a pop-up conference for creatives and entrepreneurs.

 

WORK is a biannual pop-up space, designed for sharing new ideas and approaches to creative and entrepreneurial work. The event's panels, workshops and speaker sessions explore personal and professional development, marketing, business management and entrepreneurship. Our next conference pops up on July 14 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Rowling Hall in Austin, Texas. ✨

 
 

Behind the Conference

Presented by #bossbabesATX and powered by Texas MSTC and Texas MBA, the first iteration of #WORK was hosted on Jan. 20, 2018 at The Refinery in Austin, Texas. Produced by women for women, the conference explores approaches to work, while creating a bridge between different industries. Curious about the inaugural conference? Download Winter '18's #WORKbook.

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Meet the Producers

Through event series, showcases and personal/professional development programs, #bbatx has provided a platform of visibility, outreach and financial opportunity to 1500+ Texas-based women and nonbinary creatives, entrepreneurs and community organizers. We make space to catalyze multi-industry coalitions, share our crafts, seek help and provide each other with practical and emotional resources. There is power in our shared experiences. 

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We deserve better.

Small business owners, independent creatives and solo-preneurs need resources that speak to their needs. As of 2017, women-owned businesses are growing at twice the speed of businesses owned by men. An increasing number of these entrepreneurs are women of color; many of these businesses are “non-employer,” but overall are responsible for creating 23 million jobs.
 

 
 
 

If you're reading this, take a break!

And we're not just talking "take a minute to check all the apps on your phone." We're talking a real break—put your computer or your phone down and take a quick walk. Studies suggest breaks can:

Give you new ideas.
Stir up productivity.
Help you retain info.
Provide clarity around your goals.

So give yourself a self-care minute. Not just to improve your work, but because you've earned it.

 
 
 
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Our Approach

#bbatx's personal and professional development programming aims to introduce new ideas, prioritize informed decision-making, facilitate employability, enhance our community’s quality of life and contribute to the realization of attendees’ ambitions and aspirations.