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4word Executive Women’s Forum
Southall Inn & Spa, Franklin, TN

Event Dates: May 30-June 1, 2025

Join us at the breathtaking Southall Inn & Spa, Franklin, TN for the unique opportunity to connect with other executive women leaders as you explore the integration of faith into every aspect of your life – including work! 

Our 2025 event will take place May 30th-June 1st. The program will ‘officially’ begin on Friday afternoon and end on Sunday morning – though several women are planning to arrive early on Thursday and enjoy pre-retreat excursions and activities including a private group dinner in Downtown Nashville on Thursday night. 

EW4C will offer you a full weekend of engaging opportunities to have meaningful fellowship, teaching, keynote speakers, MasterMind sessions and interactive discussions with other Christian women executive leaders and like-minded peers.

  • Thursday: Early arrivals – Pre-Retreat Group Dinner in Downtown Nashville at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse 
  • Friday: Enjoy the day at the Southall Spa and property and pre-retreat activities (including cooking courses, hiking, yoga, and more!) Registration from 3-5pm. Welcome Dinner at 6pm.
  • Saturday: Engage in a full day of interactive keynotes, MasterMind sessions, time for reflection, one-on-one prayer, meaningful networking and ministry.
  • Sunday: Go deeper in our closing session on Sunday morning with worship, Biblical teaching and reflection. Departure at 12pm.
  • EARLY BIRD – $2,250* (until Sept 1st)
  • Regular – $2650*
  • Secure your spot with partial payment – $1325* (Final payment due by March 1, 2025)

(Registration fee includes Friday night dinner, breakfast/lunch/dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday + all program expenses and materials).
*Important: Hotel rooms are not included in the registration fee and must be booked separately with the hotel. Rate is $550/nt. Limited double queen rooms available for those who would like to share.

Space is limited – secure your reservation now!


Our Keynote Speakers are Christian women who are leaders in their industry and leading the conversation on topics relevant to the challenges that leaders are facing in the workplace and world today.

2025 Speakers will include: Denise Grace Gitsham

We are excited to welcome singer/songwriter Ginny Owens to join us to lead our time of worship together. Ginny is an incredible woman of God with a powerful story. She has spent the past two decades sharing her heart with listeners and readers as a singer/songwriter, author, teacher, and advocate. Her unique musical style and inspirational lyrics have transcended genre definition and taken her to diverse venues that include the White House, the Sundance Film Festival, Lilith Fair and the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C. Ginny has also been an adjunct professor at her alma mater, Belmont University, served as a worship leader, partnered with non-profits, and authored two books including Singing in the Dark. For more details check out her website at: www.ginnyowens.com

Is EW4C a good fit for me?

If you are a follower of Jesus and a recognized high-level leader in your industry, the answer is probably “yes!” Find the EW4C criteria here, and then click below to tell us about yourself.

What past Forum Participants are saying:

“This (Forum) group of women is unlike anything else in the business world, the church world, or the women world.  It is a refreshing reconciliation in Christ Jesus of all things we face as women in executive levels of business leadership.  It is lovely, powerful and energizing!”

“There is truly something special about being in a room of Christian women leaders with the same experiences of navigating professional and personal lives as we lean into our faith to build Gods kingdom!”

“You cannot find a group of women like this anywhere.  This is truly your community if you are a Christian executive woman.”

The world needs women leaders.

As a leader in your field or industry, you know the impact of outstanding female leadership. You also know that women leaders are often in short supply. This can leave a leader like you feeling alone and unsupported. 

We believe you shouldn’t have to navigate work, life and faith on your own because God designed you for community. You are worthy of being surrounded by loving and supportive women who understand the unique challenges you face as a woman at the highest levels of leadership. 

4word’s EW4C is a community of influential Christian women leaders who elevate each other spiritually, relationally, and professionally to make a bold difference in the world.

Once you’ve received an invitation to the EW4C community, you can find your tribe in two ways:

Connect with an EW4C Community Group. These groups of 6-10 influential leaders meet either every-other-month or once a quarter to share challenges, pray and grow together.

Attend the life changing EW4C Forum. The forum is an opportunity to hear from and interact with world-class speakers who address the spiritual, relational and professional challenges unique to influential women leaders. It’s also a time to be refreshed and reenergized through Master Mind sessions and quality R&R. Registration is limited to 55 executive women.

