Woman’s Press Club of Indiana was founded in 1913 to provide female communicators a chance to work in their chosen field during a time when few women entered journalism or publishing. (Learn more about our history.)
Today, our members work are reporters, editors, broadcasters, freelancers, educators, publishers and public relations professionals working for a variety of organizations. Several of our members are authors of fiction and non-fiction books.
Our mission is to advance professional standards, provide exchange of journalistic ideas and experiences, and coordinate efforts of interest to communicators.
We provide scholarships in connection with our communications contest. Browse these pages and discover the benefits, services and worthwhile projects that make WPCI important to its members.
We meet four times a year, in March, May, September and November, at locations around the state. Two meetings are workshops addressing various topics important to our members. The May meeting is dedicated to our state contest awards.
Many of our members also attend the National Federation of Press Women conference each fall. WPCI is one of the founding members of NFPW, and WPCI continues to operate as an affiliate of this national group.
Professional communicators who live or work in Indiana and are actively involved in any aspect of communications for remuneration (pay) are eligible for active membership. These include:
Women and men who are employed in any field of communications at any level of responsibility (newspapers, magazines, radio and TV, schools and colleges, government, corporations, nonprofit agencies and associations or organizations).
Writers, editors, publishers, graphic designers, reporters, directors, marketers, photographers, account executives, educators, public information officers, freelancers and owners/managers of related businesses.
Men and women studying communications at any college or university in Indiana.
Provisional members are those who work in professional communications without remuneration.
We also welcome student members who are enrolled at accredited colleges and universities and are studying communications. Use the same procedure below to join at a reduced rate.
When you join Woman’s Press Club of Indiana, you also join the National Federation of Press Women, one of the nation’s oldest communications groups. Joining is easy:
When you are ready, use this convenient form on the NFPW website to join both organizations at once. Be sure to select “Indiana” as your state affiliate.
As soon as we hear of your membership, we’ll contact you to welcome you to our group and alert you to our next meeting.
If you have any questions, please contact WPCI. We’re looking forward to meeting you.