We will conclude the conference with a panel discussion formed of local, successful business women. Women that have pushed the limits themselves, and broke through the glass ceiling.
Susan Ramirez is the founder and CEO of Austin Angels, which she started back in 2010 with the hope of improving the lives of every child in the foster care system. While working long hours in corporate America, Susan felt a higher calling to lead her community in service and thus made a change in career. As a former foster parent, Susan knows the hardship of caring for children in the foster care system and understands the need for community support.
Susan has been recognized by local TV network KVUE and also received a community award for the Top Five Who Care. Additionally, Susan received the Woman Philanthropist of the Year by Texas Women in Business and was recognized as Leader of the Year by Texas State University. Susan is wholly dedicated to improving the life of every child in the foster care system and has successfully moved an entire community to passionately care about these children and the challenges they face.
Susan has been a featured speaker at countless conferences and community events, as well as podcasts like DAIS by Rachel Hollis and Defining Audacity by Drew Myers. She also served as the keynote speaker at Austin Angels’ first annual fundraiser, Dare To Dream, which gathered hundreds of philanthropic leaders from the Central Texas area.
Susan and her husband, Chris, have been together for 10 years and have two boys: Ryder (4) and Reid (10 months). Susan has hopes of a daughter in the future and believes she will come from adoption through the foster care system.