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#bossbabesATX Third Anniversary Fundraiser

  • The Refinery 612 Brazos Street Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)

#bossbabesATX is turning three.

And you're invited. On May 18, 2018 from 7 to 10 PM at The Refinery (612 Brazos St.), we'll host an intimate fundraiser to gather donations for our ongoing operations, recognize our nonprofit's accomplishments and share our strategy for the next three years.

If you've been keeping up with us, you know the last three years have been a wild and rewarding ride. Through our programs have contributed more than $1million to the economy in support of women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. Our productions have connected 900+ women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers to financial opportunity, and we have hosted more than 20,000 guests in women-run, women-organized spaces. We have chosen to stand up for Texan women and amplify their voices with our money, time and support.

Attendees' will have the opportunity to support our work on May 18 through a raffle and pledge cards. Tickets are $50, and all proceeds will help keep the lights on and our productions accessible.

Get the night's full agenda below.


For this year's anniversary party, we're playing disco in the desert, creating our own oasis. The night's theme will play on a poem our founder wrote last year exploring the growth of the organization and our community in 2017.

You cannot threaten me
by forcing me into the ground.
Pack the soil solid.
Rub my face into the dirt.
I will take root in this earth,
like my mother and her mother did.
In a few weeks, I will sprout quietly.
My leaves waxy
my stem thick
my petals soft.
How did she continue to exist?
Darling, this is how flowers grow.
To bloom is to resist.

— Jane Hervey, #bbatx Executive Director and Founder



more TBA soon.

snacks and light bites by LeRoy and Lewis, Antonelli's Cheese, and Fancy Fluff

One of Austin Monthly’s Best New Restaurants and Eater Austin’s Food Truck of the YearLeRoy and Lewis is a new school barbecue truck offering a rotating selection of alternative cuts and creative sides made with locally sourced product. Accompanying the meats are seasonally-inspired picnic-style sides beyond the basics, as well as home-style desserts. LeRoy and Lewis is located at 121 Pickle Road, adjacent to Cosmic Coffee and Beer. For menu updates and events, follow on Instagram and Twitter @LeRoyandLewis, or

Antonelli's Cheese represents hundreds of artisanal producers making delicious and responsible food; learning their stories in person and then retelling them to their customers; and building a team of advocates for real food.

Fancy Fluff is good, organic and gourmet cotton candy homemade in Austin.

wine by Wine For the People
Wine For the People is committed to cultivating community through wine culture and events with a greater impact. They see art in connecting to each other and the beauty we can make from the earth with our own hands. Their team believes it is important for a wine to have a sense of place, as it is to contribute to our own sense of place in Austin and the larger world. 

cocktails by Austin Cocktails
Austin Cocktails is family-owned by independently accomplished entrepreneurs and sisters, Kelly Gasink and Jill Burns. They prepare their line of drinks using five-times distilled vodka and premium tequila both made in a continuous column still. The result? A mix of all-natural herbs like mint and basil, fresh fruit juices, and a splash of organic agave nectar to create craft cocktails with a crisp finish that are full bodied, well balanced and naturally low-calorie.

sparkling water by Richard's Rain Water



more TBA soon.

a keynote speech and presentation by our Executive Director and founder Jane Hervey
Hervey will share the organization's vision for the next three years and reflect on the organization's latest accomplishments.

a DJ set by co-founding board member Leslie Lozano
We're all multihyphenates around here. Our co-founding board member, Leslie Lozano, will play a set as DJ Ella Ella, featuring a multitude of women artists we have collaborated with over the last three years.


Featuring donations from our vast network of local businesses, this raffle's not one to miss. Individual tickets are $10, three-ticket bundles are $25 and five-ticket bundles are $40. We accept cash/credit payments onsite.

A #bossbabesATX gift package
This includes two complimentary #bossbabesATX tees and four all-access passes to our annual comedy music and film festival BABES FEST on August 30 to September 2. Retail value $300.

A two-night stay at the LINE ATX
This includes two nights at the LINE's new location on Cesar Chavez St. opening this summer. Retail value $800.

Austin Film School Package
This includes one free youth summer camps  gift certificate to Austin School of Film and one year of free creative co-working membership. Retail value $1100.

A one-night stay at the Austin Motel
Retail value $300.

A Jeffrey's Gift Certificate
Retail value $200.

A stay-cation rental at Native Hostels, courtesy of Native and Giant Noise
This includes a Sunday-Wednesday stay in the Native's Romper Room. Retail value $1200.

Nina Berenato Jewelry
Retail value $150.

Fuji Film Package, courtesy of Space 24Twenty
This includes a FujiFilm camera, plus two rolls of film. Retail value $100.

Kelsey Kilcrease portaits for craftHER Market Spring '18
This six prints of the portrait installation at craftHER Market Spring '18. Retail value $300.

Tickets to Austin Gay and Lesbian Int'l Film Fest
2 badges to AGLIFF. Retail value $250.

Outdoor Voices Gift Card
Retail value $100.

BedPost Confessions Gift Package
2 tickets to BedPost Confessions and a copy of "BedPost Confessions: Real Sex. Real People. Real Stories." Retail value $50.

Dylan Wylde Gift Card
Retail value $50.

REALM Strong Female Lead Bag
Retail value $40.

Sustainable Food Center Gift Package
Tote bag, SFC’s "The Happy Kitchen" cookbook and a seed packet bundle. Retail value $40.

Gift Certificate to Passport Vintage
Retail value $50.

Tess Cagle Photography
This includes a single-person portrait session. Retail value $150.

A Chameleon Cold Brew gift basket
This incudes two branded Chameleon glasses, one Chameleon bag, one canvas tote, Chameleon Cold-Brew Pods and one 32oz Concentrate Bottle. Retail value $100.

Claire Sommers Buck Jewelry
This includes one small and one large brass hair pin. Retail value $75.

Four day passes to Austin Bouldering Project
This includes complimentary shoe rentals. Retail value $64.

Hank's Restaurant, Bar and Coffee Shop Gift Card
This includes a $100 gift card to Hank's, opening in Summer 2018.

High Sun Low Moon gift package
This includes one Golden Oil (body/massage oil), one Hymn to Hair (hair oil) and the Sacred Soak (tea bath). Retail value $70.

Killa Wasi Brunch Certificate
This includes brunch for two at Killa Wasi. Retail value $50.

Marble Silk-Dyed Scarf from Mercedez Rex
Retail value $70.

Fixed Air Jewelry
This includes one pair of Wave 14K gold-filled earrings. Retail value $75.

Eythink keychain pack
This includes the "Yes I'm Thriving" keychain, "Not Today" keychain and "Doing the Damn Think" keychain. Retail value $30.



Tickets are $50 and benefit #bossbabesATX's ongoing operations. Online tickets are no longer available. Tickets are still available at the door for $50, cash/credit accepted. We sincerely appreciate your support!


Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, we amplify and connect women and nonbinary artists, creatives and entrepreneurs. 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. Learn more about our mission here.

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