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

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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. 

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Your Vote Honors Everyone 

Your Vote Honors Everyone 

From the 19th Amendment 100 Years Ago to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, WCA Women Share Their Heritage, Struggle and Hope  By Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR In early 2020, I was sitting in a 2020 Communications Planning Meeting at Girls Empowerment Network’s office, reviewing...

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...

Lead with Inclusion

Lead with Inclusion

Byline: Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR and Karen Aroian  A true diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) program should go beyond reaching diversity compliance demographics and celebrating culture or heritage just one month out of the year.  For our September 2020 Virtual...

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

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...

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