Public reading and 30th Birthday Partayyyyy
4:00 PM16:00

Public reading and 30th Birthday Partayyyyy

HAPPIEEEE BIRTHDAYYY TO MEEEEE- I'll be 30 and I am stoked!

JOIN ME FOR A READING AT MALVERN BOOKS AT 4PM - Please be on time, this event is FREE and is put on by a local group called Austin Writers Roulette and will start promptly @4pm. Parking can be found in the front. I'LL BE PARTICIPATING, thanks in advance for the support!!!

AFTER THE READING, WE WILL WALK OVER TO SPIDERHOUSE CAFE AND GRAB A MUCH NEEDED 30TH BIRTHDAY BEVERAGE AND SOME FOOD! Come one, come all! (if you can't make the reading, try to stop by the afterparty, I would love to see you all!)

PLEASE NO PRESENTS ;-) I would rather you purchase my book for $21.00, HERE:

APRIL 7TH will be my LAST day to promote my crowd-publishing campaign for my book, help me make my goal of pre-selling 500 copies!

Thanks for helping me end my 20'S ON A HIGH NOTE!



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EBW, 1st Tuesday Chapter Meetings: Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 1!
to Feb 5

EBW, 1st Tuesday Chapter Meetings: Nov 6, Dec 4, Jan 1!

Calling all Professional Women and Entrepreneurs –

You are invited to join Empowering a Billion Women (EBW) at our next chapter meeting!

DATE: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, December 4, January 1st 2019!

TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

LOCATION: Northwestern Mutual just off 360 in the central west area of Westlake with FREE PARKING

COST: only $10 to the public and free for EBW One Club members that use the code provided to them in their newsletter - as well as any sponsor employees (BTW - you can become a member by joining The EBW One Club Membership online for only $29.97/month!)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Come join us for nibbles, drinks and a powerful topic that will help us to improve our business acumen and sustain our souls as we rise to take our place in this world. The Austin EBW monthly gathering is a time where women come together to be heard, be accepted, be educated and be in service to ourselves so that we can fully be of service to others in this world.

OUR VENUE SPONSOR: We love us some Northwestern Mutual because their mission is near and dear to ours – AND it’s a perfect example of how organizations with similar intentions can support each other. As a matter of fact, their Austin leadership has a very specific mission to grow the number of women advisors in this male dominated field and help women in our community with financial security.

**There is no at this event - however, photography may be used. By this, you are consenting to having your picture taken and used.**



Our Purpose: To empower women to build a global sustainable future through the elevation of women, and to demystify and democratize access to capital resources for women everywhere.

Our Goal: To deliver a complete system, combining mentorship & training along with products and services, to current and future female entrepreneurs, which will allow them to build businesses of sustained value and create the economic & social progress the world desires.

It’s been proven that women in business, both as leaders and entrepreneurs, make a big difference that extends to our communities and the world at large.

Sadly – it’s also been shown that many of us lack confidence in either ourselves, our business acumen, or both…which results in our hesitating, sometimes self-sabotaging and essentially not making the difference that we are fully capable of making.


IF you are committed to personal & professional growth as a leader or entrepreneur...

IF you are interested in engaging with a safe local & global community of like-minded businesswomen living in purpose...

IF you are ready to earn more so you can give more & make a bigger impact in the world...then we would LOVE to have you join our community in whatever way feels right for you. We have options and ALL are welcome!

  • Option 1 : attend this chapter meeting (register on this page)

  • Option 2 : join our month-to-month online learning community here (link to:

  • Option 3 : reach out to learn more about us and how to plug in if it feels right by emailing Austin Chapter directly at

  • Option 4 : use our proprietary online platform service here(link to: to get matched with investors and businesses looking to hire someone like you (for existing business owners & if the platform reveals you don’t have all your ducks in a row – it will highlight what to tighten up & offer a private mentor to assist)

The EBW priorities are FAITH (any). SERVICE (to others). BUSINESS (profit).


If you’re curious, EBW2020 was founded by Ingrid Vandervelt – who serves on a United Nations council, is often asked by countries to speak to them about how to improve their economies through the women businesses in their own countries, and who won the Global Business and Interfaith Peace Award in 2018 (given to CEOs worldwide for their promotion of peace through interfaith knowledge and action).

She is passionate about this work and has galvanized countless heart-centered leaders and entrepreneurs that are advocating for each other and working together to grow and create a lasting impact. Not just in concept – but IN PRACTICE! You can find out more about Ingrid here:

As a matter of fact, at SXSW she launched EBW’s fintech software MintHER BETA to solve the 94% failure rate of small business (as a result of lack of financial know- how) and solve the lack of access to capital for women and diverse leaders (currently less than 4% get venture funding). Learn more here. [link to ]


Headquarted in Austin, EBW2020 aims to help 1 million women get over the $1million revenue mark – you could be one!! We also intend to be the #1 Financial Empowerment Community Worldwide. We connect women to financial resources and funding opportunities through education, community and technology. Find out more here. (link to )

What others are saying….

