Brave Women Bake, Create & Lead Workshop


Saturday, November 18, 2017  | 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House

Can’t make the workshop? | Pre-order the Webinar Series by December 1

Brave Women Bake, Create & Lead is a five-hour workshop for women who want to reconnect with the gifts of the female tradition to redefine modern womanhood.

Through innovative learning experiences and researched-based practices, women will increase their self-confidence, learn new strategies to accomplish their goals, and leave with the tools to author their Brave New Story.


The workshop will culminate at the Grand Opening of Ginger and Baker.  This magical cafe, pie shop, cooking school, and restaurant is located across the street in the beautifully restored Northern Colorado Feeders Supply.

What will I be doing at the workshop?

We all learn in different ways, and this workshop honors the styles and preferences of every woman. Topics are similarly diverse, and include the following:

  • The Art & Science of Bravery (Mini-Lecture)
  • Storytelling as Liberation Work (Individual Reflection)
  • Bravery Breakthrough Circles (Small Group Discussion)
  • Visual Goal Setting (Small Group Activity)

In addition, you will participate in a baking class or jewelry-making class facilitated by women who are committed to bringing these “lost arts” back into the modern world.

How does this program differ from other women’s leadership trainings?

Research informs every element of the workshop, and new ways of thinking (and feeling) about women’s leadership will be shared in practical, applicable ways.

Also, unlike most women’s events, you will “work” at this workshop. And you will get results. Of the women who participated in last year’s workshop:

  • Two started new businesses
  • One presented her work at a professional conference
  • One pursued health and fitness goals that transformed her life
  • And another fulfilled her dream to publish a children’s book

How do I sign up? And what is the cost?

Every effort has been made to keep costs to a minimum. Your ticket includes all materials, the baking or jewelry class, and a surprise treat at Ginger and Baker.

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Tererai tells Mimi to always follow her dreams.

For each woman who registers, a $20 donation will be made to support women and girls in rural Africa through the Tererai Trent International Foundation.

Distinguished as Oprah Winfrey’s “All-Time Favorite Guest,” Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.

We met Tererai this year, and fell in love with her and the brave work she’s doing in Zimbabwe.


Planting Seeds for Change + Encore Session

Two tickets to workshop (includes lunches and journals) + 90 minute Encore Session.


Can’t make the workshop? | Pre-order the Webinar Series by December 1

Who will be there? 

In addition to you and other amazing women, the following creators are collaborating to showcase their unique gifts through the workshop.

Ginger Graham, Owner of Ginger And Baker

Ginger is an accomplished businesswoman with more than 30 years of experience in private industry where she led Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 companies. She serves on the Advisory Boards for the Kellogg Center for Executive Women and the Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry Foundation, and she is a faculty member of Harvard Business School. Her love for community and baking inspired her to create a visionary concept of Ginger and Baker that celebrates Fort Collins’ history, community, creativity and pie.

Emma Goulart, Founder of Wellbody Woman

Emma is a health practitioner who believes that women thrive with love, movement, food, and tribe. Through her work with Wellbody Woman, she teaches a holistic approach to health, one that is tailored to the unique and individual needs of each woman. As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, acupuncturist, and doula, Emma has worked with hundreds of women and brings a unique east-west perspective to healing and health.

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, Founder of AKO Collective

Alexis works at Colorado State University by day and tries to save the world by night. She is the Managing Director of Talent Management, Training & Support at CSU where she leads career planning, professional development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Her background in leadership education coupled with her belief that the world needs brave women led to the creation of AKO Collective, a women’s leadership development initiative.

Amy Koepsell, Owner of Magpies Boutique & Studio

Amy is a creative entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience small business leadership. With an eye for design and a heart for community, she brings beauty to hundreds of women’s homes through her store Magpies Boutique & Studio that features farmhouse-inspired decor, children’s art classes, and a makerspace where people refinish furniture and other salvaged treasures.

Planting Seeds for Change + Encore Session

Two tickets to workshop (includes lunches and journals) + 90 minute Encore Session.



Are there any requirements to enter the event?

The event is for women ages 20+

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On-street parking is limited. Please refer to the Fort Collins Parking Guide for more information about parking garages located nearby.

What should I bring to the event?

Please bring a journal, pen or pencil, a snack, and something cozy to wear outside.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Alexis at or call (970) 481-3321.

What’s the refund policy?

Full refunds are available up to one week before the event. After that date, you will receive a credit towards the next AKO Collective workshop offering.

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