JA Founders Lunch #ChooseWomen

On November 30, 2016, please join us on Global #ChooseWOMEN Wednesday at Chez Zee, one of Austin's favorite women-owned businesses. This special JA Founders Lunch gathers an intimate group of local women entrepreneurs and business leaders as we craft the inaugural E2 - Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Summit for Young Women.

Lauren Weronick, chair of the E2 Summit, was inspired at a recent gathering of local women entrepreneurs to connect inspiring female role models to young women who may not have the support they need to reach their full potential. With the generous support of EY, the E2 Summit will be an incredible opportunity for dozens of local girls, many of whom will have never been in a downtown office or had the opportunity to meet and network with inspiring professional role models outside of school. 

The E2 Summit, planned for February 25, 2017 is a day-long event for young women in grades 10-12. Sessions will be led by a diverse group of role models passionate about empowering young women to be successful. The girls will learn fundamentals for career success and practice networking and preparing a resume. Participants will also have an opportunity to experience the initial steps of a business startup through JA It's My Business, with each session building toward a product-pitch competition.

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

Lunch guests are invited to give feedback on program elements, selection process for students and empowering role models who should be approached to join the effort. Guests may choose further involvement as committee members, Summit day session leaders and volunteers or mentors for Summit participants throughout the year if their schedules and interests allow.
What do you wish you knew when you were sixteen about setting and achieving goals? Who inspired and prepared you? Who will you inspire?

Join us for a delicious lunch on #ChooseWOMEN Wednesday to pay it forward by giving local young women the opportunity to empower their future.

At JA Founders Lunch, local entrepreneurs connect with one another and discuss opportunities to engage with others who are passionate about fostering entrepreneurship among local youth. 


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please call or text us at 512.710.5437. You may email us at rsvp@jacentex.org for any questions about our events or programs.

Do I have to be an entrepreneur to attend?
No. Entrepreneurial skills can be used in many types of environments and careers. Empowering women is a cause we can all rally around, regardless of our current day job.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. If you are coming in the place of the ticket purchaser, please share with us their name when you arrive.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Absolutely. We are building a diverse community of entrepreneurs who are role models for our students. Seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, aspiring entrepreneurs and passionate advocates for youth entrepreneurship are always welcome. Champions for women can be any gender.