I’m excited to announce that the Provo Women’s Day website is now live! I can finally reveal all of the amazing workshops, classes, socials, and parties we’ve got planned for you! And without our amazing sponsors, all of this would not be possible. Thank you Swire Coca-Cola, Google Fiber, Sodalicious, Advanced Exercise, and V School!
Last year we had an overwhelming amount of support and excitement that Provo was celebrating Women’s Day. So much so that once the tickets were released, sessions and evening events started filling up fast! The dance party sold out in 20 minutes, the film screening filled up in a day, and the lecture series filled up in about a week. This year we want every woman in Provo and beyond to be able to attend so we’ve carefully curated each and every program. I am confident that you’ll be able to find an event that speaks to you.
So hurry and go check out the full schedule of events at provowomensday.com or continue reading for all the details.
Breakfast & Lecture Series
The day will kick off with a breakfast hosted by me! The breakfast will be followed by a lecture series featuring some of Provo’s most established influencers, academics, social advocates, philanthropists, and thinkers. You’ll meet women who are changing the face of Provo with their passion and personal and professional projects. Bring your daughters, sisters, mothers, neighbors and friends! The breakfast and the lecture series are both free and open to the public (all genders welcome) but the breakfast requires you to RSVP. Please check your calendar before you claim a ticket to reserve your spot. We want everyone who is available to be able to attend but we are expecting the event to fill up. (There are separate registrations for the breakfast and lecture series. Be sure to RSVP to both or one or the other. We are hoping that those who are going to the breakfast will stay for the lecture series.)
Fancy Ladies Bike Ride
Wear your fancy clothes, rain or shine and come celebrate women camaraderie on two wheels! Meet at the Provo Bicycle Collective for tea and treats at 3:30 pm and then enjoy a leisurely bike ride at 4:00 pm. Everyone is invited to participate, so bring your kids, family members and neighbors! More details.
Provo Girls Summit is Provo’s first-ever professional summit for girls, ages 8-12! This one-day event will feature women from a variety of professional backgrounds–writers, scientists, artists, and business owners. Join us for a brief keynote presentation, as well as time for girls to visit one-on-one with each of our guests at their professional booths. Provo Girls will learn what it’s like to look at the world as a planetary scientist, what it takes to write and act in BYU TV’s Studio C, how to run a stop-motion photography business, and so much more! This event is free and open to the public. More details here.
“Across the world, people lace up their shoes for Zumba with Kass Martin and Emily Engemann. With classes filled to capacity and a tangible energy, these local sisters create an environment where people not only reach fitness goals, but also feel loved and included. The reason Kass and Emily have become the most well-known Zumba sisters is because they are more than instructors — they are friends to their students.” – Utah Valley Magazine Get ready for a fun, energetic, calorie-burning dance fitness party with the Queens of Zumba! More details here.
Women’s Day After Party
Here’s the scoop – tickets will go live tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 16 at 10:00 am MST! So mark your calendars, set your alarms and bookmark the eventbrite page because they’re going to go fast!
Shhhh! You are quietly invited to attend the Provo Women’s Day After Party on Wednesday, March 8th! So grab your ticket, flapper attire and head on over to the Provo Recreation Center for a speakeasy-style dance party for mothers, daughters, women and rebels! Be sure to enter through the Rec Center’s east entrance to find your way to the speakeasy. (Hint: look for the sign that says, “East Bay Loading Dock”.)
Tickets are $10/person and 100% of the proceeds will go towards United Way’s “Everyday Strong” program!
Your ticket grants you exclusive access to this once-in-a-lifetime dance party. So get ready for photo ops, selfie stations, balloon drops, prizes and so much more! DJ Skratchmo will be in the house along with guest appearances by Bboy Federation, Lindy Hop Dance Team and Mayor John Curtis. We’ll be serving handcrafted mocktails and savory hors d’oeuvres all night long. (Free food people!) And every guest will receive a retro headband! Be sure to get there early to kick things off with a balloon drop filled with prizes. The first 50 guests in line will receive some extra special swag (like a sound activated LED wristband) and VIP treatment!
The Provo Recreation Center is also providing free child care to the first 25 children registered (ages 5-10). After you’ve purchased your dance ticket, call 801-852-6600 to reserve your child’s spot. First come first serve.
And so much more!
We’ve partnered up with several Provo establishments and personalities to host several events to celebrate the occasion. There will be a film screening, an art discussion, a yoga class, a cake decorating class, a mini tasting and factory tour of Taste, a workshop for using the Internet for good, and so much more. You will find all the details for these engaging activities on the Provo Women’s Day website, provowomensday.com. Please note that there are still a few events on the site that have not released tickets yet. We will continue to update the website with the latest information as they become available so check back soon. You can also follow the Facebook Event Page to receive the latest updates and details.
If you would like to host an event, please let us know and we’ll add it to our growing list of celebrations. There is still plenty of room for a sporting event, a group hike, science experiments and much more. I encourage you to get creative and join in! If you would like to participate, please contact Whitney Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org.