Show some love with an IWD Nomination!

March is around the corner, and that means its that wonderful time of the year where you get to highlight some amazing women in your circles for an International Women’s Day Award with Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages is dedicated to highlighting changemaking women all over the world and right here in Austin, TX. Through nominations for incredible women in our community, Ten Thousand Villages showcases the awe-inspiring work being done right here by women who might otherwise go unnoticed. Nominations will be open until March 8th, and we are looking forward to hearing some awesome stories from women in our very own neighborhood.


International Women’s Day is an inspirational day every year that celebrates the change-making women we know and love. Everyday, women in society are making cultural, political, and economic impacts that are shaping the world we live in. Learn more about International Women’s Day here! It is celebrated all over the world, and we have a special night planned for our slice of IWD here in Austin.

Our event has been going strong since 2009, and we are keeping the momentum going this year with a fabulous and inspirational award’s celebration on April 8th, 2016. Come join us this year as we pay homage to leaders in our community and let them know that they are very much appreciated! Details for the event can be found on our websiteFacebook page, and Eventbrite!


Categories this year include:


Animal Advocate


Emerging Changemaker (23 years of age or younger)

Previous nominees have included: Deborah Schagen of Wags & Licks, Lindsay Marsh of Rufftail Runners, Amy Baxter and Eileen Haag with Bastrop Animal Rescue Shelter and Dr. Eileen Jefferson of Austin Pets Alive, Susan Dubois, M.D. of Auxanomen Mission, Laura Donnelly with Latinitas, and Lauren Bruno of $3 Shows, Mary Gay Maxwell with the City of Austin and Sue Searles of the Environmental Action Team at First Baptist Austin, Madison Irby with and Elly Smith; both of whom are in high school and are active volunteers at various organizations.


Do you know any cool ladies that you want to show some love to with an IWD nomination? Do it here, and let’s get them recognized! Anyone – man or woman- can nominate someone. Submissions will be accepted though March 8th, so let’s get these ladies recognized! Nominations are accepted online here or in the store!


Stay tuned for more information about our event on April 8th