Get ready. Sparkwood Events announced last week that early-bird registration to the 2017 Inspired You summit is *now open*, and we are stoked. Not familiar with Inspired You? Inspired You is the premier one-day event for women seeking inspiration in their personal and professional lives (you know who you are!), right here in Kitsap. Set to take place at the Suquamish Clearwater Casino on Sunday, October 15, think big city quality, right here at home.  

 So what's this got to do with Vibe? Here are 5 big reasons why we're all in (and you should be too):

1. Inspired You celebrates West Sound women supporting West Sound women.

“This event is where you’ll find new connections and friendships, renew your sense of community, and find the inspiration you need to take on your next personal challenge,” says Jackie Wood, Inspired You founder and President of Sparkwood Events. “In a world where women spend more time thinking about what we have to do than we want to do, Inspired You offers an important and refreshing opportunity to discover and embrace what’s working, and let go of the things that are not.” 

The one-day summit is the only one of its kind in the region, and has been praised for creating an environment for local women to step back, learn, connect, reflect and reignite their diverse personal and professional passions in an inspirational and supportive environment.

2. The 2017 line-up of speakers is going to blow. your. socks. off.

From opening keynote Stephanie Jackson, to Lindsey Carnett, Megan Dalhman, Jenny Ingram, Jessie Nino, Kerry Slone, Kelly Welk and more, your head is guaranteed to spin with new tips, tricks and inspiration on how to design the life you love. Thinking of ducking out early? Don’t. Vibe Coworks cofounder Alanna Imbach has signed on as closing keynote and will be sending you off with some sweet news that we’ve got up our sleeve. You’ll hear it at first, at Inspired You. 
 

3. Inspired You speaks the language of Vibe: we're ready to change the way we live+work in Kitsap.

Don’t get us wrong, we absolutely want to see just as many men around Vibe as we do women. But in a society where women start companies at twice the rate of men but receive only 13% of the total angel financing availableand in a region where child care options are limitedwe’ve got work to do. Vibe is designed to be a launchpad, giving you the freedom, flexibility, resources and connections you need to accomplish the amazing things you’re aspiring to, whatever that may be.
 

4. Inspired You is the kickass brainchild of a Vibe Founding40 member

When we put out the call for 40 bold visionaries to join with us in creating Kitsap’s largest, most cutting-edge coworking community, Inspired You founder and Sparkwood Events President Jackie Wood was among the first to sign up. “Kitsap is the best place to raise a family, in my opinion, but I am so excited about having the ability to have a home away from my home office that doesn’t involve a coffee shop”, she told us.

 So what’s the only thing better than a first-class event produced by a Vibist? A first-class event that also features other Vibists. Like Lindsey Carnett of Marketing Maven, for example, another powerhouse Founding40 member on the docket to speak at Inspired You 2017. Swoon.
 

5. Did someone say brunch? And cocktails? And $30 off? Yes, yes they did.

Tickets to Inspired You 2017 are just $149 if you snag yours at inspiredyouevent.com before July 15 using the code COUNTMEIN. Not too shabby for a day of learning, connecting and strategizing alongside some of the West Sound’s most inspirational women. Another thing we love? A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to Morrow Manor in Poulsbo, which offers female survivors of domestic violence and their children a safe and supportive place to rebuild their lives. Oh yeah. We’re in.