If you can, bring a group of people together for a dinner or a virtual hangout to talk about the challenges facing working parents. Here are the ways we gather together in community at Startup Pregnant, plus ten conversation starters to use for your own deep-dive. Use them to gather people together. Have everyone share what comes up for them. Sometimes sharing your story is the shift you need to make the next month a whole lot better.
Last week, we hosted an Open House in our Facebook Group all about the upcoming Wise Women’s Council. I was joined by Michelle Florendo, one of our coaches for this year’s group of women. We chat about The Wise Women’s Council, the impact it has, the reason she joined for two years in a row (and why she’s back for a third). Together, we answered common questions people have about the program and the process.
Next week, we’ll be hosting a live open house and Q/A session to answer any questions you might have about the Wise Women’s Council. Come join us, meet our coaches, and ask us anything you’re curious about.
Every year, we award up to four partial scholarships to exceptional candidates for The Wise Women’s Council. Learn more about our scholarship program and apply to join us today.
I was chatting on Twitter with a VC at First Round and he had a lot of great points that made me rethink how I explain the value proposition of my projects and products. Unpacking it all here in a blog post in case it’s useful to you to see my thought process. When we describe products, don’t just describe what it is—talk about what it’s for, and why.
In our world, reading the books is not homework, it’s not a to-do list, and it’s okay if you skip all the books—the impact is what matters, and a book can change your life even if you don’t read the entire thing.