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About Us

Austin Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is a 501C3 non-profit, professional organization of women and men who work in the media and allied fields. With nearly 10,000 community members, the Austin Alliance for Women in Media is proud to represent men and women engaged in all aspects of creating high-quality media and related services.

Our Mission
Austin Alliance for Women in Media harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

 Our Goals
  • Work to improve the quality of the media
  • Promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the media and allied fields
  • Create content that engages people in a dialogue about the need for greater diversity and
    representation in the media industry and related professions
  • Create or highlight campaigns that fuel societal progress


Our History
AWM (formerly AWRT) was formed in 1951 when the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) discontinued its women’s division, the Association of Women Directors (AWD).  The NAB Board voted approval of a new organization, offering complete cooperation and assistance until the new organization could work out the details of separate operation. The following year, over 280 women gathered to approve the structure of the new organization. In 2010, the organization changed its name to Austin Alliance for Women in Media, in order to better represent our commitment to women in all forms of electronic media.

Our Initiatives

  • Content, resources and information that help women in media succeed and lead
  • Provision of key industry updates, with a particular focus on women's leadership roles
  • Career development
  • Professional development
  • Cultivation of a personal and professional network via local, national and virtual opportunities for collaboration and lifetime learning
  • Fundraising for rewarding college scholarships. Please visit our scholarship page.