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Together Thriving WOC Wellness Summit

Together Thriving is a virtual wellness summit by Women of Color, for Women of Color (WOC).

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Project Description

  • Together Thriving is a virtual wellness summit by Women of Color, for Women of Color (WOC). We are dedicated to uplifting and empowering Women & Femmes of Color with wellness resources, knowledge, and a safe, healing community so they can get out fight-or-flight and truly thrive in their day-to-day.

    The Problem

Today’s wellness industry is not representative of the large fraction of the Women of Color population.

Currently there are 67.6 million WOC living in the United States and 3.6 million in Canada. This population makes up 40% of all women in the USA and 21% in Canada, yet we don’t see them represented in the wellness industry. Women of Color live at the intersection of two marginalized identities- that of their gender identity and that of their race/ ethnicity. 

As WOC, we are some of the most overworked and lowest paid people; we contribute to society as moms, healers, activists, workers, coaches, educators, and more while often being overlooked. This leads to an array of wellness needs and struggles including but not limited to: emotional, physical, nutritional, financial, and spiritual. Additionally, the intersection of cultural identity and wellness rarely, if ever, is featured in the spotlight. We have also seen many wellness practices and current trends have also been appropriated (see: yoga and turmeric lattes). 

Together Thriving seeks to amplify the voices of WOC Wellness Experts to increase diversity in the industry and reclaim the wellness practices & routines that originated in communities of color. We also hope to give WOC of all backgrounds the wellness tools, knowledge, and support they need to rise up against oppressive systems. 

How We Are Giving a Voice to WOC (Solutions)

Imagine - What if we came together across cultures? What if we bonded and created a sisterhood so strong that we could learn from each other and really start to advocate for one another? What if we, WOC, were Together, Thriving?

Through our virtual summit and online community, Together Thriving provides a platform for WOC to not only tell our stories and experiences but also to be seen as a master of our craft in our own communities and cultivate connections between one another. We believe WOC are stronger together. 

The speakers of our inaugural 2020 Summit were hand-selected from a wide pool of WOC applicants and will be featured as Wellness Experts across our various social media platforms and at our first annual virtual summit on December 11-13, 2020.  

By hosting this virtual event, we are creating a safe and sacred space exclusively for WOC to cultivate authentic, cross-cultural relationships and elevate our wellness. We are committed to helping members of our community thrive in all areas of wellness. 

How are we different from other summits?

  • 100% of our speakers are WOC with various ethnic and cultural identities to increase representation of WOC in the wellness industry
  • We are providing a platform where WOC feel welcome to discuss their health issues and share their own experiences without having to compartmentalize their cultural and ethnic identities from the topics of health and wellness
  • We have curated topics and content that focus on addressing the needs of WOC in an effort to decenter whiteness, as most summits subconsciously uphold systems that can be oppressive. 
  • We are adopting a holistic approach and exploring various areas that pertain to wellness at different levels of expertise, including but not limited to, nutrition, movement, spirituality, mindset, decolonization, parenting, relationships and more. 
  • Our goal is to be a trusted event, resource, and voice for the WOC community.

Why We Are Crowdfunding

This is our first year as an organization and we’ve already been met with an enthusiastic cry of support from our own community members. It is apparent that the appetite for WOC only communities, like this one, focused around wellness is growing each month. If the year 2020 has taught us one thing, it’s that there is power in numbers and community. 

We would like to see WOC thriving in both their health and their wealth. We view wellness as a holistic lifestyle that includes financial abundance. This is why we are raising $10,000: to pay our event organizers, speakers, and workshop facilitators equitably and further our mission to uplift WOC by growing our brand. 

Our long-term vision for the Together Thriving brand includes: 

  • Hosting annual virtual wellness summits to continue to increase representation in the wellness industry and provide a platform where WOC Wellness Experts can share wellness content that is inclusive of the intersectional identities and experiences of WOC 
  • Continuing to pay organization members & speakers equitably
  • Host virtual masterclasses and workshop series throughout the year to provide continued access to wellness resources and knowledge for all WOC,  in an effort to help WOC thrive in health, life and all other areas related to one’s well-being  
  • Collaborate with WOC-owned wellness brands to support WOC business owners and circulate wealth within WOC communities  
  • Expand our marketing to create bigger outreach for future Together Thriving events 
  • Launch and operate an active podcast show that puts WOC wellness experts in the spotlight as guest speakers 

Meet Our Founders

 

Sarah Osman (she/her) is a mixed-race WOC entrepreneur with roots in Madagascar, France, India and Malaysia. She was born and raised in the little island of Mauritius (worth the Google search if you don’t know where that is 😉) but has made Canada her home for the past 10 years.

