11 Professional Conferences That Should Be On Your Radar This Fall

In celebration and support of YOU, each of our readers, fearlessly architecting your individual careers this “Back to School” season, Women Communicators of Austin has compiled a list of local professional development conferences that we hope will provide value and accelerate you on your path. Read on for additional notes/highlights about each upcoming conference (organized […]

Go to the Next Networking Event, You Might Just Meet a Best Friend

by Jennifer Prestigiacomo Networking happy hours are not my favorite place to be. In fact, I’d rather go to the dentist than go to a networking event. I feel like I have to put on this alternate business professional version of myself complete with plastered-on smile, muster up all my small talk and power through […]

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 networking has […]

Ask A Mentor: Am I Too Friendly With My Boss?

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. Am I Too Friendly With My Boss? Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk Dear Mentors, My friend says I’m too friendly with […]

Ask a Mentor: How To Make the Switch to Freelance

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.   How To Make the Switch to Freelance Compiled and edited by Julie Tereshchuk   Dear Mentors, What’s the best way to […]

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. From organizing pop-up stores, to designing jewelry for everyday use and organizing interactive online experiences, these […]

7 Habits of Effective Nonprofit Communication Professionals

Written by Charu Kohli “The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” — Stephen King This becomes even more pertinent in the case of nonprofits – organizations that work extremely hard to solve complex social problems with limited resources. Nonprofits sometimes struggle to bring their message to the masses and showcase […]

Ask A Mentor: Tips On Controlling Workflow

Dear Mentors, Do you have any suggestions on how we can get control of our workflow and still be responsive to sales? Background: I’m part of a marketing team that has worked hard to define our priorities, schedule projects and allocate resources to best support our company’s sales efforts. Our sales reps constantly come up […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Monarch Media

Who is Monarch Media? We are a boutique custom publishing company specializing in producing membership magazines and generating advertising revenue for associations in Texas. Why did you form Monarch Media? As our family dynamics changed, we wanted more flexibility in our work schedules and to chart our own career paths for the future. Fortunately, we […]

Meet Jennifer Van Gilder, 2018 President’s Award Winner

Jennifer Van Gilder, this year’s President’s Award honoree, is a creative, solutions-driven communications professional with expertise in market research and public health promotion. She is passionate about conducting research and managing initiatives that improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, particularly those who are at risk or experience health disparities. She joins the Texas Department of […]