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 women leaders who will change the world.

Kendra Scott Endowment Announcement

Kendra Scott’s Philanthropic Investment in UT Austin Expands Support for Future Women Business Leaders

“Kendra’s investment will transform the lives of thousands of future leaders, and all of society will reap the benefits,” said Jay Hartzell, president of UT Austin. “I am thrilled she is expanding her partnership with UT to attract top talent and leverage the strength of our city and university as an engine for entrepreneurship.”

A photo of Kendra Scott featured in Inc. Magazine
Rena Pacheco-Theard

June FoundHER – Boutiq

Introducing Boutiq, a travel and technology company that believes guests deserve beautiful homes and obsessive hospitality.

Signature Events

Relive the inaugural Dream to Venture event experience – an evening filled with inspiring content shining a spotlight on what it means to be a FoundHER. 

Programs & Events

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


Learn more about the newly launch Women in Entrepreneurship specialization and KS WELI sponsored courses that offer interdisciplinary opportunities in management, design, and entrepreneurship.


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

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.

If you can see HER you can be HER! Today we are spotlighting a Day in the Life of our June FoundHER Rena Pacheco-Theard, the founder of Boutiq! ✨

Boutiq believes that time is precious, and that the moments of a brilliant stay will become memories that last a lifetime. World-class hospitality in leading travel destinations brings a home to life and sets the backdrop for life’s moments and memories. Boutiq is creating this luxury vacation home standard by developing a collection of beautiful, custom homes that welcome guests to relax, celebrate, reflect, and be in every moment.

Head over to the link in our bio to learn more about Rena and Boutiq!🤘💛

If you can see HER you can be HER!
The goal of FoundHER KS WELI Program is to increase representation to help us redefine leadership and entrepreneurship. By empowering and showcasing women-founded businesses we aim to inspire YOU to find your passion to start or continue to work on your startup!

#KSWELIxUTAustin #empoweringwomentolead #encouragingtheworldtofollow #kswelinstituteUT #thenextgeneration

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It's our Friday KS WELI FoundHER Spotlight! If you can see HER, you can be HER! #Hookem for our June FoundHER, Rena Pacheco-Theard!

Rena shares with us a story of a hurdle she had to overcome in her entrepreneurial journey!

"I had to get really comfortable with things not always working out the way we planned, and continuing to push forward..."

Learn more about Boutiq at the link in our bio!🤘💛

#KSWELIxUTAustin #KSWELIxFoundHER #empoweringwomentolead #encouragingtheworldtofollow #kswelinstituteUT #thenextgeneration #kswelixfoundher#ifyoucanseeheryoucanbeher

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#Hookem for our KS WELI May Female #FoundHER Flora Tenille West, founder of FLORAL SEA!🤘💛

@shop_floralsea.co is a conceptual fashion house and design studio. The brand showcases sustainably- and ethically-made entry-luxury collections that prioritize fashion-forward aesthetics, artistic expression, and cultural inclusivity at the forefront of design and brand experience — exhibiting how both style and sustainability can coexist within high-end contemporary fashion.

We can’t wait to see how Flora continues #empoweringwomentolead and #encouragingtheworldtofollow!

#KSWELIxUTAustin #KSWELIxFoundHER #kswelinstituteUT #thenextgeneration #ifyoucanseeheryoucanbeher

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