The verdict is in … The Spark Summit: Connect + Cultivate was a success!

Hosted by Spark + Buzz Communications and The Spark Collective, this inaugural day retreat on Wednesday, May 18 provided faith-led female founders, business owners and entrepreneurs (established + aspiring) the opportunity to connect, garner practical business advice, and take time to refresh.

The weather and the Kentlands Mansion were the perfect backdrop to the day. From topics like learning how to tell your story and assessing investor opportunities to conquering your fear and creating social content you can control, attendees walked away inspired and refreshed to tackle their businesses with a renewed gusto. Attendees also had the chance to get a professional headshot photo and a seated chair massage.

A special thank you to all the fierce females who joined us for our first Spark Summit and to the lineup of wonderful speakers: Courtney Malengo of Spark + Buzz Communications, Philippa Channer of Channer Consulting, Ivy Huang of CoachIVY, Laurie Brunner of Fellowship Advisors, and Severe Erase of S+K Collection.

A huge thanks to the Buzz Sponsors that enhanced The Spark Summit. Boot Scootin’ Bakery provided delectable breakfast treats while Kharis Lavender Fields provided lavender bath bombs and lotion for the swag bags.

Plans are underway for the 2023 Spark Summit.  If you are interested in learning more, or want to be added to next year’s invite list, please fill out the contact form on the website to let us know. The May 2023 date will be announced soon.

The Spark Collective is a faith-based social community encouraging female founders in their entrepreneurial journeys. In-person gatherings formally occur six times a year in Montgomery County, Maryland. If you are interested in joining The Spark Collective or leading a chapter of The Spark Collective in another location, submit a contact form for more information.

Spark + Buzz Communications is a woman-owned strategic communications consultancy helping brands tell their story to inspire audiences and galvanize growth, leveraging a variety of creative and integrated branding, marketing, and public relations solutions.