From the Publisher
Hello, Austin Woman readers!
I hope this issue finds you safe and well. I’ll start by saying we are heartbroken to have to postpone our 19th Anniversary event this month. Our concern for the health of our community has forced us to move our celebration to November. It was a really difficult decision for our entire team since our anniversary is the time of year when we get to celebrate with the AW community, cover women and all who support us. In the meantime, we’ve come up with fun ways to keep the party going all month long with awesome weekly giveaways, exclusive content and specials with local businesses. Be sure to follow Austin Woman on Instagram and/or subscribe to our newsletters (you can find the link on atxwoman.com) to stay in the loop.
This month we are so honored to have Muna Hussaini, ESG of Governance at Indeed, as our cover woman. She shares her story of hard work, perseverance and compassion. She even shares a few jokes with us. As a child of Muslim immigrants, she tries to navigate raising her children with the values and culture her parents carried with them to the U.S., along with just a few dollars in their pockets. Muna is a truly beautiful soul inside and out.
Our second feature showcases Forklift Danceworks, whose mission is to connect and activate communities through dance. The dance company is most known for The Trash Project, which features workers from Austin Solid Waste Services. It’s an amazing display of how choreography breaks down barriers and creates balance in the workers’ lives. They celebrate their 20-year anniversary this October.
Also, if you’ve not seen it, flip to page 52 to check out some of the companies that are hiring within our new monthly Where to Work section. If you’re a business with some available positions, you can get more information on how to post your openings too.
I’m so inspired by the women who are gracing these pages. Let me tell, you they are all blowing up their industries, never settling or saying, “This is how it’s always been done.” They constantly find new ways to prosper despite the hurdles thrown their way.