Check out the oodles of inspiration and advice in our three pillars: Health, Wealth, and Wisdom.
It's simple: it's hard to do good when you don't feel good.
Take time to learn some fresh approaches to health with our favorite experts.
If you’re confused about what to eat, fed up with dieting, craving a peaceful relationship with food and your body, or just simply curious about intuitive eating, then this workshop is for you. This workshop will help you identify your “eating personality,” learn the principles and benefits of intuitive eating, end the “eat this, not that” confusion, understand why dieting and deprivation backfire, and more.
Alexa Jesse and Shaina Kandel
Cannabis has been used for centuries for women’s health. As this ancient medicine becomes more accessible in the U.S. and around the world, join Mission Cannabis Club’s Alexa Jesse and Moon+Leaf Founder Shaina Kandel for an information-packed hour to explore the different facets and uses for cannabis and CBD for health and recreation. We’ll also do a short Q&A with Shaina about starting a CBD business and scaling it. Knowledge is power. Let's get into it.
Want to learn simple food and lifestyle habits that are causing hormonal symptoms and what you can do about it? Your career, relationships and emotions don't need to be ruled by your hormonal fluctuations and imbalances. Join Reproductive Psychotherapist Nicole Ohebshalom to learn the science behind your hormonal cycle, what causes it to go havoc and simple tools you can implement into your lifestyle.
You know meditation is good for you...but it's hard, right? Our health and wellness guru Caley Alyssa is here to help. This session will begin with an interactive discussion on happiness and meditation. Caley will be answering any questions you have about meditation and sharing more about the different ways you can practice. There’s also a short guided meditation practice at the end.
Something we hear (and think!) a lot is that we should be eating out less and cooking at home more. Whether it's to eat healthier, save money, or cultivate your culinary abilities, we're totally into it. Join Alison Mountford, longtime chef and founder of Ends+Stems, to learn some tips and tricks that will set you up for success in the kitchen – and help reduce food waste for a healthier planet. From meal planning and shopping to some basic prep to help you get going, we're excited for Alison to help us kick off spring with tools that support our health, wealth, and a better world.
We hear a lot about empathy these days, but what does it really mean to bring more empathy into your interactions? So many of us avoid conflict, but what if you could use conflict to learn how to connect better with others?
In this workshop we will explore how to use empathy as a pathway to better self-awareness, to form deeper connections through conflict, and to empower one another through communication. You'll learn active listening techniques, how to identify underlying needs, and how to redefine conflict through the lens of being a peace builder.
Are you doing too many things at once? Staying up late every night to get more done, skipping meals, and praying your computer won't crash if you open one more tab?
Join this session to #getfocused, gain control over your schedule, and get your life on track. Learn some of Sarah's best tips for getting focused, especially for creatives, people juggling multiple projects, designers, and the self-employed.
Certified sex coach Myisha Battle shares the link between sex and creativity and why both are equally important to maintaining a healthy life and business.
Myisha has her Masters in Psychology and a certification in sex coaching, which she uses to help her clients tap into their creative and sexual energy so that they can live more fulfilled and productive lives.
Our health education has led us to believe that structured advice is applicable and helpful all the time. Eight glasses of water a day, 8 hours of sleep. But our body is constantly changing and adapting based on our life circumstances, our internal cycles, and seasonal cycles. When we start working with these cycles instead of in robotic rhythms, life gets a lot easier.
Come learn some quick tips on how to enjoy seasonal changes, hormonal changes, and how treat your body well as it fluctuates through these changes.
You're not just in it for the money, but that doesn't mean the money doesn't matter. The more resources you have, the more capable you are living well and helping others do the same. Check out the following workshops about living wellthy.
Emily Shaw, Podcast Strategist and Producer
In this workshop, Emily Shaw shares how she transitioned from day jobs and side hustling to well-paid creative work as a podcast strategist and producer. Attendees have the chance to reflect on their own day job-related superpowers and how they can bring their creative passion into their work and life more.
Akansha Agrawal, Citrus & Gold
Akansha is a Brand and Content Strategist who works with women founders and entrepreneurs. In this workshop she presents some frameworks for creating engaging, thoughtful online content and offer tips on how to combat writer's block and social media exhaustion.
Scott Burnett, CEO of Burnett and Associates, Inc.
You don’t know what you don’t know. Building a business is tough, but understanding the many requirements that a small-business owner must face can feel down right daunting! With the new tax laws, TCJA, QBI, and the IRS… oh my! Scott has the answers to the questions you didn’t even know you had!
