My role at The Haven is to help create a welcoming, inclusive community.
I often reflect on whether we’re meeting that goal in our early months as an organization. Who feels included here and who doesn’t? Why? What keeps us from building community across differences? As we celebrate Black History Month in our 5th month as a community, it’s a perfect opportunity to dig a little deeper into those questions.
Data Privacy is one of those 'buzzword' concepts that we all hear about and know we should be thinking about, but we aren't exactly sure what the heck it means to us. ...specifically in our day to day lives. It's more important than ever to learn about and educate yourself on what data privacy means for you, your business, and even your family.
2019 may have been my biggest year yet. We officially opened the doors to The Haven Co-Working in Bend after nearly two years of envisioning, planning, recruiting, outlining our mission, building our space, and growing a community of members. I’ve started multiple businesses in my lifetime, but The Haven has required a skill set that I didn’t know I needed or even had. It’s amazing how powerful a community can be when we come together in collaboration to lift, support, and empower one another. And with that being said, entrepreneurship and running a startup never gets easier. Here are just a few things I’ve learned along the way...