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3-6 October 2019, makeHer


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3-6 October 2019

Kiawah Island Resort
1 Sanctuary Beach Dr
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455

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Imagine 4 Days...

Where you can put your business and yourself first. Imagine getting business takeaways that you expect at a conference, with the added touches of a retreat, and none of the overwhelm. At makeHer, you’ll be surrounded by other like-minded military spouse entrepreneurs. You’ll enjoy an intimate setting with speakers, influencers, and CEOS who are committed to telling you how they made it, and giving you the blueprint.

Why makeHer?

Learn. Collaborate. Grow. Enjoy. Relax. Build.
These words are the spirit of the makeHER experience. Learning from experts, true collaboration with like-minded, highly ambitious women, growing your business and brand, building relationship, while enjoying yourself and even relaxing a bit.

At the end of each day, retreat to your private villa to unwind. Take the good vibes home with you. Learn how to achieve a sense of harmony over balance with simple techniques to prioritize your business, military life, family & self-care.

During your 4 Day, 3 Night Experience You Will Enjoy:

Mentoring from Top Notch CEOs

Our Speakers & Trainers are all wildly successful in their respective industry. Our guests will walk away with their blueprints for success.

Actionable Education

You can get general information anywhere. The knowledge that you gain through makeHER will be actionable steps that you can quickly implement.

Money-Making Tools

Leave with tools that will help you monetize in new and exciting ways, while increasing your bottom line.

Wondering how it all goes down?

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``We were craving an intimate retreat that focused on tangible learning that could be implemented right away. We wanted a setting where you can sit across from a successful Boutique Franchise owner, a Lifestyle Blogger who owns an Influencer Network and skillfully pitches brands, and a Social Media Marketing expert; and talk shop while getting all of your burning questions answered. So in true Milspouse spirit...we created it.``

— Kia, Kesha & Krystel

Co-Creators & Curators

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Here’s a quick look at all the makeHer details:

Event Timeline

A detailed itinerary will be sent to you within 14 days of the retreat.

Thursday, October 3

2 pm – Arrivals

3 pm – Book Your Spa Treatment

6 pm – Welcome Dinner


Friday, October 4

7 am – Breakfast

9 am – First Day of Content – Part One

12 pm – Lunch at the Resort

2 pm – First Day of Content – Part Two

6 pm – Ocean’s Course Dinner


Saturday, October 5

7 am – Breakfast

9 am – Second Day of Content – Part One

12 pm – Lunch at the Resort

2 pm – Second Day of Content – Part Two

6 pm – Pajama Dinner Party


Sunday, October 6

7 am – Sunrise Yoga

8 am – Book Your Spa Treatment

10 am – Bon Voyage Brunch (Sponsored by AAFMA)

12 pm – Final Day of Content

2 pm – Closing

get ready for
Your makeHer Experience
all-inclusive meals
a gracious culinary exploration
Treat yourself
Indulge in 5-Star accommodations
Relax, Rejuvenate & Renew
World-class resort amenities
fitness center services
award-winning recreational activities
stay & play
the most respected golf courses in the nation
an unmatched experience
distinctively tranquil natural surroundings

Traveling in? We've got your back.

Shuttle transportation to and from Charleston Airport to Kiawah Island will be provided.

Charleston International Airport is a joint civil-military airport. Airport airlines include: Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, JetBlue, American Eagle, United, United Express, and Southwest. 

You can also fly in to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport but this is much further away (approx 2 hours). Airport Airlines includes: Air Canada, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, jetBlue, Sun Country Airlines, and United.


Keynote Speakers

Rosemary Williams

Outreach, engagement, communication specialist. Organizational management innovator. Runs with scissors

Rosemary Williams

Melissa Barker

Founder, Women Entrepreneurs Inc.

Former marketing exec for Coca-Cola Co. turned CEO. She creates bespoke content for tech and e-commerce brands.

Melissa Barker

Justin Guilbert

Founder & CEO, Bravo Sierra

First military-native performance wellness company, a pioneering user-driven performance personal care and nutrition organization developed within the U.S. military community.

Justin Guilbert

Guest Speakers

Alicia Rogers

TV News Producer, Los Angeles, California.

Specializes in content production, both on-air and digitally. Laughing and adventuring are her favorite things to do! She identifies as a clumsy #craftnerd.

