"She didn't do it alone...the lessons she learned about leadership, role modeling, authentic relationships and letting go can be attributed to those talented women who helped build and sustain the organization."
— Lynne Twist, Author of The Soul of Money, Founder and President, Soul of Money Institute
In Trust Your Cape, you will discover:
How one woman's journey from heartache to healing inspired a community of women to raise their philanthropic voices to make profound impact.
How joy results from taking a leap of faith especially when coupled with grace and grit.
How trusting your gut and following your instincts pays big dividends.
How giving back to ones community brings positive, transformational change to the giver.
That philanthropy comes in all sizes, can be learned at any age, and it's never too late to start.
In 2003, Rebecca Warren Powers lost her brother and, as a result, founded Impact Austin, a collective giving organization that brings women and their financial resources together to make a profound impact in Central Texas.
Rebecca has received multiple awards recognizing her leadership and speaks nationally inspiring women to connect their capacity to give with their confidence to do it well. She also mentors women in cities across the US as they form their own collectives.
Rebecca is well-known in Austin, Texas, for her philanthropic passion and empowering women to help others. She graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1976 and worked as a sales rep for IBM for 14 years before retiring to raise her children. Rebecca and her husband live in Austin, Texas. They have two grown children, a wonderful son-in-law, and one perfect grandson.
"Once again, I took a leap of faith and trusted my cape."
- Rebecca Powers