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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Get Your Banner Brunch Tickets! Registration is Open!

The 49th annual Banner Brunch is happening in-person on Saturday, April 23rd! We have plenty of fun activities and amazing content planned! Register today!

Since 1989, WCA has donated more than $75,000 to support 50+ students in Central Texas via its scholarship efforts. WCA was founded over 90 years ago to help your women at UT Austin prepare for careers in communications. We continue that tradition by awarding scholarships to deserving students in central Texas. Fundraising for the scholarships comes from a silent auction and raffle at our annual Banner Brunch, where we highlight Banner Award Winners, a list of stand-out communicators. Check out this year’s winners and prepare to congratulate them with 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

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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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Annual Events

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Matthew Lemke
Exec Wranglers
Monarch Media & Consulting, Inc.

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

The Importance of Delegation

The Importance of Delegation

By Stephanie Fritts, Exec Wranglers   “You absolutely cannot grow a business, get promoted, or be a cool parent, and you absolutely will go gray before your time, if you try and do every single little thing by yourself.” —You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your...

Ilene Haddad

Ilene Haddad

Ilene Haddad, owner of Ilene Haddad Graphic Design, has been a freelance designer for more than 25 years. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin and a brief stint as a ski bum, Ilene eventually moved back to Austin to become a full-time graphic designer. In 1998 she opened her own studio and hasn’t blinked or stepped outside since.

Ask a Mentor: Why is my career stalled?

Ask a Mentor: Why is my career stalled?

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, Why is my career stalled?...

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Hi, my name is Jane Baxter Lynn and I have (or suffer from) imposter syndrome. Why do you care? Because many of you may be challenged by this feeling of not being enough, of guilt for being too much, or simply inadequacy, without understanding why. I’ve been...

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