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Celebrating International Women's Day Open to ALL!

An Evening Conversation and Celebration of Courageous Women for International Women's Day!

People around the world take this day to celebrate women, and we at The Hivery have created an evening to celebrate what it means to be a courageous woman. 

Join us for an evening dedicated to honoring female change agents from our community- including you! The evening includes a celebration and conversation with inspiring women who are making an impact.

If you've ever asked the question, "What can I do to make a difference?" this evening is dedicated to you.

Through soulful conversations, stories, perspectives, and creative energy, please join The Hivery for this important evening. 


It's not The Hivery's job to tell women what to think, what causes to support, what to do or how to be courageous, but it IS The Hivery's job to create a safe place to be inspired to find and express each of our own unique talents, and to celebrate the art of being a courageous woman who does her part in making the world a better place. Our vision is that in gathering in conversation, learning perspectives, and drawing out your unique talent and passion to serve, we can inspire to each of our courageous service to others.

We are gathering inspiring women speakers and community leaders who are "walking the walk" with the goal that everyone who attends the evening is sparked to make an impact and contribute in their own, unique way. 


A Panel of Courageous Women. In Conversation. Sharing Perspective. Creative Expression on What it Means to Be a Woman. Plus, an Open Mic Opportunity to Share What It Means to be a Courageous Woman. Nibbles, drinks, and surprise performances. 

Bring your friends, significant others, kids, boyfriends, anyone who you'd like to share this powerful message of COURAGEOUS WOMEN! 


  • Nancy Johnson, President of Marin County Grass Roots and Community Leader
  • Anna Pletcher, Candidate for District Attorney and Advocate for Equality
  • Khadija Hansia, Director of the Islamic Center in Mill Valley and Speaker on Inclusion
  • Molly Mauer,  Founder of Partners for Each and Every Child
  • Moderated by Grace Kraaijvanger, Founder of The Hivery


We have five spaces for members of our community to share their perspective. Attendees will have an optional opportunity to read or improv a 1-2 minute piece on what it means to be a Courageous Woman. Bring a poem, reading, or improv topic to share with the audience in our open-mic session. Use your voice. Make an impact. Stand in your power. BE A WOMAN. Email if you're interested in speaking at our open mic session. 

Panel Speakers:

Khadija Hansia is a Mill Valley native who graduated from San Francisco State University in 2010. Khadija serves on the board for the Marin Interfaith Council and is the Programs and Facilities Director of Islamic Center of Mill Valley. Khadija has recently represented Muslims in the District and gave speeches at Congressman Jared Huffman's "Coming Together: An Inauguration Interfaith Event", "Marin is Rising", "National Day of Jewish Action against Refugee Ban" at the Legion of Honor among others including places of worship. Khadija is active in her community and volunteers with various organizations such as American Red Cross, 10,000 Degrees, Bridge the Gap and St. Vincent de Paul. She works full time at NanaWall Systems, doing Marketing, Events and PR. She loves to bake in her free time and has three adorable cats: Coconut, Brownie and Bunny. 

Susan Adler Photography

Susan Adler Photography

Anna Tryon Pletcher is a candidate for Marin County District Attorney. Anna is an adjunct professor at Berkeley Law and a former federal prosecutor.  She graduated from Yale College and Boalt Hall, and served as a law clerk on the United States District Court in Boston.  Prior to entering law practice, Professor Pletcher was an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase.  She currently represents southern Marin on the Marin Women’s Commission, served on the PTA board of her local public elementary school, and has coached girls softball and soccer teams. in 2015, Anna graduated from Emerge California, a program that trains women to run for office.  Anna lives in Mill Valley with her husband and three children.

Nancy Johnson is a Marin County native, and returned home to serve her community in the housing industry. She is the Board President of the Marin County Grass Roots nonprofit, that is dedicated to building equity through civic engagement and leadership training. Nancy worked in social services, and in low income housing for over 20 years in Marin County. She currently chairs the Marin City Community Services District board, which she joined because there was a need for someone with her contract and real estate experience. She is an appointed Human Rights Commissioner of Marin County. Nancy has served on several other boards including the Marin City Health and Wellness center, and the Marin Interfaith Council.

Molly Jessica Mauer—Mill Valley native with a passion for justice and educational equity. Also, a data nerd, proud civil servant and policy wonk. Molly is the founder of Partners for Each and Every Child, an education advocacy project with a focus on equity in public schools and breaking down barriers to advance policy and collaboration to the needs of at-risk, underserved, and politically underrepresented students. Partners for is a national network supporting a broad, collaborative, multi-sector community of Partners with a shared vision of excellence for each and every child. Molly also worked for the Obama Administration at the US Department of Education in the Office for Civil Rights, managing the recent transformation of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), and other equity-focused initiatives. Molly previously worked as the assistant director of data and policy at the Education Trust—West in Oakland, California. Molly holds a B.A. in Education Psychology from Mills College and a M.S. in Education from NYU. She lives in Mill Valley with her daughter Finnegan (13), son Seamus (6) and husband Alex (46!). 

Details and RSVP

This evening is FREE for Hivery members, $20 for non-members. Please note: This evening is open to all, so feel free to bring spouses, kids, partners, friends, etc. 

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Center for Domestic Peace, a community organization committed to ending domestic violence in Marin County. 

This event is SOLD OUT due to space constraints. But we will be creating a video, so stay tuned! 

Celebrating International Women's Day
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