Transformational Experiences: We have curated leading voices in career, behavior and personal advancement and they have agreed to share proven strategies for resilience, overcoming doubt and reaching your highest potential. You will share this transformative experience with a room of irrepressible women who will support you every step of the way.

Rachel Sheerin - Award-Winning Keynote Speaker and Emcee
Rachel Sheerin - Award-Winning Keynote Speaker and Emcee

Seen on the TEDx stage and awarded 2019 Speaker of the Year, Rachel helps meeting planners and organizations by making a lasting impact at their conferences, summits, and meetings with high-energy keynotes and master of ceremony hosting.

Award-Winning Keynote Speaker and Emcee
Lt. Col Patricia Murray
Lt. Col Patricia Murray

From High Heels and Lip Gloss to Camo and Combat Boots

Lt. Colonel Patricia Murray has become an expert on breaking through the glass ceiling without letting shards of falling glass damage the camaraderie of the workplace. She focuses on developing positive, harmonious relationships with the men she works and flies with every day.

From High Heels and Lip Gloss to Camo and Combat Boots
Stephanie Burns
Stephanie Burns

Make Unreasonable Requests

Stephanie Burns is the founder of The Wyld Agency, an amplification and visibility agency focused on building the legacy and personal brands of company founders.

Alison Fragale
Alison Fragale

The Power of Negotiation

Alison Fragale, Ph.D. is associate professor of organizational behavior and a Mary Farley Ames Lee Distinguished Scholar at University of North Carolina. She is dedicated to helping everyone use the predictable, behavioral rules of psychology to negotiate successfully.

Kim Becking
Kim Becking

Master Your Disasters

Kim has boosted communication, consensus building, advocacy and legislative capabilities for Fortune 500 companies, associations, state and local governments and non-profit organizations, helping them accelerate their success.

Master Your Disasters: How to Overcome Adversity and Boost Resilience



Day 1 /Tuesday/ September 14, 2021 - All Times Pacific Standard Time

3:30 pm – 6:00 pm Welcome Reception: Mix and mingle at a fabulous networking reception

Day 1 /Wednesday/ September 15, 2021 - All Times Pacific Standard Time

7:45-8:45 am Breakfast: Check in and fuel your day with tasty morning bites
8:45-10:00 am Welcome Remarks & Keynote: The Power of Negotiation with Alison Fragale
10:00-10:30 am Inspiration Networking Break: Spark creativity and inspiration with your fellow event attendees
10:30-11:45 am Keynote: Choose Greatness with Dr. Jen Welter
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch: Delight in a chef-prepared plated lunch
1:45-3:00 pm Your Resiliency Story Workshop
3:45-4:15 pm Keynote: The Big Ask—Make Unreasonable Requests with Stephanie Burns
6:30-7:45 pm Awards Gala Cocktail Reception
7:45-10:00 pm Smart Woman Summit Awards Gala


Of course! The Smart Woman Summit is designed especially for women in meetings and includes meetings-centric topics and networking opportunities. However, all women (and men who support them) are welcome to purchase a ticket to the conference.

Yes! Non-industry guests, family and friends may purchase a ticket to the Gala to accompany winners and other conference attendees.

Yes, our keynote presentations and educational workshops are CEU-accredited. You will earn three CEUs at the Smart Woman Summit.

We understand that life happens and even though you may be just as delighted to attend the Smart Woman Summit as we are to have you, you may need to cancel your reservation. Our cancellation policy is as follows: Once purchased, you may request a refund until August 15, 2021, less a $50 administrative charge per person.

We will be arranging room blocks with special Smart Woman Summit attendee pricing of $199 per night at Resorts World Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more details!

We've prepared an approval letter just for you! Pleaseclick here to download an approval letter that covers the event ROI and concrete takeaways that will help you in your meeting professional role.