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ARTS

  • LadyFest Texas -Ladyfest Texas is a non-profit, community based, cultural event designed by women to provide a forum in which all members of the community can celebrate, showcase and encourage the artistic, organizational and political talents of women.
  • Opening Closed Doors - Relevant solutions for changing such conditions as anorexia nervosa and intimate violence are explored through multi-media exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, art workshops and artist/juror talks. http://www.witi.com/
  • Reel Women - A permanent support system for women at all levels of experience in the film and video industries. http://reelwomen.org/
  • Women Printmakers of Austin - An organization dedicated to promoting excellence and diversity for women in the field of Fine Art Printmaking. Our objectives are to encourage and support women as printmakers and increase public awareness of the process and history of printmaking.
  • Women and Their Work - A statewide non-profit founded to promote greater recognition of women's contribution to cultural life; to provide financial and technical support for artists; and to present innovative performances and exhibitions.

AUSTIN - GENERAL

BUSINESS

  • Texas Center for Women's Business Enterprise (CWBE) - Provides assistance, counselling and/or training in finance, management, marketing, procurient and the Internet, home-based businesses, corporate executive downsizing and welfare-to-work. http://www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness/wbcs.html#tx
  • Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas - Mission is to advance economic parity and prosperity for business and professional women by providing educational programs for business and professional growth and networking opportunities. http://www.womenschambertexas.com
  • Women's Business Center - Central Texas only SBA Women’s Business Center, specializing in meeting the needs of women entrepreneurs. http://www.bigaustin.org/womens_business_center.htm

COMMUNICATION

  • Women Communicators of Austin  Members from fields such as marketing, corporate communications, graphic design, public relations, journalism, fundraising, web development, advertising and event planning. Our diversity of members offers great networking with peers from a variety of perspectives. http://www.wcaustin.org/

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

  • SafePlace Crisis Services - 24-hour phone support; call 267-SAFE (TTY: 927-9616); emergency shelter, counseling services, hospital support and resources for rape, sexual abuse/assault and domestic violence victims. A merger of the Center for Battered Women and the Austin Rape Crisis Center. Donate items to ThriftPlace. http://www.austin-safeplace.org/helping/donations/thrift.htm
  • Family Violence Shelters (Texas Department of Human Services) http://www.dhs.state.tx.us/programs/familyviolence/shelters.htm

EDUCATION

  • Tomorrow's Women in Science and Technology (TWIST) An Austin, Texas-based non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote science and math education and career planning for girls and women. TWIST's volunteer staff is composed of Austin-area scientists, engineers, librarians, business people, teachers, writers, artists, and parents working together to achieve TWIST's goals.
  • Central Texas Muslimaat (CTM) - A collective voice for Muslim women and is dedicated to promoting the Islamic values of community, charity, education, and peace.

ENGINEERING

  • Society of Women Engineers (Southwest Texas Chapter) - A non-profit educational, service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. Primarily Austin, San Antonio and surrounding areas. http://www.main.org/sweswt/

FEMINISM - link submissions from members welcome

GIRLS

  • Girlstart - Non-profit organization in Austin, Texas which encourages and empowers girls in mathematics, science, technology, and engineering. Programs include schools, online classes, and summer and Saturday camps for girls. (Formerly Smartgrrls.) http://girlstart.org
  • Girl Scouts - Lone Star Council provides adventure and fun for girls in Central Texas http://www.girlscouts-lonestar.org/

GOVERNMENT

  • Austin Commission for Women - The Austin Commission for Women explores the needs and problems of Austin women and recommends programs to the City Council and City Manager to alleviate inequities that confront women socially, economically, politically, and professionally. http://www.austinwomen.org/

HISTORY link submissions from members welcome

INSPIRATION link submissions from members welcome

LAW

  • Women's Advocacy Project -a statewide, non-profit, legal organization founded in 1982 with a mission to provide free legal advice, expand legal education, and promote access to justice for Texas women in need. http://www.women-law.org

MEDIA link submissions from members welcome

MEDICINE link submissions from members welcome

PARENTING

  • AustinMama.com - A long overdue, one-of-a-kind, meeting house tailored especially for Austin's thinking mothers; a place to talk freely, be challenged, trusted, validated and respected for the gifts we mamas give so abundantly, and recognized for the hard work we do every day. http://www.austinmama.com

PROGRAMMING

POLITICS

SCIENCE

  • National Association for Women in Science - Austin Chapter. Serves to connect, support, and promote women in science and is dedicated to achieving equality and full participation for women in science, technology, http://www.utexas.edu/students/wis/engineering, and math.

SPORTS

  • Austin Outlaws - Professional women's full contact football team! http://www.austinoutlaws.com

TECHNOLOGY

  • Association for Women in Technology (AWT) - Austin - A non-profit organization that provides women working in all facets of the technology industry with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We believe in women helping and inspiring other women through learning, sharing and having fun. AWTAustin members participate in events centered on leadership development, entrepreneurship, community involvement and family issues. http://www.awtaustin.org

TECHNICAL WRITING

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