all across our sector. Women in Print has a proud history which will continue, as we now build with our Patrons a strong future focus,” Northwood added.

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