Aspire Her 2022
Conference Schedule

April 14-15, 2022  |  Salt Mine Co-working

7984 S. 1300 E. Sandy, UT

We’ve curated a lineup of expert speakers for an event jam-packed with helpful information about being an entrepreneur, managing a career, and returning to the workforce.

Day 1, 4/14/22 (Thurs)

9:30 AM

Begin Registration

Pick up swag bags, meet some people, networking time!

10:00 AM

Nikki Walker

Keynote Speaker: Nikki Walker

Everyone’s journey is different, but we can all count on obstacles to arise. This inspirational keynote will take you on a journey that offers many lessons on how to overcome doubt, fear and anxiety as you find your path to purpose!

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM

Speaker: Natalie Malele

Topic: Growing Peachy!

How we grew our small business by 880% in one year through social media.

Speaker: Laura Solorzano

Topic: Using Your Super Power to Grow Your Business

How to use the innate gifts and talents we are blessed with to truly make a difference and move the needle on our own terms and in our own unique way.

Speaker: Ceri Payne

Topic: Discover YOUR Powerful Priorities To Achieve Bigger Results In Less Time.

Ready to stop ending your day wishing you had more time, wondering if you did enough or the “right” things. This workshop-style presentation will help you discover your powerful priorities in life and business so you can discover the simple actions steps to focus on and schedule to create the results you desire in both life and business. This process will help you have enough time to do it all successfully!

12:00 PM - Lunch / Network/ Shop

1:00 PM

Roundtable discussions

2:00 PM

Speaker: Chari Pack

Topic: How to build a business that you love and live the life of your dreams

Chari will be sharing her biggest challenges and triumphs when it comes to launching and running a business + how to effectively launch and sell anything online.

Speaker: Candace Lance

Topic: Communication: the art of finding your authentic voice

Communication. We do it in a variety of ways daily in our businesses, careers, and in life. For some it is second nature. Others, it takes so much energy to craft that perfect email or presentation. All while concerned if the content resonates with our audience. There are simple techniques that we can add to your repertoire to elevate your communications in all facets of life. During our session, you will discover communication techniques for different channels, discover the importance of word choice, effective storytelling, and how to tap into your authentic voice.

Speaker: Amanda Peterson

Topic: Treading Water Until You Swim: Relaunching Back Into the Workforce

For almost 20 years, Amanda has helped stay-at-home moms all over the country reenter the workforce. We’ll first talk about how to keep some skin in the game when you don’t want to work – yet. Then we’ll discuss concrete ways to help transition back into the world of earning money!

3:00 PM


Topic: Healthy, Well-Rounded Living for Working Women

Amy Caldwell

Amy Caldwell

Nailah Blades

Nailah Blades Wylie

Sara Urquhart

Sara Urquhart

Day 2, 4/15/22 (Fri)

9:30 AM

Registration open.

10:00 AM

Becky Edwards

Speaker: Becky Edwards

Becky Edwards began her career as a social worker and counselor where she worked closely with  Utahns to strengthen their families and address their personal challenges. She then took time  away from her career to focus on her family and pursue volunteer opportunities in her  community. After running for the Utah House of Representatives in 2008 Becky served as a legislator for 10 years and is currently running for the U.S. Senate. Becky has participated on many nonprofit boards, including the  Days of ‘47, KUED Advisory Board and Real Women Run. Her legislative appointments include  the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission, the Utah State Workforce Development  Board and the Health Reform Task Force. She’s been recognized as a Business Champion for  her pro-business efforts by the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and as a Henry Toll  Fellow by the Council of State Governments for leadership in the Utah House of  Representatives.

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM

Speaker: Hayley Clark

Topic: Forging Your Own Path: Erasing expectations

Distinguishing the difference between goals and expectations, and reminding yourself that everyone is on their own journey. Focus on forging your own path instead of “shoulding” yourself based on other people or businesses around you.

Speaker: Lydia Martinez

Topic: Crafting Your Story. Shaping Your Personal Brand.

Your story is part of your personal journey and part of your “why.” When you pick up and own your story, share it, and live it, you have the power to achieve amazing things. You’ll gain personal clarity, inspire others, and chart your own course. Learn the art of personal storytelling and walk away empowered to tell your story in business and in life.

Speaker: Andrea Merriman

Topic: Returning to the Workforce 101: All You Need to Know and Do

Returning to full-time employment mid-life, many times, is necessitated by a dramatic life change (illness, death, or divorce). The return to work amid challenging personal circumstances can feel very overwhelming. Where do you begin? How do you make sense of your life experiences on a resume? Learn ALL of the tools—from creating a resume that will get you an interview, to getting on LinkedIn, networking, navigating the job hunt, and more—from an employment professional who has been there!

12:00 PM - Lunch / Networking

2:00 PM

Speaker: Madelyne Van Hoff

Topic: Nature vs Nurture: How to find and convert your customers

In this workshop, attendees will learn the steps to nurturing a target audience through the phases of consideration to purchase and long-term retention. This process can take several touchpoints to prove value and build trust. We will walk through examples and pathways for how to build the sequences and be consistent through automation so that you can do this for yourself and your business.

Speaker: Robbyn Scribner

Topic: Networking for Fun and Profit: How women can use their natural relationship skills to boost their careers

Most women are great at building relationships–we need each other and we are wonderful friends! Yet so many of us hesitate to leverage our relationships in order to build successful careers. We worry about seeming insincere or that we will be perceived as “using” our connections to get ahead. We need to get over it. Building relationships is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing we can do as we aspire to professional success. Join Robbyn Scribner for this discussion on why and how to leverage your professional network for career growth.

Speaker: Hanna Morgan

Topic: Boundaries for working moms

Whether you’re a business owner, employee, mom, wife or human being, we all need boundaries. Join Hanna as she explains why boundaries are so important for your mental health and learn a step by step method for setting better boundaries.

3:00 PM

Final wrap-up session!

All speakers, topics, and times are subject to change.

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