For more than 100 years, Woman’s Press Club of Indiana has supported its members in leading the effort for equality in the newsroom, expanding opportunities and furthering education for pros and students.
Woman’s Press Club of Indiana is a nonprofit organization of media professionals in communication. It is a charter member and a current affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. WPCI welcomes men and women professional communicators and communication students into our membership.
Why we are the Woman’s Press Club of Indiana
In 1913, when all big-city newsrooms were run by men, women could report only on society issues and were barred from the established press clubs. A few gutsy women who aspired to more in journalism began their own press club, Woman’s Press Club of Indiana, with Hester Alverson Moffett as president.
When the ladies began to attend State House sessions and report on real issues of interest to women’s rights, they suddenly found their stories were front page news and began the long trek toward freedom and equality.
Every so often, WPCI members vote on whether to change the name. We love our sons and husbands, some are also members, but we have always come to the conclusion that to throw away the name is to toss out our long and valued history and those marvelous women whose unsinkable spirits began this organization. So, we remain WPCI and men are welcome to join WPCI in pursuit of excellence in communication for both sexes.