Jury day brings more power to the women of print

The printing industry has been male-dominated industry. But the situation is changing, with women excelling. This was more than evident during the jury day of the first edition of Women to Watch Awards 2023.

28 Apr 2023 | By Aditya Ghosalkar

Shormistha Mukherjee, director of Flying Cursor Interactive, said, “Women don’t want a different table, we want a seat at the table.”

Aashika Sadh, founder of #Ashtag said, “The best part about being a woman is, one empowered woman will definitely influence many more.”

Charmiane Alexander, digital editor at PrintWeek and WhatPackaging? said, “The Women to Watch Awards is all about celebrating the clout of women in the industry, who have not only achieved excellence, but have been unwavering in their efforts to encourage and boost the standards within the industry.”

Benita Paul, head of marketing - Asia at Siegwerk, said, “There should be more meetings and forums like these to encourage women to participate and spur gender equality."

Divya Subramaniam, consulting senior copy editor at Haymarket SAC Publishing, said that the print and packaging is an exciting industry and this is a wonderful way to empower them.” The Awards recognises women who have shown outstanding leadership and introduced innovative solutions to the printing, packaging, R&D segments in the industry.

The Women to Watch Awards honours women who excel in printing and packaging

Shormistha Mukherjee, director of Flying Cursor Interactive, said, “Women don’t want a different table, we want a seat at the table.

As Bhavika Shah, founder and creative director of Beyondesign, who is part of an all women team at Beyondesign said that the all-women jury for the Women to Watch Awards 2023 was one the best she has been a part of. 

The jury examined 70 entries across categories such as educator of the year, business leader of the year, factory champion of the year, R&D captain, rising star of the year, fintech leader, designer of the year, mentor of the year, sales champion of the year, young business leader, packaging person of the year and publishing person of the year.

Naheed Sorabjee, director at Haymarket SAC Publishing, who welcomed the jury members said, “The Women to Watch Awards seeks to honour the women who lead and inspire excellence in the printing and packaging sectors. The awards reflect PrintWeek’s commitment to promoting gender equality in the industry.”

Touche. Look out for the shortlist in the 15th anniversary issue of PrintWeek in May 2023.