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The Aspire 2020 Reinvent Virtual Conference
In this new era, it is critical to make time for our well-being, career planning and visibility. With so many changes, we must reevaluate at speed and stand out in our lives, careers and as businesses and organizations. Join women from across the world as we reinvent ourselves and create a career and life of impact and visibility.
Do you have a plan for your career right now?
How will you stand out in a new and challenging marketplace?
Do you have the latest tools to manage higher levels of stress?
Can you make a difference to the issues that are important to you?
Join Dr Sam Collins, named as ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty The Queen and ‘A Woman Shaping the World’ by CNN as she curates and leads this new event with 15 hand picked speakers from around the world.
What are women saying about our first virtual conference?
October 14 - Reinventing You - Life, Work, Career
- Enjoy a life and career rebrand and makeover.
- Create a new vision, and discover your purpose, values and passions.
- Give yourself the time and space to think and create the 'new you'.
- Gain access to speakers, collaborators and mentors providing role models, guidance, perspective and leadership.
- Explore the lifestyle, self-care and health choices needed to achieve your rebrand.
- Reinvent 'work/life' balance and know how to integrate peace and calm into your daily life.
October 15 - Reinventing Other - Organization, Community, World
- Receive tools to scale your presence, impact and visibility.
- Think through your passions and how you can make a bigger difference to others.
- Gain new ideas on how to overcome obstacles and challenges to influence the projects, causes and issues important to you.
- Draft a workable plan you feel good about to get you from here to there over time.
- Establish new contacts and be part of an inspiring network and peer group of women.
“I thought, I need to reinvent myself. I want every day of life to be wonderful, fascinating, interesting, creative. And what am I gonna do to make that happen?”
Karen Allen, Actress
Our new program includes:
* Powerful talks/interviews and interactive sessions.
* Recorded sessions that you can watch at a time to suit you and repeat for new insights.
* Engaging content with exercises and step by step tools and exercises (not just listening to speaker after speaker).
* Online networking, conversations and collaborations with like minded women across the world.
We have been creating pioneering events for 20 years across the globe. Our new virtual events are being described as “different to any other virtual event, inspiring, powerful, space to think, practical, innovative, fun, life changing and empowering”.
$595 Corporate | $495 Self-funding and not -for-profits | Scholarships are available
October 14 and 15 - 9am - 2pm EST each day with optional networking before and after the event.
One day tickets are available. Recording only tickets are available. All sessions are recorded for flexibility in attendance.BOOK NOW
"Part spiritual vision quest, part holistic spa retreat and a hard core career and life makeover experience for corporate, non-profit and education warrior women"
Be. Do. Have. Results! LLC, USA
"Two days of pure positivity, inspiration, powerful insights and amazing takeaways. This was my first LIVE virtual event. It was remarkable"
Personage Corporation, India
"It was phenomenal, somehow even more intimate for being online. Can you imagine going to a zoom conference which leaves you wanting more? THE BEST online conference I have ever experienced"
Sara Traynor Coaching, UK
"Totally life changing and refreshing. Meeting women from all over the world was mind blowing and humbling. Celebratory, enlightening, encouraging and thought provoking at the same time even though it was taking place virtually. Best conference ever and I totally mean it"
St Abigails Schools Isolo Lagos & St Abigails Women Initiatives, Nigeria
"The speakers, energy, and connections are amazing. I loved how spirituality was intermingled/balanced with business and productivity"
10% discount on normal the rate for 2 people
15% discount for 3-5 people
20% discount for 6-9 people
10 people plus – email us for a quote
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The Aspire Reinvent Conference 2020 Agenda
October 14/15 2020
PST and UK Timing
October 13 – Pre Networking Event Get Together
10am/6pm for 1 hour
October 14 – Day 1
5.30am/1.30pm – Attendee Networking & Registration
6am/2pm | Dr Sam Collins, Founder and CEO, Aspire – Welcome and Introduction
6.45am/2.45pm | Cari Guittard, Professor, Hult International Business School, USA – ” Level Up, Pivot, Force Multiply – Start Here and Go Forth” (THIS SESSION IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO A LOCAL POWER OUTAGE FOR THE SPEAKER)
7am/3pm | Lilly Lewis, Women’s Justice Advocate, UK – “Finding your Rainbow in the Rain”
7.35am/3.35pm | BREAK
7.50am/3.50pm | Charlotte Housden, Occupational Psychologist, Consultant and Photographer, UK “Spoon by Spoon – How We Give Ourselves Away and How We Can Get Ourselves Back”
8.15am/4.15pm | Marelda Rodrigues, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach & Founder, Move Beyond Grief – “Emotional Wellness: 3 Secrets to Release Overwhelm, Boost Confidence and Be Wildly Successful!”
