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Communicator, Network Builder & Teacher Becky Sarwate Wins IWPA’s 2016 Silver Feather Award

The winner of Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s 2016 Silver Feather Award is Becky Sarwate, IWPA’s current and 49th President. Her work growing a community for the state’s communicators embodies IWPA’s historic mission of support and opportunity.

The Silver Feather Award is bestowed annually by IWPA in recognition of excellence across multiple Mate E. Palmer Communications […]

By |April 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments

Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s 2016 Mate E. Palmer Professional Communications Contest Results Announced

Illinois Woman’s Press Association
P.O. Box 180150, Chicago, Illinois  60618
www.iwpa.org
CHICAGO – March 28, 2016 — The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), in cooperation with 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. Today, IWPA announced its […]

By |March 29th, 2016|News|0 Comments

2016 Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest Winners

By |March 29th, 2016|News|1 Comment

Joining the IWPA Executive Board: What’s In It For You?

The IWPA Executive Board does a phenomenal job of keeping the Association running and growing. Its commitment to continuing the mission of our founders over 130 years demonstrates passion for communications in general, and the importance of our unique place in history. The dedicated work of our Board members promotes IWPA’s ability to continue […]

By |August 29th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Social Media: Why You Should Engage IWPA!

Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are the three most visited and utilized social media sites of 2015. They allow users to connect with friends, family, and coworkers, establish professional networks, promote personal achievement, and advertise business organizations. Chances are almost everyone you know has an account on one or all of these platforms, making use […]

By |August 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

IWPA Member Marlene Cook Featured on “Talking with Teri”

Media Network Idaho member, and current National Federation of Press Women President Teri Ehresman, has featured longtime IWPA member Marlene Cook in the latest post on her blog, Talking with Teri.

Ehresman’s blog seeks to profile a wide array of “valued, unique and unbelievable NFPW members.” Of Cook she writes:
A long-time friend I always look forward to […]

By |July 14th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 NFPW High School Communications Contest Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following Illinois High School student winners in the National Federation of Press Women competition! We are so happy and proud of your accomplishments!

Cartooning 1st: Angella Kilabo, Saint Viator HS, Arlington Heights, Illinois; “Federal, state governments shift right”

Review HM: Jake Silverman, Jacob Lirtzman, Marisa Flignor & Emma Pinsky, Deerfield HS, Deerfield, Illinois; […]

By |July 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2015 NFPW Communications Contest Winners Announced!

Wow! It was a great 2015 for members new and experienced, in so many communications disciplines!

The judges of the National Federation of Press Women’s annual Communications Contest have rewarded 23% of Illinois Woman’s Press Association’s members for their brilliant work in 2014. We are so very proud to announce the names of these amazing […]

By |July 1st, 2015|News|1 Comment

3rd Annual Summer Social With The Chicago Writers Association: Communication At Its Finest

Open free to the public, IWPA will be hosting its joint event with the Chicago Writers Association on Saturday, July 11 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (please see our events page). This is a fantastic opportunity for any communicator looking to make some connections, enjoy good food, and help promote one of IWPA’s main missions […]

By |June 29th, 2015|News|1 Comment

IWPA/NFPW Student Memberships: Opening Doors at a Discount

As a student communicator, I was enthralled by the benefits IWPA/NFPW offers its student members. When I applied to IWPA for a possible summer internship, the nurturing member community struck me as wonderful. Student memberships offer tangible benefits such as networking events and workshops, but also an extended hand of friendship and support. As […]

By |June 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments