2021 Virtual Women’s Summit

Virtual Event
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021

12 PM– 2 PM (EDT)

Join TAPPI’s Women In Industry (WIN) Division for this year’s Virtual Women’s Summit. Attendees will hear from Heather Wishart-Smith, SVP of Technology and Innovation at Jacobs, for an interactive session, Choose Your Innovation. Participants of this discussion will have the opportunity to delve into a variety of crowd-chosen topics from Ms. Wishart-Smith’s Forbes column. During the keynote, we’ll play a round of Innovation Bingo – listen closely for words on your board during her talk for a chance to win an innovation prize! In addition to the keynote, there will be moderated breakout rooms featuring innovation activities designed for you to come away with your own action items.

Women's Summit Social Media Contest


Stay connected with us and share the excitement across social media leading up to and throughout the Women's Summit--you just might land yourself among several prize winners.

To enter the Women's Summit social media contest:

  • First, you must sign up by filling out this quick form.

  • Follow us on each social channel for bonus entries

  • Use the hashtag #TAPPIWomensSummit

  • Share, retweet, or tag one of our posts about #TAPPIWomensSummit

Form to Enter Social Media Contest

Please note: The contest will be open until 10:30AM EDT on Wednesday, June 30th.

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Thank You to Our Valued Sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsor: Jacobs

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Session Wrap-up Sponsor: Voith & Valmet

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Women’s Summit Silver Sponsor: Buckman & Kadant

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The Women In Industry Division is excited to announce Heather Wishart-Smith from Jacobs as the 2021 Women’s Summit Keynote speaker!

Wishart-Smith Heather_headshot.jpgHeather Wishart-Smith is the Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation for Jacobs. An integrator of digital disruption and innovation, Ms. Wishart-Smith is a registered Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional with proven experience managing large design programs and developing, managing, and turning around troubled offices in the architectural/engineering professional services market. A former Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, Ms. Wishart-Smith served at the Presidential Retreat, Camp David under two presidential administrations, among other duty stations. Ms. Wishart-Smith holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and also a Fellow of Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and its President for the 2020-2021 centennial year.

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More than 250 women in industry and their allies come together

The Women's Summit addresses key topics integral to women today. The event is open to all TAPPI members from every corner of the industry, as well as non-members, women, men, young professionals, students, retirees, educators, researchers, and the list goes on. Showcase your products and services to this engaged audience of women operating at all levels of the pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, and allied industries.

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VIRTUAL LUNCH SPONSOR $1,000 (2 available)

  • Attendee gift cards for a meal delivery service, to be provided to participants (sponsor provides gift cards and can determine value of gift as well as number distributed).
  • Recognition by sponsorship level in all marketing including the Women’s Summit website, pre-event slideshow, registration marketing, and attendee communications. Continued recognition with post-conference materials and marketing.

VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS AND PRIZE SPONSOR $750 (3 available)

  • Social media post (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) with special recognition of your company’s support.
  • Contribute digital gift cards for winners of the WIN social media challenge. The prize giveaway and winners will be announced during the event. Gift card amounts chosen and purchased by sponsor.
  • Recognition by sponsorship level in all marketing including the Women’s Summit website, pre-event slideshow, registration marketing, and attendee communications. Continued recognition with post-conference materials and marketing.

WOMEN’S SUMMIT SILVER SPONSOR $500 (1 available)

  • Recognition by sponsorship level in all marketing including the Women’s Summit website, pre-event slideshow, registration marketing, and attendee communications. Continued recognition with post-conference materials and marketing.


Become a Strategic Partner for TAPPI’s Women’s Summit

Partnership opportunities are in high demand and are currently available on a first-come-first-served basis.

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To complete your partner commitment, please email your order form to Brittany Simms at [email protected] by June 20, 2021.

Thank You to Our Valued Sponsors: 

Platinum Sponsor: Jacobs

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Session Wrap-up Sponsor: Voith & Valmet

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Women’s Summit Silver Sponsor: Buckman & Kadant

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Showcase your products and services to this engaged audience of women operating at all levels of the pulp, paper,
tissue, packaging, and allied industries.

Information coming soon!

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June 30, 2021 | 10:30 - 11:30AM (ET)

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The TAPPI Women in Industry Division was proud to hold the 3rd Annual Women's Summit  in June 2020, hosted for the first time exclusively through a virtual setting. This event addressed key topics integral to women today and was open to all participants.

The Women's Summit featured a Keynote presentation, produced by the International Women’s Think Tank  followed by a breakout session. 

After the event, registrants received an eBook with curated content from the Keynote and breakout sessions.

"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement."  -Marie Curie

Download the 2020 Women's Summit eBook

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