Sep
22
12:30pm12:30pm

Member Spotlight: iPhone Videography: Intro to Creating Short Video Stories Using Your iPhone and iMovie with Kim Thompson Steel

In this special Member Spotlight, Kim Thompson Steel will share a handful of must-have tips and tricks for shooting, editing and sharing videos online using your iPhone.

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Have you been wanting to create short videos on your iPhone and add to your storytelling bag of tricks?  Did you know you can use the power of iMovie  - on your iPhone! - to tell those stories?  Steam rising from your morning coffee, awe-inspiring landscapes from your vacations, your kids diving off the dock - all of these can create visual narratives that can enhance the photos you are already creating and sharing online.

Kim will share some basic tips for shooting video on your iPhone and afterward demonstrate how to edit your footage together in iMovie to get you on your way to producing your own short stylish videos.  Our primary focus will be to demonstrate how to shoot and edit a short video for Instagram, but we will also talk about other sharing options such as Vimeo, YouTube or Facebook.

For this class, you will need an iPhone with iMovie pre-installed. This is an introductory, hands-on class.

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This event is the second in a Member Spotlight series on Visual Storytelling With Your Mobile Phone that will complement and build upon each other. Mark your calendar for October 6 from 12:30-1:45pm for “Mobile Storytelling: Creating an Impact with Your Phone” with Sharon Stahl of Nest Films.  A true collaboration among Hivery members!


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

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A Toronto native, Kim came to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995 to work for Industrial Light and Magic. After years telling stories as a character animator on award winning visual effects films and commercials, Kim continues to create visual narratives through her photography and video work. She loves to mosey with her daughter and husband, iPhone camera or big girl camera in tow.

 

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Sep
26
12:30pm12:30pm

Trainwreck Tuesday

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Ever feel like everyone else seems to have it all figured out? And you’re the only one hanging by a thread, stuck in overwhelm, or feeling like you’re doing tons of things, but not getting anywhere? We all feel like a trainwreck sometimes, but there’s no reason to feel alone. Support, some easy tools, and a dash of humor go a long way in working through it.

As we kickoff our the theme of the month, Overcoming Fear, join us for Trainwreck Tuesday, a celebration of challenges and tools for getting through them.  In this supportive session, we’ll come together to share stories of recent challenges and “failures” as a group and reframe them as data and little wins. 

As a group, we’ll talk about the difficulties of these moments and experiences and the importance of not letting setbacks keep us from moving forward. We’ll celebrate pushing through, the joy of laughing, and moving forward. Everyone is welcome and sharing is voluntary. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


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ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS, JEN AND SHERYL:

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Jen Baxter is a writer, photographer and storyteller. She works with businesses to create social media content that engages customers and focuses on community building. She’s also Assistant Director of the Firefly Institute Women’s Photography Camp taking place October 11-15th at Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma.

 

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Sheryl Ott is the Founder of Dare to Detour which offers transformative women's retreats off the beaten path throughout North America and beyond. Her next retreat happens September 14-17, 2017 at the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Montana. 

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Sep
27
12:00pm12:00pm

Wellness Wednesday: Meditative Hike

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Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday hike in Mill Valley! 

Meet outside the front door of The Hivery and hike up and over to Old Mill Park, where Lisa will guide the group through a heart guided meditation, nested in the Redwoods of the park.  All levels of hikers and meditators welcome.  Please wear comfortable shoes!

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series
Sep
28
9:30am 9:30am

What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series

Explore positive change in your life! Whether you want to go back to work, back to school, start a business, or volunteer in a personally meaningful way, The Hivery’s What's Next program will help you to identify possibilities that match who you are, what you are naturally good at, and what excites you. This five-week course series is especially beneficial for women who crave being part of a supportive group of like-minded women that encourage ideas, next steps and action.

Individually and as a group, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize patterns that hold you back and identify threads that point to your purposeful work
  • Create new habits that support change
  • Get unstuck and motivated to get moving again
  • Deepen your understanding of who you are and what makes you tick

Course coaches, Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S., use their extensive experience in coaching, psychology, and career counseling to guide participants.  All What’s Next participants will receive a What’s Next Toolkit chock-full of practical actions to support healthy change. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM WHAT’S NEXT PARTICIPANTS?

You don’t need to know what you want...it’s perfectly okay if you don’t. Our only expectation is that you show up fully and that you are ready and willing to explore positive change in your life!


//PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

GET UNSTUCK

First, you will need to understand why you are stuck. We will explain the myriad of environmental blocks, cultural themes and brain biases that keep you from moving forward. You will find out how to change your mindset, let go of expectations and clear away roadblocks.

OWN YOUR STRENGTHS + VALUES 

We begin with introductions, intentions and a variety of self-assessment explorations including the Myers Briggs (a Personality Typology Inventory).  Additionally, we will explore Interests through the Holland Code, Character Strengths, Skills, Values and a variety of creative exercises that will help you to brainstorm possibilities that are complementary to your true nature.

DESIGN A PLAN FOR CHANGE

We work together to intentionally create space for What’s Next by identifying what works and what no longer serves you.  You will life-design both your physical environment and relationships, to support your new chapter. This is a key component to organizing your life to get “unstuck” and make actual change.  We will guide you towards identifying the intersection of your core values, interests, strengths and skills.  This is the intersection where “good fit” possibilities reside.   

CREATE AN ACTION PLAN

We create actions and accountability around "trying things on."  Your Hivery What’s Next group will be there to help you investigate, network and find out if new action paths are a match with who you are and what you want to do. Finally, we give you practical tools and a variety of Positive Psychology techniques to create your own custom recipe for change.
 

//SESSION SCHEDULE + PRICING

9:30 am - 12 pm at The Hivery

Meeting dates: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

$426*  for Members and $525* for Non-Members.  

Deluxe package with individual coaching available! $726* for Members and $825* for Non-Members, and includes two coaching sessions with Laura or Linda.  *Includes $30 materials fee.

All are welcome! Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This event typically sells out, so please register online in advance. 


What’s Next Facilitators: Linda Lesem, M.S., and Laura Riordan, Ph.D. 

Linda Lesem, M.S. is a trained therapist, career counselor and life coach, specializing in Positive Psychology, (the Science of Happiness). She works individually with clients in her own practice, and also facilitates groups for clients, who are yearning to create positive change in their lives! Linda created Moms In Transition, a workshop for Moms who are ready to take their next step, and are asking themselves…"What is next for me?"  This is a great way for a small group of women to be together, as they "get back in touch with who they are", and "what they want" and then start the process of creating a plan for themselves, whether that be re-entering the paid working world, going back to school or volunteering in personally meaningful ways.
 

Laura Riordan, Ph.D. is a holistic life coach who helps her clients find balance and meaningful success. With a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and 20 years in the mind and body wellness industry, she brings wisdom, clarity and swiftness to her coaching practice. Laura began her career as the head of client services for retreat style resorts and spas, helping people center and refocus themselves while escaping the daily challenges of modern life. While overseeing spa programs and working as a massage therapist, she discovered that retreats were great at providing short-term relief, but they could not offer the kind of long-standing change that so many people needed.

Laura’s coaching practice evolved from the understanding that people need a guide to help identify their meaningful work, ground aha moments and give accountability and infrastructure to make lasting changes. Laura leverages her Ph.D. to help her clients find bigger versions of themselves and her strategic and practical skills to create a road map to get there.


WHAT’S NEXT PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS:

"I want to thank you both again for the last four wonderful weeks of "What's Next?"  The class exceeded all my expectations and was truly insightful.  I appreciate your thoughtful approach and stimulating content.  It is such a pleasure to have discovered The Hivery and to have spent time with inspiring, courageous women in class this past month...I did not want the class to end!"
-Sheryl Ott
"I don't have words to describe how valuable I found today's session to be, and how excited I am for the 3 remaining sessions we have.  Over the 25 years I've been in the working world, I have worked with a number of career coaches, attended multiple workshops, and purchased countless career books (I just dusted off "Do What You Are" and "The Wisdom of the Enneagram" from my bookshelf).  Today's session produced more "aha" moments for me than any I can remember from years past, and we are just at the beginning."
-Anonymous
"I met a friend for lunch who asked me about the workshop and I was happy to tell her the two top take-aways for me were: (1) understanding all the aspects of my life and how they fit together (2) how to structure my schedule in a way that compartmentalizes all the pieces.  SO MUCH BETTER."
-Monique Johnson
"While I know I have the knowledge, the courage and the intelligence it is all still quite a scary process... I am putting my best foot forward and filing my life with lots of positive support and encouragement.  I am so thankful to have found the combination of the two of you to help me along this path!"
-Karen Polite Sullivan

"Participating in What's Next has provided me with an important opportunity to re-visit self inventory work I completed previously, and then to use that work to take significant, concrete steps towards breathing life into my teen coaching practice. I loved learning from Laura and Linda, as well as from the other participants. Through the five weeks of the workshop, I received a number of helpful suggestions which will help tremendously as I move forward. And finally, participating in What's Next gave me space to formulate important questions and explore solutions."

-Jennifer Labovich

"This class was lead by very professional, excellent life coaches! The group of women were supportive, loving and kind, so much so, that it allowed all of us to open our hearts and feel safe asking for help and supporting each other. I loved all the honesty and beautiful stories we shared and the friendships made...hopefully for a long time!"

-Suzanne Roth-Paul

"I was stuck thinking that earning money for my work was going to be difficult after years of volunteer work. This workshop has been extremely helpful in learning more about myself, my interests and possible directions I can take. Now I am networking and feel optimistic and re-charged. Thank you Laura and Linda!"

-Alessandra Gallo

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Sep
29
8:30am 8:30am

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our Creative Studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member and artist, Lisa Joss. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The New Member Coffee Talk  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 9:00-9:30am to join this program. 
 

ABOUT LISA JOSS

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Lisa Joss is an artist, writer and feminist. Realizing she's been a feminist since the age of eight, she began actively working for women's equality in 2012. Since this time she has developed strategy and communications for a number of social action/justice causes including Miss Representation, The Representation Project, Women's Global Leadership Project, her own Please Don't Tell Me to Smile and #GiveToxics the boot. 

Previously, she spent 17 years building and running marketing departments for Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups. 

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Sep
29
9:30am 9:30am

Discovery Circle: Creating an Empowered Mindset with Johanna Beyer

Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Circle. 

The Discovery Circle is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. 

This month, we welcome Hivery member Johanna Beyer to lead our session. 

In this interactive hour, Johanna will lead you through a thought provoking exercise to explore who we are at our best at work and who we are when we get triggered in our professional lives. We all know what it feels like when we are centered, clear and in our power. That is the place where all creativity and wise problem solving happens. The more centered we are throughout our days the more able we are to download our highest gifts, creative thinking and abilities to impact people in positive ways. 

Together we will learn from one another’s experiences, receive new strategies to increase our emotional intelligence and really talk about what it means to embrace our shadow selves so that we can come back to center as quickly as possible.

All are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the program (please ask the Community Concierge at reception for access). 

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journaling, etc! Community members get a 2-hour pass after the Discovery Circle. The time is yours!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Discovery Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 9:30-10:45am to join this program. 
 

