Women United

As an integral part of United Way for Greater Austin (UWATX), Women United (formerly Women’s Leadership Council) is a network committed to creating a powerful, female-driven philanthropic force to improve early-childhood education in Greater Austin. We are a diverse, vibrant community bound together by a powerful sense of belonging – to each other and to our community. We are part of a growing, global network of women leaders – 70,000 strong across more than 165 communities in six countries.

In Austin, Women United supports UWATX’s early-childhood education initiatives, known collectively as Success by 6, to ensure that our youngest residents begin life on an even playing field. Ninety percent of a child’s brain develops before age six. By working hand-in-hand with education organizations and community stakeholders, UWATX connects low income kids to high quality education before they even enter kindergarten. Want to learn more? Check out the 2015-2018 School Readiness Action Plan.



Why Engage?

  • Be part of a community of like-minded women who support the mission of early-childhood education for low-income families in Austin.
  • Volunteer with our Success by 6 partners alongside others looking to create change.
  • Network and collaborate with a diverse group of influential business and community leaders at exclusive events.
  • Learn more about the critical issues and solutions impacting our community.
  • Advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.

Upcoming Events:

Women United Breakfast on the grounds

Women United is a UWATX giving society for like-minded women who support early-childhood education for low-income families in Austin. Whether you’re already a member or want to learn more about joining this group, come enjoy breakfast with us, meet great people and support one of our outstanding community partners!

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Where: Open Door Preschool East
3804 Cherrywood Rd, Austin, TX 78722


Join Us

Great things happen when we come together. Women United membership is open to donors giving $1,200 or more annually to UWATX. To join or learn more, contact Nikki Willison at Nikki.Willison@uwatx.org.

What Members Have to Say:


Judy Donigan

UWATX Board Member

“Being a member has helped me grow both personally and professionally. It has given me an opportunity to develop friendships with individuals in many disciplines that I would not otherwise had a chance to meet. It provides wonderful opportunities to network with other women business leaders, offers educational programs and coordinates volunteer activities with United Way nonprofit agencies.”

Ready to change lives?

Every day in Austin, we’re working to ensure each child has access to high-quality education, every family has the tools they need to be financially stable, and health and human services are readily available for all.

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