Cathy Benavides

Cathy Benavides

Founder at Slave to Social

Austin, Texas Area

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Cathy Benavides's Overview

  • Founder at Slave to Social
  • Principal at Austin Slave to Fashion
  • Community Manager at Idea Incubator
  • Office Manager/ Registration Manager at Webmaster World/Pubcon
  • Logistics Manager at BlogathonATX
  • Board Member - Events and Registration at Austin Social Media Club
  • Shipping and Administrative Specialist at ZoloWear Inc.
  • Operations Manager at Everything Neon
  • AP Assistant at D&S Residential

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Cathy Benavides' Summary

I love all things social media, and would love to take my experience with social media, event planning, blogging, and community organizing and use it to help a great company.


Social media, blogging, event planning, community organizing, outreach, partnerships.

Cathy Benavides' Experience


Slave to Social

February 2013Present (1 year 8 months) Austin, Texas Area

I am the founder and mastermind of this social media management company. We provide strategy, campaigns, analytics, and implementation for all companies, large and small.


Austin Slave to Fashion

November 2008Present (5 years 11 months) Austin, Texas Area

I write the blog Austin Slave to Fashion about personal style, plus size fashion and body acceptance. I also do freelance writing for other plus size sites (Sonsi Woman) and do personal shopping with clients in Austin.

Community Manager

Idea Incubator

Online Media industry

April 2012November 2012 (8 months) Austin, TX

Community management, content creation and social media strategy for Idea Incubator and Digital Marketer.

Office Manager/ Registration Manager

Webmaster World/Pubcon

December 2009April 2012 (2 years 5 months)

Webmaster World runs PubCon, a Search and Social Media conference. I manage the office and oversee registration for our conferences. I also assist in social media endeavors for the conference.

Logistics Manager


20102012 (2 years)

Board Member - Events and Registration

Austin Social Media Club

January 2010December 2011 (2 years) Austin, Texas Area

I worked with the Austin Social Media Club for 2 years overseeing meeting registration and planning events. We held 3-4 events per year for social networking usually to benefit a non-profit in Austin. I was also in charge of getting people checked in at meetings and generally putting the "social" in social media.

Shipping and Administrative Specialist

ZoloWear Inc.

April 2007January 2010 (2 years 10 months)

Operations Manager

Everything Neon

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Consumer Goods industry

June 2008December 2009 (1 year 7 months)

I manage the day to day operations for this dot com. This includes office duties as well as production (overseas and in the US) and warehouse duties.

AP Assistant

D&S Residential

November 2005April 2007 (1 year 6 months)

Cathy Benavides' Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging
  2. Social Media
  3. Event Planning
  4. Community Outreach
  5. Community Organizing
  6. Social Media Marketing
  7. Community Management
  8. Facebook
  9. Social Networking
  10. Non-profits
  11. Management
  12. Copywriting
  13. WordPress
  14. Creative Writing
  15. Email Marketing
  16. Online Advertising
  17. Fashion
  18. Entrepreneurship
  19. Advertising
  20. Public Relations
  21. Marketing
  22. Content Management
  23. Content Strategy
  24. Online Marketing
  25. Strategy

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Cathy Benavides' Education

The University of Texas at Dallas

N/A, General


I think I did about 1.5 semesters in college before I decided that I was not terribly interested in school...

Lake Travis High School- Class of 2000


Cathy Benavides' Additional Information


FASHION- shopping, styling, and making sure that everyone knows that they have the right to look and feel good.

Groups and Associations:

Austin Social Media Club, Austin Heritage Society

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