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POSTPONED

Out of an abundance of caution in consideration of current events, we are postponing this weekend’s conference for Illuminating Women: Building Bridges for a Bolder and Braver Future on March 6-7, 2020. We came to this decision in consultation with the Illuminating Women Advisory Circle as we hear the news, see the widespread concern and witness so many other events being postponed and cancelled. We have also received inquiries from concerned speakers, vendors, and attendees.

We realize that some of you may be concerned about attending a large gathering at this time and we want to honor that. We want this event to be a wonderful, enriching and safe space for women to learn and grow together. Please stay tuned as we continue to monitor the situation and consider the various options for a new date.

We will also be working with our speakers on this. We anticipate rescheduling for sometime this fall of 2020. We promise to keep you updated and share our new plans as soon as we have them!

If you can hold onto your ticket, there will be a special perk for those who do. More on this later.
Please forgive us, we have so many moving parts to deal with in this moment.

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

March 6-7, 2020

In Seattle at the Women’s University Club
1105 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-3011

Watch the Sizzle Reel!

A quick snapshot of the interviews with the Illuminating Women 2020 Conference: Building Bridges for a Bolder and Braver Future. These professionals will be teaching on the areas women statistically need support for their personal and professional growth.

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IN HONOR OF OUR SISTERS, COMPLIMENTARY TICKET OFFER

1 Free Ticket With Every Ticket Purchase!

Suffrage movement

In honor of the women from the suffrage movement who fought for us to have the right to vote, which was ratified 100 years ago, we have a limited special offering for the last few remaining seats. If you have purchased, or have yet to buy, your ticket to our Illuminating Women 2020 Conference, we will offer a complimentary ticket for you to give to a sister! This ticket is for Saturday only, 8am-5pm, and includes lunch. Together, we celebrate the strength of women determined to provide each of us the opportunity to live our best and fullest illuminated life.

To receive the “sister ticket,” email admin@illuminatingwomen.com, subject line “sister ticket,” then give your name, the name and email of your sister for confirmation. Promotion ends 2/29/2020

Women Who Fought for the Vote
Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906.
Alice Paul, 1885-1977.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815-1902.
Lucy Stone, 1818-1893.
Ida B. Wells, 1862-1931.

Join us for the I.W. 2020 Conference

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 one-and-a-half 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

Women’s University Club of Seattle

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.

Conference Hostess

Maresa Friedman

Maresa Friedman
Strategist, The Executive Cat Herder

Keynote Speaker
“Owning the Room”

Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer Styling

Friday Night Speaker
“Editing Your Closet”

Beata Jachulski Baker

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

Conference MC

Brenda Reiss

Brenda Reiss
Coach, Forgiveness Coaching

“Letting Go to Move Forward”

Lindsey Schwartz

Lindsey Schwartz
Powerhouse Women, Author

“Finding Courage”

Debra-Trappen

Debra Trappen
CEO + Head of Moxie at d11, LLC

“Building Your Ideal Lioness Pride”

Sharon Hockenbury

Sharon Hockenbury
Twin Peaks Nutrition and Wellness, Owner

Stretch and Move Break Leader

Dr. Franca Baroni

Dr. Franca Baroni
Heart-Intelligent Governance & Law for Society

Fire Side Chat Moderator

Show – Seattle – One-Woman Show “Act in the Public Heart”

Joanne Harrell

Joanne Harrell
Senior Director for U.S. Citizenship Microsoft

“Wisdom in Foresight”
Fireside Chat

Alta

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

“Wisdom in Foresight”
Fireside Chat

Nikki-Achartz

Nikkie Achartz
CEO of SNAP Savvy Strategies, LLC

“Wisdom in Foresight”
Fireside Chat

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 peek at 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.

Vendors Include:

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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.

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Heavy Appetizer and No Host Cocktails – Visiting Vendors, Connecting/Social

7:00pm – 7:30pm
Special presentation by Lisa Fischer of Lisa Fischer Styling “Editing Your Closet”

7:30pm – 8:00pm
Connecting and Closing Remarks

Excitement

Conference

March 7th, Saturday

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

8:00am – 9:00am
Registration, and Connecting, Vendor Booths Open

9:00am – 9:30am
Jill Nichols – Hicks & emcee, Beata Jachulski Baker – Conference Opening, Welcoming Remarks

9:30am – 10:20am
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

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

11:20am – 12:55pm
Buffet Lunch, connecting, visiting vendors

1:00pm – 1:50pm
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

2:00pm – 3:00pm
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

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

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

After Conference Celebration Party

5:00pm – 7:00pm
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

Conference Tickets

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: $164.00
Non Members: $184.00

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: $224.00
Non Members: $254.00

Taking Notes

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

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: $224.00
Non Members: $254.00
*Welcome Party: $39.00
*Lunch: $40
*After Party: $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

Conference Sponsors

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  Brenda Reiss Forgiveness Coaching

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.

Media Sponsors

Partners

Non-Profits