Alicia Rogers

Bianca Strzalkowski

Managing Editor, Ameriforce Media

Runs on espresso, dry shampoo and ambitions to elevate stories by using talent from within the military community.

Bianca Strzalkowski

Amy Bushatz

Executive Editor,

Outdoor Enthusiast. Fitness junky. Raising a family in Alaska, while directing and overseeing all content and editorial work, including news for

Amy Bushatz

Abby Malchow

Senior Program Manager | Global Military Affairs, Amazon

Leading Amazon’s new Military Entrepreneurship Program (MEP), an initiative to further
empower the success of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs through leveraging Amazon’s platform and diverse business and selling resources.

Abby Malchow

Shennice Cleckley

CEO, Smart Cookie Coaching

Helps women grow their business with strategic planning, digital skills training and lifestyle integration.

Shennice Cleckley

Erika Tebbens

Owner, Erika Tebbens Consulting

Sales Strategist for passionate and highly-motivated female entrepreneurs. Passionately believes that selling doesn't have to suck. Homeschool Mom. Sips Coffee. True Crime Podcast Junkie.

Erika Tebbens

Janine Boldrin

Managing Editor, Military Spouse

Downton Abbey addict. Connects readers with content and stories that matter to them.

Janine Boldrin

Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

Senior Director, Communications and Digital Programs, Hiring Our Heroes

Hyper-caffeinated marketing and communications professional who creates social media experiences to connect veterans and military spouses to meaningful careers.

Adrianna Domingos-Lupher

Kellie Artis

Co-Founder, Milspo Gurus

Self-proclaimed personality assessment junkie committed to helping military spouses uncover and embrace their identity through self awareness. Also an Enneagram Unicorn- The Social 5.

Kellie Artis

Kia Young

Founder + CEO, The Social Crown

Equal parts coffee lover + tea aficionado. Chaser of dreams and waterfalls. From Air Force Veteran to Corporate America to Successful Direct Sales Leader to Freelancer to Social Marketing Agency Owner.

Kia Young

Lakesha Cole

Owner, She Swank Marketplace & Author, Mommy Retaiing

Brick-and-click owner. Chaos coordinator. Runs on 8-hours of sleep. Juggling mom life and business all between drop-off and pick-up.

Lakesha Cole

Krystel Spell

Founder, ArmyWife101

Proud introvert, serial entrepreneur and not-so-secretly obsessed with Rae Dunn. Shares daily inspiration and information for military families.

Krystel Spell

Gaby Juergens

President, Founder and Creator of the Homefront Girl®

A world traveler all her life she has an ear for communicating and translating words into the power of emotion for the listener. Learn how to succinctly narrow in on the right words for a brand and capturing an emotional tie to the consumer.

Gaby Juergens

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Now we’ve told you the specifics, given you travel tips and shared with you the first round of educators… up next? Investment details.

We know…Investing in yourself and business education is down-right scary. We get it. We really, really do.

Will I see a return on my investment? What about the other expenses? Is it really worth it?! The truth? Here at makeHer you’re not just getting the fun facts listed. You’re getting an experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Sure, you’ll spend 4 days learning from more than 20 educators, get individual

attention from a wide variety of industry experts & receive tangible business advice that is applicable to your business right now.

But more than that you’ll find yourself immersed in a family of other military spouses … a family of dreamers, makers, creators, doers & go-getters. A family who knows what it’s like to have to put your dream on the back burner during PCS moves or deployments. A family with  big, audacious, scary dreams, and who wants nothing more than to see you reach them.

Take the time to invest in yourself. Your future depends on it.

The Investment

makeHER 2020 FOMO Deposit

$ 99

Full Range

Offer ends Oct 8, 2019.


Full Access Virtual Pass

$ 247

Full Range

Available until October 4, 2019.


Solo Ticket

$ 2000

Full Range

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Our sponsors have the unique opportunity to align themselves with influencers and entrepreneurs in the military community in an intimate setting. makeHER stands apart in that we’re (intentionally) small but mighty. Our attendees will be introduced to your organization in an up close and personal way, and have the innate gifts, understanding, and loyalty of sharing what they love with their audience.

The digital footprint of makeHER will reach an audience of 1M+ on social media alone.

Our sponsors will be front and center before, during, and after the event.

Want to know more about partnering with makeHER as a sponsor? Request our Sponsor Deck.

Questions? Hesitant? We’d love to help!

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