What we're about

We're a community of ambitious women and other femme and nonbinary-identifying folks who come together to:

• Set goals and practice new skills—like how to negotiate, give feedback, or present work

• Open up about the hard parts: where we’re stuck, what we’re scared of, and how it feels to pursue our ambitions in a world that often tries to hold us back

• Build connections that lead to new opportunities and collaborations

• Share our successes and celebrate each other along the way

• Eat snacks!

Collective Strength was created by Sara and Katel from the Strong Feelings podcast (http://www.strongfeelings.co)—because we're tired of how crappy most career advice for women is: Be assertive…but not abrasive! Be direct—but don’t forget to smile! Do what you love—no matter how burnt out and sick it makes you! And whatever you do, make sure you lean in (and if it doesn’t work, well, maybe you just weren't leaning hard enough).

Screw that. Instead, we want to talk about all the stuff that's on your mind—like breaking into a new career, nabbing a big promotion, finding the courage to quit your job and start your own thing, or putting yourself out there and becoming an author or a speaker. But we want to do it in a way that's honest about the barriers we face, like mental health stigma, anti-mom bias, or systemic racism. Because vague “you-go-girl” platitudes don't serve any of us. But a community that understands what you're facing—and cheers you on anyway? That has the power to change everything.

This group is designed for women and anyone who identifies as femme or nonbinary.

Yep, that means we’re asking men to please stay home for this one. Legally we won’t kick you out—here’s why! (https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/07/men-are-suing-womens-empowerment-organizations-for-gender-discrimination.html)—but we ask that you please respect that we’re designing these events for others.

All attendees at Collective Strength events are required to abide by our code of conduct: http://www.strongfeelings.co/code-of-conduct . Thanks for helping us keep our events safe and welcoming!

Harvest makes awesome software to help you track your time, manage your projects, and get paid—and they’ve graciously offered to sponsor Collective Strength! So when you show up to great snacks and free swag in an awesome location, thank Harvest.

Try Harvest today at getharvest.com/strongfeelings (http://www.getharvest.com/strongfeelings) and you can get 50% off your first month.

Upcoming events (1)

Re-energize Your Job Search

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**Reboot your résumé, own your story, and go after the job you really want.** Looking for a job can get anyone down—especially this year. If you’re feeling frustrated or wallowing in self-doubt, we feel you. And we’re here to help get you out of that headspace and back into action. Join us on Zoom for an evening all about helping you put your best foot forward on your résumé, LinkedIn profile, and cover letters—not to mention in your networking conversations. We’ll talk about: - Focusing on what you can control (and letting go of the rest) - Creating job search materials that put you in your best light - Gaining confidence telling your career story with ownership and excitement OUR GUEST: JASMINE OMOROGBE Jasmine is a career consultant with more than a decade of experience helping clients land their dream jobs. Originally from Minneapolis, she earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and her master’s from Harvard, and started her career in higher ed before pivoting to tech. Now based in Philadelphia, Jasmine works with clients everywhere to help them understand what recruiters and hiring committees want, craft more compelling application materials, and build networking strategies that open doors. Learn more about Jasmine and her services at www.jasmineomo.com and check out her profile with She Steps Up Philly here: https://medium.com/she-steps-up/awesome-women-in-philly-job-hunting-in-the-time-of-covid-954db7dded89. FOR WOMXN AND NONBINARY FOLKS Collective Strength seeks to create a space for anyone who identifies as a woman, nonbinary, and/or femme. If you're a man, we're asking you to please respect this community and not join! AGENDA 6pm // Event opening + warmup activity We’ll start promptly at 6pm with a welcome to the evening, and an activity to get us talking with each other. 6:20pm // Conversation and Q&A with Jasmine Sara and Jasmine will sit down for an in-depth discussion focused on answering your job search questions. Make sure you submit your questions when you RSVP! 7:15pm // Closing exercise: Commitments and celebrations We’ll get back into groups to talk about takeaways and choose 1 action we’re committed to taking after the session. Then we’ll celebrate those commitments (and each other!) in a closing ritual. **Zoom link shared once you RSVP! Please don't share that link.**

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Pivot with power: A conversation on career change

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