Gloria Ward, renowned inspirational speaker and bestselling author of Becoming Truly You, brings the book to life in Pittsburgh with unique wellness retreat event. Becoming Truly You: The Experience is a retreat gathering in the name of self-growth and sisterhood hosted September 25th and 26th

Over the last 3 years, Gloria’s global project, The I’m Loving Me Project, has shone light on women who have overcome adversity with mission to inspire the next generation of women. Because of the project’s tremendous success, Ward shared her own self-growth journey with the bestselling book – now national speaking event.  

We invite Pittsburgh women to meet their new self-growth sisterhood devoted their mental, physical, & spiritual wellbeing with special guest speakers flying in from across the U.S.: Darieth Chisolm, Mj Callaway, Lauren Sheu, Tonya McKenzie, Ellie Curry, Nijiama Smalls and more. LIVE music by female DJs and special host Duffy Women on Sunday, September 26th from 11-2. 

The weekend-long event offers plenty of entertainment at Pittsburgh’s beautiful Renaissance Hotel with brunch each day, inspirational speeches, exclusive book signing with Bestselling Author Gloria Ward, shopping with women-owned brands, self-care gift boxes for each guest, reiki, meditation, live music and more! Becoming Truly You: The Experience is designed to help women find their community, discover purpose, and devotion to self-growth and mental wellbeing.

For interview requests, story assistance or attendance request please contact: 

Charissa Lauren

Charissa Lauren Collective, LLC

Brand & PR Representative 


P: (412)722-3615

Using her first-hand experiences to position creative professionals publicly, Charissa has worked with clients internationally since starting her first business at 22. She chose to keep the business in Pittsburgh devoted to growing the local industry, “Working in the industry, I’ve seen true struggle for fashion or beauty brands starting out simply because they were not New York or LA based. I wanted to change this,” Charissa is quoted in an interview with PR Couture. She was named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Stiletto Women in Business, nominated for the Athena Young Professional Award of 2018, a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, nominated for Yahoo! Women Who Shine and honored by Pittsburgh Magazine’s Women in Business Spotlight.