Imagine being in the heart of wine country, connecting with hundreds of other women-identifying change agents who are using the power of business to make the world a better place.

Picture yourself meeting fellow female business leaders on a guided hike overlooking vineyards or laughing with your peers over a meal of locally sourced ingredients from women-owned vendors.

This is the World-Changing Women’s Summit:

a heartfelt retreat of mission-driven women* among the rolling hills of Sonoma — a place to intentionally slow down and incubate connection, inspiration, and rejuvenation with other incredible women.

* The World-Changing Women's Summit event and its content welcomes and is catered to mission-driven business leaders who identify as women, trans, and gender non-conforming.

*Reach out to with any questions


"This Summit is a diverse, intimate space of women leaders, ready to lift each other higher. I am still connected to many of these warrior women, some of whom are angel investors."

– Kai Nortey, Founder of Kubé Nice Cream


"Any woman who thinks she's up to something or knows she could be, should attend this Summit."

– Lynne Twist, Author of Soul of Money, Co-Founder of the Pachamama Alliance


"This event is like an inner retreat to reconnect with yourself and with what you care; AND connect with other women with the same values."

– Tara-Nicholle Nelson, Author of Transformational Consumer, Founder & CEO of SoulTour

At WCWS, a powerhouse group of women-identifying leaders come together 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 topics such as:

  • shifting the paradigm of business toward a system that works for everyone and supports all life. 
  • developing yourself as an authentic, conscious leader.
  • supporting other female leaders and finding more support for yourself.
  • bringing more purpose into your work.
  • moving from surviving to thriving when it comes to work-life integration.
  • scaling your company while staying true to your values.
  • creating greater impact in the world.

2019 Speakers Include


Konda Mason
Co-founder, Jubilee Partners; Co-founder & founding CEO, Impact Hub Oakland


Sheryl O’Loughlin
Author of Killin’ It, President & CEO of REBBL, Co-founder & former CEO of Plum Organics, Former CEO of Clif Bar & Company


Komal Ahmad
Founder & CEO, Copia

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Tara Robertson
Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Partner for Mozilla

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Michelle Long
Co-Founder, Jubilee Partners

2018 Speakers Include


Karen May
Vice President People Development, Google


Aisha Fukushima
Singer, Speaker, RAPtivist


Lynne Twist
Co-founder, The Pachamama Alliance & Founder, The Soul of Money Institute


Jessica Norwood
Founder, The Runway Project

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Kat Taylor
Co-founder & Co-CEO, Beneficial State Bank


Vicki Saunders
Founder, SheEO


Natalia Oberti Noguera
Founder and CEO,  Pipeline Angels


Rev. Deborah Johnson
Founder, Inner Light Ministries and The Motivational Institute

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Steph Speirs
Co-founder & CEO, Solstice

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Susan Griffin-Black
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, EO Products


Amy Baglan
Founder & CEO, MeetMindful

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Anya Cherneff
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Empower Generation


Miki Agrawal
Co-Founder & Chief Inventor of TUSHY, THINX, Icon, WILD


Lisa Skeete Tatum
Co-founder & CEO, Landit


Berry Liberman
Publisher, Dumbo Feather Magazine; Co-founder & Creative Director, Small Giants


Courtney Klein
Co-founder & CEO, Seed Spot


Deborah Jackson
Founder, Plum Alley


Nellie Morris
Co-founder, Purpose Generation

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Rahama Wright
Founder & CEO, Shea Yeleen


Robyn Sue Fisher
Founder & CEO, Smitten Ice Cream


Marianne Schnall
Author/Journalist, Co-founder What Will It Take Movements


Lisa Dyson
CEO, Kiverdi


Kim Coupounas
Director, B Lab


Olivia Khalili
Director, Oath for Good (formerly Yahoo)


Virginia Klausmeier
CEO & President, Sylvatex Inc.