Brian Kozel, North Berkeley Investment Partners
Where we put our money matters. In this interactive workshop , we explore how you can integrate your values into your investments and whether this strategy actually works. Learn more about your options to change your retirement accounts, your personal investments, or even where you bank to disentangle from supporting interests that don’t align with yours.
Destinee Berman of Launch Your Calling
Are you ready to share your expertise and talent with the world? Have you developed a course or workshop that you’d like to get online? Is the complexity of getting your services up-and-out to the world holding you back? Destinee Berman of Launch Your Calling presents some tips and tricks for launching your business online in a simple, low-tech and profitable way.
Girl Friday Productions’ Christina Henry de Tessan and Meghan Harvey
Do you know you need a book but feel overwhelmed by where to begin? The publishing landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, and authors have more and better options than ever before. Check out this workshop to learn how a book can help you build your brand and establish your thought leadership. We’ll also cover some best practices to help you set yourself up for publishing success.
Want to learn how to raise the money you need to finally launch your business or passion project (or expand your current business)? Join crowdfunding coach Sarah Moe from iFundWomen to learn what crowdfunding is, the benefits to crowdfunding (it's more than just making money), the best practices that will help you raise more money, and the pitfalls to avoid.
Come to learn about the most common (and important) estate planning tools in California including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. These tools are useful to women in all walks of life, and particularly to women in the "sandwich" generation, i.e., those who are or may soon be caring for aging parents and dependent children. Estate Planning lawyer Loulena Miles will discuss how to nominate a guardian for minor children, how to "step into another person's shoes" to transact business on their behalf, and why not doing estate planning is such a bad idea. Bring your curiosity and questions.
You got a job offer from your dream start up...now it's time to negotiate salary and stock options. Do you know your options? Join Tax advisor & CPA Dan Hodgin to walk us through stock options 101.
Join to learn:
- Different categories of stock options
- Tax implications of stock options
- Planning tools and tips to make the most of your company shares
Mark teaches us what we need to know to get started with buying a home. This webinar primarily focuses on financial preparation. Mark covers what you need to know about choosing a Real Estate Agent, the pre-approval process, tips for improving your credit score, different types of loans available, building equity, and the importance of finding a qualified lender to support you.
You started your own business, which is awesome...until you need to get new clients. How do you sign new clients without being salesy? Leah Neaderthal, sales coach for women entrepreneurs, will teach us: how to stop saying yes to just any client, how to use the sales process to build great client relationships, and how to be authentically yourself...even when you're selling.
Cathy Curtis, C.F.P.
This webinar covers the basics of investing in the stock market including stocks, bonds, ETF's, and mutual funds. Cathy also reviews the best products to start investing with based on your individual needs, stomach for risk, and goals. In the end, you will feel more comfortable choosing investments in your 401(k), 403(b), Roth IRA, IRA, SEP IRA, or brokerage account.
Not all debt is equal—and using it wisely can help you do things like invest in your future and build credit. But it is important to know what you're getting into before taking out a loan or a line of credit. We'll discuss your credit report, how to get it, and what to look for building a credit score, types of debt, and how to manage it.
Elizabeth Husserl, M.A.
We often postpone getting our financial house in order because we don’t know where to start. This workshop will simplify your financial system enough to fit on one piece of paper, and teach you 1) The four financial buckets people save in, 2) Which order to fill them, and 3) How to tailor this for different life stages.
Elizabeth Husserl, M.A.
We all know our relationship to money is a place we experience stress—no matter how much or how little we have in the bank. One of the best ways to transform our money stress into money creation is to pause and get clear on what money means to us. The easiest way to do this is through a money conversation.
Come discover how to talk to money, why it's important, and how this ongoing conversation may be the best investment you make all year. This interactive webinar will give you a simple and highly effective technique to experience money in an entirely new way—not just as a tool, but as a profound ally and teacher.
Jennifer Lambertson of the constellations
Jennifer Lambertson, founder of female-first recruitment agency the constellations, shows you how to approach all stages of your employment as negotiation—from the job hunt to raises and promotions.
We cover simple strategies to ensure your experience, skill set, and value are accurately reflected in your resume, how to navigate job interviews, and ultimately how to feel more confident when negotiating a new salary or a raise.
