American Spa's Women in Wellness Leadership Conference is heading west! On Monday, October 28, the award-winning event will be held for the first time on the west coast at the Waterfront Beach Resort Hotel in Huntington Beach, CA. Registration is slated to open in the coming weeks.
"Following the smashing success of our debut Women in Wellness event in New York, I received countless calls and emails from women all over the country, but in particular on the west coast, who weren’t able to make the cross country trip but were craving the type of experience we provided in New York," says Julie Keller Callaghan, founder of American Spa's Women in Wellness Leadership Conferences, and editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa. "So, we decided to deliver and create a west coast edition of this amazing event. I can’t wait to connect with our west coast sisterhood in October and create yet another incomparable leadership and networking experience."
American Spa's Women in Wellness Conference debuted in March of 2018 at Convene in New York City to rave reviews. The event included more than 230 women in the wellness space who participated in a variety of powerful keynote sessions and breakout workshops designed to help them thrive, grow, and develop personally and professionally. “It was an absolutely magical day, and I am and honored that so many incredible women worked so beautifully together to make it happen,” says Keller Callaghan. “The speakers were inspirational and thought-provoking, and the attendees were engaged, motivated, and moved to empower themselves and other women."
In 2018, American Spa was also named an ISPA Innovate Award winner for its women in wellness efforts. In addition to the leadership conferences, in 2017 American Spa also launched its inaugural Women in Wellness awards. Women in the wellness space were able to nominate themselves and their colleagues as leaders in the wellness industry for a number of different categories. A panel of wellness industry professionals and journalists then selected the winners, and a story was featured in American Spa's October issue and on American Spa online. The awards returned for the second time in 2018.
American Spa's first Women in Wellness Leadership Conference of 2019 took place at the Edison Ballroom on March 12. An impressive lineup of speakers, including Jean Chatzky and Carrie Kerpen, two acclaimed authors and experts in the fields of finance and business, spoke at the event.
More information on American Spa's Women in Wellness Leadership Conference on the west coast will be shared as it becomes available. Be sure to sign up for American Spa's Women in Wellness newsletter to keep up with the latest info. If you're interested in speaking at the event, apply here. If you're interested in sponsoring the event, contact Maura Igoe, director of sales—American Spa events, at [email protected].