MEET THE TEAM

#bossbabesATX is a team effort. It's produced by a volunteer board, a two-person part-time staff and a volunteer programming committee. Together, we represent a number of interests, experiences, cultures and ethnicities. Together we aim to ensure that #bossbabesATX upholds its mission and tenets. Together, we make shit happen. We'd like to thank our volunteers, staff and board for keeping this organization alive.


STAFF AND BOARD

jane claire hervey
founding executive and creative director

JANE HERVEY,  founder and executive/creative director    Jane Hervey is a multidisciplinary artist and writer, originally from Rio Hondo, Texas. Her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. Hervey has lived and worked in Austin, Texas since 2011. In addition to her creative practice as a musician and writer, Hervey is also the founder of  #bossbabesATX  (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers) and her own communications and experience design firm,  group work . She also maintains a column on creative entrepreneurship and lifestyle design at  Forbes   .   Her personal and professional life are dedicated to improving community infrastructure, retooling systems of collaboration and changing cultural economies to create equal opportunity for women and girls.   Favorite book:  "I Am Charlotte Simmons"  Feminist icon:  Gloria Anzaldua  Favorite band:  Princess Nokia // SZA  Her Austin gem:  Papa Joe's  Where to find her:  Developing a sustainable internal and external organizational infrastructure, driving the organization's creative and programmatic vision, partnerships and ethos, and designing #bossbabesATX for the future. You can get in touch with Jane about partnerships, programming, development and bookings at thebabes@bossbabes.org. Learn more about Jane on her  website.  Or keep up with her on  Instagram.

JANE HERVEY, founder and executive/creative director

Jane Hervey is a multidisciplinary artist and writer, originally from Rio Hondo, Texas. Her work is informed by history, wildlife, politics of space, romance and being a bad woman. Hervey has lived and worked in Austin, Texas since 2011. In addition to her creative practice as a musician and writer, Hervey is also the founder of #bossbabesATX (a support organization for women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers) and her own communications and experience design firm, group work. She also maintains a column on creative entrepreneurship and lifestyle design at Forbes. Her personal and professional life are dedicated to improving community infrastructure, retooling systems of collaboration and changing cultural economies to create equal opportunity for women and girls.

Favorite book: "I Am Charlotte Simmons"
Feminist icon: Gloria Anzaldua
Favorite band: Princess Nokia // SZA
Her Austin gem: Papa Joe's
Where to find her: Developing a sustainable internal and external organizational infrastructure, driving the organization's creative and programmatic vision, partnerships and ethos, and designing #bossbabesATX for the future. You can get in touch with Jane about partnerships, programming, development and bookings at thebabes@bossbabes.org. Learn more about Jane on her website. Or keep up with her on Instagram.

natalia rocafuerte
projects + operations coordinator

Natalia Rocafuerte #bossbabesATX Projects and Operations Coordinator    Natalia Rocafuerte is a Mexican artist based out of Austin, Tejas. Her work, ranging in practice from audio installations to printmaking, is inquisitive of identity and its environment in a playful manner. She was an exhibiting artist for this year's Young Latinx Artist:23 Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges along with being awarded a performing grant by JOLT Texas for her work dealing with space and boundaries in the Rio Grande Valley. At night Rocafuerte goes by DJ dada and spins records with Chulita Vinyl Club, a woman and non-binary DJ collective. She enjoys reading comic books, being a pisces, listening to records and drinking coffee in the morning.

Natalia Rocafuerte
#bossbabesATX Projects and Operations Coordinator


Natalia Rocafuerte is a Mexican artist based out of Austin, Tejas. Her work, ranging in practice from audio installations to printmaking, is inquisitive of identity and its environment in a playful manner. She was an exhibiting artist for this year's Young Latinx Artist:23 Beyond Walls, Between Gates, Under Bridges along with being awarded a performing grant by JOLT Texas for her work dealing with space and boundaries in the Rio Grande Valley. At night Rocafuerte goes by DJ dada and spins records with Chulita Vinyl Club, a woman and non-binary DJ collective. She enjoys reading comic books, being a pisces, listening to records and drinking coffee in the morning.

A’nysha fortenberry
communication design assistant

A’nysha Fortenberry Communication Design Assistant   A'nysha is a cat lover, and an enchilada enthusiast with a keen appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Originally from Los Fresnos, a small farm town in South Texas, she moved to Austin in 2015 to attend The University of Texas at Austin. This spring she will be graduating with a bachelor's of science in Advertising, and a focus in Media Planning and Strategy. Her professional passions include brand strategy, event coordination, and increasing intersectional diversity in fields related to advertising and marketing. She exhibits the latter passion through the coordination of events such as the Job's Not Done conference she co - coordinated in 2018. The basis of the conference was to bring local advertising and public relations professionals together to share experiences and ideas on how the industry can aggressively move forward with diversity and inclusion efforts. When she is not coordinating events she enjoys thrifting, and mentoring.    Favorite book:  Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño   Feminist icon:  Tracee Ellis Ross   Favorite artists:  Florence + the Machine, Rico Nasty, and Noname  Austin gem:  Blanton Museum of Art   Where to find her:  Trying on dad pants at Savers, or on Instagram at @anyshafortenberry

A’nysha Fortenberry
Communication Design Assistant


A'nysha is a cat lover, and an enchilada enthusiast with a keen appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Originally from Los Fresnos, a small farm town in South Texas, she moved to Austin in 2015 to attend The University of Texas at Austin. This spring she will be graduating with a bachelor's of science in Advertising, and a focus in Media Planning and Strategy. Her professional passions include brand strategy, event coordination, and increasing intersectional diversity in fields related to advertising and marketing. She exhibits the latter passion through the coordination of events such as the Job's Not Done conference she co - coordinated in 2018. The basis of the conference was to bring local advertising and public relations professionals together to share experiences and ideas on how the industry can aggressively move forward with diversity and inclusion efforts. When she is not coordinating events she enjoys thrifting, and mentoring.

