Session Descriptions + Schedule
Important Stuff You Should Know
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New Bonus Sessions Added!
These bonus sessions will be recorded and sent to you after the summit with the rest of your recordings. Remember -- all summit registrants will receive recordings of ALL the sessions, even if you were unable to attend live.
BONUS SESSION #1
Death of a nice girl (Pre-recorded)
This Woman Knows editor-in-chief and savvy business owner Lisa N. Alexander discovered that there's a big difference between being nice and being kind. One lends itself to manipulation and the other empowers.
In this session, conference co-host and rehabilitated "nice girl," Lisa will share how nice girls can and do transform into strong women who use the word no and confidently ask for what they want and need.
Being nice is a high-cost, low-reward, soul-depleting societal expectation placed on women from childhood. Lisa shares how women can shed their nice girl persona, settle into their places of personal truth and power and instead of being nice, practice kindness on their own terms.
the practice of pause: making time to walk with god (pre-recorded)
If you're like most people, you're feeling a little over -- over worked, over tired, over extended. Maybe you're Pinterest-weary and Instagramed out. Maybe you're feeling a little battered by the times, and maybe a little broken and not sure how to proceed. You're not alone! In this talk, Christian coach, speaker and writer and conference co-founder will share her practice of PAUSE -- making time each day to walk with God and find shalom -- that peace that surpasses all understanding, the way things were supposed to be.
Based on her book of the same title, coming September, 2017, Kerry will share what drove her to develop this life-changing practice, how it changed her life, and how you can incorporate the sacred Pause into your life, too.
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2016
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THE LEAN LIFE: HOW TO VALIDATE YOUR PATH OR PIVOT TO ANOTHER
12 PM EST
As a Lean Startup Evangelist and Organizer, April Peters trained and coached entrepreneurs on quick idea and business validation. But what about life validation? In her 5-step Landing on Purpose program, April will teach you to live a "lean life" which she defines as a life on mission and a mission in action. She will help you discover what you're meant to do here on earth AND how that knowledge can better inform your everyday choices. Any mom, student, or entrepreneur who struggles with connecting their passions to major life decisions will benefit from this session.Attendees will understand how to move forward with focused direction and intention to live out their passions and impact the world around them.
THE LOVING MIRROR: WHAT YOUR RELATIONSHIPS CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT YOURSELF
1:30 PM EST
A rocky relationship tends to spill over into all areas of our lives. Relationships show us key aspects of ourselves, and evaluating our relationships is a healthy thing to do. Often, the state of our relationships reflects our own selves back to us -- and we're too afraid to look in that mirror. In this talk Denika Carothers, Family and Relationship Coach, will gently guide you to discover how your interpersonal relations are a true reflection of yourself, and how you can use that knowledge to create a healthier and happier you. If you're not getting what you want in your relationship, or if you're feeling frustrated, bored and fed up, this talk will reinvigorate and refresh you. After this talk, you'll have a better understanding of how you are creating the relationships you are experiencing, and you'll have a clear vision on how to lovingly and intentionally create connected relationships.
FLEX YOUR "NO" MUSCLE: STOP SAYING YES WHEN YOU NEED (WANT) TO SAY NO
2:45 PM EST
In this conversation, Shoshanna Hecht, Personal Strategist, will show you why you say "Yes" when you'd rather say "No," what it truly costs you when you don't set boundaries, and the benefits of flexing your No Muscle. This is a talk for high achieving professional and entrepreneurial women who struggle to balance it all and -- as a result -- never say No. After this talk, you will have practical tools and knowledge to begin implementing your very own "No Muscle" without feeling like a jerk; instead, you'll feel empowered and confident in setting the boundaries that work for and serve you.
HOT MONOGAMY: DON'T SETTLE FOR ANYTHING LESS
It's easy to get caught up in what Dr. Megan Fleming calls "Foreclosure of the Imagination" in our marriage -- and we can lose site of what's hot, sexy and possible. Sometimes, old narratives (from parents, from church, from culture) undermine and disempower our desires, capacity for pleasure and our ability for intimacy. This talk is for you if you're feeling alone in your marriage, if you're bored and frustrated, and if you know more is possible but don't know how to get there. If you feel like sex is an obligation and not a source of your own personal pleasure, this is the talk to attend.
In this talk, Dr. Megan will teach you how to ignite your inner sexual pilot light, stake your claim in hot monogamy, and create your own happy ending.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
tHE MINDFULNESS OF MOVEMENT: HOW TO MAXIMIZE MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY
12 NOON, EST
In this session, Cordelia Gaffar, author and fitness expert, will help you learn how to be more active and engaged in mindful movement so you can get your 60 minutes of recommended exercise in -- no matter how busy you are. Even if you work a desk job, you can do the "work out that's not a work out" with Cordelia's unique formula. This session is perfect for moms or professional women who struggle to take care of themselves while taking care of everyone else. It's YOUR time to manifest fitness and wellness for yourself. Cordelia will show you how to be less sedentary -- even if you choose to not hit the gym every day. You'll learn how to reverse the effects of sitting down with just 10 minutes per hour during your day. Shift your mindset to find an abundance of time and fun when it comes to working out.
CRAYON-SIGNED CONTRACTS: THE HOT MESS OF MOMPRENEURSHIP
1:30 PM EST
In her real-life, authentically down-to-earth style, Kate Schell will shine a spotlight on what it's really like to be a mompreneur -- and share hacks, tips, and tricks on how to survive everything from managing conference calls with a kid on your lap to celebrating successes small and large. Any mom who has a business or wants to start one will love Kate's fun, insightful, and down-to-earth honest look and mompreneurship.
