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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM/CT

August Women Owned Wednesday 

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Join us for Happy Hour at 4:00 - 5:30 PM/CT 

Free Austin Cocktails for attendees in the Austin area!
Details provided after registration! 

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Event Overview

With our Women Owned Wednesday events, each month we will feature a different speaker from an Austin WBE or woman-owned business, who will speak about their business and share valuable insights from which we can learn. We hope this Happy Hour event will be a great opportunity to make lasting connections and learn new skills to incorporate into your business and professional career. Register today!



4:00 - 4:10 PM: Greetings & WBCS Introduction
4:10 - 4:40 PM: 3 Rounds of Networking
4:40 - 5:20 PM: Keynote Speaker Presentation
5:20 - 5:30 PM: Speaker led Q&A Session


Featuring Austin Cocktails Owners, Jill Burns and Kelly Gasink

Join Austin Cocktails co-founders and sisters, Jill Burns and Kelly Gasink, as they discuss how their grandfather's philosophy shaped the beverage company's brand personality and will answer questions about everything from their biggest cocktail fail and riskiest business decision, to how getting out of their comfort zone brought one of Austin Cocktails biggest and most unexpected wins. 

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Jill Burns
Austin Cocktails

Before starting Austin Cocktails, Jill spent the last twenty years building a professional career in marketing and public relations. She developed her PR and marketing expertise at reknown sports agency Steinberg and Moorad, where she handled athlete endorsements, public relations, media relations, and production of events. Eventually, this expertise led Jill to open her own company in San Francisco, Jill Peterson Management (JPM), where she continued to work with Steinberg and Moorad, but also a number of top tier local and national clients including StubHub and Veritas Software. Important for the future of Austin Cocktails, one of Jill’s clients at was a start-up beverage company. Ultimately, her extensive work with that client inspired the inception of Austin Cocktails and subsequently helped shape the flavor and the quality of the company’s signature drinks. A native Texan, Jill splits her time between Austin and California, where she attended college at Santa Clara University and played on the women’s golf team. At Austin Cocktails, she oversees drink development, packaging design, branding and marketing.

Kelly Gasink
Austin Cocktails

Kelly Gasink is a co-founder of Austin Cocktails and oversees a diverse portfolio of responsibilities at Austin Cocktails including sales, distributor and retailer management, drink development, finance, and operations. Prior to Austin Cocktails, Kelly co-founded two successful software companies. While building those companies, she took on everything from writing business plans and drafting technical white papers to landing first customers and managing employees to overseeing contracts and securing funding. Both businesses were acquired by publicly traded companies, and Kelly stayed on well passed each acquisition. For her early entrepreneurial successes, the Wall Street Journal named her one of its “Faces of a New Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs.” Kelly graduated from Stanford with degrees in Economics and Latin American Studies and later earned a Masters in Public Policy at Harvard. Kelly has spoken at many events such as the Texas Conference for Women and University of Texas Spirits Conference and has been featured in local and national TV and print media.

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This event is open to everyone and all are welcome!
The cost to attend this virtual event is $15. 

The last day to register is Wednesday, August 25th at 4:00 PM.
We hope to see you there!

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Registrant List

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# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Company First Name Last Name
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Arazzo SolutionsCharleneMcNeil
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Barnes Team MediaKimBarnes
Blueprint Marketing Group LLCJenicaOliver
Bullseye Database MarketingDallasJudd
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Check My UniverseMonaChowhan
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Distinctive StaffingTakenyaWarren
dMASS, Inc.KathrynLewis
Dr. Cheryl Carr LLCDr. CherylCarr
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Energy Utility GroupTimO'Brien
Energy Utility GroupMelindaZito O'Brien
Executive Women's Forums LLC - dba EWF InternationalTanisCornell
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First Equipment CompanyLeslieGarner
First Equipment CompanyKaityMoore
Fuse Solutions, Inc.BrianaDelgado
Fuse Solutions, Inc.JayJordan
Fuse Solutions, Inc.JenniferSchaumburg
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Gifting with SolAnneMitchell
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Henderson Professional Engineers (Civil Engineering)JenHenderson
Herbal Goodness Co.UnomaOkorafor
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Midtown Personnel, Inc., dba The Midtown GroupKendellBrumley
Mindful Media, LLCKaraElyse
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Perimeter Global Logistics (PGL)YvonneTucker
Pessin Holdings IncNickyPessin
Place2Place, LLCCliviaBaskin
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Software ProfessionalsBrandon Chavez
Software ProfessionalsCherieGordon
Solar Interchangeable Panels Inc.TammyJames
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Tanille Royston LawTanilleRoyston
The Gift Tailor LLCSamanthaWorrell
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Vistra CorpMaryGano
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WE TEXASKristinGabaldon
WE TEXASLarethaNorwood
WE TEXASKristinSchneider
Winstanley ConsultantsPattiWindstanley
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