Dinner Confidential is a community that hosts themed monthly dinner conversations [with women*] around the world.
When we really feel we belong, we gain the courage to make positive change in our lives and our world. We’ve created the perfect recipe to spark that sense of belonging. All you have to do is open up and savor the experience.
You can read our stories via Medium or our website.
Our FALL Topics:
Wed, Oct 16th --> "Forgiveness" - We've all been hurt - by our families, friends or colleagues. Oftentimes, the biggest perpetrator is ourselves - our thougths and actions that cause us harm. And sometimes it feels really good to hold onto that hurt - to stay angry, wounded, clenched and closed down. Maybe we get attached to our pain? Maybe it's our revenge? Or many it's our way to feel "safe"? But what does it mean to truly forgive - ourselves, others, our circumstances - and why is it important? How does forgiveness impact our relationship with ourselves, the people in our lives, and the world around us? What freedom does forgiveness provide? Let's have a conversation about forgiveness - what it means, how to go about it, and most importantly, what it takes to truly forgive others and ourselves.
Wed, Nov 13 --> "Money" - It's taboo. It's messy. It's complciated. Oftentimes rife with fear, guilt, avoidance, or resentment, money can become inextricably linked with our self-worth, making many of us feel we never have (or are) "enough." While some of us trust that that our financial needs will be cared for, others may have an existential fear that there simply isn't enough, and we'll always be lacking. Where do we learn these money mindsets from, and how can they evolve? Let's talk about money - what we love, what we fear, and what it takes to relate to money from a healthy and empowered place.
Wed, Dec 18 --> "Shame" - It's that feeling of being not enough. Wrong. Dirty. Inherently bad. We feel shame towards core parts of who we are, what we've done or how we present to the world. Whether it's personal or systemic, shame is a painful emotion, one which keeps us locked in cycles of blame, victimization and self-contempt. Join us for an honest and vulnerable conversation around shame - where we inherited from, where it shows up in our bodies and our lives, and what keeps it there. Ultimately, what would our lives look like without our shame, and is that even something we are prepared to explore?
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During our intimate dinners (7-10 max), our experienced hosts create a safe container for women to come together and talk with vulnerability and honesty about our most personal topics and emotions (e.g. self-confidence, fear, control).
After each dinner, we identify the key learnings and insights from the night and share them with our community so they, too can benefit from the experience. You can read our stories via Medium or our website.
We are currently hosting dinners in over 20 cities around the world.
Do attendees know each other?
Sometimes. But usually they don’t and that’s part of the magic. Coming into a place full of strangers to open up and share some of your most personal experiences is very powerful. No one there knows your history, you are a blank canvas. People won’t judge you or give you advice (unless you specifically ask for it). We are there to listen, share and connect.
Do I need to prepare for the Dinner?
A little bit! Your host will send all the details of the night via email, including a few questions for you to reflect upon prior the Dinner. All Dinners start with an intimate set of introductions, where each guest share her stories and is deeply heard.
How much are the dinners and what’s included?
Dinners are $15 and they include a healthy and yummy meal. We invite our guests to bring one thing to drink (wine, flavored water, etc.). Note that we are NOT making any profit from these evening and the fee only covers the cost.
Do the meals follow certain dietary guidelines?
Our hosts will always ensure there are vegetarian options available. If you have specific dietary restrictions, be sure to communicate with your host at least 1.5 weeks in advance.
How do you keep confidentiality?
We include a vow of confidentiality in our invitation, and reiterate the importance of confidentiality at the start of each dinner. We create a strong container of trust and integrity, and expect the same of all of our participants.
What makes DC different from a women’s circles?
Our secret is our hosts and the stories we tell! Our dinners are led by professional moderators, researchers and facilitators all around the world. Brilliant women with years of experience conducting challenging conversations amongst diverse groups of people. We’re less about the woo-woo, and more about the raw, real and impactful conversations with tangible insights for our guests and community to take action and implement within their daily lives.
What do you mean when you say “women”?
Anyone that is female identifying. Inclusivity is one of our core values! We welcome women of all ages, colors, religions and backgrounds. If you are male identifying and would love to attend a dinner, let’s talk.
What’s your cancelation policy?
We put a lot of love and effort into these dinners so please do your best to avoid a last minute cancellation. If you need to cancel, try to find a replacement. All cancellations made less than one week in advance can’t be refunded.