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9 Reasons to Attend the 2020 World-Changing Women’s Summit in Sonoma

Meghan French Dunbar November 18, 2019

The third annual World-Changing Women’s Summit is the ultimate place to connect with like-minded female leaders while simultaneously finding inspiration for your own journey. While the Summit is open to any woman-identifying or gender non-conforming person who identifies as a change agent and leader in her/their community, Conscious Company Media is especially interested in convening founders, CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs involved with conscious businesses.

We know the business and entrepreneurship universe is saturated with inspiring events — even within the conscious-business space — but this isn’t your average conference. If you’ve been on the fence about this special gathering since its inauguration in 2018, here’s a little extra inspiration to take the leap.

1. A Measurable Effect On Your Career

A recent Harvard Business Review Study demonstrated that in the year after attending a women’s conference, the likelihood of female professionals receiving a promotion more than doubled. Said another way, attending a women’s conference makes it so you’re more than twice as likely to achieve professional milestones within a calendar year. 

So, if you were worried about the ROI of taking the time to attend a conference just for women in business, worry no more, my friend.

What Attendees Are Saying: “This conference sparked inspiration in me to be a better entrepreneur, collaborator, wife, leader, and woman on this planet.”

2. Self-Reflection and Authenticity

Does this sound like you?

You want to make a difference, not just earn a paycheck. You believe that, in the right hands and with the right intentions, business can be a powerful force for good in the world. You care about equality, justice, freedom, and wellbeing for all communities and ecosystems. You believe in the power of human-centered workplaces to create both stronger businesses and healthier communities, and you’re not afraid to look in the mirror and do the hard internal work needed to be the change you want to see in the world.

Yeah, we’ll see you there.

What Attendees Are Saying:I attend a lot of conferences and events, some in the conscious space but none like this one. It was a truly unique experience of authenticity and vulnerability. I don’t know how you managed to create this beautiful, safe, honest space but it was amazing!”

3. A Thoughtful Agenda

At the end of most conferences you go home feeling completely exhausted after non-stop schedules, overstimulation, and small talk. The World-Changing Women’s Summit agenda is thoughtfully designed to incorporate time in nature, to reflect upon and digest new ideas, and to revitalize your energy (did we mention there will be yoga classes taught by Office Yoga the mornings before the Summit on January 30 and 31?). Women’s time and energy is precious; with this approach you can maximize your networking and personal development time  — yet still return to your family and work life feeling rejuvenated.

What Attendees Are Saying: “The World-Changing Women’s Summit was the most extraordinary, inspiring, and transformative gathering I have attended in my life. To be in the company of such powerful, authentic women with such a thoughtful agenda and curated content was game-changing for me as a professional and a person. The venue was absolutely stunning and perfectly conducive to the magic that happened there.”

4. A Leading-Edge Perspective

There are many women’s conferences that focus on women inheriting and adopting traditional power and wealth defined by the patriarchy, but the World-Changing Women’s Summit examines what power and wealth looks like through a uniquely holistic, feminine perspective, inherently accounting for long-term stewardship. What are new models that we could create in business? What does an economy look like that works for everyone, not just a privileged group? We explore these questions and more during our time together.

What Attendees Are Saying:Talk about POWERFUL. The World Changing Women’s Summit brought some potently game-changing women together to have open, honest dialogue about how we build the future we want to live in — one that is grounded in sustainability, equality, and growth.”

“I am walking away from the World Changing Women’s Summit with a deep resolution to re-imagining what a women-led economic transition looks like, with healthy men as our allies and accomplices. Thank you to the world changing women’s summit for helping me find a fellowship of women (and their healthy male collaborators) with whom to  manifest the solutions as quickly and holistically as possible, with justice and reparations at the forefront.”

5. Wine Country

The event is in Sonoma. Period. Full stop. End of Sentence. (Check out the venue: The Lodge at Sonoma.)

6. An Extraordinary Network

You’ve envisioned the restorative, fairy-tale setting; now imagine what it would feel like to be there connecting with an incredible network of female change agents who are working to make the world a better place. Everyone who attends the Women’s Summit has experience that you can learn from and is a peer that you can connect with. The community and network built from this event has ripple effects for years to come. You could be a part of this January 29 – 31, 2020. 

What Attendees Are Saying:I traveled halfway across the country to be at this event and so glad that I did. I was so inspired by the speakers and blown away by the attendees. Not only did I learn, but left with a network of women to support my conscious business going forward.”

7. Incredible Speakers

Just like all previous events, Conscious Company Media has pored over its vast network to handpick a powerhouse group of female leaders to share their journeys navigating conscious-business issues. Most recently added to the list of confirmed 2019 speakers: Jane Wurwand, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Dermalogica and FOUND/LA; Aniyia Williams, Co-Founder of Black & Brown Founders and Co-Founder of Zebra’s Unite; Tami Simon, Founder & CEO of Sounds True Publishing; and more. See the entire list of speakers here.

What Attendees Are Saying:As a speaker, I learned and was moved just as much as the audience. It was so rare to have an authentic, powerful, mindful, conscious group of women converge in one space.” 

“I found myself continuing the conversations that I had during the conference with my mother, my friends, and my colleagues. I just felt like I had to share with all the juicy wisdom that was spoken with my own tribe of sisters. One of my favorite lines spoken at the conference is that it’s not just about having more women join the table. It’s about breaking the table and creating our own!

8. Raw, Deep Conversations

The World-Changing Women’s Summit isn’t the place for small talk. The three-day gathering encourages you to connect with fellow female business leaders and participate in raw and brave conversations that are specific to the needs of women and are often censored at other business conferences.

What Attendees Are Saying:This is more than a gathering of women. This is reconnecting with your tribe, or finding it for the first time. The energy, the inspiration and the connection available to us with this space is beyond what you could ever hope for from a traditional conference. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who has an inkling they might need more kick ass feminine energy in their life.”

“What a juicy place of connection, rawness, love and honesty. I can’t say how much I appreciated the intersectionality and diversity of the event. It was a huge differentiator.”

9. Practical Business Insight

On the list of topics you’ll explore: creating a healing workplace, developing yourself as an authentic, conscious leader; bringing more purpose into your work; developing a more inclusive workplace culture; managing the stress of work-life integration… and so much more.

What Attendees Are Saying:The World Changing Women’s conference inspires, teaches, connects and influences who you are and helps redefine what we can accomplish if we all believe and support each other.  It has helped me to better define my company’s culture and goals, and it has helped me to make changes in my life, despite their magnitude, that will contribute to changing our world for the better.”

Event Details:

What: World-Changing Women’s Summit
When: January 29 – 31, 2020
Where: The Lodge At Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
Tickets: Get yours here!

Can’t Make It?

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