Introducing

Within 2018

Accomplished women. A beautiful environment. Space to connect, reflect, and discover. These are the key ingredients of Within, an immersive four-day experience for a select group of senior design leaders in tech.

Purposefully intimate, participants will exchange ideas, learn new methodologies, and practice mindfulness to access intuition, wisdom, and creativity. Our intention is to enable women to return home feeling their most resilient—equipped to live and lead from Within.

 
Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.
— Warren Bennis
 
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What to expect

The experience

 

Leadership is a craft rooted in who we are as individuals. Creating time to reflect and discover is not only pivotal to our success, but it’s essential to lead authentically and courageously. With just enough structure and plenty of breathing room, the experience is designed to have an impact on participants well beyond the retreat.

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EXCHANGE

Experience and perspective are invaluable gifts. Give and receive through fireside chats and leadership workshops with the industry’s wisest women. Together we will exchange ideas, fill up on inspiration, and find new ways forward.

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DISCOVER

If we listen to mind and body, we find that there is so much within us to discover. Whether you’re a beginner or have a daily practice, there will be many ways into the art of being present, including daily yoga, nature hikes, and guided meditation.

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CREATE

There are few things more satisfying than getting lost in the flow of making. Throughout the week, we will harness the power of our creativity and find flow, through activities like modern macrame, hand-lettering or block printing. 

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CONNECT

The in-between time is where the magic often happens, especially when you’re in the company of inspiring women. Whether you’re enjoying a delicious meal together or lounging by our pool, we know real talk and, therefore, real connection will ensue.

 
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Location & VENUE

Palm Springs, California

If you’ve never been, you are in for a treat: big skies and bright sunshine; a colorful, art-filled desert landscape; mid-century modern architecture; proximity to quiet, open spaces.

The Ace Hotel & Swim Club brings together the best of what Palm Springs has to offer. Walk the beautiful grounds and admire the murals and architecture. Treat yourself at the spa, lounge by our private pool, or in your private room. Bike to downtown. Or just breathe.

 
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ACE HOTEL

Ace Hotel

Ace HoteL

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JOIN THESE WOMEN

A sampling of our community, women to inspire and be inspired by.

 
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Lynsey Thornton
VP of UX, Shopify

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Elizabeth Laraki
Product Design Director, Facebook

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Margaret Lee
UX Director, Google

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Ashlea Powell
Design Director, IDEO

 

YOUR HOST

Mia Blume

 
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FOUNDER & Design Leadership Coach, DESIGN DEPT.

As a former design leader at Pinterest, Square and IDEO, Mia’s leadership coaching and training is informed by her deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that designers face in hyper-growth start-up environments. She is specifically attuned to the challenges of women in tech—and, more importantly, their potential impact on individuals, teams and organizations when their authentic, empathetic and intuitive leadership style is unlocked.

 
 
Nothing can dim the light
that shines from within.
— MAYA ANGELOU
 
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Within 2018 is presented by Shopify.

 

And made possible by our amazing partners:

 
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