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Bold & Beautiful Women Circle

 Dorchester YMCA
 Dorchester, MA 02124
[P] (617) 4127889
[F] --
www.thebbwcircle.com
bianca@thebbwcircle.com
Bianca Rose
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INCORPORATED: 2014
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 47-1983360

LAST UPDATED: 02/25/2019
Organization DBA The BBWC
BBWC
The Bold & Beautiful Women Circle
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to increase the level of community engagement of women through service, wellness, creativity, and leadership. We are a network of women that cultivate excellence through fellowship, partnership and leadership; encouraging community service, co-creation, and divinity.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to increase the level of community engagement of women through service, wellness, creativity, and leadership. We are a network of women that cultivate excellence through fellowship, partnership and leadership; encouraging community service, co-creation, and divinity.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Income $1,000.00
Projected Expense $660.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • #WineAboutIt
  • Community Service
  • Play & Parley Night
  • The Book Club

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Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to increase the level of community engagement of women through service, wellness, creativity, and leadership. We are a network of women that cultivate excellence through fellowship, partnership and leadership; encouraging community service, co-creation, and divinity.

Background Statement

The concept for The Bold & Beautiful Women Circle (BBWC) was founded in 2014 by Bianca Rose while studying abroad in Seville, Spain. A then twenty-one year old woman looking to experience the world around her, time spent away from her home environment in Boston allowed her to personally reflect upon a few broken personal relationships, leading her to believe that connecting with other women through service was a overlooked tool for both self-growth and unity. She later created The Bold & Beautiful Women Circle shortly after returning home.

Impact Statement

We believe that our community is evolving onto a higher frequency, and we seek to complement that by creating a network of women that cultivate excellence through fellowship, partnership and leadership; encouraging community service, co-creation, and divinity. Our programs create an impact on women involved in our organization and to specific audiences in the community we serve overall. We have witnessed the impact our programs have had through the increased number of membership, partnerships, and overall community engagement our organization has created. Through our programs, we seek to: - Increase the level of community engagement amongst women in our community - Become a comfortable platform for women to find and express themselves - Bridge the gap between different communities in Massachusetts - Contribute to the increase of the overall force of women rising in Boston.

Needs Statement

As a strictly-volunteer operated org, it is important for us to show that we can take charge of our community with little-to-no finances involved. We have managed to have most of our fuel for operating rely on collaborations and marketing.

Our team consists of a unique group of women with very busy lives, but very big hearts, dedicating their free time to volunteer as leaders. These women provide a different variety of leadership skills that make up the success of this organization and the example we want to set for the world as women that can take charge of their community.

Strong female leaders that understand the nature and twofold result of supporting another woman.

  • In the form of guidance: preferably women over the age of 35.
  • In the form of support: no preferences, as long as said female leader enjoys seeing other women win.

What we predominantly need finances for:

  • Marketing materials for our programs
  • Refreshments for public events

CEO Statement

Bianca Rose believes the act of serving the community resurfaces a familiar kind, progressive and non-competitive nature to women once in action, and most importantly reminds one's own self how purposeful and powerful they are on their own. Serving others could never not be a cool thing. We vow to make an example to young women around us; we can still live our lives while still taking time to dedicate our free time to to serve the greater good. Magical things happen.

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)
City of Boston- Citywide (Indiv. neighborhoods also listed)

The urban communities of Greater Boston including, but not limited to:
-Dorchester
-Mattapan
-Hyde Park
-Roxbury
-Roslindale
-South End
-Back Bay
-Somerville
-Cambridge

Organization Categories

  1. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Women's Service Clubs
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Citizen Participation

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

#WineAboutIt

Our monthly-link ups, better know as #WineAboutIt, ​are where members come together once a month to discuss modern day women issues. Topics usually stem from an awareness being recognized that month.
Budget  $450
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served Females Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Long-Term Success 
Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
 
Program Success Monitored By  The Board
Examples of Program Success  www.thebbwcircle.com/fellowship

Community Service

All members are asked to commit themselves to at least one community service initiative of their choice per year, either an initiative of their own or someone else's. We make it an obligation to serve causes that cater to furthering the betterment and protection of women. Although we aim to help women in particular, we hold neither biases nor limits to who we serve. We serve within the urban community, and throughout other communities in Boston to help bridge the gaps throughout
our city.
Budget  $50
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served Females Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Long-Term Success 

               Community Service will be a tool women use to find power in their lowest of times, and will also serve as a habit more women incorporate into their lives, amongst their own family and friends. We will see how it contributed to growth  in  each of the areas below. We will continue to distribute surveys to determine and evaluate patterns.

