Women graduate from ACC entrepreneurship program, ready to make mark in business

Graduation ceremony for Mujeres Emprendadoras at Austin Community College (KXAN- Kyle Kovilaritch)
Graduation ceremony for Mujeres Emprendadoras at Austin Community College (KXAN- Kyle Kovilaritch)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – A group of new graduates — all women — are well on their way to increasing their salaries and even starting their own local businesses.

Austin Community College held a graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon for Mujeras Emprendadoras — a women’s entrepreneurship and leadership program taught entirely in Spanish.

Many of the graduates are moms who are walking away with new skills.

Flavia Arzate was able to design her own business logo and set up a website for a future restaurant.

“My plan is to have my business by myself,” she said. “The name is Flavia’s Kitchen.”

Other graduates have gone on to own a translator and interpreting company, a green cleaning service, a media magazine and a gardening company.

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