World-Changing Women's Summit 2020

What to Expect at the Summit

“This is more than a gathering of women. This is reconnecting with your tribe, or finding it for the first time. The energy, the inspiration and the connection available to us with this space is beyond what you could ever hope for from a traditional conference.”

We’re curating a powerhouse group of female leaders to share wisdom, find inspiration, and connect around best practices for leading and thriving in the conscious business world.

The best and brightest will gather for three days to dive deep and have raw conversations about critical topics such as:

  • Developing yourself as an authentic, conscious leader in the workplace
  • Bringing more purpose into the workplace
  • Working more effectively across generations
  • Developing a more inclusive workplace culture
  • Best practices for raising capital
  • Managing the stress of work-life integration
  • Scaling your company while staying true to your values
  • Creating greater impact in the world


This is our year to be bold and brilliant — without apology. At TEDWomen 2019, we’re shining a spotlight on dazzling ideas from some of the world’s most extraordinary risk-takers and innovators. Celebrating pioneers making power moves, brilliant people who are just getting started, and those who tirelessly show up as allies and advocates. TEDWomen 2019 will be no less than a joyful, thought-provoking celebration of smarts, savvy and diverse dynamism.


Build expertise and relationships during small, curated workshops and custom experiences during the day. We’ll convene in the simulcast lounge and theater for the opening speaker session in the early evening, then celebrate with new and old friends at the welcome party.


Four riveting speaker sessions fill the day, with comfortable seating in the simulcast lounge and theater -- along with networking breaks and a community lunch. End the day with a convivial dinner and late-night hangouts under the stars.


The last day of TEDWomen always holds surprises in the final speaker session. It’s followed by a farewell picnic to cement your new connections. Everything wraps up in time for you to explore beautiful Palm Springs in the afternoon.

Be a Money Magnet - Step Into Your Power and Get Funded

This retreat is for you IF...

You know you have a game-changing business that has the potential to make a BIG difference in the world. But how do you go about getting that influx of cash you need?

As a CEO, you know your job is to capitalize your company, but the funding strategies and sources you’ve encountered up until now don’t feel aligned with what you value most.

It's hard to get excited about all those angel groups, pitch competitions, accelerator programs, and investment funds that you hear about as potential funding sources.

Deep down, you know there must be a better way to raise funding—one that feels aligned with your values.

Guess What? You’re Right!

As a heart-centered woman entrepreneur, the advice you’re hearing about how to raise money is probably wrong for you.

There is a way to raise money that allows you to grow your business on your terms and stay true to what made you start your business in the first place.

Your fundraising strategy CAN be an expression of what makes you and your company unique.

You CAN be part of a tribe of other women who are also breaking the mold and raising investment capital on their terms.

What To Expect

For the first time ever, we are excited to open up the Jenny Kassan Consulting Retreat beyond our current clients to any mission-driven business owners who identify as female.

At this intimate retreat in beautiful downtown Oakland, we will roll up our sleeves and dig in to do the work of designing and beginning to implement your ideal capital raising strategy.

In Preparation

To help you prepare for the retreat, we are offering a 5-week virtual course in which Jenny will guide you through the steps in her book, Raise Capital on Your Own Terms

This course will allow you to come to the retreat with a draft capital raising plan in place, so you can dive right in to addressing your biggest questions and challenges with our expert support.

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada and will be the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in the 21st century. It will serve as a catalyst for advocates working to achieve a more gender equal world.

More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere.

The conference will present new knowledge, promote world-class solutions, and engage a broad spectrum of voices. It will focus on several issues from health, nutrition, education, economic and political empowerment to human rights, good governance, and girls’ and women’s agency and equality.

SVI Women Bay Area 2019

Don’t miss your opportunity to join 100 of the most passionate and visionary business leaders in an intimate space that offers you the chance to focus on YOU and your business. What a combo!

SVIW offers high quality mentors, a confidential and supportive learning environment, and a practical problem-solving format that enable you to acquire a rich portfolio of skills, a plan to grow your enterprise, and finally a curated network of peers to support you.  Most SVIW participants are first or second-stage entrepreneurs who are facing challenges in growing an enterprise while maintaining a social mission.

SVIW 2018 participants gained a deep connection to community, new and innovative business strategies and a renewed sense of possibility for themselves and each other. These women, like you, are changing the world through their businesses.

SVI Women takes the core SVI model and packs it into three days of learning from experts, peer networking and business case study problem solving to equip attendees with skills to build thriving sustainable enterprises. We welcome all women including trans-women and people whose gender is non-binary.

Registration is $550USD and does not include accommodations.

All participants apply to attend as part of a pre-approval process. These community commitments guide the approval process:

  • The SVI agenda focuses on strengthening and supporting individuals across social venture sectors working to quicken the pace of their own professional development, promote organizational effectiveness, and support emerging entrepreneurs.
  • SVI Women is committed to supporting access to women for this conferences among diverse communities across gender, race, and socio-economic status. It’s in your best interest to share as much as you can about yourself, your work, the communities you serve through your entrepreneurship and why you want to attend Social Venture Institute Women.

We anticipate receiving more applications than spots available. Returning alumni to SVI are invited to apply through the same channels as new applicants. Once you’ve submitted your application, a confirmation email will be sent to you, letting you know when you can next expect to hear from the producer team. You will want to block off the conference dates, April 10-12, 2019 on your calendar. If you have any questions, please email

BIONEERS: Annual Conference 2017

Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, Bioneers has acted as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. A celebration of the genius of nature and human ingenuity, Bioneers connects people with breakthrough solutions and each other.

Our acclaimed annual national and local conferences are complemented by extensive media outreach including an award-winning radio series, book series, and role in media projects such as Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The 11th Hour. Our programs further focus on Women’s Leadership, Indigenous Wisdom, Community Resilience Networks, and Leadership Development and Youth.


JENNY KASSAN: Fund and Fuel Your Dreams

Fund and Fuel Your Dreams is a 3-day event where you will get hands-on, expert training on how to raise money for your business.

You will leave with a step-by-step plan and resources to take the plan forward.

It is also a place to connect with like-minded mission-driven, heart-centered women entrepreneurs in a supportive fun environment!


The Sundance Film Festival brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition, received commercial distribution, and reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and new voices. Year after year, the Festival pursues new ways to introduce more people to the most original and authentic storytelling.