Book Launch Party in Downtown Austin w/ The Society of WE!

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Seven Apartments, Sky Lounge, 8th floor

615 West 7th St.

Austin, TX 78701

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This is a FREE celebration event to celebrate the launch of Women Entrepreneurs, Volume 1: We Are Brave. This book officially launchs on October 22nd....

Please join us on October 24th to recognize these first-time authors, their commitment, and dedication to seeing their book writing dreams come true inside this collaboration book!

This party will be held at one of the most gorgeous, private rooftop venues in downtown Austin. *To get up the elevator, tell the concerige that you have arrived for The Society of WE book launch party.

Women Entrepreneurs, Volume 1: We Are Brave is a collection of 14 inspiring stories of how Women entrepreneurs conquered their fear, self-doubt & adversity to build the businesses of their dreams.

The book was written by Ellen Smoak, founder & CEO of The Society of Women Entprepreneurs, and 13 collaborating authors from The Society of WE: Ashley Wainscott, Christin Menendez, Corina Frankie, Deborah Whitby, Deb Yager, Dr. Denise Simpson, Diana Kundrotaite, Karla Rodriguez, Lita Vallis, Rachel Brownlow Lund, Rachel Zierzow, Dr. Rose Anne Mulligan, and Tiffani Marroquin.

All 14 of these authors have worked for over a year now to write this book...

Your presence and support would mean the world to each of these women who poured their hearts and souls into the writing process!

*This is a free event, but you must "purchase" your free ticket here on Eventbrite....

Wine and light snacks will be provided.


Downtown parking in meters or nearby garages.


We only have space for 80 people, and you must be on the list by getting a ticket via Eventbrite.

See you on Thursday, October 24th!



Ellen Smoak
FOUNDER & CEO, The Society of Women Entrepreneurs

Ellen Smoak is a #1 bestselling author, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur who has been called a “true change agent” by Marci Shimoff, star of the hit movie The Secret. Ellen was the keynote speaker at the 2018 TEDx BartonSpringsWomen in Austin, Texas, where her passionate speech, “Confessions of a Former Mean Girl,” sparked a call to action for women around the world to learn a better, more empowering way of relating to one another. In her speech, Ellen affirms, “If we’re going to keep rising as women, then we absolutely must start treating each other better.”

Ellen’s passion for women supporting women is informed by her experience, during adolescence, of terrible bullying at the hands of other girls. Experience matched with later insights about this and related problems led Ellen to create The Society of WE. Her inspiring message is perfect for any audience that seeks inspiration and motivation for change.

Ellen has successfully built several six- and seven-figure companies during her 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur. She now spends her time mentoring other businesswomen inside The Society of WE toward greater success, abundance, and prosperity. Connect with Ellen about speaking engagements and watch her TEDx Talk at



Ashley Wainscott is the founder and CEO of Simply Sold Home Renovations, where she has transformed the residential remodeling industry. Recognized as St. Edward’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Ashley took her company from an idea to a million-dollar business. She teaches the importance of self-care while dealing with the challenges of a remodel and all aspects of life. Connect with Ashley on Instagram at @ashleyrwainscott.

Christin Menendez left corporate America after a 10-year marketing career to pursue her passion for helping others. She’s now an author and self-made love and relationship guru. She helps highly sensitive people heal their broken hearts and move on with their lives so that they can have phenomenal relationships without codependency. Connect with Christin at

Corina Frankie helps businesses align their communications to provide a better understanding of the needs and motivations of their customers. Her 10-year-old company, Brand Besties, provides experiential marketing services to businesses nationwide. Her personal brand as a trainer and speaker provides people and businesses with the techniques to enhance personal performance in many fields that are particularly relevant in business. Connect with Corina at and look for her schedule of trainings.

