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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Get Smart 2020 Resilience

GET SMART 2020

Get Smart goes virtual this year! That means anyone interested can join us—no matter where you’re located. This year’s half-day event will focus on Resilience. How can we tackle today’s challenges, seize opportunities, adopt new approaches, and chart new courses? Join us to find out.

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

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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: How Do I Focus?

Ask a Mentor: How Do I Focus?

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, I’m having a hard time...

Ask a Mentor: My New Boss Seems Stressed. What Do I Say?

Ask a Mentor: My New Boss Seems Stressed. What Do I Say?

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, Early March, I had just...

The Value of Women Communicators of Austin [A Post from Our Sponsor]

The Value of Women Communicators of Austin [A Post from Our Sponsor]

Written by Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR Principal, Momentum Public Relations WCA VP of Programs, 2020-2021 AWIC* President, 2007-2008 As long-time members of Women Communicators of Austin*  we value our membership and believe that this organization is a cornerstone of...

Ask a Mentor: New in Town. How Do I Network Remotely?

Ask a Mentor: New in Town. How Do I Network Remotely?

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, I arrived in Austin...

In WFH, Work’s Winning Out Over Home

In WFH, Work’s Winning Out Over 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 Tereshchuk   Dear Mentors, I’ve been working...

Ask A Mentor: In a Groove or In a Rut?

Ask A Mentor: In a Groove or In a Rut?

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. Recommended Resources? Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk   Dear...

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