International Women's Summit

WHEN
March 7-10, 2019

WHERE
Phoenix, Arizona

SOCIAL
#iws19

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Taking place on International Women’s Day weekend!

Presented by Celebrate Your Life Events 
The most powerful life-changing event you will ever experience.

A Special Message from our CEO Liz Dawn

Dear Beautiful Women,

Research recently published in the Harvard Business Review that when a woman attends a women’s conference, it can increase her optimism and income.

Thank you Harvard Business Review, but we already knew that….right??  We understand the powerful energy of sisterhood. When we come together, we are inspired. Our souls are nurtured and supported.

I grew up in a family of strong independent women.

From my great-grandmother who escaped a divisive and violent country with two small children on her own, to my grandmother who raised and sheltered her younger siblings, and my mother who learned how to love herself after three abusive marriages.

I have learned that with the support of the powerful courageous women in our lives, there is nothing that we cannot accomplish.  And we are stronger and more inspired together.

The creation of the International Women’s Summit is a tribute to all of us, to all the amazing women in our families that came before us, it is a way to honor our collective sisterhood and to carry on the magic and inspiration. 

This will be an EPIC supportive gathering filled with wisdom that will last a lifetime.

Let’s Savor the Sisterhood together!

With Love,
Liz Dawn

An Epic Supportive Gathering Filled with Wisdom that will Last a Lifetime

SPEAKERS

Glennon Doyle Melton

Author of Love Warrior
Founder of Momastery.com

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of the inspiring and hilarious New York Times bestselling memoir, Carry On, Warrior, and the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was chosen as one of Oprah’s Book Club picks for 2016. She is the founder of Momastery.com, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and laugh-out-loud funny essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery, and serving the marginalized. She is also the creator and president of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has revolutionized on-line giving through “Love Flash Mobs” and has connected countless families in need with millions of dollars in critical resources.

Glennon is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and other publications. Carry On, Warrior, Glennon and her philanthropic work have been featured on The Today Show , The Talk, and NPR as well as in Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Glamour UK, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, American Baby and Newsweek, to name just a few.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Author of EAT PRAY LOVE
Regular guest on Oprah Winfrey Network

Elizabeth is best known for her memoir, EAT PRAY LOVE which sold over 10 million copies. The book became so popular that Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Elizabeth has also written several other best selling books including, Committed, The Signature of All Things and Big Magic.  She is a regular on the Oprah Winfrey Network and travels worldwide giving lectures to audiences throughout the globe.

Cheryl Strayed

New York Best Selling author of WILD
Portrayed by Reese Witherspoon in the film.

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. Strayed’s books have been translated into nearly forty languages around the world and have been adapted for both the screen and the stage.

The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Tiny Beautiful Things was adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, who also starred in the role of Sugar/Cheryl. The play was directed by Thomas Kail and debuted at The Public Theater in New York City in a sold-out run in 2016.

Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host of the New York Times/WBUR podcast Dear Sugars, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus, and she’s the co-author of The Sweet Spot advice column in the New York Times Thursday Styles section. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her family.

Zainab Salbi

Founder of Women for Women International
Author & Media Commentator

At the age of 23, Zainab Salbi founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving women survivors of wars by offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.  Under her leadership as the organization’s CEO from 1993 to 2011, it grew from helping 30 women upon its inception to more than 420,000 women in 8 conflict areas. The organization also distributed more than $100 million in direct aid and micro credit loans that impacted more than 1.7 million family members.  Salbi was Executive Editor and Host of the nationally broadcast PBS Show #Me Too, Now What?.  Her other TV projects include: THE ZAINAB SALBI PROJECT, an original series with AOL and Huffington Post; and, The Nida’a Show with TLC Arabia.  The Nida’a Show started with the historic first interview of Oprah Winfrey in the region (Oprah had presented Salbi 10 times on her own show). Salbi’s new book is Freedom is An Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the World (October 2018).  Her prior books include the national bestseller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, The Other Side of War and If  You Knew Me You Would Care.   She is currently the editor at large at Women in the World in association with The New York Times

