In Celebration of Women’s History Month

A Day-Long Women’s Retreat

Divine Beauty – Transforming our lives from within

Saturday, March 25th, 9:30AM – 3PM

Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center, Lisle, Illinois

Host sponsor

Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center In Partnership with

DuPage County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Lisle, Wheaton, Naperville,

and Aurora, Chambers of Commerce

Event Schedule

A Free Community Event

Saturday March 25, 2023

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Registration Recommended

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Opening Remarks

10:00 am – 10:50 am

Talk: “Everyone’s Needed, No Skills Required”
By Dr. Alison Thompson Global Humanitarian and Founder of Third Wave Volunteers

11:00AM – 11:45 AM

Group A / Free Vegetarian Lunch

Group B / Workshop – “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” with Zelma Chamberlain, M.Ed., Career Development Coordinator, Retired.

12:00PM – 12:45 PM

Group B / Free Vegetarian Lunch

Group A / Workshop – “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” with Zelma Chamberlain, M.Ed., Career Development Coordinator, Retired.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion with Women Community Leaders

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Closing Remarks

About the Event

Within every woman there is a Divine Beauty that can transform our lives and the world around us.

Join our 8th annual women’s retreat where we explore the divine beauty in all women and how empowerment, transformation and meaningful changes come from within.

Held at the Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center in Lisle, Illinois, we will hear esteemed speakers share their experiences of self-discovery. Enjoy a free vegetarian lunch and spend time together with like-minded women.

Regardless of where you are in your life’s journey, learn how to face daily challenges with courage and strength by finding your center of peace and harmony. Together we will be inspired to navigate life by creating a space for unconditional love, wisdom, fearlessness, and joy.

Keynote Speaker


Vegetarian Lunch

Panel Discussion

Meditation Session

Keynote Speaker

Special guest speaker, Dr. Alison Thompson

A full-time volunteer incident commander running large refugee camps and field hospitals for the past 23 years in natural and man-made disasters, including the Syrian, Afghan, Venezuela and Ukraine refugee crisis. Third Wave Volunteers was founded on the Sept 11th 2001during the attacks in NYC, and to date has over 30,000 first responder volunteers. In 2022, she was awarded The Presidential Lifetime Service Award by President Biden and in 2010 The Order of Australia from Queen Elizabeth II.

Guest speaker, Zelma Pierce Chamberlain

Zelma Pierce Chamberlain M.Ed is a retired educator, with over 20 years experience working with a non-traditional school population. Zelma has been meditating for over 39 years and has found that meditation is key to living a life of peace and love. Coping with stressful situations is not easy however meditation allows her the opportunity to navigate life’s challenges with grace and serenity. Zelma is the National Women’s Retreat Coordinator for Science of Spirituality. She facilitates and presents at women’s retreats and workshops around the world teaching a meditative technique that is widely respected and provides numerous benefits. Many have found her presentations direct, engaging and resonating with practical experiences that are enjoyed by all.

Panel Discussion

Inspiration and Wisdom from Women Community Leaders

Robyn Tittsworth

Robyn Tittsworth

H.R. Recruitment Program Manager for LinkedIn

Karen Ayala

Karen Ayala

Executive Director with the DuPage County Health Department

Lavina Phulwani Sethi

Lavina Phulwani Sethi

Lead, Enterprise Partnerships, Uber

Shefali M. Trivedi

Shefali M. Trivedi

Founder of

Karen S. Wells

Karen S. Wells

Chief Strategy & Diversity Officer Make-A-Wish® America

Gallery From Previous Years Events

Event Venue

Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center

4105 Naperville Rd, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-955-1200

Masks Recommended but Not Required

No Smoking Facility