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Women in Industry
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: Heather Jennings, Probiotic Solution
1st Vice Chair: Maja Mejsner, PMP Group
Industry Representative: Beth Cormier, Sappi North America
Immediate Past Chair: Pam Cowan, Pulmac Systems International
Mission - Why are we here?
Inspire and support the development of women in the forest products, pulp, paper, tissue, packaging and associated industries by serving as a resource for education and networking opportunities, that result in more women leaders in the industry, fostering overall industry health.
Learn more about the Women in Industry
Division by viewing this brief video.
Vision - What is important to us?
The Women in Industry will see:
A competitive, diverse and dynamic industry that offers long-term, fulfilling careers where women and men work synergistically
Easy access to a highly-valued portfolio of learning tools and networking opportunities to support personal growth and career development
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
The Committees of the Women in Industry Division work together to encourage men and women to focus on women's issues, volunteer involvement, and developing women leaders in the workplace.
Each year, the Women in Industry Division is proud to provide several awards.
The TAPPI Women in Industry Division is proud to announce the return of TAPPI's Women's Summit held in conjunction with PaperCon! Open to women and men, the Summit addresses key topics prevalent and integral to working women today. All who support the growth of women in today’s workforce are welcome. The WIN Division is also participating in the Leadership Virtual Conference.
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.
The Women in Industry Division is proud to offer several webinars designed around the mission and goals of the division.
Inside this Section
- Coating and Graphic Arts
- Corrugated Packaging
- Independent Technical Committees
- International Flexible Packaging and Extrusion Division
- Nonwovens, Engineers and Technologists (NET)
- PIMA Management
- Process and Product Quality
- Process Control
- Paper and Board
- Pulp Manufacture
- Young Professionals
- Women in Industry
- Runnability Fun Run
- Chicago Local Section
- Couch Pit University Fraternity
- Empire State TAPPI/New York Canadian PIMA Local Section
- Four States TAPPI
- Gulf Coast TAPPI Local Section
- Lake States TAPPI
- Northeast PIMA/TAPPI (formerly Maine-New Hampshire)
- Pacific TAPPI/Pacific Coast PIMA Local Section
- Southeastern TAPPI Local Section