Atlanta women show their girl-power pride

By Cathy Poley

Written for Cox Communications

From political marches to fun female-centered events, the women of Atlanta are embracing the spirit of girl power and joining up for a wide range of occasions and activities. Atlanta offers many ways for women to band together business or pleasure. Here are a few of the women’s activities Atlanta has to offer.

Meetups and specialty groups
If you have a unique skill or hobby, chances are there is an Atlanta group that matches your interest. The city is filled with meetups and organizations bringing together women who share all kinds of interests such as coding, crocheting, or camping. is a good place to start to find a group that focuses on your area of expertise. 

Girl Power Sleepover – March 24
The Girl Power Sleepover gives Atlanta businesswomen a chance to get together in a fun setting to gain knowledge and meet other women in their respective fields. Female entrepreneurs from across Atlanta get decked out in their PJs to network, share ideas, and hear experts speak on all aspects of business.

Atlanta Track Club Women’s 5k – March 25
The Atlanta Track Club Women’s 5k started in 1978 as part of a global effort to have a women’s marathon added to the Olympics, and the event is still going strong today. The annual event, held this year on March 25 at 8 a.m., draws more than 1000 participants ranging from beginners to seasoned elite racers. Women can choose to run own their own or compete in a team. The run allows runners age eight and above, so it often is a family affair with prizes for mother daughter and sister teams in various categories.

“We are extremely proud to provide this opportunity for women of many ages from diverse backgrounds to get together,” says an ATC spokesperson. “This race epitomizes the Atlanta Track Club’s mission to encourage physical activity regardless of experience or fitness level and allow individuals to grow through running.  It is a great tradition and a great way for women to connect in a fun and healthful way.”

Take in a show
The 2017 Atlanta theater seasons are rich with female-centric shows and experiences. Many theaters, including Onstage Atlanta and Aurora Theatre, are presenting lineups with shows written by women and/or shining a light on women’s issues. There are also theater outreach efforts, such as the after-school programs and Play Making for Girls initiative run by the Synchronicity theater company, aiming to introduce young girls to theater and the arts.

Atlanta Sports and Social Club
If bonding team sports are your thing, check out the all-female leagues offered by the Atlanta Sports and Social Club. This organization arranges year-round sports leagues and tournaments open to anyone to join. The group offers a wide variety of sports and recreational activities, which provide a great way to meet new people while participating in your favorite past-time.

Now more than ever, Atlanta has a lot to offer women. Whether you are looking to meet new people, make business connections, or have fun with your favorite gal pals, you will find tons of opportunities to show their girl-power pride.