EWIP 2018 Press Release


*For Immediate Release*

USA Today National Editor, Bay City News owner and a diverse group of  media professionals from across the country to be highlighted at the 2018 Exceptional Women in Publishing Conference & Dinner

SAN FRANCISCO — New Bay City News owner Katherine Rowlands, USA Today National Editor Kristen Go and a diverse group of female media professionals from across the country will be highlighted at the 2018 Exceptional Women in Publishing Conference & Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22 in San Francisco. shades Magazine – Celebrating All Women of Color is a co-presenter of this year’s event.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Our Stories | Our World,” will focus on engaging women, particularly Women of Color, in the documentation of their stories and the stories of their communities. Our sessions in the daytime include, graphic novels and comics, Asian American authors, children’s literature, politics and social justice and a Publishers’ Marketplace featuring authors. Our awards dinner celebrates the achievements of women in publishing who have made an impact on the industry this year.  

The event – which runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – will be held at the famed Women’s Building in San Francisco’s Mission District.

“We are truly excited about this year’s program as we reshape the way our organization embraces women in publishing,” EWIP Board President Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig said. “We not only plan to continue recognizing and supporting  those who are making strides in legacy publishing fields, we now also are embracing the newest generation of publishers – bloggers, music/film series producers, comic book creators, graphic novelists, journal writers and more. The “new” EWIP has dedicated itself to broaden its reach ethnically so that our stories around our world are truly heard.”

This year’s Conference & Dinner highlights include:

  • Award honorees Katherine Rowlands and Kristen Go who will be presented with the Breaking the Glass Ceiling and President’s awards, respectively;
  • A morning Plenary “The New Era of Women in Publishing: Media, Mentoring and #MeToo” a discussion with Sarah Glover, Social Media Editor at NBCUniversal and President of the National Association of Black Journalists;
  • Trina Robbins, writer and comics illustrator who was the first woman to draw Wonder Woman in a comic book;
  • Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza (via satellite);
  • Former Executive Editor of Lucky Peach magazine and author of “Goodbye, Vitamin,” Rachel Khong;
  • The Audience Growth Editor at Sunset magazine, Kendra Poppy;
  • And more!

Exceptional Women in Publishing was established in 1998 to educate, empower and support women and girls through the power of publishing. For more information about EWIP and to join, see ewip.org or email info@ewip.org. Tickets are available through EventBrite.

shades Magazine – Celebrating All Women of Color is an online news and information publication that covers and highlights the concerns, issues and stories of ALL Women of Color, but primarily those who are African American, Hispanic/Latina, Asian/Pacific American and Native American, as well as the underserved groups within these communities. This uniquely diverse organization has one mission: To promote intellectual enhancement, spiritual enlightenment and cultural enrichment.

For more information, press credentials and questions, contact Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig at info@ewip.org or via cell/text at 415.633.6327. Additionally, information can be found at the following links:

Conference schedule
Speakers, moderators, panel coordinators and awardees
Ticket information

Date: Sept. 15, 2018
Contact: Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
415.633.6327/call or text info@ewip.org