Women in Print seeks new patron for Victoria
Women in Print is seeking a new Victorian patron, via a nominations process, followed by Women in Print Board election, as incumbent Kirsten Taylor resigns from the patron role after five years.
The search for a replacement has commenced early to allow for a smooth transition, ahead of the 2022 Breakfast Series. Among her many acknowledgements from the industry Taylor, director of Taylor’d Press, was the recipient of the 2021 PVCA Women in Print award.
Across the five years as Victoria Patron, Taylor has built the Victorian Women in Print community to being the largest Breakfast Series attendance, with more engagement than any other State or Territory. It was no easy feat, with Covid a specific challenge which she navigated with the highest attendance for the Breakfast Series to date.
Susan Heaney, founder and chair, Women in Print, said, “I have had the absolute honour to work with Kirsten over the past five years, and thank her personally and on behalf of the Women in Print Board and Women in Print community for her tireless and passionate contribution.
“Kirsten will be missed, however we are also encouraged to welcome a new Patron, and I urge women across the industry in Victoria to consider submitting a nomination.”
Taylor said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my years with Women in Print. Meeting so many amazing individuals across our industry has been wonderful for not only my professional network, but also for my personal growth to know I have a village of support around me. I recommend the role to anyone across Victoria as it has been one of the best industry initiatives I’ve been involved with.”
Taylor will remain an active member of Women in Print, assisting the new patron with the handover and transition process. The board is actively calling for nominations to assume the new role as Victorian patron.
“Working with Kirsten on all industry events and activities has been a privilege. A passionate industry volunteer, Kirsten is also always a wonderful support when needed, which has been so valuable over the past year.
"Women in Print is calling on all women across our industry – design, print, publisher, letterbox, mail to consider nominating and becoming part of this wonderful diversity and inclusion program for industry. Nominate yourself or consider nominating someone else, it’s a great initiative to be part of,” concluded Kellie Northwood, executive director, Women in Print.
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