Women at Austin Networking Group


Women@Austin was hatched in the Fall of 2013 when several of Austin’s most experienced female entrepreneurs and executives came together and  decided they wanted to do something proactive to bolster women’s ratios in Austin business – to make Austin the most accessible, nurturing place for women-led businesses in the country.  This unique Steering Committee of proven female leaders is at the core of Women@Austin, setting direction and exploring ideas and innovations that help drive growth for women in this region.

We’ve created a mission-driven community dedicated to accelerating high-growth female entrepreneurship through 1) mentoring, 2) access to role models, and 3) the process and networks crucial for funding.  Once a quarter we bring together an exclusive forum for women entrepreneurs and executives at Capital Factory’s venue downtown.  We’re adding curated peer groups and mentoring events as we grow. So whether you’re looking to broaden your network, seeking funding or a co-founder, or just want to connect — get involved and be inspired by stories and lessons learned from Austin’s female entrepreneurs at all stages.



Jan Ryan
Entrepreneur, Women@Austin, Founder
April Downing
WP Engine, CFO
Beth Weeks
SVP, R&D WP Engine
Cindy Goldsberry
Zfactor, Chief Sales Architect
Crista Bailey
TextureMedia, CEO
Diana M. Holford
Jones Lang LaSalle, Managing Director
Erica Douglass
MarketVibe, CEO
Heather Brunner
WP Engine, CEO
Julie Kirk
Multimedia Games, VP Human Resources
Laura Kilcrease
Triton Ventures, Managing Director
Lynn Atchison
Spredfast, CFO
Monica Landers
Monique Maley
Articulate Persuasion, Principal
Pam O’Neal
Data Design, CMO
Patti Rogers
Rallyhood, Founder & CEO
Patti Soch
Gazzang, Inc., CFO
Jennifer Parker
Susan Strausberg
9wsearch, Founder & CEO
Virginia Miracle
Spredfast, Chief Customer Officer
Yvonne Tocquigny
Tocquigny, CEO
Zeynep Young
Double Line Partners, CEO
Kerry Rupp
Strategy & Innovation Consultant and Venture Partner, True Wealth Ventures
Sara Brand
Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
Gail Page
Executive Chair, Consortia Health
Karen Bantuveris
CEO & Founder, VolunteerSpot