Willow Cohort

A Live Retreat for women founders and leaders

Northern California

Our Women's Retreat for The Intensive is a two-day experience for women executives and VC-backed founders. It will be hosted in beautiful Northern California. Join the Willow Cohort with other women leveling up their voice and impact. Join the Waiting List and be notified when applications are open. Location to be confirmed.

Willow Cohort
A Live Retreat for women founders and leaders
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With a strong focus on action and application, you will walk away from The Intensive knowing how to speak powerfully, build trust and alignment, and elevate your impact to advance your business — anytime, anywhere, forever.

The Intensive Retreat runs for two days and is wrapped with pre event content, and post event lessons and virtual coaching circles to deepen your learning and get into action.

Program Overview

Before the retreat, you'll receive:

  • pre-event welcome and a guided framework to draft your Focus Areas for the live experience.

Day 0:

Evening Welcome + Focus Areas and reception

In an evening gathering, we'll develop your key focus ares for the work you’ll do in The Intensive. Your focus areas answer 3-5 core questions that define the work you’ll do in The Intensive. They help turn ideas into action and make the experience custom to you.

Day 1:

Purpose Platform- AM session

For the first component of your Platform Map, we’ll articulate what purpose you serve and the impact you have no matter what job you’re doing. It’s you, on your purpose.

Lunch and Open Time

Provenance - PM session

The next part of your personal Platform Map is your founder/leader story. We’ll extract and articulate a more useful origin story that teaches the world about both WHO you are and WHAT you’ve done. This turns your story into a strategic asset you can use to inform your voice and build trust.

Day 2:

Point of View- AM Session

Part three of your Platform map. This is the foundation for your thought leadership. We’ll articulate how you can support your venture or leadership with a voice in the area of expertise you ACTUALLY believe in.

Lunch and Open Time

Principles -2pm-5pm

Your values in action. In this final component of your Platform Map, you’ll articulate what you need to operate at your highest level as operating principles. These help your teams know how to best work with you and make it easier for you to communicate expectations and operate together using your principles as a guide.


After the retreat, you'll receive:

  • self pace video lessons to support you as you deploy your Platform Map into your leadership communications.
  • two virtual coaching circles to help anchor your learnings for life long impact.

Who is it for?

The Cohort

The Willow Cohort is for Women founders and executives ready to level up their voice and use it to lead. This cohort is ideal for you if you are a Women leaders who is:

  • Leading a company or function that has a product in market and a fast growing customer base
  • Facing massive growth or change in the organization or strategy
  • Using your voice as a tool for aligning people, teams and cultures
  • Establishing your reputation and thought leadership in your industry or organization
  • A Woman leader who believes that authenticity is a strategy
  • Want to learn from your peers- a cohort of women with similar goals and challenges

The place

We select locations that are both convenient and beautiful. Hosted the gathering spaces we select will support a shift in perspective and provide a context that supports your development.

The rate: To be published

*program rate does not include travel or accommodation.

* rate includes ongoing invitations to Alumni Circle gatherings


Q: What is the application process?

A: Our application process is simple. 1) Take 3 minutes to apply. 2) You’ll be invited to book a short 1:1 call with Dia Bondi 3) If accepted, you’ll be invited into the Cohort with details on enrolling, location and accommodations. We are looking to curate a cohort that will add to the experience for you and your cohort alike. We are by application so that we can ensure you have the best experience possible and that your participation is happening at the right time for your goals.

Q: What If I cannot participate in 100% of the sessions?

A: Life happens. We understand when unavoidable circumstances take you out of a session. But, the quality of the experience is dependent on you and your fellow cohort members. Please do your best to participate in every session at the retreat.

Q: How formal is the experience?

A: Dress it up or dress it down. Most of all, we want you to be comfortable and in your skin.

Q: Where are other participants sourced? Who else will be there?

A: We invite our clients and network to apply. Word of mouth and our network drive participation.  And, all of cohort participants have been carefully selected to curate cohorts of women who can benefit from each other's experience. We do our best to ensure each cohort does not include your competitors.

Q: When will the sessions be hosted?

A: Retreat sessions meet once on day one and twice per day on day two and the and a morning session on day four. We've designed it to have lots of open time in between for you to meet weth your cohort, spend time alone or integrate the learnings in a way that is self directed.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The Intensive Willow Cohort rate to be published. does not include travel or accommodation. One you are enrolled, you will receive an invoice that will allow you to pay by Credit Card. If you are an organization paying for multiple participants, we will make arrangements with you directly.

Q: Where will it be?

A: This cohort location is being confirmed. The venue we select will be within an approximate 3 hour drive from San Francisco International Airport. We are searching for a place that is a natural environment and gives us a chance to be dialed down so we can dial it up.

Q: How do I take care of travel arrangements?

A: Participants make their own travel arrangements and book their own hotel stay. Once our location is confirmed, we will reach out to cohort members with booking details for your accommodation.

Q: How many people are in this cohort?

A: We want to ensure an intimate experience where you can be seen and go deep or, find privacy when you want it.  This cohort will be held at a with a Maximum of 24.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: Our refund policy is detailed in the participation contract which will be sent upon acceptance into the cohort.

Q: Will it be fun?

A: Hell yes.