Member Testimonials

Several members of the Seattle Chapter have shared their feelings about their experiences as members.


Dana Van Nest, Associate Director of Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations, Henry Art Gallery

I joined AWC to collaborate with forward-thinking communications professionals. Our members have expertise in writing, editing, social media, graphic design, marketing, media relations, public speaking, and more. The talent pool from which you can learn is phenomenal!

Jeannine Blue Lupton, Assistant Regional Director for Public Affairs, U. S. Labor Dept., retired

I joined AWC in 1981 after earning a Communications degree at the University of Washington. It was the best choice I made for my career. I met influential women I never would have known and worked with them as I experienced my first time on a Board. The AWC programs and continuing education opportunities and volunteer work enhanced my skills and resume. I also made wonderful friends through AWC.

Laura Figueroa Ware, Principal/Head of Strategy & Content, Flying Crow Creative

I have cultivated both personal and professional relationships through The Association for Women in Communications. The organization has allowed me to explore my creativity, as well as connect with other professional female communicators. It’s a very supportive group that has had a direct and positive impact on my career.

Betty Hageman, Graphic Designer,

I joined AWC years ago when I decided to expand my business. I felt welcome immediately, and have enjoyed valuable personal and professional relationships with other members. Now I am glad to pass on that warm welcome to others and hear their varied stories.

Women helping women build and sustain their communications careers