Back to Events
Ladies Who Lead

Ladies Who Lead

Thursday, March 21, 2024
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)

* Registration open until 3/14/24 at 12:00 AM (PST)

Event Details

Enlightening, Impactful, & Energizing!

A tailored occasion crafted for women, aiming to delve into and address the distinct challenges and opportunities that lie before us! 

CalSAE is excited to join forces with SacTown Bites for a generous serving of wisdom and connection infused with local delectable bites and tantalizing libations along the way. First, we'll gather for a dynamic and transformative speaker who's sure to leave you energized and inspired. Next, you'll take a stroll through the vibrant murals of Midtown Sacramento. Then top the day off with a wind-down social among your fellow peers. Check out the agenda for the full scoop.

Inspirational Speaker

Sherri Wood, Founder
Capay Valley Lavender

From early childhood, Sherri dreamed of living in the country. After 30 years of San Francisco city life, she followed her dream to a small farm property in Northern California's Capay Valley. Now a dedicated FarmHer, Sherri shares her passion for organic growing methods, for luscious products that soothe and support health, and for building community in the Capay Valley and beyond. She is currently President of the United States Lavender Growers Association.

FarmHer Sherri founded Capay Valley Lavender in 2017 with the vision of a small farm and the purchase of just 28 acres of dormant farm land. After a study of the Valley’s microclimate, she chose lavender as her primary crop. She also committed to developing and maintaining organic farming practices and to inviting neighbors to work with her in her endeavor. Each year, Sherri hires a “Team of Teens”, providing after-school employment and valuable learning for students from the surrounding communities. Sherri and her husband, Engineer Richard, personally greet all visitors and take extra care to make Capay Valley Lavender a place where families and friends can gather to learn about lavender and small farming or simply enjoy picnicking and lawn games in the fresh country air.


Members: $149

Space is limited, early registration is recommended. 
This event is designed around topics impacting those who identify as women. However, all are welcome to attend.


March 21
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Registration & Mingling | Alaro Brew Pub - 2004 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento Ticket includes small bites and 1 cocktail, craft beer, or wine to be enjoyed on Alaro’s spacious outdoor private patio.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Inspiration Session
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking/Shopping Time Grab another drink, chat with peers and/or browse the Capay Valley Lavender Farm pop-up shop.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Walking Mural Tour & Treat Take a casual 1-mile stroll through Midtown with a personalized Mural tour, accompanied by a petite treat from women-owned Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate.
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Wind Down Social - Kupros Craft House - 1217 21st Street Sacramento Ticket includes small bites and 1 batch cocktail, beer, or wine to be enjoyed in the comfy and casual atmosphere of this local favorite taphouse.

Event Sponsor

Parking Suggestions

Metered Parking - several options in Midtown, you will need about 4.5 hours. We recommend the Park Mobile app as you can add time from your phone. The meters on Capitol towards N Street have longer time frames than L Street.

Public Parking Lots

  • 1315 20th St. - across the street from Alaro, and 1 block from Kupros.
  • 1720 L St. - 7 minute walk from Kurpos and Alaro.
  • More lots available in the vincinity

CAE Credit

As a CAE Approved Provider this program is eligible for 1 credit toward your application or renewal professional development requirements.


Lindsay Poss, CMP, Director of Meetings & Events


Meeting & Event General Policies