AWC Seattle, the Association for Women in Communications Seattle professional chapter, provides women throughout the Puget Sound area with networking, professional development, job opportunities and a supportive community of professionals.

Our membership represents communicators in a wide range of media fields including writers, editors, graphic designers and professionals in public relations, media relations, marketing and nonprofit communications. Many of our members also own and operate communications businesses.

We draw strength from this diversity and take pride in offering members inclusion in a creative, innovative community at the forefront of the communications sector.


We’ve been trailblazers since 1909, when passionate journalism students founded the Theta Sigma Phi journalism society at the University of Washington in Seattle. This would later become the Association for Women in Communications.

Drumheller Fountain at the University of Washington
We were founded at the University of Washington, Seattle in 1909.

While the communications field has changed, our founding principles still guide our organization today. We carry that original passion and innovation into our current work empowering women to build and sustain their communications careers.

  • Promote the advancement of women in all fields of communications
  • Work for the First Amendment rights and responsibilities of communicators
  • Recognize distinguished professional achievements

Read more about our history as an organization on the AWC national website.