The Wise Women’s Council is Now Open For Applications—Join The Class of 2021
Every year, I work with a small circle of women to dig deeper into their leadership capacity and explore what the future of work looks like for women who are navigating career and family.
Last year, we gathered 28 women together. In the nine months we spent together, they welcomed 8 new babies, managed 35 older children, submitted essays to the World Economic Forum, applied to TED residencies, became co-founders, launched strategic new business offerings, pivoted, reached, made hard decisions—and grew in their own leadership.
They also brought partners home from work, tried for additional pregnancies, explored single motherhood, talked openly about IVF, negotiated difficult teams, pivoted entire businesses, hired team members, scaled to 10-figures, fired people, hit six-figures for the first time, debated having more children, supported each other through heart-wrenching decisions, grieved losses, and lived through a global pandemic.
This is The Wise Women’s Council, our annual leadership incubator for high-impact women navigating the big moves surrounding career, life, and family.
We spent March through December together—yes, in a pandemic—and gathered together to be real, to level up, and to grow even in the midst of what life had in store for us. Over nine months, we meet once a week to laugh, cry, share, and open up about what it really takes to level up in our work lives while also trying to grow our families and raise small humans.
The Wise Women’s Council, a leadership incubator for high-growth women, is now accepting applications for our Class of 2021.
The Wise Women’s Council is a gathering space for driven, ambitious women carving out a new world of work, leadership, and parenting. It’s a place to connect, level up, be real, and be vulnerable together in a private community space dedicated to you and your peers.
It’s nine-month program for women at your growth edge who want to continue to level up in your life and career. It’s a leadership incubator for women business leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators also navigating pregnancy, parenthood, and motherhood. That’s what The Wise Women’s Council is.
We start in March. The program goes through December 2021. All the details are here.
Early-bird applications are now open.
If you’re looking for a community of wise women leveling up and playing big in 2021, apply to join us in The Wise Women’s Council.
I read every single application that comes through, and I can’t wait to read yours and get to know you, too.
Year End Practice: Reflection Questions
- Do you remember where you started the year? Who were you when 2020 was just beginning?
- How have you changed as a result of all of the events of the year?
- What’s a standout memory or moment you had this year?
- What’s something you admire about the people you were quarantined, isolated, rooming up with, or surrounded by?
- Who are you grateful for?
- What’s something that you admire or honor in yourself and how you’ve grown this year? Say it out loud, or write it down, and share it with others. It’s a great practice to be proud of yourself!
- What’s a wish or desire you have for 2021 and the next steps of your journey?
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Sarah K Peck
Founder, Startup Parent
Sarah Peck is a writer, startup advisor, and yoga teacher based in New York City. She’s the founder and executive director of Startup Parent, a media company documenting the stories of women’s leadership across work and family. She hosts the weekly Startup Parent Podcast and Let's Talk, her second podcast. Previously, she worked at Y Combinator backed One Month, Inc, a company that teaches people to code in 30 days, and before that she was a writing and communications consultant.
She’s a 20-time All-American swimmer who successfully swam the Escape from Alcatraz nine separate times, once wearing only a swim cap and goggles to raise $33k for charity: water. She’s written for more than 75 different web publications and and has delivered speeches and workshops at Penn, UVA, Berkeley, Harvard, Craft & Commerce, WDS, and more.