APRIL 9-11, 2024 | SAVANNAH, GA
Women's Retreat Limitless Hero

What happens when the boldest, brightest and best communicators get together?

It’s limitless….

Experience an event like no other! This unique getaway is curated by Ragan for communications leaders looking to share ideas, forge new bonds and build on breakthrough thinking for their personal and organizational growth. This retreat, held on April 9 - 11, is designed for communications leaders who have a limitless mindset and value the collective wisdom of high-achieving peers who share a passion for learning, laughing and creating.

You’ll experience a mix of candid, curated conversations among top women and inspirational guest speakers.

  • Leading through change and uncertainty
  • Talent retention
  • C-suite comms strategies
  • Negotiation skills
  • Comms strategies in the age of AI and short attention spans
  • Next-level skills and competencies for leaders and their teams
  • The economics of comms- a new framework for tying your efforts to the bottom line
  • PLUS: bring your challenges and questions to the group as we tap into the collective wisdom of top women in comms

Who Will Be There? The retreat is designed for communicators with 10+ years of industry experience and job titles ranging from Director to CCO to President.  We vet all registrants to make sure their experience is in line with the other delegates.

WOMEN’S RETREAT

APRIL 9-11, 2024
SAVANNAH, GA

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EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE EMPOWERMENT EVENT

We’ve designed a 2.5-day retreat that includes a healthy mix of candid conversations, problem-solving, workshopping ideas, sharing successes (and failures), plus great food, entertainment, relaxation and connecting at a level you just can’t get from your typical conference.

The April 9-11 retreat at the Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah, GA, is the quintessential setting for this gathering of top women communicators. Space is limited to 60 executives; secure your unforgettable experience now!

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Your Retreat
Ticket Includes:

  • 2 hotel nights at 4-star property
  • All content/programming
  • All meals
  • All networking events
  • Entertainment
  • Unique group experiences
  • Spa discounts
  • Swag bag
  • Private LinkedIn group
  • Pre-retreat meet and greet (virtual)
  • Post-retreat virtual meetups and events
  • And more!

Pricing

Join us for the Women’s Retreat for Communicators: REGISTRATION FEE
Per Person includes all items listed above, including a 2-night stay at the luxury Perry Lane Hotel $3,999

REGISTER NOW

The retreat is purposely designed to not be like a conference. No Powerpoints allowed this time around. Most of the experts and speakers are you, the attendee, a top woman in communications. Our special guests will bring an outside view on enlightening topics, be it storytelling, business acumen, leadership and creativity. The takeaways from this retreat are limitless.
Agenda

April 9

  • Attendees Arrive by 2:00 pm
  • 3 - 3:30pm: Registration, Welcome Gathering, Need-To-Knows
  • 3:45 - 5:15pm: Group Trolley Tour through historic Savannah
  • 5:20 - 6:30pm: Break
  • 6:30 - 8pm: Reception with drinks and delicious, light fare at the Perry Rooftop Pool
  • 8pm - whenever: Meetup at the hotel bar (optional)

April 10

  • 7:30 - 8am: Yoga on the Rooftop
  • 8:45 - 9:30am: Breakfast & Convos
  • 9:45 - 11:15am: Curated Conversations
    During this facilitated, candid conversation among top women in comms, we’ll discuss current communications challenges and how you’re tackling them; threats and opportunities around the corner; and how to embrace and master an adaptive leadership style. Bring your questions, curiosities and ideas to this off-the-record session.
  • 11:15am - 12:15pm: “Life Leaps & Inside Jobs”
    Guest Speaker Christina Langdon will join us for a thought-provoking fireside chat that will help you redefine what success looks like and unlock extraordinary possibilities. An entrepreneur, author, mentor and coach, Christina’s insights will lead you inward so you can see that you (not those around you) are the biggest influencer in your own life.
  • 12:30 - 1:15pm: Group lunch with new friends
  • 1:30 - 2:30pm: Curated Conversations
    You’re as good as the people around you, so in this session, we’ll hear best and next practices in retaining your best talent, upskilling and reskilling and how to have difficult but necessary conversations with your team, other senior leaders and with those in your non-work life. This session will be filled with aha moments!
  • 2:30 - 3pm: Small Group Discussions
    We’ll huddle in cohorts for an eye-opening exercise that will uncover new ideas to help you grow and develop new skills as an executive, a peer and mentor, and as a trusted partner.
  • 3 - 3:30pm: Break (plus, put on your walking shoes, your slippers or your smock for the afternoon activity)
  • 3:30 - 5:30pm: Afternoon Activities
    Choose one of the three activities to enrich your retreat experience:
    • Spa (massage, facials, manicures)
    • Downtown Walking Tour with Retreat Buddies
    • Paint & Sip with Retreat Buddies
  • 6:30 - 8pm: Cocktail Reception followed by Dinner with New Friends.
    And there’s more! Join us for an evening of Poker Power, led by Jenny Just. During a pre-game keynote, Jenny will share “From the Poker Room to the Board Room: Why Learning to Play is a Game Changer”. You’ll not only learn how to win at Texas Hold ‘Em, but you’ll develop essential skills around interpersonal communication, how to win at losing and playing your best hand in life.

