Welcome to Chicago Women in Publishing
Upcoming CWIP Events:
March 19: Self-Publishing Marketing and Distribution Today's self-publishing technology enables authors with an entrepreneurial spirit to get their work published, but it also means authors have to address issues traditionally handled by publishing houses. Join us on Wednesday, March 19 for a panel discussion focusing on two of the biggest self-publishing challenges: book marketing and distribution.Read more...
March 27: Mentoring Program This Mentoring Program Members Only event will be a night for networking. Mentors and mentees interested in partnering for a short-term project or a long-term advice contact will have the opportunity to meet other mentoring members and share their goals.Read more...
March 29: Negotiate Like a Pro Whether we realize it or not, in business and in life, we're always negotiating. Because we do it more than we realize, we should know how to do it well, right? This fun and interactive workshop will shed light on the most successful negotiating tactics.Read more...
Tell us what CWIP means to you
As part of our 40th annivesary celebration, we want to hear what CWIP has meant to you. How has it helped you in your career? What have you gotten out of it? How have you given back? Please email Kathy Short to tell us what CWIP means to you.
CWIP gives a hearty cheer to those who volunteer!
This section highlights some of CWIP’s committees and board positions. This particular section is about the board of directors and opportunities to be found there. Future sections will be about other CWIP volunteers who help run the organization. Elections will occur soon, so consider how you might be interested in making CWIP ever better! If you'd like to see volunteer opportunities, check out here to read more.
President: Presides over all CWIP meetings and acts as the spokesperson for the organization. Manages the various committees and oversees projects.
Vice President/President Elect: Presides in the president's absence, works with the president in running the organization, and succeeds the president.
Vice President/Strategic Planning: Runs the long-range planning committee and initiates or supervises projects that will contribute to the growth, visibility, and success of CWIP.
Vice President/Business Development: Oversees advertising, corporate sponsorship, and business alliances.
Secretary: Records the minutes of CWIP Board Meetings and general meetings where business is conducted, and reports those minutes in writing to all officers and chairs.
Treasurer/Payables: Oversees budgets and keeps records of how CWIP's revenue is expended. Writes checks for bills and costs incurred for all invoices and check requests received with receipts or proper itemization.
Treasurer/Receivables: Keeps records of how CWIP earns revenues. Makes bank deposits of all moneys received, and collects or oversees the collection of money at CWIP meetings and events where fees are charged.
If you are:
- Looking to enter the publishing industry but you’re not sure where to start, and making new contacts in the field interests you;
- Looking to gain valuable industry experience to add to your resume, or
- A seasoned writer, editor, or any other kind of wordsmith-at-large looking to give something back to your professional community to help lead the next generation of publishing professionals, then joining a CWIP committee is for you.
Board Meetings: the first Monday of each month
All Members are welcome to attend Board meetings. Meetings are at 190 S. LaSalle, 40th floor. Meetings start at 6:00 p.m. Please feel free to brown-bag dinner from one of the many nearby restaurants. For security reasons, we need to submit a list of attendees, so if you'd like to attend a particular meeting, please RSVP to Jennifer Hull.
About Regional Networking:
Don't forget to check out our Regional Networking Groups for upcoming meetings.
Whether you're a seasoned veteran or simply considering a publishing career, CWIP helps you connect with colleagues and achieve greater professional success. Our organization offers education, information, leadership, referrals, support, and networking opportunities that enhance your career, build your business, and foster lasting relationships.
Explore the Web site to learn about upcoming events, industry news, and publishing resources. As a CWIP member, you have access to online job postings through Jobvine, the opportunity to advertise your business in our Freelance Directory, and access to our online Membership Directory. Members also have access to Clips online, a great way to connect with and receive valuable information on Chicago's publishing industry. Members and nonmembers alike can also drop in on the discussions taking place on the CWIP Listserv.