Today we are happy to announce that the Austin chapter of Women in Animation is finally here! Thanks to Rooster Teeth, Powerhouse Animation and the Texas Film Commission, the WIA Austin chapter will serve the local Austin community to support WIA’s mission of increasing representation and inclusion of women in the animation industry.

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May 1 Chapter Launch Virtual Event

On May 1, WIA Austin will host its first event to inaugurate the chapter. Register to attend this virtual panel using the link below and meet some of the Austin creative community.

As an organization, Women in Animation is dedicated to advancing women in the field of animation. Austin is home to a growing group of women talent in animation, powering different studios across our city.

Join moderator and President of Women in Animation, Marge Dean in discussion with panelists Steph Swope, Co-founder and Producer at Minnow Mountain, Yssa Badiola, writer/director/animator at Rooster Teeth, Julie Newberry-Olson, Storyboard Artist at Powerhouse Animation, and Gracie Arenas Strittmatter, Technical Art Director and Deputy Director of Art & Animation at BioWare, as they talk about the stories they’re working on today and their successes in the field of animation.

The launch of WIA Austin would not be possible without the hard work of its board, the Texas Film Commission, and the support of two of the biggest animation studios in Texas, Rooster Teeth and Powerhouse Animation.

Programming & Events – Laura Yates, Brooke Olson
Development, Membership & Outreach – Sara McConnell, Emily Hamel
Treasury, Finance – Nicole Fisher
PR – Sophie Turcotte
Legal – Laney Ingram

For more information follow Women in Animation Austin at and contact them at [email protected].