Workshops For Womxn

We help people – especially women – create their ideal homes.

HardHat Diplomat is pleased to curate exciting and relevant home-centric seminars and workshops, presented in collaboration with industry professionals. Sessions are designed by womxn, for womxn, and welcome all genders. Whether you are a renter or homeowner, these courses have relevance for you.

Remodeling contractors

In Person Workshops

We are thrilled to gradually re-introduce limited capacity in-person sessions. We’ll post them here throughout the spring.

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We miss engaging our participants in person – and face-to-face is still difficult. We recognize the benefit of being online is that we can bring valuable information to more womxn, in more places. This format also allows us to curate a collaborative network and build a greater offering of topics. Hosted by diverse, sharp, and relatable entrepreneurs and women in trades, the workshops are each in some way connected to helping people create safe and comfortable sanctuaries.

Basement renovations

Workshops are typically 3-4 hours. Webinar sessions last 30 minutes to 2 hours and registrants are emailed replica replays so you never have to worry about adjusting your schedule. 

New topics are added monthly.


Our workshop hosts come with some serious industry credentials in organizing, occupational therapy, finance, home inspection, renovation, and tiny houses. We bring the professional experience and also have our own “home” stories to tell.⁠

Erin Helland

Erin Helland

Founder of HardHat Diplomat, Erin is a home renovation coach, certified national home inspector, and strategy consultant. She serves as moderator and presenter for most sessions and curates the Workshops for Womxn marketplace.

Lee Pera

Lee Pera

Lee is a tiny house advocate and founder of Kotierra. She consults with cities and individuals exploring how to incorporate tiny houses into their communities. Lee and Erin built out a van for a national tour and have taught 30 in person workshops together in 10 cities.

Jewel Pearson

Jewel Pearson

Jewel is a national tiny house consultant. She is the creator of Ms Bohemian Soul Tiny House and founder of Tiny House Trailblazers, a collaboration of Black women within the tiny house movement.

Amy Dobson

Amy Dobson

Owner of Reclaim Interiors, Amy is a professional organizer and decorator.

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Elexa Waugh-Quasebarth

Elexa is an occupational therapist certified in home modifications, aging in place, and desktop ergonomics.

Malissa McLean

Dr Malissa McLean

Malissa is a financial literacy coach, author, and founder of Paragon Lifestyles.

If women purchase homes at twice the rate of men, why are we so hesitant to take on home improvement?

Frequently Asked Questions


It’s not a typo! Used intentionally to be inclusive and welcoming of trans, nonbinary and women of color. Yes, all genders are invited to join our workshops.

The courses are primarily designed by women, sometimes with demographic specific content in mind. All genders are welcome to attend.

Attendees are ethnically diverse, typically ranging in age from 28-70, and most are working professionals. While the in-person workshops are 85% women, the webinars are trending on a 60/40 ratio, and vary by topic.

  • single, coupled, divorced, and widowed
  • of all orientations
  • buying or owning homes of all types (single, multiplex, houseboat, tiny house)
  • on their own, in partnership, and as investments
  • who want to be more informed 
  • and understand DIY options and best practices for engaging professionals
  • when faced with challenges in pulling their sanctuary together

A couple of monthly sessions are live in person workshops or webinars. Many webinars are offered as on demand playbacks. In this way we are able to better accommodate more participants. 

Webinar registrants will be sent an email with login credentials to watch the replay of any session they attended. Miss a special live webinar? We’ll send you the playback. Did you sign up for on-demand and then get called away from your computer? No worries! You, too, will get an email for the playback.

Businesses interested in sponsoring Workshops for Womxn should reach out via the contact form to discuss the many ways you can be of support.

We are constantly building home-centric Workshops for Womxn offerings. If you are interested in becoming a panelist or presenter, please read here to get the next steps.

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