Wendy Coss appointed chair of Women in Print Special Projects Committee

Women in Print Australia has announced Wendy Coss as the interim chair of the newly empanelled Special Projects Committee.

Coss brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this role, leveraging her expertise as the general manager of Commercial Digital Print at Southern Impact.

The board appointed Coss this week; her role formalised by an assessment process and final vote at the Women in Print AGM in July 2024.

“I am incredibly excited and honoured to accept this appointment as the Chair of Women in Print Australia’s Special Projects Committee. I look forward to working collaboratively with industry professionals to drive positive outcomes and empower women in our field,” said Coss.

“They say once you are in the print industry, you can never leave. This has proven true for me. For over 30 years, this industry has provided me with so many opportunities, challenges, achievements, and, most importantly, the opportunity to learn from some of the most amazing mentors.”

As interim chair, Coss will spearhead initiatives to provide support and services to women in the industry, foster innovation, and drive positive change. Her strategic vision and commitment to diversity and inclusion make her a natural fit for this leadership position. The first project is the Women in Print Scholarship Program, starting now.

“We are thrilled to welcome Wendy Coss as the Chair of our Special Projects Committee,” said Stephanie Gaddin, board chair of Women in Print Australia, editor of Digital Image Magazine, and general manager of Rocking Rose.

“Her passion for advancing women’s careers in print, coupled with her extensive industry knowledge, will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts and make a lasting impact. I look forward to working with Wendy across our new scholarships program and the exciting initiatives the Board has placed on the agenda for 2024.”

Sam Dobie, deputy chair of Women in Print Australia and Tasmanian Patron, said the new committee is part of a wider strategy to foster broad inclusivity within the print industry through many different programs.

“We believe in creating opportunities for all individuals, regardless of background or experience, to thrive and contribute.”

As the Special Projects Committee Chair, Coss will play a role in shaping the future of Women in Print Australia. She will drive forward initiatives that promote inclusive professional development, networking opportunities, mentorship programs, and other structural supports identified by the Board in the future.

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