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. 

News, Tips, Advice and More

Knowing Your Value — And Asking For What You Want

Knowing Your Value — And Asking For What You Want

By Mardi Wareham Mardi Wareham is a freelance writer specializing in blog writing for associations and consumer product companies. She has experience writing about insurance, the plastics industry and science. She is also the owner and main performer at Singing...

Ask a Mentor: “My Boss is the World’s Worst Communicator. Help!”

Ask a Mentor: “My Boss is the World’s Worst Communicator. Help!”

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 work at a small firm but...

Meet WCA’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Meet WCA’s 2021-2022 Board of Directors

It takes a powerhouse team to oversee the diverse programming, networking, mentoring, and other membership needs of Women Communicators of Austin (WCA), one of the region's largest professional organizations. Every year, a new team of talented women joins WCA's Board...

12 Months Later, Still Job-Seeking! Time for a Career Spring Clean?

12 Months Later, Still Job-Seeking! Time for a Career Spring Clean?

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, March 2020, I was all set...

Updating Our Language to Remain Inclusive in 2021

Updating Our Language to Remain Inclusive in 2021

By Amy Carr, Owner of Amy Carr Communications Words are important. Words are the medium for connecting with one another and sharing what is meaningful to us. For communicators, words and their sentiment are our life’s work. Each of us are in the business, one way or...

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...

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