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The 2019 Superwoman Summit now has four tracks!

You don't have to commit to a specific track ahead of time. feel free to attend any session you want throughout the weekend. 

TRACK 1: UP-LEVEL YOUR CAREER

This track is dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge, resources and connections you need to up-level your career. From overcoming fear to building confidence, Track 1 is for every woman looking to go to the next level in her career and professional development.

Track 2: LEAD OTHERS

This track is dedicated to helping you become a better leader and improve your leadership skills. Leading others is a skill that can be learned. Track 2 serves women who are already in leadership positions as well as those who aspire to become great leaders at work and in business.

Track 3: MAKE A DIFFERENCE

This track is dedicated to helping you grow an idea and make a difference in the world. This could be as an entrepreneur, activist, thought leader, community organizer or politician. In Track 3 you will learn skills and gain tools that will assist you in making the world a better place.

Track 4: GET EMPOWERED

This track is dedicated to helping you feel more empowered at your work. Track 4 brings the focus to building your confidence, overcoming limiting beliefs, bringing your true self into your job and more.


Schedule overview

Below is a general overview of what to expect at the Superwoman Summit. Event programming will be held from approximately 7AM-7PM Saturday and Sunday. Formal programs will be given at the time of check in.

Additional information about schedule changes, pre-event workshops, parties and pop-up classes will be sent via email to all registered attendees.

DAY 1 AGENDA: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

7:30AM REGISTRATION OPENS - Arrive early to check in, get your swag bag, mingle with our incredible vendors and meet other attendees.

7:30AM - 9:00AM COFFEE AND SNACKS - Coffee and light snacks will be provided in the vendor ballroom.

9:00AM - 10:00AM OPENING CEREMONY - Join us in the main ballroom for an opening ceremony you don’t want to miss!

10:15AM - 11:45AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Choose from one of the four Tracks and enjoy a 90-minute workshop to dive deep on a topic that interests you.

12:00PM - 1:30PM LUNCH - You’re invited to join us for a healthy lunch break and an opportunity to mingle with vendors and other attendees.

1:30PM - 3:30PM WORKSHOP INTENSIVES - In the afternoon breakout choose from four two-hour workshop intensives to take your practice to the next level.

3:45PM - 5:00PM CLOSING CEREMONY - Meet back in the main ballroom to integrate what you have learned and be inspired by our two powerful, keynote speakers.

5:00PM - 7:00PM RECEPTION AND NETWORKING - Mix and mingle with your new friends over a glass of complimentary wine.

DAY 2 AGENDA: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

7:00AM - 8:00AM MORNING YOGA - Join us for an all-levels yoga class to start your day!

7:30AM - 9:00AM COFFEE AND SNACKS - Coffee and light snacks will be provided in the vendor ballroom.

9:00AM - 10:00AM OPENING CEREMONY - Join us in the main ballroom to kick off the day’s workshops with inspirational keynotes and activities to inspire you!

10:15AM - 11:45AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS - Choose from one of the four tracks and enjoy a 90-minute workshop to dive deep on a topic that interests you.

12:00PM - 1:30PM LUNCH - You’re invited to join us for a healthy lunch break and an opportunity to mingle with vendors and other attendees.

1:30PM - 3:30PM WORKSHOP INTENSIVES - In the afternoon breakout choose from four two-hour workshop intensives to take your practice to the next level.

3:45PM - 5:00PM CLOSING CEREMONY - Meet back in the main ballroom for a closing ceremony to wrap up an incredible weekend. You don’t want to miss this ceremony!

5:00PM - 7:00PM RECEPTION AND NETWORKING - Mix and mingle with your new friends over a glass of complimentary wine.


2019 SPeaker Line-up

Saturday, Oct. 19 - Sunday, Oct. 20

OPENING REMARKS

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

what the future looks like

In the opening ceremony, Superwoman Summit Founder and CEO, Jessica Williams, will kick off the event and welcome you into the space. Join her for a keynote talk on the future of women’s empowerment, professionally and personally, and what you can do to contribute to the movement to help women rise.


