Hey MIT! Our conference planning team has put together a fantastic set of events for you this spring for our annual Spring Empowerment Conference.
Our theme this year is Be Gutsy, and all of the events embody this idea in some way.
We’re kicking off our week with a keynote by Caroline Paul, New York Times Bestselling author of the new book The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. She’s lived an extremely bold life and we’re so excited for her to empower us with her stories. The MIT COOP will be there after to sell her books with a book signing, which sounds like a great gift for any young women you have in your lives!
On Tuesday we’re going to focus on empowerment through fun, with a ladies-only belly dancing class in the afternoon (if moving those hips like no one’s watching isn’t empowering, I don’t know what is), and an all-female stand-up comedy night at the Thirsty Ear in the evening (free drink tickets and snacks to those to RSVP!).
Wednesday we’ll shift gears to internal empowerment and what it means to be gutsy in a quieter way. In the morning we’ll have a mindfulness workshop that runs the gamut of mindfulness training, stress reduction, and even mindful eating. In the evening we will be joined by the fantastic local Kate Robinson, who will teach a ~slow flow and funk yoga~ class followed by a self-care dinner discussion. Yes, get excited, there is free yoga.
On Thursday we’ll change it up with a panel on How To Be A Gusty Communicator. What do an author/carpenter, professor, honey bee researcher, and a social entrepreneur have in common? You’ll be surprised with the awesome diversity we’ve got on this panel, and how much you can learn from their wide range of experiences that can help YOU be more gutsy in your own life! This panel will be followed by another book signing with the help of the MIT COOP by the amazing Nina MacLaughlin.
To wind down on Friday, we’ll kick it up a notch to go out on an EXTREME note with our panel of women who do extreme science. These women will blow your mind. They study glaciers, black holes, the ozone layer and even… the Cambridge sewage system. In my book, you have to be gutsy to go there!
Now, this is all just a sneak peak. Believe it or not, there’s even more. And believe it or not, at every single one of these events, there will be food. Tell your friends! Check out the events on our website for full details and to RSVP!
Huge shout-out to POWER and WIC for their collab efforts!