Hayley Wakefield

Founder & CEO, The Refinery

Hayley Wakefield is the Founder & CEO of The Refinery, a work and social community for women in downtown Austin, Texas. Among the many other hats that come with running a startup, Hayley’s main focus at The Refinery falls under member experience and events. Hayley considers herself a unicorn, having spent the majority of her life in Austin. After graduating from the University of Texas, she spent time as an account executive at Austin Monthly Magazine, a Development Director at Marbridge Foundation, Community Advocate at BuildASign.com and Notley Ventures and of course, an entrepreneur sprinkled in here and there in between! When she’s not at The Refinery, she is spends time with her husband and puppy brunching at her new love, Better Half.