BOHEMIA, NY – April 4, 2019 – FTA is pleased to announced a new, member-driven initiative in response to the growing trend of females entering the flexographic industry. The meeting will be held during Forum 2019 in New Orleans at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 6. It is open to any actively employed women in the flexographic community, as well as FTA student members.
According to initiative organizers Nona Woolbright, Clemson University, and Katie Graham, Pamarco, their plan is to gauge the desire for such a group and what purpose/goals participants would like to see it have. Their hope is to develop a group that advances leadership skills, offers mentoring and builds a network that women in flexo can turn to for support.
The organizers go on to say, “With the rise of women in leadership as well as skilled positions in the flexo industry from prepress to suppliers to production, there’s a tremendous opportunity for FTA to provide a platform to specifically support women who wish to network, learn and grow within the industry.”
FTA President Mark Cisternino expressed his commitment to the initiative. “I feel it is prudent to organize a ‘Women in Flexo’ group to bring attention to the growing percentage of women joining the industry in a variety of influential positions,” he said.
Anyone interested in taking the Women in Flexo survey, please click the link below or visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/women_in_flexo. Results will be discussed at the informational meeting at Forum.
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About FTA: Chartered in 1958, FTA is a professional society dedicated to bringing all members of the flexographic printing community—printers, suppliers, consumer product companies, institutions, prepress houses and others–together by providing opportunities for the free exchange of technical ideas and discussion of mutual concerns. It is a proponent of maintaining and advancing quality standards and includes 1,350 member sites that represent more than 35,000 individuals. Foundation of FTA, founded in 1974, is the educational arm of FTA and is dedicated to supporting and advancing the flexographic printing industry.