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

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. 

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Meet WCA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors!

Meet WCA’s 2020-2021 Board of Directors!

As the destination for Austin’s communications industry, Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) offers a bounty of events, professional development and volunteer opportunities and member services – more than any other professional communications organization in the area....

Ask A Mentor: How do I persuade my boss to let employees work from home?

Ask A Mentor: How do I persuade my boss to let employees work from home?

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 TereshchukDear Mentors, We just interviewed a great...

Ask A Mentor: I Was Laid Off, What’s My Game Plan?

Ask A Mentor: I Was Laid Off, What’s My Game Plan?

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 TereshchukDear Mentors, I just got laid off, due to...

WCA Annual Meeting 2020

WCA Annual Meeting 2020

Where We've Been A little history for the newcomers… The mission of WCA is as follows: To promote the advancement of women in all fields of communications To work for the First Amendment rights and responsibilities of communicators To recognize distinguished...

Ask A Mentor: How do I keep my team engaged while we all WFH?

Ask A Mentor: How do I keep my team engaged while we all WFH?

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 TereshchukDear Mentors, During the...

WCA Annual Meeting 2019 – Recap & Video

WCA Annual Meeting 2019 – Recap & Video

This week we held our 2019 WCA Annual Meeting. It was so wonderful to look out and see so many familiar faces, thank you sincerely to everyone who attended. For those of you who couldn't make it, here's a recap:  Where We've Been I highlighted so me of our 90 year...

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