A Virtual Conference like no other.

Every year, The Rooted Retreat brings together Black and brown women leaders of the social sector in a fun, engaging experience to learn together, empower each other, connect to self on deeper levels and forecast what’s next personally and professionally. 

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Our goal is to help you cultivate your unique personal, professional, and wellness goals that will help you design and live a purpose-driven life. 

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The Rooted Collaborative

The Rooted Collaborative ™ is a global community that exists to amplify and empower Black and Brown female voices in the social sector, while providing community, culture, and coaching that honors a healthy career experience. Our goal is to help you cultivate your unique personal, professional, and wellness goals that will help you design and live a purpose-driven life. 


With a growing online community that spans over sixteen countries, including the U.S, Canada, the UK and South Africa, we’ve learned a thing or two about building relationships that extend beyond borders.  It’s kinda our superpower.


The Rooted Retreat’s mission is to help you do one thing — cultivate your best self. We do this by gathering experts, practices, conversations, and engagements that lead your journey towards a healthy personal and professional life. 


Last year's experience challenged our guests to reposition themselves at the center of their own lives by learning to cultivate their journey of self-exploration, joy, revelation, release, deep learning, and rest. Here, a yoga workout session is as much a rigorous morning exercise as it is a chance to reflect on the day ahead, and a professional development conversation is the means by which we learn to empower rather than simply “climb the corporate ladder”. 


Through our programs, our goal is to help Black and Brown women leaders understand that they, too, can live a life that they respect and love, even if today’s society and workspace doesn’t always support it. Looking for a place to sow, cultivate, and flourish? Come grow with us, sis!

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As a Black woman who’s grown up in the social good space, I know the stress, demands, and microaggressions that Black and Brown women leaders face every single day. I also understand the power that comes in building genuine, solid relationships with other like-minded women and the amazingness that comes along with it. I spent most of my career forging a path alone and I realized it doesn’t have to be this way; we will go farther together.  and I don’t expect you too, either. 


That’s why the Rooted Retreat exists. 


I wanted to create a space for you to be able to connect with women from all over the globe who look like you (because we ALL know how it feels to be the only “only” in the room), in a vibe that’s liberating and welcoming to the FULL you. Meaning, you can show up as you are and learn from where you stand. No muss. No fluff. No switching. 


If you’re ready to sow and grow to the next level, grab your tickets and let’s get Rooted TOGETHER.



When is The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen

July 21-23, 2021

What is the virtual Rooted Retreat experience like?

That’s a hard question because the vibes you’ll experience during the retreat are hard to describe, but we’ll do our best to. If you’ve ever attended summer camp or an annual summit where you made real-time connections with like-minded women, learned a ton about yourself and your industry, and walked away feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to take on the world, then you’ll fit right in at The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen! Your Rooted Retreat Breadown

  • Three days of hybrid broadcasting featuring keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and more
  • Live discussions and watch parties throughout the event, moderated by speakers and attendees
  • The virtual networking and Connection areas where you’ll engage in ongoing conversations, meet new friends, and reconnect with old ones
  • Exclusive discount code to join the RC Lounge, which includes an on-demand video library featuring dozens of pre-recorded talks by new voices and experts across the industry that you’ll also have unlimited viewing access to for 365 days.

I just found out about the Rooted Retreat. Where can I buy a ticket or get on the waitlist?

Tickets are available for sale on the "Tickets" page. Make sure to join the Rooted Collaborative Community Facebook Group (if you haven’t already), and sign up for the Rooted Retreat/Collaborative newsletter. This is a good place to stay in the loop with all things Rooted!

I bought my ticket, and now I can’t attend! Can I get a refund or transfer my ticket?

The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen Purchase & Refund Policy: No refunds. We have a no refund policy but do have the following options for your consideration:

  • Transfer your ticket to someone else free of charge. The deadline to transfer is July 1, 2021.
  • Credit your ticket to our 2022 event.
  • Please note, if you purchased an Early Bird ticket AND received a special edition Rooted Retreat box, you are not eligible for a ticket transfer BUT you can credit your ticket to 2022.

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Who should attend The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen?

If you are:

  • A mid-career professional thinking about "what's next" and craving connection with other women who understand your lived experience
  • A seasoned executive hopeful about the future and excited to create more opportunities for young professionals
  • A young professional fundraiser hungry for community and professional development tailored to your needs
  • Looking for a community of BIWOC professionals to grow in, thrive with, and belong to - with no expectation other than showing up as your best self.
Then the Rooted Retreat: Evergreen is for you!

I’m not a Black or Brown woman in fundraising...or even a woman. Why should I attend?

Because we have something EXTRA special for you! Day two of The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen features an exclusive line-up for White Allies + Advocates who are eager to implement Anti-Racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies to their organizations.

Who runs The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen?

The Rooted Retreat is presented by The Rooted Collaborative™, a global community focused on the growth and development of women leaders of color in the social impact sector.

Can I get information about sponsorship opportunities for The Rooted Retreat: Evergreen?

Yes! Contact us here to start the conversation.