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Welcome to our Women in Industry Division page. The division works to see a competitive, diverse and dynamic industry that offers long-term, fulfilling careers where women and men work synergistically.


The Women in Industry Division works to provide easy access to a highly-valued portfolio of learning tools and networking opportunities to support personal growth and career development, and an industry with raised awareness and heightened appreciation for how the differences between women and men can lead to a more integrated, engaged, and successful workforce.

Division Chair: Pam Cowan, Pulmac Systems International

1st Vice Chair: Erin Saueracker, Domtar

2nd Vice Chair: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solution

3rd Vice Chair: Beth Cormier, Sappi North America

The Committees of the Women in Industry Division work together to encourage man and women to focus on women's issues, volunteer involvement, and developing women leaders in the workplace.


We are proud to provide TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants, and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve, and collaborate.

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Tuesday 9/19 to Thursday 09/21

Tissue 202: Converting Operations-Green Bay, Wisconsin USA, open

This training explores the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.

Tuesday 10/3 to Friday 10/6

Tissue 2017-Miami Beach, FL, open

Tissue 2017 is a new conference that brings together TAPPI technical content with RISI expertise in market trends, grade expectations and competitive data for the North American Tissue market.

Tuesday 11/7 to Wednesday 11/8

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course-Peachtree Corners, GA, USA, open

This introductory course increases understanding of tissue performance properties and manufacturing. It is designed for participants who desire a comprehensive overview of the tissue manufacturing process and the effect of processes on product performance properties.

Thursday 11/9 to Thursday 11/9

Tissue 203: Converting System Analysis & Simulation-Peachtree Corners (Greater Atlanta), GA, USA, open

This course is intended to teach attendees the factors affecting productivity of a tissue converting line to help optimize layouts and debottleneck existing lines.

Monday 1/8 to Thursday 01/11

Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course-St. Petersburg, Florida, open

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Learn from one of the most well known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Korcurek.  Co-located with the Kraft Recovery Course to bring many experts and peers together at one time.

Tuesday 5/1 to Wednesday 05/2

Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability-Appleton, WI, open

This intermediate-to-advanced course will help students to improve tissue quality and consistency, understand contributors to waste and downtime, learn reliability and maintenance best practices and diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.