ABOUT JOHANNA BEYER

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Johanna Beyer received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and her Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from California Institute of Integral Studies. While working as a management consultant for The Grove Consultants International, she learned the fine art of strategic facilitation and led hi- level executive teams in creative strategic planning for long-term success. In 2000, Johanna joined The Idea Factory where she focused her attention towards helping organizations become more innovative. She worked closely with Nokia, IBM and the The Ministry of Education in Singapore. In 2002, Johanna added one-on-one leadership coaching to her work and founded On Your Path Consulting. Johanna has been privileged to work with people and teams across the country to help them move past their obstacles and fears so that they can uncover their creativity and gifts. By using different facilitation tools and processes, Johanna is able to guide people to the clarity they need in order to live more purposeful and abundant lives. When she is not coaching others, she is spending time with her husband, two sons and big fluffy cat!
 

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Oct
1
11:00am11:00am

Hivery Teen Event: Finding Balance & Navigating Stress

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School has just started and you’re already overwhelmed trying to figure out how to balance your academic demands, extracurricular activities, family and work commitments. Join us for a half-day retreat at The Hivery to get centered, hang out with friends old and new in a relaxed environment, and build your plan for the year ahead. 

As a group, you will practice and learn new techniques for reducing stress, prioritizing, and finding balance so that you still have fun during the high school year. Bring your friends! All teen girls grades 9-12 are welcome to participate.

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Topics we’re covering:

  • Social pressures and social media
  • Values that matter to you
  • Body image and comparison
  • Stress relief techniques 

Enjoy snacks throughout the day and a delicious lunch.  All girls will also receive a goody bag full of surprises! 
 

QUESTIONS?

Our lead facilitator, Stephanie Armstrong, is available to answer questions you may have via email at stephanie@heartofleadership.org.  Or, if you would like the chance to talk with her about whether this event is a fit for your daughter, you can email her to schedule a 15-minute exploratory call.  

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance by September 28th.  $85 for members. $105 for non-members. 

Inclusivity is very important to us. No teens will be turned away for financial reasons. Scholarships are available to teens who submit this application by September 28th. All participants will receive a registration form and waiver after registering online.

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

 
 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS, STEPHANIE ARMSTRONG AND SONIA BERCEL COLLINS:

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Stephanie Armstrong founded Heart of Leadership in 2013, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help teens navigate the pressures of achievement so that they can create a vibrant and sustainable future.  Between 2009 and 2015, she spoke in school assemblies and conferences throughout the US and Canada on body image and self esteem.  Today, Stephanie coaches teens, moms and mentors and supports her clients in being confident, emboldened leaders in their schools, homes, careers, and communities.  Stephanie holds a Masters in Executive Leadership and training as a Co-Active Coach.

 

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Sonia Bercel Collins, a Leadership Development Coach, is a Hivery member and featured Hivery Teen Mentor.  Sonia helps young and adult women create the careers they want. Prior to her current work, Sonia held senior roles in marketing and sales across agencies, startups, and public companies in both the US and Europe.  Most recently, Sonia served as Senior Marketing Director at Pinterest.

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Oct
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Wellness Wednesday: Meditative Hike

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Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday hike in Mill Valley! 

Meet outside the front door of The Hivery and hike up and over to Old Mill Park, where Lisa will guide the group through a heart guided meditation, nested in the Redwoods of the park.  All levels of hikers and meditators welcome.  Please wear comfortable shoes!

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Oct
6
12:30pm12:30pm

Member Spotlight: DIY iPhone Client Testimonials with Sharon Stahl

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In this special Member Spotlight, Sharon Stahl will share a handful of tools for using your phone to film your happy clients raving about you!

Your clients are your best spokespeople - walk away from this workshop with the know-how to film your clients singing your praises. 

In this interactive, hands-on session, Sharon will show you how to:

  • Use your iPhone to capture professional and cost effective client testimonials
  • Take advantage of low-cost tools 
  • Set up your cell phone for optimal DIY testimonials
  • Direct your subjects to "get to the point"
  • Post videos onto social media! 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

This event is the third in a Member Spotlight series on Visual Storytelling With Your Mobile Phone that will complement and build upon each other. A true collaboration among Hivery members!


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

About Sharon Stahl

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Hi, I’m Sharon Stahl. Redhead, freckle faced, New York Creative Director, dog lover, design enthusiast, lover of food and all things chocolate, morning person, punctual to a fault, organ donor and occasional tango dancer. My expertise is creating beautiful, personal videos that require very little on-camera acting for the client. I call it, Fearless Video. 

The goal of my video is to emotionally connect with the viewer. To do this, the person that I am working with needs to be confident and authentic. I help my clients by creating a core creative concept, script, video production and editorial that truly represents who they are and how they want to project themselves as professionals.

Creating these videos for me is very personal. This kind of work takes a connection with everyone involved in the production. And I am very proud that some many of my clients have become friends.
 

 

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Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hivery Circle: Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech Featuring Samantha Walravens

This month’s Hivery Circle will feature award-winning author, Samantha Walravens.

Samantha takes The Hivery stage to share her incredible story and latest book, Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech.  This acclaimed book introduces readers to the new generation of women disrupting “business as usual” in the male-dominated startup world. Not content to let the digital revolution pass them by, these women are going of it: building tech start-ups, investing in each other’s ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, creating networks of support and rallying their younger sisters.

Samantha and co-author, Heather Cabot, veteran journalists — and moms of young “geek girls,” spent the last four years interviewing dozens of women in technology to figure out why it’s so hard to recruit women into the tech industry– and why so many drop out mid-career. What they uncovered is a powerful new wave of female technologists and entrepreneurs who haven’t been waiting on Silicon Valley to embrace them to follow their dreams. They are launching their own companies, writing code, investing in startups, and inspiring and educating the next generation of women in tech. These “geek girls rising” are making their mark on the tech world and forging new paths to success on their own terms.

Join us for this special evening all about celebrating the power of inspiration and connection among the community of ambitious entrepreneurial women who are shaking up the “boys club” inside Silicon Valley and beyond! Signed copies of this incredible book will be available for purchase at the end of the program. 

Guests will enjoy a tasting of local wines from True Myth Wines and lite bites. This Tuesday evening happy hour is the perfect way to celebrate #womendoingcoolstuff.

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery community or feel free to bring a friend.

ALL ARE WELCOME at this beautiful celebration of women!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Hivery Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm to join this program.

 

Gratitude to our sponsors

 
 

Praise for Geek Girl Rising

I don’t know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much-needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way.
— KELLY RIPA, Talk show host, Television producer
Geek Girl Rising is the roadmap for the next generation of women not just to get involved in the tech world, but to lead their own tech startups. The challenges are real, but Geek Girl Rising shows women how to rise to those challenges and overcome them. It’s the rallying cry we need for a diverse, connected, and sustainable world.
— ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, CEO, Thrive Global

ABOUT SAMANTHA WALRAVENS

Samantha Walravens is a work-life expert and author of the New York Times-acclaimed book, TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career& the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.

A Forbes and Huffington Post contributor, Samantha has spoken at organizations including Google, Goldman Sachs, UBS, Northern Trust, Deloitte, the Society of Women Engineers and Princeton University and has been a guest on The TODAY Show and Good Morning America.

Her work has also appeared on Disney Interactive, Salon.com, Women 2.0, Modern Mom and Healthy Women. She is currently working on a new book, Geek Girl Rising: Unleashing the Power of Women in Tech (link to www.geekgirlrising.com) (St. Martin’s Press 2017), which looks at the new generation of women who are changing the face of the tech industry. Samantha lives in Marin County, California with her husband and four kids.

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Oct
11
to Nov 1

Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop

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The seemingly simple act of telling a story, and the process of learning how to tell a story to a group of people, creates, in the words of the celebrated Moth storytelling series "empathy, confidence, life perspective, and the rare feeling of being listened to without being interrupted."

Join Tarja and Janine of Moxie Road Productions for a storytelling workshop aimed at bringing people together and creating real connections. Based loosely on the theme "My Bootstraps Broke: Stories of Survival," we encourage you to submit the story that you want to tell! Join us for four weeks of refining your story for the stage, learning different storytelling strategies, and getting comfortable speaking in front of an audience. The workshop will culminate in an evening in which participants will share their stories in a public show. Special guest, Ann Randolph, an award-winning Broadway playwright and performer, sought-after keynote speaker, will share her story on stage! 

Want to learn how to tell a story but not quite ready to get onstage? Check out our Workshop Only option! Learn all of the techniques of moving your story from the page to the stage, without taking the plunge. Price includes a ticket to the grand performance that will be hosted at The Hivery on Friday, November 3 from 7:00-9:00 pm.  
 

SESSION SCHEDULE + PRICING

10:00 am - 12:00 pm at The Hivery

Meeting dates: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1

$460*  for Members and $575* for Non-Members.  

Workshop-Only and Performer tickets are available. Performers will bring their Moxie to the mic and share their story during a special evening performance hosted at The Hivery on Friday, November 3  from 7:00-9:00 pm. Workshop-Only participants receive a ticket to the grand performance.

Seats are limited so please register online in advance. All are welcome! Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

 

//Upcoming Information Session 

Interested in learning more about this workshop? Meet Tarja and Janine during a free information session and get all of your questions answered in a jam packed hour!  Register for the Wednesday, September 20 information session here

 
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ABOUT MOXIE ROAD PRODUCTIONS

From live storytelling to thought-provoking panels to publishing books, Moxie Road Productions has a program that will help bring your writing project to life. Founded by Tarja and Janine, Moxie Road Productions is a consulting firm that elevates and empowers women's voices. We help you turn your ideas into an actual product--an essay, a book proposal, a memoir, a storytelling performance. Our programming includes writing retreats and thought-provoking panels, workshops and a story-telling performance series. The consulting arm of our business guides women through the process of querying agents, writing proposals, self-publishing, social media, and the marketing of their work. We help you play to your strengths and tackle your obstacles, set goals and keep deadlines.

ABOUT PRESENTERS, JANINE KOVAC AND TARJA PARSSINEN

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Janine Kovac is a metaphorical juggler. A former professional ballerina who danced in Iceland, Italy, San Francisco, and her hometown of El Paso, Texas, she has worked as a database architect, a software engineer, a web maven for San Francisco’s literary festival Litquake, and as a ballet teacher. In addition to Listen To Your Mother, Janine has performed at Literary Death Match, Lit Crawl, Beast Crawl, KQED’s Perspectives, and Litquake’s Barely Published. An avid attendee of writing workshops, she is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Lit Camp, the Mineral School, and Hedgebrook and is the 2016 recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship. Janine's new memoir SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, is forthcoming the Fall from Moxie Road Productions.

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Tarja Parssinen is a writer, performer, producer, and co-founder of Moxie Road Productions. Her written work has appeared in places like The Washington Post, Salon, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and her own blog, The Flying Chalupa. Tarja also does frequent performances and readings at places like the Cornell University Alumni Comedy Night in New York City, on KQED public radio, at San Francisco’s Lit Crawl, and as a cast member in the Listen To Your Mother San Francisco 2013 and 2016 productions. Tarja's writing has been anthologized in the self-published smash success anthology You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth, the #1 rated book in Humor on Amazon in the summer of 2013, as well as in the e-book from Simon & Schuster, Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays. In addition, she is a former National Account Sales Manager for Random House, selling books to Barnes & Noble.

