An International Women’s Day Conference, Retreat & Celebration on Isla Mujeres

We Move Forward 2018 Conference Snapshot

One fun and meaningful experience leads into another, and another, at We Move Forward.
Here’s all that’s in store for you at WMF 2018:

  • A warm welcome & cool drink at the pre-registration meet & mingle at Hotel Berny on Thursday, March 8.
  • A visit to Isla’s Artist Fair at the Casa de La Cultura after the meet and mingle
  • Three tasty breakfasts, March 9, 10 & 11 at Hotel Berny
  • Daily featured speakers with stories and messages that inspire
  • Daily ‘Say Si’ speakers – twelve women will share their 12 minute ‘Say Si!’ story over the three days
  • Daily interactive sessions and activities led by skilled facilitators
  • Daily mindful movement options – yoga, Zumba, oceanside morning walks, and morning meditation
  • Free Quickie Massages provided throughout each day by a licensed massage therapist
  • Choice of afternoon workshops on Day 2
  • Day 1 Happy Hour & Connection Session where you can display and share your work, passion, or cause, or simply sip and mingle
  • Day 2 Dinner & Social Under the Starts
  • Day 3 Happy Hour & Sunset Closing Circle Ceremony, Buffet Dinner & Fiesta
  • New friends, renewed dreams, much laughter & Aw-Yes Moments & Memories! 

Check out the WMF 2018 Program page for details!

NOTE: The We Move Forward 2018 conference and retreat program, speakers & facilitators are subject to change.

2018 Speakers & Facilitators

In 2018 you will hear from, meet and hang out with:

  • Izzy Mamnoon
  • Teresa Kruze
  • Clara Kluk
  • Beth Slazak
  • Nicole Dobinson
  • Janeen Halliwell
  • And more and more speakers to be announced in the months to come… Stay Tuned

Read the full bios of our speakers on WMF 2018 Speaker page.

2018 WMF Conference & Retreat Location ~ Isla Mujeres

We Move Forward takes place on Isla Mujeres – The Island of Women – Mexico. ‘Isla’ is a quaint Caribbean island, just a short 17 minute ferry ride from Cancun. Historically, Isla is a fishing village and although it has been discovered by tourists it still retains its charming atmosphere. The colorful downtown area, known as ‘Centro’ is four by six blocks – perfect for exploring by foot. The traditional town square, vibrant homes, and many shops, restaurants and cafes add to its appeal. The climate in March is perfect with the average temperatures ranging between 23 and 28 celsius.

Getting to Isla Mujeres ~ It’s Fun & Easy!

WMF participants book return flights to and from Cancun, travel by shuttle to the ferry dock and enjoy a quick ride over the brilliant turquoise Caribbean waters, and then sink their toes into the white sandy beaches on Isla.  For more travel information click here.

We Move Forward Hub – Hotel Berny

Visit (click on the “translate” button at top of website home page to read in English)

20% Discount for We Move Forward Participants!

We Move Forward is VERY HAPPY to be partnering with business woman, Adriana Castrejon, of Hotel Berny.  The hotel is charming, quaint, authentic and centrally located.  It is a very short walk from Hotel Berny to the Casa de La Cultura, where WMF will be held. Hotel Berny was recently renovated, blending authentic Mexican with modern flare.  It has a lovely pool area and dining area. All WMF participants regardless of where they stay will enjoy their daily breakfast at Hotel Berny. The March 8 Pre-registration, Meet and Mingle will also be held here.

20% WMF Discount – WMF participants are receiving a 20% discount at Hotel Berny.  The room rates are VERY REASONABLE, as noted in the prices below.  The prices noted are the cost per room, per night. Where more than one person is staying in a room, the cost of the room is shared among the number of roommates.  To assist with budgeting for accommodation, we are noting the approximate cost in USD – this amount is approximate because the foreign currency conversion rates alter slightly from day to day. The intent is to provide WMF registrants with a solid approximate price in USD, as well as the fixed peso amount.

1 room for 1 person = $ 1,247.12 pesos, which is approximately $72 USD
1 room for 2 people = $ 1,247.12 pesos, which is approximately $72 USD total, and $36 USD per person
1 room for 3 people = $ 1,508.92 pesos, which is approximately $86 USD total, and $29 USD per person
1 room for 4 people = $ 1,770.72 pesos, which is approximately $102 USD total, and $26 USD per person

IMPORTANT: Hotel Berny is a small hotel with a limited number of rooms, and March is high season on Isla.  If you wish to reserve a room at Hotel Berny, do so NOW or VERY SOON.

To book your room at Hotel Berny:

  • Visit to get a feel for the hotel
  • Contact the manager Adriana Castrejon by email:
  • Inform Adriana of your name, and the dates you would like a room, number of people staying in the room. Be sure to request the We Move Forward 20% discount.
  • Let Adriana know if you are open to sharing your room with another conference registrant looking to stay at the hotel, as this can be arranged to accommodate more women at the hotel, and to lessen your cost of a room.
  • If you would like further assistance with arranging a room at Hotel Berny, email: penny@wemoveforward and Penny will gladly help you.
Other Accommodation Options

Isla Mujeres has a wide range of accommodations from simple and economical, to luxurious elegance.

NOTE: You will want to act quickly and reserve accommodation as soon as possible, as Isla is a popular destination, and March is a busy month.  The sooner you register for We Move Forward, reserve flight and hotel the better, as prices go up as time goes by.  For more details on accommodation and travel click here.

Act Now - Don’t Wait

Conference and hotel space is limited on this quaint island!