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

Six Relationships for a Powerful Career and Life

Six Relationships for a Powerful Career and Life

By Andrea Fernandez, WCA Member In June 2021, WCA invited Fay Fleming of the Business Performance Company to be our guest speaker at WCA@Lunch. Located in St. Louis, Business Performance Company helps clients identify the Voice of the Customer, build brand preference,...

WCA is Bringing Back In-Person Programming

WCA is Bringing Back In-Person Programming

As a professional organization that has historically (pre-COVID-19) thrived on in-person programming and networking, last year was an enormous shift for us ... to say the least. And we learned so much!   What we heard from you is that you liked our virtual...

Knowing Your Value — And Asking For What You Want

Knowing Your Value — And Asking For What You Want

By Mardi Wareham An enthusiastic group of early risers and WCA members joined business coach Sonya Stattmann on Thursday, May 27 to discuss the topic Knowing Your Value. It was a wide-ranging and lively discussion, which touched on both personal and professional...

How to Make the Most of Your Mentoring Experience

How to Make the Most of Your Mentoring Experience

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  Interested in taking on a long-term...

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...

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