Women in Print focuses on ‘thinking differently’ for 2022

The focus for this year’s Women in Print breakfast series is ‘learning how to think differently’ with key note speaker Lisa Smith preparing to head around the country for the national series in May.

The series of breakfasts will focus on empowering women to approach challenges in a different
way, by unlocking their innate creativity to solve complex problems simply.

“We have all endured challenging years in recent times, learning how to address these challenges
with a different mindset to simplify our problem-solving skills will be a critical tool for future
leadership and we wanted all the women across the industry to be empowered with these skills for
their professional and personal lives,” Women in Print Chair, Susan Heaney, said.

The breakfast series will explore:

  • The more expert we become in the way things are (best practice) it’s harder to see how things could be (next practice),
  • Tapping into creative thinking to push how we approach challenges differently, and
  • Unpacking complex problems to simple solutions when implementing change.

The breakfast series will take place in May this year, similar to the 2021 series which despite risk of
lockdowns was the most successful series to date with numbers surpassing prior years.

Breakfast dates:

  • Brisbane: Thursday May 5
  • Melbourne: Friday May 6
  • Adelaide: Tuesday May 10
  • Perth: Wednesday May 11
  • Sydney: Thursday May 12

“Women in Print is an established community and we look to working harder together to
collaborate, share and learn. Empowering each other with knowledge and tools through an industry
community is an important first step to deepening our female talent and building talent acquisition
programs broader than our immediate industry,” The Real Media Collective CEO Kellie Northwood said.

“Partner and Sponsor support is critical to build the Women in Print agenda across the entire twelve months and we are thrilled to be bringing in more supporters this year. I cannot thank all our partners and sponsors enough, without you we couldn’t run the series.”

Partner sponsors so far confirmed are Cactus Imaging, DIC, IVE Group, Heidelberg, Kwik Kopy, Ovato & The Real Media Collective.

Associate sponsors confirmed include Ball & Doggett, Bottcher Systems, Lamson Paragon, Konica Minolta and Spicers.

Industry sponsors include Advance Press, Bright Print Group, Creative Juice SA and Heaney’s Performers in Print.

Sprinter, ProPrint and Australian Printer are proud to be among the media partners to support this important series which keeps getting better and better each year.

“We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our long-term sponsor partners and are
absolutely thrilled to welcome new sponsors to the fold. The investment these companies make year
after year greatly assists Women in Print to be able to bring these important events and initiatives to
women across our industry,” concluded Sandy Aspinall, Deputy Chair, Women in Print.

New sponsors are coming in this year to support the program, in particular returning Partner
sponsor, Kwik Kopy, who are committed to female leadership and professional development across
their franchise network.

“Kwik Kopy has long been a proud supporter of diversity and inclusivity across the industry and,
most specifically, our franchisees. And in perfect timing for the Women in Print Breakfast Series, I
am delighted to welcome our incoming chief executive officer, Sonia Shwabsky, who will provide a
strong leadership pathway for all women,” Kwik Kopy director Annalise Andrews said.

“As a director of Kwik Kopy, I am committed to creating opportunities for diversity across our franchise and we look forward to seeing a strong contingent of Kwik Kopy women attending these great events across the country and learning to ‘think differently’.”

Tickets are on sale now with special sponsor packs still available for tables.

Registration and ticket purchases can be made via www.womeninprint.com.au or direct to Eventbrite for State by State bookings.

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