The Huddle - Say Yes

An intimate retreat and online community for female business owners centered around mentorship, skill sharing, deep dives into business strategy, and the holistic needs of women.


The Huddle gives women the space and mentorship to take their business to the next level combined with the intimacy and pampering of your very best, well deserved, girlfriend retreat. Real-life support networks are focused around business strategy and continue beyond the four-day retreat.

Unlike other retreats, we keep it small and all inclusive in a private, beautiful home—with no more than 15 women attending. By curating the right group along with a seasoned entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and professional business/life coach, we match attendees’ skills with the skills they need, while remaining intimate and focused for every woman attending.

The Huddle has three main components: skill shares, hot seat peer mentoring sessions, coaching,  and self care activities. Each day the retreat strikes a balance between these three components. Skill shares help each attendee share their professional expertise with the group. Hot seat peer mentoring harnesses the collective brilliance of the group with the help of a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist to strategize, knowledge share, and brainstorm solutions to business challenges.

Private life coaching sessions help create a personalized path for the holistic health of you and your business. Wellness and self care are woven throughout each day.

Activities like private yoga, meditation, hiking, massages, poolside relaxation, facials, and delicious family style meals occur in the intimacy of a home setting.

Admission by application only.


The Huddle was a big turning point for me as a business owner. I developed relationships with amazing fellow entrepreneurs that has added so much support to my business life. I also walked away feeling more empowered, more sure of what I wanted, and a better game plan for how to reach my business goals and dreams.

— Whitney, Sonnet James

I’ve been to so many workshops, conferences, and mastermind groups, but nothing quite like The Huddle. The weekend was so thoughtfully planned and well-executed—imagine the best girls' weekend ever coupled with some serious business strategy and mentoring from the most dynamic women. I came away feeling inspired and fired up to take my business to the next level. Could not recommend more highly!

— Shira, Shira Gill Home
May 10-13 2021


In a spacious estate tucked into the oasis of Palm Springs, we’ll take a deep dive into business strategy, skill sharing, and connecting with the guidance of our leadership team:  Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked, Jenny Komenda of Juniper Home and Print Shop, and Monique Shields of  Seven Pines Leadership.

3 days, 3 nights  $3200 for a double shared room (your own bed), or $3800 for a private room

Cost for either retreat is all inclusive with delicious family style meals, daily in-house wellness activities of guided yoga + meditation, in-house massage therapy, personal coaching sessions, and more.  You’ll leave with a clearer sense of direction and strategy for your business, along with an intimate support and mentorship network that extends well beyond The Huddle retreat.

Negative COVID-19 test and/or vaccine (fingers crossed) required to attend.

By application only. 

One half scholarship is available with priority given to women of color or from another marginalized group. Please see application for details. 


Be a mentor, find a mentor

Huddle Mentor Match

Call us cupid, but we love playing matchmaker.  We know there is power and reward in connecting with another woman in your field that has been there, done that. We also know it’s incredibly hard to find a real life connection, and we’d love to help you.  Compensation and frequency varies based on the mentor and mentee needs. Details below!

Details here + apply TO BE a mentor

Details here + apply TO FIND a mentor

(yup, feel free to apply for both!)

The Huddle SELECT


A handpicked group of Huddle-approved coaches, mentors, and consultants to give you the support and skills you need NOW to grow your business.




Founders, business owners and entrepreneurs that identify as female. We're looking to curate diverse groups of ambitious business women who are looking to objectively examine their own business while addressing the holistic needs they have, and help others do the same.

The magic in The Huddle is the curated intimacy. That's why we keep these retreats small. Unfortunately because of our group size, we can't accept everyone that applies. It's crucial to curate the right group of women with a diverse background and experience, while also matching skills and needs. That being said, we REALLY want everyone to be able to experience a Huddle retreat because it's so beneficial. If we can't offer you a spot in The Huddle you're applying for, we'll add you to a priority list for future events. In the meantime, we're happy to recommend other resources and support networks to get you the help you're looking for.

It's different at every event, but here's a picture of how a typical day might play out: You wake up to a private yoga + meditation session at the gorgeous home (feel like sleeping in? no judgement!). Followed by a delicious family style breakfast. Next up, a skill share around a business topic (maybe SEO? maybe working with investors? marketing funnels?). Then a hot seat peer mentoring session where focus our energy on helping one woman's business guided by seasoned mentors. In these personalized sessions, we explore business strategy, direction, or whatever help and knowledge is most needed for that woman. Next, a break for free time. Sitting by the pool, journaling. Both a private massage therapist and a life coach offer private sessions during the free time. Lunch by the pool is followed by more hot seat and skill share sessions. After an afternoon hike, a workshop is led by our life coach. More massages and private coach sessions. A cooking lesson skill share is taught while enjoying cocktails and appetizers on the outdoor patio; followed by dinner and conversation continuing until late. Lights out. Repeat!

Huddles are intentionally intimate and always located in a private, beautiful home in a retreat-worthy location. Think the best girls weekend coupled with some serious business strategy and connection. Although the rooms and grounds are spacious, we usually don't have the type of space to accommodate completely private rooms, although this depends on the specific home. Tiered pricing may apply for private or shared rooms and availability is limited.

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We strongly believe in the inclusion of ALL women. We'll be offering one half scholarship per retreat with priority given to women of color, or from another marginalized group. We're also donating a percentage of the profits from each Huddle retreat to New Voices Fund, a foundation supporting funding for women of color entrepreneurs.

If something comes up and you aren't able to attend, unfortunately we cannot offer a refund, but you can transfer your spot to a future Huddle within 18 months if we can fill your spot. Transfers of spots to another applicant could be available on a case by case basis as we are very careful to curate the right group of experience and expertise.

More Huddle Events Announced Soon for Fall/Winter 2021/2022