Where too many women’s groups had little structure and ran out of energy, WiP adopted an organised approach: a main committee with sub-committees to handle training, newsletter, conferences, awards, research and campaigning.
WiP's training courses were one of its most important activities, giving women, both those who attended and those who taught on them, skills and confidence.
A series of surveys provided hard evidence of discrimination and barriers to career progress.
The work/life balance, then as now, was a constant issue and maternity cover and childcare were often hotly debated subjects.
WiP groups sprang up around the country, and WiP inspired and supported women in publishing groups around the world.