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

Banner Award Nominations Open

Every year since 1973, Women Communicators of Austin has awarded top communicators and our above-and-beyond members with Banner Awards at Banner Brunch, one of the most anticipated events of the year. Nominations can come from anyone, and winners do not have to be members of WCA.

The 2020 Banner Award nominations are now open and will be accepted until November 30, 2019.

Winners 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.

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

Tips for Working with the Austin Business Journal

Tips for Working with the Austin Business Journal

Highlights from the July 2019 Leader Lunch Thanks to the good people at the Austin Business Journal, 12 lucky WCA members got the inside scoop on how the news business works. Whether you’re targeting the print or digital edition, the newsletter or events, here are...

Careers Over Coffee: 3 Things I Learned at 8am

Careers Over Coffee: 3 Things I Learned at 8am

Have you been to Careers over Coffee lately? I hadn’t dropped in to this WCA meetup for more than a year, but joined the August session at Mimi’s North. COC is a member benefit that allows us to visit casually in small groups. While there is sometimes an assigned...

Ask a Mentor: Family Friendly Career Tips

Ask a Mentor: Family Friendly Career Tips

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. Family Friendly Career Tips Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors,...

Ask a Mentor: Resume Tips for Career Shifts

Ask a Mentor: Resume Tips for Career Shifts

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, What is the best way to...

Cracking the ‘millennial’ code through communications

Cracking the ‘millennial’ code through communications

by Charu Kohli Today, many strategies are being implemented to target millennials. This article about how high-end jewelers are trying new products and approaches to attract millennial customers provides some great insight on innovative tactics being used these days....

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