Women are invited to visit with each other and learn from professionals in various fields at an event hosted by Wise Women ICT.
"Wise Minded Women" will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Prairie Harvest, 601 N. Main St. in Newton.
The event will include two key speakers and three breakout sessions covering a variety of topics from pregnancy to aging gracefully to homeopathy.
Wise Women ICT aims to connect, educate and empower women from all walks of life and to cultivate their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The organization joins with local community leaders to create lectures, workshops and dynamic presentations in a supportive and empowering environment.
“The purpose of Wise Women ICT is to inspire and connect Wichita-area women,” said Dr. Patrick Garrett, managing director of Wise Women ICT. “We wanted to create a meaningful event for women from all walks of life while also connecting them with others in the community. Our program consists of speakers specializing in healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness, meditation, communication, business and more.”
Speakers and instructors will include Dr. Mallorie Coffman of Fair Chiropractic and BIRTHFIT Newton, Wichita Police Department Det. Wendy Hummell, Terra Sol Yoga owner Terra Scott, Shaylan Smith, Scott Spradlin, Kate Swartley and NorthStar Therapy owner Mariah Warden.
"We wanted everything to be relatable, so it's about real women with real stories," Scott said. "Everybody's going to be telling their stories of transformation and providing tools that they've learned that others can use to grow and have a better life."
Held in the second floor mezzanine space at Prairie Harvest, some sessions will be more interactive in nature.
"It's just going to be a really fun, transformative day," Scott said. "The whole mission of the event is just providing a platform and a place for women to feel empowered as women and to showcase and create more female leaders."
Scott will start the morning of the event off with chair yoga for attendees.
"It'll be really low impact and be accessible to all bodies," Scott said.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be catered by Prairie Harvest, and the day will end with a wine tasting and appetizers.
Scott said she hopes the event will build a deeper sense of community between the attendees.
"I'm hoping people will feel more confident to ask the questions they want to ask and learn things hey want to learn and do things they want to do," Scott said. "...I think it's a really amazing opportunity and I hope the community takes advantage of it."
Wise Women ICT is sponsored by local women-owned businesses and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Rock and Roll Camp for Girls of Wichita — a nonprofit organization that aims to build girls’ self-esteem through music creation and performance — and school supplies for Newton public schools.
Tickets to "Wise Minded Women" are $99 in advance or $150 at the door. For more information about the event and Wise Women ICT, visit https://www.wisewomenict.com.