If you’re moving to Santa Barbara, there are many organizations that will welcome you including the Association for Women in Communications (AWC-SB). The Santa Barbara Chapter is the premier organization for communication professionals in the Santa Barbara region.
Members are dedicated to personal, social, business, and organizational transformation through communication. The group is committed to:
- Empowering women across communication fields, disciplines, and occupational roles to achieve their dreams and to represent the highest standards of excellence in their work.
- Inspiring members to work collaboratively with others in shaping a better future for themselves and others in their communities in leadership roles.
- Encouraging members to go beyond self-interest and commercial success and to “represent something larger than themselves” as a part of a larger community and world.
Members have access to role models and leaders in the communication fields, as well as access to scholarships, current trends and related research and technologies. AWC-SB inspires members to assume leadership roles and /or work collaboratively with others in shaping a better future for themselves and their communities.
Members are in the know about what’s happening in Santa Barbara, and have access to events like the upcoming annual holiday party on December 7. This year, the party is taking place the Au Bon Climat tasting room. They’ll enjoy complimentary wine by the glass provided by Au Bon Climat and a savory cheese spread provided by C’est Cheese.
Every year, the group honors a local nonprofit that works to empower women. This year, that honoree is Girls Inc., which works to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Through research-based, data-driven educational and enrichment programs, Girls Inc. provides life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges that girls face, fostering their growth into healthy, educated, independent women and orienting them toward a bright and successful future.
The group is also recognizing an AWC-SB Member of the Year who has gone above and beyond this past year for the association. Carolyn Jabs is an experienced professional writer with a reputation for insight and sensitivity in dealing with complex issues. She has written hundreds of articles about families, ethics, environmental issues, and the Internet. Her work has appeared in many publications ranging from TV Guide and Reader’s Digest to Working Mother and Redbook. Her essays have appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times. She is a lifelong member of the Authors Guild and the American Society for Journalists and Authors. Her latest book, Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart, she co-authored with Dr. Donald Scherer. Besides serving as an AWC-SB board member, Carolyn participates in the Women’s Fund and practices tai chi.
Sound interesting? The Association for Women in Communication is just one of many organizations that offer a great way to meet like-minded people when moving to Santa Barbara. With that in mind, if you’re looking for a new home in Montecito or any of the upscale communities in Santa Barbara, make sure you check out my comprehensive website, then give me a call at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com. I am happy to put my knowledge and contacts to work on your behalf!