Celebrate International Women's Day with Local Women Owned Businesses

March 2, 2020

Tiny Pies is proud to be a 100% woman owned business and proud to have founded our business in Austin, Texas. This March 8th, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by shining a spotlight on some of my favorite women owned businesses in Austin. As a woman entrepreneur, I’m familiar with the specific challenges of running a women-owned business and it’s time that we all work together to equalize the playing field for women in the workplace.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

According to an April 2019 statistic, 32.7 percent of startups in Austin are owned by women. That percentage ranks Austin at No. 2 in the U.S., behind only St. Louis. In total, Austin has 1,433 women-owned startups which employ 6,716 people.  (source Culturemap).

I feel blessed to know these other women entrepreneurs and I try to support their businesses whenever I can. Here are some great women-owned small businesses in Austin.

  1. Blenders and Bowls - Owners Erin Thompson and Kara Jordan. They specialize in natural fruit blenders (smoothies) and organic bowls of açaí topped with hemp granola, a variety of fresh fruit, and local honey.

  2. Ceramics Bayou - Owner Nancy Germond - Create a your own pottery. With over 400 ready-to-paint pottery shapes to choose from, everyone will find a fun creative project.  All supplies are provided, plus lots of inspiration and friendly help.

  3. E3 Properties - Owners Kimberly White-Erlinger and Patty Sylvana - Real Estate Agency -e3 Properties has a dynamic and diverse team of agents all focused on outstanding client service. e3’s agents are the most educated, experienced and committed green real estate brokers in Austin.

  4. Gassiot Studio - Owner -Brooke Gassiot - Art Studio - Brooke is an amazing artist specializing in custom lighting and portraits. You can find some of her lighting at Juniper.

  5. Annie Ray Photography - Owner Annie Ray - Photography - Annie is a photographer who shoots head shots, studio portraits, culinary and location portraits. She won The Austin Chronicle’s “Best Of” in 2010 and 2017. (Full disclosure she also is Tiny Pies’ photographer.)

  6. Quality Seafood - Owner Carol Huntsberger - Seafood Restaurant/ Wholesale Supply - Serves the freshest seafood in Austin at an unbeatable price. They also wholesale their fish and cater events as well.

  7. Tan Can - Owner Trish Huddleston - The Tan Can was born out of the desire to achieve a healthy glow without harmful sun exposure or harsh ingredients. Tan Can has been providing customers with confidence and skin care since 2009

In celebration of International Women’s Day, mention this blog and receive 10% of your in-store pie order on March 8th. (Discount not applicable to catering orders or delivery orders.) This March 8th, let’s all work together to celebrate the achievements of women and reflect on how far we’ve come and recommit ourselves to advocating for women’s equality in the workplace.