San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP) is pleased to announce that the 16th recipient of the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award is Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of AllThingsD, a website covering technology, the Internet, and media. The 2014 EWIP Award will be presented to her during EWIP’s 6th annual Women’s Leadership Conference in San Francisco on March 6, 2014.
Ms. Swisher is an author, commentator, and co-executive editor of AllThingsD. She also co-produces and co-hosts, along with Walt Mossberg, D: All Things Digital, an annual conference that features candid interviews with figures such as Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, and many other leading players in the tech and media industries. Previously, Ms. Swisher worked as a reporter at the Washington Post. She began covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997 and her column BoomTown originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section and online at WSJ.com. Ms. Swisher continues to break news stories about the Web’s major players and Internet policy issues. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Each year EWIP selects an accomplished woman to receive the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. Honorees have made extraordinary contributions to publishing and have achieved prominence, demonstrating success and leadership in exceptional ways. “Kara is a well-respected journalist with a strong following,” says EWIP President Máire P. Walsh. “Her unremitting push to expose the lack of women in leadership positions is having the impact we need to see action from tech and media companies. She is a very worthy recipient.”
“I’m incredibly honored that EWIP selected me for the 2014 Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. Their mission aligns closely with my desire to see more women leaders in media and tech. I’m thrilled to be joining such an esteemed list previous award recipients,” says Kara Swisher. Past honorees of the EWIP Award include Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. Magazine, Laurel Touby, founder of mediabistro.com, Marie Rodale, CEO & chairman of Rodale, Inc., Deanna Brown, president of Byliner, Inc., and Michela O’Connor Abrams, president Dwell Media. The complete list of previous winners can be found here.
About the 6th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference
Connect with the women leading and transforming media and technology on March 6, 2014, at the Sixth Annual Exceptional Women in Publishing Women’s Leadership Conference at the Merchants Exchange Building in San Francisco. The theme of the 2014 conference is “How To Move Forward: Women Leaders in Media.” Expect a day brimming with insight and advice. Each session of this daylong event will be packed with practical takeaways, creative ideas, and lively discussions about the successful business and content models of today and tomorrow. You’ll come away with a sharper understanding of how each media platform connects you to readers and customers and how you can leverage all of them—print, digital, mobile, and web—to attract and engage new audiences. The 2014 Women in Leadership Conference event details can be found here and register here.
About Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP)
Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP) was founded in 1998 with two goals in mind: to educate, empower and support women in publishing and to educate, empower and support women and girls through the power of publishing. EWIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our active volunteer members and board of directors strive to support women in publishing, whether print, online, mobile, or digital media. We also encourage female entrepreneurship, and offer a range of professional development programs through our national and regional events, online communications, mentoring, and research. Get more information on EWIP here.