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While January isn’t Women’s History Month, something historic did happen during this month. Four years ago the largest single-day protest in U.S. history took place in Washington D.C. 500,000 people attended and 4.1 million joined in sister protests nationwide. There have been countless marches since.
The women’s march definitely made a positive splash but the work isn’t done. One of the great benefits of living in Austin is the support of your fellow citizens. Our community really comes together to stand up for all human rights. And January has a lot to offer the women of Austin!
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Here are the events happening this month to not only start off your year right but to help empower you to rise up on January 18.
Garage: All-Women Comedy Showcase
Multiple Dates | 8 p.m. | Fallout Theater, 616 Lavaca Street
Garage features an incredible cast of boss improvisers that pack a punch EVERY week. Inspired by an audience-suggested song each and driven by sheer talent, these ladies will have you laughing so hard you’ll want to go back for more.
Girls’ Night In Austin Book Club
Tuesday, January 7 | 6:30 p.m. | The Riveter, 1145 West 5th Street
For their December meetup, they’re reading Dominicana by Angie Cruz. Gather with other women in Austin for a great book discussion.
Readers and non-readers are welcome.
That Time of the Month
Saturday, January 11 | 10 p.m. | Fallout Theater, 616 Lavaca Street
Once a month, Meghan Ross showcases talented acts from humans who happen to be women and non-binary, including an interview with a Strong Female Lead(er) in Austin and giveaways from women and non-binary-owned business sponsors.
Ready or Not: It’s Time to Grow – A Women’s Gathering (Kyle)
Sunday, January 12 | 1:00 p.m. | Texas Old Town – Redbud Hall, 1205 Roland Lane, Kyle
Dena Speaks presents an event welcoming strong-willed, #POTENTIALSEEKER women of all walks of life to come together and share in an afternoon of personal growth, community connection and joy!
Woman Who Explore: Second Sunday Hikes
Sunday, January 12 | 10 a.m. | River Place Nature Trail, 8820 Big View Drive
Join Woman Who Explore for their first hike of the decade at River Place Nature Trail. For more information and to sign the waiver click here.
French Roast & Friends
Tuesday, January 14 | 9 a.m. | Mitte Foundation Carriage House, 1008 West Avenue
HERdacity Program Manager Lorelei Gonzalez, MPA will be talking about the dreaded “You should smile more” statement and how you can respond in a professional way. Check out their website for more great webinars and events.
Women’s Empowerment Series – Take Back Your Power
Wednesday, January 15 | 7 p.m. | Just Jill Beauty & Wellness Spa, 5555 North Lamar Boulevard
Forget resolutions – empower yourself in all areas of your life! This series for women begins by helping you to stop giving away your power.
Co-working & Sign-Making Party for Women’s March
Wednesday, January 15 | 9 a.m. | The Riveter, 1145 West 5th Street
Their opening their doors for a free day of coworking and sign-making for the Woman’s March. Don’t miss out!
Womxn’s March ATX 2020: Brunch and Rally
Saturday, January 18 | 8:30 a.m. | The Riveter, 1145 West 5th Street
Join everyone at The Riveter before the march before heading over to the Congress Bridge at 10 a.m. to march the Capitol in the name of womxn’s rights. The Riveter will have brunch and last-minute sign making.
Women’s March ATX
Saturday, January 18 |10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Avenue
This year is extra special because it marks the 100th anniversary of women’s voting rights. So get out there and march. March to energize, engage, and unite populations that have been historically ignored, suppressed, and sidelined.
ALL the Ladies in Tech Happy Hour: Winter Edition
Tuesday, January 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Adelbert’s Brewery, 2314 Ruthland Drive
This is a quarterly mega happy hour / networking mixer with the goal of connecting women in tech, data, and code in ATX. They’re taking donations for Dress for Success Austin and have an Amazon wishlist to help women in need. Click the here for more information.
Scaling Your Mindset
Thursday, January 23 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Capital Factory, Voltron Room, 701 Brazos Street
It’s the first [email protected] roundtable of 2020! Join like minded women who share about their stories and help teach you find the courage to tap into your full potential.
Women’s Empowerment Class
Friday, January 24 | 9 a.m. | Just Jill Beauty and Wellness Spa, 5555 North Lamar Boulevard
Join this class to help you learn to take your power back. It’s the perfect time of year to take control of you life.
Female Founder Roundtable: Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Tuesday, January 28 | 6:30 to 10 p.m.| The Founder Institute, 118 Nueces
This is the perfect event to get inspired by female founders, get informed on the Founder Institute, and network. Don’t miss this free event.
The Women’s March moment has become a powerful movement that isn’t just for marching the streets in protest. It’s become a movement of women coming together to empower each other in countless ways. We’re especially proud of our city for all it’s doing to keep this conversation going. We hope this list not only helps you start you new year off right but also gives you more resources going forward. Most of these events don’t just take place in January and we hope you find an organization that empowers you going forward.
We are stronger together.
Featured Photo Courtesy of Jessica Fernandez on Instagram (@jess_tales)