ABOUT AUSTIN UNDER 40 AWARDS

Since 1998, the Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League have partnered annually to host the Austin Under 40 Awards—a black-tie gala honoring and celebrating Austin’s emerging professionals and their mentors who are making an impact in our community. These individuals are recognized in 16 categories, including Austinite of the Year. The application process is a rigorous one and applicants are judged not only on their career achievements but also on their involvement in the community.

2020 Co-Chairs

2020 Austin Under 40 Planning Committee

Derek Steffen

Insurance Specialist at Whorton Insurance Services

Lauren Kaufman

Practice Management Associate at Dimensional Fund Advisors

Patrick Sims

Marketing Manager & Event Producer

News & Media

Media inquiries for the 2020 Austin Under 40 Awards should be directed to the AU40 Marketing at [email protected]

Pritesh Gandhi Named to Austin Under 40 List, Wins ‘2019 Austinite of the Year’

The Young Women’s Alliance and the Young Men’s Business League recently announced the winners of its 21st annual Austin Under 40 list, which included Indian American Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, who was doubly honored as the “2019 Austinite of the Year” winner. Gandhi, a pediatrician focused on righting social ills and aiming for a congressional seat,

Austin Under 40 unveils the 2018 nominees for prestigious awards

On March 5, the Young Women's Alliance and Young Men's Business League announced the finalists for their prestigious Austin Under 40 Awards — and the list is packed with power hitters. For 20 years, the AU40 have lauded notable young Austinites across 16 different categories, ranging from architecture and design to nonprofits to technology. This year's

Austin Under 40 Awards hint at who will lead us next

Each year, the Austin Under 40 Awards tell us whom to watch. Who will make a difference in our city? Who will lead their fields into the next decades? The AU40 ceremony, chaired this year by Bre Brown and Hal Williams, is slated for May 18 at the JW Marriott Hotel. The event benefits the

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