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
Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship
Since 1989, WCA has donated more than $75,000 to support 50+ students in Central Texas via its scholarship efforts. Over the years, the organization has awarded scholarships worth $500 to $3,500 to support future communicators.
Scholarship applications are now open and will be accepted until March 1, 2020.
The winner will be honored at the 2020 Banner Brunch on April 4, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake. We hope you’ll join us!
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
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
A new year often brings resolutions and new goals. Do yours include something about your professional life? WCA is here to help – both in the setting and in the keeping of those goals. How? By providing you with one of WCA’s most-valued member benefits – Peer...
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Ask A Mentor: My boss is on the Naughty List! I was promised training opportunities I’m not getting – what do I do?
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. My boss is on the naughty list! Compiled and edited by Julie...
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...
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, How should I put freelance...
In celebration and support of YOU, each of our readers, fearlessly architecting your individual careers this “Back to School” season, Women Communicators of Austin has compiled a list of local professional development conferences that we hope will provide value and...