Feminist Business School: Concepts & Conception
$500.00 – $870.00
6-WEEK ONLINE INCUBATOR
May 30 to July 24, 2017
(no school the week of July 4th)
This is an introductory course for those wanting to birth a new business, or a new way of being in business. In this six-week intensive, participants gain a deeper understanding of how to embody feminine and feminist principles in business. We begin by diving into the concept of the Feminine Economy, we contemplate capitalism, cozy up to feminist theory, and consider what radical entrepreneurship could look like. Then, we explore the stages of birthing a business, giving special attention to the Conception phase—the beginning—where anything is possible. Finally, we start to dissolve our patriarchal thinking as we rewrite our relationship to money and power.
During this six-week course, you will discover the constitutive elements of your business, articulate your core values, write your manifesto, define radical self-care, and begin cultivating a new money consciousness. I provide you with the information and tools to help you imagine possibilities, become more visionary, and find a deeper sense of pleasure and play, as you move through fears and blockages. Through readings, audio recordings, group discussions, guided visualizations, writing assignments, and creative exercises, you will become more integrated and embodied as you conceive your own sustainable feminist business.
1. Introduction to the Feminine Economy
2. What's At Stake/Standing for Something
3. The Trimester Theory: Stages of Birthing a Business
4. Conceiving Your Own Feminist Business
5. Toppling the Patriarchy
6. Cultivating a New Money Consciousness
This course is designed for those who are ready to invest the time and resources to develop an integrated and intentional business. The curriculum encourages deep tranformation in your relationship with work, money, your business and your body. Participants should expect to devote 6 or more hours to FBS each week. You will also meet weekly via phone or video with an accountability partner and creative cohort, to support your process.
• 6-week online course, new content delivered weekly.
• Online group discussions with other FBS students.
• 4 group video chats. (Weeks 2, 3, 5, & 6)
• Access to online materials for 3 months.
• The Business Birthing Handbook (PDF)
• Feminine Economy Print
• 12 Principles Pocket Cards
Concepts & Conception is for entrepreneurs looking to build a thriving sustainable business that will support them—creatively, financially, emotionally. This course is appropriate for entrepreneurs, executives, non-profit directors, small business owners, self-employed individuals, and those with a business idea they want to make real. This is not for those wanting to create a side business or hobby enterprise.
Limited to 20 students.
FBS Incubator • $500
FBS + 2 45-Minute Support Sessions • $700
These support sessions provide you with personalized advising as we move through the course. We address your specific concerns and tend to your unique business needs.
FBS + 2 90-Minute Embodied Consulting Sessions • $870
In these 90-minute advising appointments we focus on integration and embodiment as we imagine possibilities and work through blockages while you birth your new business (or, new way of being in business).
All prices are per person.
Before registering please watch my 20-minute talk, Proposals for the Feminine Economy to ensure my approach is a good fit for you.
Please note: this course provides a valuable community of camaraderie and support for those engaged with the challenging work of entrepreneurship. This class is not appropriate for those with an intellectual interest in the subject material— academics, journalists, writers, and researchers. Thank you!
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