She is a wellness and mindset coach for women of colour entrepreneurs who want to break free of high stress/burnout and thrive in both their life and their biz.

When she isn’t coaching clients, she is usually daydreaming about her next travel destinations or cooking delicious plant-based meals. 

Valeria Hernández (she/her) is a 1st-generation Mexican-American Latina who has a never ending passion for helping women thrive by taking care of their 2 homes: the earth, and their bodies. 🌎🌱

Valeria (aka “Vale”) is a Plant Based Nutrition & Wellness Coach for ambitious female entrepreneurs. She is obsessed with helping conscious women embody their next level self by increasing their energy with plant based foods and sticking to healthy habits so they can show up vibrantly in their life and business! ✨

When she’s not coaching her clients on going plant-based she is brushing up on her violin skills or exploring Atlanta on foot or bike.

“We created this summit because after years of being wellness coaches, we realized there was a severe lack of representation in the industry. BIWOC wellness experts don’t get featured or highlighted as much as we should! We figured, why not build our own table?”

How You Can Help Us Reach Our Goal

Contribute any amount you can to our campaign to help us reach our goal! We have also put together a set of rewards you will receive for supporting our campaign!

We also encourage you to help us spread the word by sharing our campaign to family and friends! Allies are welcome to donate as well, you don’t have to be a Woman of Color to support our mission ;) 

You can share it on social media, email, or word of mouth!

Thank You! Merci! Gracias!

 

Finally, we want to thank you for your support in expanding the Together Thriving community. Your contributions will directly impact our efforts to give an authentic voice,  provide empowering resources, and cultivate strong bonds for the WOC community.

If you’re curious to learn more, please reach out to Sarah & Valeria at togetherthrivingsummit@gmail.com for additional information.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How will scholarship tickets be rewarded? 
    • WOC in financial need will need to apply to be awarded scholarship tickets and will be chosen on a per-need basis. 
  • Are you looking for brand partnerships or offering brand sponsorship opportunities? 
    • Yesss! We love partnering with WOC brands and organizations that align with our vision and values. Please email us at togetherthrivingsummit@gmail.com so we can chat!  
  • How else can I support Together Thriving?
    • In addition to contributing to our campaign, you can also help us out by:
      • Sharing our campaign with your friends and family! 
      • Inviting your WOC friends, family, coworkers to get their tickets for the 2020 event (December 11-13). 
      • Following us on social (Instagram and Facebook) and sharing our posts
      • Spreading the word and making our campaign visible to as many people will help us in reaching our goal!
  • For inquiries please email us at togetherthrivingsummit@gmail.com.

 

 

MARILYN
12/07/2020
Donate 2 Earth Tickets to WOC in Need
$200
Joel Saunders
12/07/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Georgie
12/03/2020
Donate 1 Earth Ticket to a WOC in Need
$97
Yagesh P.
12/02/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Lindsay Lawless
12/02/2020
Monetary Contribution
$11
Chris
11/28/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Katy McCann
11/27/2020
Donate 1 Earth Ticket to a WOC in Need
$97
Caitlin Smith
11/24/2020
Monetary Contribution
$40
Tory
11/18/2020
Virtual Thank You & Card
$25
Emily Fromm
11/17/2020
Virtual Thank You & Card
$25
25.00 USD
Virtual Thank You & Card

Get a personal, virtual thank you shout out from us on our social media! As well as a personalized thank you card. 

