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

Mansi Parikh, Founder of Psykhe

Inspiration // Female Founders – Psykhe

Introducing Psykhe, an organization dedicated to reducing the time-consuming, burdensome nature of finding a good therapist.


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.

KS WEL Institute in the News

Kendra Scott On Personal Challenges In 2020, Feeling Stronger & Giving Back.
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
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Empowered women empower women. Fashion designer Kendra Scott discusses the importance of uplifting the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

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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.

Apply to Pitch NOW!. Hear from previous Featured Female Founder Ariel Lee, CEO of @remane.co, on how pitching has helped grow her entrepreneurial skills and in what ways she has utilized funding to build her brand.

Take inspiration from Ariel and learn why YOU should be the next female founder to apply for our Pitch Competition in partnership with @texasinnovationcenter !! 🤘💛🎁

Apply using the link in our bio.

#empoweringwomentolead #encouragingtheworldtofollow #KSxUTAustin #pitchandhookem

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Celebrate @caitiscandles founder, Caiti Ward, this month's #FeaturedFemaleFounder and check out her helpful entrepreneurship tip! 🤘💛🎉

1) Just get started! It can be overwhelming but chipping away at it and beginning something is the biggest step that you can take.

Caiti's tip was inspired by one of her favorite quotes, “I've often hesitated in beginning a project because I've thought, "It'll never turn out to be even remotely like the good idea I have as I start." I could just "feel" how good it could be. But I decided that, for the present, I would create the best way I know how and accept the ambiguities.”
-Fred Rogers

She hopes that you can accept the ambiguous (and utilize the internet a lot) to start your path to becoming an entrepreneur!

Thank you, Caiti, for being the KS WEL Institute's April #FeaturedFemaleFounder and for your inspiring tip!

Hook 'em for @caitiscandles🤘
#KSxUTAustin #empoweringwomentolead #encouragingtheworldtofollow

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