We Are Girls Conference Committee Kick-Off!

Last night GENaustin’s We Are Girls Conference Committee had their kick-off event at the UT Women’s Basketball game against Kansas, hosted by the beloved Coach Jody Conradt in a private suite.  It was a big turnout and UT won so there was a lot of victorious spirit in the room – many Hook ‘Em Horns in the air and lots of orange!

 This powerhouse committee is made up of local independent philanthropists and corporate representatives.  Of the women who came together last night, none of them had met before.  By the end of the night, however, it was clear that these women will not only have a great time together socially but will also do meaningful fundraising for GENaustin’s We Are Girls Conference.   Coach Conradt even gave a pre-game inspiring speech to our committee members as they were huddled in a circle about the connection between her UT athletes and the girls of GENaustin.  “When girls are a part of a team, they are more successful in life,” said Conradt. 


The above photo shows the committee members who were present at the UT game.  From left to right: Karen Potter (Deloitte); CJ Legare (Functional Girl); Lori Knowlton (Home Away); Julie Fischer (Samsung); Theresa Woodiel (National Instruments); Jana Grimes (Austin Ribbon & Computer); Rebecca Powers (Impact Austin); Ami Kane (GENaustin); Darcy Kurtz (Macheen, Inc.); Julia Cuba (GENaustin); Jody Conradt (University of Texas) and Leigh Ann Lindsey (EZ CORP).  Members of the committee who could not be present last night include Linda Benge, Diane Land, Lynn Meredith, Cathy Thompson, Sara Rodell, Julie Mathis, Bettye Nowlin and Ane Urquiola. 


Vanessa Wright