TARJA AND JANINE ON THE STAGE

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Tarja and Janine, as writers, are also storytellers, and they are passionate about bringing people’s stories to life. As co-directors and producers of Listen To Your Mother San Francisco for two and three years, respectively (2015, 2016, 2017), they helped bring dozens of true stories about motherhood before an audience, and are well-versed in helping people take their material from the page to the stage. Tarja’s background in sketch comedy at Cornell University and as a theater teacher to young children, and Janine’s background as a professional ballerina (a form of acting unto itself), allow them to help people connect more deeply with their audience, to inhabit characters, and to use their voice and their body to maximum effect. They could not be more excited to help bring a storytelling workshop to Mill Valley!

ABOUT SPECIAL GUEST, ANN RANDOLPH

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Ann Randolph is  renowned as an award-winning Broadway playwright and performer, sought-after keynote speaker, and beloved teacher. Ann’s trademark is in blending comedic storytelling with transformation, sharing her own truth and then igniting audiences to speak their own. 

Ann and her work have been featured on NPR, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Minneapolis Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Not just a performer, but also a public speaker, Ann has presented at numerous colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences.  

Ann has regularly shared the stage to teach and present with fellow master teachers, business leaders, and artists including Ken Wilbur, Alanis Morrisette, Michael Franti, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Gray, John Mackey, Will Ferrell, Maria Bamford, Mo Collins, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Reverend Michael Beckwith and hundreds more.  
 

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Oct
12
12:30pm12:30pm

Writer's Circle Featuring Janine Kovac 

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A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, we're thrilled to welcome Hivery member and author, Janine Kovac, who will speak about her new book, Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home

When Janine Kovac gives birth to micro preemie twins nearly four months before they are due, she channels the strength that carried her through a successful ballet career. But old habits bring up bitter memories—the quest for perfection and a career-ending injury. In the world of the NICU ballet breeds hope. Can it also bring resolution?

Praise for Spinning

Janine Kovac’s memoir, written with a fresh and engaging voice, will grab you by the heart and won’t let go until the very end. What a ride! Brava!
— Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author of four novels, A Wedding in Provence, The Paradise Guest House, French Lessons, and On a Night Like This
Janine Kovac has written a beautiful, honest book about what it means to live in a body, the triumphs and dangers of dancing, the deep joy and sadness of becoming a mother to twins born far too soon. I devoured this book in a single morning, wanting to know what life would unveil for this family. You will too and the story will stay with you for a long, long time after you close the book and breathe again.
— Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of A Thousand Mirrors (winner of the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia) and What Lies Between Us

Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance (She Writes Press, 2017), will lead this engaging session. She's a woman's health advocate, inspirational speaker, and educator. 

Keep your writing projects in focus as you move through the fall by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT Janine Kovac 

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Janine Kovac is the author of Spinning: Choreography for Coming Home, a memoir about the death of a career but the birth of miracle twins. A former ballet dancer and software engineer, she is a founding member of the writing group Write on Mamas and a contributing editor of the anthology Mamas Write: 29 Tales of Truth, Wit, and Grit. In 2016 she was awarded the Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship from Hedgebrook. The following year she co-founded Moxie Road Productions, a consulting firm that helps women bring their ideas into the world.

 


TESTIMONIAL

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

PAST GUESTS

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016.

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Oct
15
10:00am10:00am

2nd Annual Entrepreneur Lab: An All-Day Retreat

Expand Your Network of Talented Women Entrepreneurs
Get Inspired by Other Female ShEO’s
Transform and Grow Your Business

Our Entrepreneur Lab gathers inspiring, ambitious women-heroes together at The Hivery for a daylong immersion in business learning, connecting, inspiration, fun, mentorship, and transformative growth.
 
Are you a woman entrepreneur, someone who wants to create a viable, vibrant business that makes your mark on this world? Are you dedicated to personal growth and entrepreneurial learning? Want to connect with #womendoingcoolstuff for an exciting and challenging full day together, where we’ll make personal and business transformation progress and laugh, connect, and enjoy each other in the process?

WHAT IT IS

This will be an escape from the day-to-day of working in the details of your business, far away from your personal and professional responsibilities (no kids crying here!) in the stunning surroundings of The Hivery. This is the ultimate opportunity to focus on your business, problem solve with incredibly smart women, get re-inspired for your business, and recharge. This will be a time for inspiration, and focused concentration on developing our businesses, and on our connectedness as a community of amazing women. 

WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE

The Hivery Entrepreneur Lab opens the door to a full day of expert advice, best practices, business brainstorming, problem solving, intention setting, and shared group activities that will ensure you forge deep new connections, resources, and actionable next steps.
 
The event will include:

  • An intensive one-day program with like-minded women entrepreneur peers
  • Featured guest speakers who will inspire and help you take your business to the next level
  • Direct access to mentors and coaches for guidance and hands-on coaching
  • Peer mastermind sessions and networking
  • Great food, stretch/yoga breaks, and happy hour celebration
  • A swag bag full of fabulous products and discounts

THIS IS FOR YOU IF

  • You want to learn how to run your business more effectively, so you can create more.
  • You want to discover your core purpose and use it with confidence in your business.
  • You want a learning experience that will give you tools and wisdom that you can implement in your business as soon as you get home and will make an immediate difference.
  • You want to run a financially sound business and surround yourself with other women doing the same.

TAKEAWAYS

  • You will walk away with a community of friends and mentors who wholeheartedly believe in you and are cheering you on.
  • You will have clarity on how to move your business forward in a way that is full of success and balance.
  • You will feel energized, refreshed and motivated to dream big and apply everything that you learned in your life and in your business.
  • You will have actionable tips, tools and resources to use in all aspects of your business including marketing, sales, social media, finances, etc.
  • You will have the investment of the time you took to work intentionally on your business instead of always working in your business.

Why Attend

BE INSPIRED.

Prepare to be inspired by an unprecedented collective of women entrepreneurs, startup investors, media, enterprise partners, and mentors to support female founders through participatory presentations, workshops, round tables and more. Entrepreneurs and business leaders such as Grace Kraaijvanger, founder and CEO of The Hivery, and a few of our community’s successful entrepreneurs share their stories—and lessons learned along the way—about defying the challenges, odds, new chapters, and reinventing business.

BE EMPOWERED.

Surround yourself with smart, savvy, female business owners with diverse backgrounds, passions, and pursuits for a day of honest conversation, provocative thinking, innovative ideas, and actionable solutions. Our collective group of #womendoingcoolstuff will have you energized and empowered to build a thriving business and life.

GET TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND ADVICE YOU CAN USE.

Have your most pressing business challenges, concerns, and questions addressed in a peer forum. Receive practical advice, realistic and actionable solutions, as well as innovative ideas on how to plan, fund, market, launch and grow your business from a diverse group of women entrepreneurs, across all stages of business.

TICKETS

Ticket includes the full-day event with speakers, peer mastermind sessions, goody bag (of course!), breakfast bites, lunch, and happy hour. 

Non-Members: $295

Members: $236 (20% off)

Seats are limited so please kindly register online before this program.


Featured Speakers

Sonja Perkins

Sonja Hoel Perkins, Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, has been investing in technology for over 25 years. Considered one of the best performing and most senior professionals in venture capital, she has invested in several startups that have achieved multi billion dollar valuations including: Acme Packet, F5 Networks and McAfee Associates. In 2015, Worth Magazine, Worth Magazine ranked Sonja among the 100 Most Powerful People in Finance in the World. Sonja began her career at TA Associates, joined Symantec, and then spent 22 years at Menlo Ventures. Sonja is the founder of Broadway Angels, an investment group made up of world-class investors and business executives who all happen to be women. In addition, Sonja is the founder of Project Glimmer, a nonprofit that inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares.

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Eileen Gittins, Founder and CEO of Blurb (self publishing platform), grew the company from credit card debt in 2006 to a global business extending to 72 countries, driving $70+M annually. Blurb’s platform provides tools that enable professionals and consumers to produce and distribute visual books and magazines in print and electronic forms.
 
In 2016, keen to move forward with her latest start-up concept, Bossygrl, Eileen transitioned to the role of Blurb’s Executive Chairman – and is now also CEO and Co Founder of Bossygrl. Bossygrl empowers Gen Z girls and women to become entrepreneurs by enabling them to start and grow real businesses .... on their phones. They can name their companies, create logos, and design and manufacture products -- all hosted in their own online stores. Supported by in app contextual coaching as well as via executive mentors and other members of the Bossygrl community, the Bossygrl mission is to create a tsunami of prepared and qualified female entrepreneurs who will help close the current gender gap. The platform is planned to launch via the App Store in the early Fall of 2017. 
 
Previously Eileen was CEO of two VC backed start-ups (Personify and Verb) in addition to her earlier career as VP/GM at Wall Data, plus marketing roles with Eastman Kodak all over the world. 
 
A frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, the future of books and the art of storytelling, Eileen has also been much celebrated in the media (Inc. named Blurb the 47th fastest growing company in the US in 2010) and lauded as an entrepreneur (regional semi-finalist in the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award and Best CEO in the Tech Innovations Awards.)  Eileen has also been featured in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Fast Company, the London Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian, and is a frequent guest on various BBC television and radio programs.
 

Jess Semaan

Jessica Semaan, Founder of The Passion Co., the #1 organization to help you find and kickstart your passion, has helped over 5,000 people connect with their passions. Jessica was born and raised in Lebanon, is a published poet and writer who writes about finding the light in the darkness. She’s been published in Time, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and is a top writer on Medium. Jessica was an early employee at Airbnb where she lead its operations scaling, and before that she graduated from Stanford Business School.


Testimonials from our 1st Entrepreneur Lab

Blown away with how smart, helpful, and supportive everyone was. I feel encouraged and inspired. The speakers were exactly what I needed to hear.

It was great! I think if you could even just offer mini entrepreneur labs that specialize more like mastermind sessions it would be very well received

I loved today! I feel inspired in a grounded boots-on-the-ground way. Like ready to take focused action. Thank you so much for a fabulously designed program

Brought me to tears- extremely thought-provoking!

Amazing, perfect, so needed, enlightening.

Loved it, loved all of it.

Beautiful. Engaging. Emotional. I loved all of the conversations.

Just a fantastic combo of thought provoking / ideology and powerful actionable information. Couldn't  be better.

THESE are the kinds of conferences I want to be going to! Less "networking" events or gross corporate events- MORE of these!

Gorgeous space. So glad this community exists. Love the morning speakers. Thank you for the courage to start this space!

I'm going home with a heart that is a full cup of joy and replenishment visible in all who attended.

 

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Oct
18
12:30pm12:30pm

Well Nourished: Mindful Practices for Heart, Body and Mind Featuring Andrea Lieberstein

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Bring your life back to balance, ease, well being and joy with evidence-based mindful eating practices and free your energy, stop the struggle, celebrate your body and embrace your well nourished life! 

Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, author and mindfulness expert, joins us to lead an interactive wellness workshop and share insights from her new acclaimed book, "Well Nourished: Mindful Practices for Healing Your Relationship with Food, Feeding Your Whole Self and Ending Overeating." Her approach is based on science, ancient wisdom and more than 25 years of professional and personal experience.

This workshop will help you come into better balance with food and live a well nourished life. Walk away with practical tools and new daily practices: 

  • The Well Nourished approach to Mindful Eating and Living and Nourishing the Whole Self
  • The 5 steps to Mindful Eating and Living
  • How to start a basic mindful eating practice
  • The distinction between Inner and Outer Nourishment Practices and the importance of both for living a well nourished life.

