Smart Woman Summit is a celebration of leadership in the hospitality industry. The full-day event will advance careers and launch friendships that change lives. Then a star-studded gala will recognize the individual contributions of a new cohort of Visionaries, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Stellar Performers, Industry Leaders and Rising Stars. Winners from all 7 years will be on-hand to welcome the new members of this exclusive Smart Women VIP Club. You want to be in the room with this powerful group.

Invest in Your Future

  • Full Smart Woman Summit conference and Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala pass (including a 1-year membership in Smart Woman VIP Club [a $199 value], welcome reception on August 25, gourmet meals, workshopping with peers, career-boosting speakers [see below], gala dinner and entertainment): $799
  • Smart Woman Summit (conference only): $499
  • Smart Women in Meetings (Gala only): $499
  • Guest of Smart Women in Meetings Awards (Gala only): $249
  • Table for 8 for Smart Woman Summit and Smart Women in Meetings Awards Gala: $4,995

Smart Woman VIP Club


Because one gala night a year is not enough, we are inviting you to learn from each other all year long. This exclusive society of inspiring women will keep the energy going in an infinite mentoring circle. Included in attendance at the transformational Smart Woman Summit will be your annual membership in Smart Women VIP Club (a $199 value), which includes:

  • Smart Woman Sessions: Quarterly virtual conversations
  • Mentorship circles “matched peer learning”
  • Regional in-person events
  • Dedicated monthly newsletter with strategic and empowering curated content
  • Partner discounts
  • And much more!


Thursday, August 25, 2022 - All Times Central Standard Time

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome Reception: Mix and Mingle at a fabulous networking reception Solstice & Pool Event Deck

Friday, August 26, 2022 - All Times Central Standard Time

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast: Check in and fuel your day with tasty morning bites Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:45-10:00 am Welcome Remarks & Keynote: Grand Ballroom
10:00-10:30 am Inspiration Networking Break: Spark creativity and inspiration with your fellow event attendees Grand Ballroom Foyer
10:30-11:45 am Keynote Speaker Grand Hall ABC
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch Grand Ballroom Foyer
1:15-2:15 pm Keynote: Speaker Grand Hall ABC
2:15-4:00 pm Keynote & Wrap up: Grand Hall ABC
6:00-7:15 pm Awards Gala Cocktail Reception Grand Hall Foyer & Terrace
7:15-10:00 pm Smart Woman Summit Awards Gala Grand Hall D



 Princess Sarah Culberson
Princess Sarah Culberson

Princess Sarah’s diverse background and experience in education over the past 15 years has led her to present and create curricula for schools, Universities, and Corporations. As a specialist in Diversity and Inclusion work, President and Co-founder of her non-profit, Sierra Leone Rising, and a businesswoman in the entertainment industry, Princess Sarah’s work spans the globe. Her work in education and technology has led her to create upcoming projects including an animation show with Randy Jackson and a Roblox game to connect children to cultures around the world. Princess Sarah is being honored with the prestigious Trumpet Impact Award and the awards show will be aired on June 19, 2022.

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Tara Renze - Create, Own and Live the Life you Deserve
Tara Renze - Create, Own and Live the Life you Deserve

Tara Renze is an author, emotional intelligence practitioner, entrepreneur, speaker, inspirer, thought-leader, wife, and mother and is redefining how we unleash purpose, level up our success, and create sustainable happiness and fulfillment in all aspects of our lives. After two decades of success in corporate leadership and social selling, she started writing, training, speaking, coaching to share her passions and help others live the life they desire, envision, and deserve. Tara has a true passion and talent for guiding others to harness and realize their full potential.

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Tracy Litt - Overcome Fear, Step Into your Next Level Self
Tracy Litt - Overcome Fear, Step Into your Next Level Self

Tracy Litt is a sought-after success mentor for visionary leaders that are navigating huge paradigm shifts and elevating into the next level of themselves, so they can seamlessly generate the next level of their impact, wealth, and holistic success. Tracy is a certified mindset coach, rapid transformational hypnotherapist, best-selling author, and TEDx speaker. She is the Founder of The Litt Factor, and creator of Mind Magic ®, a proven methodology that marries metacognition and spirituality, neuroscience and quantum law to expand and elevate more quickly.

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Amilya Antonetti - Designing Genius for Business, Career and Life
Amilya Antonetti - Designing Genius for Business, Career and Life

Amilya Antonetti is a human behavior expert and strategic advisor. As the CEO and creator of Designing Genius, she helps people get clear on what they want so they can get what they deserve. In this exclusive interactive session, she will help each person in the room design a life that works for their dreams, career and life.

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Stacy Pederson - It Took Almost Dying to Learn How to Live
Stacy Pederson - It Took Almost Dying to Learn How to Live

Stacy Pederson is an innovator. After failing in every conceivable way (including life itself—literally) Stacy chose to reinvent herself. She is now a sought-after Keynote Motivational Speaker who gives audiences fun—yet practical actions on how to overcome stress, handle change, be more resilient, and live a life that matters.

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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 July 25, 2022, less a $50 administrative charge per person.

We will be arranging room blocks with special Smart Woman Summit attendee at the Grand Hyatt Nashville. Details and booking link will be noted in your Registration Confirmation Email.

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.