4 Supporters
None available
97.00 USD
Donate 1 Earth Ticket to a WOC in Need

Sponsor an EARTH ticket for one BIWOC in Financial Need 

Each EARTH ticket costs $97

  • The EARTH ticket is our most popular ticket tier for the Summit! It includes...
    • FULL access to ALL 15 live talks + replays for 30 days.
    • Invitation to join the WOC-only Together Thriving Summit FB Community
    • 3 live pre-summit workshops
    • 3 Virtual Live happy hour events with speakers 
    • BONUS:  WOC wellness group coaching call post-summit 
  • Your contribution will help one WOC in financial need experience a healing, WOC community during this virtual wellness event
4 Supporters
None available
200.00 USD
Donate 2 Earth Tickets to WOC in Need

Sponsor an EARTH ticket for a WOC in Financial Need & their Bestie--

Each EARTH ticket costs $97

  • The EARTH ticket is our most popular, community-driven ticket tier for the TT Summit! It includes...
    • FULL access to ALL 15 live talks + replays for 30 days.
    • 3 live pre-summit workshops
    • 3 Virtual happy hour events with speakers & attendees
    • BONUS: Invitation to a WOC wellness group coaching call post-summit 
  • Your contribution will help two WOC in financial need experience a healing, WOC community during this virtual wellness event
2 Supporters
None available
400.00 USD
Donate 2 VIP Tickets to WOC in Need

Sponsor a FIRE ticket for a WOC in Financial Need & their Bestie

Each VIP FIRE ticket costs $197

  • The FIRE ticket is our most exclusive VIP ticket Tier for the Together Thriving Summit! It includes...
    • FULL access to ALL live talks + replays for 30 days.
    • Invitation to join the WOC-only Together Thriving Summit FB Community
    • 3 live pre-summit workshops
    • 3 Virtual happy hour events with speakers and opportunities to connect with other attendees.
    • BONUS: Invitation to a WOC wellness group coaching call post-summit for "Sustaining Wellness This Winter"
    • BONUS Coaching package offer (includes one-time 45-minute 1:1 wellness consults with each of the Together Thriving co-founders) to help you beat the stress and up-level your energy!
  • Your contribution will help two WOC in financial need experience a luxurious, VIP treatment for this virtual wellness event 
  • If donor is a WOC, they will receive
    • Public shoutout on IG for being a Scholarship donor
    • Invitation to exclusive happy hour 
  • If donor is an ally, they will receive
    • A private thank you 
    • Invitation to exclusive ally happy hour call post-summit
0 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Happy Hour Sponsorship

This reward is specifically for Brands & Organizations owned/ operated by WOC that align with Together Thriving's mission & values. 

Each earth and fire ticket holder will get an invitation to join a nightly happy hour after each summit day (Friday December 11; Saturday Dec. 12; and Sunday Dec. 13). The sponsor can choose which day they prefer based on availability. 

What's included:

  • Opportunity to present a 1 minute video presentation to increase your brand awareness and kick off the Happy Hour
  • Sponsor and co-hosts will decide on a branded drink recipe to be emailed out to all Happy Hour ticket holders. Recipe will be a created by co-hosts and align with Sponsor's brand. 
  • Promotional branded banner included in all happy hour emails
  • Instagram and Facebook shout-outs 
0 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Thriving Partner Sponsorship

This reward is specifically for Brands & Organizations owned/ operated by WOC that align with Together Thriving’s mission & values.

  • 5 VIP Fire tickets for organization members (value: $985)
  • Logo included in all emails sent to all attendees
  • Logo featured on Hey Summit ticket Sales Page
  • Instagram story takeover for 1 whole day
  • Social media posts across all platforms
  • Exclusive “about our sponsors” email sent to all attendees
0 Supporters
None available
5,000.00 USD
“In Collaboration With” SPONSORSHIP

This reward is specifically for an exemplary Brand/ Company owned and operated by BIWOC that aligns with Together Thriving’s mission & values.

  • Brand name in event title 
    • i.e. “Together Thriving Summit In Collaboration with {Insert Brand/Company title here}”
  • 10 Fire tickets for WOC organization members ($1,970)
  • 30 second video ad in each presentation
  • Logo included on sales page, email footers, & presentation registration pages
  • Exclusive “about our sponsors” email sent to all attendees
  • Sponsored Happy Hour (everything included in that)
  • Branded promo material on social media
    • IG takeover
    • 3 IG posts
    • 1 IGTV
    • 1 Facebook Live
0 Supporters
None available

Rewards

25.00 USD
Virtual Thank You & Card

Get a personal, virtual thank you shout out from us on our social media! As well as a personalized thank you card. 

