This speaking series is designed to celebrate and honor women – their power, perspectives, voices, wisdom, stories and relevance. This will be the eight SheSpeaks event held in Portland by SheChanges, and they are highly anticipated and often sold out as a result, so purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged. Each of these evening events has a distinct theme and hand-selected speakers whose short talks will inspire, inform, and create a space for something new to emerge – an awareness, an idea, an appreciation, a connection, a commitment.
The theme for SheSpeaks 2017 is "Life in The Arena". Six women will take to the stage with Lael Couper Jepson of SheChanges as the emcee to share their stories of stepping into, standing out in, and making their way in arena of life. They'll touch upon their glowing moments, hot messes of nasty, and varied experiences of courage, vulnerability, and rising to the occasion—and why all that is necessary and worth it to create the life they want for themselves, and change they want for our world.