WHY A SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE?

As women, we’re taught to worry about others. All.The.Time. And when we’re not doing that, we’re focused on the external – developing our business, maintaining our appearance, attaining equal pay, and making sure we’re safe wherever we are. Most of us are struggling to give ourselves the attention we deserve on a daily basis while making ends meet.

The BEHOLD.HER series has provided an expressive space for women in Washington D.C. to find acceptance, beauty, depth, empathy, and validation within. And this year, we want to scale-up our micro events by launching our inaugural SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE.

This event is planned for November 16 – 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C., and is expected to host 100 attendees who want to deeply engage in the inner work needed to deepen connections, build power and accelerate change by challenging themselves to listen more and put themselves first.

This conference will encompass four themes – Self-Love & Body Image; Sex & Consent; Money & Guilt; and Community & Relationship Building – and will touch on health and wellness, self-development, goal setting, and intentional relationship building.

Our mission is to engage women to lead their lives instead of feeling lost, paralyzed, silenced, depressed, or frustrated. In defining a personal concept of self-worth, we believe the SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE will provide women the opportunity to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives, be it at home or in the workplace.

conference highlights

BABYSITTING SERVICES: We're working with local babysitting services to coordinate on-site childcare and providing a discount rate for those who need off-site childcare during the conference.

ENTRY COST: We know that conferences tend to attract people within a certain income bracket. We think that’s bull$#!%. So, we’re making sure the entry cost is affordable, and working hard to provide scholarships for those who need it. We won’t hold back anyone who deserves and wants to be a part of this event.

ACCESSIBILITY AND SOCIAL AWARENESS: Not everyone walks and talks the same way. We'll make sure there are adequate breaks for those who need more time to themselves during this event. Our venue is handicap accessible and we will have ASL interpretation for those who need it. There's room for everyone at our table.

FOOD: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments will be offered throughout each day of the conference. All food options will be available (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, soy free, etc.), and we’ll take care of those who have the most restrictive diets or allergies.

SPEAKERS: We’ll have four keynote speakers telling stories to segue into our workshop sessions. Speakers will include BEHOLD.HER matriarchs, experienced role models from our community, as well as younger, up-and-coming leaders.  

WORKSHOPS: Each workshop is designed for a small group setting so that our female participants receive the attention they need to feel included and heard.

INCLUSIVITY

At BEHOLD.HER, we warmly welcome every type of woman.*

We host enriching experiences for women in their 20s to 60s, providing them with a foundation that feels like an extension of their home, because we believe community is the birthplace of success.  

Since 2016, our portrait event series has celebrated multifarious racial, cultural, faith, and sexual orientations, and we’re proud to have photographed and interviewed over 300 women.


*When we mention "woman," we are inclusive of those who identify with pesky pronouns such as cis, trans, gender-fluid and gender-nonconforming. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, height, weight, disability, faith, creed, religion, genetic marker, mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, or any other characteristic in our programs and activities. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

About Behold.Her


What was meant to be a casual photoshoot and gabfest with several gals, blossomed into BEHOLD.HER, a D.C. - based portrait event series bridging social barriers and normalizing stigmatized conversations through a women-led community.

 
 

BEHOLD.HER unites multigenerational women by designing immersive and inclusive events incorporating portraits, interviews, and intimate storytelling that gently nudge women to step away from their emotional comfort zones, develop their self-worth skills, talk about unspoken obstacles and build new relationships (beyond professional interests) within a smartphone-free environment.

 
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In a year, the brand has developed partnerships with local businesses, many of them female-owned, which have positively contributed to the local economy and amassed an extensive list of collaborators. What started out as a photography project in 2016 is now a thriving community of women seeking to experience personal breakthroughs.

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Here are a few clips of our incredible attendees from our previous events and interviews over the past two years.

Leslie’s words

“The ‘S’ Word: Sex & Consent”

STACEY’S WORDS

“Kindness, Compassion, & Comparison”


Kelly’s words

“I Don’t Deserve My Own Love Story”




THE FOUNDER

A world-traveled Army brat originally from Panama, Leah Judson’s (formally Beilhart) life and work covers 20 countries and more than 200,000 miles across the United States.

