Collective Strength is a feminist leadership event series for women and nonbinary folks. Join us 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 is part of Active Voice, a leadership and coaching company founded by Sara Wachter-Boettcher, and our events are cohosted by Katel LeDû, CEO of A Book Apart. We started this community 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.
WHO THIS GROUP IS FOR This group unapologetically centers women and all people who identify as nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and/or femme. If you don't fall into one of these groups, we ask you to please respect our community's focus and space.