8.40am/4.4opm | Mashal Peerzada, Founder and CEO, Yellow Brick Creative Development, Pakistan – “Backstory – An Introspective Journey to Enable Resilience and Self-Belief”
9.05am/5.05pm | BREAK
9.20am/5.20pm Liz Doherty, Fiddle Player and Teacher, Ireland – “Made for More – The story of my Re-Inventive Contribution”
9.45am/5.45pm | Karen Axalan, Encourager Advisor, World Pulse, Philippines – “A Revolution of Encouragers: How Encouragement Helped Me Process My Healing”
10.10am/6.10pm | Michelle Carvill, Director, Carvill Creative / The Online Digital Academy, UK – “How do you Show Up – First impressions in a Digital World”
10.35am/6.35pm | Quiet Time/Reflection
10.40am/6.40pm | ‘Expect a Miracle’ Help Exchange and Networking
11.00am/7pm Bonus Session Interview | Suzanne Steele, Managing Director, Adobe, Australia and New Zealand – “Now is the Moment, Leading with Authenticity”
11.25am/7.25pm – Action & Enquiry
11.30pm/7.30pm – Attendee Networking
12pm/8pm – Close
October 15 – Day 2
5.30am/11.30am – Attendee Networking & Registration
6am/2pm | Dr Sam Collins, Founder and CEO, Aspire UK and USA – “Women Leaders as a Catalyst for Global Change
6.45am/2.45pm | Rebecca Dawson, Speaker, Author, Channeler, Australia – “Waking Up in a New Reality – from 3D to 5D and beyond”
7.10am/3.10pm | Nasreen Sheikh, The Empowerment Collective, Nepal – “Turning Trauma into Power”
7.35am/3.35pm | BREAK
7.50am/3.50pm | Georgia Varjas. Author, Speaker, Coach, Step Up & Stand Out, Spain – “How To Gain Confidence, Courage & Creativity To Step Up & Stand Out”
8.15am/4.15pm | Hawwah Abdullahi Gambo, Gender Advocacy Journalist and Social Entrepreneur, Nigeria –“Emerge and Survive”
8.40am/4.40pm | Claire Dale, Director, Companies in Motion, UK – “How a ‘Make-Over’ Can Change The World”
9.05am/5.05pm | BREAK
9.20am/5.20pm | Ariel Patricia, CEO and Founder of Sacred Stories Media, USA – “Be Part of the Forest, Not the Lone Tree”
9.45am/5.45am | Karen Sherman, President, Akilah Institute, USA – “Change the Status Quo for Women and Girls”
10.10am/6.10pm | Dr Sam Collins – Finale Session & Call to Action
11.30am/7.30pm – Networking & Connections Time
12pm/8pm – Close
There are a number of scholarship places available at each Aspire for Equality event.
These places are open to trailblazing individuals working to develop themselves and change the world.
Please complete the scholarship application HERE.
“I just wanted to thank you, thank you, thank you for the opportunity for a scholarship and the opportunity to attend such an incredible event. I could go on and on! But in short, it was a f****** revelation.” – Sheryl Plant, Press Officer, Breast Cancer Care
Sam Collins, Founder and CEO Aspire for Equality, USA
“Powerful Communication for Personal, Organizational and Social Change”
Sam Collins is a leading international voice on leadership and equality, a social entrepreneur, speaker and author. She founded Aspire nearly 20 years ago when she was just 30 years old, now a globally sought after organization that empowers and equips women to lead change in life, work and world. She has lived, traveled and worked in the UK, Europe, Canada, Africa, India, Australia and the US.
Cari Guittard, Professor, Hult International Business School, USA
“Level Up, Pivot, Force Multiply – Start Here and Go Forth”
Cari Guittard develops, deploys and manages strategic global partnerships, crisis management response and thought leadership efforts for senior clients. She has expertise in global affairs, corporate diplomacy, crisis management, cyber security, international negotiations, women’s leadership/gender intelligence, strategic communications, public diplomacy and national security issues and efforts. Guittard, who received The Most Inspirational Faculty Award in 2018, serves as a graduate Leadership Professor at Hult.
