Illuminating Women 2020 Annual Conference
Building Bridges for a
Bolder and Braver Future

March 6-7, 2020

Women’s University Club of Seattle
1105 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-3011

Don’t miss your opportunity to support women’s personal & professional development and receive greater visibility with wider outreach.

A Bolder and Braver Women’s Conference

Are you a woman looking to bridge the gap between what’s been holding you back and the future you’re envisioning for yourself? Then this is the conference for YOU! After 3 years of producing women-centric conferences we’ve seen the POWER of bringing together 200+ women who are seeking personal growth and professional development!

This year we see that the time is now to take a bold and brave look into what is holding you back and learn to let it go. To take a good look at vulnerability and see the strength within it. To understand what it means to trust yourself. To see that you are not alone in the challenges you face. To embrace positive change so you can create the ideal vision for your life.

Join us for more fun at the I.W. 2020 Conference

This conference is designed to help you take your next step

If you want more, we will support you in going after it.

On March 6 and 7, get ready for 1.5 days of:

At tables

Impact-driven learning

through laughter, with an emphasis on active engagement through immediate implementation

Cheering and Clapping

Connecting with a diverse community

of women (ranging from employees to entrepreneurs) who want MORE without all the fear, pain, and sacrifice

Arms Out

Taking the lessons from the past

whose effects are felt here in the present, in order to shape an illuminated and empowered future

Womens Club

All this while surrounding yourself in a location that was founded in 1914 by strong, enterprising women who wanted a place where smart, motivated, and dedicated women could come together in mutual support: the Women’s University Club.

We ALL have unique experiences and come from diverse backgrounds. By working together, and celebrating and honoring what makes us “special,” we are unstoppable!

Learn from the Experts!

We have assembled 12 inspiring women from all over the west coast to be our expert guides through a day of personal and professional development.

Jill Nichols-Hicks

Jill Nichols-Hicks
Owner/Founder of I.W.

Sharon Hockenbury

Sharon Hockenbury
Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness, Owner

Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer Styling

Beata Jachulski Baker

Beata Jachulski Baker
Writer/Editor, Ursa Minor Media, Inc.

Brenda Reiss

Brenda Reiss
Coach, Forgiveness Coaching

Lindsey Schwartz

Lindsey Schwartz
Powerhouse Women, Author

Debra-Trappen

Debra Trappen
Chief Strategy Consultant at WomanUP!®

Joanne Harrell

Joanne Harrell
Senior Director for U.S. Citizenship Microsoft

Alta

Altagracia Peralta Daly
The Strategic Woman,La Dama de las Estrategias

Nikkie Achartz

Nikkie Achartz
CEO of SNAP Savvy Strategies, LLC

Maresa Friedman

Maresa Friedman
Strategist, The Executive Cat Herder

Franca-Baroni-Portrait

Dr. Franca Baroni
Fire Side Chat Moderator

Testimonials

“This conference was like none other I have ever experienced. I have organized and been part of women’s retreats and conferences for decades. My experience attending this conference was like none other and the ‘take homes’ were profound and practical. The ‘tribe’ of women who attended were like-minded individuals, yet unique in their purpose and passion. I felt honored in my personal growth process and there was no sense of competition, only authentic support. The messages were real and raw, powerful and inspiring. I look forward to attending next year.”

-Sharon Hockenbury – Owner, Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness

“[The conference] was re-centering for me. The speakers were chosen with thoughtful purpose to reach as many women – where they are and with what they need – as possible. The attendees were gracious and genuinely wanted to make a connection with each other, so it was easy to feel welcome, accepted and valued, even if you didn’t know anyone. The conference has become one of the most important self-care days of my year, and is an incredible value of time and money.”

-Kitty Barran

Get a sneak peak at what is on our packed agenda for 2020!

  • Letting Go to Move Forward
    Releasing the guilt and shame that comes from looking back in order to foster an INFORMED and EMPOWERED you!
  • Finding Courage
    Getting over your perfection paralysis and taking ACTION by freeing yourself from comparison and criticism.
  • Building Your Ideal Lioness Pride
    Resisting the urge to bite back, freeze, or flee and learning how to handle feeling under attack by one of your own.
  • Wisdom in Foresight Fireside Chat
    Learning from those who have already been there so you can avoid self-destructive habits and costly mistakes.
  • Owning the Room
    Developing an agile mindset and diverse toolkit for fostering positive action in powerful leadership.

Conference Agenda

Welcome Party

March 6th, Friday Night

5pm-6pm
Welcome and Connecting- Dancing with Sharon, Visiting Vendor, Connecting with Illuminating Women plus our “Ask the Expert” table.