Fallyn Smith & Chelsea Starr Alexander of Smith & Starr
Crowdfunding your business is an amazing opportunity and resource, but it's a serious commitment. How do I set my Kickstarter goal? How do I spread the word? What happens after we hit our goal?
In this workshop, we’ll share tips and tricks to run a successful Kickstarter campaign and discuss best practices for before, during, and post-Kickstarter launch!
Everyone hates the sales part. Whether you’re selling to new clients in your own business or trying to get things done within your company, “the sales part” can feel uncomfortable and, well, salesy. But it doesn’t have to.
In this session, Leah Neaderthal offers simple mindset shifts that will help you develop a sales style that feels comfortable, natural and—most importantly—helps you get the job done.
Negotiating just $5K more in your starting salary can result in an additional $500K in your lifetime... but what does it take to negotiate to get the best financial results, while helping us build thriving relationships at work? Creative problem solving!
Ashley Feinstein Gerstley, The Fiscal Femme
Whether working in a 9-5 or running your own business, managing finances can be daunting—but we can shift how we feel about money, and in doing so live rich and fulfilling lives while working towards our financial goals. It doesn’t have to be hard!
Ashley shares her favorite tips to shift your money mindset so that managing your finances and achieving your goals is simple, easy—even enjoyable. You’ll leave with steps you can take to improve your financial wellness immediately.
Take the time to look at your professional life with a new lens. How would you like to revamp your professional life over the course of this year?
In this call, we'll cover 5 action steps you can take this year to reboot and get moving forward in your career.
Want to beef up your business acumen and improve the financial outlook of your ideas and dreams? Making your business profitable can be tough without the proper tools and resources to help make it happen. Join Credo Beauty Chief Financial Officer Shivani Ganguly as she talks to Kim about how to set up your business for success in finance and operations.
Are you running your own business or interested in starting one? Managing finances, bookkeeping, and taxes can be daunting. We’re here to help set you up for success to make money honeys!
Join Women Catalysts accountant Katie Reid as she walks us through the basics of bookkeeping and tax tips to get your money game tight in 2019.
Need to buckle down and learn the ins and outs of social media for your company or personal brand? Start 2019 off right by joining Women Catalysts as we speak with Stephanie Hlywak from Open Campus at The New School. She teaches Social Media Marketing in their Digital Marketing online certificate and will be leading a short workshop and Q&A with us to give you tips and tricks on how to leverage key channels to reach your marketing goals.
Open Campus is The New School's destination for continuing and professional education offering on-campus and online courses and certificates in digital marketing, entrepreneurship, design leadership, design thinking, data visualization, interior design and more. Learn more at opencampus.newschool.edu.
Did your marketing fall flat last year? You’re not alone. When you’re busy running your business, marketing can seem like the absolute last thing you need to worry about.
Join Melissa Leiter, a strategic marketing coach who specializes in working with small businesses, for a webinar that will help you get organized and outline an effective and custom marketing strategy specific to your audience.
Leave this webinar knowing your business goals, what marketing tactics you’ll need to implement to reach those goals and a marketing plan template that will help you outline your strategy.
Wisdom is so much more than knowledge – it's what you do with what you learn that makes you wise. So put what you learn in our Wisdom Workshops to practice...and then come tell us about it!
Arjanna van der Plas
We all have an inner critic. It becomes incredibly judgmental when things don’t go “according to plan.” Right when it matters most, our inner critic turns us into control freaks, people pleasers, or procrastinators – the opposite of what we need in order to live creative, productive, and fulfilling lives. The good news: The better you know your inner critics (they often operate in teams!), the easier it is to overcome them and feel confident about yourself. Join life and business coach Arjanna van der Plas to discover the triggers, beliefs, and impact of your inner critics, so that you can find strategies to overcome them - and reclaim your life.
Curious about why and how to build community? CMX Founder David Spinks joins us for a live Q&A. David is a wealth of knowledge about all things community, and in this workshop he shares what he’s learned building communities online and offline, and training teams at Facebook, Google, Salesforce, and hundreds more in community strategy. We talk about everything from when is the right time to set up a community, to best practices for engagement, to how to monetize community, and more.
What do the sun, moon and stars have to say about 2019? Women Catalysts is all about tapping into wisdom, both earthly and beyond, and we’re excited to have astrologer Rebecca Farrar, Wild Witch of the West, to shed some light on life, love, and work for this next year.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
There’s a reason why New Year’s resolutions don’t last. Don't sweat it, there’s a better way! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the New Year self-improvement messaging — you have to have the best year yet, best you yet, best body yet — you’re not alone. And there is a way to plan for your year that’s fun, feels good, and gets you excited to not only go for those big dreams but also make subtle shifts in your day-to-day life so you can experience more of the good stuff *now.* Just as you are. Because you’re already really damn great.
