Pizza Farm Night!
Aug
21
2:30 PM14:30

Pizza Farm Night!

Take a bus trip to A to Z Pizza Farm! What's a Pizza Farm? Just as it sounds - a farm where all of the ingredients to make the pizza were grown on the farm, then handmade and baked in the farm's brick-oven. Enjoy music, beverages, and Wedge snacks on the way to and from the farm.

$25 ticket includes party bus fare, snacks and light refreshments. Does NOT include pizza or alcohol purchases at the farm.

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All Doors Open: A Conversation on Immigration
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

All Doors Open: A Conversation on Immigration

There’s been a lot of information going back and forth regarding immigration issues happening at our borders. Have questions you’d like answers to? Join us on Thursday, August 23rd for an evening with immigration lawyer, Lisa Salazar. Lisa and a few colleagues will be on hand to shed some light on what’s actually happening and what we can do to help.

All proceeds will be donated to Volunteer Lawyers Network.

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Creativity and Divine Timing with Amy Quale of Wise Ink
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Creativity and Divine Timing with Amy Quale of Wise Ink

Have you ever had a creative idea that was pure magic, but then when you went to create, nothing came? Don't worry--the universe knows best! Amy Quale, co-founder of Wise Ink Creative Publishing in Minneapolis, has seen and come to know that the best stuff comes when creators go with the flow (with a little bit of strategic planning thrown in when the time is right). Amy will talk about the weirdly sentient quality of ideas, what it means to be a creative in today's to-the-minute world, and how to know when it's time to dream and when it's time to build.

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West Side Story at The Guthrie
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

West Side Story at The Guthrie

An iconic American musical

It's 1957 and two rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, are prowling the streets of Manhattan's West Side. When Tony falls for Maria, the sister of a rival gang member, a rumble is planned. Like Romeo and Juliet they're caught in an ages-long feud with no escape, even as they pledge their love for each other. Through the genius of Bernstein and Sondheim, incomparable hits like "Maria," "Tonight," "Cool" and "I Feel Pretty" are merged with the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical.

5:30 PM: Complimentary pre-show happy hour at The Coven

6:45-7 PM: Travel from Coven to Guthrie

7:30-10PM: West Side Story

Content Advisory: This production contains a prop gun and simulated gun shots, strong language, the use of electronic cigarettes and scenes depicting physical and sexual violence.

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Work, Pump, Repeat: An Author Talk with Jessica Shortall
Aug
16
8:30 AM08:30

Work, Pump, Repeat: An Author Talk with Jessica Shortall

Whether you’re a new parent or seasoned toddler wrangler, we’ve all felt the pressure to do and have it all. Returning to work (whatever that looks like for you) can throw a wrench into baby bliss, navigating nursing rooms, traveling, unrealistic expectations, and self-doubt. Jessica Shortall, award winning local author of the book Work, Pump, Repeat shares the nitty-gritty basics of surviving the working world as a breastfeeding parent. We’re so excited to have her at The Coven for a discussion on the ups and downs of parenthood.

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Fresh Start to Your Sexual Self-Care
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Fresh Start to Your Sexual Self-Care

Imagine growing up in a sex positive household — a place where your parents talked naturally and openly about your body, sensuality and sexuality. A place where you learned the actual names for your genitals instead of calling them “private parts.” A place where you were encouraged to be curious and fascinated in your body, just the way it is. Imagine receiving sex education in school at an appropriate age (as opposed to not at all, or when you were far too old) about the joys and pleasures of physical intimacy and sex, rather than it being fear-based, scaring the heck out of you and leading to guilt, shame or denial of your natural, beautiful, omnipotent sexual self!

Join Dr. Rachel Allyn — holistic psychologist, yoga teacher, writer, and pleasure expert — as she engages us in a conversation around cultivating a fresh start to your sexual self-care. Because it’s never too late to embody an attitude that recognizes it’s your birthright to indulge in pleasure. An attitude believing that sexual health is a fundamental part of your overall wellbeing, and an appreciation for how your sexual energy inspires creativity, connection and vitality. Together we’ll integrate education and discussion, including answering all of your juiciest questions about your body, sex, and intimacy.

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Meet the Farmers: Farm to Table Food Discussion
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Farmers: Farm to Table Food Discussion

Learn about what factors come into play in getting fresh food from farms to our tables in Minnesota and Wisconsin. We'll dive into topics that influence the price and availability of healthy food in our local food system, hear about each farmer’s unique experiences in the industry, learn how these incredible women started and grew their careers in farming.