Favorite book: Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño
Feminist icon: Tracee Ellis Ross
Favorite artists: Florence + the Machine, Rico Nasty, and Noname
Austin gem: Blanton Museum of Art
Where to find her: Trying on dad pants at Savers, or on Instagram at @anyshafortenberry

Jasmine brooks
board member

JASMINE BROOKS,  board member    Jas is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist based in Austin, Texas, by way of Oakland, California. She specializes in Branding, Illustration, and Photography that she enjoys fusing together whenever she can. Jas creates illustrations that encapsulate vivid colors and dynamic shapes. Her photography skills and eye for portraiture help set the scene and often serve as the initial inspiration she builds off of to create composition that doesn't typically exist in reality. As an artist that is still growing and learning each day, Jas is constantly thinking of ways to improve her practices, better her skills and continue to be creatively engaged while exploring new art forms that help her best express herself and/or execute a project. Her inspirations include Keith Heiring, Mike Perry, and Paula Sher whose styles all tend to be reflected in her work and creative thinking.

JASMINE BROOKS, board member

Jas is a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist based in Austin, Texas, by way of Oakland, California. She specializes in Branding, Illustration, and Photography that she enjoys fusing together whenever she can. Jas creates illustrations that encapsulate vivid colors and dynamic shapes. Her photography skills and eye for portraiture help set the scene and often serve as the initial inspiration she builds off of to create composition that doesn't typically exist in reality. As an artist that is still growing and learning each day, Jas is constantly thinking of ways to improve her practices, better her skills and continue to be creatively engaged while exploring new art forms that help her best express herself and/or execute a project. Her inspirations include Keith Heiring, Mike Perry, and Paula Sher whose styles all tend to be reflected in her work and creative thinking.

leslie lozano
founding board member

LESLIE LOZANO,  co-founding #bossbabesATX board member    Leslie Lozano is a freelance stylist, social media and marketing coordinator and performer. Originally from Rio Hondo, Texas (a tiny town in the Rio Grande Valley), Lozano moved to Austin in the summer of 2014 to pursue styling, after becoming very restless during her college years. Leslie is one of the co-founding members at #bossbabesATX and currently serves on the Board of Directors. A proud feminist and social rights activist, Lozano loves a good hip-hop show, re-watching I Love Lucy episodes, Horchata and performing as a comedian and dance artist.   Favorite book:  "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" — Junot Diaz  Favorite band:  Anderson.Paak, Ingrid, Stevie Wonder  Feminist icon:  Gloria E. Anzaldua / Maya Angelou  Austin gem:  This small dock by the Congress bridge (perfect view for sunsets) and the Toasted Coconut and Cubano Coffee ice cream from Sweet Ritual!!  Where to find her:  Producing and planning #bossbabesATX's Meet Her Hands program, BABES FEST and our URL artist residency, contributing valuable insight and decision-making to the growth of #bossbabesATX. You can get in touch with Leslie about hosting a workshop, becoming one of our BABES FEST artists (music/film/art/comedy) and other showcase opportunities at thebabes@bossbabes.org. You can catch Leslie on  Instagram  and  Twitter.

LESLIE LOZANO, co-founding #bossbabesATX board member

Leslie Lozano is a freelance stylist, social media and marketing coordinator and performer. Originally from Rio Hondo, Texas (a tiny town in the Rio Grande Valley), Lozano moved to Austin in the summer of 2014 to pursue styling, after becoming very restless during her college years. Leslie is one of the co-founding members at #bossbabesATX and currently serves on the Board of Directors. A proud feminist and social rights activist, Lozano loves a good hip-hop show, re-watching I Love Lucy episodes, Horchata and performing as a comedian and dance artist.

Favorite book: "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" — Junot Diaz
Favorite band: Anderson.Paak, Ingrid, Stevie Wonder
Feminist icon: Gloria E. Anzaldua / Maya Angelou
Austin gem: This small dock by the Congress bridge (perfect view for sunsets) and the Toasted Coconut and Cubano Coffee ice cream from Sweet Ritual!!
Where to find her: Producing and planning #bossbabesATX's Meet Her Hands program, BABES FEST and our URL artist residency, contributing valuable insight and decision-making to the growth of #bossbabesATX. You can get in touch with Leslie about hosting a workshop, becoming one of our BABES FEST artists (music/film/art/comedy) and other showcase opportunities at thebabes@bossbabes.org. You can catch Leslie on Instagram and Twitter.

xochi solis
board member

bio coming soon.

Alex perez-puelles
board member

bio coming soon.


2019 programming committee

• Coelina Edwards • Jeni Pandolfi • Kaia Adams • Tess Cagle • Sydney Greene • Cara Cate • Cynthia Munoz • Vittoria Criss • Mélissa Peng • Kristina Gonzalez (2018 member) • Isabella Toledo (2018 member) • Alex Perez-Puelles (2018 member) • Jen Rachid (2018 member) • Deeksha Srinath (2018 member) • Xochi Solis (2018 member) • Keisha Gillis (2018 member) • Nina Rose Bailey (2018 member) • Jasmine Robinson (2018 member) • Mireydi Mendieta (2018 member)