Ever explored awareness tools like the Enneagram? The Enneagram is a personality system for personal growth that is half spiritual, half psychology. Learning your type sheds light onto personality patterns that emerge from our deepest subconscious motivations and fears, allowing them to release.
Join expert Lubna Sharief for an intro as she explains these nine personality types, which are windows to view our world, others, and ourselves. During our time together we will:
- Get an overview of the symbols and the system.
- Touch on each personality type and the three triads of body, soul, and mind.
- Learn how to get started finding your type and how to get on a path of lifelong growth and work with the Enneagram.
1:1s are much more than a weekly check-in on current work or projects. They’re an opportunity to build strong relationships and communication channels. We discuss the goal of 1:1s and how to redefine communication strategies during those conversations to better serve your team members’ goals.
The mid-term elections are coming up soon. You want to help out, but what's the best and most effective way to volunteer? Join Swing Left Sonoma County founder Karen D’Or for a conversational workshop about the best ways to get involved and have a positive impact.
Lindsay walks us through a few different exercises to identify what you value and understand your levels of satisfaction in your current role. This starts to build a framework for being fulfilled and effective in your current role, as well as making changes to the role if something isn't feeling right.
Participating in philanthropic activities — volunteering, advocacy, donating — can help us be more engaged both at work and socially. We look at why authentic engagement matters and how these activities can positively influence our personal and professional lives.
Longtime fan favorite, the artist and author Elle Luna joins us for a live Q&A call about her new book, Your Story is Your Power, #The100Day Project, and The Crossroads of Should and Must.
You've got ideas worth spreading, as the folks at TED would say. How do you go about booking speaking gigs, and getting paid?
In this workshop with Moms Can Code's Erica Peterson, you'll learn how to: find speaking opportunities, contact conferences you’re interested in, and what to say. Erica will also touch on things to consider when applying, and how to work towards getting paid.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
Writing about yourself can be hard. We can help.
Where do you even start? First-person or third? How long should it be? What information should you include? We’re going to let you in on a little secret: it's not really about you, it's about your audience. Because even when it’s about you, it’s always about them. Yep, really. What is it that they want to know when they read about you?
Whether you're starting a new business, updating your LinkedIn, or working on a passion project, we've got the best practices for writing a great bio to showcase just how great you are. Because you want people to just get it, right?
Lindsay Jean Thomson
It's a New Year and a great time to take a big picture view of your life and career. What's working? What's not? What do you want to change this year?
In this workshop, you'll reflect on where you’re at, identify areas for growth, and set goals for 2018. We'll and commit to first steps to making them happen and talk about best practices for shifting habits so that you can have your best year yet.
Molly Goodson and Kim Hunter
You have something to offer the world and you want them to hear about it! Whether you’re selling a product or services or have a project or organization, getting PR and on the media’s radar is one way to help get the word out.
Join Kim Hunter, co-founder of Women Catalysts and VP of Communications at Aclima, to get the skinny on nailing your PR pitch and de-stress the process of reaching out to reporters. We’ll kick off the workshop with an interview with Molly Goodson, former PopSugar editor and founder of The Assembly, to get a glimpse of pitching from the media’s perspective.
Kick ass, take names, and send pitch notes!
Have you ever shrunk down or played small in important meetings or presentations? Would you like to be seen as more of a leader and feel more confident in high-stakes presentations? Studies show these non-verbal cues are at least 93% of communication. That means when you don’t feel confident your body language is telling people you are not open to working with them, making it harder to communicate effectively.
This class will teach you to: prepare for high-stakes presentations, inspire your audience, the secrets of non-verbal communication, and how to be both authentic and more confident.
Jenni and Sophie of Prim'd Marketing
Sophie Davies and Jenni Brown of Prim'd Marketing help small businesses and entrepreneurs on how to define their voice with a compelling narrative through branding and marketing for over 3 years.
In this workshop, Sophie and Jenni cover: Developing a compelling narrative without adding to the online noise, understanding the importance of your origin story and why it matters, seeing what you bring to the table that makes you different, and how to step into your expert self with more confidence.
"Do what you love" – it sounds great, but it isn't always easy.