Forum Sponsorship

Get your organization or product in front of a group of highly influential women leaders in the business, medicine, law and non-profit industries. To learn more about becoming a sponsor for the 4word Executive Women 4Christ Forum, email 4word Director of Development. To learn about sponsor levels and benefits, click here.

Interested in becoming a future EW4C Sponsor? Click here to learn more!

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Past Forum Attendees

  • Patricia Asp, Principal & Founder, ASPire
  • Mallory Bassham, Executive Pastor, Gateway Church
  • Jana Bell, CFO, AFV Partners
  • Stacy Blakeley, Executive Director, The Policy Circle
  • Reagan Cannon, Director of Global Executive Development and Manager Capability, Amazon 
  • Renee Collins, Former VP of Sales, Johnson Controls North America
  • Kathleen Cooke, Co-founder/VP Cooke Media Group; The Influence Lab
  • Tanis Cornell, CEO, EWF International
  • Becky Davis, Chief BOSSpreneur/Strategist, Speaker
  • Dr. Debra Dean, President & CEO, Dean Business Consulting
  • Tonia Degner, Chief Strategy Officer, freshbenies
  • Michelle Deuz, Spiritual Coach, Prophetic Company Global
  • Susan DiMickele, SVP/General Counsel, National Church Residences
  • Hope Dmuchowski, EVP/CFO Corporate & Commercial Banking, Corporate Groups, Truist Bank 
  • Marisa Fienup, Global Marketing Director, Medtronic
  • Molly Fletcher, CEO The Molly Fletcher Company, Speaker and Business Author
  • Robin Greenlee, SVP, Credit Administration, MapleMark Bank
  • Vicky Gunning, Managing Partner, Locke Lord Dallas, LLP
  • Hattie Hill, President & CEO T.D. Jakes Foundation
  • Kellie Hill, Vice President, JLL
  • Judy Hulsey, Private Wealth Advisor, Ron Blue Trust
  • Jennifer Jackson, VP, Global Accounts SullivanStricker LLP
  • Loriann Joe, Global Onboarding Manager, American Express
  • Pam Johnson, COO, 4word
  • Elizabeth Knox, CEO, MatchPace
  • Sylvie Legere, Co-Founder & President, The Policy Circle
  • Margaret Loiselle, Assistant General Counsel, Lockheed Martin
  • Jody Macedonio, CFO, Chobani
  • Dr. Nicole Martin, VP Church Engagement; ED Trauma Healing, American Bible Society
  • Mara McNeill, President & CEO, Toyota Financial Savings Bank, Toyota North America
  • Marion Medina, Director of Programs, 4word
  • Terry Merritt, Consultant, former Senior VP/Board Member, Walbridge 
  • Cynthia Nwaubani, VP, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Stacy Osborne, CEO, Beneficent LTC Medicaid Consulting Group
  • Diane Paddison, Founder & Executive Director, 4word
  • Lisa Payne, JC Penny Board of Directors; Former Vice Chair and CFO, Taubman Centers, Inc.
  • Kirsten Paynter, Physician, Consultant & Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic
  • Jill Perrin, Executive Coach, Unlocked Leadership
  • Marilyn Price, EVP of Retail Operations (retired), James Avery Artisan Jewelers
  • Michelle Quinn, SVP, Patriot Group International
  • Danelle Radney, Regional Operations Director, DaVita, Inc. 
  • Heidi Rasmussen, Co-founder & COO, freshbenies
  • Carol Roehrig, CEO, BKM Total Office of Texas
  • Diana Romero, CEO, Integrated Purpose Management
  • Alicia Seaton, Practice Leader, Vaco Consulting Services
  • Terra Seidel, CFRE, Executive Director Philanthropy, Trauma Healing, American Bible Society
  • Emma Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Valiant Integrated Services
  • Molly Smith, Chief Client Officer, HundredX
  • Kathryn Tack, Former CEO/Chair and Executive Director for John Maxwell Team
  • Maria Tapias, Partner, The Voice Society
  • Kerri Tenbrunsel, SVP & GM, Head of Platform & Technologies NA & Canada, SAP
  • Rachel Vinson, SVP, Global Americas Finance at CBRE
  • Charity Wallace, Founder, Wallace Global Impact
  • Cameo Wallace, Executive Producer, Digital Media – Trailblazer Studio
  • Johanna Zeilstra, CEO, Gender Fair
  • Laura Aguero, Director of Development, 4word