Charlotte Housden, Occupational Psychologist, Consultant and Photographer, UK
“Spoon by Spoon – How We Give Ourselves Away and How We Can Get Ourselves Back”
Charlotte is an Occupational Psychologist and writer and has worked in people development for 25 years. In September 2019 she left a senior role in a global consultancy to reinvent herself as a full-time writer. She is currently working on her book Spoon by Spoon, interviewing 100 people overcoming obstacles, using their resilience and determination to transition into new careers and lives. Spoon by Spoon uncovers how we lose ourselves to work and relationships.
Suzanne Steele, Managing Director, Adobe, Australia and New Zealand
“Now is the Moment – Leading with Authenticity”
Suzanne is a customer-centric leader who understands the importance of client relationships to competitive differentiation and growth. Adobe ANZ is at the forefront of a market where no industry is immune from digital disruption. She has 25+ years’ experience in leading and motivating management teams across data, software and analytics businesses, with her work abroad in North America, the UK and Singapore including senior roles at Visa Europe, CACI London, Experian and Morgan Stanley.
Claire Dale, Director, Companies in Motion, UK
“How a ‘Make-Over’ Can Change The World”
Leading exponent of Physical Intelligence, and co-author of award-winning book, Physical Intelligence (Simon & Schuster, 2019). Her background is in Contemporary dance and she led her own dance company to European critical acclaim during the 1990s representing Great Britain in a number of high-profile Contemporary dance seasons. She also had great fun creating works for Sir Paul McCartney, Alsop Architects, CandoCo and L’Oreal as well as working on many theatre productions. Her passion for the human body, inspired her to develop the concept of Physical Intelligence, pulling together years of research into physiology, bio-chemistry and anatomy, to support peak performance.
Georgia Varjas. Author, Speaker, Coach, Step Up & Stand Out, Spain
“How To Gain Confidence, Courage & Creativity To Step Up & Stand Out”
Georgia Varjas is a women’s leadership specialist, blogger, author, coach and speaker, who empowers and encourages women to step up and stand out so that they can be heard, understood, and ultimately believed. She has written almost 200 blogs about women empowerment and feminist issues. Her latest book Rule It! How To Step Up & Stand Out On Video, Stage & Page was published in March 2020. It is the follow-up book to The Rule Breakers Guide published in July 2019. Georgia is uniquely placed within the women’s leadership field bringing to it energy, confidence, and wisdom which stems from her 25-year career as a musician, performance poet, playwright and author, in the showbiz world.
Hawwah Abdullahi Gambo, Gender Advocacy Journalist and Social Entrepreneur, Nigeria
“Emerge and Survive”
Hawwah was born in Kaduna state on 18th February 1976, into a polygamous family of 23 children, for anyone who knows what Northern Nigeria was in those years, they’d know 99% of women are uneducated, her mother was one of those 99%. She attended an all-Girls school and studied Mass Communication. After the mandatory National Youth Service Corps for Nigerian graduates in 2006, she proceeded to get her first post graduate qualification in Education from the National Teachers Institute in 2007 and a Master of Arts in Multimedia Journalism from Bournemouth University. She is currently a divorced mother of 5, and the CEO/Publisher of an online gender advocacy publication sheroes.ng, and the blog dladyofmysteries.blogspot.com.
Karen Axalan, Encourager Advisor, World Pulse, Philippines
“A Revolution of Encouragers: How Encouragement Helped Me Process My Healing”
Karen Axalan is a Digital Ambassador and the Encourager Advisor of World Pulse, a global social network of women. She supports the World Pulse Team in enhancing its Encourager Program. She is also a three-time World Pulse Featured Storyteller. She is an inspirational writer, an encourager, a wife and a mother.
Karen Sherman, President, Akilah Institute, USA
“Change the Status Quo for Women and Girls”
Karen Sherman has spent her life advocating for women in war-torn and transitional countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Kosovo, and the former Soviet Union. Throughout her 30-year career in global development, Sherman has met and interviewed thousands of women. Their remarkable stories of strength, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness fuel what she believes to be true: championing women’s education and economic participation has the power to transform the lives of women and the future of families, communities, societies, and, ultimately, the world.
