The Wise Conference

By: Emily Artificavitch
| Published 05/19/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The WISE Conference is thrilled to announce its 2024 event, taking place on Wednesday, September 25, 2024, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency, 1001 Grand Central Parkway, Conroe, TX 77304. This year’s conference promises an inspiring and empowering experience for all attendees, with a lineup of distinguished speakers and enriching breakout sessions.

Missy Herndon will serve as the EMCEE for the event, guiding attendees through a day of learning, networking, and inspiration. The keynote speaker, Dima Ghawi, renowned author of 'Breaking Vases,' will share her powerful story of overcoming adversity and breaking cultural barriers to achieve personal and professional success.

Dr. Ashley Prince, the Presenting Sponsor Speaker, will address the audience, providing valuable insights from her extensive experience and research. Dr. Prince is a national speaker and conference key note. She is on the board for Texans for Vaccine Choice, and Chaplain of The Woodlands Republican Women. Dr. Ashley came face to face with death after a traumatic brainstem injury. Her story is inspiring and life changing. And will bring tears of joy as it motivates all to overcome their challenges so that they may lead with impact!

Breakout Speakers:

Rosanne Austin, JD: A three-time bestselling author and creator of the Fearlessly Fertile Method, Rosanne is a former state prosecutor turned Fertility Fairy Godmother. Her session will focus on empowering women to overcome fertility challenges and embrace their journey fearlessly.

Teri Donelson: Known affectionately as “Your Purpose Pusher,” Teri is a dynamic keynote speaker, business strategist, author, and life coach. Her session will inspire attendees to discover and pursue their true purpose with passion and determination.

Girija Patel: Girija is a multifaceted professional—lawyer, mom, wife, podcaster, YouTuber, educator, strategist, and business owner based in Houston, Texas. Her session will provide practical strategies for balancing multiple roles and achieving success in both personal and professional spheres.

Charity of Choice: Cassidy Joined for Hope Foundation

The WISE Conference 2024 proudly supports the Cassidy Joined for Hope Foundation, founded by Kim Sekula-Hess. This national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to preventing teen suicide in schools and communities. After the tragic loss of their 16-year-old daughter, Cassidy, to suicide in 2015, the Hess family established the foundation to prevent such heartbreak in other families. Teen suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24, and Cassidy Joined for Hope is committed to addressing this critical issue through education, awareness, and support.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the foundation’s mission and contribute to this vital cause.

Registration: Registration for The WISE Conference 2024 is now open. Visit to secure your spot and for more information on ticket pricing, schedule, and additional details.

About The WISE Conference: The WISE Conference is an annual event dedicated to empowering women through education, inspiration, and networking. Our mission is to provide women with the tools and support they need to lead and succeed in their personal and professional lives.

For media inquiries, please contact Kiki Koymarianos at or (727)244-2680.

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