applications open until october 22nd 2019

Curated Collectives Meeting for
Accountability and Peer Mentorship

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There’s Strength in Numbers

moandIn the application, which takes about 20 minutes, you’ll tell us about:

  • Who you are
  • Where you are in your career
  • Where you want to be

There is no nomination or personal essay required, and the application is only for curatorial purposes. Once you submit, we’ll read your application and carefully match you with other professionals that share similar hopes, dreams or backgrounds.

Application Timeline
September 30th, 2019    

Applications open.

October 22nd, 2019    

Applications close. Hurry hurry! Behind the scenes, the curation process begins.

November 1st, 2019    

All welcome emails will have been sent out to members.

Upcoming Events
November 14th, 2019 at 5pm 

Launch party! Members can meet the full whole collective for the first time at Saint Kate Arts Hotel at 5pm-6pm. Chat with other members and the Rev Collective co-founders. Stay for NEWaukee’s The Shift, which runs until 8:30pm, to hear some brilliant speakers explore topics around achieving gender parity in the workplace.

December 5th, 2019 at 6pm

Kickoff event! Members get sorted into their Collectives (groups of 6-8), meet each other for the first time, introduce themselves, learn the framework for respectful and productive meetings, and conduct their first session. After that, collectives will schedule their next month’s meetings. 

Member Benefits

 

  • Curated collective of 6 professionals with similar career/business goals
  • Proven framework for monthly meetings based on accountability and peer-to-peer mentorship
  • Access to moderated larger online community of female professionals
  • Personalized resources related to their specific career/business pain points
  • 2 Small group coaching sessions
  • VIP special access to select events, held quarterly 
  • Discounted tickets to annual Rev Retreat

Who Should Join

Female and nonbinary professionals and entrepreneurs in the Greater Milwaukee Area are encouraged to apply for Rev Collective.

 

You should join if…

  • You feel lost or directionless in your career.
  • You want or need support achieving your career/business goals.
  • You feel that your career has plateaued or is not moving forward.
  • You are the only person at your business who does what you do.
  • You wish you had a mentor but don’t know who or how to ask.
  • You feel alone in your industry, business, or role.
  • You’ve changed jobs or industries.
  • You want to take your business or side hustle to the next level.
FEE BREAKDOWN

Cost of Membership

The price of membership is $275 annually, which breaks down to $22/month. To put that in context, that’s less than most gym memberships. Or if you’re like us, and don’t go to the gym, it’s less than subscribing to 2 streaming services, like Netflix + Amazon Prime.

This cost helps cover: curation of your collective, onboarding and printed welcome materials, group coaching sessions, online community access and moderation, personalized resources related to career/business needs and access to special Rev Collective events (with complimentary food and beverages, of course!)

We know that not everyone will able to afford this cost themselves. We encourage applicants to ask employers for assistance covering membership costs. Additionally, we may have some full and partial scholarships available to those that need it. There will be more information about this in the application.

FEE BREAKDOWN

Cost of Membership

The price of membership is $275 annually, which breaks down to $22/month. To put that in context, that’s less than most gym memberships. Or if you’re like us, and don’t go to the gym, it’s less than subscribing to 2 streaming services, like Netflix + Amazon Prime.

This cost helps cover: curation of your collective, onboarding and printed welcome materials, group coaching sessions, online community access and moderation, personalized resources related to career/business needs and access to special Rev Collective events (with complimentary food and beverages, of course!)

 

 

Affordability

We know that not everyone will able to afford this cost themselves. We encourage applicants to ask employers for assistance covering membership costs. Additionally, we may have some full and partial scholarships available to those that need it. There will be more information about this in the application.

FAQs

  I want to be in a group with my friend or business partner. Can I do that?

Yes. When you apply, you’ll both note in your applications that you have a preference to be matched with someone in particular.

This sounds cool, but I’m worried that I’ll be the only one who is [fill in the blank].

Our guess is that your concern hovers around some of these topics: age, gender, marital status, race/ethnicity, political or religious views, sexuality, ability, physical/mental health and wellness or more.

If you’re concerned about some aspect of your identity as it relates to feeling open, vulnerable and safe in a group setting, that’s important to us too! Note it in your application (everything you say will be kept private) and we’ll try to match you up with folks who share some facets of your identity. You can also share Rev Collective with a trusted friend or secret hero and ask them to be in a group with you because you don’t want to be the only one who [fill-in-the-blank]s. We honor requests to be matched with others who have applied. Oh, and you’re perfect exactly as you are.

What do you mean by nonbinary?

We mean anything on the spectrum of gender identities that is not exclusively masculine or exclusively feminine‍—‌identities that are outside the gender binary, i.e. either ‘male’ or ‘female.’ People with gender identities that exist outside the mainstream are often marginalized in similar ways to (and perhaps beyond) women. We know that transgender individuals are sometimes not considered within the grouping of ‘nonbinary,’ but we welcome trans people as well. Basically, if you identify as gender nonconforming, we’re happy to have you as part of the collective. 

Is this actually just for young women?

Nope. We accept applications from women and nonbinary individuals ages 18-100. No one ever stops wanting to be their best selves. As of October 4, 2019 (Day 5 of applications being open), we’ve had over 20 people in their 40s, 50s and 60s apply. If you’d feel more comfortable in a Collective with people who are close to you in age, simply note it in your application. The same goes for any other facet of your identity: gender, marital status, race/ethnicity, political or religious views, sexuality, ability, physical/mental health and wellness or more.

What if my group is a bad fit for me?

Let us know and we will rematch you with another group. We could certainly see how you might not want to be in a group with your ex’s new fling or some other crazy scenarios we could never have anticipated. We don’t offer refunds, though. That wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the group members who would be short 1 group member.

Where/when are meetings held?

Each group gets to decide where/when they want to hold meetings. Could be in a coffee shop, community space, a library or even in someone’s house. You can even hold them in a new place each month, like all those restaurants and coffee shops you’ve been meaning to try.

What if I can’t meet in person? Can I call into my meetings?

If you have mobility restrictions, social anxiety or transportation barriers, you can Video Call in. For everyone else, in the beginning, it’s better to meet face-to-face. It encourages bonding and intimacy. As your group continues to meet, you can arrange to Video Call in if you can’t otherwise make it.

Can men join?

In short, that’s not who this is for, but read on. Rev Collective was conceived as a way to help women and nonbinary individuals test and refine strategies for success in a world that is often not welcoming to them. If you’re a cis-gendered man, and you desperately want to be part of Rev Collective, contact us and tell us why.