Frequently Asked Questions
// GENERAL QUESTIONS
+ WHAT IS THE HIVERY?
The Hivery is a collaborative co-working space and inspiration lab, with emphasis on helping women to explore, identify, and create their passions. We offer much more than just a desk and some coffee. In addition to a gorgeous workspace, we offer workshops, events, mixers, education, mentorship, collaboration, and more.
The Hivery is a community who supports women and those who collaborate on their businesses, their passion projects, and their life transitions. Our members are doing all kinds of cool things, from consultants, writers, entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, designers, artists and more.
+ HOW DID THE HIVERY START?
The Hivery happened because of a belief in the unstoppable power of women who create work together. More important than individual businesses, or personal journeys, The Hivery always seeks to foster the gift of inclusion. The most valuable part of our co-working lab is the moment when a women steps outside of herself and is met by a community of supportive women. This is where the real stuff happens.
+ WHERE IS THE HIVERY LOCATED?
38 Miller Ave, Suite #20, in lovely downtown Mill Valley, CA. We are located on the second floor of 38 Miller Avenue, in Suite #20. Enter at the stairs on the left side of the building.
+ WHY SHOULD SOMEONE JOIN THE HIVERY?
What Hivery members (both of our coworking space and community) have in common, is an inner drive to create a business or meaningful work that fuels them, challenges them, pushes their potential, and works in the intricacies of their lives. We love big ideas, shared know-how, tremendous kindness, time for creativity, a space for soul, and we are constantly blown away by the unstoppable power of those who come together to collaborate and support each other.
Not to mention, that we make "going to the office" a totally empowering and stylish experience. The Hivery is an art gallery environment, surrounded by creativity, and thoughtfully chic. We want our members to feel stylish, comfortable, creative, and yes, we make your office digs look very cool on your Instagram feed. You won't find a cooler headquarters for your work.
// WORKSHOP + EVENT QUESTIONS
+ DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE A WORKSHOP?
Absolutely not! We'd love to have you! Members do get 20% off, so if you're looking for reason to join, that's a good one. Otherwise, just come! We have amazing events for the public (male and female!) each month. Event topics range from self-exploration, wellness, creative ventures, business launch, growth, funding, and career transitions. See our full event calendar here.
+ WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE AT A HIVERY WORKSHOP?
Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the event to check-in, get coffee, find your seat, etc. We aim to start our workshops right on time. Water, coffee, and tea are provided, courtesy of The Hivery.
+ WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO A WORKSHOP?
For most events, it is recommended that you bring a pen and journal. If there is a specific requirement for an event it will be emailed to you with your registration confirmation. We have all of the amenities to make sure you’re comfy and getting the most out of your time with us. If you need something when you arrive, just ask!
+ WHERE DO I PARK FOR MY WORKSHOP?
Please note that the meters around The Hivery are typically 2-hour meters. Our 2+hour workshops include a break for feeding the meter.
+ HOW MANY EVENTS DOES THE HIVERY PUT ON EACH WEEK?
The number of events The Hivery will host will vary by week, but there is never a dull week at The Hivery. Take a look at our calendar of events for more information!
+ WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND AN EVENT I REGISTERED FOR?
We know that life happens and things change. We will gladly offer you a full refund for a workshop/event when requested via email at least seven days prior to the event. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds requested within seven days, but before 72 hours get a Hivery credit. We can't issue refunds within less than 72 hours unless there are extenuating circumstances. For multi-part courses or series, we can't offer makeup classes or private teaching time for days missed, but we will provide all materials for self study (if applicable).
+ WHAT IF I'D LIKE TO TEACH A WORKSHOP AT THE HIVERY?
We believe in the power of women who share their expertise, experience, skills, and knowledge. So, yes, we encourage members and non-members to teach workshops and/or speak on panels at The Hivery. If you're interested in leading a workshop at The Hivery, or speaking at one of our events, please fill out the form here. We are very thoughtful about the curation and mix of topics that we offer to our community, so please submit your topic of expertise, and we will take it under careful consideration for future events.
+ WHAT ARE THE MEMBERSHIP FEES?
You can learn more about our membership options here. Membership plans start at $75/month for Community Membership or $275/month for using our gorgeous workspace any eight days per month.
+ HOW DOES MEMBERSHIP WORK?
We want to offer flexibility, and we want to create community. If you decide to purchase our 8x per month membership, that means you can come ANY eight times that calendar month (weekdays). You never have to reserve or tell us in advance which days you're coming.
