Women in Print appoints Wendy Coss to head up Special Projects Committee

Women in Print Australia has appointed 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 appointment was made at an extraordinary Board meeting and will be formalised by a 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, adding, "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. The association says her strategic vision and commitment to diversity and inclusion make her a natural fit for this leadership position. The first project to commence immediately is the Women in Print Scholarship Program.

"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."

Commenting on the new committee, Sam Dobie, Deputy Chair of Women in Print Australia and Tasmanian Patron, and Creative Director of Inclusive Creatives emphasised, "The new committee is part of a wider strategy to foster broad inclusivity within the print industry. We believe in creating opportunities for all individuals, regardless of background or experience, to thrive and contribute."

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

Coss will attend the Women in Print Breakfast in Melbourne in May. Tickets for the upcoming Breakfast Series in all cities are available at this link: Women in Print Breakfast Series [All Cities]




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