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Learn. Connect. Grow.

makeHER Milspouse Silicon Valley is a one-of-a-kind retreat experience. With learning sessions that nurture not only your business but your personal and creative soul too, makeHer Milspouse offers an opportunity to rest and rejuvenate while moving your business forward. Be among the milspouse doers and the dreamers who turn problems into profit, reinvent their purpose, reimagine their communities, and rise to their optimum potential while lifting their village along the way.

Why makeHer Milspouse: Silicon Valley?

Stanford Park Hotel sits at the crossroads of Stanford University, Silicon Valley, and some of the region’s top culture and attractions.

Connect with the best milspouse thought-leaders and influencers for 4 days of A-list industry speakers, learning and earning sessions, wellness and beauty activations, and networking with speakers and top brands.

makeHer Milspouse: Silicon Valley is a must-attend retreat for content creators and changemakers. Whether you are looking to level-up your business, turn you side-hustle into a profitable endeavor, or use your influence to make impactful change, we have you covered.

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makeHer Milspouse: Silicon Valley

October 1-4, 2020

Stanford Park Hotel
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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

Mentoring from Top Notch CEOs

Our executive experts  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?

Want the 4-1-1 on makeHer ? Not sure if it’s for you?

Press play to learn more about the 2020 makeHer experience.

``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, Krystel & Kesha

Co-Founders of makeHer Milspouse

Sylvia Runyon
You completely showed your hearts through serving us, the speakers, amenities & just the small details you showered us with.

— Sylvia Runyon

Owner, RP Studios

Jonalyn Carver
I thought it was great to have the speakers intermingle with the attendees. You guys did a brilliant job arranging everything.

— Jonalyn Carver

Owner, Blossom Lane Farm

Develda Edgington
Partnerships were formed, new business ideas generated, and a new hype squad was formed! We may even get jackets!

— Develda Edgington

Owner, Write To Influence Online

Event Timeline

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

Thursday, October 1

2 pm – Arrivals

3 pm – Book In Room Spa

7 pm – Welcome Dinner

Friday, October 2

8 am – Breakfast

9 am – Content

12 pm – Lunch

7 pm – Dinner Soiree

Saturday, October 3

8 am – Breakfast

9 am – Content

12 pm – Lunch

7 pm – Pajama Party


Sunday, October 4

7 am – Sunrise Rooftop Yoga

10 am – Bon Voyage Brunch

12 pm – Closing


Experience luxury, sophistication, and warmth at a hidden gem wrapped in the charms of a famed university town.


Familiar favorites and sharable bites prepared with a California spirit and served with genuine hospitality.


A standout among luxury Menlo Park Hotels, Stanford Park Hotel is an oasis
at the crossroads of Silicon Valley innovation and influence

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Traveling in? Here's what you need to know.

Transportation to and from the airport is not provided. Transportation will not be reimbursed.

San Francisco International Airport is 17 miles from the property. San José International Airport (SJC) is just 18 miles away. We highly recommend not driving. Make plans to rideshare into Silicon Valley.

Valet parking is available at Stanford Park Hotel for $65 for compact and regular sized vehicles and $70 for SUV for 24 hours. In-and-out privileges are available. A Tesla house car is available as needed.


Past 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

Now we’ve told you the specifics and given you travel tips… 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.

The Investment

makeHER: Silicon Valley Deposit

$ 250

Full Range

Offer ends February 29, 2020


makeHer: Silicon Valley Early-Bird

$ 2000

Full Range

Available until April 30, 2020.


makeHer: Silicon Valley

$ 2000

Full Range

Available until June 30, 2020.


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Presenting Sponsor

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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