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Women in Finishing

Powered by the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI), Women in Finishing (WiF) provides a platform that fosters personal and professional development for women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in the finishing industry. WiF is inclusive of all levels and responsibilities within the finishing industry, from the finishing line to executive management.

WiF programming and resources enable members to:

  • Expand their professional networks
  • Build leadership skills
  • Exchange information & ideas
  • Build confidence
  • Benchmark best practices
  • Address business and operational challenges
  • Inspire future generations of women in finishing
  • Access resources that set the stage for a successful career


Networking Events: WiF hosts a number of networking events throughout the year enabling members to connect in a relaxed, social atmosphere. We have hosted 2 Women in Finishing receptions at FABTECH.

Webinar Series: Designed to address relevant topics that impact both personal and professional lives of of WiF members, the webinar series provides a convenient avenue for education and development that can be shared all women in your organization. The webinar series is scheduled to launch in January 2019.

WiF FORUM: The first annual Wif FORUM was held in early may 2019. Through unique programming participants learned new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, provide balance between personal and professional life, discover relaxation and stress management tools, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, and much more.  

Upcoming Events

June 2019
Women in Finishing Networking Event 
Where:  CCAI/PCI Annual Meeting

November 2019
3rd Annual Women in Finishing Reception at FABTECH
Details to be announced

Women in Finishing Webinar Series to be announced.


WiF membership is free to all CCAI Corporate member representatives*, Custom Coater member representative*, individual, and student members.  Current CCAI members can click here to join the Women in Finishing group.

If you are not yet a member of CCAI, click here to join and select Women in Finishing when entering your profile information. Individual memberships are just $95 and student memberships $20. Both include your WiF membership.

*Corporate and Custom Coater member benefits do not extend to all employees of the member organization.  To qualify as a member, you must be the designated member contact for your organization's Corporate or Custom Coater membership.






Women in Finishing FORUM 2019 Presentations

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2_-_Schmid_Manufacturing-PROTECTED.pdf PDF (10.31 MB) Administration 5/14/2019
3_-_Sawyer_-_Women_and_Power_Presentation_-_WI.pdf PDF (3.42 MB) Administration 5/14/2019
4_-_Morgan_-_Trends_for_Women_in_Finishing-PRO.pdf PDF (776.26 KB) Administration 5/14/2019
5_-_Oliver_-_Women_in_Finishing_Presentation-P.pdf PDF (6.2 MB) Administration 5/14/2019
6_-_Schwope_-_Navigating_Conflict_Women_in_Fin.pdf PDF (233.19 KB) Administration 5/14/2019