How do you describe your values and experiences in a short, memorable, and compelling way? What do you want people to say about you when you’re not in the room? In this workshop, participants learn how to refine and articulate their personal leadership statement by first getting clear on what values they hold, and how those values play into how they lead. We’ll then explore how to articulate it in a simple, clear, direct sentence that you can measure success against, giving each other feedback along the way You’ll leave with a focused narrative that uniquely represents your character, your capabilities, and your connection with others.
Join us for a Midsommar Market Pop-Up to celebrate all things summer and support woman-owned, local, small businesses. Bring the kiddos along for fun activities for all ages. Make and take a custom skincare treatment from Body Love Products; build a Doggie Bag and select some free goodies off the Lucy & Co. Treat Cart while you shop for your pup; get some pops of color for your home from KP Inspires; decorate a locally cut wood block letter or script word with B+D Custom Crafts, or add a personalized touch to your own wine glass, S'well tumbler or notebook on the spot from a mix of initials & fun phrases with their personalized monogramming station; get a custom sketch from Maria Ahrens; get some goodies from Green Garden Bakery; savor amazing waffles from Wallflour Foods; snag a letterpress card from Design Shop MPLS and create your own gratitude bouquet for the boss babe in your life from Twin Cities Flower Exchange and True North Collaborative.
[Reserve your spot for B+D Custom Crafts’ Painting Activity here.]
Tarot. It’s everywhere but what exactly is it? Why is your best friend suddenly carrying a deck around with them in their bag nudging you to do the same? How do you even get started? Lastly, is there a right way to do it?
In this workshop, Nicole Mayefske of Big Mouth Tarot will not only answer those questions but will:
provide a general overview of tarot history
breakdown the structure of a traditional deck so it’s easier to comprehend
share how tarot can unlock and strengthen one’s intuition
guide you towards developing an inclusive practice of your very own
Along with that, participants will engage in a couple of card pulls during this time and will be provided a small activity and resource packet to take home for their own use and future study.
Have you ever wondered if your intentions to create welcoming environments for LGBTQ people align with the impact? Experienced confusion about LGBTQ acronyms, language, or maybe even gender pronouns?
During this workshop Saby will provide an overview of core knowledge essential to impacting LGBTQ individuals and communities positively and highlight simple, yet deeply profound strategies you can implement in daily life to move towards LGBTQ-inclusive excellence.
Ayurveda is a holistic lifestyle science that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda offers a unique view into individual biology through bodily constitutions, called “doshas.” During our Ayurvedic Wisdom workshop, you’ll discover your doshic make-up and explore how it can help you understand what foods, exercises, and daily rhythms work best for you. A key principle of Ayurveda is that if we work with the natural constitution of our bodies, we’re able to create efficiencies, avoid issues, and heal our mind-body-spirit system. Instead of following one-size-fits-all health recommendations, you’ll feel refreshed with a sense of empowerment in making health choices according to your individual, doshic needs.
Join Nora McInerny for an evening of magic. You’ll get the chance to view Nora’s TED Talk and hear Nora read from her newest book, The Hot Young Widows Club, a book Nora wrote as a guide for grievers and their people. We’ll wrap up the night with a Q&A and book signing.
From buying a building on the East Side for the community, to changing how we house and present retail, these women are knocking down barriers and giving us a view of the equitable future of commercial real estate. They’ll discuss how they’ve handled lease negotiations, navigated landlords, and broke the gentrifying mold.
Each of these four amazing panelists and our wonderful moderator have much to share about their crazy relationship with commercial real estate. How they fell into it, and how they fell in love, but most importantly how they are changing the landscape and what we should learn from them. This one is not to be missed!
Bring yourself and your bff and start your day with Alchemy and The Coven! Haven't been to Alchemy yet? This is a great opportunity to get there and get a fantistic workout!
Think of the A10 as a sprint and the A20 as a marathon. Fear not – this class is all about slow + steadily finding a pace and sticking with it. Think: power yoga warm-up, 20 minutes of high intensity workouts, power yoga cool-down. Just like the A10, we’ll start with an overview of the class and workout structure followed by demos of the movements and modifications, so all fitness levels are welcome! Walk in antsy, walk out feeling more alive.
Approximately 30 percent of Minnesota school students are youth of color, and only 3 percent of Minnesota school board leaders are persons of color. At WOW Network, we believe that increasing the number of school board members who are women of color and implementing equity frameworks in school governance are crucial for shaping policy that can lead to stronger and more just academic outcomes for all students. The panel will discuss the importance and challenges of diversity in education leadership.
Everyone has wealth potential.
Learn how to use yours to empower your future whether that be: an extra zero in the balance of your bank account, investment opportunities, having the ability to open a basic savings account or more time to volunteer.
Join us as our panel shares their expertise and best strategies to utilize your personal wealth with purpose to attain your goals and power your future.
