Articles | March 2016


Women In Numbers: March 2016

Facts and figures on females from throughout the world. Read on »


The Taste of Texas Independence

Austin Woman savors the new Texas-themed menu at The Carillon. Read on »


Ladies, Meet the Redbox of the Clothing World

Garment Exchange, a concept derived from startup mastermind Kaleigh Wiese, is a website that allows women to effortlessly rent out their closets and curate fashion collections. Read on »


Behind the Scenes With the Leading Ladies of Austin’s Music Industry

Social-media guru Bianca Flores, event designer Lisa Hickey and concert photographer Pooneh Ghana reveal their plans for South By Southwest and discuss the keys to their success as women working off-stage and out of the spotlight in Austin’s music scene. Read on »


What to Expect from Rock Rose

Rock Rose, The Domain’s developing entertainment area, brings with it a barrage of new restaurants, bars and boutiques. From food-truck-turned-restaurants to fair-trade, Rock Rose offers eclectic food and retail options for all. Read on »


Celebrate National Reading Month With This Literary Roundup

Women have made numerous contributions to literature throughout the years. In honor of National Reading Month, here are several female-authored book selections from the past 10 decades that have impacted the world. Read on »

<p>​Photo by Jordan Moser.</p>

A New Routine That Just Makes Scents

When East Austin resident Oren Porterfield isn’t dancing for Ballet Austin, she’s creating fragrances and soaps for her new apothecary brand, Ritual Goods. The business allows her to express her creativity outside the world of dance. Read on »


Becoming Insta-famous

Find out how three Austin-based photographers got their start on the path to Instagram stardom and what inspires them to keep going. Read on »


Art and Soul

Molly Maroney, founder of artist collective Spratx, sheds light on the art of spray painting and how creative expression is vital to keeping Austin authentic. Read on »


Catching Up: A Q&A With Former AW Cover Woman Gay Gaddis

Gay Gaddis, the CEO and Founder of T3—the largest woman-owned independent advertising agency in the nation—sheds light on her journey to finding simultaneous success in both the business world and the art realm. Read on »


From The Editor: March 2016

Keep Austin Weird. The live Music Capital of the World. Silicon Hills.  The Capital of Texas: These monikers and mottos  for the little blue dot on the map of the lone... Read on »


Kristy’s Top 10: March 2016

March’s to-do list from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. Read on »


Musically Inclined

Girl Guitar Owner Mandy Rowden turns her passion into a business. Read on »


Let’s Taco ‘Bout It: The Small Business Engines that Could

Listen in on a candid conversation with Austin Woman Publisher Melinda Garvey and Patti Greene of the 10,000 Small Businesses program. Read on »


Entrepreneurial Essentials

Start your business venture off right with advice from women who know. Read on »


Out on the Range

Chill out and channel your inner cowgirl with a trip to the North Texas plains. Read on »


Austin Gives With South Texas Money Management

Jeanie Wyatt makes giving back a Texas-wide office tradition. Read on »


Please, Don’t Stop the Music

Here are the festivals, tour dates and highly anticipated performances you need on your listening radar this year. Read on »


Vintage Vixen

Revamped retro meets the modern age. Read on »


Smoky Siren

Sound the alarm for these seductive shades. Read on »


South By Southwestern

Amplify your home décor with help from Austin’s hippest stores. Read on »


Mellie Price

Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell, trust us, you know Mellie Price. If you’ve ever bought a ticket to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, you have her to thank. If you’ve found yourself surfing the South By Southwest website, or pretty much any website, for that matter, you’ve seen the legacy of her labors. Have you launched a successful Austin-based startup within the last few years? Her fingerprints are likely imprinted there. She’s helped create and refine the template of entrepreneurship and e-commerce as we know it, changing the face of Austin and, by extension, the world. And she’s far from finished. Read on »


Shay Boom!

Shayna Brown is a woman in the man’s world of audio engineering. But that hasn’t stopped her company, Chez Boom Audio, from quickly becoming the preferred audio studio for some of film and television’s biggest names. Read on »


Being A Chef Is As Easy As One, Two, Three

Meal-kit delivery service Gourmet By Numbers is out to show food lovers that if you can read, you can cook. Read on »


Get in the Groove

Meet Backbeat, the newest cocktail bar to hit South Lamar. Read on »


Girl Walks Into A Bar: Secret Hideaways

In a city where it’s becoming less simple to find a crevice to call your own, there’s an ongoing quest to discover a sense of place, preferably one that serves alcohol. Out there, lining the streets of Austin’s burgeoning downtown, somewhere in the midst of pedicab drivers, stumbling Sixth Street dwellers and late-night dog walkers are bars that feel undiscovered. The characteristics of these tucked away spots sound a lot like old friends: humble and unpresuming on the outside yet brimming with subtle beauty, brilliance and purpose on the inside. Read on »


Game Changer

Although colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths that affect both women and men, according to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 60 percent of colon-cancer deaths could be avoided if... Read on »


Mediocrity No More

Thirty years after the University of Texas women’s basketball program won its first National Championship, Head Coach Karen Aston and her team are shooting for a second. In 1986, when the team... Read on »


Memo from JB: Battle of the Bands

March is my absolute favorite month in Austin. The weather is perfect, the NCAA basketball tournament  gets underway and then there’s St. Patrick’s Day. But  my absolute... Read on »


Southern Roots

SXSW: four letters that signify make it or break it for musicians throughout the world. But for those of us born and raised in Austin, those four letters mean spring-break getaway, time for... Read on »