Praise for Well Nourished

Personal signed copies of Andrea's new book will be available to purchase.  

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. $20 for members. $30 for non-members. Snacks will be provided.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.
 

About Andrea Lieberstein

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Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a bestselling author of the new book, Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship to Food, Feed Your Whole Self and End Overeating; a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindfulness meditation teacher, and mindful-eating expert. She leads 'well nourished' and mindful-eating trainings and retreats internationally, coaching and training professionals and the general public. In her private practice, Andrea works with individuals who have a range of disordered-eating concerns including emotional and stress-related eating, nutrition, body-image, and other stress-related issues and health concerns. She helps her clients find balance,joy and freedom from struggling with food issues. She spearheaded mind body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California centers for years.  Andrea is also a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook (2017), and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (5th edition). Visit her website for more information.

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Oct
19
12:30pm12:30pm

Entrepreneur's Circle

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Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!

This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. Stay tuned for program details! 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. This is a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Entrepreneur's Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of each month to join this program. 

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Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival: International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers

The Hivery is so happy to Co-Present “International Shorts II: Female Filmmakers” at the The San Francisco DANCE Film Festival!

This is the festival’s first full program dedicated to the work of female filmmakers and features diverse short pieces ranging from humorous to political, from softly contemplative to highly athletic, enlivened by vibrant musical scores. Learn more about the amazing films and filmmakers here.


//NOTE ABOUT PROGRAM LOCATION AND TICKETS

Please note that this program will not be held at The Hivery. The event location is the lovely Brava Theater Center located at 2781 24th Street in San Francisco. 

Meet Grace and fellow members of The Hivery at 5pm for a pre-film drink at The Almanac Tap Room located at 2704 24th St in San Francisco’s Mission District. To RSVP for this special gathering, please email events@thehivery.com. 

Hivery members and friends enjoy 15% off tickets with promo code: F17HiveryShorts15off. Please note that ticket sales are through SFDFF not The Hivery. Single Tickets: $15 (Students: $13, ID required). Please get your tickets below!


ABOUT SFDFF

The San Francisco Dance Film Festival is an international platform for the presentation and development of dance-based films. Its purpose is not only to celebrate the best dance films from around the world but to also encourage and assist Bay Area choreographers and filmmakers in the creation of new dance works created for the screen.

Dancers and filmmakers have worked together since the invention of the motion picture, but the dance film genre has exploded in recent years as digital technologies have become more accessible to independent artists. Today’s dance films encompass a wide range of interpretations and include contributions from visual artists, animators, composers and live performers. SFDFF’s programming covers this broad spectrum by highlighting sub-genres such as “screendance”, short experimental dance pieces created specifically for the camera, as well as filmic interpretations of dance performances originally created for the stage.  Feature documentaries focus on the process of creating dance—from historical profiles to behind-the-scenes views of today’s most innovative choreographers.

With the generous support of community partners both in the Bay Area and abroad, SFDFF has grown quickly as an organization. Within a few short years it has gained international recognition, drawing participants from all over the world for a vibrant annual celebration of dance on camera. Its year-round activities now include filmmaking workshops, lectures at universities and dance schools, and free film presentations at the public library.

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Oct
25
12:30pm12:30pm

Wellness Wednesday: Meditation + Gentle Stretching

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Time to rejuvenate! Join Lisa Rueff and members of The Hivery community for a midday meditation.

Lisa will guide you through gentle yoga stretches and mediation for your heart and soul. You will feel grounded, centered and inspired at the end of your time together.

This gentle session is designed to fit into your productive workday - we welcome you to dress comfortably and experience yoga in your work clothes!  All levels of meditators are welcome to join. 

As space is limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


About Lisa Rueff

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Lisa Rueff is a vibrant Bay Area yoga and meditation teacher known for her ability to bring community together for joyful and inspiring yoga classes, hikes, humanitarian retreats, and workshops worldwide. Lisa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra magazine, Yoga International, Origin magazine, and more. She served as a Lululemon Ambassador and Zobha Circle of Grace member. She has taught at Yoga Works, Yoga Tree, Bay Club, Red Dragon and New Om World. Lisa teaches Yoga Hikes on the weekends which have been featured in SF Magazine, Sunset and Marin Magazine. 

For over 15 years, Lisa has been leading meaningful Yoga Retreats worldwide through her humanitarian retreat company, Yoga Ventures. A successful philanthropist focused on sustainable solutions for women and children, Lisa founded and built the Jacmel Children’s Center, a home and school for earthquake-orphaned children in Haiti. There are now 27 children living at the center and are thriving. 

Lisa  is also the creator of SPARKED, the board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity that celebrates and uplifts the players and always delivers rich, meaningful experiences to bring people together to celebrate, inspire, and uplift each other. 

Lisa loves the opportunity to bring people together in heartfelt ways and inspire others to follow their unique passions, dreams, and bliss. That we each have our own unique ability to make a difference in the world, and  anything is possible. She is looking forward to leading Wellness Wednesdays, and offering Hivery members opportunities to feel nourished, uplifted and rejuvenated from the inside out. 

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Oct
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Hivery Book Club: My Absolute Darling

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Come gather with a group of women to discuss some of the most thought intriguing, conversation-inducing reads. Curated and led by Julie Carlucci, this casual book conversation is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and share. 

"Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power." - New York Times

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul.

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. 

Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero--and in the process, becomes ours as well. 

Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.


With its unconventional heroine and unflinching portrayal of an abused girl’s fight to save herself, My Absolute Darling seems poised to become the breakout debut of the year.
— The New York Times
My Absolute Darling is Gabriel Tallent’s first novel, and no less than Stephen King has called it a “masterpiece” to rank with To Kill A Mockingbird and Catch-22.
— NPR
Our generation’s next beloved literary heroine....this is one of the most important books you’ll pick up this decade.
— Harper's Bazaar 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT JULIE CARLUCCI

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Julie Carlucci brings over 15 years of general management experience to The Hivery as VP of Strategy and Operations. She has held executive marketing positions for Fortune 100 consumer package goods companies after graduating from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Julie specializes in new product development in both domestic and international markets and has worked in venture-funded as well as non-profit startups.

Julie also manages the Signed First Editions club at Book Passage and leads three different book discussions in Southern Marin.  She is passionate about all types of stories and celebrates the way they illuminate the human condition and bring people together.

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Oct
27
9:30am 9:30am

Discovery Circle

Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Circle. 

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The Discovery Circle is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. Stay tuned for program details! 

All are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the program (please ask the Community Concierge at reception for access). 

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journaling, etc! Community members get a 2-hour pass after the Discovery Circle. The time is yours!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Discovery Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the last Friday of each month from 9:30-10:45am to join this program. 
 

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Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Community Storytelling Performance

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It is through the art of storytelling that we share the human experience and find commonality. Join us for an intimate, powerful storytelling event as eight members of The Hivery community and beyond bring their moxie to the mic, sharing personal stories of survival, from the humorous to the darkly literal. Based on the format of the acclaimed series “The Moth,” which celebrates “the diversity and commonality of the human experience,” this evening of storytelling will be a showcase of #womendoingcoolstuff.

This evening is presented in partnership with Hivery members, Tarja Parssinen and Janine Kovac of Moxie Road Productions.  

Our special guest for the evening will be award-winning playwright and performer, Ann Randolph. Ann's current solo show LOVELAND, garnered critical acclaim and ran for two years in San Francisco, and her previous show, Squeeze Box, produced by Mel Brooks and the late Anne Bancroft, enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway run and U.S. tour. As Ann says, "I believe the sharing of our stories creates a more beautiful and compassionate world."  

Guests will enjoy local wines and lite bites. This Friday evening event is not to be missed!
 


Interested in bringing YOUR moxie to the mic and being one of the eight storytellers in this performance? Enroll in Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop, starting October 11, as a Performer to sign up.  Learn more about the workship and meet Tarja and Janine during a free information session on Wednesday, September 20 from 10-:00-11:00 am. 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. $30 for members. $36 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

 
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ABOUT MOXIE ROAD PRODUCTIONS

From live storytelling to thought-provoking panels to publishing books, Moxie Road Productions has a program that will help bring your writing project to life. Founded by Tarja and Janine, Moxie Road Productions is a consulting firm that elevates and empowers women's voices. We help you turn your ideas into an actual product--an essay, a book proposal, a memoir, a storytelling performance. Our programming includes writing retreats and thought-provoking panels, workshops and a story-telling performance series. The consulting arm of our business guides women through the process of querying agents, writing proposals, self-publishing, social media, and the marketing of their work. We help you play to your strengths and tackle your obstacles, set goals and keep deadlines.

ABOUT PRESENTERS, JANINE KOVAC AND TARJA PARSSINEN

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Janine Kovac is a metaphorical juggler. A former professional ballerina who danced in Iceland, Italy, San Francisco, and her hometown of El Paso, Texas, she has worked as a database architect, a software engineer, a web maven for San Francisco’s literary festival Litquake, and as a ballet teacher. In addition to Listen To Your Mother, Janine has performed at Literary Death Match, Lit Crawl, Beast Crawl, KQED’s Perspectives, and Litquake’s Barely Published. An avid attendee of writing workshops, she is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Lit Camp, the Mineral School, and Hedgebrook and is the 2016 recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship. Janine's new memoir SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, is forthcoming the Fall from Moxie Road Productions.

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Tarja Parssinen is a writer, performer, producer, and co-founder of Moxie Road Productions. Her written work has appeared in places like The Washington Post, Salon, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and her own blog, The Flying Chalupa. Tarja also does frequent performances and readings at places like the Cornell University Alumni Comedy Night in New York City, on KQED public radio, at San Francisco’s Lit Crawl, and as a cast member in the Listen To Your Mother San Francisco 2013 and 2016 productions. Tarja's writing has been anthologized in the self-published smash success anthology You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth, the #1 rated book in Humor on Amazon in the summer of 2013, as well as in the e-book from Simon & Schuster, Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays. In addition, she is a former National Account Sales Manager for Random House, selling books to Barnes & Noble.

TARJA AND JANINE ON THE STAGE

Tarja and Janine, as writers, are also storytellers, and they are passionate about bringing people’s stories to life. As co-directors and producers of Listen To Your Mother San Francisco for two and three years, respectively (2015, 2016, 2017), they helped bring dozens of true stories about motherhood before an audience, and are well-versed in helping people take their material from the page to the stage. Tarja’s background in sketch comedy at Cornell University and as a theater teacher to young children, and Janine’s background as a professional ballerina (a form of acting unto itself), allow them to help people connect more deeply with their audience, to inhabit characters, and to use their voice and their body to maximum effect. They could not be more excited to help bring a storytelling workshop to Mill Valley!

ABOUT SPECIAL GUEST, ANN RANDOLPH

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Ann Randolph is  renowned as an award-winning Broadway playwright and performer, sought-after keynote speaker, and beloved teacher. Ann’s trademark is in blending comedic storytelling with transformation, sharing her own truth and then igniting audiences to speak their own. 

Ann and her work have been featured on NPR, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Minneapolis Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Not just a performer, but also a public speaker, Ann has presented at numerous colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences.  

