The Printerverse – ‘Women’s Print HERstory Month’ coincides with Women’s History Month to align the telling of stories that empower and inspire the fierce fabulous females of print, as well as young women and students entering the industry or considering print as a career.
Launched in 2019 by GirlsWhoPrint.net, Women’s Print HERstory Month returns March 2021, and Girls Who Print is mobilizing the women in the industry, calling on them to join in and share their career and success stories through social media using the hashtag #PrintHERstoryMonth.
This mission is also a call to action to global businesses across all segments of the print industry to seize this opportunity and put the incredible female leaders who manage teams, develop technology, and shatter sales targets in your company front and center, and share the incredible achievements of women in print with the world.
There are no limitations when it comes to how to engage with Women’s Print HERstory Month. Participants are encouraged to create or share content that celebrates the amazing women in the industry and send it out through social media using the hashtag #PrintHERstoryMonth. If you are in need of content, GirlsWhoPrint.net is creating a library of Q&A blog posts with community members, Podcasts From The Printerverse has a Girls Who Print podcast series, and many of the industry organizations around the world have ‘Women in Print’ initiatives worth highlighting and sharing in March.
Deborah Corn, Girl #1 at Girls Who Print, says: “Women’s Print HERstory Month has never been more important. The pandemic is disproportionately removing women from the global workforce and staying visible, celebrating our presence and successes loudly in a male-dominated field, is up to us. Everyone can show their support by following the #PrintHERstoryMonth hashtag stream and engaging with the content. A ‘like’ or a reshare or a retweet is an acknowledgement that the achievements of women in print matter.”
Print shops can also set examples for their communities, and especially for workforce development, by participating in #PrintHERstoryMonth. Kelly Mallozzi, Girl #2 at Girls Who Print, explains why print businesses should share their female-led stories: “Simply put, you need to tell them, and we need to hear them. Leading by example and celebrating women and the value they bring to print businesses has never been more critical to the future of the industry and our ability to attract younger generations to it.”