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