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Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to raise awareness against bias, take action for equality, and celebrate women. In addition to International Women’s Day, the month of March is also Women’s History Month. And here’s why this year is extremely special, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
To honor and advocate women’s rights further, we present this list of 9 weekend events where you can celebrate being a woman in Austin.
Women Supporting Women: A Celebration for International Women’s Day
Saturday, March 7 | From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.| Katie Kime Flagship, 500 North Lamar Boulevard
The day will feature a panel with female leaders from Bumble, Rank & Style, Kendra Scott, and Katie Kime. Following the panel will be music by DJ Cassandra, gift bags for first attendees, giveaways, beverages by CLEAN Cause, Goodnight Loving Vodka, Susto Mezcal, photo ops plus more! The panel is first come, first served and has already sold out, however everyone is welcome to join the party at 12:30 p.m. following the panel.
The City of Austin has temporarily banned public gatherings. Please stay home. The Austin.com calendar is only for live digital events at this time.
CraftHER Market x Writing on The Walls: An International Women’s Day Pop-Up
Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 | From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.| The Line Hotel, 111 East Cesar Chavez Street
This International Women’s Day, #bossbabesATX is celebrating with a special collaborative edition of craftHER Market. In partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation, #bossbabesATX will be celebrating the reveal of Writing on the Walls, a series of collaborative public art installations and events. You’ll be able to watch acclaimed muralist and designer Shepard Fairey collaborate with Canadian artist Sandra Chevrier to live-paint a 12-story installation on the walls of the LINE Hotel. You can learn more about the Downtown Austin Alliance Foundation’s plans for the mural and the day here.
International Women’s Day Brunch 2020
Sunday, March 8 | From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.| Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande Street This brunch is meant to bring women together, celebrate each other, and foster connections between women in the Austin community. Women have a lot to celebrate here in Austin. Brunch will be a chance to connect with one another. There will be a short program, including honoring Zonta Club of Austin’s Woman of Year. Reservations are required in advance, and seating is limited.
BumbleBff & Hotel Zaza – Brunch
Sunday, March 8 | From 12 to 2 p.m.| Hotel Zaza, 400 Lavaca Street
Grab your Bumble BFF and head to Hotel ZaZa Austin’s incredible rooftop for a special International Women’s Day Brunch. It’s time to celebrate all of the amazing things women do, and we have the perfect way to do that. Featuring the sounds of DJ CASS&RA, Hotel ZaZa and Bumble are hosting a complimentary brunch, including a bloody mary and mimosa bar and a delicious brunch, provided by Group Therapy. Robin Emmerich, a local Austin Transformational Life Coach, will speak at the event on empowerment, goal setting, and supporting each other as women. This event is free to attend, Bumble app required to enter. We recommend downloading your Bumble app beforehand!
RiseHer Austin: International Woman’s Day with Kendra Scott & Bright Spot
Sunday, March 8 | From 1:30 to 4 p.m.| Kendra Scott – Lamar Central, 3800 North Lamar Boulevard
Connect and grow your community! Come get to know the amazing women in the startup ecosystem in your area. Make friends, find mentors, meet an investor and connect with future business partners. Come for drinks, food, and, of course, great company!
International Women’s Day Poolside Party
Sunday, March 8 | From 2 to 6 p.m. | East Austin Hotel, 1108 East 6th Street
In honor of International Women’s Day, East Austin Hotel is kicking off spring patio season with a fun party in their courtyard Pool Bar! Enjoy tunes by DJs DJ Cassandra & DJ Breezah, a fun, gorgeous photo op by Austin Flower Walls, and even better–because women make only 79 cents to every man’s $1, all ladies will get 21% off all food and beverages on the Pool Bar Menu.
ATCF’s International Women’s Day Celebration
Sunday, March 8 | From 4 to 8 p.m. | The Butterfly Bar (The Vortex), 2307 Manor Road
Join ATCF to celebrate International Women’s Day in honor of one of their founder’s, Judith Rosenberg. Enjoy an afternoon of music, food and games while you discuss women labor activists and groups throughout history. Special appearance by our partners from Mexico, the Border Committee of Women Workers.
Russian Houses’s International Women’s Day
Sunday, March 8 | From 4 to 10 p.m.| Russian House, 307 East 5th Street
Russian House of Austin and EuroCircle Present International Women’s Day. Wear Pink to Honor and spread awareness of breast cancer (we will give the best dress award!) There will be a silent auction, free tango lessons, karaoke, complimentary champagne, desserts and roses.
Women’s Day With SoundGirls and Omni Sound Project
Sunday, March 8 | From 5 to 7 p.m. | St. Elmo’s Brewing Co, 440 East St. Elmo Road
Come join the members of SoundGirls and the Omni Sound Project as we celebrate the accomplishments of women in music + audio. Learn more about the educational opportunities of each organization and mix with female-identifying folks in the industry. Events like these help us form the connections and inspiration needed to provide women with the opportunities and education to succeed in their chosen field.
Earlier this week, Rosalind P. Walter, the original Rosie the Riveter, passed away at age 95. She was the image of inspiration. At the age of 19, she spent a year as a night-shift welder at the Sikorsky aircraft plant at Bridgeport, Connecticut, inspiring the 1943 song “Rosie the Riveter,” according. The song went on to define a generation of women during World War II who entered the workforce to help keep the war effort afloat as men fought on the front lines. So when you go out this weekend to celebrate International Women’s Day take a moment to think about Rosie/ Rosalind.
Featured photo is a part of Writing on the Walls, a series of collaborative public art installations and events. This particular mural is at the Line Hotel on Cesar Chavez and will be in progress all weekend long.