TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
THE DOMAIN
THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

celebrating women entrepreneurs & creators
during bosses brunch, celebrate some of austin’s most influential female entrepreneurs and creators. each attendee will get to have brunch, provided by true food kitchen, while hearing the story of one of our favorite bosses.
featuring a fireside chat with camille styles and austin fashion week founder matt swinney. Followed by a fashion presentation featuring the latest spring & summer trends.
all bosses will be published soon.

tickets are $100 and include a multi-course brunch and mimosas.

FIRESIDE CHAT

CAMILLE STYLES

On her award-winning lifestyle site, Camille Styles shares inspired ideas for living a happy and healthy life with hundreds of thousands of readers each month – her passion is to show her community how to Live Life Like You Mean It. Camille leads a team of 7 editors and producers who create original content for the brand’s properties, serves as a spokesperson for Target, and is a regular lifestyle contributor to national media outlets. She lives in Austin with her husband Adam and their kids Phoebe and Henry.

camillestyles.com

MATT SWINNEY

Matt Swinney is the founder of Fashion By Texas, the parent company of Austin Fashion Week, Fashion By Houston and Fashion By Dallas. Matt has helped build the overall Texas fashion industry by providing direct-to-consumer access for emerging and established fashion designers and lifestyle brands throughout the state. Matt is a frequent contributor for the City of Austin, having been an international delegate to Mexico, Pakistan, Egypt and Australia, bringing each of those country’s fashion aesthetic back to the US in various ways.

Matt is a native Austinite and continues to call Austin home with his wife Kara and their kids Sadie and Cashion.

TABLE BOSSES

KENDALL ANTONELLI

Kendall Antonelli owns and operates local business Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, alongside her husband and awesome team. A previous Austin Under 40 Awardee and Austin Business Journal Profile in Power winner, Kendall is also a Certified Cheese Professional, which comes in handy when trying to impress the palates of her two kiddos Everett and Elia and find the perfect cheese that makes them do a happy dance. As an entrepreneur and a depression survivor, Kendall often talks about mental health and work/life balance; she additionally enjoys serving on numerous boards. Antonelli’s Cheese, named one of the best cheese shops in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine, includes a cut-to-order shop, over 300 events and tastings per year, and a wholesale program supplying many of Central Texas’ best chefs. Through life and business, the Antonelli family and team endeavor to live their mission: Do Good. Eat Good.

antonellischeese.com

AMY EDWARDS

Amy Edwards, 47, is a rock musician, radio personality, author, actress, life coach, and the host of the podcast and show “Rock Your Life with Amy Edwards.” Amy’s music career has inspired her Rock Your Life movement, as she started playing at age 38 and didn’t release her first album until the age of 41. With 5 albums and numerous singles to her credits, Amy is a life coach and consultant helping others achieve their goals and build habits to make their dreams reality. She is also the author of two books (Starla and the Boogie Deluxe, 2019, Archway Publishing; The Trouble With Becoming A Witch, 2019, SheWrites Press) and works weekdays as an on-air personality at Austin360 Radio at the Austin American-Statesman while being a mom to two girls ages 14 and 10.

amyedwards.com

KELLY WYNNE FERGUSON

Kelly Wynne Ferguson, designer & CEO of Kelly Wynne, launched her first line of handbags in 2013 & has been #wynning ever since! Kelly Wynne is known for unique, bold leathers and textures, high-quality clear bags and “wynnespire-ing” women to “Dare to WYNNE” in all aspects of life! Kelly has been awarded prestigious titles such as AFW’s Rising Fashion Star, CultureMap’s Top Texans Under 30, and Austin Woman’s Business of the Year. Kelly Wynne proudly supports The Refuge for DMST through their Dare to Donate Program, giving $5 from every sale to sponsor a domestic minor sex trafficking survivor at The Refuge Ranch, a long-term therapeutic community providing rest and restoration for these young girls to rebuild their lives.

kellywynne.com

ANDRA LIEMANDT

Andra is the founder and CEO of The Kindness Campaign, a national nonprofit devoted to research-based emotional intelligence and anti-bullying. Launched in 2015, TKC designs interactive SEL (social emotional learning) curriculum and programming for schools and workplaces, with a focus on developing kind leaders and emotionally aware schools and companies. Under Andra’s leadership, TKC’s reach grew from five schools to 82 in two years, and today, serves over 40,000 students. Over the past two years, the organization has partnered with Bumble, KIND Bars, Dell Inc., Nordstrom, and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to bring TKC’s on-site programming to children and adults nationwide.

After a career in large corporate account management and pharmaceutical sales at Dell Inc. and Abbott Laboratories, Andra pivoted to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Now a national speaker on kindness and bullying, Andra has given keynote addresses for AT&T and IBM conferences, Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide, and the National Charity League. She is a recipient of Austin Woman’s Way Business Award for Social Impact (2018), and was a finalist for the Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award (2018). An active philanthropist, Andra currently serves on the Girl Scouts of Central Texas 2019 Women of Distinction Committee, and is on the advisory board of Baylor Scott & White Health. In 2015, Andra was named Cover Woman for Austin Woman Magazine’s September Edition, and in 2018, she joined the board of the GRAMMY Museum.

