Within 2019 Retreat:
WHO IS IT FOR?
The Emerging Leaders retreat is designed for senior makers up to leaders with 3-4 years of management experience. This creates a community of peers, allowing for shared experience and programming tailored to your career phase.
All of our retreats include design leaders across product, brand, research and writing, across many industries and types of organizations.
We welcome all womxn and non-binary folks.
What is Within?
Within is the retreat for women in design. While the word retreat may conjure up images of a vacation, this is no vacation. It’s also not a conference. It is an intentionally designed space and community for taking a step back, gathering with your peers, and reconnecting to your inner resources.
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What to expect
Going Within is nourishment for your creative soul. We see patterns in the root challenges design leaders face in this career phase, and we tailor our programming to enable emerging leaders to take flight.
All of our retreats are built around four pillars: exchange, discover, create, connect. This means daily yoga and meditation, hands-on making, leadership workshops, and time to connect with other emerging design leaders.
Yoga + Meditation
Accessible to all levels, guided yoga and meditation are grounding practices that bring everyone into their bodies and create a shared foundation for the day.
Think of it like maker therapy: hands-on, in the flow, creating beauty. Past creative workshops have included hand lettering, shibori dying, patch making, and wall hangings.
The leadership workshops will focus on building self-awareness through our design leadership profile, cultivating a relationship with your Inner Critic and Inner Ally, and learning and practicing the fundamentals of coaching. Coaching Circles from past retreats have continued long past their time at Within.
Our evening chats are open and vulnerable conversations on topics that are familiar yet rarely spoken about with such candor. We invite a handful of design leaders to kick off each night’s discussion based on their experience with the topic at hand, such as belonging, resilience and authenticity.
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Mountain Shadows resort is nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, and on the edge of the Sonoran Desert. The stunning landscape is the most biodiverse in North America, ripe with the energy of renewal.
The resort brings iconic 1960s luxury and design into a modern context. With open grounds and perfect weather, the environment invites you to breath deeper and dream bigger.
What WOMEN ARE SAYING
I left feeling intellectually challenged, emotionally fulfilled, and equipped to move swiftly forward in my leadership journey. I also left with several wonderful new friends.
Design Manager, Snap
No description will do Within justice—it's a can't miss, transformational experience. It is unlike any conference or gathering you've experienced before.
Design Education Program Manager, Invision
The most transformational experience of my career! After a few days, I am stronger, more resilient, grounded, and more ready to tackle my challenges than I ever thought possible.
Design Director, Pitchfork