  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Success Monitored By 

The Board

Examples of Program Success 
We have now partnered with Women's Lunch Place, volunteering with them on a consistent basis hoping to bridge the gap and build relationships between women in our community and outside of our community. We have been volunteering for them since 2015.
 
 
www.thebbwcircle.con/leadership 

Play & Parley Night

Members of The BBW Circle have an opportunity to pick a day out of the year where they can showcase their personal, creative or entrepreneurial passion through a seminar, workshop, panel, or any type of educational and empowering environment. This is usually held as an event that educates the public through connections, support, and interaction. Members also have the opportunity of bringing other entities outside of the circle to host a Play & Parley event for both women and teenagers to skill-share and network.
Budget  $200
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served Females Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Long-Term Success 
Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Success Monitored By  The Board
Examples of Program Success  www.thebbwcircle.com/leadership

The Book Club

The Bold & Beautiful Women Circle facilitates quarterly book club discussions that are collectively chosen with the community.
​We read literature that provokes our thoughts, actions, and communications holistically. Discussions connect the literature to everyday choices and experiences so that all can be involved. This increases fruitful engagement, interdependent responsibility and awareness.
Budget  $1000
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Citizen Participation Programs
Population Served Females Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Long-Term Success 
Objective: Over the course of twelve months, we plan to develop relationships and mentor 10-25 teenagers through appropriate BBWC activities. We aim to work with 20-30 women in facilitating book club discussions and skill-sharing events. We plan to have focus and see a change in the following areas:
  • Career/School success
  • Confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength)
  • Leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community)
  • Team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other)
  • Courage (understanding benefits of using their voice)
  • Persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles)
  • Service (understanding benefits of community engagement)
Program Success Monitored By  The Board
Examples of Program Success  www.thebbwcircle.com/fellowship

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We still plan to carry on #WineAboutIt and Community Service, but our membership fees cover for our shirts for community service, as well as our #WineAboutIt activities. Our partnership with Dorchester YMCA will help with location and food when teens are involved, but we will need additional funding for operating. We'd like funding for a program coordinator that would be able to manage multiple areas, including #WineAboutIt.   

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Bianca Yulanda Rose
CEO Term Start Mar 2014
CEO Email bianca@thebbwcircle.com
CEO Experience
As a developing nonprofit organization (2014), I have had a chance to be on the board and operation side of things for a very long time (and still am), to make sure that our programs are effective and running. We have restructured twice since our inception by creating new positions, modifying programs, taking away positions & programs, creating legal documents/policies among other types of documents that support our structure. Running an organization is not easy, I learn new things everyday. 

I've enrolled in Northeastern University in September 2016 for Nonprofit Management that has taught me so much in so little time. I continue to learn and implement. We have transitioned to the four programs we have now.
Co-CEO Chrystian Dennis
Co-CEO Term Start Mar 2014
Co-CEO Email chrystian@thebbwcirle.com
Co-CEO Experience

As the Co-founder and Membership Coordinator I have had and continue to have a well rounded experience with our position in the community but as well as with our members. One of the biggest lessons throughout this process of building and creating has been that we are never done and we are never stagnant. Being as involved with the community and as well as the members it has been quite the balance of uplifting our community in many fashions as well as encouraging and inspiring our members to be major assets in said community. This distinct realization has granted myself to improve and implement my passions and talents in a unique way by having the space and opportunity to share and grow as a board member, but most importantly as a community member.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
http://baystatebanner.com/news/2016/sep/07/In-the-Mix/ Bay State Banner 2016

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association n/a

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Dorchester YMCA 
Women's Lunch Place 
Casa Myrna 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 4
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Capeverdean-Portuguese
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms Bianca Rose
Board Chair Company Affiliation Founder
Board Chair Term Mar 2014 - Dec 2022
Board Co-Chair Chrystian Dennis
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Co-Founder
Board Co-Chair Term Sept 2018 - 2022

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Chrystian Dennis Community Volunteer (Co-Founder) Voting
Mercedes Francis Treasurer Voting
Rebeca Irvin Vice President NonVoting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Haanah Joseph -- NonVoting

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Tricia Young-Shaw Founder & Principal of TLE Consulting Group Founder & President of the TLE Center for Urban Entrepreneurship --
Maria Centeio Director of Customer Success at Valor Performance --
Erinn Spearson Owner of Simply Erinn's Hair Salon --
Delvaern Stanislaus Director of BPS Transportation --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 1
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Capeverdean
Gender Female: 4
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Since our inception in 2014, we have restructured twice. Once in 2015, we revamped the board when past board members weren't demonstrating duty of care in the best way possible. Leadership development has been the biggest problem. The second in 2018, where we are bringing in more experienced women for areas we need leadership action in. It has been noticeably making a huge difference in every area. 