Get Empowered Keynote

Marli Williams

Marli Williams

We are excited to announce that the incredible Marli Williams is joining us again this year as our Emcee, Co-host and Master of Ceremonies! Marli coaches ambitious women in learning how to play and believe fully in themselves and their mission while experiencing the beauty of life. She is an Adventurous Entrepreneur, Wilderness Guide, & Joy Instigator. Marli will keep it real and keep you engaged, laughing and high-fiving all weekend! Trust us. Her energetic personality is infectious!


Get empowered Keynote

Manisha Thakor

Manisha Thakor

What is True Wellth?

Manisha Thakor, MBA, CFA, CFP is the VP of Financial Wellbeing at Brighton Jones — a sponsor of the Superwoman Summit. Manisha believes we do not need more financial information. Instead, we need financial wisdom to help us redefine our relationship with money and create lives that align with our deepest values. Join us for this inspirational 20-minute keynote to learn the meaning of true wealth.


Morning Breakout Sessions

Up-level your career Breakout session

Alex Crispino

Alex Crispino

Square Peg, Round Hole: How to Succeed in a Corporate Environment While Not Compromising Your Authenticity

Alex Crispino is a learning and development professional at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She joins us for a 90-minute breakout session on how to succeed in a corporate environment while not compromising your authenticity. As a Certified Co-Active Coach and a self-proclaimed “square peg in a round hole,” Alex wants to help you be effective at your job without sacrificing your integrity. Don’t miss this breakout session if you want to up-level the way you show up at work in a way that feels good to YOU.


Make a Difference breakout session

Peggy Capps

Peggy Capps

A Crash Course in Everything You Need to Know (and Google Won't Tell You) Before You Can Write Your Book

Peggy Capps is a writer, editor, coach, poet, and a bit of a rebel. After decades in the publishing industry, she decided the old model was broken; and, she wanted to create change. Peggy decided to share her knowledge to help women write in their purest, most passionate voices and incite revolution. Join her for this 90-minute breakout session with insider secrets on how to write your book!


Lead Others breakout session

Daesha Ramachandran

Daesha Ramachandran

Understanding the Glass Cliff and What You Can Do About It

Daesha Ramachandran has made a life and a living shifting ideas of how racism, power, and oppression impact the health of individuals and communities. For nearly 20 years Daesha has facilitated boundary-pushing conversations and transformations on complex systems change and community engagement. She holds a PhD from Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University as well as a BSFS from Georgetown University. Join this session to learn more about the “glass cliff” phenomenon and what you can do about it.


Get Empowered breakout session

Christine Slattery

Christine Slattery

Panel discussion- Killer Confidence: Recognizing & Interrupting Internalized Misogyny

Christine Slattery is an employment attorney based in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Slattery focuses her practice on in-depth workplace training for both management and non-management employees on a wide-range of topics including: sexual harassment in the #metoo era, comprehensive anti-discrimination and harassment practices, gender identity & sex stereotyping, combating unconscious bias, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement and maintaining a respectful workplace. Join her and several of her colleagues for a panel discussion on how to interrupt internalized misogyny and regain your confidence.


Afternoon Breakout Sessions

lead others breakout session

Jesse Johnson

Jesse Johnson

Non-Predatory Leadership

Equine-Facilitated Leadership Coach, Jesse Johnson, believes leadership comes with respect, creativity, and mutual results. He imagines a world where power is defined by how much you uplift your community, rather than by how much your community uplifts you. What if you could become strong enough in your truth and integrity that you could lead and contribute to a greater cause, simply by asserting yourself? Your. Self. Attend this powerful two-hour workshop intensive to learn how to be a better leader just by being wholly true to yourself.


Get Empowered Breakout Session

Andrea Leda

Andrea Leda

Unreasonable Requests: How to Ask for Anything You Want

Our favorite transformational life-coach is back! Join Andrea Leda in this experiential workshop intensive to learn how to ask for anything you want, even when it’s unreasonable. As a sought-after master coach, teacher, and mentor, Andrea is dedicated to helping people understand that we don’t interact with our world by watching it; we create our world by how we see it. Don’t miss this opportunity to practice advocating for yourself in a safe environment and to walk away with a deeper understanding about what it means to stand up for yourself.


Make a difference Breakout Session

Corissa Saint Laurent

Corissa Saint Laurent

Reclaim Your Roar: How To Free & Use the Power of Your Voice

Corissa Saint Laurent is a professional speaker educating and empowering small business owners and entrepreneurs in marketing, speaking, and personal wellness. She helps people find their purpose, use their voice, and live a life of joy and prosperity. Join this two-hour workshop intensive to free your true voice and learn how to use it in a powerful, transformative way.


Up-level your career breakout session

Debra Criss

Debra Criss

Conflict & Feedback: Understanding and Managing Both for Better Outcomes

Conflict is a certainty in life and business, but it doesn't have to be a dirty word. Join Debra Criss, Founder of In/Sight Training for a two-hour workshop intensive to get better at managing conflict, and giving and receiving feedback. Debra has over 17 years experience leading large teams in the apparel design field at companies like Columbia Sportswear, Spyder, and Marmot. She is certified in teaching Conflict Communication and passionate about Martial Arts. In/Sight Training is an organization focused on delivering content and training on Conflict Management, Fear Management, and Personal Accountability and Resiliency.


afternoon keynotes

Lead others Keynote

Lindsey T. H. Jackson

Lindsey T. H. Jackson

The #enlightenedAF Tour Debut

Join us in the main ballroom for Lindsey T. H. Jackson’s #enlightenedAF tour debut! Lindsey is a North American based artist and entrepreneur serving humans around the world for over 20 years. An authentically leading and empowering entity for women’s wellness, Lindsey, at her core, is a creative force in motion. Through one-woman shows, books, spoken word/poetry, film and companies, Lindsey is creating a world where more people feel seen and heard and ultimately, shifting people’s mindsets and actions away from fear and toward love. LTHJ Global, Lindsey's umbrella brand, empowers more people to pursue their best hopes and dreams, and achieve their full potential.


Get Empowered keynote

Dr. Jerrica Dodd

Dr. Jerrica Dodd

How to Become the CEO of Your Health

Dr. Jerrica Dodd, a pharmacist for 20 years, has participated in various roles within the pharmaceutical industry including Medical Affairs and Regulatory Affairs. She recently transitioned into full time entrepreneurship and founded Your Pharmacy Advocate, allowing both prescribers and patients to better manage overall health. In this inspirational 20-minute keynote you’ll learn to advocate for and be inspired to improve your wellbeing.


main stage dance break

Alexis Reale

Alexis Reale

bellydance: a brief introduction to feel more empowered

Alexis Reale is a professional performer and instructor of Middle Eastern dance forms (including bellydance and Persian dance). She leads workshops, retreats, and performs publicly for audiences around the United States and abroad. She’ll take the stage for a fun, 10-minute experience in bellydance to help you feel more energized and relaxed before we head to the reception.


Get Empowered Pop-Up Speaker

Victoria Venturi

Victoria Venturi

Why You're Not for Everyone - How Authenticity and Hearing “No” Can Set You Apart

Victoria Venturi is Founder & CEO of Paper Epiphanies, a sassy gift, stationery, and paper goods company based in Portland, Oregon. She will take the stage during Saturday’s reception for a pop-up talk on the power of being yourself. Paper Epiphanies is a proud sponsor of the Superwoman Summit and we are grateful for their contributions to our event!


Sunday, october 20

Morning Yoga

Kimi Marin

Kimi Marin

The incredible Kimi Marin is back with a morning yoga class designed to empower, delight and inspire you! Kimi is a leader in the yoga industry, offering private instructions, comprehensive wellness programs and retreats to support overall well-being. Kimi is the founder of Yogic Lore Flow and brings her passion for storytelling into her practice. Arrive early to grab your spot, as this class is sure to fill up! (Mats will be provided).  


morning keynotes

Make a difference Keynote

Nasreen Sheikh

Nasreen Sheikh

Economic empowerment for women

Nasreen Sheikh founded Local Women’s Handicrafts (LWH) as a small shop in Kathmandu, Nepal. At the age of 16, Nasreen had already survived two years as a child laborer in a sweatshop. She opened LWH to take control of her own destiny and gain a sense of hope. Join us for an inspirational, 20-minute keynote about her journey to empower 10,000 women in the world’s poorest regions by 2020 and to create a textile industry that honors sustainability, human rights and dignity.


Make a difference Keynote

Andrea Kelly

Andrea Kelly

Standing Up for What you Believe In, Especially If What You Believe In Is Yourself

Andrea Kelly is a Merchandising Manager at Columbia Sportswear and a Plus-Size Inclusivity Advocate with 20 years of experience in the Outdoor Apparel industry. She believes strongly that the outdoors is for everyone, and strives to make changes in the industry. We’re proud to invite her to the stage to share her story of standing up for what you believe in, in this 20-minute keynote.


morning breakout sessions

lead others Panel Discussion breakout session

Panelists (in order of left to right): Kerri Hoyt-Pack, Rut Martinez-Alicea, Dr. Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., Rachel Etnire, Katie Augsburger

Panelists (in order of left to right): Kerri Hoyt-Pack, Rut Martinez-Alicea, Dr. Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., Rachel Etnire, Katie Augsburger

Evolved Leadership - Intersectionality in the Workplace

We invite you to join a 90-minute panel discussion about how to practice intersectionality in the workplace. As a leader, how do you create more inclusive cultures at work? What can you do to build a diverse and equitable environment for your team? Join an in-depth conversation with our panelists who have real-world experience navigating these issues and get your questions regarding intersectionality answered.

Moderator: Kerri Hoyt-Pack, Founder of The Liberty Collective

Panelists: Rut Martinez-Alicea, Oregon Food Bank Director of Equity, People and Culture; Dr. Eddy Francisco Alvarez Jr., Educator, Writer and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and University Studies at Portland State University; Rachel Etnire, Queen Overlord of Employee Resource Groups and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at New Relic; Katie Augsburger, Founding Partner and Employee Experience Strategist, Future Work Design.


make a difference breakout session

Rachel Kurzyp

Rachel Kurzyp

How To Use Your Business to Be Seen and Heard

This year we're thrilled to invite Copywriter and Marketing Coach, Rachel Kurzyp, to the stage! Rachel is also the co-host of I Made a Thing Podcast, a podcast for business owners who don't believe in cheat sheets. She joins us all the way from Australia for a 90-minute workshop regarding connecting your business to being seen and heard. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of how to create your BrandStory, the simple ways you can use content to connect deeply with your audience, and the practical actions you can take to increase your authority and reach.


get empowered breakout session

Priyanka Raha

Priyanka Raha

Work-Life Harmony: What the Future Should Look Like

Priyanka Raha believes that “you cannot be what you cannot see.” National surveys say only 25% of the IT jobs are held by women and as little as 5% of tech startups are owned by women. As a technologist and an entrepreneur, she has lived and worked across nine cities in India, Europe and the U.S. In this workshop hear and learn from her story of being an entrepreneur and a mother who followed her passion and created the work-life harmony she always desired.


Up-Level Your Career breakout session

Danielle D. Pollard

Danielle D. Pollard

Stop Working. Start Creating.

This fun and highly interactive workshop will help women tap into the power of feminine energy to level up at work. You will come away with seven proven strategies that unlock the power of creativity to become a force of innovation, increase career satisfaction, and make a meaningful impact in every area of life. With a background in Industrial and Systems Engineering and more than two decades of training, executive coaching, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches leadership experience, Danielle’s view is insightful and refreshing.


Afternoon breakout sessions

up-level your career breakout session

Michelle Gay

Michelle Gay

Stephanie Ockerman

Stephanie Ockerman

Stepping Into Your Power to Influence Culture Change

How do you influence culture change in your organization? Join Michelle Gay and Stephanie Ockerman as they co-present a two-hour workshop intensive on stepping into your power to influence culture change.

