Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Gilbert, to Headline Lehigh Valley Women’s Summit


Founder of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga®, Sadie Nardini, along with inspirational and educational breakout sessions to be featured at the annual event.


Allentown, PA – May 13, 2019 – Best selling author and one of Time Magazine’s most influential people, Elizabeth Gilbert, will headline Lehigh Valley Women’s Summit on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Registration is open for the largest gathering of professional women in the Greater Lehigh Valley.


Gilbert is best known for her 2006 memoir, EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her solo journey around the world seeking solace after a difficult divorce. She is also the author of SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS and BIG MAGIC: CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR. Her latest novel, CITY OF GIRLS – a rollicking, sexy tale of the New York City theater world during the 1940s – will be published in June of 2019 and all Summit attendees will receive a copy.


Joining Gilbert at the Summit is the inspirational entrepreneur and social media notable, Sadie Nardini. An Anatomy of Yoga-Certified instructor, Nardini is an online leader in at-home course sales, creating high-quality virtual yoga/fitness/teacher tools trainings and courses. Her social media reaches over 1-2 million viewers a month between Facebook, Instagram and more.


Among additional Summit participants are Meloney Sallie-Dosunmu, Ellen Kern and Nancy Dischinat. Three-time Emmy ® award-winning, Ashley Russo, will serve as event emcee for the fifth year. The all-day event will feature engaging breakouts on entrepreneurism, philanthropy, social media, leadership, personal branding, and philanthropy. Every June, over 500 women experience this unique and empowering event that has been known to transform lives and inspire change.


Lehigh Valley Women’s Summit, now in its 10th year, will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Cedar Crest College. Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Council, along with Cedar Crest College and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Women United, are committed to inspiring and educating women across the region to help reach their fullest potential. Capital Blue is the event’s premier sponsor and  Lehigh Valley Health Network the presenting sponsor.
Admission is $150.00 and includes a lunch. For more information or to register, visit


Women’s Business Council Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce – The Women’s Business Council strengthens the Greater Lehigh Valley by empowering, recognizing and inspiring women in business and the community. The Women’s Business Council provides information and a networking forum for women in management, professional and private enterprise. Monthly luncheons rotate between networking sessions and educational programs. Luncheon topics include health issues, sales and marketing strategies, personal growth and professional development.


Mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley – The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community.  We remain committed to these goals and sincerely appreciate the continued support of partners, program providers and donors throughout the Lehigh Valley.


Cedar Crest College – Located in Allentown, Pa., Cedar Crest College was selected as a “Top Regional College” and a “Best Value” in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings from 2012-2019 and a “Best College for Veterans” in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019. In addition, the College was recognized as a 2018-2019 College of Distinction, and the School of Adult and Graduate Education was ranked a Top 25 school for non-traditional students by Best College Reviews in 2017. Cedar Crest was ranked by College Choice as the number twelve best women’s college in 2016. Founded in 1867, Cedar Crest currently enrolls approximately 1,700 students-full-time, part-time and graduate-in more than 50 fields of study.



Information provided to TVL by:
Danielle Joseph
The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce