The community for Austin communicators

 

For more than 90 years, Women Communicators of Austin has championed women in journalism, media, marketing, and every other communication role. No matter what the “next era” of communications has delivered, our members continue to fearlessly architect their careers into whatever they can imagine. Sound like your kind of group? Join us!

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I love the range of experience and skills in WCA. I have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and mentor someone just beginning her career in communications, often at the same event.

— Laura Shankland, Senior Consultant, American Institutes for Research & former board member

Get Smart Tickets Are Going Fast!

Since 2009, WCA’s half-day professional development conference has educated and inspired Austin Communicators. Get Smart 2019 will focus on technology in communications. Noted speakers, panel discussions, master classes, and one-on-one mentoring and resume review drive the business day. 

This year’s event is capped at 100 registrants and, at $40 per ticket (cost of food and beverage), seats are going fast! Register now to reserve your Get Smart 2019 spot:

WHO We are | Why We Join

Dating back to 1929, Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) is one of the largest and most diverse professional communications organizations in Austin. Our membership includes more than 250 women and men from across a spectrum of communication specialties including journalism, public relations, marketing, design and corporate communications.

As WCA members, we are passionate about the organizations we serve, energized by collaboration with one another and always seeking the next challenge.

Career Exploration

Take opportunities to try new things, ask questions and meet mentors through our Mentor Program.

Career Enhancement

Capture leadership opportunities and build value in the communications profession

Career Acceleration

Find fresh ideas and spur skill development through events like Get Smart and Careers Over Coffee.

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Freelance Austin

Austin’s Source for Freelance and Contract Communicators

Freelance Austin, a special interest group of WCA, is a top source of writers, editors, graphic designers, web designers, voice talent, public relations and marketing consultants, business coaches, photographers, and other creative, independent communications professionals in the Austin area — since 1995.

“I got my job through WCA!”

Recent Job Bank Listings

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WCA members know about the best communication jobs before the job ever makes it to  the mainstream job sites.  

These job bank postings often come from WCA members who know of a job at their organization or one of their clients. Get the inside scoop by signing up for email alerts when new jobs are posted. 

News, Tips, Advice and More

Ask a Mentor: Resume Tips for Career Shifts

Got your own career conundrum you'd like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It's free to members! It’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members. Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, What is the best way to...

Ask a Mentor: Can I make a living as a Freelance Writer?

Got your own career conundrum you'd like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It's free to members! It’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members.   Can I make a living as a freelance writer? Compiled and edited by Julie...

Tips for Working with the Austin Business Journal

Highlights from the July 2019 Leader Lunch Thanks to the good people at the Austin Business Journal, 12 lucky WCA members got the inside scoop on how the news business works. Whether you’re targeting the print or digital edition, the newsletter or events, here are...

Ask A Mentor: Free Job Resources

Got your own career conundrum you'd like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It's free to members! It’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members.   Free Job Resources? (an Update) Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk...

Ask a Mentor: Family Friendly Career Tips

Got your own career conundrum you'd like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It's free to members! It’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members. Family Friendly Career Tips Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors,...

7 Habits of Effective Nonprofit Communication Professionals

Written by Charu Kohli "The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them." — Stephen King This becomes even more pertinent in the case of nonprofits – organizations that work extremely hard to solve complex social problems with limited...

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