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown (%)

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Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Expense Breakdown (%)

No data available

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Income $1,000.00
Projected Expense $660.00
Form 990s

2016 990-N Postcard

2015 990-N Postcard

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

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Total Expenses -- -- --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

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Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions -- -- --
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    Local -- -- --
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Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

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Program Expense -- -- --
Administration Expense -- -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses -- -- --
Program Expense/Total Expenses -- -- --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue -- -- --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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Total Assets -- -- --
Current Assets -- -- --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- -- --

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $2,600.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year -- -- --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year -- -- --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets -- -- --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

At this point, I believe funding could help us further continue our operations on a wider scale. With proper experienced positions in place and leadership training implemented where appropriate, we would justly be able to afford a program coordinator that keeps each program going. A small stipend can make a huge difference. We are expecting leadership development to lead to a huge turnaround.
 
We plan to go through an official hiring process for a program coordinator moving forward.

Foundation Comments

This organization does not yet have any financial data or income to report and files a 990-N (Postcard) with the IRS. Data will be posted when it becomes available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

We believe that our community is evolving onto a higher frequency, and we seek to complement that by creating a network of women that cultivate excellence through fellowship, partnership and leadership; encouraging community service, co-creation, and divinity. Our programs create an impact on women involved in our organization and to specific audiences in the community we serve overall. We have witnessed the impact our programs have had through the increased number of membership, partnerships, and overall community engagement our organization has created.


Through our programs, we seek to:
- Increase the level of community engagement amongst women in our community
- Continue to be a comfortable platform for women to find and express themselves
- Bridge the gap between different communities in Massachusetts

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

We have an official Theory of Change that we implement through our board and leadership team. Our programs serves as our tools, such as community service and #WineAboutIt. Community Service is a tool for us because it helps women recognize that they are purposeful when serving the community. We partner with entities that provide volunteer opportunities that help us best support our members. #WineAboutIt serves as a tool for us to to come together and discuss modern day issues. It gives us a chance to keep each other up to date on tactics, tools, and skills that help us survive and thrive in our community.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

Capable Leaders - Our leaders, on and off the board are passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in the community.
Diverse Representation - We have diverse representation within our board and membership body. We represent women of all different ethnic backgrounds, ages, careers, sexual orientation and more.
We Do The Work - We find it important to conduct service in our community. We believe it is a form of self-care and learning experience that leads to further developed skills and habits.
Tools, Templates & More - We have a large database of legal and other important documents, templates and tools we've created that help us operate this nonprofit.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The best way to evaluate whether our programs are the right tools for accomplishing our mission is by conducting surveys. We distribute one survey per year to our members that measure growth in: career/school success, confidence (understanding the power of her inner/outer strength), leadership (understanding the power one must make a change in herself or in her community), team building (understanding benefits of communicating and working with each other), courage (understanding benefits of using their voice), persistence (developing a positive attitude towards life’s obstacles) and service (understanding benefits of community engagement). We will collect data from participants. We also survey on the success of our initiatives and what we could better work on for the following years to come. We analyze the data to make targeted adjustments to prepare for the next activity for the next cycle. When we analyze this data, we assess how effective our community influence is.

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

We have accomplished successful programming and membership recruitment. Our membership continues to grow slowly. The benefits reflect best within the members' actions after joining our movement.

1) #WineAboutIt (monthly discussions on modern-day women issues, providing an outlet for women to express themselves)

2) Community Service (monthly service activities, helping women tap into their purpose)

3) Play & Parley Night (occasional activities, open to women interested in launching entrepreneurial endeavors) *One of our Play & Parley Nights were featured in the Bay State Banner, when member Lyndsey Harper did her styling seminar!

4) Book Club (quarterly book club discussions on books related to self-development and self-care)