Celebrating Austin Woman’s 17th year, we reflect on the magazine’s connection with our community.

By Lindsey Logan, Illustrations by Jessica Wetterer

205 Women

Austin Woman magazine has featured 205 phenomenal women on its cover in its remarkable 17 years. Our inaugural cover woman, Amy Simmons, as well as Whitney Wolfe, Kendra Scott, Mica May, Camila Alves, Kristen Kish and Sanya Richards-Ross are just a few of the many incredible ladies who have graced the cover and continue to inspire our community.

3 Brands

AW Media Inc. is proud to serve Austin readers with three media brands, which have developed throughout the years as the company grew: Austin Woman, ATX Man and the most recent addition, ATX Doctors. Additionally, AW Media produces a variety of special publications, including the annual Guide to Good Health


Melinda Garvey founded Austin Woman magazine in 2002. For 17 years, she has fearlessly led the media company with a mission to empower and inspire the women of Austin. She is known in the Austin community not just as a founder, but also as a leader, mentor, contributor, role model and philanthropist.


Austin Woman has a growing social-media presence, with a curated 77,627 social-media followers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Instagram leads the way for AW, with a community of more than 42,300 engaged followers the AW team loves connecting with.

14 to 30 Cups

We admit it: The Austin Woman team thrives on caffeine. On any given day, our small crew of hardworking ladies consumes an average of 14 cups of coffee or other caffeine-spiked beverages. Of course, on days when the monthly magazine issue is in production and about to go to press, our daily caffeine imbibing rises to high-octane levels, with our minimal staff consuming upwards of 30 cups of go-go juice!

Want to celebrate with us? On Sept. 13, we’re hosting our birthday party with six breakout sessions focused on professional development, a designated networking lounge, an hour of connecting with other women and local brands with complimentary bubbles, a luncheon with an inspiring panel of past cover women and an after party at Erin Condren with a workshop, sips and sweets and giveaways! RSVP today.



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