We know that weeks are varied and busy for most women, so we provide you with the flexibility to plan your month and your workdays at The Hivery accordingly.
+ IS THERE A COMMITMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP?
We believe so strongly in the incredible power of community and we know that women can support each other in a deeper way when they are committed to that mission. For this reason, we ask for a 6-month commitment to our 8x-per month and unlimited-weekday members.
All memberships include a $50 joining fee. Our members love The Hivery and stay with our community. We think you will, too.
+ HOW DO I PAY FOR MY MEMBERSHIP TO THE HIVERY?
When you join The Hivery, we'll get you all set up on a recurring payment program via credit card. Membership fees are deducted on the first of the month. Join here.
+ ARE THERE DAY PASS MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE TO TRY THE HIVERY OUT?
Only members have the option to buy day-passes. Day passes cost $40/day and are only available to members. This includes Community Members, so if you're someone who only wants to use The Hivery a couple times per month, the Community Membership is a great option for you.
+ CAN MEMBERS RESERVE CONFERENCE ROOM OR MEETING SPACE?
We love for our members to use our conference room for meetings with customers or clients (men and women!). We utilize an internal shared calendar to book our conference rooms. The Hivery is a space of mutual respect for all members, so please be considerate when bringing in people other than for client meetings, and kindly use only the time you need. Co-Working members can reserve rooms for about 60-90 minutes per day at no additional fee, or rent the larger Creative Studio by the day or hour at a discounted rate.
+ CAN I TALK ON THE PHONE OR IS THERE A DESIGNATED PHONE SPACE?
We have five conference rooms for taking conference calls, phone meetings, Skype, etc. And, we have a lovely outdoor area if you'd like to take your call out in the sunshine.
Our space is not meant to be silent like a library. We love your energy and know that you have to talk and communicate to feel comfy and to get stuff done. You're welcome to make phone calls in the public, co-working space. As long as it's a respectful volume, feel free to take it in the open co-working space or in one of our cozy nooks. Due to the open nature of our space, The Hivery isn't ideal for people in tele-sales or other phone-intensive work, where you need to be on the phone all day.
+ WHAT ARE THE MEMBER AMENITIES?
All members will have access to free coffee, tea, water and occasional healthy snacks in our space. Have a mega printing project? We also have a printer for your use. And, the local community LOVES our members. They offer Hivery members tons of discounts, free stuff, great services, etc. just for being part of The Hivery. Members also receive 20% off all workshops at The Hivery, and attend our monthly Hivery Circle for free.
+ HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE MEMBER COMMUNITY?
We have member lunches, gatherings, cocktail hours, and other activities frequently in the space (always optional, never any pressure). These are great opportunities to meet other members and learn more about the kind of work they're creating.
Members can also lead member lunches on the topic of their choice (either their expertise or tips/tricks/resources for creating great work).
+ WHAT TYPES OF MEMBERS OR COMPANIES ARE CURRENTLY IN THE SPACE?
We currently have members ranging in multiple industries – anywhere from website development to public relations to gaming engineering to fashion design and more! We also have a wide ranging variety of business in different stages of their development. Some are self-employed freelancers in the early stages of their business, while others are in later stages with well-established companies.
You don't have to have everything figured out to come to The Hivery. We love seekers, explorers, and those looking for their next chapter.
+ DO YOU HAVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS AT THE HIVERY?
We have a work/exchange program at The Hivery for those who would love to be involved and use our co-working space, and would like to pay for their membership by providing much needed help around the office. Our work/exchange members are friendly, welcoming to other members, aren't afraid to troubleshoot, care deeply about maintaining our beautiful space, and are part of The Hivery family. If you would like to learn more or apply for our work/exchange program, go here.
// Love The Hivery?
+ I JUST LOVE THE HIVERY. CAN I HELP?
If you're excited about creating space and community for women to cultivate themselves, well then, we love you, too. We'd love your help in spreading the word, attending our workshops, and emailing us if you have a great lead or idea on where the next Hivery should open. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@thehivery), tell your friends about us, and come to The Hivery!
+ ARE YOU OPENING MORE LOCATIONS OF THE HIVERY?
The short answer is, YES! The longer answer is that we have an extensive plan to build many Hivery locations. If you would like a Hivery in your hometown or city, or if you're interested in opening a Hivery in your location, or learning more, tell us more here (scroll to the bottom of the page when you click).