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About CWIP

Who belongs to CWIP?

Our recent member survey told us this about our members:

• Members' jobs most commonly include copy or manuscript editor, web content writer or editor, communications manager, and proofreader, but jobs range from marketing to graphic design and from printing to media and public relations;
• 51 percent live within the Chicago city limits, 42 percent in the suburbs, and 7 percent outside of Chicago;
• Whether you're an experienced professional or new to the industry, you'll find your peers in CWIP.

What do we do?

We're busy. We meet monthly on the third Wednesday in downtown Chicago for networking and a career-related educational program. We also hold spring and fall receptions. Smaller groups also meet monthly in the city and the suburbs for informal networking get-togethers.

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Our Mission Statement

Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) is a nonprofit volunteer organization formed in 1972 for professionals in the publishing industry and allied fields. Our purpose is to explore and improve the status of publishing professionals, to assist members in greater professional achievement, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.

CWIP offers programs, services, and networking opportunities to advance publishing careers. Membership is open to women and men who support CWIP's goals. Our aim is to be Chicago's most respected source of publishing education, information, outreach, leadership, and career opportunities.

Read the gritty details in our bylaws.

How to Contact Us
P.O. Box 268107
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.0351
Fax: 435.604.6049

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CWIP Board of Directors and Committees

Executive Committee

Kim Bookless and Alexandra Uth


VP/Strategic Planning
Kathy Kerpan

VP/Business Operations
Alexandra Uth

Jill Welsh

Karen Perry

Treasurer/Receivables Julia Powers Lobo

Clips Editor
Sara Tieman-Harris

Clips Assistant Editor

Clips Layout Editor

Membership Chair

Erica Weisz
Rachel Kraska
Tara Quigley

Publicity & Social Media

Website Editor
Sara Tieman-Harris

Website Assistant Editor
Barbara Hague

Board Member At Large, Strategic Planning Focus
Cassandra Greenwald