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.

Past events (13)

Pivot with power: A conversation on career change

Online event

Take the Lead

Remote Zoom Session

Lead with Story

Indy Hall

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