Welcome to Chicago Women in Publishing

Founded in 1972, CWIP is one of the oldest and largest publishing associations in Chicago. And don't let the name fool you: for the past 45 years, we've helped both men and women, seasoned publishing veterans, aspiring and published authors, students, and anyone considering a career in the industry to navigate the publishing world. CWIP hosts many events by bringing in the cream of the crop of experts in their fields with the goal of educating and growing Chicago's publishing community.

The benefits of CWIP membership are many: free or discounted educational and special events, open-jobs listings, referrals, mentoring support, and leadership and networking opportunities that can enhance your career, build your business, and foster lasting relationships. Regardless of your circumstances, CWIP can help you achieve your goals.

Upcoming Events

Tax Strategies for Publishing Professionals (virtual) - January 19, 6:30pm CST

CWIP Mission Statement
Chicago Women in Publishing’s Mission is to maximize career opportunities for publishing industry professionals by providing resources and support through educational programming, advocacy and networking. Read the gritty details in our bylaws.

2021-2022 CWIP Board

Executive Committee: Deb McBride, Mary Cecilia Nolan, Olivia Voltaggio, Judith West

Treasurer: Fiona Saltmarsh

Secretary: Olivia Voltaggio

Marketing Director: Open

eCWIP Editor: Kathryn Keil Kerste

Mentorship Directors: Nada Fuleihan and Bernadette Fortuna

Social Media Director & Brand Awareness Director: Mary Cecilia Nolan

Blog Editor & Website Manager: Olivia Voltaggio

Board Members at Large: George Becht, Pat Stahl

To reach out to a specific board member who does not have an e-mail address linked to his/her name, feel free to email info@cwip.org.

About CWIP
As a CWIP member, you have access to new job postings online through Jobvine, the opportunity to advertise your freelance services in our online Freelance Directory, and access to the CWIP Membership Directory for networking. The CWIP Speakers Bureau features members who are subject-matter experts and can speak on various topics at professional and public events. Members can also take advantage of peer support and advice through the CWIP Mentorship Program.

We meet on the third Wednesday of most months in Chicago for educational and special events and networking. Other events include a major fall kickoff night, a spring publishing fair, half-day and full-day workshops, mentoring events, and mixers with other professional groups in Chicago. Visit the Events Calendar or the Events page for a more complete listing of upcoming events.

Explore the website to learn about upcoming events, industry news, and publishing resources. Click here for the full list of Membership Benefits or to Join Now.

To reach out, e-mail info@cwip.org.

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