At AWC Seattle, we value all of our members. Each person brings with them a wealth of information and experience that makes us stronger as an organization. We are able to develop our professional skills, while also building meaningful relationships with one another, lifting up and empowering all the women in our community.

We strive to offer a membership option tailored to every communicator, from students to retirees and everyone in between. An AWC annual membership includes membership in both the AWC national organization and the AWC Seattle Chapter, as well access to specific AWC opportunities and discounts to our professional development events and workshops. Membership is open to both men and women.

Below is a simple breakdown of the types of memberships, as well as costs. Once you have found the right type for you, you can sign up on the AWC national site. For information about memberships contact Membership@seattleawc.org.

Our three most popular are:

Professional Communicator

Open to professionals currently employed in communications disciplines or who hold a communications degree. $129 + $50 one time application fee + $60 Seattle chapter dues =  $231 total

Entrepreneur Communicator

Open to freelancers or consultants in a communications discipline who are self-employed and have no employees. $114 + $50 one time application fee + $60 Seattle chapter dues = $224 total

Emerging Communicator

For individuals who are in years two and three post grad and demonstrate a commitment to a communications career. Graduation date and school name required. $65 + $25 Seattle chapter dues = $90 total

Our academic memberships are: 

Student Communicator

Open to individuals who are full-time students, pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree and who demonstrate a commitment to a communications career. Expected graduation date and school name are required for validation. $34 + $15 Seattle chapter dues = $49 total

New Graduate Communicator

For individuals who graduated in the past year and demonstrate a commitment to a communications career. Must have graduated from college in the past 12 months. Graduation date and school name required for validation. $34 +$15  Seattle chapter dues = $49 total

Faculty Advisor

Complimentary membership for faculty members of accredited colleges or universities who serve as official advisors to chartered and active student AWC chapters. Must meet the other guidelines for AWC Professional membership. There is no cost charged by AWC National or the AWC Seattle chapter. $0

Our professional memberships are:

Executive Communicator

For communication professionals with 10 years or more experience serving in executive, managerial or senior positions. $189 + $50 one time application fee + $60 Seattle chapter dues = $299 total

Retired Communicator

Open to retired communications professionals, age 62 or older (working less than 20 hours per week) or age 72 or older regardless of employment status. $34 + $20 Seattle chapter dues = $54 total

Corporate Membership

For professionals currently employed in communications disciplines or who hold a communications degree. Classic  – $995 + one time $150 application fee + $60 Seattle chapter dues = $1,205 total or the Signature – $1,895 + one time $250 application fee + $60 Seattle chapter dues = $2,205 total