Who we are and what we do.

We are a group of women committed to a vision of sisterhood where personal, professional, intellectual and cultural growth will be supported and encouraged. By empowering our own members we seek to create positive change in our Austin community by serving others. In addition to this, we will support preservation and fundraising efforts to keep our platform and home, the Chateau Bellevue thriving. 

We provide monthly on-site and off-site events for our membership, other women in the community, and the public. Our activities and events will always support our vision and mission and we hope you will join us! See more events here.

History

On May 11, 1939 the Junior Austin Woman's Club was established by the Austin Woman's Club for the daughters and granddaughters of AWC members to prepare for entrance into the Austin Woman's Club. From that time on the Junior Austin Woman's club has served a vital role in community engagement and preservation efforts of the Chateau Bellevue. Throughout time the Junior Austin Woman's Club has evolved, and we will continue to do so. Our membership not only consists of the daughters and the granddaughters, it welcomes all women who are interested in championing our mission, vision, values and service to the community.  

Meet some of our members!

Sandy Alcalá

Sandy Alcalá

Sandy Alcalá is a native Austinite! She grew up in a family owned printing company located here in Austin and it’s approaching its 50th business anniversary. Sandy enjoys working with fellow JAWC member and business partner, Cathy Northcutt on nonprofit, social, and corporate events. Before they opened EPIC Event Design, Sandy was a Co-Founder and the founding Executive Director of Con Mi MADRE and Past President of The Junior League of Austin (JLA).

She has had a long-time commitment volunteering and supporting organizations which focus on children and education. In addition to JAWC and JLA, Sandy is also a member of the Women’s Symphony League, Texas Exes, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Leadership Austin and International Live Events Association. She enjoys spending time in her garden, tailgating at Texas football games, hosting family gatherings and loves anything Disney!

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Katie Irwin

Katie Irwin is a native Austinite and works as an Event Coordinator for a boutique event management & sponsorship development company, Mueller|Scott Concepts. She is a new member of JAWC and looks forward to networking with and volunteering alongside other young women of Austin. If she’s not cooking up something in the kitchen, you can typically find her binging Gilmore Girls or reading a Gillian Flynn novel.

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Elizabeth Kapeel

Elizabeth Kapeel is a graduate of Texas State and currently works as a Nucleic Acid Testing Technologist. In college she was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sisterhood where she volunteered and held an officer position. She enjoys being part of an organization that enjoys giving back, networking, and socializing. During her free time she likes to visit local coffee shops and breweries, exploring the city, and relaxing with her puppy!

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Tamika Jade Scripps

Tamika Jade Scripps, founder and CEO of Skybok productions, is originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Community outreach and philanthropy has always been close to her heart and she is looking forward to getting more involved with the Austin community. She is also the face of Alstadt Brewery!

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