In the vision that I seek to manifest in this phase of my life, I stand for lifting other women up. I stand for supporting and encouraging women and their dreams. I stand for self-knowledge, which reveals all things to us. Know yourself deeply and shine that light in the world.
Here are some organizations that support women in telling their story, in realizing their dreams, and lifting other women to be all that they are intended to be. As Carl Jung once said, “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
Story Circle Network is dedicated to helping women of all ages share the stories of their lives through memoir, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and drama, and to raising public awareness of the importance of women’s personal histories.
As the first hybrid publisher recipient of the 2019 Independent Publisher of the Year, She Writes Press is unique in the world of publishing because they are neither traditional publishing, nor self-publishing. As an independent publisher, they bill themselves as a “third way” for authors, and proudly occupy the gray zone, a much-needed alternative in a rapidly changing publishing landscape.
They have been called hybrid publishing, partnership publishing, and co-publishing, and all of these terms are representative of what they do.
Kanti Goods is a socially-minded, mission-driven, mother-daughter business. Kanti brings fine worldly goods to you while working to help the local good. Many of their products come from organizations that empower women, small-scale artisans, and entrepreneurs while encouraging the use of local materials and fair production methods.
So many books, so little time. And it’s truer than ever, with new titles coming out daily from publishers of all sizes—Big Five, indies, university presses, companies of one. Add to that harvest the overload of competition with other content—film, music, magazines, games—and the chances diminish that we’ll discover the stories we love or the books we need.
Lone Star Literary Life helps readers find those stories. They help authors and publishers find their ideal audiences. They help booksellers discern the titles they can sell and libraries the titles their patrons will want. They help writers become better, by connecting them with fellow travelers, steering them toward resources, and introducing them to the authors they learn from. At least within the limited geography that is Texas.
The mission of Dress for Success Austin is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
Dress for Success Austin is committed to providing services and opportunities to help women establish a solid work history and permanently leave the cycle of poverty. Support extends far beyond the “suit” to a promise to each client of on-going support and information as she enters and remains in the employment arena.
Since 2003, Dress for Success Austin has supported and served over 16,000 women in Central Texas through referrals from 90+ non-profit and government agencies.