SXSW 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration

Tomorrow, March 8th, marks the opening day for the 2019 edition of South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. It’s also International Women’s Day (IWD), a day that celebrates the achievements of women and its call to action for accelerating gender equality. In honor of IWD 2019, SXSW has partnered with the European Union and UN Women to host a day of programming, art, music, and films created by, for, and about all who identify as women or non-binary at the Palm Door on Sixth.

The International Women’s Day Celebration presented by European Union and UN Women at SXSW 2019 commences at 2:00pm and continues through 10:00pm. Before European Union and UN Women IWD event and during SXSW at the same venue there will be IWD events starting at 10am on the 8th as well.

Below is the program schedule of events for IWD at SXSW 2019 happening at Palm Door on Sixth.

Tiny House Coffee Roaster at International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2019: 10:00am – 10:00pm

EU@SXSW 2019

Mar 8, 2019: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Think Equal, Invest Smart, Build for Change

Mar 8, 2019: 2:20pm – 2:30pm

How Feminism Also Liberates Men

Mar 8, 2019: 2:30pm – 2:40pm

Men’s Role in Women’s Empowerment

Mar 8, 2019: 2:40pm – 3:05pm (Panel)

Bianca De Leon

Mar 8, 2019: 3:05pm – 3:15pm

Making Absence Visible

Mar 8, 2019: 3:15pm – 3:25pm

Can Immersive Play Ignite Girls Towards STEAM?

Mar 8, 2019: 3:25pm – 3:35pm

From Poverty to Global Impact: How I Built A Legacy for Women and Girls

Mar 8, 2019: 3:35pm – 3:45pm

Molly Burch

Mar 8, 2019: 3:45pm – 3:55pm

Alive as Sh*t

Mar 8, 2019: 3:55pm – 4:15pm

A Transformative Brand for the New Age Consumer

Mar 8, 2019: 4:15pm – 4:25pm

Censorship and Tech’s Prudish Stance on Our Sex Lives

Mar 8, 2019: 4:25pm – 4:50pm (Panel)

Re-Defining Beauty in an Age of Modern Advertising

Mar 8, 2019: 4:50pm – 5:00pm

Ignorance Leads to Opportunity: Assume Less. Ask More.

Mar 8, 2019: 5:00pm – 5:10pm

Queering the Script presented by Shaftesbury, Wattpad and Telefilm Canada

Mar 8, 2019: 5:10pm – 5:30pm (Panel)

Ain’t I A Woman: Importance of Addressing Race Within the Womxn’s Movement

Mar 8, 2019: 5:30pm – 6:00pm (Panel)

Queering Professionalism, Transforming Gender

Mar 8, 2019: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Building Self Confidence: The Power of Finding Your Voice

Mar 8, 2019: 6:25pm – 6:35pm

Jacob Tobia Book Signing

Mar 8, 2019: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Women Who Thrive: Facing Breast Cancer and Finding Strength

Mar 8, 2019: 6:40pm – 7:10pm (Panel)

Beyond the Binary: Sanctuary and Reflection Using the Lens

Mar 8, 2019: 7:15pm – 7:25pm

Women’s Diversity, Women’s Impact

Mar 8, 2019: 7:25pm – 7:35pm

Lynzy Lab

Mar 8, 2019: 7:35pm – 7:45pm

Performance Reclaiming Female Sexual Desire

Mar 8, 2019: 7:55pm – 8:05pm

Flint Eastwood

Mar 8, 2019: 9:00pm – 9:45pm

Aja Monet

Mar 8, 2019: TBD

The IWD 2019 after party will start at 10:00pm through 2:00am at the sweatlife house by lululemon where SXSW Registrants can dance the night away with DJs while enjoying drinks and light food.

SXSW, European Union and UN Women hosted International Women’s Day event information can be found here: I will be attending a few events here in between other SXSW 2019 events. Please note SXSW official events are for badge holders only. For information or to register for SXSW please visit:


Source: SXSW, EU, UN, IWD