Registration 2018 is OPEN

$95 Early Bird Special

$125 after January 31, 2018

$25 Students & Apprentices

k-12 Student scholarships available


Conference Agenda

March 8, 2018 – 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

We've created an agenda that's full of inspiration, education, and motivation for women and men in nontraditional careers. Highlights include:

8:00–9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Implicit Bias and Social Justice ~ Dr. Cameron Wedding

Michelle Loney ~ Self Defense Expert, Owner of Warrior Girl

Conflict Resolution, Self Advocacy, Respectful Workplace panel

"There is No Prince Charming":  Financial Independence Workshop ~ Karen Dry

Women Leaders in Education and Training

"influential Conversationalist" Jen Mueller

4:00–6:00 p.m. Closing Reception


Conference Speakers


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Dr. Rita Cameron Wedding, A sought-after, highly engaging presenter, consultant, and trainer whose expertise covers gender, diversity and social justice. Dr. Cameron Wedding is a national and international trainer on implicit bias and will start the day the with a thought provoking and inspiring presentation.


Jen Mueller is a 17-year sports broadcasting veteran, and she currently serves as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter.  She is also part of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team on ROOT Sports. In addition to her work on the sidelines, Jen launched Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 and teaches business professionals how to improve communication and leverage fandom in business. 

Conference Emcee

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Tracey Conway reigned for ten years as Seattle’s premiere funny lady, performing weekly before live audiences on the television sketch comedy show Almost Live! The Emmy-winning actress was completing a live taping of the comedy show when her heart stopped beating and she literally dropped dead from sudden cardiac arrest. Twenty minutes later, paramedics shocked her heart into beating again. Overcoming 20-to-1 odds, she survived and turned her miraculous recovery into laugh-out-loud yet poignant presentations that have wowed everyone from maximum-security inmates to Oprah Winfrey.


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