WE ACCELERATE

Women Entrepreneurs

 
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Women@Austin is on a mission to advance women entrepreneurs striving to grow their companies.

Founded in 2014, Women@Austin was created after 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.

Focal to this mission are our five pillars – community, knowledge, mentoring, access to capital, and outside collaboration – which we’re using to build a mission-driven community dedicated to accelerating high-growth women entrepreneurs.

 

Meet our Advisory Council

Kendra Scott
Designer, CEO & Philanthropist, Kendra Scott

Kerry Rupp
General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

Kim Hanks
CEO/ Co-Founder, Whim Hospitality

Laura Kilcrease
Founder, Triton Ventures

Laura Sandefer
Co-Founder, Head of School, Acton Academy

Lawton Cummings
Executive Director, Jackson Walker LLP, Austin100

Linda Ginac
CEO, TalentGuard

Lisa Graham
Owner and Founder, Notley

Lynn Atchison
Former CFO, Spredfast

Marissa Tarleton
CEO, RetailMeNot

Melissa Swerdfeger
Owner, Methodize

Mellie Price
Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, SoftMatch

Monica Landers
CEO, StoryFit

Nick Swerdfeger
Head of Operations, The Guild

Pam O’Neal
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Absolute Software

Patti Rogers
Founder & CEO, Rallyhood, Inc

Patti Soch
CFO, Datical

Renee Rouleau
CEO and Founder, Renee Rouleau Skin Care

Sara Brand
Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

Stephanie Lucie
General Counsel, Austin Ventures

Tara Grayless
Founder, FNCH

Theresia Intag
CEO, Intag Consulting

Virginia Miracle
Chief Customer Officer, Khoros

Yvonne Tocquigny
Partner, Yvonne Tocquigny Branding Group

Zeynep Young
Venture Partner, Next Coast Ventures

Ally Davidson
Co-CEO, Camp Gladiator

Amanda Nevins
CEO, FATHOM

Amber Allen
Co-founder, Stafapp

Amy Porter
Executive Chairman, AffiniPay

Anna Robinson
Founder & CEO, CERESA

April Downing
COO, Civitas Learning

Beth Goff McMillan
CEO, Principal, SKG Inc.

Bill Wood
Founder, Bill Wood Ventures

Caroline Goodner
CEO, OrganiCare

Cindy Goldsberry
Relationships & Revenue Officer, Higher State Technology

Crista Bailey
CEO, Hideaway Report

Cristina Silingardi
Austin Managing Director, vcfo

Danielle Pruitt
CEO and President, Yoga City, Studio Image, Inc./Chalk Ink® Markers/Yoga City Apparel

Denise Villa
CEO, The Center for Generational Kinetics

Diana Holford
Managing Director, JLL

Diane Land
Owner, DT Land Group, Inc

Ellen Wood
CEO, vcfo, Inc.

Gail Page
Venture Partner, Turret Capital Management

Heather Brunner
CEO & Chairwoman, WP Engine

Holly Tachovsky
CEO, BuildFax

Jan Ryan
Entrepreneur, Founder & President, Women@Austin

Jennifer Parker-Snider
CFO, SpyCloud

Jessica Honegger
Founder and CEO, Noonday Collection

Julia Cheek
CEO & Founder, EveryWell

Karen Bantuveris
Founder and CEO, SignUp.com

Kendall Antonelli
President, Antonelli's Cheese, LLC

 
 

Thank you to the founding Steering Committee

This unique group of proven female leaders has built Women@Austin to what it is today. They have worked over the last five years to set the direction for the organization and to help drive growth for women entrepreneurs. We are truly grateful for their service.


Jan Ryan
Entrepreneur, Founder & President, Women@Austin

Amanda Nevins
CEO, FATHOM

April Downing
COO, Civitas Learning

Cindy Goldsberry
Relationships & Revenue Officer, Higher State Technology

Crista Bailey
CEO, Hideaway Report

Diana M. Holford
Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

Gail Page
Venture Partner, Turret Capital Management

Heather Brunner
CEO & Chairwoman, WP Engine

Jennifer Parker
CFO, SpyCloud

Karen Bantuveris
Founder and CEO, SignUp.com

Kerry Rupp
General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

Laura Kilcrease
Founder, Triton Ventures

Lisa Graham
Owner & Founder, Notley

Lynn Atchison
Former CFO, Spredfast

Monica Landers
CEO, StoryFit

Pam O’Neal
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Absolute Software

Patti Rogers
Founder & CEO, Rallyhood, Inc

Patti Soch
CFO, Datical

Sara Brand
Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures

Virginia Miracle
Chief Customer Officer, Khoros

Yvonne Tocquigny
Partner, Yvonne Tocquigny Branding Group

Zeynep Young
Venture Partner, Next Coast Ventures


 

“By bringing women entrepreneurs together, more female founders and executives are able share insights and overcome obstacles while connecting with a trusted network that propels women forward.”

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