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2019 Women’s Event Guide

Your Guide to Women’s Events in 2019

Women’s Events: Better than your average work convention:

I’ve been to my fair share of conventions during the course of my career. They generally involve several long speeches, a series of tedious working groups, some mediocre catered meals, and (if I’m lucky) a selection of interesting field trips. Due to the nature of my work, they also generally involve an overwhelming proportion of men to women – maybe 10:1 or more.

The Rise of Women’s Events

In the last decade or so, I’ve noticed an increasing number of large, sponsored events and conventions specifically aimed at women and women’s issues. The seeming difference between these types of conventions and the work-oriented ones I’ve attended in the past is that their focus is more directed at building the person instead of the job. Maybe this is just because they are different types of conventions, but I strongly suspect it has more to do with them being organized by and for women.

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women's events Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran via Flickr

Better by women, for women:

At She Explores Life, we believe that women, as a community, have much to teach and learn from each other. These events seem to have the same idea, and I’m eager to attend one of them in 2019 to see for myself. I’ve been doing some research in that vein, and happened across a number of inspiring options that I thought might interest our readership as well.

2019 Events:

Without further ado, I’m excited to provide you with this list of upcoming women’s events in 2019. They put on by a variety of organizations dedicated to empowering and connecting women across the country and the world. If you are interested in any of these events, be sure to make your reservations well ahead of time – they sell out quickly!

WOW Conference
WOW is one of the longest running women’s spirituality conferences. Since 1993 WOW has been providing a unique, intimate setting for women to create lasting change in their lives and in the world.

Where: Seattle, WA
When: February 15-17, 2019
Event Info: Women of Wisdom

Awaken Women’s Retreat

Relax and reconnect with yourself with a tribe of women in the Central Oregon wilderness. The three day weekend is filled with yoga, journaling, art and a whole lot of time outside. 

Where: Suttle Lake, OR

When: February 22-24

Event Info: Rooted & Open

Portland Women’s Expo
You can count finding the very best in samples, shopping, and the latest trends at the Portland Women’s Expo Event. Discover hundreds of new products and services on display by local and national businesses

Where: Portland, OR
When: March 2, 2019
Event Info: PDX Women’s Expo

Pacific Northwest Women’s Conference
Keep your eye out for more info to come.

Where: Clackamas, OR
When: March 14-16, 2019
Event Info: Pacific Northwest Women’s Conference

WE Local Bellevue
WE Local is a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) program that was developed to bring the excitement and energy of SWE’s annual conference – on a smaller scale – to our members’ backyards around the globe through local conferences.

Where: Bellevue, WA
When: April 5-6, 2019
Event Info: Society of Women Engineers

Women Deliver 2019 Conference
The world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.

Where: Vancouver, Canada
When: June 3-6, 2019
Event Info: Women Deliver

Rebelle Rally

The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Blending the love of driving with the ultimate challenge of precise navigation, the Rebelle tests your skills over 8 days of competition. It is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time, and distance using maps, compass, and roadbook.

Where: Nevada and California

When: October 10-19

Event Info: rebellerally.com

National Women’s Business Conference – Hosted by NAWBO
Join hundreds of women entrepreneurs as we come together to capitalize on this incredible moment in time, and do something about it. 

Where: Jacksonville, FL
When: October 13-15, 2019
Event Info: National Association of Women Business Owners

TED Women 2019
Where: Not Yet Announced
When: Not Yet Announced
Event Info: TEDWomen*

The 2018 TEDWomen conference takes place Nov. 28-30, 2018, in Palm Springs, CA, and is currently Sold Out. Subscribe on their website to receive information on the 2019 conference.

Featured image vie Rebelle Rally fb page

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Lisa Riley
Lisa Riley
Lisa is a Restoration Ecologist and Technical Writer from Bend, OR. Her work takes her across the western half of the country, putting plants in the ground and trying to do her part to save the planet. When stuck in the office, it is generally to write proposals, planting designs, weed control plans, and other technical documents (nothing remotely interesting or fun). Lisa has always loved to write, but has only been published by Annette (bless her heart) in her former publication, True North, and in the one she currently edits, Red Tricycle. Reading, writing and exploring the world are what Lisa loves to do (besides saving the planet), and She Explores Life is an attempt to integrate them all into something bigger. She is just looking forward to seeing where this all takes us!
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