Ana Mendez

About Ana Mendez

Communications professional with a Bachelor's Degree in English. Current Empresarias del Futuro Program Advocate at Mujeres Latinas en Accion. Inspired to broaden IWPA's goals of expanding the network of men and women that professionally support each other in writing and communication work. Lover of art, music, and writing. Follow my work on my WordPress blog: anamayramendez.wordpress.com

Fighting Fake News & Preserving Our Rights

In Late May, a doctored video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi began trending on Twitter. President Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani commented on her slurred speech in a now deleted tweet, with many others using their handles to suggest that Pelosi was unfit, unwell, and/or crazed. 

Not long after the video went viral, it […]

By |September 17th, 2019|FAN-Fair|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2019 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press AssociationChicago, Illinoiswww.iwpa.org

Chicago – March 6, 2019 – The
Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National
Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the best professional journalists,
writers and communicators in the state through the annual Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest.

Communicators
may enter work in any of over 64 categories and subcategories. Examples include
Writing, Editing […]

By |March 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Adlai E. Stevenson High School

On Fridays, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez shines a spotlight on some of our 2018 High School Contest Winners. This week’s featured school is Adlai E. Stevenson High School…

IWPA’s 2018 High School Contest accepted 113 entries in 23 different categories from students of all genders attending public and private […]

By |September 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Huntley High School

On remaining summer Fridays, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on some of our 2018 High School Contest Winners. This week’s featured school is Huntley High School…

Huntley High School: District 158

IWPA’s 2018 High School Contest accepted 113 entries in 23 different categories from students of all […]

By |August 10th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Homewood Flossmoor High School

Each remaining Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on some of our 2018 High School Contest Winners. This week’s featured school is Homewood Flossmoor…

Homewood Flossmoor High School : District 233

IWPA’s 2018 High School Contest accepted 113 entries in 23 different categories from students […]

By |August 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Janis Johnston

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on some of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Janis Johnston, the last in our professional series…

Janis Johnston is a licensed family therapist and an […]

By |July 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Susan Brauer

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Susan Brauer…

Susan Brauer is an award-winning author, artist, publisher, advocate for women, blogger, and public speaker. […]

By |July 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Mary Wagner

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Mary Wagner…

Mary T. Wagner is a former journalist, blogger, author, and criminal prosecutor. She has juggled […]

By |July 14th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Randy Richardson

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is Randy Richardson…

Randy Richardson is an award-winning journalist and author. With a professional background as an attorney, it […]

By |July 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Feature Friday: Tim Libretti

Each Friday this summer, IWPA’s 3rd Vice President and Professional Contest Chair Ana Mendez will shine a spotlight on one of our 2018 Mate E. Palmer/National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest Winners. This week’s featured communicator is repeat Silver Feather Award recipient, Tim Libretti…

Tim Libretti is an educator, leader, writer, and overall inspiration. […]

By |June 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments