Hot Pink YOUniversity is education of the highest order for women. Women are life-long learners. We naturally desire MORE and are drawn to what is next for me as women. It is an amazing time to be a woman!

Sisterhood, the power of gathering women to reignite passions, purpose, pleasure and play.

Women have gathered for centuries to do this work together!

Our Vision and Our Mission

Hot Pink YOUniversity is the vision of Christie Gause-Bemis and Ann Murgatroyd-Soe. After years of working with women in psychotherapy and hearing their stories, discovering their hidden desires, Ann and Christie created Hot Pink YOUniversity for women to have a virtual campus of learning. Teaching women how to create a life, not based on society’s standards, but based on their own powerful feminine essence and wants.

A woman ignited. A woman living Out Loud. A woman on fire!

This woman creates attraction energy around her. She is a manifesting magnet to draw in what lights her up. In turn, she sparks others to do the same!

Our Mission is to empower women to reignite their desires.  

Passion.  Purpose.  Play.  Pleasure.

Women are biologically wired to caretake.  It is in our nature.  It is innate.  However, society has created a culture of how that should be done.  And, it is often at the sacrifice of our desires.  It is at the sacrifice of our health and wellness.  It is at the sacrifice of our dreams.

And, it does not have to be that way.  When women learn that through their pleasure, they have more to give to others, thus fulfilling their primal desires to care for others, they can give from a place of balance.  When women learn that by stoking their own fires and passion, they will then inspire others in their lives to do the same, we create healthier relationships and richer lives.  

Hot Pink YOUniversity is for YOU.  For YOUR pleasure.  For YOUR passions to come alive.


The Women of Hot Pink YOUniversity



Ann Murgatroyd-Soe

CEO and Co-Founder of HPYOU

I am an adventurer, traveler, writer, lover, mother, sister, friend on an amazing journey in life that has lead me to the realization that brilliant things happen when like minded people gather together. This is at the core of the Hot Pink YOUninversity experience. Life is bursting with juicy, wild, succulent moments that when honored will shape and forever change us. I am living out loud and am passionate about encouraging to do the same.

I am one of two "Bodacious Broads" that have come together to create Hot Pink YOUniversity. It is an endeavor of the heart and we are so grateful for this opportunity to connect and grow with with others in finding true passion, ignite our fires, and embrace the life that is waiting for us. Ann is a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience and co-owner of Central WI Counseling Associates, Inc and Hot Pink YOUniversity, LLC. She was born into a multicultural family that has given her a deep appreciation for diversity as well as an interest in multiple spiritual belief systems. These interests along with several significant life changing experiences lead Ann to expand her practice beyond traditional treatment methods of healing into health, wellness, and spirituality as well.

Ann received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has hosted and facilitated numerous wellness and women's retreats. She lectures for classes and workshops on various mental health topics and is a board member for several community/volunteer organizations. Ann is a native of Wisconsin Rapids and has one young adult son.



Christie Gause-Bemis


CEO and Co-founder of HPYOU

There has got to be something more...more joy, more love, more peace, more juice, more gratitude, more jazz and pizzazz... I am a believer in more. It is with gratitude of what I already have in life that I stand on and shout for "more". More for me and more for all of you, the sisters who join me on your own journey for more.

I am a writer, an artist, a mama, and a wife. I am a psychotherapist and entrepreneur. Above all, I am a woman. For many years I have been conducting women’s workshops, retreats and gatherings. Through Hot Pink YOUniversity, I join with Ann, a gorgeous, joyful woman, to create gatherings, events, and conferences dedicated to fanning the flame that lies within each one of us. I am so very excited to continue in my own growth, share what I know, learn what each one of you know and join together in supportive succulence to gather our power as women.  Healing the our lives, while we heal the world also.

Christie is a graduate of UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 2005.  She owns Bemis Psychotherapy and Consulting.  Additionally, Christie has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the counseling field. She is the creator of The Busy Woman's Retreat and Soup and Soulfood. She has lead numerous workshops and retreats on empowering women to live limitless lives. Christie expresses herself through art and writing.  As an avid traveler, Christie has had the opportunity to travel with Jana Stanfield, singer/songwriter, and volunteer in Vietnam and Bali. Christie is an on-going graduate in the school of life. Favorite Quote: "If you do not live the life you believe, you will soon believe the life you live."