Andra is also the founder and drummer for The Mrs, a pop-rock band that has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “The Queen Latifah Show,” Buzzfeed, People Magazine, and Billboard. Their first music video, released in 2014 and featuring their signature “Magic Mirror,” currently has 5.4 million views on YouTube. Since then, The Mrs has shared the stage with Maroon 5 and Jon Bon Jovi, and has enjoyed musical collaborations with Paul Oakenfold and more.

HEIDI MARQUEZ SMITH

Leading the helm at Texas Cultural Trust, Heidi Marquez Smith is a powerful voice in growing and advocating for the arts and arts access across Texas, and continues to enhance the work of the people and organizations that are changing, enriching, and meeting the needs of our communities and our state.

As Executive Director, Heidi has successfully led the Trust’s largest and most respected arts initiatives, including the highly prestigious 10th biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards in 2019. Honoring 11 Texas luminaries and organizations, including Matthew McConaughey for film, Brandon Maxwell for design, Jennifer Holliday for theater, and Boz Scaggs for music, among other esteemed honorees, the 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards was recognized by The Austin American-Statesman as the “best-ever Medal of Arts gala” since its inception, and received more than 200 media hits, and 51 national placements recognizing its success and significance.

With Texas’ Arts and Cultural Industry generating $5.59 billion for the Texas economy, Heidi remains dedicated to producing vision, leadership, and support around the impact and utilization of the arts to continue to benefit the economy, education, culture, and way of life in Texas. In addition to overseeing the Texas Medal of Arts Awards, Heidi also leads the Trust’s five additional programs: Art Can, Texas Young Masters, Texas Women for the Arts, Partners in the Arts, and Arts Access.

Prior to her role as Executive Director, Smith was the executive director of the Texas Book Festival and before returning to Texas in 2006, she served in senior roles in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Cabinet Liaison, Special Assistant to the President and Director for Presidential Correspondence, and Deputy Director in the Office of Presidential Personnel. Heidi is a proud University of Texas Graduate and lives in Austin with her husband and three boys.

txculturaltrust.org

CHELLE NEFF

Chelle Neff has been a leader in the U.S. salon industry since founding Urban Betty in 2005 and has more than 20 years of experience creating innovative practices in the salon and beauty worlds. Neff has successfully grown Urban Betty’s revenue year after year and today has a space that houses more than 60 employees. So successful was the first location that she opened the second Urban Betty Salon in 2019. 


In addition to her work with Urban Betty, Neff is fascinated with Austin architecture. She and her husband, David J. Neff, created The Weird Homes Tour, and their first book, {Weird Homes: The People and Places That Keep Austin Strangely Wonderful}, was released in 2018.

urbanbetty.com

STEPHANIE O’NEILL

Stephanie grew up in Austin. She has always been drawn to human services and philanthropic causes. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in child psychology. While in college, she was a volunteer for the children’s advocacy center and Lifeworks. She started her professional career as a bilingual child and family therapist at Lifeworks and continued on to start her own private practice.   

In 2005, she took her love of people and transitioned it to the fashion industry. She opened estilo, a boutique that quickly became one of Austin’s premier destinations for women and men’s clothing. Her commitment to nonprofits is a core value of her business as she continues to give back through donations and hosting monthly charity events at estilo. 

The most important passion in Stephanie’s life is her family. Her husband, Todd, their two daughters, Lillian and Madison, and their dog,Siena, are the center of her life. Becoming a mom only strengthened Stephanie’s passion and commitment for child advocacy and charitable causes, values that she hopes to instill in her daughters. Stephanie is honored and thrilled to be dancing in this year’s Dancing with the Stars Austin.

estiloboutique.com

KIRSTIN ROSS

Kirstin Ross is the Managing Director of SKU, a world-class program that accelerates emerging CPG brands through a thriving community of serial entrepreneurs & industry experts. SKU’s 14-week intensive program provides emerging companies with access to industry leaders, key retailers, and the tools necessary to accelerate smarter, faster growth. In her role as Managing Director, Kirstin oversees selection of the 6-8 participating companies, curates the 40-person mentor group of leading CPG experts, and manages 30+ advisory mentors that are part of the extensive SKU network. Prior to joining SKU, Kirstin was a broker at Wortham Insurance, which was acquired August 2018 by Marsh. A resident of Tarrytown, Kirstin is an active parent at Good Shepherd Episcopal School and is on the steering committee of Invest to Elect, a women run political group in Austin.

sku.is

ELLEN TROXCLAIR

Ellen holds the unique honor of being the youngest woman to ever serve on the Austin City Council. During her tenure, Ellen’s principled stances on high-profile issues changed the course of history on topics ranging from property taxes to ridesharing, both in Texas and beyond.  She also successfully implemented the city’s first homestead exemption, providing tax relief to homeowners across Austin.
She is continuing her public policy efforts as a Senior Fellow with the Texas Public Policy Foundation and was a key part of enacting meaningful property tax reform at the state level in 2019.
Named a “Champion Woman” by the Independent Women’s Forum, Ellen Troxclair has been recognized nationally for her bold leadership.  In addition to her public service, Ellen is a residential real estate broker, a non-profit leader, and a wife and mom to three children under four.  She is passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to pursue leadership roles in policy and government.