E2 Summit: Entrepreneurship & Empowerment Summit for Young Women is just 3 weeks away!

Entrepreneurship & Empowerment will be in full force on May 16th at  Capital Factory! Experienced women role models will work with young women in high school, grades 9-11, to help them develop the skills they will need for career success including networking, resume preparation and interviewing prowess. In addition, these young women will be given an introduction to starting a business through the JA It's My Business! program, with each session building toward a product-pitch competition at the end of the day. 

After the E2 Summit, participants will have a range of opportunities to build upon their Summit experience. Options for mentoring, business workshops, and even running a start-up company through the JA Company Program will be made available to all young women who wish to continue learning and growing throughout the year. 

With the generous support of Ernst & Young, the E2 Summit will be an incredible opportunity for dozens of local young women to have the Austin entrepreneur experience while meeting and networking with inspiring professional female role models outside of school. 

Are you interested in helping young women own their economic future?  Women volunteers are needed on May 16th to help with a wide range of activities including set up, logistics, pitch coaching and judging, as well as teaching the JA It's My Business! program curriculum. Sign up here to volunteer.

Can't volunteer on May 16th but still want to be involved? Opportunities are available to  join the E-2 Mentor Group or to sponsor a young woman to participate in future JA programs. Contact Lauren Weronick, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at lauren@jacentex.org or 512-710-5437.

The E2 Summit Chairs are Maren Miller of Ernst & Young and Liz Hocker, a JA of Central Texas Board Member.

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services with an unwavered commitment to building a better working world.