Biggest Employment Law Questions Facing Startups and Emerging Companies
Aug
28
11:30 AM11:30

Biggest Employment Law Questions Facing Startups and Emerging Companies

Startups and small businesses are not immune from employment laws. Noncompliance has the potential to jeopardize your business. This session will cover the 10 biggest employment/HR liabilities you may not know about – the ones you can’t afford to get wrong. Whether you are in your first year of business or your fifth, this presentation will cover the employment law issues that come up most often for startups and emerging companies including what to know about MN’s new wage theft law, complying with MSP sick leave laws, how employers are handling medical marijuana, and more.

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How to Make Dating Your Friend (with Benefits)
Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

How to Make Dating Your Friend (with Benefits)

Molly-Margaret’s dating workshop will cover dating apps, looking for love, hook up culture, ghosting, making the first move and healthy communication. This workshop is welcome to all genders and sexualities. Attendees will walk away with a bag of goodies from Momotaro and will be entered to win items from Nox Shop and Thinx underwear.

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Mindful Monday with Jessica Gallo
Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

Mindful Monday with Jessica Gallo

Along with back-to-school breezes, September brings the realization that the year is going very fast -- and there is so much more to do. Join coach Jessica Gallo for one, deep breath to realign for those 4th-quarter hopes and dreams. With whole-life balance in mind, we’ll ditch the to-do lists, pull back from overwhelm and discover a new way to create that illusive “where to start” place. The goal is to emerge from the room recharged to go forward in your good work, taking care of your body and soul along the way.

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Make It Werk: Real People, Real Estate
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Make It Werk: Real People, Real Estate

Let’s talk real estate! What are the opportunities and in today’s real estate? Whether you’re a current or future buyer, seller, or agent, let’s have an honest discussion about what it takes to be successful in real estate and about what, really, do real estate agents do all day.

At this (free!) panel Q&A, Jill Numrich, Leah Drury and Amanda Buhman of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty’s Urban Nesters team will share more about the processes of home buying and selling, market conditions, the role of agents in the marketplace, and more. Whether you’re looking for an address change or just to find out more about real estate in general, they’re here to help. We’ll have guests joining us from the mortgage and inspection fields, as well.

Join us for drinks and bites and bring all your questions - this will be a fun and interactive Q&A format!

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St. Paul Pop-Up: The Coven at Dark Horse
Aug
20
3:00 PM15:00

St. Paul Pop-Up: The Coven at Dark Horse

Join us across the river at Dark Horse in the Lowertown neighborhood in St. Paul! Have questions about our up and coming St. Paul space? This is the perfect time to meet some of our team and get all those questions answered.

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How Commercial Sexual Exploitation Impacts Our Youth
Aug
15
5:30 PM17:30

How Commercial Sexual Exploitation Impacts Our Youth

Human trafficking has been gaining attention and momentum in the media. Often when we talk about trafficking we only talk about a fraction of magnitude of the billion-dollar industry. Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) encompasses the many methods and form individuals are impacted and exploited in this realm. With exploitation, youth are disproportionally impacted and increasingly vulnerable. What do you need to know about CSE and how it impacts our youth? What are the risk factors? What are recruitment methods? What can you do? Recruitment of youth can occur anywhere, from at the malls, within social groups, at school, and many unexpected areas. Let's get informed and talk about these critical issues.

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OHHH, The Places You Can Go - Got A Passport?
Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

OHHH, The Places You Can Go - Got A Passport?

If you ever wanted to learn about traveling, how to travel on a budget, travel solo – and as a woman or obtain general travel tips and tricks for your next trip abroad, you’ll want to attend this session.

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Glow Up! With Haus Salon + The Coven + Emily Eaton
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Glow Up! With Haus Salon + The Coven + Emily Eaton

It’s time to meet your new favorite face mask: the Susanne Kaufmann Glow Mask. Haus Salon and local skincare connoisseur Emily Eaton (#ereskin) are so obsessed with this glow-getting delight that we’re throwing an event in its honor!

For one night only you can try the new mask, get your glow on and discuss your skincare routine with the Haus estheticians - Maritza, Catherine and Shae. Enjoy face washing stations (yes, you read that right!), light snacks and of course, unlimited water, because hydration is key to beautiful skin. Ready to show off your glow? Don’t worry, we’ve got a photo booth, because such radiant skin needs to be documented on your Insta Stories. We can’t wait to see you — xoxo!

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Kickass Instagram Content
Jul
30
11:30 AM11:30

Kickass Instagram Content

You are ready to kill it on Instagram. You’ve read the blog posts, attended the workshops, found your hashtags - now you’re good to go, right? Well, only if you have the content down, too.

