Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) Fall Kickoff Event “Opening Doors—Network Less & Connect More”





August 22, 2014

Join Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) as we kickoff our 2014–2015 programming year! Learn about the exciting programs in store for CWIP while you enjoy a fun evening with our speaker Annie Passanisi, Director of Marketing, Events, and Glitter at Polymathic. Annie will use her one-of-a-kind combination of education, inspiration, and humor to show us why we should focus on connecting rather than traditional “networking.”

Enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres, visit with friends, make new connections, and help us celebrate 42 years of giving our members the keys to opening doors. Attendees receive a drink ticket and one raffle ticket to win a free CWIP membership and a mystery box of books to enjoy for the rest of the year. Cash bar also available. We will also be collecting paperback and soft cover books for Chicago Books to Women in Prison. To find the kinds of books they need, go to http://chicagobwp.org/how-to-help/donations/. In addition, anyone who joins or renews their CWIP membership at the Kickoff will get a 20% discount.



Wednesday, September 17, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – Registration and connecting/networking

6:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Welcome, speaker introduction, and program

8:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Post-program connecting/networking



Second floor conference center of the Four40 building, 440 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603.

Discounted parking of $8 for Kickoff attendees in the building’s underground garage. CTA bus stops as well as elevated and subway stations are adjacent to the building on three sides. Commuter rail stations are within comfortable walking distances from the building.



Sign up by Friday, September 12 for discounted registration fee

Register online now: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1808846-3OELE3nviv

By mail: Send a check payable to CWIP, P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626

By phone: 773.508.0351


Speaker Bio

Annie Passanisi is Director of Marketing, Events and Glitter at Polymathic, and Executive Chef of Hungry Entrepreneurs. She uses her dislike of networking events as inspiration to help people find better ways to connect, and she has guided hundreds of people toward better introductions, lasting impressions, and deeper connections. Her stress-free, introvert-friendly approach to networking will leave you sighing with relief and raring to go out and connect.


Contact: Jill Welsh, CWIP Director of Marketing

Phone: 630-414-6072

E-mail: info@cwip.org


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