So you’ve debated attending a Girlboss Rally for the past few years, and are finally ready to pull the trigger. Or perhaps you just found out about the Girlboss Rally, and are doing some thorough research before you reserve your spot (how responsible of you!). Or, you’ve already registered for your fifth Girlboss Rally, and are so excited because you know how awe-inspiring and invigorating the weekend will be.
Words fall short when it comes to describing the feeling of being surrounded by thousands of women seeking to make a positive change in their lives, who are hungry for more out of their career aspirations and business dreams, and who are looking for like-minded friends to have by their side for their journey toward their own success. At the Girlboss Rally, there’s a no-bullshit, all-in honesty to how we talk about the experiences we’ve been through and those that may lie ahead. And you’d be surprised at just how cathartic, reassuring, and motivating those kinds of conversations are.
This June 29 and 30, we’re hosting our fifth Girlboss Rally, and our only one of 2019, at UCLA’s Royce Hall (and the surrounding campus). Whether you’re still on the fence or are looking to get hyped, here’s the spiel on why a weekend at the Girlboss Rally could seriously change your life.
You’ll meet ambitious women—just like you
At the Girlboss Rally, you’re not just meeting professionals in a similar field or industry and exchanging pleasantries and business cards. Share your latest #GirlbossMoment, and you’ll find a new hype squad ready to build you up. Get vulnerable about your quarter-life (or mid-life!) crisis, and you’ll be met with stories of similar situations and understanding. So don’t be afraid to go alone—you’ll only be missing opportunities to form genuine friendships, make career connections, and yes, even meet your future co-founder. Plus, your registration includes a free, one-year membership to the Girlboss community—a new digital platform to connect on both a personal and professional level—so you’ll actually have a way to stay in touch with everyone you meet.
You’ll hear inspiring stories from leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and execs
Our speakers and workshop leaders aren’t here to humble brag. They, too, are on a higher mission to help women overcome the challenges we all face. They’re here to share not just honest stories about their success, but the lessons they learned from their failures, so that you, too, can learn from them.
You’ll get honest, no-bullshit advice for your career (and life)
We’re not just talking big picture at the Girlboss Rally. We’re going deep on actionable advice you can take back to the boardroom or the interview. Our programming covers everything from leadership skills to meditation techniques, and you’ll be able to pick and choose which topics interest you the most.
You can get professional services in one place
Need a new headshot to spruce up your personal website? Want to make sure your resume is copy-edited, or you’re on the right path for the career of your dreams? These kinds of professional services can add up, but we’ve got you covered. Boss Shots and complimentary glam are back, and resume reviews and one-on-one career coaching have been added to the schedule this year.
We’ll show you how to be good with money
We wholeheartedly disagree with the idea that women are inherently bad with money—but when society repeatedly tells us this and refuses to give us the tools and resources we need for financial independence, it’s easy to believe that’s true. To combat that, we’ve got a whole track of programming in The Vault dedicated to personal and professional finances. We’ll cover everything from taxes for small business owners and freelancers, to navigating the world of VC funding, to smart ways to save for your future. And if you’ve got more specific questions or concerns, you can sign up for one-on-one and group Money Therapy sessions to speak directly with a financial advisor.
You’ll get advice for your small business or side-hustle
Whether you were never one for a 9-to-5, or are simply looking for a way to feel more fulfilled (or just make extra cash), a huge chunk of our programming is reserved for small business owners and side-hustlers. You’ll walk away with the next step you can take to grow your audience, convert your followers, hire your first employee, or start scaling your business into a billion-dollar brand.
You could even get a new job
If you’re not quite ready to take the leap on your own venture, but are ready for something new, we’re hooking you up with opportunities at some of our favorite companies (i.e., ones that actually care about women). You’ll be able to meet with recruiters, learn about current opportunities, and ask all the questions you may have.
You’re supporting female-led small businesses
We’re so excited to share the amazing lineup of female-led and local small businesses in our Shopping Bazaar. From Italian-leather goods to trendy accessories as seen on the Met Gala pink carpet, to curated vintage, artisan goods and, yup, vibrators, we have a feeling you’ll be excited to support them, too.
You’ll also be proud to know a portion of all registration proceeds helps fund the Girlboss Foundation, which awards grants to deserving women building companies that support other women and causes.
Bonus: You can shop exclusive Girlboss Merch
After this weekend (and to be honest, probably long before it), you’ll want everyone to know you’re a #Girlboss. The Girlboss Rally is the only place to shop our exclusive merch—including everyone’s favorite sweatsuit, and other limited-edition apparel and accessories.