The Event

March 10 and 11, 2017

A Safe Space To Be Authentically You

We are the Pacific Northwest branch of an International non-profit organization that’s sole purpose is to celebrate and empower women and people identifying as women during Women’s History month and around International Women’s Day (March 8th every year). Our event offers a nurturing day filled with AMAZING speakers, vendors, catered meal and snacks, and giveaways galore! This is a safe space to be vulnerable and authentically you. Read our WOManifesto.

Now a Friday night and Saturday event!

Saturday will feature powerhouse speakers sharing their wisdom and nuggets of inspiration to lift and empower each guest, leaving you with the encouragement you may have been seeking going in. As usual, our event is catered from our continental breakfast to lunch to amazing treats throughout the day. We’ll have interactive workshops, amazing artisans and inspiration galore!

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.

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Join us Friday for our Pre-Event Film Screening of the powerful movie ‘Femme’ that features interviews with 100 influential women from all over the world, including Gloria Steinem, Sharon Stone, Marianne Williamson and Angela Davis. We’ll have some beverages and bites on hand while hobnobbing with our VIP. (Guest list is on the QT.) You won’t want to miss it! Tickets are just $10 for the evening with all net proceeds benefitting NWCAVE. Our own 2016 keynote speaker, Victoria Trabosh, is our premier sponsor for this lovely evening.

The International Women’s Festival Pacific Northwest

Pre-Event Film Screening of ‘Femme’ and VIP Meet-&-Greet

Friday, March 10, doors open at 6pm
Clark College Foster Auditorium
1933 Fort Vancouver Way,
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598

International Women’s Festival

Saturday, March 11, 9am-5pm
Clark College Gaiser Hall
1933 Fort Vancouver Way,
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598

Visit Our Vendors All Day!

Open to public.

Saturday, March 11, 9am-5pm
Clark College Gaiser Hall
1933 Fort Vancouver Way,
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598

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Check Out Our Vendors and Artists 

Meet Saturday’s Festival Speakers!

Read more about these amazing women and their speech topics.

Dr. Gloria Arroyo-Grubbs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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.