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Professional Development – Encouraging Leadership

AWC’s principles guide our activities and efforts:

  • Provide educational and leadership opportunities for members of all ages and stages of career advancement.
  • Honor and recognize women for their professional and community achievements.
  • Promote professional standards throughout the communications industry.

A Century of Women in Communications

In 1909, seven female journalism students at the University of Washington in Seattle created Theta Sigma Phi to encourage women to enter communications professions. Theta Sigma Phi strengthened as a national network during the 1930s. The group gave Eleanor Roosevelt honorary membership for her efforts to aid female communicators. Today, The Association for Women in Communications is a strong network of more than 3,000 professionals working in a range of communications fields.

Founded in 1909, The Association for Women in Communications is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious professional communications organizations in the country. The DC Chapter is uniquely positioned to bring the best and the brightest together, as a glance at our Matrix Awardees testifies.