What we're about

Ditch the Bitch Stigma Meetup is a place to meet other women who are just like you...independent, ambitious, assertive, and ready to build a squad of women to laugh together, learn together, and support one another.

Our conversations are passionate and we talk about big topics affecting the world and our lives.

Women in all industries deal with the Bitch Stigma, the very real fear of repercussions of being a confident, assertive professional woman. This meetup is designed to create support and group brainstorming for strategies to overcome this obstacle.

Currently our most frequent gathering is:

• Bitchin' Cocktails -- social nights with casual conversations and opportunities to build friendships

In the future we’ll also be hosting:

• Coffee & Conversation -- facilitated discussions with a specific topic each month plus time for you to share any current obstacles to get actionable advice

• Special Events -- confidence workshops, movie nights, and member-led experiences

Make sure you don't miss any Bitch Stigma news: sign up for our mailing list (http://bit.ly/BitchStigmaNews) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BitchStigma), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bitchstigma/), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1659250154327607).

FAQ

Does the Bitch Stigma group only meet in San Francisco?

We also have a San Francisco chapter (https://www.meetup.com/BitchStigmaSF/)!

How did the Bitch Stigma group get started?

Kali (the hostess) is currently finishing up the book (http://www.bitchstigma.com/) that was the inspiration for the Bitch Stigma meetup. The first events were held in the South Bay as discussion groups, but when the majority of attendees shared that they were looking to build new friendships Kali expanded to social nights as well.

What happens at Bitchin’ Cocktails?

Right now our most frequent event is the monthly Bitchin’ Cocktails (usually held in a bar somewhere SOMA). The evening is really casual; you can order your own food and drink (no alcohol necessary).

Who attends Bitch Stigma events?

This group is for women (including trans women, cis women, straight women, queer women, non-binary people who have been treated by the world as a girl or woman, and gender-fluid people who experience a significant part of their days navigating female expectations).

We often have a lot of women who have moved to the area recently. There’s a wide range of ages, industries, and backgrounds that attend.

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