Calling all Austin Women Entrepreneurs:

If you’ve been busy building your solopreneur business or start-up and you’re running into challenges trying to figure everything out on your own…

And you crave meaningful connection with other women entrepreneurs who want to help each other grow personally and professionally…

The Society of WE wants to meet you!

We are a community-driven, heart-centered group here to serve both your professional and personal needs as you continue on your entrepreneurial path towards greater success and fulfillment.


We are innovators, leaders, and supporters. Our group contains experts in marketing, sales, product development, fulfillment, technology, consulting, coaching customer experience, communications, operations, and more.


We gather in person, twice per month, in Austin, TX to uplift, empower and support local, female-owned businesses.

Curious to learn more?

The best way to do so is join us in person!

Click here to find out about our upcoming gatherings and meetups.

Our History:

Originally named “Austin Women Entrepreneurs,” WE began in the summer of 2016 as a way for Founder Lynan Saperstein to meet like-minded women in her new hometown of Austin.

When more than 20 women showed up at her apartment for the very first gathering, Lynan was quickly convinced that she was not the only women in the Austin area who was craving connection, collaboration and community.

Two months later, Lynan teamed up with Ellen Smoak to create The Society of WE with their shared vision to create Austin’s #1 heart-centered community for women entrepreneurs. WE gained quick traction throughout Texas, bringing with it the demand for a sister chapter in San Antonio, and plans to expand nationwide in the near future.

To date, over 700 women have attended our in-person gatherings, marketing meet-ups, and business intensive workshops. Our growing community has been praised as “the best thing that’s ever happened in Austin” by its many attendees.

What started as a way to make friends has become a movement to help women entrepreneurs make their business dreams come true. We invite you to join us. Look no further, you’ve found your tribe.

Meet our Co-Founders
& Founding Members

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Lynan Saperstein, Co-Founder

Lynan Saperstein is a masterful marketing strategist and branding specialist, who lovingly guides global experience entrepreneurs to get more business with less effort. Transforming her client’s ideas into growth + profit. Her expertise is amplifying their online presence, closing more sales & dominating in their marketplace.  Her goal is to teach you to create systems: complete with strong ​business plans, powerful online presence and consistent income generation year in and year out.

Lynan is living her digital nomad dream, by sharing her online marketing wisdom, and adventuring around the planet while running this location-independent business.

Through her marketing passions, she also hosts entrepreneur immersion retreats, Trailblazer’s Retreat, teaches & speaks internationally about the power of transformational events and is the head of Business Development for Entrecloud ultra-fast WordPress webhosting for high-leverage entrepreneurs.


Ellen Smoak, Co-Founder

Ellen was named a “true change agent” by Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul.  Her #1 best-selling book, “Breakups Are A Bitch, But Getting Over It Doesn’t Have To Be!” has empowered tens of thousands of women around the world to step into their power and transform their lives after painful breakups and divorces.

In 2012, Ellen created The Success Sisterhood to help other visionary women make their own business dreams come true by learning how to market and monetize their missions. Her consulting clients have included the authors of Conscious Uncoupling and The Passion Test. 

Ellen cites her passion for female entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment as the driving forces behind her efforts with The Society of WE. She’s currently working on a training platform and international expansion of WE.

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Rachel Rucker, Founding Member

Business Owner & Event Planner, R&R Events

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Lauren Callaway, Founding Member

Independent Consultant specializing in search engine marketing and optimization.


Corina Frankie, Founding Member

Founder and CEO of Brand Besties, a nationwide event staffing company.

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Barbara Castro, Founding Member

Owner & Cookie Artist, Nando’s Cookies

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Colette Davenport, Founding Member

Author, Relationship Coach

What our community says

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