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The inaugural Women in Print dinners took place across Australia in March and have been declared an outstanding success.
Georgie Grabyn, Patron for Women in Print, and Heidelberg’s HR Manager, said of the events, “The response to Women in Print has been very positive. Across five states nearly 300 women attended the dinners and feedback has shown a great desire for the initiative to continue.”
Heidelberg initiated the concept and with the support of co-sponsors Australia Post, CJ King & Co Printers, Fivestargrafx, Heaneys Performers in Print, Proprint, Edwards Dunlop Paper, VIBE, GAMAA and Printers Post, women from the Australian print media industry gathered for an evening of food and drink, networking and fun with their peers.
Guest speaker Catharine Lumby, associate professor of media studies at Sydney University, spoke at each of the dinners and said that Women in Print had been a great success and a rewarding experience for her because she was able to meet so many interesting women.
Heidelberg Women in Print was also recognised as one of four finalists in the 2007 Australian EOWA Business Achievement Awards for 'Outstanding EEO Practice for the Advancement of Women in a Non-Traditional Area/Role' category. The Award luncheon was attended by the then Minister for Workplace Relations Joe Hockey who addressed the audience and presented Heidelberg's Glenn Plummer with the finalists certificate.
Women in Print is set to continue with events for next year soon to be planned. Georgie Grabyn said, "Women in Print will continue to gather momentum, following on from the positive response to our inaugural dinners. Once feedback from all states has been gathered we will start to plan next year’s events."