Empowering women to lead. Encouraging the world to follow.

Empowering women to lead. Encouraging the world to follow.

The Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
will strengthen the next generation of courageous, creative female leaders who will change the world.

Empowering

students to become leaders –
through speakers, role models, visibility, representation, and
celebration of success

Building Community

and creating connections –
both within UT and externally

Equipping

students with tools, workshops, and curriculum for gaining intentional skills, practice, and internships

Female Founders - Stories of Austin

Inspiration // Female Founders – Stories of Austin

Introducing Stories of Austin, a storytelling platform on Instagram and Facebook that shares the journeys of small business owners and entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas.

Courses

Learn more about our sponsored courses that offer interdisciplinary opportunities in management, design, and entrepreneurship. 

Programs

 Join us for sponsored programs & events designed to equip students with the tools needed to gain intentional skills and practice. 

Women's Summit 2020

Learn to lead alongside female entrepreneurs from around the Forty Acres and across the country. 

Opportunities

Become part of a vibrant, diverse, and supportive community to kick-start your future through internships, leadership training, mentoring, funding opportunities, and more.

WEL Institute in the News

The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts
Kendra Scott is named Professor in Practice of the College of Fine Arts and will be co-teaching the course Women in Entrepreneurship.
The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts

Empowered women empower women. Fashion designer Kendra Scott discusses the importance of uplifting the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

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Read about the courses and opportunities the Kendra Scott WEL Institute has to offer.
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Kendra Scott

About // Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a loving mom, a driven entrepreneur and a passionate designer who believes the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way.