A different kind of community.
Refinery is a community of interesting, extraordinary, curious grownups who want to create what’s next for themselves, create positive legacies, and make the world a better place. If you’re interested in receiving an invitation to join, please click here.
[ membership by invitation or nomination only ]
Meaningful connections with smart, soulful people doing good things and Happy to help you do the same.
We all meet lots of people through our jobs and communities, but don’t always find real connection. We’ve carefully designed our offerings to foster those deeper connections: 1:1 onboarding, thoughtful, facilitated introductions; intimate events and journeys; and smaller cohorts coming together to work on joint projects or explore common interests. The result? Better, deeper networks for work and for play.
New friends. New worlds to explore. Broadened horizons. Personal and professional development.
We take our values seriously and weave them into everything we do. We value respect, kindness, and generosity. We are diverse and curious; optimists and doers. We ask members to bring their whole selves - both business and personal. We strive to be a community of smart, genuine, warm people.
What this means: kindred spirits, a safe community in which to be creative and to try new things.
A place for joiners AND non-joiners.
Not everyone is a raging extravert or has time to be out and about, and that’s just fine. We honor our members for being who they are. So sometimes that means big events and gatherings. Sometimes that means small groups and 1:1s. And sometimes, that means finding ways to support people in their passion projects that aren’t about the club.
The result? A club built around our members. Isn’t that the way it should be?
The joys of the unexpected mix.
It’s so easy to stay safe and comfortable in our silos. So we bring together who don’t always find themselves thrown together who nonetheless share common values and a seasoned, adult perspective. We mix up our events and gatherings. too: art and politics, pleasure and purpose, talks and tours, small workshops and happy hours in our communities, in interesting, under-the-radar, behind-the-scenes locales.