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Northwood, Aspinall and Blachut step down from Women in Print

Northwood, Aspinall and Blachut step down from Women in Print

The Women in Print Board has announced three open Board positions as incumbent Board Officers step down at the end of their term.

Sandy Aspinall, SA Patron, Lisa Blachut, WA Patron, and Kellie Northwood, Hon. Secretary, will step down this year to make way for the next generation of Board Officers for the Diversity and Inclusivity Association, Women in Print. Since registering as an independent entity, Women in Print has been operating under a constitution that prioritises its purpose and a commitment to Board rotation and evolution.  

“I have enjoyed every minute of sitting on the Women in Print Board. However, we must ensure that the thinking is shared and new ideas are brought into the Women in Print community to continue its growth. As a long-standing member of the printing industry over the years and SA Patron since 2017, I will definitely miss being involved at the Patron and Board level however, I remain an avid supporter of Women in Print and whilst no longer the SA Patron, I will still be involved and part of the community,” commented Sandy Aspinall, outgoing SA Patron, Women in Print and Managing Director, Creative Juice SA Recruitment.

“Whilst I am stepping down from the Hon. Secretary role, the Association will maintain its involvement in managing the Secretariat. It is important for our industry to build positive communities and support for women across the industry, as well as build access to upskilling or development programs. How we focus on attracting women into the industry is important as our workforce evolves into a stronger gender equity environment,” commented Kellie Northwood, outgoing Hon. Secretary, Women in Print and Chief Executive Officer, PVCA.

For the first time, the new Board will include an independent Board Officer recruited through Women on Boards. Women in Print see this as an opportunity for the industry to take learnings from outside the print and communications landscape and further develop the Association’s purpose.

“I have been the WA Patron for almost seven years; it has been fantastic to be part of the community and build a strong network. Watching the evolution of the organisation over the past three years has been wonderful to see, and I step back from the Patron role with great confidence to the new appointments and incoming skills. I will, of course, remain active in the WIP community and continue to drive the important messages of gender equity and gender equality for the women across the industry,” commented Lisa Blachut, outgoing WA Patron, Women in Print and Account Director, Advance Press.

Patron and Hon. Secretary roles are open for application. To learn more about the roles and application process, email  [email protected].

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