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Well Defined Announces Dates and Venue for Well Defined Women in Leadership Summit 2024

Register Today to Attend this Empowering Day-Long Educational and Networking Event


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Returning after a successful 2022 debut, the Well Defined Women in Leadership Summit 2024 will take place January 23, 2024 at Fete, The Venue in Costa Mesa, CA. Gathering women from all walks of the wellness world, this powerful all-day event will highlight inspiring speakers who will focus on a range of topics, including burnout, financial wellness, perfectionism, and empathetic leadership. From dismantling toxic systems to reimagining wellness that is accessible to all, this uplifting summit is designed to elevate and celebrate women.

“Our first Well Defined Women in Leadership Summit resonated with so many attendees,” says Well Defined co-founder Julie Keller Callaghan. “Countless women—and a few men—walked away feeling inspired, supported, and rejuvenated by the sisterhood. It’s so clear to me that bringing women together to learn and network is always a fruitful endeavor. I’m so pleased that we can bring back this special day and plan to make it even more spectacular the second time around.”

With plenty of opportunities to network, the summit will feature a lunch and celebratory cocktail party. It will also welcome women from all areas of the wellness industry, including:

  • Spa owners, directors, executives, estheticians, cosmetologists, and massage therapists
  • Salon owners, directors, and stylists
  • Wellness brand founders and team members
  • Corporate wellness administrators and human resource directors
  • Nutrition, health, and wellness coaches
  • Functional and integrative medicine professionals
  • Wellness travel agents and wellness tourism experts
  • Meeting and event planners
  • Fitness facility owners, managers, instructors, and more
  • Wellness real estate executives and team members
  • Wellness publicists and marketing and communications specialists
  • And more

“Hustle culture and toxic productivity have become mainstays in everyday life,” says co-founder Heather Mikesell. “Wellness, specifically self-care, is often touted as a cure-all. However, it has become increasingly evident that we need to rethink wellness as we know it. It’s time to delve deeper to learn how to create a culture that promotes true wellbeing. This summit is an opportunity to gather with women to promote the evolution of wellness in the industry and in our own lives as we navigate our personal and professional growth.”

The debut event was met with an overwhelming positive response:

“Bringing all these amazing women together after so long was such a special treat. Combine that with a lineup of powerful speakers sharing their knowledge and wisdom and reminding us of why we do what we do for the spa and wellness industry was the best kickoff for spring 2022. Grateful to be reconnected and part of this women in wellness tribe.”—Joanne Berry, founder, Wellness Education Hub

“Great day of inspiring education on financial wellness, social intelligence, moving beyond fear, women’s health, and claiming your power in the workplace. The Women in Leadership Summit was powerful and exceptional.”—Jill Carlen, founder, Carlen Creative Global Consulting

“What a truly amazing event. The speakers were phenomenal, and the content was incredibly valuable to this ever-changing world. We loved meeting so many of the other attendees, great women who were kind and open and came from such high-end destinations and offerings. Well Defined also created so many moments that cultivated community and created space to meet new contacts! For the entire event, every touch point was thoughtful and well planned.”—Tracy Brown, founder, Priya Apotheca

The W/D WIL Summit is scheduled to take place January 23 at Fete, The Venue, in Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets start at $325 and provide access to influential speakers, networking, a lunch and closing cocktail party, and a gift bag.

About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.