JACKSON — Trillium Summit, a workshop for women and girls, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at The Whitney Community Center in Jackson from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Trillium Summit is a not-for-profit initiative intended to enrich and empower the lives of girls and women in the Mount Washington Valley and beyond.
Trillium Summit’s workshops include a variety of activities presented by female leaders from our own community. There will be interactive games, crafts, discussions, presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. Girls and women will explore their own strengths, learn new skills, become better communicators and learn how to form healthy relationships with others.
Trillium Summit, created by two women and their 11-year-old daughters, seeks to bring together participants of all ages for a day of networking, self-discovery and empowerment. They chose the name Trillium Summit because it exemplifies a collective feminine strength and determination.
Trilliums are beautiful woodland flowers that are connected to each other below the soil’s surface by underground, modified stems, just as women thrive when deeply connected with each other. When trilliums are warmed by the spring’s sun, they grow quickly and blossom.
Each flower has only three petals, which symbolizes Trillium Summit’s trifecta of guiding principles: integrity, joy and community. The word summit means to reach the very top of a mountain, something that requires strength and perseverance. Conquering a challenge of any type is similar to climbing up to a mountain’s peak. Summit also means a gathering of leaders, as is the Trillium Summit.
● “Why You? Why Now? The Importance of Getting to Know Yourself.”
● “A Practical Guide to Finding and Fulfilling Your Wishes.”
● “There is No One Path to Success” (adult panel discussion).
● “Putting Your Best Foot Forward/Creating Your Own Brand.”
● “Choose Your Own Adventure (on Boundaries and Being an Upstander).”
● “We’re More Alike Than You’d Think” (youth panel discussion).
● “Tried and True Tips for Taking This to Tomorrow.”
Over a dozen leaders will present at the conference, including Gerrie Beck, Renee Bernier, Anita Burroughs, Nancy Clark, Christine Crowe, Jessica DellaValla, Jette Glazer, Carol Hanson, Anel Hazlewood, Jaime Melfi, Lauren Orsini, Sandra Plourde, Barbara Reilly, and Carrie Scribner.
The workshop is free, and snacks will be provided. Donations are welcome, and all proceeds from this first conference will be given directly to Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
For more information about Trillium Summit or to register for the event, go to eventbrite.ca/o/16451657072. You may also contact organizer Jessica DellaValla at [email protected] or organizer Lauren Orsini at [email protected].
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