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. Austin's Capital Factory has generously served as the location host for each of our E2 events. Accenture is our E2 Program sponsor for 2018.
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®.