E2: Entrepreneurship & Empowerment for Young Women
What is E2?
E2 is an incredible program opportunity for young women to have the Austin entrepreneur experience while networking with inspiring and diverse professional female role models, empowering them with self-confidence in their own abilities. The E2 Summit kicks off the E2 experience with a day long program where young women learn workplace fundamentals, develop a new business idea, then compete in a pitch competition. The E2 Intensive gives young women the opportunity to perfect a business pitch and compete in a pitch competition, all while gaining self confidence with the help of local female professionals and entrepreneurs. The first E2 Summit was held this year at Capital Factory on Tuesday, May 16th. We are holding our first E2 Intensive at Capital Factory on Friday, November 10th.
Sessions are led by a diverse group of successful women professionals passionate about empowering teenage girls to be successful.
Attendees learn the fundamentals for work-related success, including interviewing tips, preparing a resume and dressing for the workplace. Participants also learn the initial steps of a business startup through JA It's My Business!® with each session building toward a product-pitch competition. The program is designed to empower young women to discover their future potential, develop critical work readiness skills, meet new people, and have fun!
What happens after the E2 Summit?
Several opportunities are available for E2 participants to continue their development and stay connected with other E2 attendees throughout the school year. These include serving as a student leader at the next E2 Summit and attending gatherings with fellow E2 participants coordinated by female mentors from the business community. In addition, participants also have an opportunity to participate in the E2 Intensive and run an ACTUAL start-up company through the JA Company Program®.
The program is made possible through the generous support of Ernst & Young. The E2 Summit Chair is JA of Central Texas Committee Member Maren Miller of EY.