Many organizations in Austin are hosting a variety of free events for National Small Business Week, which is May 5 - May 11, 2019. Here are our top events to attend for women entrepreneurs.
Chat with a Dynamic Austin CEO
What: An intimate conversation with one of Austin’s dynamic entrepreneurs, ABC Home and Commercial Services owner and CEO, Bobby Jenkins. Local KVUE news anchor and reporter, Jenni Lee, will open up discussions with Jenkins as he covers the journey of the original ABC Pest Control brand to its expansion as a full-service company with over 800 employees throughout the state.
When: Monday, May 6
Where: Austin Central Library
Power Up Austin Women
What: Join Leigh Christie, Senior Vice President of Global Technology and Innovation with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, as she moderates a panel on scaling your business. Hear from successful business executives on their unique perspectives and what it takes to scale and thrive in today's economy.
When: Tuesday, May 7
Where: Houston - Tillotson University Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Social Media Best Practices
What: Learn how to best employ social media like Facebook and Twitter to better position your businesses in your markets.This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6 course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.
When: Wednesday, May 8
Where: Entrepreneur Center of Austin
Getting Vulnerable with Female Entrepreneurs
What: This panel will engage four successful female company founders as they open up about their struggles with self-doubt, pressures at home, leadership battles, the constant pressure of societal norms, and gender inequality. The stage will reveal the successes and vulnerabilities of four women who approach creative entrepreneurship and innovation from different angles, all arriving at unprecedented success without many mentors before them.
When: Wednesday, May 8
Where: Microsoft Headquarters
Innovation and Diversity through Entrepreneurship
What: Panel discussion on what is innovation to the entrepreneur, how can Diversity and Inclusion expand your markets and how can building relationship in diverse groups impact your network and grow new opportunities.
When: Friday, May 10
Where: Huston - Tillotson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation