The premier gathering of women leaders
in conscious business
February 20-22, 2018
Scotts Valley, CA
Nourish Yourself. Find Each Other. Elevate Business.
You probably know the dismal stats about women in business. Only 32 of the Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. Women still make 79 percent of the wages for the same work as men. Only 20% 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 changemakers, 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.
We’re already strong. Together, we can be unstoppable.
What to Expect at the Summit
An intimate, rejuvenating, and deeply connective experience.
We’re curating a powerhouse group of female leaders to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for leading and thriving in the conscious business world.
The best and brightest will gather for three days to dive deep and have raw conversations about critical topics such as:
- Developing yourself as an authentic, conscious leader in the workplace
- Bringing more purpose into the workplace
- Working more effectively across generations
- Developing a more inclusive workplace culture
- Best practices for raising capital
- Managing the stress of work-life integration
- Scaling your company while staying true to your values
- Creating more impact in the world
Vice President People Development, Google
Singer, Speaker, RAPtivist
Co-founder, The Pachamama Alliance & Founder, The Soul of Money Institute
Founder, The Runway Project
Co-founder & Co-CEO, Beneficial State Bank
Natalia Oberti Noguera
Founder and CEO, Pipeline Angels
Senior Director of Organizational Development, GoPro
Co-founder & CEO, Solstice
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, EO Products
Founder & CEO, MeetMindful
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Empower Generation
Co-Founder & Chief Inventor of TUSHY, THINX, Icon, WILD
Lisa Skeete Tatum
Co-founder & CEO, Landit
Publisher, Dumbo Feather Magazine; Co-founder & Creative Director, Small Giants
Co-founder & CEO, Seed Spot
Founder, Plum Alley
Co-founder, Purpose Generation
Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen
Robyn Sue Fisher
Founder & CEO, Smitten Ice Cream
Author/Journalist, Co-founder What Will It Take Movements
Director, B Lab
Director, Oath for Good (formerly Yahoo)
CEO & President, Sylvatex Inc.
Author, “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business Without Selling Your Soul”
CEO of Kreyol Essence
Co-founder and Co-CEO, Werk
Author, Former First Lady of Oregon
Co-Founder & CEO, Impact Hub Oakland
Carolyn Buck Luce
Managing Partner, Imaginal Labs
Founder & CEO, Conscious Leaders
Founder & Director, The Culture Conference
Best-selling Author, “On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine”
Stay tuned for more exciting speaker announcements!
Who Should Attend
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, we’re especially interested in convening female founders, CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs involved with conscious businesses. This gathering might be the place for you if:
- You’re seeking to build a community of peers who can help you take your business or role to the next level
- You go to work to make a difference, not just to 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 reflect often on how to be a more effective, authentic, and empowering leader
- You enjoy nerding out about the nitty-gritty of running a successful and sustainable business
- You care about equality, justice, freedom, and wellbeing for all communities and ecosystems
- You’re often forging your own path through what sometimes feels like an uncharted territory
- You believe in the power of human-centered workplaces to create both stronger businesses and healthier communities
- 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
- You’re open to connecting with and learning from a community of liked-minded achievers
10:00am – 5:30pm
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Open: Welcome Conversation
1:00pm – 1:40pm
Session 1: Cultivating Connection: Intimate, Peer-to-peer Conversations About Leadership
1:50pm – 2:45pm
Session 2: CEO Confidential: Secrets of Bold Leadership
Our era demands bold, visionary leadership. In this session, some of the most forward-thinking leaders in conscious business share their insights on how all of us can make more impact in the world.
2:45pm – 3:05pm
3:10pm – 4:00pm
Session 3: Rewriting the dream: An Intimate Conversation About What Matters Most in Life
In this heartfelt session, we will sit down to have an intimate conversation with some of the most pioneering thinkers of our time. These exceptional women will walk us through their personal philosophies on a life well lived as well as how to change the dream of modern society.
4:15pm – 6:15pm
Session 4: Awakener Workshop
In partnership with the Pachamama Alliance, this two-hour Awakener workshop will help us examine what’s most important in our lives and in our work. We will look squarely at the state of the world — where we are and how we got here — and then explore what role we can play in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.
