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Name: Sandy Hubbard

Title: Marketing Strategist for the Printing Industry

Company: Help Print Thrive

LinkedIn Profile URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyhubbardpublisher/

Please share advice for young women considering or starting a career in print… Which includes design, sales, marketing, and all jobs within.

Try to meet as many people as you can in all different facets of the industry. Print, as we know, is much more than ink on paper. There are huge areas of growth in industrial printing, specialty print and finishing, and areas like packaging and labeling. It’s worth it to learn about the breadth of printing and who’s doing what. Network through industry groups, alumni memberships, and trade associations to meet others who do what you do (or would like to do). Meet people in other areas of the country and at different responsibility levels. Reach out to those you meet at online events. Staying connected is vital, and it will pay off over the years.

How have mentors helped your personal and career development?

I have had men and women mentors, and I’ve tried to take their help in the best spirit. It can be hard if you have a mentor who is only focused on performance numbers and sees improvement through that lens. But it’s all helpful, and I have tried to learn from other people’s experiences. Surround yourself with people who want the best for you, and aim high!

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