Entrepreneurship & Empowerment for Young Women
What is E2?
The E2 Summit is an all-day event for teenage girls, grades 9 – 11. The summit is an incredible opportunity for young women to have the Austin entrepreneur experience while meeting and networking with inspiring professional female role models outside of school. The event was held this year at Capital Factory on Tuesday, May 16th.
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 E2?
Several opportunities are available for E2 participants to continue their development and stay connected with other E2 attendees throughout the summer and school year. These include serving as a student leader at the 2018 E2 Summit and attending quarterly gatherings with fellow E2 participants coordinated by female mentors from the business community. In addition, participants also have an opportunity to run an ACTUAL start-up company through the JA Company Program® at JA Camp Start Up (to be held at Travis Early College High School in June) or at their school next year.
The program is made possible through the generous support of Ernst & Young. The E2 Summit Chairs are Maren Miller of EY and Liz Hocker of Texas Capital Bank and board member of JA of Central Texas.