Big Picture - November/December 2017 - 10
WOMEN IN PRINT AWARD WINNERS RECOGNIZED
The six 2017 Big Picture Women in Print Award winners were
honored throughout the three-day SGIA Expo in New Orleans:
* Michelle Gobert, president and owner of Image360
Central New Orleans
* Sheryl McHugh, founder and president of Design Type
* Sarah Naccarato, president, CEO, and co-founder of
* Pam Richards, president and owner of Color Gamut
* Mary Smith, CEO and operations manager of ImageSmith
* Kelly Taylor, CEO and founder of Metropolitan West
At the SGIA Chairman's Reception at Pat O's on the River
on Tuesday evening, Big Picture Editor-in-Chief Adrienne
Palmer announced the winners in front of industry press,
tradeshow attendees, and vendors. Gobert, Richards, Smith,
and Taylor were present to accept their awards.
The winners were also recognized during the inaugural
Women in Print Alliance's networking breakfast Wednesday
morning led by Fawn Germer, global leadership and premier
work-life balance speaker and author of "Work-Life Reset."
Later that day, Germer moderated a panel with three of the
2017 winners (Gobert, Smith, and Taylor) and two of the 2016
winners (Lynn Krinsky and Elaine Scrima). The female leaders
discussed the role of women in today's print industry, and
shared their experiences, struggles, and accomplishments.
Top takeaways included:
* "Don't be afraid to ask for your money upfront." -Gobert
* "Print was an industry that could create the opportunity
for my children to go to college debt-free." -Smith
* "It's our responsibility to make sure that the customer
doesn't make a mistake." -Krinsky
* "You can't put a price tag on employee-employer
* "Anticipate your customer's needs. We've been around
long enough that we don't need to make them ask." -Taylor
Women in Print Award winner Sarah Naccarato's company
website was misquoted on page 20 of our October issue.
The correct URL is iconographystudios.net. Big Picture
regrets the error.
Introducing WFX, Hosted by ST Media Group and SGIA
ST Media Group and SGIA announced on the first day of the
show a new jointly produced educational and networking
conference for wide-format executives to be held in May of
2018. WFX: The Wide-Format Exchange will provide a
forum where the leaders of top printing businesses can
explore emerging market opportunities, best business
practices, and critical strategic challenges. The conference
will be held May 21-23, 2018, at the Renaissance Minneapolis
Hotel, The Depot.
Designed for executives of high-volume printing businesses
that are involved in wide-format printing today or poised to
adopt the technology, WFX will feature more than 30
educational sessions, interactive peer-to-peer discussions,
and extensive networking opportunities. The conference
program will be developed by the editorial staffs of Big
Picture, Screen Printing, and Signs of the Times working in
collaboration with SGIA and a special advisory council.
A limited number of industry vendors will participate
in WFX as sponsors. Twelve companies have confirmed
their sponsorships at the time of the announcement,
including 3M, Canon, Lexjet, Mimaki, and Ricoh at the
diamond level; EFI, Durst, Marabu, and Vanguard Digital
Printing Systems at the platinum level; and Roland DGA,
swissQprint, and Zünd at the gold level.
More information is available at wfxconference.com.
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