Panelists - Bremer Bank:
Jeanne Crain – President & CEO
Colette Campbell – Senior Vice President, Director of Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion
Stephanie Adams – Senior Vice President, Private Banking Team Lead
Sarah Kinkeade – Vice President, Premier Banker
Whether you’re negotiating a salary offer, nailing down project pricing, hashing through scope, or selling a creative concept, a clear and flexible action plan is a must-have. This workshop will help you to prepare for, and conduct, negotiations of all kinds. From mapping out your goals to agreeing on next steps - and, finally, signing the dotted line - we'll give you the skills to strategize with a win-win outcome in mind (even in the most nail-biting situations.)
Join Lydia Rose of wild + vibrant sexual ecology for an evening of sensuous exploration. Do you want to explore the liberation in your body? The intrinsic charge of sensual energy? This class is fun and playful, deep and profound... and the season of the witch is upon us! In this evening we will learn rituals and spells created to heal, transform, and radically uplift your sensual embodiment. Breathwork, movement, and the cauldron will also make an appearance. Herbal wine and tonics, as well as herbal cacao and sexual oils will add nourishment to the senses. Prepare to feel your sensual beauty, freedom, and witchfull enchantment.
Bring yourself and your bff and let's get our workout on at Alchemy NE! Haven't been to Alchemy yet? This is a great opportunity to get in there! (HELLO COVEN DISCOUNT!!)
What’s an A10? Glad you asked! This class is Alchemy 365’s bread and butter. Think: power yoga warm-up, 10 minutes of high intensity workouts, power yoga cool-down. Every class starts with an overview of the class and workout structure followed by demos of the movements and modifications, so all fitness levels are welcome! Walk in antsy, walk out feeling more alive.
You live by your principles. Your portfolio can, too. According to UBS Investor Watch, investors believe sustainable investing will be mainstream by 2023, and for good reason. 93% of sustainable investors don't feel like they are sacrificing performance.
We also learned that confusion about the terms and impact of sustainable investments is a road block for many investors. Please join UBS at The Coven for an educational happy hour – they’ll talk about how to put sustainable investing in perspective, and help make sure that your portfolio is having the impact you want.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Join us for a conversation with panelist about sexual harassment in the workplace. When experiencing sexual harassment at work, one may feel isolated, intimated, unsafe and face a multitude of barriers.
Should I report it or not? What will the response be? What is best for me? There isn’t one response to sexual harassment in the workplace, but know that you are not alone and the options available to you. Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is pervasive and all too often do we hear folks saying #MeToo. Join us as we share our stories and experiences.
Bethany Iverson - moderator
Amy Palmer Lauricella - Standpoint
Erin May Quade – Gender Justice
Comfort Dondo- Executive Director at Phumulani Minnesota African Women Against Violence
Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur, authors of the new book Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship to Drive Successful Businesses and co-founders of the website Of a Kind, join Liz Giel, co-founder of The Coven, to talk female friendship in the workplace and how bringing vulnerability, compassion, and emotional transparency to your professional life changes, well, everything.
Ticket fees include one book per ticket.
Youth Financial literacy is an everyone issue! Come for an evening of inclusive and informative practices to help build your confidence in your finances. This approach is trauma informed and gets to the roots of financial habits, plans, and how to make the change in a safe space that is cultural responsive to support your lifestyle at any stage. You will explore wants versus needs and help develop a budget for a want or need during this presentation.
After you develop this budget, Lakeisha will offer two individual sessions to follow up on your success (30 to 45-minute meeting in community). The navigation service attached to the budget and plan is rare in today’s financial industry. By using strength based language, todays technical tools, and positive youth development Lakeisha aspires to motivate others to plan for success. The resources included in this course offer insurance resources, budget resources for all, and tools for a liberating financial future. When you practice the first layer of budgeting to save, you develop healthy habits for financial empowerment. Time to get lifted and feel FLY! Financially liberate yourself!
Women control more than 60% of all personal wealth in the U.S. and yet we still may face different financial challenges than men. Come join us in a conversation about why personal finance is different for us, how to close those gaps and how to empower yourself and plan for your future. We'll speak candidly & clearly about common money issues and give tangible suggestions for simple ways that you can get a better handle on your finances.
Sara is an Advisor and Vice President for Leverty Financial Group. She began her career with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Advisor in 2016 after 13 years of leadership with a Fortune 50 company.
Does the thought of telling someone you want more money makes you feel... extremely sweaty? This is the workshop for you. Caitlin Rogers, Productions Director and co-owner at Next Day Animations and founder of Rebel Raise (www.rebelraise.com), will give practical, hands-on advice on how to make sure you're getting the money you need to live a life that aligns with your values.
This workshop is especially geared towards folks who work for mission-driven organizations and folks with marginalized identities--we recognize that both of those factors can uniquely impact your experience at the negotiating table. This will be a two hour workshop that will leave you with solid scripts for your next time accepting a job or negotiating a raise.
This workshop is free (with a suggested $5 towards the workshop facilitator if you're financially able) and open to the public. Coffee and La Croix will be provided. This workshop is put on by The Coven and Anthill Collective, a collective dedicated to organizing fun, accessible events exploring the intersection of ethics and personal finance.
Join yoga instructor and freelance writer, Molly Hoskin, for a mid-day reset. Press pause on your day and carve out time for self-care by connecting with your body and breath, and coming back to center. We’ll begin with gentle mindful movements before settling into deep, meditative stillness so you can re-enter your day feeling relaxed, renewed, and re-charged. This is class is designed for anybody and everybody.