She's been profiled in Modern Luxury and On Tap Magazine; her photography has been featured in various publications including Forbes, VOGUE, and The Washington Post; and in 2018, she was recognized as a changemaker and social impact innovator in Washington, D.C. by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

When she’s not on assignment, Leah curates events for her organization, BEHOLD.HER, a D.C.-based portrait event series bridging social barriers and normalizing stigmatized conversations through a women-led community.

Leah holds a B.F.A. in Art Therapy from the University of Tampa, and an M.F.A. in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University.


the team

Our BEHOLD.HER planning committee are residents of Femme Fatale DC, BUREAU, and Purple Runway.

Adriana from FEMME FATALE DC is our Experience Maker and she is enhancing our audience experience and interactive stations throughout the venue.

Kerra from BUREAU is our Community Organizer and is convening our keynote speakers and workshop leaders.

Gigi from PURPLE RUNWAY is our Human Capital Manager and is responsible for providing our professional staff with therapists, doctors, and any other personnel.


press & progress

PROGRESS

In 2016, BEHOLD.HER launched a pilot project with 9 participants, which was sponsored by Kicheko Goods. The purpose of this event was to test the portrait event concept and obtain feedback from participants on their experience.

In 2017, BEHOLD.HER hosted over 18 ticketed events (e.g. happy hours, brunches, and an annual party) for 360 attendees, 10 of which were portrait events for 217 women. (Donations from ticket proceeds were made to seven non-profit organizations.) BEHOLD.HER also partnered with Together We Bake to provide a pro bono makeover and portrait session for women who had previously been incarcerated, homeless or suffered from drug addictions.

In 2018, BEHOLD.HER hosted 21 events for 310 attendees, 9 of which were portrait events. It also hosted the Love Is AWK comedy show for 84 attendees in honor of Galentine’s Day. That same year, BEHOLD.HER moderated the Worth 100 Symposium with lululemon for International Women’s Day, which hosted approximately 275 women.

In 2019, BEHOLD.HER moderated Ann Taylor’s International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter event, which convened 50 women and women-owned business partners from the local community to discuss the importance of self-care.

To-date, BEHOLD.HER has photographed 300 women for the Portrait Events. Some of the topics covered include the following: Motherhood When You’re the Boss; Eating Disorders; Muslim Women (In Her Own Words Series); Pro-Voice/Abortion; The Complexities & Expectations of Female Friendships; Kindness, Compassion & Comparison; Sexuality & Consent; Owning Your Courage, Claiming Your Narrative; and Why I March.  

PRESS

BEHOLD.HER has been featured in noteworthy publications like DC Inno, District Station, American University’s LUMXN, Modern Luxury, On Tap Magazine and more.




choose your impact

BEHOLD.HER SPONSORSHIP TIERS

BEHOLD.HER’s launch event won’t be your typical grab-and-go conference. We’re creating an exceptionally immersive environment with speakers that double as storytellers, and numerous options for small group workshops. Our intention is to provide participants the opportunity to learn, grow and gain the necessary tools to thrive.

As proponents of self-care and financial inclusivity, we believe the SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE can be accessible to everyone. Your support will extend beyond a stamp at the bottom of a brochure.

Your sponsorship will offset registration and accommodation costs for our two-day conference, which is projected to attract 100 guests; provide scholarships for those with limited resources; and gather women in a transformative space who need to be heard, seen and understood, and who seek self-inquiry, healing and hope.

We will ensure all funding raised is applied resourcefully for this conference by providing an expense report to top-level sponsors, and monthly updates via the BEHOLD.HER newsletter to all sponsors.

As a sponsor, you will be championed as both a partner and an active participant in important conversations dispensing immeasurable value to women. Will you help build this foundation and bring us one step closer to creating the revolution needed in our community?

BEHOLD.HER 2019 SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE

November 16 – 17, 2019

Washington D.C.

$50,000 REVOLUTIONIST

Partnership Impact

  • 2 to 3-minute speaking opportunity

  • Scholarships for 100 conference participants

  • Childcare services for qualifying participants

  • Subsidizes the cost of event collateral and signage

  • Subsidizes the cost for 4 speakers and 20 workshop leaders

  • Equips attendees with on-site, professional support (e.g. doctors, therapists, ASL interpreters, etc.)

