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

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

Kicking Off 2021 Focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kicking Off 2021 Focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

by Tanya Jogee, a communications professional with 25 years of experience in corporate communications, political campaign messaging, culture strategy, marketing, online writing, and journalism. The recent siege of the U.S. Capitol and the senseless killings of...

Sharpening Your Leadership and Accountability Skills

Sharpening Your Leadership and Accountability Skills

As summer 2020 neared its end, our WCA@Lunch meeting attendees spent time with Pam Benson Owens, President and CEO of Edge of Your Seat Consulting.  She discussed the current Rules of Engagement for leaders right now, and why we all need to get comfortable with being...

Should I Be Thankful for What I Have?

Should I Be Thankful for What I Have?

Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Got your own career conundrum you'd like advice on? Then sign up for the WCA peer mentoring program. It's free to members! And, it’s all about peers who care helping their fellow WCA members. Dear Mentors, I’ve been laid off...

ICYMI: Authentic Conversations in a Virtual World

ICYMI: Authentic Conversations in a Virtual World

In June 2020, we invited Patti DeNucci to join us for a WCA@Lunch Zoom meeting focused on “Leading Authentic, Successful Conversations During the ‘Current Normal.’”  While technology keeps us connected, so many of us miss the regular face-to-face communication and...

3 Communication Trends for 2021

3 Communication Trends for 2021

So, What Should We Focus On When Planning for 2021? 
Most of this year tested our patience as we worked from kitchen tables, home offices or our comfy couches. As communicators, we continued to tell our clients’ and organization’s stories and did our best to continue executing our integrated 2020 communications plans, pandemic be damned. 

Get Smart 2019 – Embrace Innovation, Stay Human

Get Smart 2019 – Embrace Innovation, Stay Human

Highlights from our 2019 Conference. This year’s Get Smart was afternoon full of connection, vision, and education. In case you missed it, (or just want a refresh!) here are some of the highlights from the day. The theme was Embrace Innovation, Stay Human and our...

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