Wrap-Up - The Hivery's 2018 Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab


The Hivery’s Entrepreneur + Inspiration Lab on Sunday, October 14 in Fort Mason, San Francisco was amazing beyond our wildest dreams! From the keynote speeches (hilarious to tears and back again), to the yummy lunch from Greens Restaurant, to the connections made in the afternoon workshops, to walking between buildings on the incredibly beautiful day looking out at San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, and then at happy hour where we were blown away by an intergenerational choir. WHOA. Sunday was a day we will never forget.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors, without whom we couldn’t have put on this unforgettable event, including Boon Supply, Eileen Fisher, True Myth, Tangent, Madison Reed, and the many others who gifted goodies and services in our gift bags.


We cannot send a huge enough thank you to each of our speakers, workshop leaders, and collaborators. Your insights are changing the world and you made magic on Sunday. Here are a just a few of our favorite moments from the day (we could fill a book with them all!!):


“The time is now. The time is now to step into that deep inner rumbling that tells you that you were made for something only you can do. Change doesn’t happen when we’re in our comfort zone. We are stepping in, we are being bold, we are using our voice. YES WE ARE!” - Grace Kraaijvanger, Founder of The Hivery

“You are like a unique strand of DNA. You bring experience, knowledge, wisdom, and passion in your package. No one else has what you have. I won’t ask you; I will demand of you. If you don’t let it out, the world will not get it. You are truly the only one. Step into your boldness.” - Grace

“I believe we are artists of this life. We get to be creative, start over, make mistakes, and change mediums. Each of you is a masterpiece.” - Grace


“One day I was working on the floor of the Stock Exchange and I went out for coffee, but instead of a coffee shop, I went to the nearest church and bawled my eyes out. I was miserable. I called my father and he said, ‘You have to find something you love. If you don’t love what you’re doing, you need to quit.’ His words were so freeing and inspiring, and helped me start my search for my true passion.” - Marie Forleo, Entrepreneur, Host of MarieTV and Founder of B-School

“Everyone has self doubt, even the most successful, famous people. The most important thing is to realize where it comes from. You have so much goodness inside of you.” - Marie

“Simplify to amplify.” - Marie


“I believe that inside of each of you is a genius. That doesn’t mean everything will go perfectly, though. Failure is your best friend.” - Amy Errett, founder of Madison Reed

“Have I been discriminated against because I’m a woman and I’m gay? Probably. But I don’t give a s***. The greatest equalizer in the world is when you feel competent and centered in who you are, when you know you’re amazing, you put out an energy. You feel it.” - Amy


“I had a spiritual awakening in that moment. Finally there was a vernacular for committing to my potential.” - Rosie Acosta, Founder of Radically Loved: Yoga, Health + Wellness


“All I think about in my life is women's empowerment. Women are the game changers.”
- Dr. Tererai Trent, Humanitarian and Founder of Tererai Trent International

“Dreams are greater when tied to the betterment of a community.” - Tererai

“When you believe in your uniqueness, in your greatness, the heavens open.” - Tererai

“My dear American women. I need to tell you…November, November, November.” - Tererai

(We hear you, Tererai.)

If you couldn’t join us this year, we would love to see you next October! To get a taste of the day, check out our Facebook album.

Photos by Sophia Mavrides and Jacquelyn Warner.