Blue Stocking Salon Fall 2021 Cohort

“Bluestocking” refers to learned mid-eighteenth-century women (and men) who gathered in the great salons of London for intellectual conversation and witty banter. This literary salon “enjoyed society in undress” – that is, in their more practical country clothing, most notably their blue worsted stockings.

The Bluestockings expanded the social boundaries of what women could think, write, and do. Modern-day bluestockings are distinctly unbound, intellectually curious women.

This online discussion group will focus on issues related to women and entrepreneurship. We will consider select online articles, book excerpts, talks, and blogs, both contemporary and classic, as a basis for conversation and thoughtful dialogue.

During the Fall Cohort, we will meet three times (October, November, December) to discuss a wide array of topics. We’ll read excerpts from Carol Roth’s Entrepreneurship Equation, Ali Farrell’s Pretty Rugged, and Running a Business Like a Girl.

We expect cohort participants to attend each of the three meetings.

Reading material will be sent one week prior to our meeting.

*Note: Blue stockings not required, but feel free to come in your stocking feet or knit a pair as we discuss!