The Rowan Tree

Rowan Tree offers a new kind of coworking and cogrowth community focused on women, in Herndon, VA.

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Project Ends on December 15, 2018

Project Description

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.

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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.

 

Our Story

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.

 

Our Partners

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.

Updates

The Project FAQs

What is a Founding Member?

You are one of our earliest supporters and champions. By signing up for an annual membership early, you help shape our community into awesome. We will reach out to you for feedback and input as we build Rowan Tree and set our priorities. 

 

You basically get free perks until we open our doors. Your official 12-month membership will kick off when we open our physical space this fall.

 

You join us for exclusive pre-launch events, event discounts, and enjoy a special thank-you $500 discount off your annual membership. You are with us on our journey and will be next to us when we open our physical doors this fall. 

 

How much of a discount do I receive as a Founding Member?

The regular annual rate is $2400. If you are one of our first 30 Founding Members, you can get $600 off at $1800 for the whole year. After that, the rate goes up to $1900. (Still $500 off!)

 

What does my Founding Membership fee cover?

For us: Your fee goes into our capital funds, which allows us to hold events, cover marketing costs, and other legal/management fees. It is also important because when others see we have Founding Members, it builds trust and credibility! 

 

For you: You basically get free perks until we open our doors. Your official 12-month membership will kick off when we open our physical space this fall. In the meantime, you get FREE access to our pop-up coworking and other events. All pop-up coworking events will include a workshop or session around wellness, professional, or personal growth. Non-members will be required to pay a fee.

 

It sounds risky -- why should I be a Founding Member?

We know it’s a lot to ask people -- hey, give us your money even though we don’t have an official building yet! But as we mentioned, you will be part of a community before we even open our doors. You will enjoy meeting new people, and being part of a movement. You will help shape Rowan Tree through your ideas, brilliance, and spirit.

 

You will also get your money back if for any reason we don’t open. 

Do I have to pay in one lump sum? Yes, to receive the perks of a Founding Membership, we ask that you purchase your membership for the whole year.

 

Can I get my money back? Yes. If we do not open our doors, you will get your money back. That is a promise we don’t think we will ever need to make good on though!

 

What if I can’t commit $1800 right now? We know it’s a lot to ask for some people. If you are just dying to become a member, but are truly strapped, get in touch with us at hello@workrowan.com. We can find ways to figure it out. We want people with us who WANT to be a part of the community.

 

Wait, so you don’t have a space yet?

Nope! We have several options, and we are raising the capital to nail down a space in Herndon. We are two women with families, and we don’t believe in putting our entire life on the line to get a great space. So we are putting in our own money, crowdfunding, and seeking investors to help us get started. We do know this: We will have a space this fall.

Ela Macander
09/21/2018
Rowan Tree Inspiration Notebook
$50
09/13/2018
Annual Founding Membership ($2000/year with a $400 deposit)
$500
09/10/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$85
09/06/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$200
Deborah E
09/03/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$20
MaryLynn Hinde
09/01/2018
Rowan Tree Inspiration Notebook
$50
Jessie Leiber
08/16/2018
6-Month Founding Community Membership (a $300 discount!)
$330
Julie Johnston
08/15/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$50
Alicia White
08/15/2018
All The Rowan Tree Swag
$250
08/13/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

96 Supporters
Contribute
$400
Annual Founding Membership ($2000/year with a $400 deposit)

Join us as a Founding Annual Member! What do you get? An annual membership for $2000. (A $400 discount off our annual membership!) We ask for a $400.00 1st month deposit -- then you will pay $145 for 11 months. That works out to only $167/month for business amenities, conference room credits, 24/7 access, and 1x-year free host-a-workshop. We'll also include a Rowan Tree swag bag. As a Founding Member, you are one of our earliest supporters. You help shape our community into awesome. It doesn't get better than this. (Membership officially kicks in when we open our doors...but you enjoy all our events for free in the meantime!)

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2 Supporters
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$330
6-Month Founding Community Membership (a $300 discount!)

Want to be a member of our community and shape us into awesome, but maybe don't need all the coworking amenities? Do you want to enjoy member pricing for events and reservations, have some access to our space, and 2 designated coworking days a month? Join us for $330. That's $300 less than the regular rate of $630/6 months ($105/month). 

5 Supporters
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$50
Rowan Tree Inspiration Notebook

Inspiration pocket journal

18 Supporters
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$100
Rowan Tree Canvas Tote

PERFECT TOTE FOR CARRYING ALL OF THOSE LITTLE ITEMS YOU NEED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

20 Supporters
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$250
All The Rowan Tree Swag

Rowan Tree canvas tote, inspiration pocket notebook, and sticker.

4 Supporters
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$1,000
Plant a Tree

As a special thank you for your donation, we will plant a tree in your name that will help restore treasured National forests and parks. 

1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

96 Supporters
Contribute
$400
Annual Founding Membership ($2000/year with a $400 deposit)

Join us as a Founding Annual Member! What do you get? An annual membership for $2000. (A $400 discount off our annual membership!) We ask for a $400.00 1st month deposit -- then you will pay $145 for 11 months. That works out to only $167/month for business amenities, conference room credits, 24/7 access, and 1x-year free host-a-workshop. We'll also include a Rowan Tree swag bag. As a Founding Member, you are one of our earliest supporters. You help shape our community into awesome. It doesn't get better than this. (Membership officially kicks in when we open our doors...but you enjoy all our events for free in the meantime!)

48 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$330
6-Month Founding Community Membership (a $300 discount!)

Want to be a member of our community and shape us into awesome, but maybe don't need all the coworking amenities? Do you want to enjoy member pricing for events and reservations, have some access to our space, and 2 designated coworking days a month? Join us for $330. That's $300 less than the regular rate of $630/6 months ($105/month). 

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Rowan Tree Inspiration Notebook

Inspiration pocket journal

18 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Rowan Tree Canvas Tote

PERFECT TOTE FOR CARRYING ALL OF THOSE LITTLE ITEMS YOU NEED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
All The Rowan Tree Swag

Rowan Tree canvas tote, inspiration pocket notebook, and sticker.

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Plant a Tree

As a special thank you for your donation, we will plant a tree in your name that will help restore treasured National forests and parks. 

1 Supporter
Select this reward