October 24-28, 2018 Phoenix, Arizona

at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale

Hosted By

Educational                    Inspirational          •          Transformational


THE MISSION… Empowering Women Through Education!

Thousands of women ride the open road. On steel horses they journey solo, as passengers, or as a group riding with women, and men…for the love of the ride. Join us! For a 4-day life changing event on a journey to becoming EMPOWERED.

You’ll leave with a new passion to define your dreams and set your goals. We promise!

Phoenix Rising isn’t your typical motorcycle rally.

A women’s motorcycle event that is not for everyone “…but it might be for you.”

The Women’s Moto Summit is about 2 things: the MAGIC WE CREATE as we empower one another and the COMMUNITY OF WOMEN we build.

With her fire-branded spirit of unity, love and forever becoming, Joan launched the Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities in 2013.


Workshops            Seminars           Keynotes           Galas

The Future for Women in
Motorsports Begins Here


We began by making a list of the most epic, amazing and transformative events we could think  of. Events that would speak to your bodies, your minds, your hearts, your souls and your skills. Staying open…to every possibility.

Phoenix Rising is an open invitation to any woman looking for a change.

You are ready! To begin your high-performance experience filled with captivating, entertaining and educating presenters. We knew as we built it, they would come – and so would you!

Throughout these next few weeks, you will be introduced to your experts in motorcycle skills, gear and track; plus health, relationships, business, creativity, spirituality and more. The line up is your heart and soul of the Women’s Moto Summit high-performance experience and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Get ready to be inspired like you’ve never been before.

Get ready to experience…high performance!


Friday Night Keynote Speaker

Join us at the Phoenix Rising Gala

Thursday Night Keynote
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

Engaging Professional Speaker

Entertaining, Educational and Inspiring – Eldonna will move you to feel empowered and motivated to be better both personally and professionally. Join us for a dynamic presentation from one of the most highly respected speakers. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, CBS and many more.

“The world will tell you how to live, if you let it. Don’t let it. Take up your space. Raise your voice. Sing your song. This is your chance to make or remake a life that thrills you.”

Shauna Niequist, Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living


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High Performance Clinics & Workshops

As women riders, you know what you want from your motorcycle. Your personal preference is the deciding factor.

Our commitment? To providing you with the necessary education. Each female rider will experience the HIGH PERFORMANCE TENT.

Workshops include:

  • Exhaust + Tuning = Horsepower + Torque
  • Communications
  • Suspension
  • Performance Braking
  • Luggage/Seats
  • Unique Lighting Systems
  • Touring Performance
  • Helmets
  • Fashionable, Functional Riding Gear

Featuring high performance specialists with over 80 combined years of knowledge and experience.

Empowered women are aware, “PERFORMANCE on the Street means much more than just Horsepower and Speed.” IT ALSO MEANS SAFETY!


Schedule a consultation appointment in advance with one of our high-performance technicians to find out what we can do for your performance needs!



If you ride on the street, you are more than skilled enough to ride on the track!

We welcome women of ANY skill level – from “I’ve only ridden a motorcycle a few times EVER” to “I’ve been riding on the street for years.”

AND … we ONLY have room for 80.
So Ladies, Get Registered.

Grand Marshall:

Valerie Thompson

America’s Queen of Speed



Night before pre-rider meeting, socializing and refreshments.

Assistance provided for:

  • Bike Rental (If you don’t wish to ride your own.)
  • Riding Gear if needed.

Most importantly, we provide you
with the confidence and moral support
to make your track & field day successful

Limited space available.


Mentors and Coaches Provided!




Build Your Body

Meet the 2018 Workout Leaders

Keeping our bodies fit and healthy is a huge part of riding healthy. That’s why we will be bringing the best incredible trainers, yoga experts and nutritionists. Morning workouts! Who wants to join us? Take your pick and start your Summit morning S.T.R.O.N.G!


High-Performance Entertainment

Meet the 2018 Entertainment

We will be bringing in some of the best performers in the Phoenix valley to charm, delight and to “rock the house.” Expect to be moved, to laugh, to cry and to dance as you experience unparalleled performances on stage and during the evening parties. Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen. Let’s dance!


October 27th, 2018
The Embassy Suites ~ Phoenix/Scottsdale

Filled with FUN, GLAMOUR, and EXCITEMENT, this GALA evening, filled with

Through the fun and glamorous philanthropic evening we are keeping our goal in sight, raising funds and awareness to help Phoenix-area women receive the opportunity of an education which could otherwise be difficult or almost impossible.

Guests of the PHOENIX RISING Gala presented by (___________________)

After enjoying a fascinating evening beginning with the reception, a banquet, the “Bodacious” Silent auction, the “Dressed To Thrill” Moto Gear Fashion Show, and inspirational Woman of the Year award and presentation attendees will be treated to the live entertainment portion of the evening including the LIVE AUCTION and dancing into the evening to the music of _______________.

