The Rowan Tree is a women-focused coworking and cogrowth community that allows you to:
Work in an open space, collaborating and networking with smart, innovative, and like-minded women
Get your wellness and creativity on through provided "creative catalysts" and an on-site wellness room with yoga + fitness classes
Work in focused "quiet" spaces, as needed, or meet with clients or teams in private conference rooms
Participate in thought-provoking and fun educational, social, and community focused events
Develop mentor and mentee relationships that can help guide and navigate your career path
Give back to the community through our 5 to 1 membership model; for every five memberships, one scholarship will be given to a women who might not otherwise have access to the space.
The Rowan Tree is for women who:
Work from home often, with small teams, or remotely and may feel isolated and disconnected from their community and need a space other than a coffee shop to get work done or hold client and team meetings
Are building their business or career, and looking to develop partnerships and support systems to broaden their reach and capabilities
Are emerging into the workforce or focusing on the next chapter of their career and want to connect with and learn from successful, fun, balanced, and positive women
Are finding it difficult to create a balance of work, connection, health, and creativity along with life's daily responsibilities
Are looking to be a part of a diverse community that supports women of all ages, races, income levels, and professions.
NOTE: The space images shown above are for our projected location dependent on funding received. Projected timeline to open is Fall 2018.
Why the Rowan Tree Community is Needed:
We believe that a happy life is one that is productive, filled with supportive relationships, and balanced. In the world of DC and Northern Virginia – or any fast-paced environment for that matter – finding balance can be tough. Add in kids, pets, caring for aging parents, maintaining relationships, and dealing with day-to-day nitty gritty stuff, finding that balance can be near impossible.
While we believe that working hard is key to success – we also believe that working shouldn’t drain your passion, your health, your strength, or your creativity.
We are creating a space focused on women who need a place to work and meet with clients – but also want to feel inspired, energized, and connected. We want to link smart, funny, creative (and remember – creative doesn’t always mean artsy!), supportive, growth-oriented, and heart-centered women to each other. We want to foster relationships between budding and seasoned professionals – showing our young women what a balanced and driven life can look like. We also believe that women should plant their roots in a community where they can flourish, feel safe, and grow personally and professionally like they never imagined.
We also know what happens when you bring a passionate and driven group of women together: WE DO AMAZING THINGS.
Imagine working in a warm and inviting space full of color. Where you can work in an open space and share ideas or work quietly and take a private phone call. Where you can take a break to do some yoga or borrow some paint and create something (paint by numbers totally counts!). Where you can join us for an engaging event or signature cocktail and meet with some of the most interesting, happy, well-adjusted, and successful women in the community while learning tips for balanced success. All of this while working with an organization rooted in creativity, health, and making our community a better place.
As does water and sunshine for plants, working at the Rowan Tree can help nourish, energize, and grow your career – and maybe transform your soul a bit, too.
For more information visit www.workrowan.com or join us for an upcoming event: https://linktr.ee/workrowan
About Us: From Root to Bloom
Amy Dagliano, Co-Founder, Inspiration Cultivator
Amy is a talented and focused Creative Marketing Director with 15+ years experience in graphic design, marketing direction, and government consulting. Working first at small agencies, she then moved on to Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Graphic Designer and Art Director. She led design for clients, mentored and trained staff, and managed branding efforts for the firm. In her current role, Amy translates clients’ visions into inspiring and unique creative solutions. She wears many hats, spanning from print designer, branding specialist, project manager, culture and team builder, employee engagement expert, and creative conceptual brainstormer. Throughout her career Amy has learned the importance of leading with empathy and grace. As an adult, Amy’s friends affectionately call her “Captain” for her ability to turn ideas into reality through her attention to detail, ability to delegate, and determination to make it happen.
Kate Viggiano Janich, Co-Founder, Positivity Instigator
Kate is a seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP) and Strategic Communicator. A management and communications consultant for 12+ years at Booz Allen Hamilton and Atlas Research, she is known for her expertise in program management, event coordination, strategic communications, stakeholder relationship management, change management, and employee engagement. She leads simultaneous multi-million dollar budget projects and leads proposal and capture efforts for new business development. Clients and team members praise Kate for her ability to listen to a problem, develop step-by-step solutions, navigate her team through barriers all while infusing humor and creativity. After the 2016 election, Kate co-founded Together We Will Northern Virginia, a now 2000-member strong grassroots group and respected key player in the NoVA political community. She is eager to create a space for women to reach their highest potential…and perhaps crack some glass ceilings along the way.
It just so happens that we share the same birthday (same day and year). When celebrating our birthday last year, a seed was planted as we talked about how much strength women get from one another. We talked about how amazing women are when they join together for a common goal, and we talked about how disconnected women often feel because they are all just trying to dig their own path to keep moving forward.
This conversation stuck with both of us. This little idea about bringing women together kept pushing its way into our minds like a small seedling determined to poke through the soil. Several months later while on a lunch break walk together, our idea sprouted. We decided to create a space for women that was equally focused on connection, productivity, and balance while also being infused with creativity, wellness, and light. It was here that the Rowan Tree coworking and cogrowth idea rooted…and began to grow.
Rowan Tree will offer refreshing, authentic, and expert core programming around wellness, professional, and personal growth.
We are so pleased to announce our first Corporate Partner:
Eleccion is in the business of creating workplaces that are meaningful and nurturing—while bringing in ideas and strategies that help businesses meet their full potential. A women-owned small business, Eleccion helps organizations fundamentally rethink the way they work, interact, and transact through organization optimization and experimentation; technology adoption; and agile acquisition.
What is the Rowan Tree
The Rowan Tree is known as the “portal tree,” the threshold between here and the place you wish to go. Representing vision, balance, connection, and power, the Rowan Tree brings to life the meaning of transformation. The tree is incredibly diverse in its growth, often growing inside other trees, in craggy riverbeds, and in other seemingly impossible locations. Sometimes our finest and highest calling is discovered when and where we least expect. The tree also represents the month of our birthday.