About Us

What is Austin Under 40?

Since 1998, the Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League have partnered annually to host a series of events culminating in the Austin Under 40 Awards—a black-tie event honoring and celebrating Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors. These individuals are recognized in 16 categories: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction; Arts and Entertainment; Civics, Government, and Public Affairs; Culinary Arts, Events, and Hospitality; Energy, Mobility, and Transportation; Financial and Insurance Services; Innovation and Start up; Journalism, Marketing, and Public Relations; Legal; Medicine and Healthcare; Nonprofit Service; Real Estate; Sports, Wellness, and Fitness; Technology; Youth and Education; Mentor of the Year. The awards serve not only to commend individuals such as Michael Dell, Dan Graham, Kendra Scott, and Andy Roddick for their leadership and achievements, but more importantly, to raise money for two philanthropic beneficiaries.

Now in its twenty-first year, Austin Under 40’s profile has risen year over year with sold-out events for the past seven consecutive years. Through strategic and strong local media partnerships, sponsors are promoted across television and radio audiences as well as various print and online publications. Additionally, superior sponsorship recognition is achieved throughout the event with a captive audience of more than 900 guests. There are also sponsorship opportunities at various Austin Under 40-related events around Austin before and after the awards show. Each year, the caliber of award honorees, community support, engagement with the business community and the event itself surpass expectations and make history. Please join us for a truly exceptional evening on May 18th 2019, to celebrate the future of Austin while mingling amongst Austin’s most accomplished and influential leaders. It will be an evening you won’t soon forget.

Proceeds from Austin Under 40 Awards go towards the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation (YWAF) and the Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC). Learn more about our charities here.