It's okay to have questions.
We're here to answer them. ~Inquiries always welcome~
What are y'all about?
#bbatx is a Texas-based nonprofit that amplifies and connects women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and organizers. We create space to share our crafts, catalyze multi-industry coalitions, promote intersectionality across disciplines, seek guidance and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. Anyone interested in our mission, core values, and initiatives are invited to participate—and learn more about how intersectional gender equality can improve their daily lives. Get to know us here.
What does your programming look like?
Whether you apply to participate in one of our programs, attend our workshops, conferences and dialogues, or come out to a festival or market to support the community we’re building, you’re a member of this movement. All humans welcome. :) Click here to check out all of our programs.
How did #bossbabesATX come to be?
#bossbabesATX was founded by Jane Hervey in Austin, Texas in May 2015 as a grassroots series of meet-ups. In 2017, after cycles of growth and community interest, Hervey determined the organization needed to become a nonprofit to fulfill its commitment to amplifying gender equality within creative industry. Jane and the organization's first team members, Leslie Lozano and Ashlee Pryor, comprised #BBATX’s first nonprofit board in 2017. Thanks to their efforts, we now offer year-round programming and coalition-building services and are a registered 501c3. We are still run by a volunteer board and committee, as well as two part-time staff members. :)
Why are your events for women and nonbinary people?
We know that marginalized genders experience increased discrimination, profiling and unequal access to opportunity at work, within business ownership and in our communities. So, recognizing the spectrum of gender identities affected by gender inequality within our communities is important. Using inclusive language (and updating our language as necessary) gives us and our community permission to be ourselves, while providing room for us to learn about the best ways to challenge gender inequality.
How can I help?
How do I become a vendor at one of your events?
We host craftHER Market, a biannual Austin-based market that accepts vendors from all over Texas. Once you have applied for craftHER Market, you will then be considered for vending opportunities within our pop-ups, meet-ups and other programs. You can find out when vendor applications are open on the craftHER Market website. Have more questions? Click here for for our vendor FAQ.
How do #bbatx's Austin meet-ups work?
Our Austin meet-ups occur quarterly and serve as a moment to gather women-identifying and nonbinary folks from the creative, entrepreneurial and social justice communities in Austin. We feature local DJs and invite vendors and artists to present their work. Attendees also get the chance to submit an announcement for the onstage open mic portion of the meet-up. Whether you're new in town, looking for friends or trying to launch a project, our meets are open to everyone. Learn more here.
I bought a ticket to an event and can no longer make it. Are tickets refundable?
Our tickets are nonrefundable and cannot be applied to other events within our programs. Thanks for the understanding!
Where does the money go?
#bossbabesATX is a 501c3, tax-exempt nonprofit organization. All of the website, administrative, management and event costs are covered by a combination of program fees, ticket sales, donations and sponsorships. We appreciate the support and could not do it without you!
I've seen #bossbabe organizations in other towns. Are you affiliated with them?
Nope! Not us. We're an entirely local movement based in Austin, Texas. Our national organization is actually called BABES FEST.