Articles | June 2016

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Pedal Power

After losing family members and a mentor to cancer, 19-year-old Geena May joined the Texas 4000 cycling team because of its strong emphasis on philanthropy. This summer, she’ll embark on a 70-day bike ride to raise awareness for cancer. Read on »

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When Two Worlds Collide

Fate reunited childhood friends Kana LiVolsi and Margaret Heidrick to combine forces and build their company Dos Mundos Creative, a business focused on talent and empowerment. Read on »

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On the Court With Carol Cofer

This 86-year-old resident of Querencia at Barton Creek is the fourth-ranked tennis player in the U.S. Tennis Association’s 85-plus age division. She shares her secrets of youth and the goals she’s setting for herself in the tennis arena. Read on »

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Award-winning Documentary The Hunting Ground Comes to Austin

Survive2Thrive Foundation brings producer Amy Ziering to Austin for two screenings to address important issue of campus sexual assault. Read on »

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Take Heart

When Andie Giles and Ashley Thomas both began battling an unknown heart condition, they didn’t lie down and give up. Instead, they found strength in each other, vowing to live their lives in the most normal way they can. Read on »

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Checking in: a Q&A With Leigh Christie

The new executive director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas chats with us about one of her favorite events, Lemonade Day, and the vital value in teaching kids entrepreneurial skills. Read on »

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Empowering Girls, One T-shirt at a Time

Sharon Choksi, creator of children’s clothing brand Girls Will Be, wants all girls to think they can do whatever—and be whoever—they want. Read on »

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Millennials: The Myth. The Legend. The Reality.

Are they really as bad as their reputation, or is there more to them than meets the eye? Trying to understand this generation might help smooth relations in the future. Read on »

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Thinking Outside of the Boxing Ring

G.L.O.R.Y. founders Esme East and Cheryl Couture speak with Austin Woman about feminism, the indie wrestling world and the success of Austin’s first all-female and non-binary wrestling league. Read on »

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From The Editor: June 2016

I don't consider myself a millenial. After all, how can I be in the same generation as, say, my younger sister, who just  graduated from the University of Texas and hardly... Read on »

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Kristy’s Top 10: June 2016

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

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Women In Numbers: June 2016

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

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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

How one young girl turned bee stings into an empire. Read on »

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Who Runs The World?

Girls today want equality, respect and a future filled with purpose. Here, the local boss ladies of six young women’s organizations share their insight for the next generation. Read on »

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout It: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Wendy Davis dishes to Austin Woman about millennial women, why feminism is for everyone and how her new organization, Deeds not Words, wants to move the needle for change. Read on »

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Travel: Lavender Fields Forever

A short ferry ride from the Seattle coast lies a paradise cloaked in purple. Read on »

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Can’t Stop the Feeling

Text your friends. mark your calendar. Now, dance the hot summer nights away at the best live-music shows in town. Read on »

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Austin Gives With Bank Of America

Nikki Graham takes the lead on volunteerism, community engagement and empowering women. Read on »

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Style: Floral Frenzy

Organized chaos is in full bloom when you pair unlikely prints. Read on »

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Beauty: Crowning Glory

Radiant earth tones and brilliant shimmer pair perfectly for summer. Read on »

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Missing Link

Katie Fang, founder and CEO of Austin-based education technology startup SchooLinks doesn’t like to talk about age, but she’s 25. She doesn’t like it when people applaud her for being a woman working in a predominately male industry, but they do. She doesn’t like to think she’s a success story, but she is. Read on »

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Smart, Strong, Independent

Three millennial women wanted to form a community for their fellow creatives. One year later, #bossbabesATX has amassed a new-age networking organization that isn’t typical or stuffy. There’s no judgment within this growing group of females, only dedication to supporting developing and established women-owned businesses through real connections, real money and real change. Read on »

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AW Test Kitchen

Whether you’re trying to save a little more money or waste a little less food, planning meals for the week saves a lot of time and hassle. Cooking at home by using the same ingredients in different ways not only prevents taste-bud boredom, it also spares you several hundred calories per week to spend instead on the extra little treats we all love, like chocolate or wine. Read on »

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Girl Walks Into A Bar: Summer Skylines

Ascend above Austin’s growing concrete jungle and savor the summertime from a new perspective at the prettiest, poshest and sometimes poolside rooftop bars. Read on »

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Food News: Divine Darling

St. Genevieve brings an elegant and refined dining atmosphere to Rock Rose. Read on »

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Take Control

Whether it’s the pill, the patch or something else, finding the right birth control means asking a lot of questions. So, we asked. Read on »

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Slide Over

All you need to maximize the low-impact, calorie-burning, full-body workout of indoor rowing is to take a seat. Read on »

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Memo from JB: New Generation, Same Story

Kids these days dismiss older generations because they just don’t ‘get it.’ Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Read on »

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Wise Beyond Her Years

Now, at the age of 15, Austin Woman’s 2015 Young Woman to Watch, Isabella Rose Taylor, reflects on the past year, still dreaming big and why the lotus is her latest inspiration. Read on »

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