The Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC-SB) is offering incentives to new members who join during its Fall Membership Drive. Members who join by October 31st can save up to $75. (See Twelve Reasons to Join AWC-SB.)
“Joining AWC-SB is a great way to get connected with communicators in our community. It’s the first group I joined after moving to Santa Barbara, and I’ve made lasting friendships,” said Lisa Osborn, voice over talent, radio advisor and president of AWC-SB. “The monthly meetings are an excellent way to stay connected and cultivate new skills, especially during the pandemic. And, the volunteer opportunities have helped me hone leadership and team-building skills.”
For fifteen years, AWC-SB has been the premier local organization for communicators in a wide variety of fields. Monthly meetings, mainly on Zoom over the past 18 months, help women at all stages of their careers stay current with important developments in the technology, practice, psychology, and ethics of communications. Upcoming meeting topics include Local Journalism & What’s New at the Montecito Journal (Oct 6), Inclusive Communications (Nov 3) and the annual holiday party, being planned as an in-person, outdoor event at a local venue in December.
Benefits of AWC-SB membership include the opportunity to connect with a network of local communicators, free or discounted admission to local chapter events and opportunities to take on leadership roles. In addition, members enjoy the benefits of belonging to a national organization which offers monthly webinars, a national jobs board, the prestigious Clarion Awards and affinity program discounts on everything from offices supplies to pet insurance.
AWC-SB’s signature event is the Women of Achievement Awards which honors local women who have used their gifts as communicators for the good of the community. The 2022 Women of Achievement Awards is set for April 29, 2022 with more details being announced later this month.
There are membership levels for every stage of a communicator’s career, from student, new grad, entrepreneur, corporate and retired. Click here to join now. Or, for more information and assistance, email Carolyn Jabs at firstname.lastname@example.org.