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 your Banner Brunch Tickets

Each year, Banner Brunch provides the space where WCA members, distinguished Austin communicators, and friends and family celebrate those recognized and honored for their contribution and excellence demonstrated in the field of communications. Help us celebrate WCA’s 90th year in Austin and our 46th annual banner brunch!

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: Free Job Resources

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

Ask A Mentor: Recommended 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. Recommended Resources? Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk   Dear...

6 Ways to Improve Gender Equality

  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 an organization...

2019-2020 Proposed Board of Directors Slate

   Connect Over Cocktails Speed Mentoring & Board Vote Our WCA mentors will be on hand to host a speed mentoring event starting at 6:30pm. At 7:30pm, we'll take the voice vote electing the 2019-2020 WCA Board. Please join us! Details When: Wednesday, April 3...

Darlene Templeton: 2018 Gene Barnwell Waugh Mentor Award Winner

Darlene Templeton, winner of the 2018 Gene Barnwell Waugh Mentor Award, embodies the spirit of this award – she has given selflessly to others, providing advice, support, and wisdom for over 30 years. We recently talked with Darlene about life, career, and her AMAZING...

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