Presented by Celebrate Your Life Events
Three days of empowering experiences featuring a stellar line-up of female visionaries
March 7 – 10
In beautiful Phoenix, Arizona
We asked the question to our past attendees, what did you experience as a result of attending the Summit?
Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever
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.
Star of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Emmy-Winning Producer, LGBT activist
Laverne Cox is a two-time Emmy-nominated actress and Emmy-winning producer best known for her work on the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is The New Black where she plays the groundbreaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first Trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and the first openly Trans person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category.
Laverne is currently involved and developing several projects…most notably a documentary entitled DISCLOSURE : Trans Lives On Screen.
Laverne is stepping into the world of fashion & beauty starring in a new campaign for Beyonce’s
athleisure line, Ivy Park. She also teamed up with Orly to create “Celebrate Yourself” a Limited Edition collection of nail colors.
Laverne’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of TIME Magazine as well as 2 Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.” Laverne continues to break boundaries and make history with accolades including back to back SAG Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress,” and consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Laverne’s other acting credits include “Grandma,” starring Lily Tomlin from acclaimed writer and
director Paul Weitz and “Freak Show,” from director Trudie Styler. Laverne has had guest starring roles on several TV shows including; the hit Fox comedy The Mindy Project, Bravo’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce and MTV’s Faking It. She also hosted #GoBold brought to you by Revlon, an empowering web series that celebrates bold, provocative women setting out to accomplish their goals.
Laverne’s documentary Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word aired October 2014 on MTV & Logo to impressive ratings. The hour-long documentary explored the lives seven transgender youth from across the country and their determination to lead their lives as the people they are meant to be. Laverne was the host and executive producer of the groundbreaking documentary which won a Daytime Emmy Award and was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award.
Laverne is also Executive Producing two powerful documentaries; Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen an unprecedented, groundbreaking look at the depiction of transgender characters throughout the history of film and TV. Taking us on a journey through a rich trove of Hollywood footage, trans actors and filmmakers give voice to a complex narrative of progress and backlash, and bring to life the liberatory potential of storytelling as a powerful tool for social change. As well as Free CeCe which focuses awareness surrounding CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially sentenced to 41 months in prison for second degree manslaughter after allegedly defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack. The documentary will focus on McDonald’s case, her experiences while incarcerated in a men’s prison and the larger implications of her case for the transgender community.
In 2013 Laverne won Best Supporting Actress at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival for her work in the critically acclaimed film Musical Chairs directed by Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan). Laverne’s other acting credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, Bored to Death, and the independent films Carla and The Exhibitionists. She also voiced the Lady Chablis in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil for METABOOK.
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.
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.
Author of Love Warrior
Founder of Momastery.com
Glennon Doyle 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.
Iraqi Survivor of War
Founder of Women for Women International
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.
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
NYT best selling author of WOMEN’S BODIES, WOMEN’S WISDOM
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.
Dr. Tererai Trent
Zimbabwe Education Activist for Girls
Oprah’s “favorite guest of all time”
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
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.
Gambian Women’s Rights & FGM Activist
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee 2018
Born in a small Gambian village , when Jaha Dukureh was a week old, she survived female genital mutilation (FGM). 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. After two months, Dukureh was able to get away from her abusive husband where she continued her education and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2015.
Confronting her past, her family, her culture, her religion, country and its leaders, Jaha Dukureh became a lightning-rod for change in The Gambia. Her tireless efforts contributed to the government ban on FGM and child 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.
Jaha is the subject of ‘Jaha’s Promise,‘ a feature documentary film by The Guardian and Accidental Pictures that filmed her work as she returned to the Gambia to lead a successful campaign against the brutal practices that nearly destroyed her life. The film premiered at the United Nations in June of 2017, where she appeared on a panel receiving a standing ovation.
Jaha’s efforts have led to numerous recognitions and awards from communities, to presidents and royalty, like the Crown Princess of Denmark. She was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2016, and in December 2017, The New African Magazine selected her as “One of the 100 most influential Africans’, and The New Africa Woman nominated her as “The Africa Woman on the Rise.” In early February 2018, she was named the first UN Women Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa addressing FGM and Child Marriage and nominated for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian politician Jette Christenssen. She is a recipient of the 2018 Eleanor Roosevelt Medal of Honor, and was the honoree at the 2016 Make Equality Reality gala from Equality Now. She will receive the“Global Activist Award” at the upcoming 2018 Women That Soar Awards, scheduled for television broadcast throughout the United States and global streaming in March, 2019.
Registered Cherokee Native American
Best Selling Author of over 28 books
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.
Founder of Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Creator of Toe Reading
KC Miller is the Founder of a nationally accredited private college, recognized by the US Department of Education with revenues that exceed $10M each year. Diagnosed as having a learning disability early in life, she did not let a label define or discourage her. She has owned several schools, served on the State Board of Private Education, and has been a politically active for years. As a Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, ordained minister, self-published author, curriculum writer and mentor to hundreds of holistic healers and wellness practitioners worldwide she is committed to one thing: Touching lives and helping to free the Souls of those who have dreams!
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.
#1 Bestselling Author
Natalie Fikes, is a highly sought after speaker, coach, #1 Bestselling Author, and The World’s Greatest Emcee™. As a speaker she has been trained by New York Times Bestselling Author and Inc 500/5000 five time honoree- Suzanne Evans, Larry Winget- six time New York Times Bestselling Author and the Pitbull of Personal Development™, as well as leadership guru John Maxwell and Motivational Speaker Lisa Nichols. In December 2017, Natalie won first place in the Gusty Speaker Live Speak Off, hosted by Vernice Armour – the first African American female naval aviator where she was acquired by Keppler Speakers. In 2018, she was named Orator of the Year by ACHI Magazine.
In 2013, Natalie founded Code Next Generation- a community organization that transitions youth to adulthood by maximizing their potential to walk in their purpose. In 2015, she was recognized as one of John Maxwell’s Top 100 Leaders for youth and families.
Natalie served the International Association of Women (IAW) formally known as the National Association of Women (NAPW) alongside Star Jones, as the Central Regional Manager and Atlanta Chapter President for 5 years. She was responsible for the leadership development and chapter engagement for over 20 Chapter Presidents and over 10,000 members.
Natalie is currently the CEO of The Total Package Consulting Group LLC- a personal and professional development company that helps leaders find, develop and use their voice to make a difference. She believes that we all have something to say that can significantly change our lives, and the lives of others. She volunteers every Monday at the City of Refuge where she teaches homeless women and those rescued from sex-trafficking that “homelessness does not mean hopelessness”.
Dr. Kathleen Fry
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.
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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.
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!
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