Twelve Reasons to Join AWC-S

1. Networking

with some of the most creative people in Santa Barbara. Our members include authors,

broadcasters, social media gurus, PR experts, coaches, entrepreneurs and scholars-all willing to share what

they know with fellow members.


2. Informative local meetings.

Whether they are virtual or in-person, our monthly meetings feature panelists

and speakers who can take you to the next level as a communicator. Members attend

free. And we are always open to suggestions about topics


3. National webinars.

At monthly Know to Grow Webinars, AWC members from all over the

country share their expertise on timely topics. Members attend free and

have access to an archive of past webinars. You’ll also be eligible to give webinars,

an excellent way to promote your brand and workshop new ideas.


4. Members App.

The AWC App puts information about the organization at your fingertips including a

directory of local members so you can easily contact someone you met at a recent meeting.


5. Members Only Events.

These special, more intimate events could include receptions with celebrity guests,

meetings at which one member helps other members master a skill at which she excels or pop-up gatherings

with discounted tickets to events of special interest to communicators.


6. Member spotlight.

Once a month, we highlight a member’s accomplishments. And we use our social media

to draw attention to the exciting things our members are doing.

7. National job board.

The AWC job board lists opportunities all over the country. Check it out if you’re looking

for a change or just want to know what’s happening in your field.


8. Leadership opportunities.

Volunteers are welcome to join both the local and the national board.

We’ll tailor tasks so you get to do something you love to do or something you want to learn.



AWC Members get special rates on hotel rooms, office supplies,UPS shipping, legal services

and even pet insurance.


10. Inspiration.

Our annual Women of Achievement luncheon honors women who have used their powers of

communication to strengthen our community.


11. National Awards and Exposure.

Members get a discount on the entrees for the AWC Clarion Awards, a

national award which recognizes excellence in over 100 communication categories ranging from books

and magazine articles to advertising campaigns and online media. You can also reach a national audience by

submitting articles to Trending, the AWC blog or Communique, the monthly newsletter.


12. New Friends and Connections.

Whether in person or online, AWC-SB meetings always include a supportive opportunity to socialize. You work

hard as a communicator and you deserve to relax with women who understand and appreciate what you do!