6:30pm – 7:30pm
7:45pm – 8:30pm
Session 5: The Heroes Journey: One Woman’s Epic Tail of Following Her Dreams and Scaling a Major Company Built On Values
What does it take to scale a successful company built on joy? Join us for this remarkable story to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of how one woman pursued her dream of building a company on values and succeeded beyond her wildest expectations.
8:30am – 8:45am
8:45am – 9:35am
Session 6: Rising From the Ashes: Powerful Stories of Perseverance and Tools for Resilience
Every leader faces challenges and setbacks. It comes with the territory. How we respond to them is what matters. In this powerful session, we’ll hear stories from women who have faced extreme challenges, learn how they got through them, and explore their best skills and practices for becoming more resilient leaders.
9:45am – 10:15am
Resilience and Embodiment Workshop
10:30am – 11:30am
Session 7: Creating Thriving, Inclusive Workplaces For All
The stats don’t lie. Workplaces where all team members don’t feel accepted, acknowledged, and included leads to lower business performance. Building more inclusive workplaces is not just good for business, but it’s good for the world. In this illuminating session, we will hear diverse perspectives from gamechanging brands like Google and Go Pro, as well as from pioneering thought leaders in the field on how to build thriving workplaces where all are welcome.
11:30am – 12:15pm
Session 8: Shared Learning: Diving Deep Into Your Workplace Values
In this peer-to-peer working session, we will dive deeper into workplace performance and best practices.
12:15pm – 1:30pm
1:35pm – 2:30pm
Session 9: Building a Business With Purpose: Founders Share Their Insights on How to Start, Scale, and Persevere
Purpose-driven businesses can be the largest driver of positive change that the world has ever seen. In this engaging session, we will hear from four successful female founders who have built purpose-driven enterprises from the ground up. We will dive deep into best practices for starting a business, how to overcome common challenges that business owners face, and how having a purpose adds value to their brands.
2:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Session 10: Financing Your Dream: Raising Capital in Alignment with Your Values
Only 20% of all business investment goes into women-led businesses — and that’s even worse for women of color. In this session, we will hear from female founders who have been in the trenches raising capital for their businesses, as well as from thought leaders in the space on how we can move the needle to facilitate more investment in women-led ventures.
4:15pm – 6:15pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
7:45pm – 9:00pm
An Exclusive Performance by International Recording Artist and Raptivist, Aisha Fukushima
8:30am – 8:50am
9:00am – 9:50am
Session 11: Empowering Women: Best Practices on How to Elevate Women Through Business
Madeline Albright once said, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” But what about the women who actually dedicate their lives to helping the women around them? Angels we guess? In this session, we will hear from mutliple women who are using the power of markets to empower other women. We’ll learn about what works, what doesn’t, and what more can be done to uplift women from all walks of life.
9:55am – 10:15am
10:15am – 11:15am
Session 12: What Will It Take To Get More Women In Positions of Power?
In our culminating session, distinguished journalist and best-selling author Marianne Schnall will lead a can’t-miss discussion around what it will actually take to empower more female leaders across all sectors of society.
11:30am – 12:00pm
Top 7 Reasons to Attend
- Connection: Connect deeply with like-minded peers in a safe space
- Support: Discover the support that you need to take on the challenges that you’re facing and have the opportunity to support others who are equally challenged
- Rejuvenation: Find the space to rejuvenate in a restorative environment with on-site yoga, fitness and wellness centers
- Inspiration: Hear new, inspirational ideas to help you breakthrough old patterns of thinking and behavior
- Education: Learn about new resources, best practices, and key insights from the best and brightest in the field
- Elevation: Elevate your capacity to lead and take your business or role to the next level
- Food: No seriously, the food at 1440 is extraordinary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the price of the ticket include accommodations?
The price of the ticket does not include accommodations, but it does include three-days of programming and meals. Lodging at 1440 Multiversity will need to be booked separately. We will be updating the website with a customized link to book rooms shortly and will follow up with all registered attendees with this information as soon as we have it.
Are tickets refundable?
Yes, all tickets are refundable up to 30 days prior to the event.
I’d like to be a speaker at the event. Are you still accepting applications?
We are essentially at capacity for speakers for the event. However, please send an email to WCWS@consciouscomag.com with your proposed topic that you are on fire to speak about, and we will be sure to take it into consideration.