8 Reasons to Attend the 2019 World-Changing Women’s Summit
You probably know the dismal stats about women in business. Only 24 of the Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. Latina women make 54 cents for every dollar made by a man, while Native American women make 57 cents, black women make 63 cents, and white women make 79 cents. Only 20 percent of all business investment goes into women-led businesses — and that’s even worse for women of color. The list goes on.
And yet, times are changing. Not equally, not everywhere, but they are. We’ve seen firsthand how an inspired band of powerful women are leading the way within the conscious business movement, working hard and smart to not only shatter glass ceilings but to build a better, more just and beautiful world for everyone through the power of business.
It’s time to gather these change agents in one place. We are CEOs, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs. We are investors and change-makers, movers and shakers, dreamers and doers. It’s time to join voices and forces, share stories and resources, eat and drink, laugh and cry together — and support each other as we change the world.
The second annual World-Changing Women’s Summit is the ultimate place to convene and feel the tangible energy of this unstoppable force — to lean into your own power and your ability to empower others. While the Summit is open to any woman 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. 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.
2. 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. 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.
3. 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.
4. A World-Class Retreat Center
Picture 75 acres of California forest, where ancient redwoods tower above, hiking trails extend for miles, and yoga, meditation, and massage are offered daily — all within easy reach of San Francisco. 1440 Multiversity near Santa Cruz is a truly magical venue, described as “equal parts learning and vacation.” Bonus: An infinity hot tub and nourishing, healthy meals. Enough said.
5. 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. This could be you January 28-30, 2019.
6. Incredible Speakers
Just like the inaugural Summit in 2018, 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: Eileen Fisher, Founder & President of EILEEN FISHER; Kit Crawford, Owner & Co-CEO of Clif Bar & Company; Komal Ahmad, Founder & CEO of Copia; and Tara-Nicholle Nelson, author of The The Transformational Consumer and Founder & CEO of SoulTour. Meet the entire cast (so far!) here.
7. 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.
8. A Bevy of Business Insight
On the list of topics you’ll explore: scaling your company while staying true to your values; developing yourself as an authentic, conscious leader in the workplace; bringing more purpose into the workplace; developing a more inclusive workplace culture; managing the stress of work-life integration… and so much more.
What: World-Changing Women’s Summit
When: January 28 – 30, 2019
Where: 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, California
Tickets: Register here
Can’t Make It?
We’re bummed you’re missing out, but perhaps our World-Changing Women Podcast will hold you over until the 2019 Conscious Business Leaders Forum in April. Pencil it in for another chance for a game-changing gathering in the redwood forest.
What: Conscious Business Leaders Forum
When: April 10 – 12, 2019
Where: 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley, California
Tickets: Keep your eyes peeled!
New to Conscious Company Media? Hear our co-founder and CEO Meghan French Dunbar tell the company’s origin story in this TEDx talk, “The Ability to Reframe Risk.”
Vanessa Childers is the Editorial Director of Conscious Company Media, where she strengthens the voice of the magazine, bolsters digital brand awareness, and drives the overarching content strategy.