The Enlightened Ones
Women in Production (WIP), a non-profit organization dedicated to standardizing production practices within the advertising and publishing industries, recently held the 14th Annual Luminaire Awards Dinner to recognize outstanding achievements and personal dedication within the industry. Each year at the Luminaire Awards, the graphic arts community gathers to honor several outstanding industry professionals. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships to High School of Graphic Communication Arts students at New York City's Technical College, New York University, Pace University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. This year's event was held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The honorees are as follows:
Dora Braschi Cardinale, executive vice president print production, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Lori Carrabba, director of operations, Bates Healthworld
Melvin A. Ettinger, president & CEO, Business Technology Solutions
Barbara Stark, business director of manufacturing and distribution, Conde Nast Publications
Tracy T. Windrum, vice president, manufacturing, G+J USA Publishing
Cindy Rakowitz, vice president of public relations and promotions at Playboy Enterprises delivered the event's keynote address.
What is WIP?
Women In Production began in 1977 when a group of seven women in magazine production met at lunch time to discuss career problems and exchange technical information. Today, WIP is a non-profit professional and educational organization comprised of women and men from all areas of the graphic arts industry, including magazines, newspapers, catalogs, book, direct mail, advertising and printing.
As always, the primary goals of WIP are to educate members and provide opportunities to network with other professionals in the graphic arts industry. To facilitate communication, WIP sponsors luncheons, technical sessions, conference days and social events. In an effort to attract more young people to the industry, each year scholarships are awarded to students from area technical high schools and print-oriented college programs. WIP also awards scholarships to members to endorse the benefits of continuing education in an evolving industry. Funds for the awards and scholarships are provided by WIP's Education endowment.