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Leading with Kindness with Katie Steller
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Leading with Kindness with Katie Steller

Join us as we celebrate small acts of kindness with the Kindness Queen, Katie Steller. This incredible human not only runs her own business, but does it from a place of abundance and joy in bringing happiness to everyone she meets. Hear how Katie has learned to advocate for herself, her staff, and her community through the ups and downs of life and entrepreneurship.

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The Coven Presents: Cooks for Kids: Volunteering at the Crisis Nursery
Jul
28
7:00 AM07:00

The Coven Presents: Cooks for Kids: Volunteering at the Crisis Nursery

Cook for Kids: A small group of people who will visit the Crisis Nursery and make breakfast for kids and sit with the kids while they eat. Suggested donation of $10, which will cover the cost of the food we make for the kids at the Crisis Nursery.

Check out the Crisis Nursery here: https://www.crisisnursery.org/about-us/

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Leading with Gratitude with Kate Herzog
Jul
26
8:30 AM08:30

Leading with Gratitude with Kate Herzog

Kate Herzog built House of Talents from the notion that when we extend a hand out to folks who need it, we receive more in return. She helps connect talented artisans in developing countries to consumers worldwide, so that through their work, they may construct the lives they envision for themselves. As one of the most generous and self-aware people we know, we’re excited to have her at The Coven to drop some truth and love bombs on us all.

You can see some of Kate’s amazing furniture in The Coven on the 4th floor. Her all-weather chairs are a staple in many homes and offices in the Twin Cities and beyond!

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The Coven Presents: Meet the Candidate: Erin Murphy for Governor
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven Presents: Meet the Candidate: Erin Murphy for Governor

Meet the DFL-endorsed candidate for governor Erin Murphy! This registered nurse, state representative, mom, and wife has dedicated her life to helping families in Minnesota. She’s taking that passion all the way to the MN governor’s office in the primaries this August and on Election Day in November. We’re BEYOND EXCITED to have her at The Coven to share her story and get to know Coven members.

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The Coven Presents: Bashaal: A Gathering of Women
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven Presents: Bashaal: A Gathering of Women

Bashaal is quarterly social event for women from all backgrounds to gather, share ideas, and build community. This quarter’s event will focus on ways to be more civically engaged in the run up to this year’s important midterm elections. 

This networking event will include a panel discussion, where you’ll learn everything from your polling place rights and identifying which offices are up for election to how to get engaged this election season. Plus, if you haven’t registered to vote yet, we’ll have a team here to help you, so you’re ready to vote in both the primaries in August and the general election in November!

Hosted by Women Organizing Women (WOW), a Somali-led group fostering face-to-face connection and education around civic engagement, and MSP NOW, the local chapter for the National Organization for Women.

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How She Built It: Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

How She Built It: Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center

Join us for an evening with the inspiring origin story of Indigenous Roots. We’ll be with one of the founders Mary Anne Quiroz who’ll be joined by two other collective members, Aiyana Machado and Alejandra (Tobar Alatriz). They are three of the incredible visionaries behind the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center, an incubator space for artists and organizations dedicated to building, supporting, and cultivating opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities of color.

Listen as Mary Anne, Aiyana, and Alejandra share their interconnected inspiring origin stories, explain how they foster the dynamic community taking shape in their space on the East Side of St. Paul, and find out how they’ve been able to create a new world brimming with inclusivity and creativity against all odds. This session will be as inspiring as it is practical, so bring your big questions and come ready to dream.

All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center.

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The Coven Presents: The Minnesota Kweens Pop-Up
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Coven Presents: The Minnesota Kweens Pop-Up

Celebrate The Coven's Communities Month through our talented artists and creators bring delicious fashion, art and treats into our space. Join founding member Gigi Berry as she shares not only her wildly popular MN and Prince themes pins- but unveils an exclusive line of Coven pins, patches and keychains (OMGigi), celebrating the community we’ve built here and the wondrous humans within it. A portion of the sales will go to our friends at Juxtaposition Arts. Be sure to pick up the next drop of Coven merch at the event to make your way into summer looking fly as hell. This event is co-ed and all-ages.

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The Coven + AAICM Present: A Minneapolis Starlet: Hilda Simms
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven + AAICM Present: A Minneapolis Starlet: Hilda Simms

In 1944 Hilda Simms, a young woman from North Minneapolis, waited in the wings of the Mansfield Theater on Broadway. She was about to make her first appearance on Broadway and in doing so, she would help to shape Broadway history. Anna Lucasta was the first Broadway play to feature an all-black cast with a plot that did not center on racial themes.

