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Feature Friday: Becky Sarwate

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 Becky Sarwate… Becky Sarwate is a Chicago born freelance writer, mentor, author, and overall passionate communicator. Her successes [...]

National Federation of Press Women Announces 2018 National Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman's Press Association Chicago, Illinois www.iwpa.org Chicago - May 25, 2018 - The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA) had a number of accomplished members recognized by the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), as the NFPW announced its 2018 National Communications Contest winners. The competition awards the best entries in a variety of communication categories, among them: [...]

National Federation of Press Women Announces 2018 High School Communications Contest Winners

Illinois Woman’s Press Association Chicago, Illinois www.iwpa.org Chicago – May 18, 2018 –The Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA), an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) is proud to announce the state’s winners in the national High School Communications Contest. The annual competition honors and celebrates student journalists and the communications programs of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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