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

Ask a Mentor: How should I put freelance jobs on my resume?

Ask a Mentor: How should I put freelance jobs on my resume?

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...

Ask the Mentors: Should I include my volunteer activities on my resume?

Ask the Mentors: Should I include my volunteer activities on my resume?

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, Now that my two kids are in...

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...

Why Networking Should Not be an Afterthought!

Why Networking Should Not be an Afterthought!

        by Charu Kohli Then – ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!’ Later – ‘It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you!’ Now - ‘It’s not who you know, it’s who knows that you know!’   The above is just an example of how thinking around...

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