The AZ Women’s Conference was a dream that came true. There were no conferences that had such varied topics and that were open to all women. Working with an energized group of women with like-minded values we formed a committee and started the 1st AZ Women’s Conference. The purpose of the conference is to bring all women together to share their passions, ideas, struggles, and successes.
Being able to keep the cost extremely low, thanks to the generosity of many sponsors, the women’s conference was born. We have grown over the years and added things as we have moved forward. We are on our third year of recognizing a Woman of Vision, we have wonderful entertainment to open the conference, workshops with professionals from around the valley, and some even come in out of state, who will Inform and Inspire you. We hope all of this will Ignite you to go out into your world and make it a better place for yourself, your family and your community. All done with volunteers who care about making this conference successful and open to everyone. We hope you will join us for our 8th Annual Event and make it even better.
~Carol Comito, Founder & Chair
The goal of the conference – to bring Women from all walks of life together to share their passions, ideas, struggles and successes
Explore, learn and shop with our vendors who will be onsite offering a variety of temptations. Additionally, many non-profit sector organizations supporting women and families will be onsite.
Gina is a storyteller with a gift for listening. After a life changing Peruvian trip, she left a career in academia to follow her dreams. She studied eastern traditions in Japan, taught yoga and mindfulness in Thailand, and lived as a minimalist in Maui, HI. She completed two 10-day silent meditation retreats, co-authored and developed an online course teaching social-emotional mentorship skills, and started private practice as a mental health counselor. Gina is a nationally recognized speaker at educational conferences and consults with individuals and organizations on performance and wellbeing.
Gina was the director of the University College Academic Success Program at ASU where her team earned national recognition for innovations in curriculum development. Her enthusiasm and drive expanded the program, enrolling over 4500 students in courses teaching metacognition, emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills. Her academic achievements significantly increased student retention and success.
Gina is excited about building her private practice, integrating her expertise in psychology, mindfulness, neuroscience and yoga philosophy. She loves writing about her personal experiences practicing what she teaches in her blog “This is the real yoga.” And when she needs a reset/technology break, you can find her hiking in the Grand Canyon.
REGISTRATION & Continental Breakfast
Welcome from Rio Salado College
Welcome Introduction – AZWC Chair Carol Comito
2020 WOMAN OF VISION AWARD Download Nomination Form
Lunch Break & Vendor Exhibits
Afternoon Dessert & Door Prizes
Due to Coronavirus concerns and social distancing recommendations, we regret to have to cancel this year's conference that was planned for April 4, 2020.
We are looking forward to having our next Conference in 2021.
If you paid to attend or supported us as vendor or sponsor you will receive information and be refunded as soon as we can make this happen.
Check back in the summer for next year's date.
We appreciate your continued support.
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The AZ Women's Conference Team