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Stay Current and Connected – Through collegiality, respect and increased credibility among peers and the public, AWC members value these intangible benefits that result from the personal and professional relationships they develop with one another as AWC members.
Advance as a Professional – Part of the mission of the AWC is to champion the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence and promoting leadership.
Save Time and Money – The AWC partners with several companies to provide AWC members with professional benefits that can make a positive difference in their personal and professional lives.

Stay Current and Connected
Through collegiality, respect and increased credibility among peers and the public, AWC members value these intangible benefits that result from the personal and professional relationships they develop with one another as AWC members.
  • Online Membership Directory (Members Only)
    Connect with AWC members around the world.  The AWC Membership Directory provides you with 24/7 access to networking with your peers.

  • Online Publications (Members Only)
    Remain current with AWC events and activities by reading e-news bulletins that inform members of upcoming activities and news.

  • Chapters
    Apply your leadership skills and learn more about the latest best practices in communications by making connections locally through your involvement with Student and Professional chapters.

  • Website Resources
    Utilize the Newsroom Links page for direct access to affiliated organizations, communication resources, women's programs and expert writing references.
Advance as a Professional
Part of the mission of the AWC is to champion the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence and promoting leadership.
  • Be Recognized for Your Work
    Further enhance your communication skills and seek to have them celebrated through the following programs.
    Clarion Awards
    The Clarion Awards is a renowned competition open to all communicators.  It annually recognizes excellence in more than 100+ communication field categories.  Members can participate at reduced rates. To learn more, visit: Clarion Awards
    National Awards
    AWC individual members are eligible for the National Awards.  They include:  the Matrix Award, Headliner Award, Georgina McDougal Davis Award, Lifetime Achievement Award and others.  To learn more, visit: AWC Awards & Recognition
    Certification Program for Communication Excellence
    A national certification program designed to recognize excellence in all areas of communications has been developed by the AWC Matrix Foundation, a non-profit organization which conducts educational and charitable projects in cooperation with the AWC.  The program has been approved by the national AWC Board of Directors and endorsed by the University of Washington, School of Communications.
    To learn more, contact:  AWC Matrix Foundation
  • Find a New Job
    Investigate or expand your career options by using the newly released online AWC Job Board. Peruse more than 500+ position postings in a variety of communications fields. Set up a Job Alert notifying you by e-mail of new job opportunities which match your search criteria and post an anonymous resume that will enable you to list your experience and qualifications in a protected environment. AWC member employers are eligible to receive the member rate for posting jobs.

  • Attend AWC Professional Development Webinars
    The AWC National Professional Development and Tech Resource Committee works diligently to create a series of monthly webinars designed to shape your professional development and make you a better communicator.  Click here to view upcoming events.

  • Participate in AWC Chats
    Don’t miss the chance to participate in AWC’s newest professional development forum, @AWCchat.  The chats take place on Twitter every Thursday at 12:30pm EST, and are led by AWC Board member, Sheila Scarborough.  Simply follow @AWCchat on Twitter, then use #awcchat to join in the discussion.  To stay updated on chat topics and scheduling, visit www.awcchat.wordpress.com.
Save Time and Money
The AWC partners with several companies to provide AWC members with professional benefits that can make a positive difference in their personal and professional lives.
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  Amazon Partnership

The Amazon partnership benefits every member of AWC. When an AWC member purchases any item from this site a small percentage will go to the association in order to fund future programs at no additional cost.
  Legal Services

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  Penny Wise Office Products

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Penny Wise Office Products offers brand name office products at discounted member rates, toll-free ordering, fast and free delivery ($45 minimum order) and hassle-free returns. Benefits of this AWC partnership include providing:
  • More than 40,000 brand name office supplies at the lowest prices, guaranteed! While no company can guarantee its prices are the lowest on every product everyday, our AWC contract assures members the lowest price available. Here's how: If you buy a product from Penny Wise and then see it advertised for less elsewhere, simply send the ad to Penny Wise within 30 days and receive a credit for the difference. You can't ask for more!
  • Fast service: FREE Next Day Delivery on your order of $45 or more
  • An additional 3% discount on all online orders. This discount is automatically calculated when you complete your order!
To set up your account, contact Penny Wise at 1-800-942-3311, or visit: www.penny-wise.com. Be sure to mention your AWC membership or enter the WCO savings code for the AWC account, online.
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