Michelle Gay is the CEO of re:vision, a consulting company that works with small businesses to creatively cultivate and evolve their core culture. Believing that intentional and service-focused values are the foundation of any soul-centric business, Michelle works with teams to develop a sustainable culture in which employees are empowered and thrive.

Stephanie Ockerman is a Co-Active Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer, and Steward of the Professional Scrum Master Curriculum for Scrum.org.

She helps teams effectively use Scrum and an agile mindset to build amazing products and services with a focus on value and fast feedback.


Make a difference breakout session

Danielle Louise Ross

Danielle Louise Ross

Express Your Most Powerful Message with Intuitive Speaking

Danielle Louise Ross is a Master Speaking Coach for trailblazing thought leaders and experts, and the creator of Intuitive Speaking, a script-free, flexible approach to unforgettable speaking on any platform. In this two-hour workshop intensive you’ll learn her powerful method to become a better speaker and change the world.


get empowered breakout session

Chris Wilborn

Chris Wilborn

Women & Wealth: Discover the Science of Behavioral Finance & Your Right to Financial Empowerment

Chris Wilborn uses Neuroscience and Psychology of Personal Transformation to help entrepreneurs understand and reinvent their relationship with money. As a financial behaviorist, Chris coaches around how our fundamental wiring as human beings drives our money behavior, how that can undermine our potential, and how to maximize our financial performance in both business and life. In this two-hour workshop intensive Chris combines her experience as a Master Life Coach, Master NLP Practitioner, and Degrees in Behavioral Psychology and Applied Neuroscience to help you transform your money habits to build true wealth and an unstoppable business and life.


Lead others breakout session

Tressa Yonekawa Bundren

Tressa Yonekawa Bundren

Laura Wall Mansfield

Laura Wall Mansfield

The Risk of Exquisite Leadership

We have an opportunity to be a leader, at every level, in our work environment. In this breakout session you will practice proven techniques to create better work/life outcomes. Join Tressa Bundren and Laura Wall Mansfield in this two-hour workshop intensive to experience strategic, easy to use and share, research-based exercises that give you the leadership edge to grow in confidence, clarity and success.  

Tressa Bundren is a former neurocognitive pathologist specializing in the neuroscience of interdependent function and communication. She is a published author of developmental cognition and language books for children; CEO of Better Care Dog CBD and CBD Organix Skin Care; COO of people, culture and connection at Taproot Ventures; and an international speaker.

Laura Wall Mansfield is the Senior Director of Organizational Transformation at KEEN Footwear based in Portland, Oregon. Along with her current role at KEEN, Mansfield is also the Founder / CEO at Taproot Ventures.


afternoon keynotes

Get empowered keynote

Dorice Horenstein

Dorice Horenstein

The Three Ingredients for Achieving What You Want in Life!

Dorice Horenstein is a recognized and praised keynote speaker, author, and Jewish educator. Dorice was born and raised in Israel and moved to Portland, Oregon, after completing her service as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. She worked in Jewish education for more than 30 years, transferring her love of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language to more than 1,000 students. Today, the world is her classroom. Using ancient wisdom and the Hebrew language, Dorice’s goal is to inspire individuals and organizations to create lasting and healthy relationships.


make a difference keynote

Katie Augsburger

Katie Augsburger

Fix Work Not Women

Katie Augsburger is a Founding Partner and Employee Experience Strategist for Future Work Design. She has been creating and implementing successful human resources programs for over 15 years. She has a powerful message for all women, allies and organizations — fix work, not women. Join her for a 20-minute keynote that will inspire you to go beyond traditional ways of thinking, and look forward to the future of inclusivity, equity and diversity.

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The Superwoman Summit is full of kick ass women who want you to be a kick ass woman!

The programming and connections with other women left me motivated to kick my business up to the next level. Not to mention I left with at least three new power house friends who I still connect with six months later. Superwoman Summit rocks and I can't wait to go again next year. ”

- Mieka Briejer, Owner at Mieka.Co