Healing Circle with Kayann (Iya Amoké) to discuss the health, issues and solutions for the womb. This space is created for Sisters seeking to address: menstrual cycle complications, healing from sexual trauma, PhBalance, Yoni Steams and Vaginal Rejuvenation, Self Pleasure and Womb Forgiveness using diet and chakra alignment from a lens of Afrikan spirituality.
Journaling, artistic expression and intention setting/manifesting are some of the tools used on path to healing and thriving from within. We will express our current conditions discretely to the host and be guided in open dialogue for each heart in the room to get the information needed to experience optimal peace & healing in our core. You will leave with tools to heal Self, herbs to keep around for aid and a regime that fits your life and needs for peace with your womb.
This event is reserved for women and non-binary members of color. We believe it’s important to create safe spaces for people of color to gather, share, and heal.
This is a great way to get introduced to Alchemy if you haven't made it over there yet. Just bring yourselves (and a water bottle) and let's get our bodies moving to start out the week! Don't want to come alone? Bring a workout buddy!
What’s an A10? Glad you asked! This class is our bread and butter. Think: power yoga warm-up, 10 minutes of high intensity workouts, power yoga cool-down. Every class starts with an overview of the class and workout structure followed by demos of the movements and modifications, so all fitness levels are welcome! Walk in antsy, walk out feeling more alive. Bonus: everyone that is new to Alchemy 365 gets a free week! Valid at all locations, for all classes. Live it up!
Just in time for Women's Month in March, co-create a fun light-up art piece commemorating the month with your child in this maker - tech event! We’ll be crafting, coloring and learning while exploring circuits with light up stickers. Whether you are a coder, a maker, a crafter or just a fan of coloring and stickers this is for you. This event is designed for families, but all are welcome. Come e-Craft with us!
Payment covers supplies and some fun treats! Recommended 1 ticket per light-up art piece.
Women are building equity and wealth in real estate at a faster pace than any other demographic in the country. Single women are buying homes at more than twice the rate of single men. Single women also make up the second-largest segment of homebuyers after married couples (in which women tend to be the majority influencer in homebuying decisions). More women homebuyers leads to a changing economic landscape and shapes the way wealth accumulates. Building equity is building power – and women are building it at record rates.
Dreaming of a place to call your own? At this (free!) townhall, we’ll talk about how home ownership can build wealth, and share the important steps to homebuying for renters and first time buyers. No dry spreadsheets – just real questions and answers. We’ll talk through financial readiness and financing options, the offer process, and current market conditions.
Join us for drinks and bites. Bring all your questions - this will be a fun and interactive Q&A format.
Let’s make this a happy new year!
Amanda Buhman, Leah Drury and Jill Numrich, Realtors, Urban Nest team at Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty
Allison Shaw, Mortgage Lender, Waterstone Mortgage
Join us to listen in as some of our fellow witches practice their pitch! This pitch practice session will be hosted by EMpower Equity founders, Beth Meyer and Megan Trice. After the pitch, Beth and Megan will discuss what it takes to craft a powerful pitch and provide some tips around how leveraging negotiation skills can improve your ability to win investors.
If you want to attend and cheer on your fellow witches - register through the eventbrite link.
If you want to be one of the Witches who Pitches, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org as pitch slots are limited.
Allyship is not an identity—it is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people. Allyship is not self-defined—our work and our efforts must be recognized by the people we seek to ally ourselves with."—from The Anti-Oppression Network
Are you a true ally? Are you sure? How do you know? Join Seena Hodges (The Woke Coach) for an engaging, intimate interaction about allyship, privilege and responsibility. During this workshop we will unpack the true meaning of allyship, consider ways that we can be better humans, and make personal plans for executing the work that true allyship requires.
This event is members only.
Whether personally or professionally, discussing sticky or emotionally charged subjects can be daunting: where to start, how to frame, what outcome to drive. This workshop will arm participants with communication tools to help facilitate a conversation - either one on one, or with a group - that has strength and that sparks an open, balanced dialogue, all with the goal of forward progress.
This event is members only.
Women make up nearly half of Minnesota’s labor force (48 percent) and more than one-quarter of its business owners (27 percent). However only 13% of Minnesota workers have access to paid family and medical leave. That means women are forced to face impossible choices when new children are born or adopted and when serious personal or family health needs inevitably arise.
As workers struggle to balance caregiving with their job responsibilities, many end up facing economic hardship. Caregiving demands may even lead to effects felt across years or a lifetime due to lost jobs, missed raises, and reduced Social Security benefits. Employers, especially small rural ones, are also struggling to attract and retain good workers in competition with larger metro area employers that can afford to offer such benefits. Our current system has failed and is costly to workers, their families, businesses, and our economy. It’s time to modernize our workplace standards and benefits.
At this townhall, we'll hear from experts/Moms/business owners and advocates about ways to address this and policy solutions that would provide paid family leave to all Minnesotans.
Stephanie Hogansen, from the Children's Defense Fund MN
Margi Scott, from Take12
Alex West Steinman from The Coven