By the end of the 1980s, monthly meetings were held at the Publishers Association – the heart of the industry WiP sought to change. Companies were now willing to pay for their women staff to attend WiP training courses.
Surveys produced hard figures about just how unequal the apparently congenial world of books actually was. WiP was shifting towards being a more career-oriented group.
And the zeitgeist was changing. Women started to feel that the battle had been won. Feminism was coming to be seen as a negative rather than a positive designation.