#bossbabesATX is a nonprofit event series and collective. We develop programming (meet-ups, seminars, markets, festivals and other pop-up events) to promote and connect self-identifying women in creative industry and the arts.

 

Behind the mission:

Through our work,  we hope to foster community, conversation and commerce around women in creative industry and the arts and women-owned businesses in Texas. Our productions center on personal and professional development, activism, the arts, entrepreneurialism, and community infrastructure. 

Why focus on creative industry? Why events?

We find stats like these concerning. Our objective is to change creative culture in the long-term by taking a novel approach to community and conversation. We focus on meeting people where they are (whether that's in a bar during our meet-ups, a coffee shop for discussion or while ~dancing~ at a fundraiser party)  and fostering discussion face-to-face.  Through these programs, we continually assign value to intersectionality, informed decision-making, sharing professional resources and actively advocating for women's rights and the rights of marginalized peoples. We believe (and data proves this true) that investing in culture and community-building has positive impacts on our economies, our social systems and our environment.

We could not do what we do without the financial support of our community and sponsors.

 

Behind the org:

We launched in Austin, Texas in May 2015. We grew out of need and we're now a nonprofit institution with year-round programming and coalition-building services. Run by a volunteer board, committee and one part-timer, we're dedicated to an innovative approach—a constant exploration of community through creativity and advocacy for equal rights. 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? Want your art featured or sold at a meet (music, writing, illustrations, paintings, etc.)? Want to vend at a meet?  Want to contribute to the blog or have your work featured on the blog? Do you have job opportunities or events you'd like to share with the babes Sponsorship/press inquiries? Any other questions? Ideas?

Please read our FAQ, then email thebabes@bossbabes.org