Empowering women to lead. Encouraging the world to follow.

Empowering women to lead. Encouraging the world to follow.

The WEL Institute will strengthen the next generation of courageous, creative female leaders who will change the world.

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Inspiration // Female Founders – Sweat x Serve

Introducing Sweat x Serve, a group-fitness platform that offers live virtual exercise classes taught by certified instructors. Founders Ingrid Villarreal, Isabella Villarreal, and Becca Friday set out to make a difference in the Austin community during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Explore three new Fall 2020 classes that offer interdisciplinary opportunities in design and entrepreneurship. 


Join a vibrant, diverse, supportive community of female entrepreneurs and kick-start your future with signature WEL Institute programming.

Women's Summit

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


Lead your life with opportunities for internships, leadership training, mentoring and funding.

WEL Institute in the News

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

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Listen to Kendra Scott discuss how she started her company, the lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur, and what COVID-19 is teaching businesses.

Kendra Scott and 14 other Female Founders share their tips to starting a successful business.
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.