Ann has regularly shared the stage to teach and present with fellow master teachers, business leaders, and artists including Ken Wilbur, Alanis Morrisette, Michael Franti, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Gray, John Mackey, Will Ferrell, Maria Bamford, Mo Collins, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Reverend Michael Beckwith and hundreds more.  
 

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Sep
21
12:30pm12:30pm

Entrepreneur's Circle: Two Surefire Ways to Increase Profitability and Raise Capital Featuring Lili Balfour

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Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!

This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. 

This month, join us for a special conversation about loving your financials. Lili Balfour, Founder of Atelier Advisors, will teach attendees two surefire ways to increase profitability and raise capital.

Reaching profitability and raising capital are critical components to building a successful company. Most entrepreneurs dread bookkeeping, financial forecasting, and raising capital. Unfortunately, these activities are crucial to the longevity of a company. Lili joins us at The Hivery to show ushow to remove money blocks and fall in love with your company's finances. Walk away from this session with tips and tool to run your company's financials on autopilot, increase your profitability, and raise capital without giving away equity or taking on debt.

It's a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion at The Hivery from 12:30-1:45 pm. As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


The Entrepreneur's Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the third Thursday of each month to join this program. 

ABOUT LILI BALFOUR

Lili Balfour is the founder of Atelier Advisors and Finance for Entrepreneurs. She's advised over 100 companies, who have gone on to raise over $200 million, in addition to teaching over 10,000 entrepreneurs around the world. She is passionate about teaching entrepreneurial finance - from using technology to automate your workload to smashing money blocks that hold entrepreneurs back.

She has served as a contributor for The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox Business, and The Huffington Post and a lecturer for UC Berkeley.

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Sep
20
10:00am10:00am

Information Session: Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop

Meet Tarja Parssinen and Janine Kovac of Moxie Road Productions for a free information session to learn more about the upcoming Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop, starting on October 11. Get all of your questions answered in this jam packed hour!


MORE ABOUT Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop

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Join Hivery members, Tarja and Janine for a storytelling workshop aimed at bringing people together and creating real connections. The seemingly simple act of telling a story, and the process of learning how to tell a story to a group of people, creates, in the words of the celebrated Moth storytelling series "empathy, confidence, life perspective, and the rare feeling of being listened to without being interrupted."

Based loosely on the theme "My Bootstraps Broke: Stories of Survival," we encourage you to submit the story that you want to tell! Join us for four weeks of refining your story for the stage, learning different storytelling strategies, and getting comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

The workshop will culminate in an evening event on Friday, November 3 (learn more here) in which participants share their stories in a public show (Workshop Only option also available). Special guest, Ann Randolph, an award-winning Broadway playwright and performer, sought-after keynote speaker, will share her story on stage!

Learn more about the Bring Your Moxie To the Mic: A Page-To-Stage Storytelling Workshop program here.

Please kindly register online before this program. All are welcome! Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT MOXIE ROAD PRODUCTIONS

From live storytelling to thought-provoking panels to publishing books, Moxie Road Productions has a program that will help bring your writing project to life. Founded by Tarja and Janine, Moxie Road Productions is a consulting firm that elevates and empowers women's voices. We help you turn your ideas into an actual product--an essay, a book proposal, a memoir, a storytelling performance. Our programming includes writing retreats and thought-provoking panels, workshops and a story-telling performance series. The consulting arm of our business guides women through the process of querying agents, writing proposals, self-publishing, social media, and the marketing of their work. We help you play to your strengths and tackle your obstacles, set goals and keep deadlines.

ABOUT PRESENTERS, JANINE KOVAC AND TARJA PARSSINEN

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Janine Kovac is a metaphorical juggler. A former professional ballerina who danced in Iceland, Italy, San Francisco, and her hometown of El Paso, Texas, she has worked as a database architect, a software engineer, a web maven for San Francisco’s literary festival Litquake, and as a ballet teacher. In addition to Listen To Your Mother, Janine has performed at Literary Death Match, Lit Crawl, Beast Crawl, KQED’s Perspectives, and Litquake’s Barely Published. An avid attendee of writing workshops, she is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Lit Camp, the Mineral School, and Hedgebrook and is the 2016 recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship. Janine's new memoir SPINNING: Choreography for Coming Home, is forthcoming the Fall from Moxie Road Productions.

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Tarja Parssinen is a writer, performer, producer, and co-founder of Moxie Road Productions. Her written work has appeared in places like The Washington Post, Salon, The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and her own blog, The Flying Chalupa. Tarja also does frequent performances and readings at places like the Cornell University Alumni Comedy Night in New York City, on KQED public radio, at San Francisco’s Lit Crawl, and as a cast member in the Listen To Your Mother San Francisco 2013 and 2016 productions. Tarja's writing has been anthologized in the self-published smash success anthology You Have Lipstick On Your Teeth, the #1 rated book in Humor on Amazon in the summer of 2013, as well as in the e-book from Simon & Schuster, Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays. In addition, she is a former National Account Sales Manager for Random House, selling books to Barnes & Noble.

TARJA AND JANINE ON THE STAGE

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Tarja and Janine, as writers, are also storytellers, and they are passionate about bringing people’s stories to life. As co-directors and producers of Listen To Your Mother San Francisco for two and three years, respectively (2015, 2016, 2017), they helped bring dozens of true stories about motherhood before an audience, and are well-versed in helping people take their material from the page to the stage. Tarja’s background in sketch comedy at Cornell University and as a theater teacher to young children, and Janine’s background as a professional ballerina (a form of acting unto itself), allow them to help people connect more deeply with their audience, to inhabit characters, and to use their voice and their body to maximum effect. They could not be more excited to help bring a storytelling workshop to Mill Valley!

ABOUT SPECIAL GUEST, ANN RANDOLPH

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Ann Randolph is  renowned as an award-winning Broadway playwright and performer, sought-after keynote speaker, and beloved teacher. Ann’s trademark is in blending comedic storytelling with transformation, sharing her own truth and then igniting audiences to speak their own. 

Ann and her work have been featured on NPR, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Minneapolis Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer and the San Francisco Chronicle.  Not just a performer, but also a public speaker, Ann has presented at numerous colleges, summits, and Fortune 500 conferences.  

Ann has regularly shared the stage to teach and present with fellow master teachers, business leaders, and artists including Ken Wilbur, Alanis Morrisette, Michael Franti, Barbara Marx Hubbard, John Gray, John Mackey, Will Ferrell, Maria Bamford, Mo Collins, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Reverend Michael Beckwith and hundreds more.  
 

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Sep
14
12:30pm12:30pm

Writer's Circle Featuring Thais Derich

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance, She Writes Press 2017, and the leader of The Hivery's Writer Circle, gives a reading from her newly published memoir and tells her story (Hivery style) from a feminist perspective. Want to hear a little bit about the book before you come? Listen to Suzanne Lang interview Thais about her memoir "Second Chance" on the NPR show A Novel Idea

Keep your writing projects in focus as you move through the fall by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle. After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


 
 

The Hivery is proud to participate in the Shop, Dine & Donate campaign of the Mill Valley Fire Department and the Mill Valley Chamber. Together, we are supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey by donating 5% of event proceeds through September 15 to this campaign via the American Red Cross. Shop and dine at over a dozen participating shops and restaurants on Thursday, September 7 to support this campaign!


The Writer’s Circle  is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Thursday of each month from 12:30-1:45pm to join this program.

ABOUT THAIS DERICH

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Thais Nye Derich’s new memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—tells a powerful story about her traumatic hospital delivery, and her decision post-cesarean to give birth naturally. Derich’s past work has been published in Salon, Literary Mama, Wild Violet Literary Magazine, Forge Journal, SFGate, and The San Francisco Examiner among others. A chapter of Second Chance was a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. She's been interviewed on NPR, KPFA, and KRCB radio stations and various podcasts including Dr. Berlin's Informed Pregnancy Podcast. Thais speaks to groups big and small about her story and the intersection between birth and social justice. 

Thais lives in Mill Valley, CA with her husband and two sons. She’s currently writing her second book – a postapocalyptic novel about the last baby girl on earth.

TESTIMONIAL

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

PAST GUESTS

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction. Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016

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Sep
13
8:00am 8:00am

Global Character Day

Join us and millions around the globe for the fourth annual Character Day on September 13th! The Hivery is proud to join over 100,000 groups participating in this global conversation about the importance of developing and improving character (qualities like empathy, curiosity, grit, humility, bravery, social responsibility, and many more).

We will feature incredible speakers and short films throughout the day in our Creative Studio. Selected films include The Science of Character (8 min), which explores the neuroscience and social science behind character development, and how we can shape who we are and who we want to be; and The Making of a Mensch (10 min), which takes the science explored in The Science of Character and reframes it through the lens of the great Jewish teachings of The Mussar tradition. Pop in and out to catch your favorite speaker or get comfy and stay for the day! The Hivery’s Julie Carlucci, VP of Strategy and Operations, will be kicking off the celebration at 8am with Joe Beckman’s dynamic presentation on the big screen. Discussions throughout the day will follow!  

//SPEAKER LINEUP AND DETAILS

There will be a new speaker every 30 minutes, and you’ll be able to watch and ask questions through both characterday.org and on Facebook. Below is a selection of the amazing lineup of speakers who will be talking about the importance of character development from all different perspectives, and across all parts of society. More speakers are being added daily, so stay tuned here!


8:00am: Joe Beckman - International Speaker on the necessity of human connection
8:30am:  Sir Anthony Francis Seldon - Leading Educational Commentator
9:00am:  Soren Gordhamer - Founder of Wisdom 2.0
10:00am: Alan Morinis - Leader in Mussar Movement
11:00am: Angela Duckworth - Scientist and author of GRIT
12:00pm: Moby - Musician and Animal activist
12:30pm: Shabnam Mogharabi - CEO of Soul Pancake
1:00pm: Sharon Salzberg - Critical leader in bringing meditation and mindfulness to the West
1:30pm: Dr. Nelly - producer of MomTalk TV
2:30pm: Lea Waters - Positive Psychology Specialist
3:00pm: Chade-Meng Tan -  Former Head of Personal Growth at Google and Founder of “Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute.”


As seats are limited and this is a public event, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members and non-members. All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


ABOUT CHARACTER DAY

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Led by Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards, our team at San Francisco-based Let it Ripple has had four films premiere at Sundance, has won over 80 awards and distinctions, and has had four films selected by The U.S. State Department to screen at embassies around the world to foster dialogue across borders.

Let it Ripple’s mission is to use film, technology, discussion materials, and live and virtual events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated subjects that are shaping our lives, and updating these topics through an engaging, accessible, 21st century lens. Over the past ten years, we have created and distributed 30 films, engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue, pioneered a new way of making films we call “Cloud Filmmaking,” where we make films collaboratively with people all over the world, and founded a new model to start global conversations with screenings and discussions across all continents on the same day, with a combination of live and virtual events.

Our annual global day Character Day is now in its fourth year. It has grown from having 1,500 events its first year, to 6,700 events its second year, to over 93,000 events in 125 countries and all 50 states last fall. The fourth annual Character Day is set for September 13th, 2017. This past spring, we launched our newest initiative — using the same, unique, successful model of Character Day, the first annual 50/50 Day — a global conversation about how to get to gender parity — had over 11,000 events on May 20. The second annual 50/50 Day is now set for April 26, 2018.
 

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Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hivery Circle with Shasta Nelson on How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness

This month’s Hivery Circle will feature award-winning speaker, Shasta Nelson, founder of GirlFriendCircles.com and author of Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.

