Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cornerstone Women's Leadership Conference (& Giveaway)

Hey Friends!

I'll be honest....Women's Conferences used to scare me. Big time.

Because I've wrestled with insecurity most of my life, the thought of being surrounded by beautiful, "put together", wise, secure women made me terrified (and wanting to stay home!).

Of course I'm learning no one has it all together (whew!), and I've met AMAZING women as I've stepped out in faith and attended some fantastic women's conferences over the past few years!

Thankfully, last year I went to the Cornerstone Women's Leadership Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In fact, none of my friends could go that weekend so I went all by myself!

I loved it! The keynote speaker (Carol Kent) was fabulous, the workshops were engaging, the women were extremely warm and down to earth, and the experience was life-changing.

Not to mention I saw many women I knew as soon as I walked in, so I had friends for the weekend. Thank You, God! :)

Although the conference is called the "Women's Leadership Conference" - it is for ANY woman in any capacity of servant leadership....Bible study leader, children's teacher, church volunteer, church staff member, worship volunteer, etc... ANY woman would be impacted by this powerful conference! :)

Imagine my delight when I was invited to attend and teach 2 workshops at the same event this year. Woo Hoo!

(I'll be sharing "Expanding Your Ministry through Social Online Media" & "The Captivity of Activity - Pursuing Balance in a Leader's Life". Details here)

I'm humbled and honored to have this opportunity...and to serve alongside amazing, gifted women/friends like Jennie Dimkoff
, Lisa Troyer, Donna Fagerstrom, Heather Hammond , and more!

As well as this years key note speaker, Elisa Morgan

Here are the conference details....

Cornerstone University Presents the 7th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

February 17-18, 2012

Location: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Cost: $65/person; $35 for students (ID required)

Registration is filling up quickly so reserve your spot today! Register online at

Registration inquiries can be addressed to Emily Rolls.

I recently received a note that I could bring a friend for $35 (the student price - a $30 savings). I quickly e-mailed the committe back to see if I could extend this invitation to YOU, my dear *She Sparkles* friends. The committe graciously said yes.

If you live in the West Michigan area (or would like to drive/fly in) and would like to attend, I'd love to extend this discounted ticket price to one *She Sparkles* reader, and have you join me for the Women's Leadership Conference.

To Win my Cornerstone WLC's Discounted Ticket Giveaway: Leave a comment letting me know you'd like to win (and would be able to make the conference that weekend):

Extra Entries:

•Follow *She Sparkles*
•Subscribe to *She Sparkles*
•Add my *She Sparkles* button to your blog
•Tweet about this giveaway including a link to this post

Please leave me a comment to let me know your extra entries.

RULES: Starts today, Thursday, January 12th and ends Monday, January 16th at 9 PM. Winner will be posted on my blog during the week of January 17th.

If your email address is not connected to your ID, please leave your email address with your comment or email it to me at with the subject "Giveaway".

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Have a wonderful, fearless, power-filled, day!!

P.S. For more Things I Love Thursday ideas, hop on over and visit Jill at The Diaper Diaries. :)

Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for this review (I just love the Cornerstone Women's Leadership Conference) and, as always, all opinions expressed in this post are fully my own.


Denise said...

Sounds awesome.

Amelia said...

Oooh!! I'm planning on going to this! I haven't registered yet tho, was waiting for birthday money! :)

Kim de Blecourt said...

I'd love to go:-)

Meribeth said...

I am in with Amelia...waiting on provision :) It is on the calendar!

Meribeth said...

I am with Amelia...waiting on is on the calendar just not signed up yet

Melanie N. Brasher said...

sounds great! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

This would be so much fun.

Anonymous said...

I follow on FB

Art From My Table said...

Oh I would love to go! I'm free that weekend! I could use some fresh training that would help me in my leadership areas. :-)

Melody said...

That's so great.....hope you have a great time. I would so love to go but not an option for me right now.
btw:the post is up you were askinga bout: the most embarrassing moment of my life (not my most current post but the one before it)

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

Oh cindy I would love to go to this . i could never afford the 65.00 right now so winning this would be such a blessing. Of course i follow your blog

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

i get your updates via email

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

have your a to z memory button on my blog

Crystal said...

I would be able to drive to this - in fact, found it early last week and have the website bookmarked while I pray about it.

Lacey said...

Honestly? I looked at this conference last week and thought, "I'm not in a big leadership position at church. Just the behind-the-scenes ones. This must not be for me." But you make it sound so uplifting! I'd love to experience it with you!

Lacey said...

P.S. I also have your A-Z memory verse button on my blog!

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