EVERY WOMAN HAS A STORY AND EVERY STORY IS WORTH SHARING

The Let Her Speak Women’s Summit is a gathering to encourage women to share their life experiences. Every woman is invited to come to the table and make her voice heard. This half-day event includes a roundtable setting with opportunities to listen, learn, and grow from other women and to share your experiences, goals, and vision for your legacy and the future of our communities.

Summit Pre-Sale is February 2nd, 2023!

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2023 WOMEN’S SUMMIT

March 29 – 30, 2023

Lighthouse Knoxville
6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919

TENTATIVE 2023 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 29th | Welcome Reception

6:00 PM | DOORS OPEN

Lighthouse Knoxville, Side Deck

6:30 PM | THE FOUND PROJECT UNVEILING

Ashley Gurley, Ashley Gurley Photography

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | LIVE MUSIC

In Partnership with Free Women Waltzing Club

Thursday, March 30th | Women’s Summit

8:00 AM | DOORS OPEN

Lighthouse Knoxville, Main Room

9:00 AM | WELCOME

Catherine Porth, Let Her Speak

9:15 AM | FIRST STORYTELLER

Jasmine Newton, Javon Renee Portraits

10:00 AM | SECOND STORYTELLER

Ashley Gurley, Ashley Gurley Photography

10:45 AM | BREAK

Get Up and Stretch

11:05 AM | WORKSHOP PART 1

Nurturing Your Heart-Led Leadership facilitated by Bonnie Casamassima, Intuitive by Nature

11:35 AM | SURPRISE ACTIVITY

Details Will Be Released to Registered Attendees

12:20 PM | WORKSHOP PART 2

Nurturing Your Heart-Led Leadership facilitated by Bonnie Casamassima, Intuitive by Nature

1:00 PM | CLOSING SESSION + GROUP ACTIVITY

Catherine Porth, Let Her Speak

1:30 PM | LUNCH

Provided by Local Women-Owned Small Businesses

FEATURED STORYTELLERS

ASHLEY GURLEY | ASHLEY GURLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Ashley Gurley is an empowerer of women. She currently accomplishes this calling in her life through portrait photography. For the past five and a half years, Ashley has created award-winning and internationally featured portraits that help women of all ages feel seen, cherished, valued, and, yes, empowered.

As a sensitive soul, she knows how devastating it can be when you go through life feeling unseen, and how life-changing it can be when you finally feel seen.

When she doesn’t have a camera in her hand, you can generally find her adventuring with her husband and five kids, training her puppy, Lucy, or curled up with a great book and a cup of tea.

JASMINE NEWTON | JAVON RENEE PORTRAITS

Jasmine Newton, owner of Javon Renee Portraits, is a luxury portrait photographer based in Knoxville, TN. Specializing in branding and legacy portrait experiences, she is dedicated to empowering women through her lens. Originally from Chicago, IL, Jasmine founded her business in June 2015, after recognizing that the corporate ladder was not for her.

She is passionate about teaching fellow photographers and other creatives, helping them to discover their worth and take their businesses to new heights. Jasmine is also actively involved in her community as the leader of the Knoxville chapter of the Rising Tide Society, a member of the Mayor’s Maker Council, and Summit Chair for the Maker City Summit.

Her mission is to showcase the true essence of her clients and provide them with a beautiful portrait experience that promotes self-confidence, legacy and self-love.

BONNIE CASAMASSIMA | INTUITIVE BY NATURE

Combining over a decade of research-driven experience, her highly sensitive intuitive empathic mediumship abilities, and collaborative approach, Bonnie Casamassima founded Intuitive By Nature to support people in connecting more fully with their innate intuitive abilities to nurture their intentional quality of life. Bridging the research and practical worlds, she guides clients on how to nurture their productivity, well-being, and intuition using research-driven storytelling, the healing science of nature (biophilia), and mindfulness.

She is a Researcher and former Professor holding a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design focusing on Biophilia & Environmental Psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Design.

She loves her partner and his two incredible kids, travel, dancing to live music, hugs, and a good belly-laugh.

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VENUE & DIRECTIONS

LIGHTHOUSE KNOXVILLE

6800 Baum Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

Frequently Asked Questions

Let Her Speak’s Women’s Summit was the event that started it all. The purpose of the Summit is to bring together women from different backgrounds, industries, and perspectives to share their stories, connect at a deeper level, and work together to build a stronger support system for more women to become leaders in the community.

The topics discussed during the Summit can be very delicate in nature. Therefore, we limit registration to maintain a safe and supportive atmosphere.

The Summit is for any woman-identifying person who is searching for her village and a space to share her story, dreams, and legacy.

Due to the adult-nature of some of the topics discussed during the event, we ask that all attendees be 18 years or older.

While we love connecting with our male allies at many of our events – we ask to keep the Women’s Summit just for women attendees. We aim to create a safe space for women to be authentic and vulnerable.

If you are an ally for women – we encourage you to follow Let Her Speak and sign-up for our newsletter to learn about events that are open to anyone. We also have sponsorship opportunities available for The Women’s Summit if you would like to show your support. Please see that section on the Women’s Summit page (above).

Yes! Please message our team at this link letting us know you are requesting a scholarship to attend the Summit and they will give you the details.

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