FEMINIST BUSINESS SCHOOL
CAN A BUSINESS BE FEMINIST?
WHAT WOULD THAT REQUIRE?
LET'S FIND OUT
We offer classes and workshops that empower entrepreneurs to build purposeful and sustainable businesses that embody their values. We believe in the tenets of the feminist movement. We embrace feminine principles of ease, experimentation, pleasure, and play. We exalt integration and embodiment as we quest to build businesses in harmony with our body, the earth, our communities, and our beliefs. We are committed to growth and expansive consciousness.
We endeavor to topple the patriarchy, internally and externally. We see business as a site of personal power, radical creativity, and meaningful social change. We know that we can survive and thrive in business without compromising our values. We believe work can be fun. We hold fast to our declaration that
A BUSINESS CAN BE A MODEL FOR A NEW SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ORDER.
CONCEPTS & CONCEPTION
8-WEEK ONLINE INCUBATOR
January 9 to March 5, 2018
This is our introductory course for those wanting to birth a new business, or a new way of being in business. In this eight-week intensive, participants gain a deeper understanding of how to embody feminine and feminist principles in business. We dive into the concept of the Feminine Economy, contemplate capitalism, cozy up to feminist theory, and consider what feminist entrepreneurship could look like. Next, we reconsider what a business is, and 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.
Feminist Business School was a life-changing experience, really. I was close to giving up on running my own business, because it was taking all my energy and pushing me towards burnout. Concepts & Conception introduced a new way of thinking and fueled ideas about what a business can be. It was educational, empowering and inspiring. It helped me reconnect with myself – with both my body and spirit. I now feel calm, strong and ready to start being in business in a new way. My way. I am so grateful for this experience. — Emy W
STRUCTURES & SUPPORT, PART 1
12-WEEK ONLINE COURSE
There is no template for radical entrepreneurship. An out-of-the-box solution for feminist business doesn't exist. In Structures & Support, Part 1, you begin prototyping your own Feminist Business Model. Building on the foundational work done in Concepts & Conception, we move into the first trimester, the Visioning stage, the phase of imagination and articulation. Here you gather the elements of your feminist business and compile these into a Vision Handbook, which serves as a foundational document for your business.
12 PRINCIPLES SUMMER CAMP
A 6-week online camp to explore the 12 Principles for Prototyping a Feminist Business in a playful, collaborative community. Using The 12 Principles Workbook as our guide, we explored feminist entrepreneurship through weekly writing, reading, and creative exercises with the goal of becoming more integrated and embodied while sloughing off patriarchal belief systems and expanding our entrepreneurial vision. *The 12 Principles Workbook was created for use with the FBS curriculum. It is not available for individual sale.
EMBODIED BUSINESS PRACTICE GROUP
When we show up to work, many of us leave our body's needs at the door. In this class we develop physical practices that you can integrate into your workday (and your life) to help you access more ease, confidence, nourishment, and enjoyment within your business. We meet twice a month through online video to explore and access the resources and support of our bodies. Each class is a mixture of gentle movement, useful information, reflection, and group sharing centered around a theme.
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Jenn helps up gather tools OUTSIDE the patriarchy, so we can tear it down with some efficacy. These tools are already within us, they are us. We have been so disembodied that we have picked up the tools of the patriarchy to survive, this is about rediscovering our resilience, our natural resources, ourselves; and in doing so, we find the strength to create a new way of being in the world and in business. — Caitlin M
This was a life changing experience. I learned so much about the economy, business, feminism. But most importantly, I learned about myself. If you feel out of place in the capitalist economy, you'll likely feel at home here. — Tina C