Elizabeth Smart

Kidnapping Survivor
New York Times Bestselling Author

Inspirational Kidnapping Survivor, Founder Of The Elizabeth Smart Foundation & New York Times Best-Selling Author of “My Story”

One of the biggest national abduction news stories of our time, the kidnapping and recovery of Elizabeth Smart captured the nation’s attention from June 5, 2002, when she was taken at knifepoint, to when the police safely returned her back to her family on March 12, 2003. Held prisoner for 9 grueling months, repeatedly threatened and tormented, Smart emerged a symbol of perseverance and strength when she triumphantly testified before her captor and the world about her very private nightmare.

Through this traumatic experience, Smart has become a leading advocate for change related to child abduction, recovery programs and national legislation. The founder of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, dedicated to preventing crimes against children, Smart has also helped promote The National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other similar efforts. Her abduction and recovery continues to encourage broad vigilance and motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety.

Smart chronicled her experiences in the New York Times best-seller, “My Story.” She also worked with other abduction survivors and the U.S. Department of Justice to create “You’re Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment,” a survivors guide intended to encourage and help children who have gone through similar experiences. Smart will also release her new book, “Where There’s Hope” in Spring 2018.

A daily demonstration that there is life after a tragic event, Smart is an irrefutable model of perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity. With bravery and wisdom far beyond her years, Smart captivates audiences with her story and insight on overcoming adversity, the importance and process of recovery, and not allowing one’s past to dictate one’s future.

Lisa Nichols

NYT best selling author of NO MATTER WHAT – CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc.

Lisa Nichols is one of the world’s most-requested motivational speakers, as well as media personality and corporate CEO whose global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people. From a struggling single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur, Lisa’s courage and determination has inspired fans worldwide and helped countless audiences break through, to discover their own untapped talents and infinite potential.

As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Motivating the Masses, Inc. – one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies – Lisa has helped develop workshops and programs that have transformed the lives of men and women, and altered the trajectory of businesses throughout the country and across the world.

Lisa is also a best-selling author of six books, and her 7th book ABUNDANCE NOW, published by HarperCollins. In ABUNDANCE NOW, Lisa continues her journey with her fans, providing a clear and practical blueprint for personal success, drawn directly from the life experiences of its beloved author. ABUNDANCE NOW is the follow-up to Lisa’s New York Times bestseller, NO MATTER WHAT.

Lisa’s extraordinary story of transforming her own life from public assistance for her family to leading a multi-million dollar enterprise is the inspiration behind her bold mission to teach others that it is possible to do the same. Today, fans worldwide revere Lisa for her mastery of teaching people how to accomplishing unfathomable goals and tap their limitless potential.

A noted media personality who has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, the Steve Harvey Show, and Extra – just to name a few, is also celebrated for the impact she has on the lives of teens. Through Lisa’s non-profit foundation Motivating the Teen Spirit, she has touched the lives of 211,650 teens, prevented over 3,800 teen suicides, supported 2,500 dropouts in returning to school, and has helped thousands reunite with families.

Among the prestigious awards and honors bestowed upon Lisa for her extensive work are the Humanitarian Award from the country of South Africa, The Ambassador Award, and the LEGO Foundation‘s Heart of Learning Award. The City of Henderson, Nevada named November 20th as Motivating the Teen Spirit Day; and the City of Houston, Texas named May 9th as Lisa Nichols Day for her dedication to service, philanthropy and healing.

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

NYT best selling author of WOMEN’S BODIES, WOMEN’S WISDOM – Renowned Woman

Christiane Northrup, M.D., visionary pioneer in women’s health, is a board-certified ob/gyn, former assistant clinical professor of ob/gyn at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and three-time New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause and Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-being.  In 2013, Reader’s Digest named Dr. Northrup one of the “100 Most Trusted People in America.” And in 2018, Dr. Northrup received the first Mind/Body Healing award, a special category within the New Thought Walden Awards, honoring those who use empowering spiritual ideas and philosophies to change lives and make the planet a better place.

Internationally known for her empowering approach, Dr. Northrup embraces medicine that acknowledges the unity of mind, body, emotions, and spirit, and teaches women to create health by tuning into their inner wisdom. After decades spent transforming women’s understanding of their sacred bodies and processes, Dr. Northrup now teaches women to thrive at every stage of life.   Her book, Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to A Divinely Inspired Life (Hay House, 2016) was an immediate success. Her newest book, Dodging Energy Vampires (Hay House, April 2018) offers radical “upstream” preventive medicine.

As a business owner, physician, former surgeon, mother, writer, speaker, and, according to Miriam Ava Ph.D., a “rebel, rockstar and authority on what can go right with the female body,” Dr. Northrup acknowledges our individual and collective capacity for growth, freedom, joy, and balance.

Dr. Northrup has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, The View, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, and The Dr. Oz Show.  She has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN.) In 2016, she was named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a group of leaders who are using their voices and talent to awaken humanity.

Dr. Northrup has hosted eight successful public television specials.  Her Internet radio program Flourish! is broadcast weekly on Hay House Radio.

Don’t miss Dr. Northrup’s cutting-edge information. Join her worldwide community on www.drnorthrup.com, Facebook, Twitter, and on Flourish!

Dr. Tererai Trent

Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time”
President of Awakened Woman

Dr. Tererai Trent is one of the world’s most acclaimed voices for women’s empowerment and quality education. She is the founder of Tererai Trent International, an educator, motivational speaker, and Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time.” Tererai received her doctorate in interdisciplinary evaluation from Western Michigan University and teaches courses in Global Health at Drexel University. She has published two highly acclaimed children’s books and is the author of the award winning, The Awakened Woman – Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams (Atria/Enliven Books). Tererai serves as the president of The Awakened Woman, LLC, a company dedicated to empowering women with tools to thrive as they achieve their dreams.

 

Rooted in humble beginnings, Tererai grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe, in a country known as Rhodesia under colonial rule, where cultural practices and a war that liberated her country charted the course of her life. Despite facing many obstacles, she never lost sight of her dreams for an education. Dr. Trent could not have imagined that her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually not only earn her multiple degrees, but also a prominent global platform with world leaders and international businesses where she advocates for universal access to quality education.

 

Dr. Trent continues to lead the global charge in the fight for quality education for all children and for women’s rights. She has become a symbol of hope, and living proof that anything is possible. Her favorite motto is “Tinogona,” meaning, “It is achievable!”

Dr. Laura Berman

Relationship Expert
National Radio Host

Dr Berman is the world’s leading expert in sex, love and relationships. She earned two Masters and a PhD degree from New York University and has spent the last several decades helping individuals and couples around the globe love and be loved better. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr Berman is the award winning host of the nationally syndicated show, Uncovered Radio with Dr Laura Berman.  She’s been honored with a Gracie Award for Best Talk Radio Show Host and recently was named one of Radio Ink’s Most Influential Women in Radio.   Dr Berman is also a best-selling NY Times author of eight books, and hosted and starred in several television shows, including OWN’s In the Bedroom with Dr Laura Berman, The Dr Laura Berman Show, and Sexual Healing on Showtime. Dr Berman is a well loved and regular expert on love and relationships on television, radio and written media and  is on the advisory board of the Dr Oz show. Dr Berman was raised in Glynn County, Georgia and currently lives in Chicago and Los Angeles. She is married and the mother of three sons and 2 dogs.

Jaha Dukureh

UN Goodwill Ambassador against FGM
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2018

When Jaha Dukureh was a week old, she survived female genital mutilation (FGM) in The Gambia.

When she was 15 years old, she was forced into marriage and sent to New York to be with her husband.

On her wedding night, she was cut again to allow for the consummation of the marriage.

Today, she fights against the practice, which the UN estimates affects 200 million girls and women globally.

In the United States, Dukureh spearheaded a campaign which led the administration of former President Barack Obama to conduct further research into FGM.

