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.
- 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.
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 Kate Smallwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.225.0376.
What Members Have to Say:
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.”
“I joined because I was invited to an event by a friend – and quickly connected not only with the missions of the group but the wonderful women as friends and mentors. The group allows me to use my education and background to advocate for causes deeply close to my heart. As a title one school teacher, I have seen firsthand what impact early intervention has, how long lasting it is, and sadly, what it looks like when we have failed to intervene when we could. If the children of our community are failing – we are all failing.”