Mashal Peerzada, Founder and CEO, Yellow Brick Creative Development, Pakistan
“Backstory – An Introspective Journey to Enable Resilience and Self-Belief”
Mashal, Founder and CEO of Yellow Brick Creative Development is a writer, director and producer for theatre, and television with more than thirteen years of practical experience in production, creating global arts and cultural programs, designing arts education curriculums and creative leadership development across a wide cross section of industries. As a passionate believer in the transformative power of the arts and in the ability of the creative arts to build a more pluralistic and humanistic world, Mashal founded Yellow Brick as a way to use that magic as a medium of advocacy, equity and self exploration to create authentic, inclusive, inspirational content.
Michelle Carvill, Director, Carvill Creative / The Online Digital Academy, UK
“How do you Show Up – First impressions in a Digital World”
Michelle Carvill is a strategic marketer, digital agency founder, consultant, trainer, speaker and four times published author in the digital marketing and social media space. Michelle’s had a career in strategic marketing for over 30 years. And whilst in Michelle’s view, there’s nothing like hands-on experience to truly understand how things work, real-world challenges and how to overcome them, she is a fully qualified strategic marketer, with a MA in Marketing Strategy, a CIM Diploma and a Fellowship at the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Nasreen Sheikh, The Empowerment Collective, Nepal
“Turning Trauma into Power”
A 20 something year-old with resolute determination. Nasreen Sheikh does not know her birthday or exact age. In her native village bordering India and Nepal. Girls births are are not officially recorded. Determined to empower disadvantaged women, Nasreen managed to secure a loan and founded Local Women’s Handicrafts in 2015. Nasreen spoke at a several conferences and soon afterwards founded Empowerment Collective. Nasreen will spend most of 2020 focusing on expanding her vision. She is currently working on the ground in rural villages helping 1000’s of people with food and medicine and empowering women with skills and education.
Rebecca Dawson, Speaker, Author, Channeler, Australia
“Waking Up in a New Reality – from 3D to 5D and beyond”
Rebecca Dawson is an international speaker, author and pioneer in the wisdom of the New Human with over 25 years experience in guiding people into their greatest capacity for potential. With a background in anthropology and psychology, and an ability to acutely observe the human energy field, Rebecca has been actively involved in the research and mapping of collective shifts, and revealing patterns of structural change that is ushering humanity into a new era of creation. Rebecca facilitates workshops, retreats, tours and personal and corporate consultations around the world. She is the author of several books and numerous publications, including “The New Human Experience”.
Liz Doherty, Fiddle Player and Teacher, Ireland
“Made for More – The story of my Re-Inventive Contribution”
Liz Doherty is a fiddle player and teacher from Co. Donegal, Ireland. She has recently escaped 25 years of academic life to set up a new company, I Teach Trad to offer training and continuing professional development for Irish traditional music teachers. Her academic credentials include a PhD, and she was recently awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her research and teaching in this field. She is a member of Culture Ireland’s Expert Advisory Committee and, as part of her newly re-invented life, has just worked as a music producer on a TV music series, Fleadh 2020.
Ariel Patricia, CEO and Founder of Sacred Stories Media, USA
“Be Part of the Forest, Not the Lone Tree”
Patricia is CEO and Founder of Sacred Stories Media, a conscious online media network. She is ordained from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York and she has earned her Master of Arts in Education and her Bachelor of Science in Business. Her volunteer work includes serving as a Member of the Board of Directors for Navicore Solutions and for Speak Feed Lead Project. She is the author of four books, has worked in the corporate and educational worlds for many years, and proudly served six years as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Lilly Lewis, Women's Justice Advocate, UK
Lilly Lewis, ex offender, survivor of domestic abuse and victim turned perpetrator. She is a Woman’s Justice advocate for Appeal London and the 2019 Centre for Women’s Justice and Emma Humphries Award winner for raising awareness of abuse to women and children by men. Having spent 4 years in prison of an 8 year sentence and losing her children to the care system, she decided to find her rainbow in the rain. Once released from custody, she wanted to hide away, however she realized she had to be the voice for woman who had lost there’s. She spends her days writing, meditating, exercising and trying to be addicted to a healthy lifestyle. She knows she is just an ordinary woman, who one day will achieve extraordinary things.
Marelda Rodrigues, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach & Founder, Move Beyond Grief
Marelda Rodrigues, FMCHC, CNMT, of Move Beyond Grief, is a Grief Massage Therapist and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, author, speaker, traveler and culinary enthusiast, with over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness space. Marelda’s wellness coaching programs help clients with mindset, food and lifestyle habits vital to staying healthy, adapting to losses, and building emotional resilience. Her clients emerge from their transformation feeling revitalized, confident, and powerful.