Rachel Brownlow Lund empowers ambitious millennial women to become well-connected influencers and create incredible lives of impact. A passionate communicator and leadership coach, Rachel helps young women overcome feelings of “compare and despair” and “I’m not there yet” to become career-savvy changemakers who work, play and lead in their zone of genius. Through her coaching and mentorship, she has helped dozens of millennials establish lucrative career advancement opportunities, win thousands of dollars in earned grant money, grow lucrative side-hustles and secure key recommendations that moved the needle forward.
Her work as a millennial women’s leadership and empowerment coach has been featured in publications like Austin Business Journal and Just a Girl in This World as well as on stage at Girl Power Hour, Young Women’s Alliance, Girls Empowerment Network, Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 and more. In 2018, Austin Business Journal named Rachel the Profiles in Power Rising Star award winner, an award given each year to one Austin-area woman of impact and influence under the age of 30 who has excelled in her career and outside community leadership.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has a background in writing/editing and entrepreneurship. Over the years, she has contributed hundreds of articles to publications such as the Austin Business Journal, Houston Business Journal and View magazines. Prior to taking Me2Lead full time, she oversaw Hill Country View Magazine for two years as editor-in-chief; founded Scene in Austin, a comic book style publication; and helped launch Bliss Bridal Magazine as chief editor.
During her last semester of college, she founded Your Written Word LLC, a ghostwriting company that, for nearly a decade, specialized in helping business owners become thought leaders in their industries through ghostwritten journalism, copywriting and other content creation. Together with her team of interns and contract workers, Rachel helped ghostwrite more than a dozen nonfiction books for industry leaders.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering with the Seedling Foundation, a school-based mentorship program that pairs reliable adult mentors with children of incarcerated parents. Rachel been a Seedling mentor for more than six years and is proud to serve on the Seedling marketing committee as an advisor and advocate. She currently serves as Recruitment Co-Chair on the New Leaders Council—Austin board of directors. Prior to that, she served as the 2017-2018 Senior Vice President on the board of the Young Women’s Alliance Foundation, the 2016-2017 Vice President of Programs on the Young Women’s Alliance (YWA) board, and on the YWA Events Committee as Holiday Party Chair. Rachel is a Sustaining Member of the women’s collective giving group Impact Austin, where she serves yearly on a Grant Review Committee, and is a member of women’s business groups Polka Dot Powerhouse, Society of Women Entrepreneurs and Ellevate Network, where she facilitates 12-week mastermind groups as Squad Mod.
In 2014, Rachel graduated from Leadership Austin, where she continues to volunteer regularly; she has also graduated from civic leadership programs CityWorks Academy, Citizen Police Academy and AISD UpClose. She is a 2018 Fellow of the New Leaders Council—Austin Chapter. Rachel lives in Austin, Texas with her amazingly supportive husband, Justin, and adorably mischievous dog, Hans. For more information, contact Rachel at email@example.com or connect with her on LinkedIn.