4 Supporters
None available
97.00 USD
Donate 1 Earth Ticket to a WOC in Need

Sponsor an EARTH ticket for one BIWOC in Financial Need 

Each EARTH ticket costs $97

  • The EARTH ticket is our most popular ticket tier for the Summit! It includes...
    • FULL access to ALL 15 live talks + replays for 30 days.
    • Invitation to join the WOC-only Together Thriving Summit FB Community
    • 3 live pre-summit workshops
    • 3 Virtual Live happy hour events with speakers 
    • BONUS:  WOC wellness group coaching call post-summit 
  • Your contribution will help one WOC in financial need experience a healing, WOC community during this virtual wellness event
4 Supporters
None available
200.00 USD
Donate 2 Earth Tickets to WOC in Need

Sponsor an EARTH ticket for a WOC in Financial Need & their Bestie--

Each EARTH ticket costs $97

  • The EARTH ticket is our most popular, community-driven ticket tier for the TT Summit! It includes...
    • FULL access to ALL 15 live talks + replays for 30 days.
    • 3 live pre-summit workshops
    • 3 Virtual happy hour events with speakers & attendees
    • BONUS: Invitation to a WOC wellness group coaching call post-summit 
  • Your contribution will help two WOC in financial need experience a healing, WOC community during this virtual wellness event
2 Supporters
None available
400.00 USD
Donate 2 VIP Tickets to WOC in Need

Sponsor a FIRE ticket for a WOC in Financial Need & their Bestie

Each VIP FIRE ticket costs $197

  • The FIRE ticket is our most exclusive VIP ticket Tier for the Together Thriving Summit! It includes...
    • FULL access to ALL live talks + replays for 30 days.
    • Invitation to join the WOC-only Together Thriving Summit FB Community
    • 3 live pre-summit workshops
    • 3 Virtual happy hour events with speakers and opportunities to connect with other attendees.
    • BONUS: Invitation to a WOC wellness group coaching call post-summit for "Sustaining Wellness This Winter"
    • BONUS Coaching package offer (includes one-time 45-minute 1:1 wellness consults with each of the Together Thriving co-founders) to help you beat the stress and up-level your energy!
  • Your contribution will help two WOC in financial need experience a luxurious, VIP treatment for this virtual wellness event 
  • If donor is a WOC, they will receive
    • Public shoutout on IG for being a Scholarship donor
    • Invitation to exclusive happy hour 
  • If donor is an ally, they will receive
    • A private thank you 
    • Invitation to exclusive ally happy hour call post-summit
0 Supporters
None available
500.00 USD
Happy Hour Sponsorship

This reward is specifically for Brands & Organizations owned/ operated by WOC that align with Together Thriving's mission & values. 

Each earth and fire ticket holder will get an invitation to join a nightly happy hour after each summit day (Friday December 11; Saturday Dec. 12; and Sunday Dec. 13). The sponsor can choose which day they prefer based on availability. 

What's included:

  • Opportunity to present a 1 minute video presentation to increase your brand awareness and kick off the Happy Hour
  • Sponsor and co-hosts will decide on a branded drink recipe to be emailed out to all Happy Hour ticket holders. Recipe will be a created by co-hosts and align with Sponsor's brand. 
  • Promotional branded banner included in all happy hour emails
  • Instagram and Facebook shout-outs 
0 Supporters
None available
1,000.00 USD
Thriving Partner Sponsorship

This reward is specifically for Brands & Organizations owned/ operated by WOC that align with Together Thriving’s mission & values.

  • 5 VIP Fire tickets for organization members (value: $985)
  • Logo included in all emails sent to all attendees
  • Logo featured on Hey Summit ticket Sales Page
  • Instagram story takeover for 1 whole day
  • Social media posts across all platforms
  • Exclusive “about our sponsors” email sent to all attendees
0 Supporters
None available
5,000.00 USD
“In Collaboration With” SPONSORSHIP

This reward is specifically for an exemplary Brand/ Company owned and operated by BIWOC that aligns with Together Thriving’s mission & values.

  • Brand name in event title 
    • i.e. “Together Thriving Summit In Collaboration with {Insert Brand/Company title here}”
  • 10 Fire tickets for WOC organization members ($1,970)
  • 30 second video ad in each presentation
  • Logo included on sales page, email footers, & presentation registration pages
  • Exclusive “about our sponsors” email sent to all attendees
  • Sponsored Happy Hour (everything included in that)
  • Branded promo material on social media
    • IG takeover
    • 3 IG posts
    • 1 IGTV
    • 1 Facebook Live
0 Supporters
None available