An All Inclusive Retreat where Women Entrepreneurs
LEARN , GROW, and CULTIVATE CONNECTIONS
September 25th -27th, 2020
The Powderhorn Ranch, Douglas,WY
Join us in the foothills of the Laramie Range in central Wyoming for two days of refreshment, connection and practical takeaways.
We will spend the days learning from inspiring speakers surrounded by mountain views and like minded women. The evenings will be spent relaxing and connecting with fellow attendees and speakers over s'mores and camp fire chats.
This year's retreat is all about connection - connecting to the why behind your business, connecting with your customers, and of course connecting with each other.
Leave energized with valuable tools to implement in your business.
What's Included in the The Gathering?
Two nights of creekside accommodations with beautiful mountain views.Attendees will share beautifully furnished rooms and each attendee will have their own bed. If you are attending with a friend you can request your roommate during registration.
ALL meals from arrival at The Powderhorn until departure.
Delicious home cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner with snacks in between.
We promise you won't go hungry!
This year's retreat includes a welcome party Friday evening, workshop sessions, panel discussions and breakouts!
Begin each day with Power Flow Yoga (optional)
Limited to only 22 attendees. The Gathering offers an intimate learning experience. You will have the opportunity to connect with the speakers as well as fellow attendees.
5 VIP Experience Tickets Available
Meet Your 2020 Speakers
Jill Winger is the founder of The Prairie Homestead, an online space dedicated to helping people who feel disenchanted by modern life and want to return to their roots without foregoing modern conveniences.
Her practical and authentic style of teaching and storytelling has won the hearts of over 750,000 homesteaders across social media who look to her for advice.
Jill has been featured in People magazine, Farm & Ranch Living magazine, Women's World, and Buzzfeed, and is the best-selling author of The Prairie Homestead Cookbook (2019). She resides on the Wyoming prairie with her husband, three children, and more farm animals than she can count.
Jill is joining us this year as a keynote speaker as well as leading workshop and break out sessions on knowing your customer and e-mail marketing.
Michelle Gifford is a brand strategist who believes your business is part of your purpose and is passionate about helping women take their business from a dream into a reality and into a money making, world changing business.
Michelle started her first business 13 years ago and has been growing businesses while raising her family ever since. Raised on a ranch in Utah, she believes we can raise our babies in a small town and create a business that makes you money.
Michelle will be leading a workshop and sharing her Core Content Creation Formula.
Ginger Johnson is a professional speaker, author of the Connectivity Canon & coach on human connection.
She hosts lively & interactive workshops that will amp up your speaking and connecting skills. She believes that learning to be an effective & influential speaker helps you live the life – and build the business – you want and love.
Having started her first company in 2002, she’s excited and driven to help leaders, entrepreneurs, and other high-performers to become world-class connectors.
Ginger lives in Oregon with husband, and their faithful companion, Züc.
Ginger will lead a truly life-changing exercise to help you find your why, understand where it comes from and how to utilize it to build the life & business you love.
Cathy Holman is a city girl gone country all for the love of a Cowboy. She started her blog, PrairieWifeInHeels.com, 6 years ago and has since grown her brand as a media personality.
During the week you can catch her morning show Doc and Prairie Wife on My Country 95.5 .
Cathy also travels around the state of Wyoming speaking and spreading her message of living a life of grit and grace as well as emceeing for charity events.
Cathy will be leading a break out session on creating successful influencer partnerships with businesses.
Lacey Lind is an expert on all things bookkeeping. She handles accounts for corporate ranches, farms, and businesses. She is a mom of 5 and a 4th generation farmer.
As a self proclaimed ag advocate she helps raise awareness on the challenges facing farmers and ranchers today.
Lacey will be leading a break out session on bookkeeping for your business.
Laura is a handmade jewelry creator and the owner of Pure Impressions Design.
She LOVES creating hand stamped jewelry that inspires you to live your best life. She has a passion for helping people express their personal style and inspiring them to live their best life.
Her beautiful work has been featured in Woman's Day magazine and she has been wildly successful selling on Etsy. She is an expert on selling handmade.
Laura will be leading a break out session on selling handmade online including Etsy and Shopify.
Thea Larsen is a storyteller, strategist, and expert in the western lifestyle space.
Thea hosts western lifestyle platforms that are equal parts aspiration and action. Dedicated to connecting with women, both personally and professionally, to be inspired and encouraged to tenaciously pursue a life that makes you irrevocably confident by mastering it all – fashion, family, friends, home, career … ALL of it.
In these spaces she shares her adventures in attempting to conquer life’s dynamic roles and seasons as a ranch wife, mama and boss lady.
Thea will be leading a break out session on content marketing strategy and story telling.
Born and raised in Wyoming, Brent is a down to earth guy. After a few years of college in Texas, Brent spent 17 years in the startup world as a 3x startup CTO/founder, taking ideas from napkin to scale to acquisition.
