Leader Lunches

WCA Leader Lunches provide opportunities for members to connect with leading communications professionals. Held several times a year, these popular sponsored lunches provide a small group setting to create informal conversation. For members, the lunches provide rare opportunities to meet and learn from women who have achieved outstanding accomplishments in their fields and made lasting contributions to their local community. Space is limited to 12 members and filled on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to members only.

See WCA events calendar to see the next scheduled Leader Lunch (there may not always be one listed on the calendar, but if you are a member, you will be notified by email about all Leader Lunches).

2015

Featured Guest: Lara Zuehlke, Account Supervisor at Pierpont Communications

Featured Guest: Renée Peterson Trudeau, President of Career Strategists

2014

Featured Guest: Heather McKissick, VP of Human Resources at University Federal Credit Union

Featured Guest: M.P. Mueller President of Door Number 3

2013

Featured Guest: Patty Rowell, Director of Executive and Internal Communications at Dell

Featured Guest: Arden Ward Managing Editor, CultureMap Austin

2012

Featured Guest: Emily Ramshaw Editor, The Texas Tribune

Featured Guest: Lucia Athens Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Austin

Featured Guest: Heidi Marquez Smith Executive Director of the Texas Book Festival

2011

Featured Guest: Jane Williams Publisher for the Austin American-Statesman and The Statesman Co.

Featured Guest: Elizabeth Christian President, Elizabeth Christian & Associates Public Relations, Inc.

Featured Guest: MP Mueller President of Door Number 3 and the author of the New York Times blog, Branded

2010

Featured Guest: Katherine Jones Principal and Founder of Milkshake Media

Featured Guest: Patsy Woods Martin Founder and Executive Director of I Live Here, I Give Here

2009

Featured Guest: Tela Goodwin Mange Chief of Media Relations for the Texas Department of Public Safety

Featured Guest: Patti Smith President & General Manager for Austin’s KVUE TV

2008

Featured Guest: Melinda Garvey Publisher & Co-Founder of Austin Woman Magazine

2007

Featured Guest: Teresa Henderson Executive Vice President and Regional General Manager, Southwest, Edelman Public Relations

Featured Guest: Ronne Rock Director of Marketing for Buckner International