Women United

Join Women United and Live United

Women United is a vibrant and powerful female-driven philanthropic force supporting United Way’s mission to fight poverty across Central Texas. 

Women United is open to everyone who identifies as a woman.

Why Join?

1 in 10 households in Greater Austin is considered low-income, and race and zip code are some of the biggest predictors of a person’s life outcomes.

Your gift is an investment in proven, local, long-term solutions that address the root causes of poverty. Every member makes a difference in the lives of children and families right here in our region by investing in the building blocks of opportunity that every person and community needs to thrive – education, health, and financial stability.

Women United members enjoy opportunities throughout the year to: 

Be a part of a community of like-minded women who support United Way’s mission to fight poverty.

Participate in exclusive opportunities to volunteer with United Way partner organizations alongside other members looking to create change.

Attend meaningful educational events to learn more about the needs in our community and how your membership is making a difference.

Join Us

Join Women United with an annual donation or a monthly donation.

Member: Give $1,200 annually or $100 monthly (or more!), and enjoy invitations to networking, educational, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

Leadership Circle: Give $2,500 annually or $208 monthly (or more!). You’ll receive all member benefits plus a complimentary ticket to the “Empowered Women Empower Women” Luncheon and a special gift each year.

Gifts can be made by credit card, check, personal giving account, stock transfer, qualified IRA charitable distribution, or cryptocurrency.

Upcoming Events

Gathering for Good

May 4, 2023

Gathering for Good is currently sold out!

Sign up for the waitlist to be notified if any additional tickets become available.

Join us for Gathering for Good. Women United members along with co-chairs Allison Dwyer and Tracy Fielder invite you to come together, break bread, and be inspired on May 4, 2023 at Branch Park Pavilion. All proceeds will go toward helping local children and families in our continued fight for equity.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities reach out to womenunited@uwatx.org or visit our event site.

Executive Committee

Headshot of Leshia Hoot

Leshia Hoot, NI, Co-Chair

Erika Laughlin

Erika Laughlin, Deloitte, Co-Chair

To learn more, please contact: