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Wed, Aug 16


Elevate Community Lab

Finishing School for Modern Women Class Trio

Want to take all three of our School for Modern Women classes this quarter? Sign up for Picking up the Pieces: Transitioning Trauma, Own Your Power, and Speak with Power now and get $15 off!

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Finishing School for Modern Women Class Trio
Finishing School for Modern Women Class Trio

Time & Location

Aug 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Elevate Community Lab, 303 S Broadway, Wichita, KS 67202, USA

About the event

Want to sign up for all the classes this quarter? Do it all at the same save $5 per class for $15 off the whole package! See how smart you are. 

Picking up the Pieces: Transitioning Trauma with Co-Teacher Janet Maurantonio Federico

Monday, July 31st, 6 to 8:30 PM

Do past experiences make it a challenge to be the person you want to be today? The chance that most people will survive traumatic experiences during their lifetime is, unfortunately, way too common. Yet, people often feel embarrassed or ashamed they can’t “get over” what happened, unaware that it takes fresh insights to get unstuck and move forward. In this hands-on class, you’ll discover the truths about trauma, awareness around how it affects us, coping techniques to reconnect with your resilience, and how to let go and gain perspective to move on to happily ever after.

Own Your Power

Wednesday, August 16,  6 to 8:30 What if you could live your life exactly the way you want, on your terms? When you let go of what is expected and let yourself become who you are, you open the door to true happiness. In this interactive class, you’ll learn how to listen to your inner wisdom and move past self-doubt and fear to create what you most want.

Speak with Power

Wednesday, September 6th Do you feel heard and respected? Women have received a lifetime of programming, learning to soften our voices in the words and tones we use and the nonverbal messages we send. We damage our credibility and give away our power in a quest to be seen as “nice girls.”  In this interactive class, you’ll discover how to use direct language to state your mind with confidence, replace language that belittles us, and nonaggressively present yourself powerfully.

About our Speakers:

Janet Federico

Janet Federico is a trauma educator, licensed artist, award-winning author, and speaker from Washington, DC, now based in the Midwest. Her art has been on display at the Wichita Art Museum, the Wilson K. Cadman Art Gallery, City Arts, and InterUrban Art House, to name a few. An award-winning author, Janet has been featured in Elephant Journal, Writer’s Digest, and The Mighty.

In 2020, Janet launched Owl Medicine to provide greeting cards and art products for life’s “unspeakable” situations.

Janet is the former Executive Director of Thrive ICT, an organization devoted to providing long-term support to survivors of violence. In her continued advocacy efforts, Janet works to change the conversation around long-term survivorship and to educate others about the reality of living with trauma in the aftermath.

Janet holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and a Master of Business Administration and is a Diamonds Graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.

Jill D. Miller

Jill D. Miller is passionate about helping people grow – professionally and personally. Award-winning book author, business development consultant, corporate trainer, Headmistress of the Finishing School for Modern Women, Wichita State University adjunct professor, Board Member of Camp Innovation Destination, Inc., and Wichita Professional Communicators, zealous volunteer, cultural event enthusiast, rescue poodle-owner, social butterfly.

About the organization:

Finishing School for Modern Women is not your grandmother’s etiquette school. We offer women's empowerment classes to help women grow their authentic selves. The Finishing School for Modern Women brings together women of all ages to learn from each other how to claim our power in business, finance, communication, and life. Not because we need finishing but because we're never finished.

Get a bigger discount on Finishing School for Modern Women classes!

Badass Women of Wichita Alliance get a $5 discount on each Finishing School class ticket with a special coupon code. That means they get an additional $15 off this trio of classes, making their total $90. If you're a Badass Member, you can find the discount code in our group forum. If you aren't a member, what are you waiting for? Learn more here! 


  • FSMW Class Trio

    This includes three classes with workbooks and badges.

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