Partnership Benefits  

  • Conference recap video

  • Branded T-shirts and thermos

  • Inclusion in all media releases

  • 2 VIP invitations to the conference  

  • Use of logo in all promotional materials

  • BEHOLD.HER photographic coffee table book

  • Full page spread in BEHOLD.HER coffee table book

  • E-mail updates from monthly planning meetings

  • End-of-conference Expense and Reflection Report

  • 250-word profile on website featuring personalized video

  • 30 to 60-second video ad teaser for social media channels

  • 2 VIP invitations to the (private) Leader’s Storytelling Dinner

  • One-hour photoshoot for event website and coffee table book

  • 2 to 3-minute promotional video ad based around event theme

  • Social media shout outs (@ tagging) before, during and after event

  • 15 Instagram promotional posts and 5 Facebook promotional posts  

  • Customized media (e.g. promotional graphics, event collateral, etc.) 

$25,000 CHANGEMAKER

Partnership Impact

  • 1 to 2-minute speaking opportunity

  • Scholarships for 70 conference participants

  • Childcare services for qualifying participants

  • Subsidizes the cost of event collateral and signage

  • Subsidizes the cost for 2 speakers and 10 workshop leaders

Partnership Benefits  

  • Conference recap video

  • Branded T-shirts and thermos

  • 2 VIP invitations to the conference  

  • Use of logo in all promotional materials

  • BEHOLD.HER photographic coffee table book

  • Half page spread in BEHOLD.HER coffee table book

  • E-mail updates from monthly planning meetings

  • End-of-conference Expense and Reflection Report

  • 200-word profile on website featuring personalized video

  • 30-second video ad teaser for social media channels

  • 1 VIP invitation to the (private) Leader’s Storytelling Dinner

  • 45-second promotional video ad based around event theme

  • One-hour photoshoot for event website and coffee table book

  • Social media shout outs (@ tagging) before, during and after event

  • 10 Instagram promotional posts and 3 Facebook promotional posts

  • Customized media (e.g. promotional graphics, event collateral, etc.)

$10,000 INNOVATOR

Partnership Impact

  • 1-minute speaking opportunity

  • Scholarships for 25 conference participants

  • Childcare services for qualifying participants

  • Subsidizes the cost of event collateral and signage

  • Subsidizes the cost for 2 speakers and 10 workshop leaders

Partnership Benefits  

  • Conference recap video

  • Branded T-shirts and thermos

  • 2 VIP invitations to the conference  

  • Use of logo in all promotional materials

  • BEHOLD.HER photographic coffee table book

  • E-mail updates from monthly planning meetings

  • End-of-conference Expense and Reflection Report

  • 200-word profile on website featuring personalized video

  • Quarter page spread in BEHOLD.HER coffee table book

  • 1 VIP invitation to the (private) Leader’s Storytelling Dinner

  • One-hour photoshoot for event website and coffee table book

  • Social media shout outs (@ tagging) before, during and after event

  • 5 Instagram promotional posts and 2 Facebook promotional posts

  • Customized media (e.g. promotional graphics, event collateral, etc.)

$5,000 ACTIVIST

Partnership Impact

  • Scholarships for 10 conference participants

  • Childcare services for qualifying participants

  • Subsidizes the cost of event collateral and signage

Partnership Benefits  

  • 2 Instagram promotional posts and 1 Facebook promotional post

  • 1 invitation to the conference

  • BEHOLD.HER photographic coffee table book

$2,500 UPHOLDER

Partnership Impact

  • Scholarships for 5 conference participants

  • Childcare services for qualifying participants

Partnership Benefits  

  • 1 Instagram promotional post and 1 Facebook promotional post

  • 1 invitation to the conference

  • BEHOLD.HER photographic coffee table book

$1,500 ADVOCATE

Partnership Impact

  • Scholarships for 2 conference participants

Partnership Benefits  

  • 1 Instagram promotional post

  • BEHOLD.HER photographic coffee table book



Thank you for considering this request to sponsor our 2019 SELF-WORTH CONFERENCE. If you would like to further discuss corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact us using the form below.  If you would prefer to contribute to our crowdfunding campaign, please click on the iFundWomen Campaign button below. 

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