As a business owner, good, ‘gram-worthy photos might not come easily to you. That’s okay. Content creation could even sound like some scary, complex marketing jargon, but when you boil it down, it’s really just about taking better pictures. Chances are you already understand the importance of a solid, recognizable brand, but your brand extends beyond just your web design and logo.

How do you achieve that professional, high quality branding on your Instagram feed without hiring a professional photographer?

Here’s the truth: You don’t need a DSLR and expensive editing programs to have an awesome looking feed that tells your story; all you need is a plan, a process, and a smartphone.

The goal of this session is to help you form a solid system for planning, taking, and scheduling awesome photos for Instagram that doesn’t induce a migraine.

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ART IN MANY FORMS
Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

ART IN MANY FORMS

This event features a panel of WOC creators who will speak about their experiences in the creative industry, why they went into business for themselves, and how they make their own opportunities. From owning a modeling agency, becoming a muralist & watercolor painter, styling some of the dopest musicians, and running a design studio, listen to these womxn break down Minnesota niceness and how they used their gifts to make a lane for themselves.

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The Story You Tell Yourself and Others
Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

The Story You Tell Yourself and Others

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.

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Midsommar Market Pop-Up
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Midsommar Market Pop-Up

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.]

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Purpose, Passion, and a Passport
Jun
13
11:30 AM11:30

Purpose, Passion, and a Passport

If you ever wanted to learn about traveling, how to travel on a budget, travel solo – and as a woman or obtain general travel tips and tricks for your next trip abroad, you’ll want to attend this session.

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Tarot Talk
Jun
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tarot Talk

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.

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Moving from LGBTQ Ally to Accomplice
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Moving from LGBTQ Ally to Accomplice

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.

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Ayurvedic Wisdom with Haus of Ojas
May
23
8:30 AM08:30

Ayurvedic Wisdom with Haus of Ojas

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.

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An Evening with Nora McInerny
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Nora McInerny

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.

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Deconstructing the Commercial Real Estate Story and the Women doing it!
May
14
4:00 PM16:00

Deconstructing the Commercial Real Estate Story and the Women doing it!

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!

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Private Workout With Alchemy: A20
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Private Workout With Alchemy: A20

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.

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A Voice at the Table –   Diversity in Education Leadership
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

A Voice at the Table – Diversity in Education Leadership

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.

Hosted by Women Organizing Women (WOW) and the Coven.

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Discovering Your Financial Power
May
9
8:00 AM08:00

Discovering Your Financial Power

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

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Lakes Sotheby's Office Hours
May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Lakes Sotheby's Office Hours

Have lingering questions about real estate that have been sitting on the back burner because, let’s face it, considering buying or selling property can be very overwhelming?! Let the Coven’s partner members Leah Drury & Jill Numrich of Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty take the confusion out of the process and get your personalized questions answered and set you on a path for real estate success.

Sign up here!

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Get Money: Upping Your Negotiation Skills with Leveled Leaders
May
7
11:30 AM11:30

Get Money: Upping Your Negotiation Skills with Leveled Leaders

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.)

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How To Be A Sensuous Witch: Sexual Energy Rituals
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

How To Be A Sensuous Witch: Sexual Energy Rituals

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.

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Private Workout With Alchemy: A10
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Private Workout With Alchemy: A10

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. 

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Return on Values with UBS Financial Services
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Return on Values with UBS Financial Services

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.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Workspaces
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Workspaces

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.

Panelists:

Bethany Iverson - moderator

Amy Palmer Lauricella - Standpoint

Erin May Quade – Gender Justice

Comfort Dondo- Executive Director at Phumulani Minnesota African Women Against Violence

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Get Money: Upping Your Negotiation Skills with Leveled Leaders
Apr
23
8:30 AM08:30

Get Money: Upping Your Negotiation Skills with Leveled Leaders

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.)

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 Work Wife Authors in Conversation with The Coven Co-Founder Liz Giel
Apr
23
8:00 AM08:00

Work Wife Authors in Conversation with The Coven Co-Founder Liz Giel

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.

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Financial Literacy for Youth
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Financial Literacy for Youth

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!

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Taking Control of Your Finances with Sara Juran
Apr
9
8:30 AM08:30

Taking Control of Your Finances with Sara Juran

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.  

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Reality Check: Practical Advice on Salary Negotiation
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Reality Check: Practical Advice on Salary Negotiation

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.

Eventbrite - Reality Check: Practical Advice on Salary Negotiation
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Dance Class with SHAPESHIFT
Apr
1
4:00 PM16:00

Dance Class with SHAPESHIFT

Come take hip-hop dance class with the ladies of SHAPESHIFT Dance Company - founded by Coven GM, Ashley Selmer. You’ll learn grooves and swag guaranteed to make you sweat and smile!

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Member Monday: Slow Flow + Yin Yoga with Molly Hoskin
Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Member Monday: Slow Flow + Yin Yoga with Molly Hoskin

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.

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