Business Chicks’ international experiences like Necker Island, The Hunger Project and Movers & Breakers have become legendary. Giving amazing minds the space to flourish, these exciting trips have led to new businesses, connections and ideas.
Global CEO of Business Chicks, Emma Isaacs, invites Premium members to the city where anything is possible and innovation lives: New York City. Our Knowledge + Study Tour in partnership with NYU Stern this September offers five days of world-class learning. Spots are filling up fast, so if you’re even starting to think about coming along, register your interest here.
Read on for seven reasons why you need to be on our next tour…
1. Learning and growth, on a new level.
This Tour will push you to experience new lessons and concepts that you’ll be able to bring back and apply to your work, but it does require your openness and commitment. We ask that only people who are open to possibility, willing to go deep and willing to extend themselves apply.
2. Exceptional education.
Through our partnership with NYU Stern School of Business, we’ll provide you with access to world-class learning. We’ve handpicked exceptional faculty members who – through interactive lectures – will help you identify immediate strategies to take home to your jobs and businesses. Plus you’ll stay just a few blocks from the Manhattan campus (with a short ten minute walk to the classroom) and get to experience all the university’s campus has to offer, right in the middle of New York City.
3. The people you’ll meet.
Everyone will come from different places. You’ll work in different industries. Some of you will lead huge businesses. Some of you are early on in the game. But you’ll all be there for the same reason. By the end of The Tour, you’ll leave with a group of women who’ll continue to support you even after the final cocktail has been enjoyed. You’ll start the Knowledge + Study Tour thinking you’re there to learn from the businesses and from the lecturers, and walk away having learned just as much from the conversations you’ll have on bus trips or over dinner with your fellow participants.
4. Money-can’t-buy experiences.
How many of your friends can say they’ve trained with the Fire Department of New York? At the Knowledge + Study Tour, we’ll learn from the FDNY about the leadership strategies they implement to create teams that thrive and deliver under extreme pressure. It’s a spectacular day with hands-on experience inside the official training facility on Randall’s Island (and a bunch of pinch-me moments along the way, too).
5. The location.
We’re going to The Big Apple! Think Fifth Avenue! Central Park! And did we mention the shopping? Basing ourselves in one of the biggest and best cities of the world, it would be remiss of us not to sneak in some sights and dine at some of New York’s premier restaurants (you just wait!), enjoying all the city has to offer.
6. We open our black book to you.
One of the highlights of the Study Tour is visiting local American businesses to see how they’ve scaled, attracted talent, solved problems, built brands, achieved market share etc. From the scribbles on Post-It notes on the walls to the intentional design of the offices, you’ll see how some of the top companies of the world really operate and learn how they motivate their teams to achieve success. We work hard to curate a fantastic selection of companies that we can all learn from, no matter the size of your business.
7. Life is too short.
You could wait until you have more money. You could wait until the kids are a bit older. You could say you’re just not ready. You could make hundreds of excuses about why this isn’t the right time to go, or you could just listen to that little voice inside your head and just say yes. Trust us, you’ll be grateful you did!