attending a meet
What's the vibe?
As a nonprofit event production agency and collective, we want to meet the people in our community. Insert our bimonthly meets. It's a space for people to meet us and meet each other (basically huge babe parties).
At these meets, we host mixer activities, showcase a selection of vendors and interactive booths AND get 30 self-identifying women on the mic to share their stories, passions, ideas and social causes.
*We are not gender-discriminant and we are not career-discriminant, although we DO exist to serve self-identified women in creative industry. We will not question if you are woman enough or "boss" enough for this event, and we ask that you don't question others, either (pretty please... If you ever feel unsafe b/c of an attendee, please approach the BBATX team!).
WHAT ARE BABE ANNOUNCEMENTS?
Babe Announcements are an open-mic: Women proclaim their passions/their purpose/their intentions to the community (mostly about work or a project they've got in the making, collaborations they're seeking, etc.). We let 35 women onstage and sign-ups are open to all attendees.
Becoming an announcer:
An announcement is a one-minute call to action—you can speak on the launch of your business, discuss job opportunities and mention potential collaborations. These announcements serve as a moment to engage others in the particular cause/movement/business you represent (you're inviting people to continue the conversation with you—more info on that here).
— attend one #bossbabesATX prior to making an announcement
— promote businesses/ventures they head or own (unless it's a non-profit)
— submit their announcements to email@example.com, including her name, a website to reference and a brief synposis of the announcement at least three business days prior to the meet date
*Announcements are prioritized for self-identifying women and nonbinary folks.
WHAT DO I do AS AN ATTENDEE?
When you check in, you'll receive a name tag. We have vendors, a photobooth, activities, a DJ, babe announcements, etc.
For the first hour, it's just unregulated mingling (checking out vendors, introducing yourself to people, etc.) and signing up for our babe announcements. THIS IS THE TIME TO BE AWKWARD. EMBRACE THE AWKWARD. LET YOURSELF BASK IN THE AWKWARD. *You won't make friends with everyone, and that's okay. We don't expect anyone to show up and behave like a contact-making droid. Whether you meet your new BFF or your new employer, keep an open mind and remember everyone's probably just as nervous as you (if they aren't, they've likely come before).
How can i become a vendor?
Check out this FAQ.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We suggest bringing business cards, as well as paper and pen to take notes on during announcements!
IS IT OKAY TO HAVE QUESTIONS? CONCERNS?
Please remember that we aren't perfect (as a people, generally, as women, generally, and as an organization). We are attempting to create a safe space, so REACH OUT. We've thankfully had people reach out in the past, and that's made our events all the better. Ultimately, we love y'all and want you to have a good time within the parameters of the event. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.