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Owning My Journey Annual Retreat

Owning my Journey is an in-person one-day retreat focused on personal growth and development, addressing first-generation women's specific needs and challenges.

Owning My Journey & Embracing My Superpowers
May 14, 2022

Presenter & Panelist




Presenter & Panelist


9:30 am Continental Breakfast & Check-In


10:00 am Opening Remarks

10: 15 am Session 1

The Intersectionality of Me

Presenter: Yolany Gonell

Our racial and cultural identities impact how we see and experience the world around us.

In this conversation, we explore how these identities serve as one of our strongest superpowers.


11:15 am Session 2

Diversify & Multiplying Our Cashflow

Presenter: Crystal Rudolph

We are all looking for creative ways to develop multiple streams of income to help support our families or

just have a little extra cash. In this conversation, we discuss ways to hon into our gifts and superpowers

in order to diversify and multiply our cash flow.


12:15 pm Lunch Keynote Jihane Jeanty

Owning My Journey & Embracing Your Superpowers

1:30 pm Session 3

Stories of a Fearless Trailblazer: Drive & Motivation

Panelists: Dr. Natalie Diaz, Crystal Rudolph, Syeda Nahar, and Yolany Gonell

This panel of fearless trailblazers share how their superpowers are their source of drive and motivation as they navigate relationships, careers, and personal growth. As they share their stories of resiliency, courage, and triumph, we take note of their lessons learned and words of wisdom.

2:30 pm Closing Remarks

Owning My Journey & Strengthening the Woman Within
May 22, 2021

Azaria Cunningham

Keynote Speaker


Natalia G. Claytor



Tara McCaskill



10:00 am Opening Remarks

Paulaska Ramirez, Founder & Executive Director

10: 15 am Session 1

Maintaining Healthy Relationships While Working Through Your Personal Challenges

with Amina Mostafa & Natalia Claytor

Navigating relationships can be challenging when we try to work through years of baggage and unhealed trauma. In this conversation, we hope to share ways to spot our triggers, develop the tools we need to begin the healing process, and develop healthy relationships.


11:15 am Session 2

Creating Your Fearless Tribe with Tara “Coach T” McCaskill

A strong support system is not only what gets us through the tough times but also encourages and empowers us to be the best version of ourselves. In this conversation, Coach T will share how to build your Fearless Tribe with those that will support you in your journey and not let you settle for anything less than you deserve.


12:15 pm Keynote

Owning My Journey & Strengthening the Woman Within with Azaria Cunningham

Closing Remarks

Clara M. Diaz, Founding Board Member