Melinda Garvey


Melinda Garvey is regarded as one of the most dynamic women in the greater Austin area for her work as a successful female entrepreneur, community philanthropist and role model.

As founder and Publisher of Austin Woman Magazine, and the new ATXMAN Magazine she is responsible for leading the fastest-growing niche publications in Central Texas. As a community leader, she is a powerful contributor to many Austin organizations and serves as a mentor for young organizations and businesses.  Currently, Garvey is serving as Entrepreneur In Residence for The McCombs Business School at The University of Texas.

With proven publishing and marketing expertise, Garvey has guided austinwoman Magazine to become the first successful women’s business and lifestyle publication highlighting entrepreneurs and causes in the greater Austin area. The magazine has become highly recognized for its in-depth profiles and success stories on distinguished, educated and interesting women, with well-remembered covers on Susan Dell, Luci Baines Johnson, Jody Conradt, Liz Carpenter, Wilhelmina Delco, Elizabeth Christian, Gay Gaddis and many others. ATXMAN, after only a few short months is following closely in its sibling’s footsteps with a focus the great men in Austin.

In 2006, Garvey was one of nine women nationwide selected to receive Office Depot’s “Businesswoman of the Year” Award. She also is the 2006 winner of BIG Austin’s “Most Creative Company Award” and the Greater Austin Business “Community Advocate Award.”  Austinwoman also recently won the Hispanic Chamber “Best Media” award and BIG Austin’s award for “Best Business Practices”.

Garvey is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a Masters in International Management from the University of Maryland University College. When she’s not selling the publication or buzzing about the community, she enjoys spending time with her wonderful New Zealander husband and four year old son, Beckom.


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