2023 Women in Finishing FORUM Logo

The Women in Finishing (WiF) FORUM features a variety of professional development and industry related sessions geared toward women in our industry. Supplementing the general sessions is a finishing facility tour, networking and team building activities. Through unique programming, participants will learn new ways to deal with issues that impact effectiveness, maximize professional impact, build strategies for success, learn about the latest trends in industrials finishing, and much more.

All women who have chosen or are pursuing a career in industrial finishing, from the finishing line to executive management, are invited and encouraged to attend the WiF FORUM.


May 1st-3rd 2023


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Elizabeth Teska Women in Finishing FORUM Scholarship

Established to honor the memory of one of WiF’s first official members, the Elizabeth Teska Women in Finishing FORUM Scholarship Program aims to support women in the industrial finishing and coatings industry by expanding their opportunity to participate in WiF programs. Specifically, the scholarship will enable more women to participate in the annual WiF FORUM by covering registration fees and accommodation costs for two nights for up to two successful applicants annually. Recipients are selected by the CCAI Finishing Education Foundation Board of Directors.

  • Must be a woman currently involved in the industrial finishing and coatings industry. Priority consideration given to CCAI/WiF members.
  • Submissions from individual applicants and nominations accepted.
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Application deadline is Wednesday, March 15th 2023.