By the time this session wraps up, you'll feel like you're not alone in the pressure cooker that is your business, learn the real-life hacks to run a successful enterprise, and learn how silence the perfectionist in your head who tells you that having it all means there are no Cheerios under your couch (she's lying).
MISERY, MAGIC & MENTAL WELLNESS: AMPLIFY YOUR MAGNIFICENCE TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE
8:00 PM EST
Think Well, Be Well and Live Well – it's a simple yet challenging formula to help you fearlessly create and live a meaningful, magical life. Are you a magnet for misery or are you creating your own magic? In every second of your life you can choose to be a victim of your circumstances or the hero of your destiny -- it all begins with your thoughts. Catrice M. Jackson, international speaker, best selling author and mental wellness mentor will teach you how to thoughtfully eliminate the misery and suffering in your life by maximizing metacognition to create mental wellness. There is magnificence within you. Discover how to use your thoughts to amplify it so you can Think Well, Be Well and Live Well. Any woman who struggles with her circumstances and wants to feel more empowered to create a life that feels magical will benefit from this session. Attendees will feel equipped to make a different, more powerful choice to create the life of their dreams.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016
jesus was a refugee + what that means for christians
12 Noon EST
Activist Tess Clarke is passionate about refugees, and in this talk, the co-founder of Seek The Peace and the director of Women's Empowerment will share some fascinating statistics you may not yet have heard about refugees. She'll talk about how Christ followers should respond to the biggest humanitarian crisis of our lifetime, and offer practical steps on how you can approach the refugee situation through relationship and advocacy.
finding your financial power: 5 steps to financial enlightenment
In this talk, Dani Hughes and Valerie Sanchez, founders of Divine Asset Management and Divine Wealth Wise will guide you toward your biggest, baddest financial self. They'll share the 5 Principles you need to master to own your financial success. Any woman who struggles with a negative money story, is scared to look at her financials, or is financially dependent will love this session. You'll build your money muscle and confidence tools around money, and you'll walk away with the power to understand how to think about building wealth.
The Psychology of Cravings
8 PM EST
In this talk, Caryn O'Sullivan, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach & Body Confidence Expert, dives into your body's cravings and what they actually mean. Does your body really want M&M's? Or is there a deeper meaning? In this session you'll learn about healthy alternatives to feed your body the nutrients it needs to banish cravings, increase energy, and de-fog your brain. Also, you'll find out when it's okay to have the M&M's.
This session is perfect for women of all ages who deal with cravings and also deal with stress, low energy, and brain fog who would love to learn how to conquer temptation despite their busy schedule.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
SUSTAINED SUCCESS THROUGH MINDFULNESS
12 NOON EST
Mindfulness and meditation are popular buzzwords in today's culture. Oprah meditates. Google has a mindfulness training. Doctors are even prescribing it to their patients. The evidence is clear: how well we use our minds is critical to how we experience our lives. The greater the clarity, the easier it is to navigate the complexity of a full and rewarding modern life.
Join Alyssa Snow as she guides you though the latest research that shows the power of mindfulness and meditation to change your brain in positive ways. Learn tools and techniques to begin the process to master your mind for greater happiness, compassion and sustained success; whatever that means to you.
TALK BACK: uNCOVERING gENDER BIAS THROUGH CONVERSATION
1:30 PM EST
In this talk, award-winning actor, playwright, and performer Gioia DeCari will discuss her experience with unconscious gender bias. Gioia is a "recovering mathematician and the author and star of Truth Values, One Girls Romp Through MIT's Male Math Maze. As a graduate student at that prestigious university, Gioia encountered bias on a number of levels, leading her to leave the math program before completing her PhD. She went on to write the play about her experience and has performed it all over the country, and spoken with many women in STEM fields who have the same experiences on a daily basis. Any woman who struggles to find her voice in a male dominated profession, or who has experienced gender bias will benefit from this talk. After this conversation with Gioia, audience members will be more aware of how gender bias operates in their own lives, and will feel more empowered to do something about it.
the solopreneur's best friend shares 10 tips to the perfect launch
8:00 PM EST
In this talk, Azalea McKinney, the powerhouse entrepreneur affectionately known as The StilettoBoss, will bring you through her proven 10-step process to starting a business, from mindset to launch. Any woman ready to start her entrepreneurial journey -- or getting ready to launch a new product, service or endeavor -- will love this session, as Azalea will teach you how to create the business of your dreams and the lifestyle you desire. After this session, attendees will feel confident and equipped to launch a business successfully, to learn to listen to your intuition, and uplevel your mindset to create the kinds of shifts that inspire action in branding, marketing and sales.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
Dream chaser: breaking molds, finding freedom
12 Noon EST
In this talk, Jory Micah, advocate for gender equality in and outside the church, will tell the moving story of her quest to become a church minister and the obstacles she faced in that gender-polarizing institution. She'll share what it's like to discover courage, to face systemic injustice and chase down your dreams regardless of what others think.
This talk will motivate any woman who's ever been told she can't do something, felt pigeon-holed, and silenced. After Jory's talk, women will feel empowered, encouraged and equipped to take focused action toward their dreams.
SOLIDARITY AND JUSTICE: HOW A GLOBAL SISTERHOOD CAN BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD
In this conversation Idelette will share her story growing of up as a white Afrikaner during the Apartheid years in South Africa, and her story of healing that great wound first, in her personal sphere and then on the global front. Through her publication, She Loves Magazine, and a number of other initiatives, Idelette works hard to be a dangerous woman in the world for Christ, and through this talk will offer healing, strength, and wisdom. You'll be uplifted, empowered, and inspired to take action in your own part of the world.