Women in Print Alliance Breakfast
One of the regular events attendees look forward to every year is the Women in Print Alliance breakfast, where women from all walks of print life are invited to network and learn from each other. This year’s keynote speaker will be Kathy Korman Frey, founder of the Hot Mommas Project.
The breakfast, which isn’t part of the Expo + Education pass, will be held today, from 7:30 – 9:00 am in room N110. Tickets cost $30. “Women are specifically geared toward being entrepreneurs in the culture we have,” notes Sarah Perkins, SGIA’s Director of Community Development. “We’re retail animals; we know what consumers want, because we are the consumers, so we should be the entrepreneurs as well.”
Frey is an “interactive” speaker, and will getting the audience involved this year, with a challenge project everyone in attendance will be doing together. Participants will do a range of activities designed to facilitate setting better goals and overcoming problems and challenges. At the end of the session, Perkins says, attendees will walk away energized and with new ideas and best practices they can bring back to their careers.
“We want to inspire women in their careers and give them better tools to overcome challenges and meet all of their goals,” Perkins says. “And hopefully get a few new mentors in the process. This breakfast is a place to connect people with one another. It’s nice to be a room where you’re talking to other women experiencing the same challenges.”
Sponsored by Stahls’ (Booth 1615), seating for the breakfast is limited to 150 people and will help foster a more intimate experience, and to allow everyone more of an opportunity to speak with one another. Tickets are available online, or those interested in attending can talk to the SGIA staff at Booth 1961.