The Hive Women’s Institute

The Hive Women’s Institute is an organization dedicated to helping women come alive. We work with purpose-driven female leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from all over the globe who are eager to uncover their authentic path and deepen their impact on the world.




Stay tuned for the 2017 Hive Women’s Institute Schedule!

We’re in the process of cooking up an exciting schedule for the Hive Women’s Institute in 2017 that will include intimate retreats and community gatherings for purpose-driven women. We’re also expanding our offerings to include retreats for corporate and academic groups with slots available in June, August, and November. For more information, please contact Victoria Moore at


Past Hive Women’s Retreats


California August 2012 075Coming Alive in 2017  – December 9-11, 2016 

Do you feel like it’s time to rekindle your spark or bring something new into the world? This retreat will help you seize upon the energy of the new year to go after what you want most. If there’s something your heart keeps calling you to take action on, or if you have absolutely no idea what you want next but are desperate to feel more alive and on fire, you need to come with us to Catalina Island. Join other likeminded female leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers in a spectacular island setting as we dive into what’s calling us next and how we’re going to make it happen. This special weekend is all about finding clarity, motivation, and a new tribe of incredible women to support you. 


The-Center-Innovation-Hub_tcm5044-20899The Hive Women’s One-Day Retreat    September 30, 2016

If you’re a purpose-driven female entrepreneur, leader, or changemaker who is up to big things in the world but you’re getting stuck on the “what” or “how” of your next steps, we invite you to join this unique gathering. For the first time ever, we’ll be bringing the Hive Women’s Retreat into an urban setting and condensing the best bits into a one-day format. You’ll spend time exploring where you are right now in your personal and professional life, while also tapping into the wisdom of the other women in the group to gain clarity on your path.This is a priceless opportunity to form meaningful connections with other like-minded local women while also making progress on the big questions you’re currently grappling with.



The Art of Audacity  – September 3 – 5, 2016 

For our fifth Hive Women’s Retreat we’ll be tapping into that “blank slate” feeling that September brings as we bid farewell to summer and prepare for a bold, inspired year ahead. During the weekend, we’ll focus on finding the clarity we’re craving about what’s next for our lives and how we’re going to get there. If you’re thinking it might be time to finally go after that big dream you’ve been talking about, or if you could benefit from a chance to rekindle the spark in your personal or professional life, come join this inspiring group of women for a magical and rejuvenating Labor Day weekend.



The Art of Audacity   – June 24-26, 2016   Boonville, California

June RetreatIn June 2016, the Hive Women’s Institute will host its fourth retreat with twenty extraordinary women gathering in Northern California. During our three days together, we’ll explore our journey thus far and tap into the deep wisdom of the group to gain clarity on what’s next for each of us, both personally and professionally. This retreat will be a priceless opportunity to find the relaxation and rejuvenation you’re craving, to uncover what’s calling you next on your path, and to form meaningful connections with other like-minded women who will support your big dreams going forward.



Coming Alive in 2016 – December 4 – 6, 2015  Catalina Island (Southern CA)

Catalina-HarborsWhat do you want to bring to life in 2016? As 2015 comes to a close, we have a golden opportunity to assess our life’s journey thus far and redirect our path towards the deep inner callings that are tugging at our heart. Spend a weekend on the beautiful island of Catalina, just off the coast of Los Angeles, with other soulful, successful, purpose-driven ladies who are ready to bring more of themselves and their dreams into the world next year.



Soulful Success – October 16 – 18, 2015  Santa Cruz Mountains

Mount Madonna View (2)What happens when you’ve spent years climbing the ladder of success, only to end up feeling like there’s still something missing? Join other inspiring women in a stunning retreat setting as we explore what it takes to develop a deeper sense of meaning and aliveness beyond our accolades and titles. Together we’ll explore what drives us to achieve, identify the “soul goals” that we may have been putting off, and rediscover our spark as authentic, successful women.



Clarity, Confidence, and Community – September 2015  Boonville, CA

Retreat SettingHow alive, connected, and on course are you feeling in your work and life lately? If you’re like most extraordinary female leaders, you might have a slight feeling of being worn out, isolated, or even on the wrong track. In this beautiful retreat space you’ll have a chance to gain clarity on what lights you up, tap into the confidence you need to take your next big step, and form a supportive community of women who will help keep you accountable as you move forward.




“I absolutely loved this weekend. Victoria truly facilitated an environment where people could open up, embrace each other and the experience, and actually leave the weekend with real answers and clarity to their questions– even the most persistent ones.”

“The schedule was perfect– allowing time for rest, play, conversation, and reflection. Bravo!!! Sometimes retreats can feel over-scheduled like business conferences, but this one I’m leaving feeling rejuvenated and excited.”

“Thank you for bringing us all together and surrounding me with such brilliant, beautiful, confident, able, strong, and amazing women.”

“It’s like being on a retreat with friends you never knew you had!”




Retreat Coordinator

Victoria Moore, CEO Hive Women’s Institute

Tori HoganVictoria is an author, educator, and explorer with a passion for helping women come alive. Her adventurous spirit has led her to circumnavigate the globe three times, shoot a documentary film series on international aid effectiveness in eight countries, and embark on multiple expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica as a polar photographer. In her 33 years on the planet she has spent time on every continent and in more than eighty-five countries. Victoria is best known for her work as a pioneering advocate to improve the field of international aid. She started her own social enterprise at age twenty-four and later authored a best selling book on the subject of aid effectiveness called Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey Into the Realities of International AidHer work has been featured in O! The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and on NPR. Victoria received her B.A. from Duke University, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt, and obtained an M.Ed degree from Harvard University. These days her greatest joy comes from working with young women and helping them uncover what truly lights them up.