Hilda's starring role as Anna Lucasta was just the beginning for this intellectual and creative woman. Hilda's move to New York in the 1940s would lead to a career on Broadway and in Hollywood where she was not only a brilliant actress, but a civil rights activist. In fact, her activism landed on her on the Hollywood Blacklist.

Join us for an evening with the African American Interpretive Center of Minnesota to learn about this Minneapolis starlet with a screening of Hilda Simms’ film work, a presentation on her life and work, and a Q&A with Hilda’s niece, Nannette Moses.

Tickets are available with an optional donation. All proceeds will benefit the AAICM.

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 The Coven Presents: Patio Pairings - Summer Wine & Cheese
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven Presents: Patio Pairings - Summer Wine & Cheese

Prep your palate for a summer evening of wine and cheese! Kristin Watts, brand manager and wine educator at Small Lot Wine, will lead us through wine tasting and teach you which cheese to pair with your favorite rosé for sunny summer gatherings. We’ll learn about sustainable winemaking practices with a focus on female winemakers across the globe. Local Minnesota cheesemakers will introduce you to the incredible world of cheese and cheesemaking in this tasty course.

Hello, World!

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The Coven Presents: Hair Wraps with Nessa
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Coven Presents: Hair Wraps with Nessa

Join hair wrap and style expert, Vanessa McDuffie for a morning of hair love. She’ll share her tips and tricks to styling with curly, processed, and protective styles. Bring your favorite wrap and prepare to slay. This event is reserved for women and non-binary members of color.

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Vinyasa Flow + Vino with Women in Digital
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Vinyasa Flow + Vino with Women in Digital

Coven members are invited to the exclusive Women in Digital members-only gathering for networking, yoga and wine class. Join for one hour of vinyasa flow to help you unwind from your busy day and a wine tasting class by Spillery Creative. 

How often do we allow ourselves to turn off the noise and focus on our bodies and our minds? Because we are so plugged in all day long, this event is about seeking solace in a tech-free zone. In our yoga practice, embrace the quiet ambience and allow yourself to tune into your soul through body and mind. In wine class, we will be inspired by winemakers who use minimal technology and intervention to create natural wines that are pretty damn tasty, too.

This event is open to women and non-binary folks who are members of Women in Digital and/or members of the Coven, offering a great opportunity to connect with each other, learn what Women in Digital is all about. 

About The Instructors:

Lilly Zabrowski is a Minneapolis native and mama of two boys who has been practicing yoga for over twelve years. She also teaches at Blooma, and is passionate about serving women, especially young moms. Other loves include wine and kick-ass women, so she's pretty excited about this event.

Lisa Priest’s passion for wine led her from London to Argentina to California, where she enjoyed sampling grapes on bike rides through vineyards. Now, she brings the stories of the people and places behind great wines to Minnesota, and helps people discover the wines that speak to them.

About Women in Digital Twin Cities:

Your digital talent makes you one of the most powerful women on the planet. Together, we join to share knowledge, to inspire each other and to become empowered by that strength. Our mission is to connect women in digital through engaging and educational events and to enable them with the confidence and tools necessary to exchange their power. More about Women in Digital here.

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The Coven Presents: SoulSpeak: Find Your Voice + Own Your Story
Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

The Coven Presents: SoulSpeak: Find Your Voice + Own Your Story

Owning our voice and our story is a huge part of our personal power. Join us as we gather to share our voice and our wisdom through interactive storytelling. The first hour will be a journey of truth, storytelling about moments when you used or perhaps lost your voice (No prep needed! Show up as you are!). The second hour we’ll dive into an empathy practice space based on a non-violent communication framework, where you get tools to practice speaking your truth and holding deep, powerful space to hear another’s truth.

Jessica Leigh Lyons, founder of SoulSpeak, is a coach and facilitator devoted to creating spaces where folks can hear their own truth, own their power, and empathetically connect to build the world we want to create.

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The Coven + BWC Presents: The “Nice” or “Not-so-Nice” Happy Hour
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven + BWC Presents: The “Nice” or “Not-so-Nice” Happy Hour

Enjoy an informal happy hour and discussion with Coven Members and BWC owner, Lani Basa, about what it’s like to be new to Minnesota. If you’re a transplant, this is a great opportunity to meet other transplants and share your experiences moving here for the first time or moving back after getting a little distance. This event is also great for home-grown Minnesotans, who might not understand that MN is not always so nice to others. Come for some treats and conversation about how to build more inclusive teams, friendships, and communities.