Jenny Kassan
Author, “Raise Capital on Your Own Terms: How to Fund Your Business Without Selling Your Soul”


Yve-Car Momperousse
CEO of Kreyol Essence


Anna Auerbach
Co-founder and Co-CEO, Werk


Cylvia Hayes
Author, Former First Lady of Oregon


Konda Mason
Co-Founder & CEO, Impact Hub Oakland


Carolyn Buck Luce
Managing Partner, Imaginal Labs


Lori Darley
Founder & CEO, Conscious Leaders


Jenny Sauer-Klein
Founder & Director, The Culture Conference


Ayla Schlosser
Founder and CEO at Resonate


Leslie Caputo
Director of Enterprise Strategy at Werk


Sara Vetter
Business Development Director Soul of Money Institute

Monday January 28, 2019
10:00amRegistration OpenMain Lobby
12:00 - 1:00pmLunchKitchen Table
1:00 - 2:45pmConference OpeningRedwood
2:50 - 3:15pmBreak
3:25 - 4:25pmCultivating True Conscious Leadership
Akaya Windwood, Alfa Demmellash, Konda Mason, Michelle Long
In our first session, we'll sit down with true leadership visionaries to rethink what it means to be an effective leader. We'll examine what qualities are needed for leaders of the future, discuss what is being called for during these challenging times, and hear inspiring visions of how to take our personal leadership to the next level.
4:30 - 5:30pmWorkshop: Rethinking How We Lead
Meghna Majmudar
In this custom workshop, we'll work together as peers to reimagine what our leadership could look like, learn tools to elevate our capacity to lead, and learn from each other about what truly effective leadership looks like
6:00 - 7:30pmDinnerKitchen Table
7:45 - 8:45pmEvening Fireside Chat with Kit Crawford and Kim Jordan
In our opening evening fireside chat, we'll sit down with two business visionaries: Kit Crawford of Clif Bar and Kim Jordan of New Belgium Brewery. Both women have built multi-million dollar brands that put their employees first, have exceptional workplace cultures, and have loyal brand followers. We'll get to hear the true stories behind how they built these brands, what they've learned along the way, and how to find joy amidst the pressure of running their companies.
Tuesday January 29, 2019
7:00 - 8:30amBreakfast
*Members-only breakfast available beginning at 8am
Kitchen Table
8:30amConference BeginsRedwood
9:00 - 10:00 amWhat It Truly Takes: Scaling A Company With True Purpose
Komal Ahmad, Kim Graham-Nye, Molly Hayward, Zahra Kassam
We'll hear from extraordinary business leaders who have built game changing companies that make the world a better place. We'll examine what has made them successful, how purpose drives their performance, and what key challenges they've faced that have held them back on their journeys.
10:00 - 11:00amBuilding Incredible Workplaces
Erin Wade, Liz Allen, Rajkumari Neogy, Tara Robertson
In this exceptional session, we'll hear from cutting-edge practitioners and thought leaders on how to create cultures of belonging and workplaces that include everyone. We'll hear tangible tips and new insights on how to create workplaces where everyone can feel connected and thrive.
11:00 - 11:20amBreak
11:20 - 12:15pmWorkshop: Commiting to the Next Level
Jocelyn Macdougall
During this workshop, participants will work to identify the primary barriers that are holding themselves and their businesses back and will work directly on addressing their primary barriers to take their companies to the next level.
12:15 - 1:30pmLunchKitchen Table
1:30pmAfternoon Session BeginsRedwood
1:40 - 2:30pmFireside Chat with Sheryl O'Loughlin
Sheryl O'Loughlin has seen it all. As the former CEO of Clif Bar, the co-founder of Plum Organics, the current CEO of Rebbl, and the author of "Killing It: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart," O'Loughlin has insights and wisdom that all leaders need to hear. In this one-on-one conversation, we'll hear the inside story from Sheryl of how she built her career, how she faced the demons along the way, and how she's finally found balance and joy in her career.
2:30 - 2:50pmBreak
2:50 - 3:50pmUpleveling Your Performance By Tapping Into Your Inner Wisdom
Tara-Nicholle Nelson
In this one-of-a-kind workshop, we'll receive practical insights on how to quiet our inner critic, tap into our innate wisdom, and take our leadership to the next level.
3:50 - 4:00pmScreening of Kate Spade New York: I am the Heroine of My Own StoryRedwood
4:15 - 5:00pmRejuvenation Break
*Kate Spade New York on purpose
6:00 - 7:30pmDinnerKitchen Table
7:45 - 8:45pmExclusive Interview: Eileen Fisher
In this one-on-one discussion, we'll sit down with fashion icon Eileen Fisher to hear her insights on how she's built an incredible conscious company, what leadership style works best for her, and what she's learned over her 30+ years building a $500 million sustainable brand.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
7:00 - 9:00amBreakfastKitchen Table
9:00 - 11:00amPeer CirclesRedwood
11:00 - 11:20amBreak
11:20 - 12:00pmClosing ConversationRedwood
12:00 - 2:00pmLunchKitchen Table

To reserve your room at The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa, please call (707) 935-6600.

*Link for online booking will be posted shortly

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