With the constant connectivity of today’s world, it’s never been easier to meet people and make new friends—but it’s never been harder to form meaningful friendships. Nearly 75% of women report feeling dissatisfied with their friendships—wishing that they either had more friends or felt safer and more intimate with the friends they do have. 

A former preacher who has made guest appearances on Katie Couric and The Today Show, Shasta joins us at The Hivery to share her secrets for lifelong happiness and the three most important things we can do to develop our relationships. Meet like-minded women and walk away with new insights for having deep, fun, and authentic friendships that will positively contribute to your well-being and allow you to show up as your best self.

Guests will enjoy a tasting of local wines from Brooks Note Winery and lite bites. This Tuesday evening happy hour is the perfect way to celebrate #womendoingcoolstuff.

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery community or feel free to bring a friend.

ALL ARE WELCOME at this beautiful celebration of women + friendship! 

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

The Hivery is proud to participate in the Shop, Dine & Donate campaign of the Mill Valley Fire Department and the Mill Valley Chamber. Together, we are supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey by donating 5% of event proceeds through September 15 to this campaign via the American Red Cross. Shop and dine at over a dozen participating shops and restaurants on Thursday, September 7 to support this campaign! 


The Hivery Circle is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs. Mark your calendar for the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00-9:00pm to join this program.

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ABOUT SHASTA NELSON

Shasta Nelson is passionate about all things friendship. As founder and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com— the female-friendship learning community in over sixty cities throughout North America where women of all ages go to make local friends—she speaks and writes regularly on this important topic.

She is the author of two books: Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girl- Friends and Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness.  Her spirited and soulful voice can also be read at Shasta's Friendship Blog and in her relationship health column in The Huffington Post. She delivers keynote addresses, teaches workshops, hosts retreats, and facilitates Friendship Accelerator and Speedfriending events in the U.S. and Canada.

She’s been interviewed on the Today show, Katie Couric’s show Katie, The Early Show, and on Fox Extra. She’s been consulted on friendship matters by writers and reporters from such magazines as Cosmopolitan, More, Real Simple, Redbook, and Good Housekeeping, and from such newspapers as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

But while her work is incredibly meaningful and important to her, it is her relationships that mean the most. She’s married to her best friend, Greg Nelson, is honored to be a stepmom to his three amazing kids, and is encircled by girlfriends, family members, and a community that enrich her life. They not only are the gym where she practices growing into a more compassionate, brave, and loving person—they are the people whose laughter and deep conversations fill her life and her soul.

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Sep
11
9:30am 9:30am

What's Next Information Session

Join The Hivery's What's Next course coaches Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S. for a free information session to learn more about the upcoming What's Next: Five-Week Workshop Series. Get all of your questions answered in this jam packed hour! 

 

MORE ABOUT WHAT'S NEXT: Five-Week Workshop Series

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Whether you want to go back to work, back to school, start a business, or volunteer in a personally meaningful way, The Hivery’s What’s Next program will help you to identify possibilities that match who you are, what you are naturally good at, and what excites you.

This five-week course series is especially beneficial for women who crave being part of a supportive group of like-minded women that encourage ideas, next steps and tangible action. You don’t need to know what you want. Together, we will explore What’s Next in your life!

Course coaches, Laura Riordan, Ph.D. and Linda Lesem, M.S. use their combined experience in coaching, psychology, and career counseling to guide participants and create an atmosphere of support and action! What’s Next participants will receive a toolkit chock-full of practical advice to support healthy change. 

Learn more about the What's Next program here.

Please kindly register online before this program.

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

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Sep
8
12:30pm12:30pm

Member Spotlight: Laura Louthan, Cybersecurity - What does it mean and why should I care?

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In this special Member Spotlight, cybersecurity expert Laura Louthan will share an overview on why data protection should be important to everyone, to ensure their personal lives and businesses are secure.  

Gear up for Cybersecurity Month with this information packed session! With Laura’s guidance, learn tips and tricks to make your lives easier and more secure and gain deeper understanding of a variety of risks and how to put basic controls in place to mitigate them. 

Walk away with the confidence to identify your "crown jewels" and protect them appropriately and actionable steps to review your data environment, whether personal or business. This spotlight will offer tips for avoiding fraud and malware and best practices for asking the right questions when it comes to sharing data. Learn more about Laura in this recent interview

As seats are limited, we kindly ask that you please register online in advance. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion.  All are welcome!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.


 
 

The Hivery is proud to participate in the Shop, Dine & Donate campaign of the Mill Valley Fire Department and the Mill Valley Chamber. Together, we are supporting those impacted by Hurricane Harvey by donating 5% of event proceeds through September 15 to this campaign via the American Red Cross. Shop and dine at over a dozen participating shops and restaurants on Thursday, September 7 to support this campaign! 


The Member Spotlight is one of The Hivery's signature monthly programs that happen on Fridays from 12:30-1:45pm 1-2 times/month. Check out our upcoming events calendar for details!

ABOUT LAURA LOUTHAN

Laura is a cybersecurity and information technology professional with extensive experience in global security operations. With a breadth of technical and leadership skills, Laura’s background includes diverse responsibility for establishing and directing security and compliance programs, overseeing risk management, and advancing technology architecture in retail and financial industry sectors. She has recently started her own consulting company, Angel Cybersecurity, which provides cybersecurity risk management, implementation and strategic support as well as compliance help for the smaller business.

Laura’s prior roles include serving as Head of Information Security for a large retailer, with more than 400 stores and a very large ecommerce site, Laura was responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs across the United States, Canada and Brazil. Prior to that she was Senior Director, Global Security Compliance for Equifax and prior to that she spent 15 years in IT as a hands-on professional. Recognized as a solution-oriented leader, Laura embraces a collaborative management approach to work across platforms to deliver IT security and compliance solutions that ensure the protection of information assets and technologies. Laura’s functional expertise extends to governance, security risk assessment and operational execution, security awareness programs, and enterprise policy and standards development.

Laura is a graduate of Oxford University in England where she earned a degree in Biochemistry, and her security certifications include CISSP, CISM and CCSP. Laura splits time between Sausalito and North Tahoe where she enjoys community events and outdoor activities, including hiking, snow sports and horseback riding. She is also volunteering with the Stride Center in Oakland, helping to empower and educate future information security professionals.

 

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Aug
25
9:30am 9:30am

Discovery Circle with Grace Kraaijvanger

Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Circle. 

All members are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the Discovery Circle.  

The discovery session is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. This month is led by Grace Kraaijvanger. 

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journaling, etc. Stay for as long or as little as feels right for you that day. The time is yours!

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

Seats are limited so please kindly register online before this program.

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

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Aug
25
9:00am 9:00am

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our creative studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member and artist, Lisa Joss. 

This event is FREE for members but kindly register in advance as seats are limited. 

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Aug
18
12:30pm12:30pm

Member Spotlight: Jen Baxter, Mobile Photography—Fundamentals of Taking Great Pictures With Your Phone

In this special Member Spotlight, Jen Baxter will teach you how to use your cell phone to take amazing, clear, beautiful photos. 

Do you have moments when you're traveling and you wish you could take a better picture? With some basic knowledge about light, composition and how to evoke feelings through your images, anyone can learn the basics of what makes a compelling photo.

Learn about best practices for shooting and editing images solely using your smart phone. We’ll cover tips on shooting with the iPhone (I’ll be using an iPhone, but any smart phone will work); hands-on editing using a few favorite apps to enhance images; and also accessories for smart phone photography. This class will improve your ability to take great photos for social media, documenting adventures when you travel, and creating images that you can print and be proud of.

Necessary camera: any smart phone with a camera and the OS software (with enough memory) to download most new apps. Please bring your iTunes or App Store User ID and password. iPhone is preferable and what I’ll be using to teach.

Seats are limited so please kindly register online before this program. 

This event is the first in a Member Spotlight series on Visual Storytelling With Your Mobile Phone that will complement and build upon each other. A true collaboration among Hivery members! Stay tuned for details. 

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Jen Baxter is a writer, photographer and storyteller. She works with businesses to create social media content that engages customers and focuses on community building. She’s also Assistant Director of the Firefly Institute Women’s Photography Camp taking place October 11-15th at Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma.

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Aug
17
12:30pm12:30pm

Entrepreneur's Circle: Social Impact and CSR with Milicent Johnson

Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!

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This month, join us for a special conversation about social impact. Milicent Johnson, Manager, SF Gives at Tipping Point Community, will walk us through what it means to build an effective CSR strategy for companies of at all stages and sizes. 

Whether you are looking to found a company that has a positive social impact, your company is just starting to build a CSR strategy, or you’re interested in scaling an existing program, this circle is for you. During this interactive workshop, you will discuss the diverse ways in which companies in the Bay Area are doing CSR as well as engage in conversations about the challenges, successes, and learnings that face companies that want to create or improve a CSR program. You will leave this event with a deeper understanding of how to do impactful CSR, regardless of the age or stage of your company’s program. 

This is a recurring monthly program at The Hivery, where you will find the answers to your questions, including tips, connections, and resources are often available right in the community. This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. 

It's a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion at The Hivery from 12:30-1:45 pm. Free for members. $30 for non-members.

All are welcome!

Seats are limited so please kindly register online before this program. 

MILICENT JOHNSON

Milicent has spent her career building and organizing coalitions to address the needs of low-income communities and communities of color. Currently Milicent runs SF Gives, a 10M+ corporate philanthropy program at Tipping Point Community. Prior to joining Tipping Point, she worked at the forefront of the sharing economy movement at Shareable Magazine and Peers.org, and co-founded a coalition of sharing economy companies called BayShare. Before that, Milicent was the Community Reinvestment fellow at the Greenlining Institute, worked in the Massachusetts legislature, and taught financial literacy in Boston. 

Milicent was awarded the 2014 Torchbearer award by the Greenlining Institute for representing the next generation of leaders whose activism and leadership honor the legacy of past social justice trailblazers. She currently serves on the board of In Our Back Yard (Ioby.org) and the Millennial Advisory Committee of the Andrew Goodman Foundation. 


 

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Aug
10
12:30pm12:30pm

Writer's Circle with Thais Derich Featuring Katherine Ozment

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support!

This month, we're thrilled to welcome Hivery member and author, Katherine Ozment, who will speak about her new book, Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age, named a best book of 2016 by Publishers Weekly and Spirituality & Health. 

Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance (She Writes Press, 2017), will lead this engaging session. She's a woman's health advocate, inspirational speaker, and educator, will lead an inspirational writing exercise that will stretch your writing style so that you'll leave the circle feeling like you've discovered something new about yourself and your writing. Plus Thais will guide the group in her supportive check-in with each person. Keep your writing projects in focus as you move through the summer by attending The Hivery's monthly Writer's Circle.

ABOUT KATHERINE OZMENT

Katherine Ozment is an award-winning journalist and author of Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age.

She has worked in publishing for more than twenty-five years, including as a senior editor at National Geographic, for which she once rode a donkey through the desert of Jordan and Israel on assignment. Her personal essays and reported articles have been widely published, including in such venues as National Geographic, The New York Times, Boston, Salon, and Fitness.

Born in Arkansas, she graduated from Harvard College with a degree in English and American Literature and received her Masters in Writing from DePaul University. She has lived on both the East and West coasts and now resides in Chicago with her husband, an environmental economist at The University of Chicago, and their three children.