The entire evening benefitting Becoming S.T.R.O.N.G., a Movement that  encourages unity and commonality amongst women riders and simultaneously builds an education fund for women who have walked through dark valleys and emerged enlightened, victorious, and stronger than before. This movement is a collaboration of the life stories of women who ride, and what fuels their passion. It transcends age, race, economics, religion, and borders. It is a spiritual connection of women who ride to leave their mark on the world!

Saturday, October 26th, 2018, at The Embassy Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale.

Event Co-Chairs: Joan Krenning, Kym Laman,

Inquiries for the 2018 Gala may be emailed to info@WomensMotoSummit.com


The October 2018 Agenda

Below is a sample agenda. This is NOT the final agenda for the Women’s Moto Summit – Phoenix Rising. You will receive the final agenda upon registration check-in.

We recommend riding or flying in no later than Wednesday afternoon, and departing Sunday – you don’t want to miss Saturday’s ride and the Saturday night Dressed to Thrill Gala. 

Arrive Tuesday and take part in the
Becoming S.T.R.O.N.G. in Phoenix project.

We say
know the power YOU possess as a woman.

Whether you decide to become and Ambassador, donate Silent Auction items or attend the Dress to Thrill Gala, we hope you will join in and be a part of this important cause.


Achieve Your Dreams

What exactly makes this women’s event so unique and amazing? GREAT question.

The Women’s Moto Summit was conceived by Joan Krenning as an event that could, and did add value into women’s lives for the past 5 years. With the quest to become a better woman on the forefront of her every day and serving the world by Empowering Women Through Education, Joan held 6 summits, 5 in Colorado and 1 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

It was January of 2018 when Joan Krenning met Kym Laman, founder of Empowering Women Riders. Joined by Priscilla Wilson, Shelly Bosley, Debbie Grant, Sandy Aguilera and Tana Todd. A small group of women with an intention to invite women to Phoenix, and asking them to bring with them their greatest aspirations to meet, laugh, love, ride and grow together.

The birth of Phoenix Rising.

Symbolizing transformation, death and rebirth from the ashes of the past and representing the victory of life over death, thus immortality, the Phoenix, a powerful spiritual totem, is the ultimate symbol of strength and renewal.

Phoenix Rising is designed to not only teach, inspire, and empower women, the intention is for women who are on the same journey, to transform and lift each other up. To Empower. To live life with No Limits. To die with No Regrets. THAT’S what this Summit offers – come join us!

~ Joan Krenning



Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities is thrilled to introduce the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale as the venue for PHOENIX RISING: the 2018 Arizona Women’s Moto Summit

The Reservation Group Code for the event is Phoenix Rising: Arizona Women’s Motorcycle Summit

Reservations can be made directly with the Hotel room reservation department by calling 602-765-5800 or by calling the toll-free number 1-800-EMBASSY. 

Within a few days of this notice (June 7, 2018) our unique URL will be posted. Attendees will then be able to reserve rooms online.

For information text: 608-335-0852

We recommend riding or flying in Wednesday morning or afternoon (registration will be from 2-6pm and there will be an optional welcome event Wednesday evening. For those who cannot arrive prior to registration, there will be additional registration Thursday morning before the first sessions begin). We highly recommend staying Saturday night for the Gala Banquet complete with live music, keynote entertainment, the Silent auction and “Dressed to Thrill” motogear fashion event. During the Sunday morning breakfast we’ll say our farewells, bless the bikes and ride out, either together on our Sunday Charity Ride or for those who are flying out, we’ll see you soon.

At Embassy Suites by Hilton™, guests enjoy a two-room suite perfectly equipped for comfort and convenience. You’ll feel relaxed and taken care of whether you’re here for an extended stay or just a night. With a private bedroom and separate living room with a sleeper-sofa, you’ve got plenty of room for family, work or both. A flat screen TV in each room with cable and in-suite movies means that everyone can watch what they like. Other amenities include wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and Wi-Fi.® You’ll also have a coffee maker, iron with board and hair dryer for added convenience. So make yourself right at home.

No matter what you’re craving for breakfast, we’ve got more choices for the most important meal of the day. Whether you’re flying solo or with your whole family, every guest gets exactly what they want for breakfast for free. With plenty of hot and cold options, our complimentary breakfast is much better than other hotels’ standard continental offerings. Enjoy a made-to-order omelet made just the way you like it with your favorite fillings. PLUS other fresh options: breakfast potatoes, eggs, bacon, fruit, oatmeal, pastries.

If you’re winding down for the day or gearing up for the night, have a more relaxing evening at our complimentary Evening Reception. Held nightly at every Embassy Suites by Hilton™ location, the complimentary Evening Reception features free snacks and beverages for guests. Choose from a variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages* while enjoying light appetizers and great conversation with family or coworkers. It’s more than perfect for adults and kids alike. *Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.


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Meet the Team

“As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”

“As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”

As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”

As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”

As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”

As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”

As I’m moving about my day today, I am reflecting on all you AMAZING individuals I had the privilege to connect with this weekend.”



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