With your support from business and community partners who all care deeply about advancing opportunities for women leaders and founders, we can strengthen the next generation of courageous, creative leaders who will change the world — in business and beyond.

The barriers women face in business — whether cultural, financial or personal — limit the opportunities and the potential of too many future leaders. The KS WELI was built to overcome these barriers and grow the number of women-owned and women-led businesses.

KS WELI was launched in Fall 2019 thanks to funding from Kendra Scott, Kendra Scott, LLC, and founding technology sponsor, Dell Technologies. As the KS WELI strengthens and expands, additional philanthropic support will bolster our co-curricular and curricular programming – elevating UT Austin as the preeminent national model in women’s entrepreneurial leadership.

With your help and support from company partners and individuals who all care deeply about advancing opportunities for women leaders, we can strengthen the next generation leaders together.

A Special Thanks to Our Community Supporters

KS WELI Signature Sponsors, Business Network Sponsors, and Non-Profit and Small Business SponsorsKS WELI Community Partners, Student Organization Partners, and Campus Partners

KS WELI is Empowered By

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With Founding Technology Sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Business Network Sponsors

Brown Advisory logo
Wood Next Fund logo
Truist logo
Jessica Vollman Foundation logo

Community Partners

H-E-B Helping Here logo

Student Organization Partners

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Campus Partners

The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering logo
The University of Texas College of Fine Arts
The University of Texas College of Natural Sciences
The University of Texas McCombs School of Business
The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate College

Interested in Becoming a KS WELI Supporter?

Ways and Opportunities to Support the KS WELI

  • Make an annual gift (range of levels to fit your business and budget) to support programming, course development, seed grants and more!
  • Create an endowment in the name of a woman who has made an impact in your life, to support in perpetuity our KS WELI FoundHERS, our KS WELI Faculty, and the expansion of our efforts.
  • Donate your expertise and connect your network of powerful women leaders as mentors, advisors, and investors.
Opportunities to Support the KS WELI
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