Building on a passion for entrepreneurship, Brent moved his homebase back to Wyoming and has worked with thousands of intrapreneurs and leaders from the most innovative companies across 6 continents, helping to develop programs that ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in enterprise employees.
Brent is a sought-after educator on the subjects of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Customer-Centric Product Development.
A peek inside the venue and last year's event
Now that we've shared the details, introduced this year's speaker line-up, and given you a peek inside the beautiful venue, let's talk investment...
You may be asking yourself if it's worth it...
We get it! Investing in education can be scary.
We've been there. That's why we have carefully curated the speakers to provide valuable content and tangible takeaways.
Along with tools you can implement in your business, you will gain a community of like-minded women who understand what it's like to run a business in a rural area and ready to cheer you on.
But don't just take it from us!
Here's what some of last year's attendees have to say!
"Being a woman in Wyoming can be isolating. From the distances between towns to the busy lives we all tend to lead, it's hard to connect with like-minded women. As a woman, wife, and mother of 5, I find it hard to carve out time to focus on just me and my goals. The Gathering allowed me to learn and grow in a safe and caring environment and make connections with women that will continue to encourage me to push out of my comfort zone. I left feeling inspired, invigorated, and ready to move forward with my goals."
Tara, Magpie Designs
"It is worth it to invest in yourself and your business. Stepping out of your comfort zone and putting yourself and your business out there will always be worth it. These types of events connect you with other like-minded individuals and if you're reading to take your business to the next level, you need honest and open feedback and ideas to help get you there. These types of events help recharge your creativity and motivation for the next step."
Appy, I Code Happy
"The Gathering has been one of the most rewarding things I've done professionally. The support and connection has continued way past the initial retreat, and it has led to friends, clients, connections, and business changes for me.
I learned so much, from the general sessions and the casual conversations. I learned even more from the specific questions asked by - and of - each of us. I got specific ideas for my business and how to implement them. I left with friends and connections that I would keep."
Your ticket includes:
- Accommodations at the Heritage House at The Powderhorn Ranch for the nights of September 25th and 26th
- All meals for the duration of the retreat
-Welcome Party and Mixer the evening of Friday, September 25th
- Full day of content including workshops and panel discussions on Saturday
- Choice of two breakout sessions as well as a panel discussion on Sunday
- Access to speakers throughout the event
-Optional yoga on Saturday and Sunday morning
Regular ticket price is $799.00, limited number of Early Bird tickets available for $699.00
In addition to the regular retreat experience VIPs will:
-Enjoy staying where the speakers are staying, in the fully furnished apartment above the Powderhorn Arena
-Exclusive VIP only hour with speakers on Saturday evening
Limited number of VIP tickets available, $999.00!
Do I have to own a “western” business to attend? No! The Gathering is for rural women entrepreneurs or those who aspire to be - so whether you live in a small town, in the middle of nowhere on a ranch, or anywhere in-between you are welcome!
How many spots are available? There are a total of 22 spots available including 5 VIPs.
How long is earlybird pricing available? Early bird ticket pricing is available through April 1, 2020 or until the 5 early bird tickets have been sold - whichever comes first!
What are the venue and accommodations like? The Powderhorn Ranch, is located South of Douglas, WY in the beautiful LaPrele Valley. The ranch is a working cattle and quarter horse operation. It is owned by the True family who are wonderful and gracious hosts. Guests will stay in the Heritage House which is beautifully furnished, clean, bright and spacious. Accommodations are shared but each guest will have an individual bed. Speakers and VIPs will stay in the beautifully furnished apartment above the Powderhorn Arena. Cell phone service at the ranch is limited but wi-fi is available and we will provide a landline number for your family to contact in case of an emergency.
Which airport do I use if I am traveling from out of the area? The closest airport to the venue is the Casper/Natrona County International Airport which is approximately 75 miles from The Powdern. If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, Denver International Airport is also an option and has more flight availability but is approximately a 4 hour drive from the venue. Transportation to and from either airport is your responsibility.
I am just starting out on my business journey is The Gathering for me? Yes! The content covered during the workshops and breakout sessions will help you move forward in your business journey. Along with the knowledge you will gain an awesome support system of like minded women.
What if I’ve been in business for a while, is The Gathering for me? Yes! The content will help you to continue to move forward in your business with a fresh perspective.
What all do I need to bring? We will send you all the details on what to bring in your welcome packet! It is an all-inclusive retreat, all meals and snacks are provided so you just need to bring your personal items and a laptop if you wish.
What happens if I need to cancel? We understand life happens and sometimes plans change. However, due to the personalized nature of The Gathering, tickets are non-refundable. You can transfer your ticket to someone else. If you wish to transfer your ticket, please let us know via email. You are responsible for finding a replacement. We are happy to notify our waitlist that a ticket has become available but do not guarantee that someone will purchase your ticket . Once payment is received from your replacement, you will be issued a refund.