FTA Women of Flexo Committee, Chairs Announced

BOHEMIA, NY—Following a successful meeting at FORUM 2019 in May and a leadership meeting at Fall Conference 2019 in October, FTA has announced the formation of and co-chairs of the Women of Flexo Committee. Dr. Nona Woolbright, Clemson University and Jennye Scott, Berry Global will co-chair the Committee, which will work to further support and promote women in the flexographic industry through a variety of opportunities.

FTA Women of Flexo Committee Nona Woolbright
Dr. Woolbright
FTA Women of Flexo Committee Jennye Scott

As a way of reaching the objectives set forth by its leadership team, the Committee will be organizing and working in four subcommittees, each of which represents a singular objective:

  • Marketing/Strategy: Increasing awareness of the Committee, and defining its long- and short-term goals
  • Recruitment: Coordinating with schools to find Committee members and network
  • Mentorship: Develop relationships between Committee members new to the industry and those with experience
  • Leadership Diversity: Work toward increasing female representation on panels, speaking opportunities and industry leadership roles

“I’d like to thank everyone who agreed to lend their talents and expertise to the leadership of the Women of Flexo Committee in order to ensure that we are prepared to address the issues faced by women in this industry,” said Dr. Woolbright.

“This Committee is made up of talented and diverse industry leaders that will continue to deliver on our administration’s commitment to gender equality and opportunity,” added FTA President Mark Cisternino. “We at FTA will work with the group to ensure that women have every opportunity to determine their future within this industry.”

The next Women of Flexo meeting will take place at FORUM 2020 on Sunday, April 19. For more information, contact the Committee’s FTA liaison Katie Graham.


Headshots of Committee chairs

About FTA

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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 1,650 member sites that represent more than 1,400 companies and 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.