Our Mission is to...

Empower you with the right resources, education, connections, and experiences.

The annual SmartFem Summit combines the very best attributes of a get-together of good friends—those bonded by purpose. Equal parts conference, think tank, community and celebration, the SmartFem Summit is a gathering place for up-and-coming, talented and driven authors, speakers, coaches and business leaders assembled alongside a collection of celebrated celebrities, communications professionals, educators, and influencers.


Whether your inspiration comes from our talented speakers or partners—or results from a peer-to-peer or coach-to-novice connection—the educational opportunities abound. From monetizing your book and marketing your speaking business to building a brand and online community, the SmartFem Summit will energize your journey as it unveils your path to even greater success.



Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of SmartFem.com and SmartFem Entertainment.  SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a Publicist, columnist as well as a Radio & TV Personality.  She has extensive experience as a business consultant and entrepreneur but decided the only way she could make a difference for women was to create her own magazine that bridges the online community with the local community.  Her passion is connecting people.  Lea is often coined “ the connector “ due to her extensive network.  Lea is passionate about working with young professionals and SmartFem has helped launch the careers of several young journalism interns from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School.

Lea on the go: When Lea is not working she is spending time with her husband and co-founder Paul and their miniature schnauzer Abby.  They take daily walks and talk about current events and even politics.  Her favorite past time is to jump on a plane with Paul and Abby for a quick weekend getaway to places such as the beach, Flagstaff or even Vegas.


Here’s The Buzz

“The most empowering 3 days I have ever attended. When speakers are chosen specifically to bring value and teach solid business lessons—real-world business lessons— then I am in. Always. SmartFem’s Summit is the best investment you can make in your business training.”

Brad Szollose

Award Winning Business Author Consultant and Advisor on 21st Century Leadership Development TED Speaker

Lea Woodford and her team have created a summit where successful minds and caring individuals meet.  The event is steeped in valuable information.  This is not a pitch fest  I wouldn’t miss it!

Julie Ann Sullivan

Business Culture Expert and Podcaster Streaming Worldwide

The Summit was a great opportunity to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs, authors and business people.  The panel discussions were lively and engaging and the topics pertinent to growing my brand and company.  The setting for the event was 1st class and I look forward to the next event.

Leonard P. Raskin


The SmartFem Summit is a great opportunity for networking and education for upwardly mobile women in business. They received rich content and tools they can use. There was a spark of energy in the air that was exciting and contagious. Everyone we met was interesting, positive, and focused on sharing and learning! Don’t miss the next one!

Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan

Founders of Barefoot Wine and New York Times best-selling authors of The Barefoot Spirit, How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Best-Selling Wine, www.barefootspirit.com

This luxury business summit brings together the best of the best handpicked and vetted by branding maven, Lea Woodford. With its mixture of keynotes speeches from high-end experts, book signings by influential authors, red carpet interviews, and opportunities to connect and be inspired, there are a multitude of ways you will grow both personally and professionally. The SmartFem Network is the go-to event for those serious about learning from and being associated with those powerful brands creating influence. 


Image Consultant | Personal Brand Strategist | Speaker | Author | C-Suite Network Advisor

Great summit! Very well organized and very useful information put together in an excellent manner. I would highly recommend Lea Woodford and the SmartFem team to anyone that is interested in surrounding themselves with intelligent people and in growing their business opportunities.

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