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7th Annual Woman’s Way Business Awards

Austin Woman magazine was founded in 2002 with the vision to uplift and cultivate our community of inspiring women. As we enter into 2021, it feels ever more fitting to celebrate the work of women who are building the world we want to live in. Women who are challenging outdated structures, envisioning new models, and laying the foundations for an inclusive, authentically expressed and innovative city. 

We are proud to present for the 7th year in a row the Woman’s Way Business Awards as an opportunity to pause and recognize and promote these women and their successes off the pages of the magazine. Categories spread across a wide variety of industries for women who are makers, shakers, and disruptors. Winners are chosen by a selection committee composed of local women business owners and community leaders. To date, the Woman’s Way Business Awards are Austin’s only awards exclusively for women-owned and women-led businesses. 

Categories

Health and Wellness:
This business is leading the way in Austin’s ever-growing health-and-wellness industry with a product or service offering.
NEW! Beverage and Culinary Arts:
From impressive leadership to innovative flavors and/or products, this business has left its mark on the Austin food & beverage scene.
Professional Services:
In the services industry, this business is at the top of its class, making a significant impact with the service it provides, including but not limited to marketing, event planning, PR, accounting, legal work, consulting or other professional services.
Maker:
This business was built by a female artisan who has reached a level of success that allows her to support other female artists. From jewelry and fashion to pottery and photography to music and art, this category is a celebration of all makers in all mediums.
STEM:
This female-led business is breaking barriers in science, technology, engineering or math sectors.
Rising Star (company must be less than three years old):
This business is fresh on the Austin scene, but is already making its mark. Over the next few years, we expect great things from this company, as it is on track to grow and become an influencer in its industry.
Social Impact:
This is a company where social good is embedded in the core values, strategies and processes by which it operates and measures results. This business may be a nonprofit or a for-profit organization with a big idea that satisfies a social need and clearly articulated core values.
Business to Watch (between $1 million – $5 million):
From impressive fiscal success to excellent leadership, this business is making a noteworthy mark on Austin and its industry at large. A key factor defining success may include the ability for future growth, community impact and opportunity for women.
Product Innovation:
Innovation and creativity are at the root of all successful businesses, and this business has proven as such with its unmatched product development. *This company has developed a product and taken it to market. This can include a tangible/physical product or intangible product (ex: apps).
Business to Watch (over $5 million):
From impressive fiscal success to excellent leadership, this business is making a noteworthy mark on Austin and its industry at large. A key factor defining success may include the ability for future growth, community impact and opportunity for women.
I Am Austin Woman:
This woman is beloved in the Austin community for her innate ability to engage, empower and inspire those around her. Throughout her lengthy career and avid community involvement, she has led with exceptional grace and finesse, her actions echoing the core mission of Austin Woman magazine. The impact she has made as a woman and for women is key.


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Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!

Photo by Taylor Prinsen

Photo by Taylor Prinsen


Swag bags sponsors: AFIA Foods, atxGals, Austin Eastciders, Beauty and the Mess, Benold’s Jewelers, CareFor, City of Austin Small Business Program, H-E-B, Heal In Comfort, Integrated Financial Planning Center, LBJ Library, Lisa J Makeup, Mediators and Arbitrators of America, Novita Spa & Medical Rejuvenation Center, Re-3D Inc., Restart CBD, Smokey Denmark, Tiff’s Treats, Tru-Skin Dermatology, Twang-a-rita, Twin Liquors, Uncle Ray’s Peanut Brittle, Urban Betty, Waterloo Sparking Water, WP Engine

Live giveaway sponsors: AFIA Foods, Bola Pizza, Brazen, Cater to Mom, Dripping Springs Distillery, Kendra Scott, Lisa J Makeup, Novita Spa & Medical Rejuvenation Center, Restart CBD, Robin Emmerich, Skin Science Soul, SUSTO, Tiff’s Treats, Twin Liquors & Urban Betty


Businesses led by women continue to drive our economy in Austin and throughout the country. Our sole mission as an organization is to support women, and we’re looking forward to our fifth year of celebrating the valuable contributions of the many inspirational women in the Austin business community.”

– Melinda Garvey, founder of Austin Woman magazine


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