The Power of Sisterhood Conference

Nevertheless We Persist ~ The Enduring Legacy of Sisterhood

Join us for a celebration of the power of sisterhood! And learn how you can pay it forward. Are you passionate about supporting women and girls to participate more fully in their lives, in their communities, and in shaping our country and the world? Are you yearning to join a sisterhood of women who are also wanting to uplift and empower women and girls? Then this is the perfect conference for you!

Experience two days of inspiration, sisterhood and the opportunity to find your unique niche in a world that needs you to step vibrantly into your own power (with the support of your sisters, of course).

September 2-3, 2017

9am-5pm daily in the Great Room

Conference Fee:  $295


NOTE:  Space is limited to the first 100 women who register.


SUNDAY LARSON believes every woman has a story to tell, every woman’s voice is sacred, and every woman's story should be included in the cauldron of HerStory. The life journey as experienced by women is not the same as that experienced by men. Join Sunday to explore the 'Other Journey', the continuum known only to women. Inspired by her education in the disciplines of Women’s Literature, Art History, and Semiotics, Sunday includes the parallel patterns of ancient myths, women's literature, and natural processes in guiding women in refining the voice, mission, and message of their creative and generative projects.  For information on Sunday and her work, visit www.SundayLarson.

BETH BRYCE is an award-winning career coach, working with professional women, small business owners, and others looking to transform their careers into their life’s work by creating an action plan, eliminating self-doubt and obstacles, increasing confidence to take brave risks and massive action to realize their goals.  Beth is a graduate of our Facilitator Training Program and enjoys hosting women retreats.  She is a co-author in the anthology, Women on Fire:  Volume 2, her chapter is titled, “I’m Marrying Me”.  In her free time, Beth supports organizations that enhance the quality of life for youth and women.  For information on Beth and her work, visit

SHONDRA JEPPERSON is an alumni of the Juilliard School of Drama with an impressive resume of acting & performance credits of 40 years in the entertainment business. Along with formal training and musical theatre, her music roots are in Rock, Pop & Blues having led her own show bands and Rock bands performing nightly shows and concerts in Reno and Las Vegas throughout southern California, including her own shows on many popular cruise ships. Shondra is also a voice, acting, performance & life coach. Her awards for community service include PWG’s You Make a Difference Award, Good Morning Sedona Special Achievement Award, NAWBO 2017 Community Involvement Award and awarded along with her partner, Tom, the prestigious AZ Foundation’s Spirit of Sedona Award 2013 Business Benefactor of the Year. For more info visit

CHRISTINE WAGNER is the creator of Power2Thrive, a natural mentoring program of workshops and experiences for women and girls. She is the author of the soon-to-be published book, Power2Thrive: The Power of Mentoring through the Voices of Women and GirlsChristine is an internationally experienced workforce development specialist and curriculum designer, and leads workshops and retreats for women in transition all over the country.  Christine recently became a partner in the Sedona Women’s Institute, her experience and passion being a welcome addition to our commitment to expanding our programs worldwide.  For information on Christine and her work, visit


KAREN ELY is a speaker, facilitator, mentor and author who inspires audiences of women of all ages, incomes and backgrounds to live to their full potential.  She is the founder and director of the Sedona Women’s Institute, one of the country’s premier women’s personal growth programs, which has offered hundreds of programs and touched thousands of women all over the world since its inception in 2003.  Karen is also the author of five well-received books, including:  Daring to Dream: Reflections on the Year I Found Myself, A Retreat of My Own, Breathing Space: Mini-Retreats for the Heart & Soul, 21 Days of Gratitude and 21 Stepping Stones to a More Peaceful, Meaningful Life. A Safe Place to Stand will be published in 2018.  Karen is an experienced facilitator with a commitment to assisting women in creating and living authentic lives of passion and joy.  For information on Karen and her work, visit

SHARON HOOPER is a Professional Certified Coach. With decades of high-level business experience, award-winning corporate ownership and strong vision, Sharon blends together a unique and boldly calibrated mix of logic, specific skills, intuition and vision, entwined to provide the best possible solutions for the optimal results to bring client’s visions to fruition. Her latest writing will soon become an ebook on Kindle: From Dreams to Action: A Proven Method to Achieve Your Goals. Sharon is passionate about teaching and supporting women how to design and strategize their passions into achievable and exciting plans of action. Sharon is a faculty member for the Sedona Women’s Institute, having facilitated many programs since its inception in 2003.  For more information on Sharon and her work, please visit


BARBARA LITRELL is dedicated to the spiritual, social, political and economic empowerment of women and has modeled that in her career and in her community activities.  She began her career as a French teacher in New York followed by a 28 year career in advertising sales and management with The New York Times and as publisher of national women's magazines including Working Woman, Working Mother and McCall’s. After moving to Arizona in 2002, she gained experience as a real estate agent, as President of Keep Sedona Beautiful environmental organization, and as Executive Director of Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition providing volunteers to assist seniors to be able to stay in their homes. She campaigned and won election to Sedona City Council where she served from 2010-2014. She is currently president of 3 local organizations:  the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley; University Women of Sedona; and the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley.  After 10 years of leading Mary Magdalene celebrations in Sedona, Barbara is working on a book about when a woman experiences her "Magdalene Moment" - that moment when she is no longer defined by others, she knows herself and her gifts, and she speaks truth to power.   

More than any time in modern history, our country and the world needs women to stand up ~ for themselves, for their mothers, daughters, granddaughters, girlfriends ~ for all women and girls.

Have you felt the pull to do something to support, guide and empower women & girls . . . but aren’t sure how to begin?  Or maybe you’ve begun but would love to have some guidance and support along the way?

Perhaps you’re yearning to be in a community of like-minded women, all searching for a way to create a better world for themselves and the women and girls they love.  Or perhaps you want to engage in a larger way to enhance your community, your country or the world. 

You are not alone and . . . and you don’t need to do it alone!

OUR TWO DAYS TOGETHER will help you redefine your own personal power and shift into action by:

  •  Discovering and giving voice to your dreams.
  •  Gathering strength to support your dreams.
  •  Creating a plan to realize your dreams.
  •  Recognizing the power of sisterhood to support and guide you as you step into a more powerful, engaged life.
  •  Moving back into the world with a circle of sisters to support you in bringing your dreams to reality.

DURING THE TWO-DAY CONFERENCE, you will explore, discover and make a plan to support guide and empower women and girls . . . in your special way.  You will be supported, guided, inspired and uplifted by our extraordinary facilitators and the power of sisterhood.

YOU WILL RETURN HOME with the strength of your sisters to support you as you move forward in a more powerful, meaningful way.  Whether you’re looking for the confidence to step into the political field, join a women’s movement, start a business, or ease the younger generation into authentic lives of their own, your new sisters will have your back.

Come alone, come with a friend or come with a group . . . but come and join a sisterhood experience that has the capacity to change your life . . . and the lives of other women and girls.

 Guidance and support for your Sisterhood Circle, including monthly conference calls and a private online “coffee shop” for sharing ideas, finding support, and cheering each other on.