“In order to succeed, you have to invest in yourself.” This is just ONE of the many wise words I’ve learned from EBW. I took a leap and followed my heart to attend a meeting. I can honestly say that the one step forward will be something that I will remember, as it has been the best experience and changed my life. To be in a room of so many women, all knowing and working towards their calling to help others and give back, was truly amazing. The collaborative efforts of the women in sharing ways to help each other, mentoring, finding solutions, and building relationships will be something I will take with me forever. It has shaped me in how I can work with others outside of this group. If you have the opportunity to be a part of this type of energy, don’t miss it!” - - Dr. Natalie Phillips, EBW Denver Chapter Leader

“Success in all things starts within the soul of an individual. From their mentorship, collaboration, support and nurturing, EBW helps convert one individual’s success plan into a reality. Having Ingrid Vanderveldt, Sharon Lechter, and Lisa Copeland among those guiding you forward towards your reality of success is not only a gift, it’s a fast track ticket. The ROI for my business, my soul, and my profits are a given by being in attendance. The words of wisdom, the collaboration, and the sheer energy this group of women bring to the table cannot be found anywhere else.” – Andrea Carter, CEO & Founder of Success On Fire™ Academy & Wealthy Woman Warrior Coaching Programs

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Tacos and Community!
to Dec 21

Tacos and Community!

If you are receiving this invitation.... THANK YOU for 3 reasons!

1. Thank you for welcoming me to Austin. I have now been here a little over a year and it's safe to say I love it because of the people I have met (that means YOU).

- 11:30 - I'd like to treat you to a Free Veracruz Taco Lunch!

2. Thank you for teaching me, encouraging me, and supporting my professional endeavors here. Some of you are mentors, others are coaches and teachers, some are people I have collaborated with but all are people I have laughed with and had long soul-searching conversations with. Whoever you are, you have added to my strength and capacity to grow and chase after what I love. 

- 12:00 - Wellness workshop - "30 Min. Reboot" by Full Life Chiropractic

The “30 Minute Reboot” is designed to help with some common problems in the workplace – pain, stress, lack of energy etc. - Lunch will be sponsored by Dr. Andrew Newell with Full Life Chiropractic who is eager to give back to those of you who are looking to support the local community.

3. Thank you for being interested in making an impact in your community!By attending this meeting you are allowing me to ring out your brain sponges of localized knowledge, institutional know-how, and helping me to brainstorm the possibilities around future fundraising efforts for my non-profit partners (Non-profits are still TBD and could be your organization!)

- 12:30 - 1:30 - Community Meeting with Audrey

The whole part about being a community organizer is to be “a person whose job is to coordinate cooperative efforts and campaigning carried out by local residents to promote the interests of their community”

I hope to see you all there!

Please contact me if you have people in your network that would be interested in adding their voice to this meeting. I would like to expand my network of community members who value social responsibility, supporting the smaller to medium-sized local non-profit organizations, and are, or know, community stakeholders who want to give back.

Contact me at with any questions. Thank you!

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Dance Another World
to Oct 4

Dance Another World

Join Dance Another World for a fun, colorful back-to-school Community Tie-Dye and Dance Party at City Hall! There will be dancing! There will be tie-dye! There will be rainbows! This is a free event, and you're welcome to purchase a shirt to dye and take home. Prices: 1 shirt is $8 or 2 for $15. All sales will benefit Dance Another World as we gear up for the upcoming school year.

Dance Another World is a local educational nonprofit in Austin, teaching English through Dance to non-native English speakers from low socioeconomic neighborhoods. Our students learn to communicate through creative movement while improving their conversational English. Come check us out and learn more about our mission and love of dance!


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Empowering a Billion Women Austin Chapter Meeting
6:00 PM18:00

Empowering a Billion Women Austin Chapter Meeting

You are invited to join Empowering a Billion Women (EBW) at our next chapter meeting!

DATE: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

LOCATION: Northwestern Mutual just off 360 in the central west area of Westlake with FREE PARKING

KEYNOTE: How to Build and Leverage your Network... with Myrna King!

Myrna King ignites limitless possibilities with local Austin women-led production company: 3Belles Productions. The 3Belles are hosting Austin's premier Women's Leadership Conference on September 19, 2018, TEDx Barton SpringsWomen event this Fall, and future womens empowerment events! She will share her entrepreneurial journey, and what inspired her to join forces with 2 other women in Austin to create the 3Belles while she delves into the theory behind their new found "Girl Gang for Good", The BelleCartel.

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Austin Women's Leadership Conference
to Sep 24

Austin Women's Leadership Conference

Executive Women’s Leadership Conference

September 19, 2019
Chateau Bellevue – Austin, Texas
 Registration: 9:30am – Keynote: 10:00am – Ends: 2pm

Lunch Included – Seats are Limited

How Women Rise, Part I

Based on the book “How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion or Job” we’ve asked you, our attendees, to select your top six habits to explore together. We examine 3 key habits and how our experts have hacked or overcome that specific challenge. You’ll leave with tangible answers, ready to implement.

Continue your conversations with your table-mates and future friends during a lovely lunch. Add your voice to these new insights and hear each other’s stories. The adjacent courtyard is yours to explore and use to make phone calls or enjoy the sunshine. Then get ready for part II.

11:30 – 12:15

Lunch is Served

Continue your conversations with your table-mates and future friends over a lovely lunch. The adjacent courtyard is yours to explore and use to make phone calls or enjoy the sunshine.

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM

How Women Rise, Part II

Join the conversation as we explore 3 more key habits. We can change our experience and grow as women leaders in our own workplaces. Insights, secrets, new tools are shared for managing our changing world of work from women leaders who are getting it done.

12:55 PM – 1:40 PM

Facilitated Panel Discussion

Civility and Diversity are buzzwords bantered around – as leaders, how do we handle those awkward conversations with grace?

Hear from our panelists as they field questions from the audience and share real-world examples of how to navigate in power.

1:45 PM

Closing Keynote

With hearts and brains full, we’ll hear from a lively speaker guaranteed to dismiss us in stiches.

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