There’s a steady line of women walking up and flashing their cell phones to a doorwoman at the Empire Control Room – a downtown Austin bar. But they’re not here just for drinks or a concert. There’s a meet-up for a local organization called Boss Babes ATX.
Inside, women are everywhere. Some are exchanging pleasantries, others business cards. On the stage, there’s a woman DJing and another about to speak into a microphone.
“Welcome to the first meet of the year for Boss Babes ATX,” says Jane Claire Hervey, CEO of Boss Babes ATX. “I just did a spiel 15 minutes before, so if you’ve already been here a while I apologize for the repeat.”
There are more women in the workforce today than ever before, but it’s no secret that men continue to dominate the executive ranks and boardrooms. Boss Babes ATX is trying to foster a community among women in various industries, in hopes of building a brighter business future for all women.