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.

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.

Thank you to our Corporate Partners who have supported us over the years.


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