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.

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

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Building Community

and creating connections –
both within UT and externally

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

Split Shirt Founders, Helena and Gisele Sampayo

Inspiration // Female Founders – Split Shirt

Introducing Split Shirt, an up-cycling clothing company. Helena and Gisele Sampayo create unique button-downs from recycled textiles. By reusing, recycling, and up-cycling into SPLIT SHIRT, they strive to extend each textile’s useful life to reduce the numbers in our landfills.


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


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

Pitch Competition 2021

Pitch your early-stage startup onstage to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, corporate, and government leaders.


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

About 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.