Women in Print has announced the successful appointment of Rita Karagiannis, as the new Victorian Patron for 2022.
With the announcement of Kirsten Taylor, Taylor’d Press, stepping down from the role earlier this year, Women in Print called out to the broader industry from print direct, to suppliers, agencies, retailers and more. All women working across the direct and indirect landscape of print were welcomed.
“We know how many women make up the fabric of our industry and have input and influence into our industry. The applicant covered the entire suite of our industry, and it was wonderful to see the breadth of the print media landscape represented,” commented Kellie Northwood, Executive Secretary, Women in Print.
With over 21 years of industry experience, Rita possesses broad knowledge and expertise in IT, Customer Service, and Sales. She is currently Group Account Director at our Data-Driven Communications service and has been with us for 18 years. Rita has a degree in Information Systems which enables her to understand her clients’ data.
Rita prides herself on her customer focussed approach to deliver agreed outcomes and exceed client service expectations through the development of meaningful relationships and a focus on continuous improvement.
“Women in Print is a great platform for women in our industry to support each other and I am excited to join the Board and to be able to consider projects that enhance and increase networking and connections in the community, especially apply my passion as Patron of Victoria,” said Karagiannis.
Susan Heaney, Chair of Women in Print and Media Super, and Managing Director of Heaney’s Performers in Print welcomed the announcement. “We are delighted to welcome Rita to the Board as the Victorian Patron and look forward to working with her in 2022 as we continue to maintain the momentum for our community.”
The first Board meeting for 2022 is due to take place in February as the Women in Print Board prepare to host its Breakfast Series in May 2022.
“It was a very tough decision for the Board, as we narrowed a strong field of candidates to a final two, who provided strong applications to not only how they would approach the current projects, but furthermore their vision for the future diversity of our industry and how to support all across our sector. Women in Print has a proud history which will continue, as we now build with our Patrons a strong future focus,” concluded Northwood.