Programs & Events // Upcoming

KS WELI Sponsored Programs & Events

The inaugural Dream to Venture event took place on March 28th, 2022, where over 340 students and community members joined us in-person and virtually for an evening filled with inspiring content shining a spotlight on what it means to be a FoundHER by exploring the journey and path to becoming a woman in entrepreneurship.

Watch The Soul of Business: Leading with Impact and an Entrepreneurial Mindset – A Conversation with Brett Hurt and Dean Mills

As part of the Texas McCombs Presents series, Dean Lillian Mills and Brett A. Hurt ’94, CEO of, discussed leading in uncertain times, Austin’s evolution as an innovation hub, diversity in the workplace, supporting female entrepreneurship through Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, and more.

// You can watch the webinar recording here.

// Read more about Brett’s book, The Entrepreneur’s Essentials, here.

// Read his feature in the McCombs Magazine here.

Community Partner Programs & Events

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Empower Hour: SEO: Embrace your inner hacker to expand your business visibility

June 8th, 2022 // 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST

There is no single “right” way to run your SEO strategy – or to direct someone to run it for you. But there is a smarter way. It all hinges on your understanding of “the system” as it is today – before it evolves again (probably tomorrow). Need a better reason to revisit your SEO strategy? Passive income does not exist without it.

The secret to profitability is in your hacker brain. 

Finally make good on that good ol’ fashioned internet magic by transforming your tactical advantage into a strategic mindset. Brenda Crawshaw of The Crawshaw Group joins us June 8 to introduce us to our inner hacker! Expect to gain practical applications, expert counsel, and a deeper understanding of the abundant forces within your total control, patiently awaiting activation to grow your bottom line.

Guest Expert:

// Brenda Crawshaw, Founder and CEO of The Crawshaw Group

Brenda Crawshaw legally and legitimately “hacks” the web and social media – in the way it wants to be “hacked” – to earn you profitable business visibility. Brenda gets in the weeds so you don’t have to. She holds Specialist Certifications in ecommerce marketing, search marketing, analytics and data, email marketing, customer acquisition and content marketing. She regularly expands her tactical and strategic expertise through SEO training programs from Yoast, SEMrush and Moz.

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