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5 Things Frank Lloyd Wright Taught Me About Starting a Freelance Career

On Saturday, March 24, IWPA members and guests took a guided tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, IL. As a budding writers, here are my 5 takeaways from this event.

Branding is critical to marketing your work for building an image to consumers. Today, we’re oversaturated with advertising logos […]

By |March 28th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Susan Brauer Named 2018 Communicator of Achievement by Illinois Woman’s Press Association

Chicago, March 13, 2018 – Susan Brauer of New Lenox, Illinois, has been awarded the 2018 Communicator of Achievement Award from the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA).

This prestigious award is the highest honor given by the IWPA and other affiliates of the National Federation of Press Women. It is given to chapter members who […]

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

Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas Elected President, National Federation of Press Women

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – September 15, 2017 – The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) is proud to announce that Marianne Wolf-Astrauskas, the association’s Past President, and current Historian/Archivist, has been elected President of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW).

The National Federation of Press Women is a nationwide […]

By |September 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Evanston’s Randy Richardson Wins Prestigious Communications Award; Sets Record

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – September 15, 2017 – Randy Richardson of Evanston, Illinois, has received the national Communicator of Achievement Award presented by the National Federation of Press Women. It is the first time a man has received this honor in the award’s 60-year history.

Communicator of Achievement is […]

By |September 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Opening Doors

In the long-fought battle to achieve equal opportunities for women, opening the doors to men can be a powerful weapon

When I joined the Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), a decade ago, I felt a lot like the protagonist in Lost in the Ivy, the contemporary mystery I had published: lost and confused. It isn’t […]

By |September 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments

IWPA Summer Internship Perspective: It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Calling

I entered Northeastern Illinois University in the Spring of 2017 as a 25 year-old undergraduate. After stumbling from one career choice to another, I decided to finally focus on area of study that also brought joy to my life: English Literature.

There where moments when the realization that I’m still working towards my degree caused […]

By |August 29th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois Has a Budget: What’s Next?

While the state of Illinois finally passed a budget this summer, many say it’s no time for celebration. Slate reported that Rauner’s attempts to curb what he called a “bailout” were overridden by bipartisan cooperation (a 71-42 vote) on July 6. The state breathed a sigh of relief after a tense, two-year stalemate. For […]

By |August 10th, 2017|News|1 Comment

NFPW 2017 Communications Contest Winners!

IWPA members had quite the showing in the 2017 National Federation of Press Women’s annual Communications Contest! We are very proud of our successful community. All winners are invited accept their awards at the 2017 NFPW Communications Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

Lolita Ditzler, who won first place for her essay Life with Linda, stated she […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

IWPA High School Communications Contest Winner Takes Top Honors at National Level

Shane Hogan received first-place honors at the 2017 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest for his entry “Football Interview” in the radio/television interview or talk show category.  The student at Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Homewood, Illinois, won first place in the same category in the Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s High School […]

By |May 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Announces 2017 High School Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
Chicago – April 18, 2017- The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), honors the state’s best and brightest high school student communicators in announcing the 2017 winners of its High School Contest.

Students submitted work in 23 categories […]

By |April 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments