Hera Hub GURUS are subject matter experts who donate their time to meet one-on-one with local female entrepreneurs (members and non-members welcome) to answer questions they may have on a variety of topics related to their field. We have GURUS in a variety of fields, including Law, Accounting, IT and Marketing.
Think of it like “office hours” with your professor. It’s a great way to get free mentoring and advice from business experts. Just drop by during the posted GURU hours, no appointment necessary!
Hera Hub is proud to support local female artists by displaying their work for 3-4 months. We do a formal opening reception for each artist shortly after the show is installed. This evening event is open to anyone and gives the community a chance to meet and interact with the artist. All of the work is for sale and is available to be viewed Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm.
Each of the artists has an opportunity to further connect with the community by offering workshops related to her art. Past classes have included “Asian Brushstroke Basics” and “Easy Silk Painting”.
Check our public calendar for other workshops and events http://herahub.com/events/
Watch this video to learn more about art classes held at Hera Hub.
Business Booster is a one-hour weekly roundtable discussion on a pertinent business topic. The conversation is guided by a fellow Hubette who is a subject matter expert. It is a great way for the leader to gain visibility for their expertise and it’s a good way for members to learn new things and stay “up-to-date” on important business topics. It is also a great opportunity for members to meet one another and build new relationships.
Past topics have included discussions on Twitter, Google+, Trademarks, CRM Software, Video Marketing, Accounting, Negotiations, and the ever popular “Polishing your Elevator Pitch.”
Apply to lead a Business Booster!
Each month, members have an opportunity to network and connect with other Hubettes at either our member-only Happy Hour or Lunch (alternates monthly). Food is provides for both events, which is a bonus perk of being a member!
In addition to great networking, each event gives two members an opportunity to tap the wisdom of the crowd on a new business concept or pivot. Each member gets three minutes and three slides to explain their concept to the community. They then elicit feedback through a written survey comprised of three specific questions. This has been a great way for members to get high level feedback on target markets, pricing strategies, and potential strategic alliances. It’s also been a great way to gauge interest for setting up additional focus groups. Apply to present at The Think Tank.
If you have been putting off writing that blog, book, or bio the Writer’s Lounge is the perfect place to stop procrastinating and start writing. Hera Hub’s Writers’ Lounge is all about productivity! It’s simply a way to carve out time and space to write in a comfortable, supportive environment with a sense of accountability.
While the Lounge is led by one of the professional writers in the community (AKA the “Host), it is designed for ALL members who need to do writing of any kind. From full-time authors to business bloggers to the everyday entrepreneur, everyone can benefit from attending the Writer’s Lounge. If you want weekly accountability or occasional support during crunch time, the Writer’s Lounge is here for you!
Lounge Flow (What to expect)
11:30 – 12:00 the Host will throw out a writing prompt, give important tips, or ask the group to give advice to a fellow Hubette who is “stuck”.
12:00 – 2:00 quiet writing time
2:00 – 2:30 open feedback and questions
Turn off all the distractions, stop procrastinating and write! Learn more about the Writer’s Lounge via this short video.
The book club aims to:
Expose… Hera Hubbettes to current and/or classic business books that may positively influence their entrepreneurial experience
Facilitate…Discussions around books to enricnh the reading experience (in person & online)
Learn…Current business trends & ideas
Promote… Book launch parties for HH authors
Weekly updates, prompts, and discussions are posted via the Hera Hub Community Facebook page. One book per month will be read, alternating between classic and trendy books.
3rd Tuesday of every month from 1-2pm at Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa
3rd Thursday of every month from 1-2 pm at Hera Hub Mission Valley
Please join us and be a part of our inspiring discussions! Learn more here.
Other member led programs… may vary location to location
SPEAKMASTERS – LUNCHTIME SERIES
Are you ready to embark on a journey to find your voice and message and be able to share it confidently out in the world? And, even be able to enjoy public speaking?
To fit with your busy schedule, we’re offering it at lunchtime, twice a month. It will give you a quick burst of confidence and energy to give engaging presentations to grow your business and your visibility.
Sign up if you are ready to see change and growth in your speaking skills in 3 months!
How is this different than Toastmasters?
You get to speak at every meeting
It’s designed for women
Focus on your natural strengths and skills
You learn presence and how to walk through fear and nervousness
You discover how to connect with male and female audiences
What does it cost? $200 for up to 8 sessions
Learn more: http://www.speakforsuccess.net/events.htm
Want to leverage your new speaking skills to land “paid” speaking gigs? The Speakers Bureau meets 2x per month to focus on the following…
–Obtain speaking engagements (local, national, worldwide)
–Obtain workshop engagements (local, national, worldwide)
–Obtain teleseminar and webinar speaking engagements
–To collaborate with other speakers of the group and to support each other
–Learn to deliver a well-crafted message
–Learn to feel comfortable speaking in front of small and large crowds
–Learn how to “close the deal” at the end of the speaking engagement
–Learn how to deliver a powerful 3-minute speech
–Learn to put together packages to sell at speaking engagements
–Learn how to write proposals to be included as a speaker in events
–Learn all the steps from the beginning, to the middle, to the finale (how do we grab the audience’s attention)
Cost: Free – members only, participation required
VIDEOMASTERS – SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP
This group is set up for members to practice being in front of the camera and to help them get comfortable using their own equipment, which can be a video camera or smart phone. It is a safe environment where women can try out different styles of video and post edited or unedited video for feedback/advice before making the footage public. Rule: While responses can be text based comments, initial posts must be via video. This group is perfect for anyone just trying to get over video jitters to and for those looking to launch a video blog (Vlog).
Cost: Free – members only, participation required
MEMBER REFERRAL GROUP
“Group Think” is an exclusive women’s networking group whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. Group Think meets on a bi-weekly basis to foster referrals, work on business development prompts, and educate each other about their respective professions. What makes Group Think unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join the group.
Cost: $20 per month dues