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

NOMINATE an austin communicator for a Banner Award

Since 1973, Women Communicators of Austin has awarded Banner Awards to outstanding Central Texas communicators. Past winners have included Elizabeth Christian, Judy Maggio, “Cactus” Pryor, Ann Richards, Evan Smith, Heather Ladage, Kerry Tate, Quita Culpepper, and Sarah Weddington. Banner awards also highlight creative initiative, stellar mentorship, and WCA members who go above and beyond for their fellow Austin community. 

Nominations deadline: March 15, 2019.

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. 

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WCA Annual Meeting 2019 – Recap & Video

This week we held our 2019 WCA Annual Meeting. It was so wonderful to look out and see so many familiar faces, thank you sincerely to everyone who attended. For those of you who couldn't make it, you can watch the full presentation video here or read the recap below:...

Ask a Mentor: How do I job hunt when I’m socially awkward?

Dear Mentors,
I’m somewhat socially awkward—in fact, I’d go so far as to call myself an introvert. How am I going to be able to look for a new job?
I can’t bear the thought of having to network, or go in front of an interview panel to talk about…

Ask a Mentor: Am I Spooking My Clients?

Dear Mentors,
I’d heard my freelance friends talk about clients ghosting, but I never thought it would happen to me. Now, I’ve had two potential clients go silent in the past three months. Both business owners contacted me first. Both described (in great detail) work that sounded like a great match. Both…

Clarisa Ramirez

Clarisa is the Digital & Social Media Lead of Austin Board of REALTORS®  Clarisa is a multimedia journalist who has worked as in-house as a professional storyteller for both national and local nonprofits. Before joining the Austin Board of...

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