ABOUT THE WORKSHOP SERIES This workshop series is for feminist founders and enterprise leaders or all genders looking to explore feminist business ideas, deepen their diversity and inclusion work, and/or align their enterprise design and operational practices with feminist values. All are welcome but content assumes you have a serious enterprise/project idea and/or have already launched an enterprise of some kind (for profit, nonprofit, coop, side hustle, etc). Entrepreneurship business coaches and/or accelerator/incubator program leaders looking to diversify their programming will also be interested.
Due to space, we have to limit class to 15 participants.
The series is fast-paced and offers 18 key practices and transformative ideas that you will be excited to leverage in your work as a changemaker.
We have paced the workshops to run every two weeks to allow eveyone time in between to work with the ideas. Guest presenters (on ZOOM or live) include CV Harquail, Kelly Diels and several others. The format is think, do and "hey, let's share ideas, thoughts and ideas--and have some fun getting to know each other" oriented. Printed workbook & other materials included. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Space is accessible.
WorkShop Dates/Overviews: Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:30PM, on Sept 25th, October 9th, October 23rd, November 6th, November 27th, December 4th. We encourage you to sign up the full six session package. We are making drop in session opportunities available at $75/session but limiting them to two drop tickets per session as the series works best as if taken as a whole..
#1: SEPTEMBER 25: Introduction to Feminist Leadership, Business Practice and the Feminist Business Model Canvas
#2: OCTOBER 7: Enterprise Ecosystems: Mapping, Alignment, and Triple Plays
#3: OCTOBER 23: Feminist Finance: Funding, Bootstrapping 101, Crowdsourcing
#4: NOVEMBER 6: Feminist Governance Practices
#5: NOVEMBER 27: Feminist Marketing & Communications Practice
#6: DECEMBER 4: 18 KEY IDEAS, Feminist Economy & Graduation!
* We will be bringing in expert speakers on Zoom or in person to join us at each session.
All registrants will receive complimentary pass to LiisBeth's new Feminist Enterprise Commons (Value: $25/month). Workbook, worksheets, and copy of Feminism: A Key Idea for Business by CV Harquail is included in the full series pass.
Additional Private One on One Coaching between sessions on any topic is available at $50/hour (regular rates are $75). Our workshop space will be safe, inclusive and respectful. This is a social learning environment and we encourage curiosity, discourse and respectful debate which advances collective understanding.
ABOUT PK MUTCH--WORKSHOP SERIES LEAD FACILITATOR "Hello there! I am your workshop series designer, facilitator and convenor! I know you will love our guest speakers. And I can't wait to work with you all! And I am confident that together, we will create an amazing collaborative learning experience that will transform the way we all think about, and do business!"--PK PK Mutch More about me (on the formal side): Petra Mutch is active feminist, capacity builder and award-winning former food processing entrepreneur and innovator who is deeply committed to creating a more inclusive, just, human-centered and generative economy through the power of feminist business practice, pedagogy, theory, innovation and entrepreneurship. Mutch is also the founder of Eve-volution Inc (2014), a B Corp certified, collective which advocates for increased support for women and women-identified/ 2-spirited led and community-based incubator and accelerator programs as an important part of Canada’s innovation strategy. Mutch is also the founder and acting publisher of LiisBeth magazine which serves as the voice for the growing, 10 000+ all gender, entrepreneurial feminist community. Mutch is a certified Growth Wheel coach and Feminist Business Model Canvas Master Coach. Mutch holds an EMBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. In 2010, her dairy was awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation and GFTC’s Sustainable Company award. She is a co-founder and co-producer of the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum—an educational, collaboration and resilience-crafting conference for entrepreneurial feminists of all genders. Mutch currently teaches entrepreneurship at Rise Asset Development, a program for aspiring entrepreneurs with mental health and addiction challenges. Her work was recently recognized in the Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions and Luminaries book which was published November 2017. Mutch was recognized as one of Canada’s Inspiring 50 women in April 2018.
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