Deborah Whitby owns the only woman-owned and operated independent plumbing company in Austin, Texas. She attributes much of her company’s success to consistently “minding her money” and having a firm financial foundation in place. In addition to running the plumbing company, she is a Financial Coach who helps women manage their money and keep more of what they make. Connect with Deborah at

Deb Yager is an inspirational speaker, coach, and trainer of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Time Line Therapy®, and hypnosis. She is most passionate about working with women to overcome life’s greatest challenges, in order to free them from their false limitations. Connect with Deb and get a complimentary coaching session at

Dr. Denise Simpson is a master life and leadership coach with a Ph.D. in leadership studies. Denise helps her clients master their inner world to fully realize their mental, emotional, and spiritual potential. Her coaching practice focuses on evidence-based strategies with an emphasis on neuroscience. Join her monthly coaching program, the Deliberate Creators Club. This program combines brain-based strategies with the power of spiritual, metaphysical, and new age principles to help you create a life with intention and purpose. Connect with Denise at

Diana Kundrotaite is working toward a clinical psychology Ph.D. and coaches women who have eating disorders. Connect with Diana

Karla Rodriguez is the host of Metafit Metamind Podcast. On this bilingual podcast, Karla’s mission is to normalize the conversation about mental and physical health, giving herself and others a platform to share about their life’s journey, join in on the conversation, and connect with others. She has also been a doula, ballroom dancer, crossfit athlete, and of course a new and upcoming writer. Connect with Karla on Instagram at @karlita_xfit_dancer.

Lita Vallis is an event planner, educator, artist, and Chloe + Isabel merchandiser who lives in Austin, Texas. She enjoys singing, writing, traveling, and throwing a great themed party. By empowering her family and friends to get together in person as often as possible, Lita fulfills her personal mission to elevate the planet through connection, celebration, and music. Connect with Lita at

Rachel Brownlow Lund is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Me2Lead, where she coaches and advises women entrepreneurs on business leadership, strategy and power positioning. An Austin Business Journal Profiles in Power award winner, Rachel helps clients grow their income and impact as leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers. Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn or visit her website at

Rachel Zierzow is a healthy living expert, natural foods chef, and culinary instructor. She’s on a mission to help people find balance in their lives and find a connection with nature. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find Rachel hiking, swimming, walking her cats, or spending time with family in Austin, Texas. Try out Rachel’s recipes, health tips, and online courses at

Dr. Rose Anne Mulligan, known to many as the “Spine Whisperer,” specializes in the leading-edge works of Network Spinal and Somato Respiratory Integration. She is also an applied clinical nutritionist and founder of Happiness Chiropractic and Wellness in Austin, Texas. Dr. Rose has a passion for helping her clients create more joy and abundance in their lives. Her goal is to optimize your physical resilience and resourcefulness, healthy range of emotion, mental clarity, and connected collective consciousness, all through a well aligned spine. Connect with Dr. Rose at

Tiffani Marroquin is the founder of LuxeAbroad. She is a global investor, speaker, and REALTOR® with an affinity for world travel and awe-inspiring real estate. She helps adventurous souls purchase real estate overseas to build wealth, create memories, and leave legacies through investing in vacation-homes. Connect with Tiffani for valuable insight into the real estate market and for upcoming retreats and trips around the world at

Connect with these amazing authors all in one place inside The Society of Women Entrepreneurs’ Private Facebook Group at



The Society of WE offers community, mentorship, and support to women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Our mission is to help you achieve yours.

In 2016, the foundering members—female entrepreneurs themselves—noticed that most of the training and advice for business-building they came across was geared towards men and failed to take into account the unique challenges and strengths of women entrepreneurs.

They decided to change that.

That summer, they brought together a group of twelve female business owners who were frustrated with the lack of support they had, and The Society of Women Entrepreneurs was born. They met in each other’s living rooms twice a month, and within a year, they’d grown to more than 1,500 members.

Today, The Society of WE has thousands of members in multiple cities and is currently expanding to sister chapters nationally and internationally. This ecosystem of women helping, supporting, and mentoring women is attracting new members every day, and The Society of WE is on track to become the most impactful community of women entrepreneurs around the world.

To support the Society of Women Entrepreneurs’ movement or learn more about it, visit

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