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Financial Literacy For Your Little Ones
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Financial Literacy For Your Little Ones

You don't have to be a financial whiz to talk with your kids about money, but you might need some innovative ways to consider saving, charitable giving and sharing, and spending as a family. Join Darla Kashian, Senior Vice-President, Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management for a fun, spirited discussion about aligning money with your family's values, spending and sharing. Darla promises kindness and humor, along with her sage advice and even some fun exercises for your kiddos if you choose to bring them! Darla's a total boss and unlike any financial advisor we've met before - we can't wait for you to meet her. 

Please include a note about your child's age if you plan on bringing your little one(s)! 

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The Coven + The Skin Sisters Present: Summer Skincare Rituals
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven + The Skin Sisters Present: Summer Skincare Rituals

Join us for an evening with Lauren and Brooke. They are real life sisters and Dermatology Physician Assistants with  over a decade of experience specializing in both medical and cosmetic Dermatology. They share their skincare tips and secrets through @TheSkinSisters on Instagram and www.TheSkinSisters.com. Lauren and Brooke practice Dermatology at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina and Plymouth, MN.

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Rediscovering Yourself with Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rediscovering Yourself with Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown

Join filmmakers and Coven members Kelsey Peterson and Madeline Brown for an evening of Q & A on their latest film, “The Cure Map.” Kelsey and Madeline are two friends who embarked on a journey around the country to capture on film what it means to live with a Spinal Cord Injury.

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Body is Your Business: Quiet Your Inner Critic & Embody Your Inner Boss
May
24
8:00 AM08:00

Body is Your Business: Quiet Your Inner Critic & Embody Your Inner Boss

Here is the truth: YOUR BODY IS AMAZING. It's time to start learning how to believe that. Because when you feel good about yourself and your body, it impacts everything—your relationships, your wellbeing, and your job. In this workshop, you’re going to learn how you can stop the negative thoughts and truly transform your relationship with your body so you can own your awesome—in meetings and in front of the mirror.

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The Coven + Haus of Ojas Present: Self-Care as a Ritual
May
23
8:00 AM08:00

The Coven + Haus of Ojas Present: Self-Care as a Ritual

There’s a lot of buzz about “self-care” and how it can help you navigate everyday stresses. But, what does self-care really mean? And how are you supposed to find time for it? The “Self-Care As Ritual” session dispels myths about the self-care trend while giving you ideas on how to get started (and sustain) meaningful self-care. You’ll learn about ancient self-care rituals, like garshana (dry-brushing), self ahbyanga (hot oil massage), and nadi shodhan pranayama (alternate nostril breathing), but we’ll also discuss radically simple ways to take care of yourself (like going to the bathroom when you need to, drinking water, and making time for nourishing meals). In our fast-paced, high-demand culture, the creation of self-care rituals (both involved and simple) allows us to thrive and show up as the best versions of ourselves. If you’re in need of inspiration and grounding when it comes to your own daily rhythms, this session is for you.

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The Coven Presents: Plus Size is a Compliment with  NY Model Elizabeth Brown
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Coven Presents: Plus Size is a Compliment with NY Model Elizabeth Brown

Join Elizabeth Brown is a plus size model, positive body activist, and proliferator of good-ass vibes for brunch and a discussion on lessons from the plus size industry, emotions around shopping, and the joys of embracing our beauty and approach to living a full life. Elizabeth believes Plus is more than just about physical body but our voice, opinions, the space we take up, and she is leading a movement to combat outdated thoughts that we as women & nonbinary folk are made to feel like we aren’t supposed to take up too much space or have too many opinions.

This conversation is not limited to anyones form, but rather an invitation for all of us to learn, share, and embrace our full selves!

Speaker: Elizabeth Brown is a plus size model, positive body activist, and proliferator of good-ass vibes. You can follow her on InstagramTwitter or follow along on her adventures #itsoktobeplus.

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The Coven + Bloom+Rose Present: Wellness Warriors
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Coven + Bloom+Rose Present: Wellness Warriors

Sometimes it's challenging to get out of our heads and into our bodies. Bloom & Rose offers a series all about finding your inner warrior. Join co-founders Laura Seabloom and Coven founding member, Stephanie Domrose, as they perform a body connectedness exercise and empowerment activity. This event will end with meditation with essential oils and some reiki energy work.

This event is a preview of Bloom & Rose new series they're launching that helps YOU define and write YOUR story. This sneak peek is not without treats. Attend this event for a chance to win a free warrior card deck!

