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Event Line Up

Women in Digital | Salary Negotiation
Feb
20
5:30 PM17:30

Women in Digital | Salary Negotiation

Austin Women in Digital February Meetup | Become a NegotiatHer: Learn the Secrets to Make More $ in Your Career -- As women, salary negotiation is an essential skill, but negotiating isn’t always so easy. Imposter syndrome, fear, and unconscious bias are real adversaries that can get in your way to a successful negotiation and earning what you deserve.

The good news is that negotiation is a skill that can be learned. Come learn how Founder of DevelopHer, Lauren Hasson, tripled her base salary in less than two years by grounding herself in data and asking critical questions to uncover key leverage points and ultimately learned to negotiate with confidence. You’ll learn actionable steps you can take yourself to not only uncover your true market value, but also negotiate for the salary you deserve.

Featured Guest: LAUREN HASSON, FOUNDER, DEVELOPHER Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer, a career development platform for tech women by tech women, and a software engineer at a prominent Bay Area fintech company where she builds their apps and is a principal member of their information security team. Her work has been featured in Apple keynotes, she was one of 100 top innovators invited to attend the UK G8 Innovation and Decide Now Act Summits with the United Nation’s technology council, and she’s won multiple, high-profile hackathons. She holds a degree from Duke where she completed a triple major with honors in electrical engineering, computer science, and economics in just four years. Lauren founded DevelopHer to help tech women advance their careers after learning she was paid 50% less than a male peer. And, because she invested in learning how to negotiate for herself, Lauren was able to triple her salary in less than two years. Now she’s on a mission to help 100,000 women finally negotiate the salaries they’re worth this year!

Agenda

5:30p - 6p | Mix & Mingle

6p- 6:45p | Featured Guest Q&A

6:45 - 7:30 p | Ask & Give Exchange & Networking

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DOYENNES' SUPPER SERIES I with Wander/Gather
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

DOYENNES' SUPPER SERIES I with Wander/Gather

Imagine a table carefully curated with the perfect visual aesthetics, the tastiest of bites and the company of like-minded women. Now place yourself at The Refinery under dim lights, a glass of wine in hand and the intention to make an authentic, meaningful connection with the women around that table.  

This year we are joining forces with Wander/Gather to present to you a series all about curating intimate experiences centered around food and connection among women. Join us for the first dinner of our Doyennes’ Supper Series this coming Thursday, February 21st.

Beginning at 6:30 in the evening, members of The Refinery will enjoy a private, pre-dinner cocktail hour with signature drinks and passed apps. The main event kicks off at 7:00 in the evening with members and non-members alike for a three-course dining experience, wine, and gently curated conversation.

Wander/Gather, a community that provides members access to a list of carefully curated events in an effort to help them enjoy experiences with like-minded people.

The Refinery is a work & social community for women in the heart of downtown Austin.

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Cocktail &amp; Coin with ElleFactor
Feb
26
5:00 PM17:00

Cocktail & Coin with ElleFactor

Coffee & Coin, and in this case, Cocktail and Coin, is a monthly series brought to you by ElleFactor- the society for women helping women succeed- financially.

Join us for cocktails, honest money conversations and a community of local women getting motivated about their $ It's no secret there's a lot of stress surrounding money and feeling like you might never have enough, make enough, save enough. But if you don't talk about the subject or take time to dig into your personal finances, it can lead to confusion, procrastination or worse, inaction.

ElleFactor is changing that by giving women a forum to talk openly about their money and learn from other women willing to share their stories! It's good to note that there is no perfect money journey because we're all starting from different places and heading in different directions.

So come enjoy cocktails & mingling, followed by a lively interview with Hayley Wakefield, Founder and CEO of The Refinery, candidly exposing her financial life. She'll share her successes, pitfalls and learnings from making money moves followed by audience Q&A and networking.

