Women@Austin is an organization creating trusted connections that advance and empower successful women entrepreneurs. Our mission is to accelerate women entrepreneurs in Central Texas so that they can have greater economic and community impact – a goal we’re actively working towards by equipping women entrepreneurs with what they need to be successful.

Founded in 2014, Women@Austin was created after several of Austin’s most experienced female entrepreneurs and executives came together and decided they wanted to do something proactive to bolster women’s ratios in Austin business – to make Austin the most accessible, nurturing place for women-led businesses in the country.

Focal to this mission are our five pillars – community, knowledge, mentoring, access to capital, and outside collaboration – which we’re using to build a mission-driven community dedicated to accelerating high-growth women entrepreneurs.


This unique Steering Committee of proven female leaders is at the core of Women@Austin, setting direction and exploring ideas and innovations that help drive growth for women in this region.


Jan Ryan
Entrepreneur, Women@Austin, Founder & President
April Downing
WP Engine, CFO
Sara Brand
Founding General Partner, True Wealth Ventures
Cindy Goldsberry
Zfactor, Chief Sales Architect
Crista Bailey
Andrew Harper, CEO
Diana M. Holford
Jones Lang LaSalle, Managing Director
Heather Brunner
WP Engine, CEO
Laura Kilcrease
Triton Ventures, Managing Director
Lynn Atchison
Spredfast, CFO
Monica Landers
StoryFit, CEO
Lisa Graham
Co-Founder, Notley
Pam O’Neal
Data Design, CMO
Patti Rogers
Rallyhood, Founder & CEO
Patti Soch
Datical, CFO
Jennifer Parker
Virginia Miracle
Spredfast, Chief Customer Officer
Yvonne Tocquigny
Founder, Yvonne Tocquigny Branding Group
Zeynep Young
Milk and Honey and Next Coast Ventures, CEO
Kerry Rupp
Strategy & Innovation Consultant and Venture Partner, True Wealth Ventures
Amanda Nevins
Gail Page
Executive Chair, Consortia Health
Karen Bantuveris
CEO & Founder, VolunteerSpot