We Move Forward 2016 Sponsors and Partners

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WMF Sponsors & Partners include large, medium and small businesses that support women’s development and GROWTH!  Be among them and experience the GROWH in attention and recognition that your business will receive from participating in this TOP 10 International Women’s Day Conference and Retreat.

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GOLD Sponsors

Casitas del Mar is a GOLD sponsor of We Move Forward.  Nestled mid-island in the friendly neighborhood of La Gloria, the Casitas (suites) are owned and operated by We Move Forward 2014 speaker Joyce Urzada and her husband, Bob Sylvestre.  Casitas del Mar is an “adults only” facility that is ideal for singles or couples.  Each casita has an ocean view, is tastefully decorated with a Mexican flair and equipped with everything you need to make you feel at home during your stay on Isla. For more info visit Casitas del Mar.

People Minded Business is a consultancy that puts its skills to work for the benefit of your organization and the customers you serve. PMB applies current best practices in strategic planning, creative and innovative problem solving, customized learning, communications and group facilitation. PMB strongly supports empowering and educating girls and women to excel at any age, and live their best lives!


Once again, Oyster Shores B&B is co-sponsoring the registration of a local woman from Isla Mujeres to attend We Move Forward.   Oyster Shores B&B is situated on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  It is situated on quiet Ships Point where famous Fanny Bay oysters are grown and harvested. The 3-bedroom Cape Cod guest-house provides a tranquil setting for anyone wanting to get away from it all. Visit their page on VRBO.

PRODUCT Sponsors

Isla Mujeres Net is the first website ever developed on Isla about Isla. Isla Mujeres Net is where travelers continue to go to “get the goods” on Isla.  Its developer, Julie Fraga, is an integral part of We Move Forward’s success.  Thank you Isla Mujeres Net for your continued support of WMF! www.isla-mujeres.net

Lightscope Pictures is owned by independent Producer Frances MacKinnon, a veteran award winning independent documentary filmmaker and tv producer.  Frances’ work has aired on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Canada, Discovery Health, Discovery Science, CTV (Canada), Life Network and more. She has filmed extensively throughout the world.  Her work has received numerous awards and been nominated for a Gemini (Canadian Emmy).  The We Move Forward 2015 and 2016 videos were created by Frances.  WMF 2015 conference participants had the good fortune of hearing Fran speak about the art of sharing our stories.

Sunhorse Wedding Services  Once again, Tiffany Lanier of Sunhorse Wedding Services www.sunhorseweddings.com has sponsored the We Move Forward journals that each registrant receives in her WMF bag. Tiffany has been of great assistance to WMF since its inception – thank you Tiffany and Sunhorse Wedding Services!

La Cazuela M & J is one of the original, and most loved restaurants on Isla Mujeres.  Known for its scrumptious breakfast & lunch dishes, including the flavorful cazuelas, no trip to Isla is complete without a meal at M and J’s. We Move Forward is honored and thankful to have M and J among its annual supporters. www.lacazuelamj.com

Jaded Diamond WMF Registrants are being gifted a purse size compact mirror from author, Penny Burnham. Penny, a long time resident of Isla, will also draw the name of one lucky registrant to receive her novel, Jaded Diamond, www.jadeddiamond.com. Taking place on Isla Mujeres, this is a story of one woman’s spiritual journey in moving forward, and empowers us all to see beyond our own limiting beliefs to what is truly possible.


United Nations Women is an international organization that promotes initiatives on gender empowerment and equality with assistance from 16 National Committees, 15 sub-regional offices, and 46 project offices across the world. We Move Forward had the pleasure of having Almas Jiwani of the United Nations Women National Committee Canada speak at WMF 2015 and continues to promote the work of the Committee through volunteer efforts.

Group Ignited provides creativity and innovation services for teams within organizations and for groups at events like We Move Forward.  Their activity-based sessions raise group energy and overall engagement.   Group Ignited designs special CreActivities to inspire people to connect and create strong bonds.  Their blend of energy and process can be designed into the perfect activity for your organization or group.  We Move Forward participants are in for a fun afternoon on Day 2 compliments of Group Ignited.   www.groupignited.com


Wellness Travel Journal  WTJ and WMF support each other’s mission and have proudly partnered since 2013. WTJ  invites readers to think about wellness & travel in new ways. Wellness-focused travelers are interested in being their best self and in building a better world. How we connect and engage with others and with nature positively affects individuals, families, communities and the planet. I hope WTJ will inspire you live your best life! Sign up for free Travel Well webinars. Subscribe to free newsletter. To learn about Wellness Travel Academy.


Travel to Wellness and its founder, Anne Dimon, have partnered with We Move Forward since WMF’s inception in 2012.  Travel to Wellness is an established and informative online magazine serving the spa-goer and the wellness-minded traveler. Travel to Wellness Inc.

Isla Beckons  One of the original Vacation Rental businesses on Isla Mujeres, Isla Beckons is once again providing We Move Forward registrants with assistance to find accommodation to meet their needs. Thank-you Meaghan St. Louis for your excellent customer service! www.islabeckons.com


Fenix is where We Move Forward participants meet and mingle on evenings 1, 2, & 3 of the conference & retreat.  Strong supporters of WMF, this modern, oceanfront lounge is located on the sparkling waters of Isla’s North Beach and is directly over the bridge from the WMF conference venue the MIA Reef Hotel. A visit to Fenix is a must for anyone visiting Isla Mujeres. www.FenixIsla.com

Breakthrough Adventures is a personal development company on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Developed by Jason Sugar, a masterful Breakthrough Coach and award-winning Master Scuba Diver Trainer, the My Life | My Terms™ and First Breath™ programs are based on the 5-Step Breakthrough Living Model™ which guides people to and through the question, “What else is possible?” Jason coaches people dealing with challenging life transitions on how to figure out “what’s next” and how to move forward clearly and confidently to create life on their own terms.

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