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!
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
NOMINATE an austin communicator for a Banner Award
Since 1973, Women Communicators of Austin has awarded Banner Awards to outstanding Central Texas communicators. Past winners have included Elizabeth Christian, Judy Maggio, “Cactus” Pryor, Ann Richards, Evan Smith, Heather Ladage, Kerry Tate, Quita Culpepper, and Sarah Weddington. Banner awards also highlight creative initiative, stellar mentorship, and WCA members who go above and beyond for their fellow Austin community.
Nominations deadline: March 15, 2019.
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.
Freelance Austin Members
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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
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...
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, you can watch the full presentation video here or read the recap below:...
Written by Zahra Adamjee This year, International Women’s Day was March 8th, 2019, and we want to celebrate gender equality with the communicators of Austin! What better way to initiate action towards gender equality in the workplace than International Women’s Day. As...
I’m somewhat socially awkward—in fact, I’d go so far as to call myself an introvert. How am I going to be able to look for a new job?
I can’t bear the thought of having to network, or go in front of an interview panel to talk about…
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. Do I Spill or Be Still? Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors,...
Jennifer Stayton is the host of KUT’s “Morning Edition” program, and this year’s winner of the Gladys Whitney Hearst Outstanding Member Award. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Williams College and a Master of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film...