TESTIMONIAL: 

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because that really felt supportive and made me take bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

PAST GUESTS: 

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction.

After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

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Aug
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Hivery Circle: An Evening of Dance on Film

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This month’s Hivery Circle will feature the creative process of dance filmmaking.

We’re excited to showcase a program of short dance films by female filmmakers presented by San Francisco Dance Film Festival, including a short film by Grace Kraaijvanger, our Founder + CEO.  

On stage, Grace will be joined by Festival Founder Greta Schoenberg and other local dance filmmakers. Together, they will share their stories of dance, creativity, passion, and giving back.

Join us for a not-to-miss summer gathering that celebrates creativity! Guests will enjoy sips by Liana Estates and lite bites by Farmhouse Lab. This Tuesday evening happy hour is the perfect way to celebrate #womendoingcoolstuff.

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery community or feel free to bring a friend.

ALL ARE WELCOME at this beautiful celebration of art and creativity! 

Free for Hivery members; $20 for non-members. Join us! 
 

 
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ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Greta Schoenberg
Founder / Director of Programming
San Francisco Dance Film Festival

A Northern California native, Greta danced with the Norwegian National Ballet and as a freelance dancer in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and San Francisco. Her short dance films have screened in festivals across the US and abroad, including in the UK, Hong Kong, Mexico and Brazil. She founded the San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2010, which was recognized with a GOLDIE Award (Guardian Outstanding Local Discovery) by the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 2014 and an Izzie (Isadora Duncan Dance Award) in 2015, and is now launching its eighth season. Greta has been a guest lecturer on dance film at San Francisco State University and at UC Berkeley’s Osher Center for Lifelong Learning. She presents programs annually at the San Francisco Public Library and recently served on the jury of Cinedanse Québec. Greta is currently on the ballet faculty of ODC’s Youth and Teen Program and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.

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Kate Duhamel
Filmmaker,  Production Designer

Based in San Francisco, Kate Duhamel designs projections for stage productions, and produces, writes and directs films, focusing most of her work on dance and music.  She has directed a large body of short dance films that have shown in dance and film festivals around the world, shown in museums, won accolades and been licensed for broadcast. As a video designer, she recently created work for a world premiere ballet, choreographed by Gemma Bond for a cast of dancers from ABT, and for two SFOpera Lab Chamberworks productions. She received rave reviews for her innovative video designs for "Swimmer," a world premiere ballet for San Francisco Ballet hailed in the press as "a splashy, mind-blowing mixed-media spectacle." Forthcoming work includes directing a film for San Francisco Ballet's upcoming New Works Festival, and directing a virtual reality film for SFJazz. Kate works actively behind the scenes as well in the dance and music communities of San Francisco, serving on the boards of San Francisco Ballet, SFJazz, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. 

Lindsay Gauthier
Filmmaker

Lindsay Gauthier is a San Francisco based filmmaker. She began her work as a professional dancer and photographer before delving into dance filmmaking. Her films have screened nationally and internationally, including in New York, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. She is the Managing Artistic Director at Rapt Productions in San Francisco where she directs, produces, shoots, and edits documentary films, promotional shorts, and dance films. As a camera operator specialized in dance documentation, she films performances for professional dance companies all over the San Francisco Bay Area, including LINES Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet. Gauthier is also the Producer of San Francisco Dance Film Festival's Co-Laboratory project, in which she guides and facilitates collaborations between professional filmmakers and professional dance choreographers with the goal of making short dance films. Gauthier is passionate about progressing the field of dance film through her own creative work as well as through her support of other artists’ development. 

Deborah Slater

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Artistic Director

Deborah Slater is Artistic Director of Deborah Slater Dance Theater, and Art of the Matter Performance Foundation. She is the recipient of nine NEA Fellowships, and received a 2007 Isadora Duncan Dance Award. She received a Gerbode Foundation Grant, and was chosen for five Djerassi Foundation Residencies. Slater has taught at Osher Lifelong Learning, the Fromm Institute, Cal Arts, and Stanford. She was on the Steering Committee for National Dance Week in SF, and served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Djerassi Resident Artist Foundation.

 

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Aug
4
12:30pm12:30pm

Member Spotlight: Hilary Grosskopf on Leadership

Awake Leadership: Authentic, Transformative Leadership and Collaboration.

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In this workshop, Hilary will introduce her new book, Awake Leadership. We will discuss how each of the seven sections of the book, or "leadership vitals", enable you to move toward big objectives with more enthusiasm and ease. We'll discuss how leadership is a cyclic process and why a balance of hard and soft skills is so important for modern leaders to have. Finally, we'll work through some of the exercises in the book to start your Awake Leadership journey!

What you'll learn:

  • A method for progressing toward objectives more efficiently and with more clarity, enthusiasm and ease.
  • How to develop your authentic, inspirational leadership style and how to build a company culture that makes you and your team and/or business partners excited to work toward the vision each day.
  • Why both individual and collaborative practices are critical for strong, authentic leadership and transformation.
  • Why having a balance of hard (technical) and soft (creative) skill sets is so important to have as a leader and learn how to begin building those skill sets with the exercises in the guidebook.

There will be signed copies of the book for sale at the event!


About Hilary and Awake Leadership: 

Hilary is originally from Philadelphia, PA where she first started working in the world of retail at the Home Office of Anthropologie, Free People, and Urban Outfitters. Her work there ranged from global transportation, to customer analytics, to supply chain and logistics. In 2015, she moved to California to continue her retail journey and serve as a leader at Restoration Hardware’s Home Office. In 2017, she published the Awake Leadership guidebook and began providing her analytics, supply chain, and leadership consulting services to small, growing businesses. The intention for writing Awake Leadership and offering Awake Solutions consulting services is to share learnings, tools, and strategies from her variety of deep experience. Hilary believes strong, aligned, intentional leaders and team members are the key for organizations to succeed… from the inside out. She has a bachelors and masters degree in systems science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  

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Aug
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale

Come gather with a group of women to discuss some of the most thought intriguing, conversation-inducing reads. Curated and led by Julie Carlucci, this casual book conversation is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and share. 

"Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power." - New York Times

The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

"A novel that brilliantly illuminates some of the darker interconnections between politics and sex . . . Just as the world of Orwell's 1984 gripped our imaginations, so will the world of Atwood's handmaid!" —Washington Post Book World


We will screen the first episode of the 2017 TV Series during the book group discussion.

FREE for members, $20 for non-members

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Jul
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sparked Salon: Leading With Love

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The Hivery and Sparked come together to create a salon-style evening of inspiration, connection and empowerment.

This month is centered around the theme: "Leading with Love", featuring Lesley Desaulniers + Lisa Rueff, interviewed by Grace Kraaijvanger (founder of The Hivery).

You’ll get an opportunity to hear from these inspiring women how they lead with love, what lights them up, how they handle challenges, and life lessons they’ve learned along the way. 

About Our Guests:

Lisa Rueff

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Lisa has accomplished more in the last 5 years than most people do in a lifetime. She is the Founder of Sparked, the revolutionary new board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity. She has built the Jacmel Children Center, a 12,000 square foot orphanage and school in Haiti, with 27 children living there between the ages of 3-10 years old. She leads international humanitarian retreats and helps people discover their joys of philanthropy through hands-on giving. She was the Executive Director of the Do it For The Love Foundation, a wish-granting music foundation for people with life threatening illnesses. More than anything, Lisa loves empowering people to follow their passions and reach for their highest potential.

Lesley Desaulniers

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Lesley Desaulniers, named one of San Francisco’s leading yoga teachers by Mantra magazine and featured in Origin Magazine’s “Leaders Who Inspire,” is known for her energizing and soulful yoga classes.

She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1996 and was a resident of the Ananda Ashram in New York in her early twenties, where she intensively studied Sanskrit, meditation, philosophy, yoga, and chanting. Lesley earned certification from master teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life and began teaching at Jivamukti Yoga in downtown Manhattan in 2002. In 2008 Lesley opened Prema Yoga in Brooklyn, and she currently lives in Marin with her husband and two daughters.

Her classes and retreats at premier yoga destinations throughout the year are imbued with a rare blend of sweaty vinyasa, scholarly study, spiritual awareness, and good humor. Lesley has been an ambassador for Lululemon and Athleta, and has been featured in the magazines GOOD, New York Magazine (Best of NY), Fit Yoga, Vogue and Origin.


About the Evening:

The salon is an evening dedicated to the celebration of women connecting, and the magic that happens when women gather. In addition to cocktails, light bites, and an opportunity to experience the fun of the Sparked Board Game, you’ll also get to learn from other inspiring women in the beautiful surroundings of The Hivery. 

Cocktails and bites provided by our generous sponsors, Laughing Glass Cocktails and Equator Coffee!

Tickets are $20.

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Jul
28
9:30am 9:30am

Discovery Circle with Featured Guest Becca Piastrelli

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Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Circle, a favorite recurring event at The Hivery. 

All members are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the Discovery Circle.  

The discovery session is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. This month is taught by creativity coach (and Hivery member) Becca Piastrelli. 

Becca will be leading a Creative Coaching Hour during this month's Discovery Circle.

Connect to the courageous, creative, and intuitive women you were designed to be during this creative coaching hour with Becca!

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journalling, etc. The time is yours!

Stay for as long or as little as feels right for you that day.

Becca Piastrelli is a creativity coach, women's circle space holder, podcaster, nature lover and a big believer in the importance of working with your hands. Learn more about her work at beccapiastrelli.com.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

This event is free but please register if you expect to come. This helps us plan for this and future events. Thank you!

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Jul
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Entrepreneur's Circle: Removing Limiting Belief and Unlocking Potential

Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery!

Christine Hildebrand

This month, member and business development expert Christine Hildebrand will walk us through her five steps to removing self-limitations and unlocking potential.

In a jam-packed, information-full hour, Christine will share insight on how to best use intention and other energetic tools to maximize flow to your life and business and more! 

This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. 

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

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About Christine Hildebrand

Christine Hildebrand is the CEO/Founder of Emergent, Inc., a Bay-area based business development, marketing company, specializing in strategy, positioning and multi-channel marketing campaigns for clients in CPG, retail, technology, healthcare, hospitality and more. 

Christine has more than 20 years of experience in business development, strategic branding, marketing, and PR with multi-perspective – working on both the corporate and agency sides. She utilizes consumer insights and behavior to create positioning and communication to attract customers, engage communities and build lasting brand value. Christine has held top marketing and business development roles for Fortune 500 corporations, mid-size companies and start-ups. 

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Jul
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Writer's Circle with Thais Derich

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support! 

Thais Derich, the author of Second Chance (She Writes Press, 2017). She's a woman's health advocate, inspirational speaker, and educator, will lead an inspirational writing exercise that will stretch your writing style so that you'll leave the circle feeling like you've discovered something new about yourself and your writing. Plus Thais will guide the group in her supportive check-in with each person. Keep your writing projects in focus as you move through the summer months by attending The Hivery's July and August Writer's Circle.

TESTIMONIAL: 

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because that really felt supportive and made me take bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

 

PAST GUESTS:

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction.

After this gathering, we continue to cheer each other on while writing at The Hivery, attending other Hivery community events, workshops and participating in our online forums. Come join us!

