We live in a high stakes climate - in the wake of #metoo, discrimination in the workplace, data misuse, and a number of other issues, the public and press are becoming increasingly reluctant of brands (and the executives who lead them) that don't address the societal issues concerning consumers. No doubt it's risky business to put a stake in the ground on hot button issues. Nonetheless, in today's market, having an authentic POV is an important move for your company and your legacy as a leader.
Education & Community
Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day that marks the point in the year at which women's earnings will finally “catch up” to what men earned in the previous year alone. This year, April 2nd signified how far women collectively needed to work into 2019 to catch up to what men were paid in 2018. Because black women face an even larger wage gap, they need to work until August 22, 2019, to match what men earned the previous year, representing a 39% pay gap.
The Riveter is now open, and we want to share our space with you! The Riveter is a national membership network of community, content, resources and coworking spaces. Bring your laptop, bring your friends, and spend an hour - or the day - working from The Riveter and being a part of our community built by women, for everyone. Our free day of coworking begins at 9:00 am, followed by happy hour and an open house at 5:00 pm.
Woodbury Days, the city's biggest and most beloved summer festival, returns to Ojibway Park at the end of the month for its 41st year. Organizers report that, last year, almost 300 businesses participated in the event and more than 30,000 people attended. Check online for a detailed schedule of events, but don’t miss some perennial favorites: the business fair, the bingo tent, the petting zoo, the Taste of Woodbury, the beer tent…you get the idea. Party on, Woodbury. We’ll see you at the park!
Preserve, cultivate and celebrate the rich Irish heritage along the Mississippi River by delving into authentic dishes, listening to live music and watching Irish dancers perform. All proceeds go to the Minnesota Irish cultural community and the supporting new immigrant groups through the help of the Legacy Fund.
Rock out with the Shaw Brothers or grab your kids for a pontoon ride.
Keep it classic this year and start your morning off with Tom Thumb donuts or shake it up with all new DIY donut flights from the Hangar. Whether you’re visiting the award-winning livestock barns or taking a turn on the giant slide, be sure to keep sunscreen applied and one hand free at all times for that next new confection on-a-stick.
Revolution Church strives to provide an all-inclusive space where transparency, honesty, hope and doubt are welcomed and encouraged. It is a place that seeks to embody grace. Plus it's a church in a bar with a bowling alley, what's not to like?
Every Sunday at 11:00am · FREE
Join us for a panel of leading women who will share their experiences and insight on how they’ve juggled the demands of family life with building businesses and careers. No woman has the same path to success and, after this panel, you’ll be inspired to define success on your own terms.
Hannah Barnstable (Seven Sundays)
Steph Flies (City Moms Blog)
Junita Flowers (Junita's Jar)
Shannan Paul (media personality)
Carly Zucker (media personality)
Join us to celebrate LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs as a community! The Riveter is hosting a panel discussion with LGBTQ+ founders on how they built their businesses. Our goal is to provide an affordable and accessible space for local, diverse LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to have real conversations about what it is like to own a business. Ask questions, hear their stories, learn how they navigate challenges and bias, and celebrate their triumphs, large and small.
Charlie Brackney (Founder of HAUS Salon)