by Powerbitches Founder and CEO, Rachel Hills
I love summer, not just because it's a season of relaxation, but because the slowdown gives me space to do the deep thinking, planning, and dreaming that often falls on the backburner in busier times of the year.
For Powerbitches, that means setting up our programming and partnerships for our events over the next 6 months, and beginning to vision what we’ll do in the next six months after that.
We’ve got two members only social events in August, but what I’m most excited to share with you are the speakers, conversations, and collaborations we’ve got lined up from September-January. We’ve listened to and reflected on the questions and challenges you’ve raised at our events, and the results are killer.
We’ve got workshops on diversity and operations, and a holiday party around the theme of practicing generosity as a creator or business owner when you’re dealing with limited resources. Our Salon speakers include social media genius Alexis Barad-Cutler, whose Not Safe For Mom Group uses Instagram to spark the kind of stigma-busting conversations about motherhood you don’t normally associate with social media, and Naj Austin, whose buzzworthy Ethels Club has attracted the attention of the New York Times and investment from Roxane Gay. In November, we’re hosting a mega-Salon with three speakers who are tackling the gender pay gap from different angles. And we’re increasing the number of Brains Trusts we host, so you have more opportunities to get feedback on what you’re working on - and learn what other Powerbitches members are working on, too.
Members get first dibs on - and deeply discounted or free tickets to - events, as well as access to our members-only listserv. But the real reason we want you to join is to grow the community of people involved in these incredible conversations.