Jaha became the first United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador for Africa. She is the founder of Safe Hands for Girls, an NGO supporting survivors in Africa, and campaigns in The Gambia, where she lives today.

She was named as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.

Jaha has earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration management at Georgia Southwestern State University and became an American citizen in late 2015. She also has a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from The University of Central Florida in 2018.

Denise Linn

Author of over 28 books
Self development teacher, healer and writer

Denise Linn is the best selling author of over 28 books including Secrets and Mysteries: The Glory and Pleasure of Being a Woman. Denise is an internationally renowned healer, writer and teacher in the field of self-development and lectures throughout the world.

Many of her teachings and books focus on various areas of spirituality, women’s empowerment,  space clearing and Feng Shui.

Sunny Dawn Johnston

Self Love Activist
Author of Detox Your Life

Sunny is a Self Love Activist. Through her own personal journey of self hatred, abuse and sabotage, Sunny turned her life around and is a master teacher of self love and guiding women on how to embrace their bodies and learn to forgive themselves.
 
Sunny teaches and travels all over the world and is the author of several books including Detox Your Life: A 44-day Mind, Body, Spirit Detox. She also teaches about the angelic realm and how our Angels are guiding us every day of our life.

Gina Hatzis

14 million views of her
Too Much Woman presentation

Gina Hatzis is world renowned with over 14 million views of her Too Much Woman presentation.  The video has taken the internet by storm and women from all over the globe have been deeply inspired by Gina’s message to shine fully in their glory.

A former journalist, Gina Hatzis has spent the past 20+ years as a passionate truth-seeker, corporate and public speaker, and woman’s empowerment advocate.

She is the founder of the Too Much Women Movement, a popular Facebook blogger and host of her show Spiritual G Spot, broadcasting in over 80 countries globally.

When Gina’s not writing, speaking or singing carpool karaoke, she is mothering her amazing 2 preteen kids and desperately trying to convince them she’s still dope.

Her first book, Finding My Spiritual G Spot: The Journey of a Too Much Woman will be released early 2019 followed by her global tour.

Dr. Kathleen Fry

Ob/Gyn
Homeopathic Practitioner

Dr. Kathleen Fry, a past president of the American Holistic Medical Association (now the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine) and a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, has trained in both conventional and holistic medicine, investing years of study to understand the true nature of healing.

She has incorporated homeopathy into her Ob/Gyn practice for over 25 years. She works with clients of all kinds with a variety of health conditions and ailments to help them to stimulate their body’s ability to heal itself through the vibrational power of homeopathic medicine.

Her skill and expertise as a homeopathic physician have allowed her to help thousands of people discontinue pharmaceutical drugs and hormones and achieve the vibrant health that is our birthright.

Dr. Fry is the author of two books: “VITALITY! How To Get It and Keep It: A Homeopath’s Guide To Vibrant Health Without Drugs” and

“There’s A Remedy For That! How To Use Homeopathic Remedies To Treat Common, Everyday Ailments”.  

She speaks to both professional and lay groups about Homeopathy and Holistic Health for Men, Women and Children. She is available for private consultations via telephone or Skype from Boulder, Colorado.

Michelle Grimm

Sedona Dancing Queen
Spiritual Entreprenuer

Michelle is known as the “Sedona Dancing Queen”!

She loves the power and possibility that dance brings to our world.  It’s not about getting the moves right, it’s about MOVEMENT and having fun!  Getting out of our heads and in to our hearts and booty.  Dancing with great music can shift us instantaneously – it’s a shortcut to enlightenment.

Michelle believes that our world needs us now, to rise up, to awaken to our fullest potential and to be a bold force of transformation.  It begins within.  World peace starts with the individual then ripples out in to the collective consciousness of humanity.  Our creativity is needed now more than ever . For Michelle, that is having fun and and living by the mantra “dance like the whole world is watching”.

Michelle is a co-founder of Women’s March Sedona, a former conference organizer for Sedona World Wisdom Days and best selling author Colette Baron-Reid, and a 20 year student of awakening the divine within.  Sober, spontaneous and ready to rock.