Courageous & Creative
SHEreads Book Club

Want to join the KS WEL Institute SHEreads Book Club?

The KS WEL Institute is launching SHEreads, our first-ever book club. SHEreads will be a self-paced book club with optional guided questions and informal discussion over the kswelinstitute #Slack. Tune in at the end of the cohort to hear from Cindy Lo herself, at an exclusive SHEreads event.

Join the KS WEL Institute SHEreads Book Club

Read the newest Embolden Article by Eva Tirion, A Chat with Cindy Lo of RED VELVET. 

On Monday night Cindy Lo spoke virtually at our January Empower Hour to a group of UT students about her journey as a female, Asian American entrepreneur. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions in a casual environment and hear Cindy’s candid, honest advice. 

Embolden Article

Meet February's #FeaturedFemaleFounder Khira Patel the founder of FostaParty

FostaParty is a non-profit event planning service that provides free birthday parties for children in the foster care system. In high school, Khira Patel mentored a little girl who had been through the foster care system and was touched by her strength and resilience despite the adverse circumstances she had faced. This friendship is what sparked Khira’s passion to better the lives of foster children. When someone hires FostaParty to plan their child’s birthday, the profits from the event provide a free party for a child in the foster care system. 

Learn more about #FFF FostaParty

Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center
February Startup Coffee Connect // February 2nd 10:00 a.m.

Join the Herb Kelleher Entrepreneurship Center (HKEC) for the first Startup Coffee Connect of the Spring session where the HKEC team will provide an introduction to entrepreneurship resources on campus and engagement opportunities to look for in Spring 2021. Test your knowledge with our UT Startup Ecosystem quiz!

Event Registration

DWEN Empower Hour // February 10th 12:00 p.m.

Join Allison Byers, Founder & CEO of Scroobious, for the next Empower Hour, Pitch Deck Basics happening on February 10 at 12 pm CST. Discover strategies for instructing your pitch from Byers, who has raised nearly $10m for her startups and is now committed to helping underserved founders get in front of the right investors with the right message. Her company, Scroobious, is a woman-owned company building a video-based platform for diverse startups including Black, Latinx, women, LGBTQ+, and veteran founders to be discovered by and connected to angels, venture capitalists, and corporate investors.

DWEN Empower Hour Registration

Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem // February 24th 5:00 p.m.

The 2021 Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship summit will provide UT students and the greater Austin community insight on ways entrepreneurs from underserved communities can successfully launch entrepreneurial ventures utilizing the support of the larger entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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Event Registration

Beam Fundraising Essentials Series // Beginning February 16th 

Beam is an organization that supports women founders during their entrepreneurial journeys. They've announced the newest module of their Fundraising Essentials Series: Pitching! The upcoming 2-week module covers pitching where attendees will learn how to pitch their company and practice with mentors.

Event Registration

Welcome to the KS WEL Institute 
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Join the kswelinstitute Slack Workspace now to chat with other students, get the inside scoop on all things WEL Institute, and help build a strong community that empowers women to lead and encourages the world to follow! 

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