April 11

  • 8 - 8:45am: Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 - 9am: Sound Bath session
    Nurture your mind and body with this immersive full-body listening experience led by facilitator Karianne Michelle.
  • 9:15 - 10:15am: Curated Conversations: “Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Other Storytelling Secrets”
    During this conversation with guest speaker and acclaimed director, producer, storyteller Carri Twigg, you’ll hear real-life examples of how stories can change the world (for good), we’ll cover the intersectionality of storytelling and how to bridge racial, ethnic, gender and generational difference to create an impactive narrative.
  • 10:20 - 11:30am: Curated Conversations
    Guest Speaker Beth Fisher-Yoshida, a Columbia University business professor and expert on women and negotiation, will lead a conversation around negotiating in the workplace and in your personal life; conflict resolution and navigating difficult conversations, and strengthening your relationship with the C-suite. We’ll also help you understand your role in friendship and the limitless potential within you.
  • 11:30 - 11:45am: Networking Break
  • 11:45am - 12:15pm: Small Group Discussions
    Armed with a challenge or two, you’ll huddle in small groups to brainstorm ideas and solutions, collaborating on a plan that will be shared with the larger group in the next session.
  • 12:15 - 1pm: Share-Out of Ideas from Small Groups
  • 1 - 2pm: Networking Lunch and Top Take-Aways from Retreat
  • 2pm: Goodbyes (For Now)

Poker Power Keynote and Workshop

Join us for an exciting Poker Power workshop! An expert instructor will guide you through the basics, from hand strength to bet sizing, so you can confidently sit at the table like a boss. You’ll learn the ins and outs of the game, when to hold, and when to fold, all while having a blast. But it’s not just about the game - the skills you’ll learn in this program can be applied to your career and life. You’ll develop strategic thinking, quick decision-making, and a competitive edge that will set you apart in any field. And the best part? You’ll get to put your newfound knowledge into practice right away by playing with your fellow participants. So don’t miss out on this unforgettable program - it’s your chance to level up your game and life!

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Pricing

Join us for the Women’s Retreat for Communicators: REGISTRATION FEE
Per Person includes all items listed above, including a 2-night stay at the luxury Perry Lane Hotel $3,999

REGISTER NOW

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Why A Women’s Retreat?

Diane Schwartz
Diane Schwartz
CEO
Ragan Communications

I have been honored to be one of the founders of Ragan’s Top Women in Communications program, shining a spotlight on bold and fearless leaders in our industry. One of my favorite events every year is when the Top Women come together at our awards luncheon. Because time is limited, the honorees don’t have ample opportunity to get to know one another. There’s an office to get back to – or at least a home office – and other things to do. Life goes on. We are heartened that so many Top Women in Comms tell us the award is one of their greatest honors. Our team at Ragan knew that there was more we can do to bring these top women together. That’s how the Women’s Retreats came about.

This special cohort of Top Women will have a chance to get to know one another in an analog sort of way. We are confident that our industry as a whole will benefit and that each woman who attends will leave the retreat with a great sense of purpose and joy.

We are launching these events in 2024 as the beginning of something special for our industry, with the first retreat taking place April 9-11, 2024 at the Perry Lane Luxury Hotel in Savannah, GA and the second retreat on September 18-20, 2024 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. We are beyond excited to get this started and see what amazing ideas and friendships will blossom from these events. I hope you are too!

Diane's Signature

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Questions & Options

Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

The cost to attend the retreat on April 9-11, 2024, in Savannah, GA, is $3995 per person, which includes a 2-night stay at the Perry Lane Luxury Hotel, special guest speakers, all meals, activities, programmed content, networking events, entertainment and more! *Please note the spa activity is at the attendee's expense.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Urban at amyu@ragan.com

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