Conquer & Connect Retreat 

September 21- 23, 2018 


A retreat aimed at equipping women with the tools and time to reconnect with themselves while providing an opportunity to connect with other women striving to get all that they desire from life.



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At the 2018 Conquer & Connect Retreat,
attendees will have the opportunity to:


Fill your personal toolbox with lessons to help you clarify, re-evaluate and develop a plan for personal and professional desires


Become inspired and empowered by personal development workshops designed to holistically enhance your life


Disconnect from the daily grind and intentionally take time for self-care, reflection and relaxation


Connect, network and build
new relationships with
likeminded women

Hosted at the luxurious
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center

 1 Oakridge Dr, Chaska, MN 55318


Discover the 130 acres of natural beauty surrounding Lake McKnight at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and the Minneapolis–St. Paul Airport,
our property has everything you need for an idyllic retreat.


Why should you attend
the Conquer & Connect Retreat?


I should attend because I will...
Learn to break free from old mindsets, unravel tight places and create a life you want
Push the envelope – it’s an opportunity to learn how to get what you want
Find a new perspective
Get a fresh view on your career path
Let go of habits or self-limiting beliefs
Open your heart and mind to new possibilities – any dream you can imagine
Spend time with a group of women just like you
Immerse yourself in nurturing, pampering or adventure
Explore new ways of being
Consider changes you might want to bring into your life
Seek answers to your life's challenges
Learn to give back to yourself in a real and meaningful way
Take part in activities that are different from the norm
Engage in deeper conversations and bonding
Step out of your comfort zone and experience yourself in a new way
Come to a place where you can learn new skills to apply to work and home
And finally,…Women learn more when they talk among themselves 

Keynote Speaker

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Joi Gordon
Chief Executive Officer
Dress for Success

Joi Gordon joined Dress for Success® in 1999 and took over leadership of Dress for Success Worldwide in 2002. Her primary goals are to ensure that Dress for Success becomes recognized as a leader in promoting the economic and social development of disadvantaged women, and to expand the organization's reach—so that more and more women across the globe will have access to the resources and tools they need to succeed in the workplace.

Joi’s leadership has enabled Dress for Success to improve the services that it offers to its clients, who now number more than 65,000 worldwide each year.

Under her leadership, Dress for Success Worldwide has served over 850,000 women in almost 140 affiliates located in 18 countries across the world and has now come full circle, providing our women with a plethora of programming at all points of their employment development cycle. The Dress for Success model now offers a full continuum of services suiting a woman essentially from the inside out and uniquely positioning our organization as a global leader in women’s employment issues.


Included in your registration for the Retreat:

  • Welcome reception

  • Eight personal development and empowerment sessions

  • Two dynamic keynotes

  • Access to personal and professional coaches

  • Conference swag bag

  • ALL meals including a Scrumptious Sunday Brunch

  • Tasty snacks and beverages 

  • Girls' Night In with fun, engaging and relaxing activities 

  • Two nights’ accommodations at Oakridge Hotel and Conference Center