6pm-7pm
“Service of Heavy Appetizer and No Host Cocktails”-Visiting Vendors, Connecting/Social

7pm-7:30
“Editing Your Closet”- special presentation by Lisa Fischer of Lisa Fischer Styling

7:30-8:00
Connecting and Closing Remarks

Excitement

Conference

March 7th, Saturday

*Speakers will be leading “taking action & integration activity time”

8am-9am
Registration, and Connecting, Vendor Booths Open

9am-9:30
Jill Nichols-Hicks & emcee, Beata Jachulski Baker- Conference Opening, Welcoming Remarks

9:30-10:20
Brenda Reiss-  …Letting Go to Move Forward- Releasing the guilt and shame that comes from looking back in order to foster an informed and empowered YOU!

Stretch Break with Sharon

10:30-11:20
Lindsey Schwartz   …Finding Courage- Getting over your perfection paralysis and taking ACTION by freeing yourself from comparison and criticism

11:20-12:55
Buffet Lunch, connecting, visiting vendors

1:00-1:50
Debra Trappen   …Building Your Ideal Lioness Pride – Resisting the urge to bite back, freeze or flee…how to confidentially handle feeling under attack by one of your own.

Stretch Break with Sharon

2:00-3:00
Joanne Herrel, Altagracia Peralta Daly, Nikkie Achartz, Moderator- Dr. Franca Baroni   …Wisdom in Foresight Fireside Chat – Learning from those who’ve already been there so you can avoid self destructive habits and costly mistakes

Stretch Break with Sharon

3:10-4:00
Maresa Friedman, Key Note Speaker-  …. Owning the Room – developing an agile mindset and diverse toolkit for fostering positive action in powerful leadership

4:00-5:00
Jill Nichols-Hicks-Closing Remarks, Connecting and Visit Vendors

After Conference Celebration Party

5pm-7pm
Appetizers, one drink ticket, no host bar, fun, connect with speakers

Seated at the Conference
Buffet Line
Happy Hug

Tickets

Welcome Party

Kick off our 2020 conference with an evening of building bridges through connection, education, and engagement. Cost includes heavy appetizers, salads, and a no host bar.

$39.00

Early Bird Admission, March 7th

Join us for a full day of illumination on March 7, including lunch, swag, connecting with and learning from other incredible women, and your own personal journal to record what you’ve discovered! Check out our after-party tickets as well so you can celebrate a successful day with us!

Illuminating Women Members: $139.00
Non Members: $159.00

VIP for March 7th Conference: Limited to 20

Free on site parking, up front table sitting, private lunch with speakers, extra swag, connecting with and learning from other incredible women, and your own personal journal to record what you’ve discovered! Check out our after-party tickets as well so you can celebrate a successful day with us!

Illuminating Women Members: $199.00
Non Members: $229.00

Taking Notes

Vendors: Limit to 25

*Can set up Friday, March 6th, between 3pm-5pm to participate in Welcome Party (*If eating at the club, will need to buy meal ticket)

-Conference attendance

-Full day and evening of visitors

-Lots of Visibility

-Vendor Bingo Game

-On I.W. Website

-On I.W. marketing material+1 ticket for assistant

-Vendor training

Illuminating Women Members: $189.00
Non Members: $209.00
*Welcome Party: $39.00
*Lunch: $40
*After Party: $39.00

After Conference Celebration Party

When the sessions have ended, the deeper connecting is just beginning! Join us for appetizers and a chance to keep engaging with speakers and new friends. Entry includes one drink ticket for the no host bar.

$39.00

Overnight Accommodations

We are pleased to have partnered with the Crowne Plaza Hotel, just 34 steps from the Women’s University Club for Friday Night, March 6th. Grab your girlfriends to share a room for a continuing fun after our welcome party and continue your girl’s night out.

Special Conference Rate:

$139 rate  single/double occupancy
25% off overnight parking charges for hotel guests
Complimentary wi-fi in guestrooms

Parking Information

To find parking near by: Parkopedia

We recommend Lift or Uber, and if coming from the East Side, parking at St. Andrews Lutheran Church (great location point for meeting to car pool in or get Lift ride).

Lots of Public Transportation available: King County Metro 

Group Photo
Prize hand-out
Raised Hands
Clasped Hands

Advertising opportunity for your business, project, and or non profit in our conference journal that will be kept and seen over and over again. Each attendee will receive a journal. Live stream viewers will receive a PDF of the journal.

AD SIZE
2.25 x 3
1/4 page: 3 x 4.5
1/2 page: 4.5 x 6
Full page: 6 x 9

AD COST
Business Card $50.00
1/4 Page $100.00
1/2 Page $200.00
Whole Page $400.00

Ad must be paid for by January 15th.
All submittals for ads must be in by January 31st.

AD REQUIREMENTS
Please provide a pdf file in the final size of the ad.
No bleeds on ads, all art requires a 1/8 inch white border
Ad must be paid for by January 15th
All submittals for ads must be in by January 31st

***If interested, contact Sharon at admin@illuminatingwomen.com to secure your space. She will invoice you.