Women in Publishing reactivates, schedules pay gap meeting

Women in Publishing reactivates, schedules pay gap meeting

Women in Publishing is to restart its regular meetings this autumn, launching with a panel discussion to explore the pay gap in September.

WiP has resumed its activities after a year-long hiatus, following fresh interest inspired by the launch earlier this year of a website celebrating the history of the group, which was founded in 1979.

WiP's first meeting of the autumn will see a panel including Kogan Page m.d. Helen Kogan, bookcareers.com founder Suzanne Collier, and Suzy Astbury, m.d. of publishing recruitment agency Inspired Selection, address the industry’s pay gap, which was revealed by the salary data made public earlier this year.

The event will take place on 12th September at 7pm, at a London venue to be confirmed, with attendance free to members, and £3 for non-members, and tickets bookable online. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.

Further WiP meetings will run in October and November, plus a Christmas party and the presentation of the Pandora Award, given to a woman who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the publishing industry, on 5th December.

The Pandora Award was last made in 2016, when it went to Nosy Crow m.d. Kate Wilson. Previous winners have included publishers Ursula Mackenzie and Gail Rebuck, and agent Carole Blake.

WiP is also looking to expand the committee of volunteers which runs the organisation, and are keen that the committee reflects the diversity of women involved in all aspects of publishing. Those interested should contact web@womeninpublishing.org.uk.

New memberships and membership renewals can be made here.