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Seeds for Change Presents Demystifying Nonprofit Strategic Planning
Feb
28
8:00 AM08:00

Seeds for Change Presents Demystifying Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Seeds for Change provides a free lecture series most months of the year to Austin area non-profit professionals, board members and volunteers. We present and discuss relevant, current and dynamic topics.  They are typically structured with a 30-45 min presentation, and then opened up for questions and discussion.  These early morning meetings are usually the fourth Thursday each month from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.  Some months will include a bonus one-on-one time where individuals can get direct consultation on their organization's materials.  Bonus time ends at 10:00 a.m.

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Part of Seeds for Change's Lecture Series —Presented by Bergan Casey and Rebecca Borchers | Planning 101 - managing bite size pieces of the process and making the plan practical, engaging staff and board.

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. Introductions, Presentation

9:00 a.m. Discussion, Q & A

9:25 a.m. Announcements, Close

9:30 a.m. (if applicable) Bonus One-on-One

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Ayurveda &amp; Sound Healing | The Mind Body &amp; Soul Experience
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Ayurveda & Sound Healing | The Mind Body & Soul Experience

Join Love ChildThe Mindful Mama for a night of relaxation, meditation, and balance.

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Ever wonder why some diets work for others but not for you? Ever wonder why some foods, even healthy ones, can make you feel awful?

Led by María José Escobar Luce of Get Luce Yoga, we'll dive into Ayurveda and learn how to use the 5,000 year old holistic healing system in your modern life to keep your body and digestion in balance. We will talk about our personalized types of digestion, our individual mind body type, and take away recipes and routines specific for you.

Post Ayurveda workshop, we'll enjoy a 30 minute sound bath with crystal bowls attuned to balance your seven energy centers - the chakras.

Treat yourself to complimentary drinks and snacks as well as a few vendors set up for some post-healing shopping (the best kind of shopping)! Garage parking available across the street from the Refinery or street parking available. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

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General Assembly | Fall In Love with Yourself
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

General Assembly | Fall In Love with Yourself

Valentine's day is approaching, and we all know that pressure of the flowers, the candies, and finding someone special to be with. While devoting time to all of that is wonderful, sometimes devoting time to yourself is more important. No matter what your relationship status, spend this Valentine’s Day celebrating you! Self-love is essential to our success in life, but it’s not always easy to feel. For a lot of women, self-doubt can get in the way of happiness.

Join us for a discussion on self-care and learn how to prioritize yourself, boost your self-esteem, and become your fiercest advocate. At this event, you’ll gain the tools you need to truly empower yourself and find success both in your career and in your life. About the Panelist - Karie Williams, Speaker, Career Coach & Educator “I love what I do and want to empower others to do the same.” Karie Williams is an inspirational speaker and career coach on a mission to help people dig deep and push aside any blocks that are keeping them from aligning their careers with their purpose. With her background in graphic design, brand strategy, and education, her message incorporates real-world experience and humorous anecdotes while conveying knowledge that motivates people to turn ambition into action.

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Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Whiskey & Pearls February Meetup

Whiskey & Pearls is a connecting community with the intention to empower & encourage women to follow their own arrow and work in community with one another not in competition.

We believe every woman is a PEARL - an original who is strong & badass like a WHISKEY cocktail.

When a molecule enters a protected shell over time turns into an authentic gem - a pearl. This is the kind of community we are creating with Whiskey & Pearls - a safe space to thrive and collaborate and pursue our finest self.

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TruFusion | Find Your Edge
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

TruFusion | Find Your Edge

Barefoot Bootcamp classes at 9:00 and 10:15 AM. These workouts will challenge your mobility, endurance, and resilience with a combination of yoga, Pilates and body-weight movements. Sweat, strength, and power come together for one effective and efficient workout! It won't be easy, but it'll be so worth it. Space is limited! Check in begins 20 minutes before your class so you can learn more about TruFusion and enjoy FREEbies from local vendors — Don't forget your mat! REGISTER HERE

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