Myra Zapata, Founder
I am a believer that we’re “better together.” I have been involved in my church’s women’s ministry, Sisterhood, for several years. Sisterhood has created an environment where we support and encourage each other in our daily lives, we grow together and build lifelong friendships. I wanted to create the same kind of environment for my professional life.
She Works Austin was created when I found the right partner, Leshia Kinney. Leshia has since moved back home to be closer to her family but she has left her mark in Austin, Texas and we will always be grateful for her contributions. Our goal is to encourage women to pursue work doing what they love to do!
I am a born entrepreneur, I have always wanted to work for myself, on my own terms. I want to be able to make my own schedule, I want to be home for my kids when they need me, I want to travel when I feel like it, I want to be in control of my professional life. Being an independent contractor isn’t easy but being in community with other women like me makes things better. I want to help women grow their businesses so they can have the freedom to work on their own terms too.
Our mission is to support and inspire women and provide opportunities for them to connect with those in need of their professional services.
Who We Are
We’re your everyday woman who wants to build a sustainable lifestyle doing what she loves.
What We Desire
We’re a friendly group of go-getters, business builders, work-from- homers, and visionaries that come together to share experiences, inspire one another, and grow our businesses
What We Value
We believe what the bible teaches. We believe that every woman is created in the image of God, and with a purpose. We believe that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important thing. Our meetings may begin with prayer, and we will continue to draw inspiration from biblical principals. You are welcome to join us, regardless of your religious beliefs.
We encourage not only professional growth, but overall well-being: spiritually, physically, and mentally. We believe the whole woman is important. In order to be the best you can be in your work, you need to take care of yourself first!
Family & Friends
We recognize women have a significant role in our families, communities, and workplaces. Many women desire to live a flexible lifestyle so that they can make more time for those they love and care for. We stand beside women as they use their gifts and talents to support their families. We value genuine relationships and lasting friendships.
We welcome opportunities to give back to our community through volunteering and mentoring. We want to sow seeds to empower the next generation of women, and to help reach women in our communities who are in need.