Our Story

From Left to Right: Lauren Murray, Leslie Lozano, Jasmine Brooks, Jane Claire Hervey, Ashlee Jordan Pryor (Photo by Tess Cagle)

From Left to Right: Lauren Murray, Leslie Lozano, Jasmine Brooks, Jane Claire Hervey, Ashlee Jordan Pryor (Photo by Tess Cagle)

ORIGINS

#bossbabesATX is a nonprofit event series and collective. We produce meets, workshops, festivals and other pop-up events for self-identifying women in creative industry and the arts. We launched in Austin, Texas in May 2015.

 

Behind the mission:

Through our #bossbabesATX event series and our festival BABES FEST,  we hope to foster community, conversation and creative commerce around self-identified women artists and women-owned businesses. We are nonpartisan, community-funded and we believe in the power of intersectionality, informed discussion, sharing professional resources and actively advocating for women's rights and the rights of marginalized peoples. Our programming centers on entrepreneurialism, the arts and community infrastructure. 

We could not do what we do without the financial support of our community and sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of #bossbabesATX, please email thebabes@bossbabes.org.

 

Behind the org:

Since we've been in operation, we've thrown more than 50 events, totaling 15,000 guests. We were named "Best Bossy Babes" of 2015 by The Austin Chronicle, Tribeza's Top 10 to Watch in 2016 and we were selected by The White House to attend the United State of Women Summit in June 2016 for our work in Texas.

We use the term "self-identified woman" because we believe that the term "woman" encompasses many definitions—most of which are personal. We will not question if you are "woman" enough to attend. We will not question if you are "boss" enough to attend. You are welcome here.

*Although we gear our programming toward self-identifying women, it's important to note our events are not gender-discriminant. All are welcome to attend.

 

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Have a space you'd like us to use for an event? Please email — jane@bossbabes.org

Want your art featured or sold at a meet (music, writing, illustrations, paintings, etc.)? Please email — leslie@bossbabes.org

 Want to vend at a meet? Please read our FAQ, then email — maureen@bossbabes.org

Want to contribute to the blog or have your work featured on the blog? Please email — blog@bossbabes.org

Do you have job opportunities or events you'd like to share with the babes? Please email — news@bossbabes.org

Sponsorship/press inquiries? Any other questions? Ideas? Please email — thebabes@bossbabes.org