Thank you to all who made the day SO magical.

Incredible women + Amazing speakers + Generous donations and contributions + Open Minds + Willing Hearts= Empowerment at it's best! Thank you!

Set your calendar for the 1st Saturday of November of 2018 for the next event!


*Subway     Owner: Diane Lane     2 Ray Ave. Fitchburg, Ma     978.345.0138   &   493 Electric Ave. Fitchburg, Ma     978.345.7788                                                                                             They cater events, do individual orders and deliver. Click here to learn more about their menus and to place your order:

Contributors for Raffles* or Supplies**:

*Inspirations Hair and Nail Salon     Owner: Lori Barrows     505 Electric Ave. Fitchburg, Ma 01420     978.343.3800    Thank you Lori!

*Rye & Thyme Restaurant       14 Monument Square, Leominster, MA 01453       (978) 534-5900                                                                                  

*Wyman's Liquors      30 Pleasant St, Leominster, MA 01453      (978) 537-5537        Thank you Chris!                                                                                                       

*Nubodi Massage      Owner: Chris Benoit, LMT     20 Mill St, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (37 Boulder Dr. for GPS)      (978) 660-5253            Thank you Chris!           

*Chili's Restaurant      42 Orchard Hill Park Dr, Leominster, MA 01453      (978) 537-1720                                Thank you Mark!                                                                    

*Columbia Sportswear Company     Northeast Region    Thank you Heather!                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

*/**JessiCurls     Arcata, CA  1 (707)826-1415                                          Thank you Jessi!                                                                                                                                                                        

**Target      86 Orchard Hill Park Dr, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 534-2914              Thank you Janet!                                                                                                                                                                                                   

**Market Basket  Corporate Office             Thank you Theresa!                                                                                                                                                                                                             

The Speakers


Grace Aldrich

When I met Grace I knew by her radiant energy and her passion for growth that she was someone that I needed to get to know. I am beyond excited that she agreed to join the team at the Super Sparkly Everything Women's Empowerment Conference. 

Grace is a singer, storyteller, writer, and healer from Dublin, NH. She studied music, education, and African American Studies at Mount Holyoke College. She is a certified Reiki Master and trained in traditional Sacred Temple Hawaiian massage. Her most recent writing has been published in Yankee Magazine ad she has performed with the Boston Pops, as a soloist in Boston's Black Nativity, and is a member of the Tara Greenblatt Band. She has been invited to share her stories at events in New England and on The Moth. Grace is interested in exploring feminine archetypes in performance and in groups as a means of gaining self awareness and finding our true nature.

Be sure to get your ticket so that you don't miss out on her powerful class 'Sitting with Desire'. You can email Grace at .


Kimatra Maxwell

Kimatra and I met at a meeting where she bravely discussed the need for more support around natural hair for women of color. I instantly connected to her desire to teach and her desire to empower. She is honest and real and pushes me to be the best version of myself every day. 

Kimatra is an active member of the Fitchburg community, a Master’s level social worker, a Massachusetts National Association of Social workers board member, an entrepreneur and a former candidate for State Representative for the 3rd Worcester district 2015-2016. Kimatra graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Political Science, and a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College-Silberman School of Social Work in New York City. She spent 18 months in Korea teaching English at a language school in Seoul. She is married to Michael Maxwell. She is also the founder of Connecting To Greatness aimed at providing women with tools and resources to be their best and most authentic self. Most recently, Kimatra also launched Precision HR Management -partnering with small businesses to provide HR solutions.

Get your tickets so that you can be sure to be a part of her 'Confronting Negative Self-talk' class.


Scherrie Keating

Scherrie began sharing her story of survival and personal responsibility and we clicked. She understands the need to take hold of our precious lives and live them to the fullest. 

Scherrie is the founder of Diabetes Kare Consulting, RN, BSN, CDE, CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program Trained Lifestyle Coach, AHA CPR Instructor and Pure Haven Essentials Independent Consultant. She specializes in acute and chronic disease management, health education, promotion and prevention. She is also the producer and host of Talk Me Healthy with Sterling-Lancaster Community Television and a member of North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, Montachusett Area Rotary, Massachusetts Diabetes Prevention Program Network, American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association.

When you buy your ticket and take her class you will learn 'The Secret to Living A Long & Healthy Life'.


Shantel Woodson is available for hire to sing at your next wedding or event. 

Email her here: 


The Occasional Scallop (Jennifer Thompson)

The Occasional Scallop is a home furniture, design and gift
shop where you'll be able to find new, vintage and antique
furniture, to home accessories and housewares & much, much
We’ll be offering design services from space planning, furniture
layouts and paint color assistance.
Coming soon a brick and mortar, but even sooner our website:, please come check us out!

Why we do what we do:
We have a natural love for design and we love to be
surrounded by things that make a home a home, so we wanted
to be able to share that with our community.

Here's what we did that day!


I. Registration, Vendor Tables, Networking

II. Group Session 1: Living in Your Fullness (All About You, a Woman) Facilitated by Maria Milagros

III. Breakout Session 1: Choose one

  1. Living with Desire ~Grace Aldrich
  2. The Secret To A Healthy & Happy Life ~Scherrie Keating

IV. Lunch provided by Subway

V. Breakout Session 2: Choose one

  1. Confronting Negative Self-talk ~Kimatra Maxwell
  2. The Beautiful Struggle ~Maria Milagros

VI. Group Session 2: Let’s Do This Together (All About Us, as Women) Facilitated by Grace Aldrich

VII. Group Session 3: Process, Prepare and Plan Facilitated by Maria Milagros

VIII. Q&A Segment, Mingling, Vendor Tables, Networking

Session Descriptions

Opening Whole Group Session-

Living in your Fullness: This whole group session will empower you to tap into everything that makes you unique and amazing, as well as everything that reminds you that you are love, so that you can begin or maintain living a full life of gratitude and of love.  

Breakout Session 1- Choose One

Living With Desire with Grace A.: Through, story, writing and inquiry, we will learn some simple tools to help us hear our desires more clearly and unite mind, body, and spirit to bring our larger purpose into focus. 

The Secret to a Healthy and Happy Life with Scherrie K.: Using her own personal story and her experience Scherrie will guide you through the importance of discovering your why and the power contained within to create and live a healthy and happy life.  

Breakout Session 2- Choose One

Confronting Negative Self Talk with Kimatra M.: In this interactive class, Kimatra shares her quest for Emotional Freedom by confronting Negative self-talk, taking emotional responsibility, learning from and managing your feelings and creating a path to emotional freedom.

The Beautiful Struggle with Maria Milagros: We’ll discuss the way we perceive life’s challenges, difficulties, frustrations and failures and how altering our perception will allow us to see life as the beautiful journey it is. You will leave feeling empowered to rewrite the story of your life to benefit your next chapters and live the life of love and freedom that you deserve. 

Ending Whole Group Sessions-

Let’s Do this Together facilitated by Grace A.: During this extraordinary activity we will explore archetypal roles of being a women to gain self awareness and develop a greater sense of how we can support each other as a community, as we evolve as individuals.

Process, Prepare and Plan facilitated by Maria Milagros: An interactive conversation that will encourage processing of the day’s learning, growth and a-ha moments. We will also co-create action steps to begin implementing the new information with our current lives. 

No Holds Barred Q & A: No question is off limits during this Question and Answer segment with our panel of speakers.