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Award Recipients

Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award

Each year Exceptional Women in Publishing (EWIP) selects an accomplished woman to receive the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award. We select someone for this honor who has achieved prominence in her career, has made extraordinary contributions to publishing, and has demonstrated success and leadership in nontraditional and/or exceptional ways. All recipients of the honor, beginning with Gloria Steinem in 1999, are listed below.

2014 EWIP AWARD GOES TO KARA SWISHER
Exceptional Women in Publishing is pleased to announce that the 16th recipient of the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award is Kara Swisher, formerly of AllThingsD, and now, Revere Digital, a multifaceted business with a news website, Re/code and the Code Conference 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. [Press Release]


Honorees of the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award

EWIP Award
2014 Kara Swisher, co-founder, Re/code (formerly of AllThingsD).

2013 Deanna Brown, president, Byliner, Inc.

2012 Michela O’Connor Abrams, president Dwell Media, LLC.

2011 Laurel Touby, the founder and senior vice president of mediabistro.com.

2010 Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation magazine.

2009 Dorothy Kalins, former executive editor of Newsweek, founding editor of Saveur, and is currently running the show at Dorothy Kalins, Ink.

2008 Alix Kennedy, former VP and editorial director of Family-Fun and Wondertime magazines, part of Disney Publishing Worldwide.

2007 Phyllis Hoffman, president and CEO, Hoffman Media, LLC.
Lynn Povich

2006 Lynn Povich, former editor-in-chief, of Working Woman and the first female senior editor of Newsweek who wrote, The Good Girl Revolt, the true story about the 46 women working at Newsweek in 1970 who won a landmark lawsuit against their employers for “systematic discrimination” in hiring and promotion.

2005 Eleanor Clift, author and contributing editor, Newsweek

2004 Ardath Rodale and Marie Rodale. Ardie (1928-2009) served as Rodale’s CEO from 1990 to 2007; Marie is the current CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc

2003 Susan Taylor, founding editor, Essence
Gloria Steinem
2002 Rita Henley Jensen, founding editor, Women’s ENews

2001 Linda Gardiner, founding editor, Women’s Review of Books

2000 Bonnie Krueger, founding publisher, Associated Press publications

1999 Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. magazine