2017 Event

March 10-11, 2017


What an amazing 2-day event this year! Our feedback forms from last year’s event said it needed to be longer, so that’s what we did! We added a kick-off event on Friday, March 10, 2017 featuring Emmanual Itier’s documentary Femme: Women Healing the World. What a powerful film and the perfect way to kick off this empowering weekend. Victoria Trabosh was the sponsor for this fantastic event.

 

Our Saturday event, held in Gaiser Hall at Clark College was a huge success. Wonderful speakers, great takeaways, swag bags chock full of goodies, fabulous plant-based eats, incredible vendors with collectibles galore, coffee, cupcakes (!), scrumptious connections with great people, empowerment, smiles, tears, just a moving day all around.

We’re happy to have Michelle Bart with NWCAVE as our non-profit partner with all the proceeds funding their cause of informing, educating and preventing violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally. We’re proud to carry on the powerful (and very necessary!) tradition of empowering and celebrating women during Women’s History Month. (See History below.)

Each year, we ask the community to nominate a Pebble Rebel and each year’s winner is the following year’s

recipient of net proceeds from our Women’s Festival. Michelle Bart with NWCAVE was the 2016 winner of this award! The Women’s Festival Pacific Northwest is proud to recognize and honor women who are making a positive difference in their community by awarding the Pebble Rebel Award.

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Meet Our Festival Speakers!

Dr. Gloria Arroyo-Grubbs
Speaker
Dr. Gloria Arroyo-Grubbs, DC, BA, BS has over 20 years experience in the health care industry and is passionate about her community; working to ensure a better health future for all cultures in the Pacific Northwest.
Jewels Muller
Speaker
Jewels Muller is a wife and a mother of twin boys. She is the Founder and CEO of Chicks Connect Mastermind Support Network. She has an amazing passion for life and helping others reach their dreams. Jewels' speech topic is The Gifts in Adversity.
Patty DeDominic
Speaker
Patty DeDominic is a Business Coach for high-achieving professionals and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Obama in October 2015 for all the amazing work she does to make a difference in women's lives and in economic development and leadership.
Janet M. Kevan
Speaker
Janet M. Kevan is the Founder and CEO of A Kindhuman Company, home to 6 amazing operations servicing the nation, a published author and an international guest speaker; working with & mentoring women around the world.
Sophia Treyger
Roundtable speaker
Sophia Treyger empowers women to BE 100% themselves so that they can easily attract genuine, loving, enriching, and uplifting relationships into their lives. Sophia has an extensive background in couples/sex therapy, as a yoga instructor and energy healer, and as a community organizer.
Vanessa Truett
Roundtable Speaker
Back by popular demand! Vanessa's career has focused on social justice, and gender-specific organizations; using her skills in research, networking, grant-writing, major donor cultivation and diversity/advocacy training, she’s obtained $250,000+ in local nonprofit agency grants.
Cecelia Towner
Speaker
Cecelia believes in the power of the everyday person to make significant change in the world through living heartfully and authentically. She has changed lives through teaching healthy relationship principles in partnership with dogs through dog training.
Kelly McNelis
Speaker
Kelly McNelis is the founder and creator of Women for One, a destination for women ready and willing to make life happen. She travels the world as a speaker, teacher, and facilitator of workshops, helping others tap into lives powered by truth. Kelly's speech topic is Embrace Your Voice and Make Life Happen.
Michelle Nagel
Speaker
Michelle Nagel is a Transformational Trainer, Master Herbalist, energy therapist, and the President and Founder of Soul Shift™, Inc. She has been leading workshops for over 15 years, empowering people to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.Michelle's speech topic is Is Your Childhood Hijacking Your Life?
Cultivate. Create. Change.

Looking for sponsors to help fund this very important event.

March 10, 6pm-?
March 11, 9am-5pm
Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

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History

The International Women’s Festival was first conceived in 2009 in Santa Barbara, California by Patty DeDominic for the sole purpose of connecting women with the tools and resources they need to flourish and prosper in all aspects of their busy lives, giving them a sense of empowerment.

2016 was a hit!

Catered Continental breakfast and lunch, Native American blessing, 7 amazing speakers, ice cream and smoothies, goody bags, workshop table sessions, Pebble Rebel Award Ceremony, vendor tables, and after-party.