A totally free DIY party designed to inspire, empower and educate so that you can stop that Pinterest scroll and be the powerhouse DIY-ing woman that you’re totally capable of.

(yes, I’m talking to you 😉)

September 27 - September 30, 2021

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Heads up – each presentation will only be free for 24 hours after it’s release.
Grab your free ticket early so you don’t miss any of our awesome speakers!

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If you have a DIY dream list longer than the line at the DMV but still can't figure out how to get started - you're in the right place

You’re doing a great job of figuring out what projects you actually want to do and maybe you’ve even tackled one or two of them… or at least you thought about it…

But what you really want to do is stop just thinking and researching and dreaming
and finally take some freaking action

Don’t you wish you could…

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Decide on your next project with ease and then confidently do it

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Have the knowledge and resilience to work through project setbacks on your own

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Feel that incredible pride of completing an especially challenging project

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Get an endless stream of compliments from friends when they see what you’ve made

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Transform your home into a beautiful oasis full of DIY improvements and furniture made by you

You can totally do all of those things – without the overwhelm, confusion and doubt.

AND THE BEST PART: YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE

The Empowered Makers Online Festival is here to provide you with the community and support you need to get unstuck and start creating seriously amazing things.

We’re bringing together 10+ incredible women DIYers who will show you that you totally have what it takes to turn your DIY dreams into reality.

(yep, still talking to you my friend)

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Maybe you're...

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Totally stuck in inspiration overload and can’t seem to stop searching for some magical perfect project long enough to take action on anything

Worried that you’ll mess it up or won’t be able to actually create the projects you’ve been dreaming of

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Getting sweaty palms just thinking about using power tools and have no idea how you’ll get over your fear

Whatever it is for you, it’s time to believe in yourself and start taking action.

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Meet Your Host

Hey! I’m Emilee, woodworking enthusiast and creator of Beginner Power Tool School. I have a special knack for developing easy beginner projects and breaking them down step-by-step so that even the most inexperienced DIYer can tackle them. 

I created this online festival to highlight women in DIY and address a part of the DIY journey that I think is being left out: empowerment. Learning DIY skills and techniques alone just isn’t enough. It’s my goal to support you as a whole person, prepare you for when things go wrong (they will), and teach you how to continue on to achieve your DIY dreams. I know that you can do it.

The Details

When

The Empowered Makers Online Festival will run from September 27 – 30 with a variety of presentations to choose from each day.

Where

How does at home in your PJs sound? You can tune into the festival from anywhere with internet access. (PJs optional)

Presentations

Presentations will be about 20 minutes long.

The presentations will only be available for 24-hours to encourage you to stop waiting for the perfect time and start taking action right now along with hundreds of other DIYers.

Party it up

This is a festival, right? 

You’ll also have access to a private Facebook group for the festival where we’ll be partying it up before the festival starts and working together to become unstoppable DIY action takers once it kicks off.

Prizes

As an attendee you’ll have the chance to win prizes with our daily BINGO challenges. Plus, someone will even win a totally free spot in Beginner Power Tool School!

It’s all happening inside the Facebook group – come join the fun!

The DIY Action Pack

After registering, you can also upgrade to gain access to the DIY Action Pack. That means you’ll get lifetime access to presentations and premium bonuses from our speakers. You won’t want to miss it!

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WHAT MAKES THE EMPOWERED MAKERS ONLINE FESTIVAL DIFFERENT:

Listen, I know there are already tons of resources available for beginner DIYers. So what makes this event so special?

The Empowered Makers Online Festival was created specifically for women who are tired of just thinking about creating and ready to take the plunge into living the life of an empowered maker.

Every single presentation was handpicked to put you in the company of incredible women DIYers who will teach you exactly how to move forward with your DIY goals.

But more importantly, we’re not here to add to your to do list or create even more confusion around how to get started with DIY.

Instead, we’re going to build on the skills you already have, address the mental blocks that are holding you back and empower you to never get stuck in inspiration overload again.

We’re here to show you that you can take action right now.

(Plus, it’s not just some boring event, it’s a paarty! 🎉)

The Speakers

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for. Here are the amazing speakers you’ll hear from at the Empowered Makers Online Festival.

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Amy Duyck
Your Furniture is Calling

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Rachel McHenry
Building from the Ground Up

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Chelsea Johnson
How to Stay Sane While Renovating

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Danielle Keller
How to Strip Furniture

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Divya Prabhakar
DIY Textured Art Tutorial

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Gail Wilson
DIY: Why and How Should Start Today | Table Transformation

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Jennifer Sanchez
Shocked: Changing Your Own Outlets

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Ellen McLean
Getting Started Making Things With Concrete

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Katie Freeman
Power Tool Empowerment

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Morgan Nelson
How to Make Moodboards: A Guide to Planning your Home DIY Projects

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Kelsey Mackall
DIY with Kids & Project Planning

Emilee Anderson

Emilee Anderson
Sneaky Strategies for Affording DIY Projects, 5 Steps to Power Tool Confidence, & more

As you can see by that incredible lineup, you are *not* going to want to miss this event.

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It's time to...

➡  Stop spending countless hours drooling over other people’s projects without ever taking action on your own

➡  Finally do something about the house you don’t love, the power tools you’re afraid to use and the nagging feeling deep down begging you to just go for it

➡  Let yourself be supported by an amazing community of women DIYers who will encourage and inspire you to take empowered action on that DIY to do list

Join us for the Empowered Makers Online Festival today!

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FAQ

It sure is! There are a lot of general resources about DIY out there, but this event has been created specifically to elevate and empower women who are taking the non-traditional path of building, woodworking, home repair and anything else DIY-related. 

This event is intended for anyone who identifies as female – we’re an open, accepting community and this event is available for free to anyone who feels like they will benefit from it.

The main portion of the event runs from September 27-30, 2021. We’ll kick off on September 26 with an opening call and the Facebook community will open up on September 20th!

Each video will be available for 24-hours. However, you can grab the DIY Action Pack to get lifetime access to all of the videos along with other amazing bonuses from the speakers!

You’ll get more information about DIY Action Pack after you grab your free ticket.

Nope! The only person you’ll get emails from after you sign up is me, Emilee. That’s so you can get all the updates for the event and links to the videos for each day. After the event is over you’ll continue to hear from me, but you can unsubscribe at any time.

As for the speakers, the only way your email address will be shared with them is if you sign up to their email list. That way you get to decide who you hear from and don’t have to worry about getting added to 10+ email lists.

Learn more in our Privacy Policy.

To avoid tech glitches, save my sanity, and keep things easy for the speakers, the presentations are pre-recorded and will be released at the scheduled times. The live portion comes in with the speakers being in the chatbox for an hour on their presentation day to answer all of your questions as you watch!

All of our speakers for this summit have been hand-picked and our slots are currently full. However, we’re open to additional affiliates or potential speakers for next year’s summit. If you’re interested in affiliate details or being considered for Empowered Makers Online Festival 2022, email emilee@mamaneedsaproject.com!

All presentations have closed captioning. Transcripts are also available for each presentation with our upgrade options that you’ll see after registering for the event.

Please reach out if there’s anything we can do to ensure you’re able to enjoy this event.

No problem! Shoot an email over to emilee@mamaneedsaproject.com and we’ll get back to you within 3 business days.

Be an Empowered Maker

You’re worth it. Your dreams are worth it. And you can totally freaking do this.

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sponsored by beginner power tool school