a community of women entrepreneurs

#WellstruckLadyBoss is an ongoing series of intimate roundtable discussions for women business owners in the Mid-Atlantic. It's all about building genuine relationships in a casual setting.

 
 

How it Works

Events take place at Vault + Vine in Philadelphia and Artifact Coffee in Baltimore. We host them monthly, and each is capped at 12. We typically have half first-time attendees; half repeats.

After guests arrive and get settled in, we kick things off with introductions to help everyone get to know each other. Then we dive into an hour-long, loosely-moderated discussion.

We moderate so that each boss gets to ask the group a question, and the group discusses each Q for about five minutes. When it's your turn, the whole group focuses on helping you.

We launch tix via monthly email.
 

 
 

Meet the #WellstruckLadyBoss co-hosts

We invite a different business owner to co-host each event, and they collaborate with us to pick a theme relevant to their industry or experience.

 

FAQ

 

 

What's it like?

Our vibe is casual and welcoming.

A few days before each event, we send the guest list to all attendees with links to each others' businesses and social media so you can get to know who'll be attending.

When you arrive, you can purchase a drink and/or snack, then find your way to the private room. Settle in at any open seat and we'll kick off introductions.

Next, we loosely moderate a Q&A discussion were each boss gets a chance to ask the group a question. We set a five minute timer, and during that time, anyone can chime in to share wisdom, feedback, encouragement, and perspective. When the timer goes off, we move on to the next question.

We wind down with unmoderated mingling.

After the event, we'll send you an invitation to join the private Facebook group.

 

Who can attend?

Tickets are first-come, first-serve for women business owners and freelancers. We use an inclusive definition of woman and female and we welcome all womyn.

Hobbyists and reps for multi-level-marketing companies (e.g. doTERRA, LuLaRoe, Thirty-One) are not an ideal fit.

 

If it's open to all, how is it curated?

In addition to welcoming all women business owners to attend, we invest a solid amount of time seeking out a strong group of women leaders to co-host. We're intentional about reaching out to them, inviting them to attend, and inviting them to co-host. We find that investing this time is critical in guiding the energy and usefulness of the community for all. That's what keeps everyone coming back for more.

 

How much does it cost?

Tix are $20.

 

How can I become a co-host?

We select co-hosts by invitation only, from the pool of women who have previously attended as a guest. We do our best to invite women from a variety of industries to keep things interesting.

How long is it?

About two hours.

 

Is there a membership fee?

Nope! We don't do memberships.

 

Is it a workshop?

Nope! The co-hosts are active participants alongside the rest of the attendees. Discussion questions are to be answered by anyone in the group who has wisdom, feedback, encouragement, or perspective to share.

 

When did #WellstruckLadyBoss begin?

In 2013. Over 300 different women from the Mid-Atlantic have attended since we started. Our mailing list includes over 500 women.

 

Where does it take place?

Vault + Vine in Philadelphia and Artifact Coffee in Baltimore graciously allow us to use their beautiful and cozy spaces. We're beyond thankful for the way they support our community!

 

How many people are at each event?

We cap it at 12 people for our regular discussion format. Occasionally we do larger-scale happy hour events with no moderated discussion.

 

How else do you stay in touch?

Women who've attended an event in person are eligible to join our private Facebook group. Keeping it private means the community stays intimate and digestible.

 

Will you host a #WellstruckLadyBoss in my area?

We're looking into the possibility of occasional #WellstruckLadyBoss events in other cities! Let us know if you're interested. Email Sarah at szero@wellstruck.com.

 
 

Annual Happy Hour

 

Once a year or so we also host a larger-scale happy hour to celebrate and reconnect with the women who've attended throughout the year.

 

Video by Michele Suits #QuarterMoonCo