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Let's Lead with Wendy Wiesman
May
15
8:00 AM08:00

Let's Lead with Wendy Wiesman

Now more than ever, the qualities, examples and actions of what it means to lead deserve added emphasis. The activities taking place in our social sphere, the gig economy and lack of attention on leadership behaviors within an organization offer a ripe new foreground of control for performers who not only aim to excel, but lead with passion. Spend time with Wendy Wiesman, former Senior Director of Brand & Engagement Marketing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, understanding what it takes to lead - regardless of title, status and state of influence.

Walk away from this #LetsLead talk with a stronger understanding of what it means to THINK, ACT and BE the boss. Leave feeling empowered and energized to take your next leadership step - in, or outside of corporate America as we know it today.

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The Activate Network
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Activate Network

The Coven is thrilled to be kicking off our partnership with the Activate Network, a network of women of color business owners, entrepreneurs, and total bosses. The Activate Network was founded by Camille Thomas (yep, THE Camille Thomas from Fearless Commerce) and exudes everything The Coven stands for: an intersectional group of dynamic,  empowering women empowering other women. We are overjoyed to kick off our first monthly session in partnership with the incredible women from Activate Network, please join us in welcoming them warmly to our community.

Often we hang on to things that no longer serve us: relationships, clothing, self-image issues, etc. We cling to who we used to be not because it makes us happy, but because we simply don’t know how to choose differently.

This invigorating session features Char Dobbs, an unstoppable force packaged up in the form of a personal stylist and empowerment coach;  and Vie Boheme, a renaissance woman and performer who’s talent knows no end. Hold space with us as we unpack what it means to find and consciously choose joy in the midst of self-doubt and the pressure to do what’s expected. Take notes as two dynamos share how they’ve learned to challenge the status quo personally and professionally in the name of happiness, self-love, and self-expression.

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Mama's Bailout Panel
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Mama's Bailout Panel

Everyday thousands of mothers across the country find themselves trapped in jail and separated from their families simply because they can’t afford to pay bail. Women sit in jail needlessly for days, and at times weeks, for non-violent crimes. The Coven is partnering with NAACP Minneapolis, Black Visions Collective, and the National Bail Out to raise money so local mothers can be released from jail in time for Mother’s Day. Organizations across the country are participating in this movement, making it possible for mothers everywhere to spend their day with the families they love.

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Heathy Happy Hour with Haus of Ojas
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Heathy Happy Hour with Haus of Ojas

Join us for a post A-Flow happy hour with Nellie Brau from Haus of Ojas. She’ll be preparing a few types of sipper samples for folks to enjoy while she explains the health benefits of each. You can look forward to the following yummy treats:

  • Aloe + Rose Refresher: cooling aloe, rose, lime, coconut and a touch of raw honey blend together for a rejuvenating drink

  • Coconut Matcha Latte: energizing matcha blended with creamy coconut butter offers a balanced start to your AM routine (or mid-day pick-me-up)

  • Ayurvedic Golden Milk: warming milk infused with turmeric and spices creates a wonderful sipper for the evening hours

Nellie will also be providing the recipes  for members so they can make the drinks at home!

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Ask The Doctor with Dr. Sarah Manneh
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Ask The Doctor with Dr. Sarah Manneh

The doctor is in, and she’s here to share all the things no one tells you about your body. Join us for this casual discussion with Coven founding member and esteemed ObGyn, Dr. Sarah Manneh, MD as she answers all those burning (literally and/or figuratively) questions. This intersectional conversation crosses all generations. She’ll cover everything from living young, wild, free and fertile to living life with no limitations post menopause. With a knack for simplifying even the most complicated healthcare and wellness questions, Dr. Manneh creates comfortable environments for any and all questions.

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Info Session with Pipeline Angels
May
3
8:00 AM08:00

Info Session with Pipeline Angels

Join us for an information session with Pipeline Angels CEO and Founder Natalia Oberto. Two powerhouse Coven members, Maggie Knoke and Lisa Armstrong, recently started the local cohort of Pipeline Angels investors in the Twin Cities. This is your opportunity to learn more about finding funding or becoming a funder. Natalia will be at The Coven from 8-9:30am to share more about Pipeline Angels and how you can get involved as an investor or a start up!

About Pipeline Angels:
Pipeline Angels is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women and non-binary femme social entrepreneurs.

Their members serve as the friends and family round for entrepreneurs who may not already have support at that critical stage. Since Pipeline Angels launched April 2011, over 300 members have graduated from their angel investing bootcamp and have invested more than US$5M in 50+ companies via their pitch summit process.

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