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Hello Beautiful Friend,

My heart is stirred as I reflect upon this incredible time in history + the huge part women like you + me are playing in God’s master plan. I am so grateful to be able to walk this journey of life alongside you. You are important, fashioned by God…full of value + significance!

RWC2014 is coming quickly + I would be honored to share that brief time with you! Conference is for women of all ages + stories–a personal time out for connection + friendship, worship + inspiration, treats, surprises + so much more.

This year’s theme is Illuminate. Can you imagine trying to descend a staircase in the dark? It would be so easy to misstep + fall…we need light in order to navigate stairs well! In the same way, we need illumination to navigate life well. God has provided this illumination for us; He’s given us the sun by day, the moon + stars by night…in fact, He IS light.

For God, who told the light to shine out of darkness, has shined a light into our hearts, to illuminate the knowledge of the splendor of God, in the person of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4.6

Our world is so desperate for hope + light. God has shined this light into our hearts so that we not only come to know Him, but so we can make Him known. He brings light to our path so that we can help share this light with others. Illuminate is not only defined as to receive light, but to give it.

Arise, shine, for your Light has come… Isaiah 60.1

My prayer is that upon gathering together, our hearts would be so illuminated that we arise + spread light like never before…that we would carry His light into every corner of our world–our homes, churches, communities, workplaces + beyond. Together, we can make this world a better place. Hope to see your beautiful face in July.

Love Always,


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Janet Conley

Founder + Host of Real Women Conference, has a passion to see people grasp their incredible value + walk out this life well, fulfilling God’s purposes. She + her husband Bayless have been the Lead Pastors of Cottonwood Church for over 30 years + have 3 grown kids, a daughter- in-law + 2 grandsons.


Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf has worked in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience for almost 30 years + is passionate about helping people understand the connection between science + scripture. After researching + developing a theory about the Science of Thought + the mind’s capacity to alter the brain, she has applied her findings to nearly 25 years of clinical practice. She now lectures + teaches globally. Caroline + her husband, Mac, live in Dallas, Texas with their 4 children.


Andi Andrew

Andi Andrew is committed to inviting people to rise up, live in truth + walk in freedom.It is this freedom that is so apparent when she speaks; her disarming humor paves the way for words of truth that are spoken with unabashed passion. Andi + her husband Paul co-pastor Liberty Church, a dream birthed with a “20/20 vision” to see 10 communities impacted by the year 2020. Paul + Andi live in Brooklyn, NY with their 4 kids Zeke, Jesse, Finley + Samuel.




Thursday, July 17: Opening Session

4:00 pm Mobile Thrift Store open
5:45 pm: Registration / Will Call on the Plaza
6:15 pm: Doors Open + Real Kidz Conference Check-In
6:30 pm: Pre-service Fun
7:00 pm: Evening Session
9:00 pm: Party on the Plaza

Friday, July 18: Day Session

8:30 am: Registration / Will Call on the Plaza
9:00 am: Doors Open + Real Kidz Conference Check-In
9:15 am: Pre-service Fun
9:30 am: Morning Sessions
12:00pm: Lunch/Teen Lunch
1:15 pm: Afternoon Session
2:30 pm: Afternoon Free Time

Friday, July 18: Closing Session

5:45 pm: Registration / Will Call on the Plaza
6:15 pm: Doors Open + Real Kidz Conference Check-In
6:30 pm:Pre-service Fun
7:00 pm: Evening Session
9:00 pm: Party on the Plaza





Listen Up, Girls! We’ve got a special lunch planned just for you so don’t miss out!Andi Andrew will be speaking + lunch is provided*, just RSVP on the Registration Form to let us know you’re coming!
*Included in price of RWC14


Simultaneous Spanish*, Vietnamese* + live Sign Language translations provided during RWC14.
*Headsets available at the Registration tent prior to each session.


Indicate on your Registration Form that you’d like to be a part of The Gathering Place! We’ll contact you before conference to let you know when + where to meet. Our friendly team will help you feel right at home in no time!




Residence Inn by Marriott

Rate $99.00

Guests may also call the Marriott reservation line at 1-800-228-9290, but please refer to the Cottonwood Women’s Conference to receive the special group rate.As a reminder, your reservation cut-off date is June 20th, 2014.

Any reservations or changes made past the cutoff date cannot be guaranteed but will be accepted based on availability.


Ayres Hotel

$109 rate and includes a full breakfast, parking and internet.

Call reservations line at 562-596-8330 and mention Cottonwood Women’s Conference.
Space is going to be limited, so the earlier the rooms are reserved the better.


Resort View:$229
Ocean View:$249

Above rates are based upon availability.
Rates are net non-commissionable and exclusive 12% tax plus $0.20 tourism tax. Valet Parking is currently $32.00 overnight.




Let’s come together and celebrate life by the light of the moon! Our Party on the Plaza will take place both Thursday + Friday nights immediately following the evening sessions. Savor something sweet, snap a photo, shop for a cause…the world is your oyster, girl!