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)

Spring Forward: Get unstuck while you're staying inside

There’s a LOT working against us this spring, but we don’t have to face it alone. Grab a snack and a beverage and join us on Zoom for a virtual conversation with likeminded women and nonbinary folks. We’ll talk about: - How we’re coping and where we’re finding joy - How we’re helping our communities, and how others can participate - What’s making us feel stuck—and how we can start getting unstuck (without leaving the house) This will be a casual event where we break into small groups to explore a specific topic in an intimate format. Then we’ll regroup, reflect on what we learned in the group, and break into new groups for the next topic. By the end of the evening, you’ll have had in-depth conversations with a range of new people, and identified specific takeaways you’ll bring back to your daily life. Zoom link shared once you RSVP! Please don't share that link—there's a real problem with trolls Zoom-bombing events! 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 6-6:10pm // Welcome + tech check We'll get started by welcoming folks to the event and walking everyone through the Zoom setup. 6:10-7pm // Small-group discussions We’ll provide topics and discussion prompts, and break attendees into small groups of 3-5 people using Zoom breakout rooms. Every 15 minutes, we'll switch up the topic and shake up the rooms, so you can meet new people. 7-7:15pm // Closing exercise: F Yeahs! Like always, we’ll leave on a high note by sharing 1 thing we learned or want to do next.

Past events (11)

Take the Lead

Remote Zoom Session

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