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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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 catch up with friends old and highlight the 2020 Banner Award winners

The 47th annual Banner Brunch has been temporarily postponed, but will take place in June at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake. We hope you’ll 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

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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

Ask A Mentor: How do I persuade my boss to let employees work from home?

Ask A Mentor: How do I persuade my boss to let employees work from home?

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 TereshchukDear Mentors, We just interviewed a great...

Meeting Need a Makeover? Unleash the Collective Intelligence

Meeting Need a Makeover? Unleash the Collective Intelligence

On Valentine’s Day, 20 women communicators juggled bowls of oatmeal and cinnamon rolls to experiment with tools that can be used to transform meetings into fun, productive problem-solving sessions. According to the Harvard Business Review, 90% of the people at your...

WCA Annual Meeting 2020

WCA Annual Meeting 2020

Where We've Been A little history for the newcomers… The mission of WCA is as follows: To promote the advancement of women in all fields of communications To work for the First Amendment rights and responsibilities of communicators To recognize distinguished...

Banner Brunch 2020: Meet the Award Winners

Banner Brunch 2020: Meet the Award Winners

Banner Brunch Award and Scholarship Ceremony Saturday April 4 10:00am - 2:00pm Hyatt Regency Austin Black and White Brunch Attire   What do you wish you had known 20 years ago? What is your vision for the next 20 years? Join Women Communicators of Austin as we...

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