The KS WELI FoundHER Program increases the representation of women in entrepreneurship to help redefine leadership and entrepreneurship. By empowering and showcasing women-owned and women-led businesses, we aim to inspire YOU to find your passion to start (or continue) to grow your own business!
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The KS WELI FoundHER Program spotlights, empowers, and equips courageous, creative founders each semester who will change the world in business – and beyond.

Whether you’re in your ideation phase with a pitch deck or have a flourishing business you’re looking to grow, the KS WELI FoundHER Program is here to support you.

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The Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (KS WELI) is pleased to announce our partnership with the Jessica Vollman Foundation (JVF). Named after Jessica Vollman, who passed away in 2020, her family started the JVF to honor her legacy.

As a UT alumna and passionate leader for women in business, Jessica was on a personal mission to empower entrepreneurs through globalization by making education more accessible.

As a proud UT Alum, Jessica discovered KS WELI when it first launched in Fall 2020. Aligned with KS WELI’s mission to “empower women to lead,” Jessica’s family believes she would have been involved with championing the next generation of courageous and creative leaders today. Honoring the legacy of Jessica, JVF has partnered with KS WELI to offer grants and sponsorship opportunities to leaders who are a part of KS WELI’s FoundHER Program.

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Know someone who would be a good fit for our KS WELI FoundHER Program?

Nominations are open to anyone who is a part of the UT Austin ecosystem!

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