Why We Love WCA and Why You Want to Join

By Susan Lahey I remember my first Women Communicators of Austin encounter. It was a Career Over Cocktails event at a bar downtown in 2011. I walked in a little bit steeled in case this was the kind of group that checked out your shoes while you were sitting down. It wasn’t. These women obviously […]

Honoring Lisa Maxwell: Leadership Award Recipient

By: Andrea K. Citrin Gardner On April 20, Women Communicators of Austin will honor Lisa Maxwell, CRM specialist and Marketing Consultant at AVENDE, with the organization’s Leadership Award. The Leadership Award recognizes outstanding Austin-area communicators who have demonstrated a commitment to the community while positively impacting others in the field of communications with their involvement […]

Meet Kathy Estes and Ann Friou: WCA Creative Initiative Award Winners

By Cindy Curtis At the WCA Banner Brunch on April 20, Kathy Estes and Ann Friou, WCA Co-Vice Presidents for Development, will be honored with the Anne Durrum Robinson Creative Initiative Award. This award recognizes communicators in Austin who have the foresight and determination to tackle unique challenges and solve problems. For many years, energetic […]

Meet Scholarship Winner Hannah Thornby

By Marcie Lasseigne Hannah Thornby, a junior English Writing major concentrating on Print Journalism at St. Edward’s University, has a passion for writing. Moving from Portland, Ore., to pursue her dreams at St. Edward’s, she has embraced Austin, college life and communications. She’s currently studying abroad in Angers, France, this semester and maintaining a blog, […]

Announcing WCA Scholarship Winner Christina Wiese

By Rosemary Hook Women Communicators of Austin awards Christina Wiese the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship at the 40th Annual Banner Brunch, held on Saturday, April 20 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Austin. The Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academics and extracurricular activities as they pursue careers in […]

Congratulations WCA Scholarship Winner Liza Winkler

By Ellen Decareau Women Communicators of Austin will award Liza Winkler the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship at the 40th Annual Banner Brunch on Saturday, April 20 in Austin, TX. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in academics and extracurricular activities as they pursue careers in the field of communications. The Texas State […]

Meet Jennifer Sarver: Mentor Award Winner

By Andrea K. Citrin Gardner At the annual Women Communicators of Austin (WCA) Banner Brunch on April 20, Jenifer Sarver, director in Burson-Marsteller’s public affairs practice, will be honored with the Mentor Award. The Mentor award recognizes Austin-area communicators who have demonstrated a commitment to mentorship, positively impacting other communicators and the field of communication. […]

Introducing The 2013-2014 Women Communicators of Austin Board

Congratulations to the newly-elected board for Women Communicators of Austin! With this fabulous group of women, the year promises to be great. The new board term starts June 1. If you see them at Banner Brunch, Connect Over Cocktails or any of our WCA functions, be sure to say hello. WCAustin 2013-2014 Boardmembers Susan Moore, President – a […]

Get Ready to Bid The WCA Online Auction Starts Now

Ladies and gentlemen …start your bidding! The auction for the 40th Annual Banner Brunch is now open. This auction is your chance to get amazing deals on local goods, services and upcoming professional events, while supporting the Women Communicators of Austin and the Jo Caldwell Meyer Scholarship Fund. This year WCA is awarding scholarships to three of today’s brightest […]

Meet 2013 Liz Carpenter Lifetime Achievement award winner Margaret Keys

By Julie Tereshchuk Harry Potter may seem an unusual role model for a seasoned business woman. Well—truth be told—it’s young Harry’s invisibility cloak which 71-year-old Margaret Keys admits to having her eye on.  Keys is the archetypal professional communicator—forever behind the scenes and out of the limelight. Yet, through her clients and the innovative communication […]