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Jul
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Club: The Alchemist

The highly requested Hivery book club is here!!

Come gather with a group of women to discuss some of the most thought intriguing, conversation-inducing reads. Curated and led by Julie Carlucci, this casual book conversation is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and share. 

"Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power." - New York Times

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This story, timeless and entertaining, exotic yet simple, breaks down the journey we all take to find the most meaningful treasures in our lives into steps that are at once natural and magical. It is about the faith, power, and courage we all have within us to pursue the intricate path of a Personal Legend, a path charted by the mysterious magnet of destiny but obscured by distractions. Santiago shows how along the way we learn to trust our hearts, read the seemingly inconspicuous signs, and understand that as we look to fulfill a dream, it looks to find us just the same, if we let it.

FREE for members, $20 for non-members. 

 

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Hivery Circle with Watermark
Jul
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hivery Circle with Watermark

The Hivery is proud to partner with Watermark (the Bay Area's largest membership organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in leadership positions), to bring you a summer evening happy hour and our Hivery Circle! 

All are welcome (free for Hivery members) for drinks and light bites to gather and kick off summer with the like-minded communities of The Hivery and Watermark. You'll get to hear from both organizations about our missions to empower and elevate the voices of women, as well as chat and connect at the gorgeous Hivery space. 

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle, or feel free to bring a friend.

Free for Hivery members, $20 for non-members. 

What better way to spend a Tuesday evening? We can't wait to see you there!

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Jun
30
9:30am 9:30am

Discovery Circle

Every month, on the last Friday of the month, we hold our Discovery Session. This month's special guest is Marlene Caldes, who will be teaching us about Observational Communication. 

All members are welcome at the Discovery Circle and members are welcome to work in the space for two hours after the Discovery Circle.  

The discovery session is an hour-long facilitated group session to share motivation, ideas, coaching, mentorship, and community. 

Marlene Caldes is our special guest facilitator this month, and is the Founder and CEO of InnerVoice Network,  a company dedicated to the cause for elevated consciousness. She has worked with individuals and groups and from all walks of life. Known worldwide as a spiritual compass, thought leader, author and radio program host/producer,Marlene Caldes is a pragmatic advisor, bringing an elevation of consciousness and practical tools that transform lives immediately.

Her Observational Communication method is an effective, rewarding path to creating confident expectation when communicating with others in all landscapes.

She will be sharing her four easy steps to eliminate anxiety, tension, fear, lack of trust in your ability to speak up with authority figures, family members, litigation/mediation and morewithout reservation. Her Observational Communication guidance paves the way for easy dialogue, peaceful resolutions.

NOTE: Just before and after, you are invited to spread out or find a nook in The Hivery to work on whatever you'd like.  Work on a project, to-do lists, journalling, etc. The time is yours!

Stay for as long or as little as feels right for you that day.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY.

This event is free but please register if you expect to come. This helps us plan for this and future events. Thank you!

Not a Hivery member yet? Learn more about membership and sign up here.

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Jun
30
9:00am 9:00am

New Member Coffee Talk with Lisa Joss

Are you a new member looking for ways to get involved, or your questions answered? This is the perfect opportunity! 

For 30 minutes, get acquainted with fellow new members, sip some coffee or tea, and get comfy in our creative studio. 

Led by our extraordinary member, artist, and community concierge, Lisa Joss. 

This event is FREE to members, but kindly register below. 

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Jun
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Book Club: My Name is Lucy Barton

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The highly requested Hivery book club is here!!

Come gather with a group of women to discuss some of the most thought intriguing, conversation-inducing reads. Curated and led by Julie Carlucci, this casual book conversation is the perfect way to get involved, meet new people, and share. 

"Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power." - New York Times

My Name is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her. Gentle gossip about people from Lucy’s childhood in Amgash, Illinois, seems to reconnect them, but just below the surface lie the tension and longing that have informed every aspect of Lucy’s life: her escape from her troubled family, her desire to become a writer, her marriage, her love for her two daughters. Knitting this powerful narrative together is the brilliant storytelling voice of Lucy herself: keenly observant, deeply human and truly unforgettable.

#1 New York Times Bestseller. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Reading is a solitary act, an experience of interiority. To read a book is to burst the confines of one’s consciousness and enter another world. What happens when you read a book in the company of others? You enter its world together but see it in your own way; and it’s through sharing those differences of perception that the book group acquires its emotional power.

FREE for members, $20 for non-members. 

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Sparked Salon
Jun
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sparked Salon

The Hivery and Sparked come together to create a salon-style evening evening of inspiration, connection and empowerment. This time, we're featuring Helen Russell of Equator Coffee and Gibson Thomas of Edible Marin- interviewed by Sparked Founder, Lisa Rueff. You’ll get an opportunity to hear from these dynamic women what lights them up, how they handle challenges, what inspires them, and what they’ve learned along the way. 

The salon is an evening dedicated to the celebration of women connecting, and the magic that happens when women gather. In addition to cocktails, light bites, and an opportunity to experience the fun of the Sparked Board Game, you’ll also get to learn from other inspiring women in the beautiful surroundings of The Hivery. 

Cocktails and bites provided by our generous sponsors, Laughing Glass Cocktails and Equator Coffee!

About the Speakers: 

Helen Russell

Helen Russell is the co-founder and CEO of Equator Coffee and Teas, Inc. in Marin County, CA. Under her leadership for more than 20 years, Equator has grown from a small roaster and wholesale supplier into a national brand known for its values-driven approach, award-winning coffee and impactful action around issues of environmental sustainability and economic empowerment.  Helen led Equator to become the first coffee roaster in California to earn Certified B Corporation status and a reputation as an early champion Fair Trade practices and direct relationships. For 12 years in a row, Equator has remained on The San Francisco Business Times’ list of the Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses, and in 2016, became the first LGBT Certified business to win SBA Small Business of the Year for the State of California. After two decades in the wholesale business, Helen guided Equator towards deepening its relationships with the local community by opening five retail locations in the Bay Area. https://www.equatorcoffees.com 

Gibson Thomas

A “recovering attorney,” Gibson founded Edible Marin & Wine Country in 2009.  This quarterly print and digital magazine  tells the stories of the extraordinary farmers, ranchers, cheesemakers, distillers, winemakers, chefs and other artisan food and drink makers in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties.  Gibson was the leader of the Marin County (CA) convivium of Slow Food for eight years before she founded Edible Marin & Wine Country magazine, the story on local, seasonal food and drink in Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties. Gibson grew up in the South, and feels blessed to be living and raising her son in Northern California - surrounded by so many incredible farmers, food artisans, amazing chefs and discerning consumers who appreciate and support all the local goodness in our community. 

Lisa Rueff

Lisa has accomplished more in the last 5 years than most people do in a lifetime. She is the Founder of Sparked, the revolutionary new board game with inspiration, heart and hilarity. She has built the Jacmel Children Center, a 12,000 square foot orphanage and school in Haiti, with 27 children living there between the ages of 3-10 years old. She leads international humanitarian retreats and helps people discover their joys of philanthropy through hands-on giving. She was the Executive Director of the Do it For The Love Foundation, a wish-granting music foundation for people with life threatening illnesses. More than anything, Lisa loves empowering people to follow their passions and reach for their highest potential. 

Tickets are $20. 

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Jun
15
12:30pm12:30pm

Entrepreneur's Circle: Four Essentials of Creating a Go-To Market Strategy

Join us for our casual and conversational Entrepreneur's Circle at The Hivery! This month, member and marketing expert Kaitlyn Rikkers will walk us through her four steps to create a market strategy- a must for all entrepreneurs. 

In a jam-packed, information-full hour, Kait will teach and take questions on how to hone your product or concept, use a tool called PRIZM (which you'll get access to) to understand and define your audience, create a messaging architecture to approach that audience, how to understand the proper media channels to employ during outreach calendar. 


This is another way to make sure you're not going at the business of building a business on your own! But rather with the trusted circle of The Hivery community. 

It's a BYO brown-bag lunch discussion at The Hivery from 12:30-1:45 pm. Free for members. $30 for non-members.

All are welcome!

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About Kait: 

Kait has over 12 years experience in Business Growth Modeling, planning and brand development. She began her career in marketing for Berlitz while living in Germany and moved to Shoutlet, a social media marketing software start-up. From there she moved into direct response  campaigns and worked for a large agency in both Chicago, London and San Francisco. Her clients included the likes of L’Oreal, Lands End, Visa, University of Chicago, Vosges au Chocolat, and eBay.

She made the shift into creative advertising and accepted a strategic planning role at BarrettSF. There she gained valuable understanding of branding and creative messaging and worked with clients like the Major League Baseball Assocation, Rubios Mexican Grill, jet.com, glassybaby, bleacher report, AliveCor and 2KGames, Napa Valley Vintners, dozens of wineries in northern and centeral California, and the Alzheimer's Association of America. 

Currently, she works as an Adjunct Professor at University of San Francisco while maintaining her own business consultancy, 98Proof Brands where she is helping new companies, or companies looking for a refresh, find their share in the marketplace.

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Jun
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hivery Circle Happy Hour

Join us for cocktails, mocktails, and light bites to gather and kick off summer with the ladies of The Hivery! This evening happy hour is the perfect way to end your week with #womendoingcoolstuff.

For this special happy hour, members can bring a friend for free, and there will be a bunch of surprises when you get here! 

We'll have pop-up shops, custom typewriter poems, flower crowns, and activities! 

Don’t hesitate to come alone and mingle with your Hivery women's community or feel free to bring a friend.

Free for members.

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Jun
8
12:30pm12:30pm

Writer's Circle with Nina Schuyler

A supportive group of writers who gather together every month at The Hivery to share resources, wisdom, experiences, and receive writer-to-writer support! 

This gathering is both for professional writers, and non-professional writers who are interested in using their writing as creative expression. 

For this circle, we will be joined by Nina Schyuler, author of The Translator, who will talk about revisioning and re-imagining your work. 

Writer's Circles are hosted and curated by Thais Derich, author of "Second Chance."

Testimonial: 

"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because that really felt supportive and made me take bigger risks in my writing.  I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay. 

Past guests have included Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS.

Writer's Circle with Nina Schuyler
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About Nina: 

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Nina Schuyler is the author of The Translator, which won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Writing Prize. Her debut, The Painting, was nominated for the Northern California Book Award and was named a "Year's Finest: Best Book" by the San Francisco Chronicle. She teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco. 

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Jun
6
12:30pm12:30pm

Brown Bag Member Lunch

Want to get to know other members? Looking to connect with other women in the community? Join Grace, the Hivery team, and your fellow Hivery members, for a brown-bag lunch gathering around the main table. We'll each introduce ourselves, and have a casual conversation on what we are working on, what brings us to The Hivery, and ways we can connect and support each other.

This is a great opportunity for new members and long-time members to get to know each other. You don't have to be working at The Hivery that day to join the lunch. Community and Co-Working members are welcome!

FREE to members, no RSVP required.

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Jun
1
9:30am 9:30am

What's Next Alumnae Appreciation Coffee!

We are gathering all of our fabulous What's Next women to check in, connect with each other and share challenges as well as wins. 


We have a special exercise planned to help you keep dreaming big and taking baby steps. Please come and say hello, offer ideas to improve our What's Next Program and get reinvigorated by your fellow What's Next Alumnae.  We look forward to seeing each of you!

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