We are business owners and niche experts. We’ve worked hard to achieve success, we’ve overcome barriers, and we’ll never stop reaching for greatness.

We’re generous with our energy and resources, in our lives, and in our businesses. We enjoy the rewards of our work, and we believe that success is not just about growing our bank accounts, but about the positive impact it enables us to make in the world.

We believe in equality and inclusion for all people, of all races, all nationalities, all sexual identities, and all genders and non-binary peoples.

We are lifelong learners who passionately pursue growth and knowledge.

We are adventurous and courageous. We push ourselves outside of our comfort zones, and see fear as a stepping stone on the road to greater success.

We are humble. Our success doesn’t make us superior, it gives us more opportunities to do good in the world. We treat all people with equal respect, and we believe that everyone has something important to contribute.

We are fun. We love a good laugh, an unexpected surprise, and the opportunity to play.

We are not typical women, and this isn’t a typical women’s event. We are a community of grounded, hard working entrepreneurial women who raise each other’s horizons, support one another, and create more opportunities for women to positively impact the world through entrepreneurship. 


We are Dovetail Women. 

The mind, once expanded, never returns to its original size
— Dovetail Summit Community Member, in a reflection on the impact of the Dovetail Community on her business and life


A note from our founder, Alexis Dean:

Hello To Our Website Visitors and Prospective Community Members, 

I want to formally acknowledge my commitment to increasing diversity in the Dovetail Community. Our community currently includes women of four ethnicities, and women who self-identify as LGBTQ+, however it only takes one look at our videos and photos to recognize that the majority of our current community members are caucasian.

This lack of diversity does not reflect our values and our belief in the importance of equality and inclusion for all people, of all races, all nationalities, all sexual identities, and all genders and non-binary peoples.  

The current statistics are dismal on visible minority and WOC female entrepreneurs earning 6 figures and more. As we move forward, our events are designed for people who identify as women whom, among other things, have businesses with revenue over 6 figures (please see our FAQ page for more details about our application criteria), This is to enable peer-to-peer sharing, and common understandings of business at a certain level. 

Statistics show that there is a concerning lack of diversity among six and seven figure-earning entrepreneurs in North America. This is directly caused by unequal access to resources and support for early stage entrepreneurs from underserved, underrepresented, and stigmatized populations. The Dovetail Community is seeking to help end this disparity by ensuring that our invitation policies and practices are inclusive, and supporting a non-profit or charity that provides resources, education, mentorship, etc to newer entrepreneurs from historically underrepresented and underserved communities.

We are currently in the process of researching and connecting with a potential partner charity or non-profit organization. We welcome all suggestions and introductions to charities and non-profits doing this important work, and we look forward to making a contribution towards levelling the playing field for equal opportunities for all people whom identify as female entrepreneurs.

We welcome applications from all people who identify as female entrepreneurs, of all races, all nationalities, all sexual identities, and all genders and non-binary peoples.  

Please reach out to me directly with any feedback, suggestions, or introductions to charities and non-profits that are applicable. My email address is: alexis@dovetailretreats.com . I welcome your feedback, ideas, introductions, and opinions. My door and my inbox are always open.

Thank you,