Austin-based jewelry designer Kendra Scott is taking her entrepreneurial knowledge to the University of Texas as a professor of practice in the College of Fine Arts, where she will co-teach a class called Woman in Entrepreneurship.
This is Scott's next step in working with students at the university. She first partnered with UT last year on the launch of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, which includes workshops, a leadership summit, an internship program, mentorship opportunities and a speaker series. The Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute is sponsoring the Woman in Entrepreneurship class.
"I'm honored to join the university as a professor of practice, and am so excited for the opportunity to work directly with this next generation of courageous leaders," Scott said in a press release. "We've seen a real hunger for programming and classes that lift up and support aspiring female entrepreneurs, and I am eager to further our work with the WEL Institute by bringing my own experience and expertise to the classroom."
The course will have a specific focus on the female founder's unique perspective and is geared toward students who want to start their own business, according to the release. Students will be able to register for the course in the spring. It will be open to 30 students.
Scott follows other popular influencers in joining UT faculty, including Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and bestselling author Brené Brown.
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