WE facilitates a variety of programs for women in Los Angeles to create tangible women-for-women support and personal development.
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What You Need To Know
For Women Who Are On Their Way +
WE programs provide a personal and professional development hybrid and are ideal for women with a strong sense of self and willingness to contribute.
WE is Process-Oriented +
Meaning we don't host one-off events, and WE members commit to 75-100% attendance depending on the program.
Creativity as Your Teacher +
Our right brains are one of our most under-utilized resources. From collaborative installations to visualizations and more, our programs engage your holistic self for transformation.
WE Programs Include
WE Circles +
WE circles are comprised of women who are looking for personal and professional development in community. Circles are a twelve week commitment and it's incredible to experience the impact of Relational Mindfulness™ and genuine support from other women over a quarter.
WE Intensives +
WE Intensives are 4-part series that take a deep dive into a specific area for development. We offer different Intensives every quarter, and these programs are comprised of women from all different industries. Past Intensives include: Voice, Power of Female Friendship, and Manifestation.
WE Culture +
Every month WE hosts a WE: Culture event focused on inviting women to experience their city in new ways. WE members help curate and host these events, which range from private gallery tours to volunteer opportunities, film screenings, private music shows and more.
WE Retreats +
Twice a year WE hosts all-inclusive weekend retreats in world-class locations for women in our community. Scroll down for full details!
UNFILTERED SNIPPETS FROM WOMEN OF WE
LET'S GO SOMEWHERE TOGETHER
Interested in joining WE?
We accept new members to our programs on a quarterly basis. Please fill out the form below with your areas of interest - Circles, Intensives, Retreats or WE:Culture events.
Each WE program is curated to support a diverse community of women who represent a wide range of industries and perspectives.
We currently have a waiting list for certain programs, so thank you for your patience!
WE invites you to go to a place of deeper rejuvenation, creative flow, and connection with exceptional women from around the world.
WE partners with communities and brand partners to host world-class retreat experiences for women around the world.
WE Retreats include: phenomenal locations, private chef meals, Relational Mindfulness™ programming, creative workshops, yoga and breath-work, bodywork, and more.
WE Retreats are invite only and not publicly advertised, so please let us know if you'd like to join us for one in the future!
The origin of WE
TOLD BY BRIGIT RITCHIE
I started facilitating groups to support women over ten years ago when I found myself depressed, broke, and desperately needing support. I was a fledgling artist with massive debt, health issues, and I was a young mom of a child with special needs. These were very real hurdles and I had no real tools to move forward - I wanted something more than a quick fix.
The women in my life - friends, peers, and mentors - were all pursuing growth and advancement but didn’t intentionally lean on each other for support or help. I noticed this pattern and felt it was a major resource going untapped. I developed a curriculum based on this simple concept of practical support because I was tired of stale ideas. Instead, I wanted an inclusive “primal” type of camaraderie that takes place when women partner with other women to see each other more richly enjoy their lives.
Being a mother and entrepreneur, I had limited time and energy, so I started to explore a model of effective experiences that could be transformative for myself and other women. As a creative facilitator, I had learned that when women create, it results in growth beyond outdated models of “passive” learning. All the content I tested with women was founded on active participation in order to truly embody important concepts rather than just resonate with an idea they could read about or learn about in a podcast.
Over the course of the next 10 years I tested approaches and facilitated processes with over 2,000 women all over the country, while working as a visual artist showing in galleries and creating commission pieces.
I remember when I set foot in the arts district of Downtown Los Angeles in early 2016, I was struck by the energy and the creative environment. I immediately started meeting women who were visionary, ambitious, and generous. These were women who I hoped to be like and I felt inspired by their entrepreneurial mindsets.
I wanted to contribute my experiences of working with women to create support in a way that could fit their hectic schedules. I partnered with a close friend (Kara Dykert) who had a professional history of event planning, hosting, and private chef'ing to combine my vision for curriculum with curated hosting.
We launched a twelve week WE program for a select group of twelve leaders in Downtown Los Angeles as a focus group to find out what women were looking for and to test if the curriculum could actually integrate into their lives. These women were founders, executive leaders, and creatives, and the intention was to inspire them to invest more in their relationship with their self and with other women in the context of this city that we loved.
We weren’t interested in just warm and fuzzy feelings - the result had to be a ripple effect in their lives and communities as a result of dedicating their time to WE for 12 weeks. WE has been continued since that time and grown into a resource for women throughout LA and now in companies across the nation.
Reading and hearing the myriad testimonials has been one of the most fun and interesting outcomes of WE. We’ve had women give us a wide range of stories of WE impacting their salaries, sex life, promotions, health, and public speaking abilities, just to name a few. It has been proven over and over that when women commit to the process, they receive the type of support that is: “We Are All We Need”.
It is our mission to create a process and space for every woman to embody lasting wellbeing through investing in themselves, other women, and their community with WE.
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
We love the way intentional spaces elevate experiences, and we've put a lot of work into ours.
That said, swing by for coffee or cocktails and tell us about yourself while enjoying our art and a glorious view of downtown.
Our space is also available for rent here. Trust us, it's got the best light in DTLA.