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Don't miss the 2017

Midwest Women's Empowerment Summit

Our 4th

"Stir up the Gift Within" Conference/Cruise to the


 Key West, FL. & Cozumel

November 13-17, 2017


Carnival Victory

Save The Date

November 13-17, 2017

Take a look at this video about Carnival Victory

Check out the beautiful balcony stateroom that we will reserve for you. 

Listen to a message from our Founder & CEO Dr. Teresa Jeter

Listen to a message from our

Founder & CEO 

Dr. Teresa Jeter

If you feel you need inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and some me time, this event is just for you.

More than 

400 Women from the United States, the Bahamas, Europe & India have attended our conference/cruises.

"Leaving Out of Port Miami and Sailing to"

Key West, Florida

The southernmost point in the United States, Key West is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches and historic sites. Don't miss Duval Street, one of the most energetic strips of shops, bars and cafes in all the land. Did we mention Sloppy Joe's novelist Ernest Hemingway? 

And, for the more sober minded, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum (look for the celebrated six-toed cats). Indeed, walking tours of Key West are the best way to see the island's intriguing architecture, courtyards and gardens. Start in the center of town at the Key West City Cemetery. 

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is proof that Mexico can do 'island favor' with the best of the Caribbean.

Cozumel offers a huge variety of things to do, see, taste and explore. This island just happens to be perched atop a coral reef. We will make a positive impact by visiting San Miguel Village to meet with Mayan descendants, learn about age-old traditions and help the local community by participating on the Give Back with Purpose Community Tour!  We will visit a local church, San Pedro y San Pablo, to meet the guardians of this place of worship. Then we will visit the highlights of the tour. We will visit an orphanage and meet the amazing  people who work there and learn how our visit supports their efforts. 

Finally we will go to a local market to discover the home-grown flavors and culinary traditions of the Mayan community. We will enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch at a local restaurant. Going to a new place has the power to change you and this will leave a memorable impression. 

Our Keynote Speaker for our 2017 Caribbean Conference/Cruise is....

Listen to Dr. Jeter's Stir Up the Gift conversation with Stacey

Speakers & Singers

Listen to Dr. Jeter's Stir Up the Gift

conversation with Davinia

Listen to Dr. Jeter's Stir Up the Gift

conversation with Tia

2017 Founder's Award Recipient

The Founder's Award acknowledges women who didn't give up in pursuit of their destiny despite the odds of being successful. 

Dr. Pamala V. Morris is currently an Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and a full Professor for the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, in the College of Agricultural at Purdue University.  As faculty, her primary focus is to inform youth and adults, on an international, national and local level, about the changing faces of our global society and to increase their understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities within, among the between groups.  As Dean, she provides leadership in the area of multicultural education for faculty, staff, and students in the college.  She developed and implemented two diversity awareness courses that serve as two out of three ways to fulfill a new Multicultural Understanding Requirement in the college.  Dr. Morris has the distinction of being the first and only African American female and Professor in the College of Agriculture.  The Midwest Women's Empowerment Summit is thrilled to bestow this award on Dr. Morris  

Dr. Teresa Jeter, Founder/CEO

We have reserved 50 beautiful oceanview, balcony staterooms. They are booked on a first come, first serve basis. 

Download brochure here. Print and mail the registration form along with your initial deposit ​

After we receive your deposit an information packet will be mailed to you in May. 

Initial Deposits are due April 4, 2017

Initial deposits are nonrefundable.

  • $30 initial deposit required for each person who is rooming with another guest(s).

  • $55 initial deposit if you are booking as a single guest.

  • Average cost (double occupancy can range from

  • $455 - $475 per person depending on which deck your room is located. (Being a single guest will double this cost).

  • 2nd deposit of $150 is due July 12th. ($300 for a single guest)

  • Balance due September 8th. 

More Details

Dr. Teresa Jeter is the founder and CEO of the Midwest Women's Empowerment Summit, Inc. (MWES). With her "Stir Up the Gift Within" conference/cruises and monthly conversations with empowered women, Dr. Jeter creates opportunities for women who seek to take their lives and careers to the next for success.  Whether it is about discovering purpose, being a better person, learning entrepreneurial skills, taking financial control, or seeking motivation or mentorship, she created MWES to inspire, motivate and empower women.  Dr. Jeter's faith in God and her audacity to take risks have opened many doors for her.  From building affordable housing and working with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, to creating a line of skin care products that have sold in retail stores in the Midwest, she owes her success to God and family.

What you can Expect

You will have the opportunity to:​

  • Network with women who are learning and understanding their purpose

  • Hear from successful women who are living their purpose

  • Be pampered and spoiled

  • Enjoy balmy breezes and views of the ocean

Conference/Cruise Details

  • 11/13 - Sail out of Miami

  • 11/14 - Arrive in Key West

  • 11/15 - Arrive in Cozumel

  • 11/16 - Enjoy a day at Sea

  • 11/17 - Back in Miami

  • Experience our Founder's Reception

  • Enjoy our Cozumel Excursion

  • Hear our dynamic KeynoteSpeaker

  • Enjoy our SWAG Bags

  • Dress up for the Captain's Dinner & much more

"Don't miss this fun-filled, empowermentt event that will link you with women from across the U.S. who are seeking opportunities to be inspired and encouraged to live their purpose.  For additional information please email

2017 Sponsors

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