In this workshop, nutritionist Julianne Kanzaki, MPH, RD will share some practical strategies and helpful tips to move in the direction of your dreams, to stay focused, and embrace the unknown with grace and ease. You'll learn daily, weekly, and monthly goal-setting strategies, as well as simple nutrition tips so you can physically and emotionally feel your best.
Whether you’re pitching your new startup idea or giving an interview on behalf of a company or nonprofit, learn how to develop strong narratives and avoid tricky questions in order to master your next press interview.
You will leave this media training with an understanding of how to develop your story, communicate it clearly, and control even the toughest press interview. And these skills will come in handy well beyond press interviews – use them when you’re speaking on a panel, interviewing for a new job, or presenting to colleagues or potential investors.
Before the workshop, please give some thought to an upcoming interview you’d like to do.
Mary Betsy of Forward Films
So you want videos for your brand. Great! But hiring a professional video team? That’s not in the budget. And making videos yourself? The thought alone seems terrifying. Sound familiar? Then this workshop’s for you!
This live training will guide you step by step through the video-creation process, focusing on practical tips for the inexperienced video maker. We’ll use tools you probably already have on hand: a phone and iMovie. This workshop will help you think of video topics for your brand, craft a video script, learn easy recording tips for more profess videos, and get hands on with editing basics in iMovie.
What to have handy: something to write or type with and (optional) iMovie or another video-editing program. We’ll be using a few files during our iMovie walkthrough. If you’d like to follow along:
Writer, painter, and Makespace founder Jenny left her comfort zone in San Francisco to see how her creative output would shift in new countries and new spaces. After setting up a mobile writing and painting station in over 15 temporary homes, she developed a framework that encapsulates the 10 stages of the creative cycle.
You'll learn that each stage you experience is valid – even the hard ones – and serves a purpose. Jenny also shares some of her favorite creative resources and exercises to find creative flow no matter where you are in your creative cycle.
Take your work relationships to the next level by shifting mindsets and tackling conversations with both care and candor.
You'll identify your communication style and how others might interpret you, learn to understand the motivations and communication styles of others, and develop confidence to have hard conversations in a way that is authentic and effective.
Join Rock Your Bliss co-founder Jacki Carr for a conversation on Goals Alive. There's power in writing down what you want in powerful affirmative language with a clear accountability date.
Jacki likens goal setting to hiking a mountain, creating a vision to where you want to go and mapping out your steps to get there all while being so open to the nature of the path and all its curves and ups and downs to get there. Let's come together and live our bold goals for 2017.
Ariana Pritchett, Flight Design Co.
It’s that time of year. We’re consumed with the day to day and totally enveloped with all that is our lives. Summer is around the corner and all of a sudden we realize, wow, we’re half way through the year.
Don’t we all need a quick pause to pick our heads up and look around? Come spend an hour away from the hustle to assess where we are, where we want to be, and the most straightforward way to get there.
Leadership is a big bold word. How does it feel to be called a leader? Is it something we’re born with or a skill that we develop over time? How do we navigate the people, pressures, and mean monkeys that stepping in front requires?
This workshop covers: how to cultivate a leadership mindset and overcome the stories that hold us back, tactics and tips on leadership style, and how to make a game plan that moves you forward.
Sharon McPeake + Lindsay Jean Thomson
“So, what do you do?” If this question gives you the shakes, you’re not alone. It's hard to talk about yourself. What if you sound arrogant? What if they don’t get it? But once you know how to communicate your value, other people will too.
Sharon and Lindsay cover: how to identify and narrow down your expertise into something that’s memorable and sellable, how you can use your other passions so you can stay authentic and differentiate yourself, and how to develop a brand story that gets you paid for doing the work you love, not just the work you can do.
Do you have a desire to commit to your creativity? To evolve through what you feel you Should do so that you can more fully honor your soul's deepest longing—Must?
Join artist, writer, and #The100DayProject leader Elle Luna for a discussion on: what makes a good #The100DayProject, how to choose which passion to pursue, how to harvest your Must in 10 minutes a day, and other great ways to bring your creativity to life.
Do you identify as an empath or feel a pull to learn more about the innate power of your intuition? This webinar will teach you practical, simple tools you can use to leverage your sensitivities to the energy around you instead of feeling like you're drowning in it. We'll get to the bottom of why you're not hearing your intuition and what to do when you feel like you can't trust it so you can engage this power in every area of your life.