Mexico: Women's Leadership Experience


The vibrant beach-town of San Pancho, just north of Puerto Vallarta, is your setting for a powerful journey of global citizenship. Join fellow co-workers from from Spaulding Ridge for a cultural team building experience. Engage with social entrepreneurs, contribute to local education programs, enjoy a Mexican cooking lesson and hike through secluded jungles on this inspiring learning journey.

May 2-5, 2019

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EDUCATION // Engage with inspiring local leaders and contribute to education programs related to women entrepreneurs, at-risk youth or the environment. Projects and initiatives vary but always benefit the community (and you!).

FOODIE // Enjoy amazing cuisine ranging from farm-to-table dinners, to the best traditional tacos at the local hotspot. Eat and drink your way through more local ceviche, fresh guacamole and margaritas than you thought possible.

PHILANTHROPY // Experience deep cultural immersion thanks to the 10 year history of our local partner, EntreAmigos. Their unique approach of sustainability, environmental stewardship and local leadership development is a model for organizations worldwide. Share meals with the EntreAmigos leaders and exchange ideas on global citizenship and strategic philanthropy.

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- Registration Full -

Spaulding Ridge will be covering the cost of the experience - all in-country expenses including meals, lodging (assuming double occupancy - single room upgrade available for $400), transportation, activities and excursions. Fee does not include the cost of international flights.

connect, inspire & transform during 4 unforgettable days


Ignite staff will greet you at Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR). Check-in to your boutique accommodations and settle in. Enjoy cocktails at sunset on the beach as you connect with team members and we walk through the itinerary for our next few days together. Take a leisurely stroll to a top-rated restaurant for a delicious, locally-sourced dinner.


After breakfast, we’ll take a guided walking tour through San Pancho ending at the amazing facility of our community partner, EntreAmigos. Enjoy a ceviche lunch with their team leaders and an opportunity to discuss the values and practices that create a sense of belonging at work. We spend the afternoon engaging with one of their high-impact education programs. A team discussion will be over drinks at a sidewalk cafe followed by  a mezcal tasting and traditional tacos at the hottest taqueria in town.


Today you’ll start with optional yoga and breakfast followed by an engagement with the local women’s entrepreneur program. Our afternoon will include a beach hike, a powerful team activity, and some time to relax. Dinner will be a farm to table, culinary experience you won’t forget and you can extend your evening with optional late night drinks, live music, and dancing.


On our last morning together, enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast with fresh tortillas that you helped to make. We’ll celebrate the highlights of our journey together, and share individual company takeaways.  Stay and enjoy the San Pancho as long as you can, and the Ignite staff will facilitate your transportation to the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) in time to catch your flight home.

Book your round trip flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) to arrive Thursday no later than 2:30pm and depart on Sunday (2pm or later) based on your specific trip dates. Feel free to contact Dominyka for sample flight itineraries or recommended routes. Considering arriving early or extending your trip? Contact Dominyka and we'll share some great suggestions with you.

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Enjoy your stay in a boutique Mexican hotel that balances local flavor with comfortable amenities.

Experience Ignite Journeys Inclusive Leadership Development Retreat

our community partner

EntreAmigos community center was founded in 2006 in the heart of San Pancho, Mexico. What started as teaching arts and crafts on a kitchen table in a neighborhood front yard has grown into a vibrant center dedicated to education, environmentalism, youth and their families. The home to most of their programming is a remodeled 16,000 square foot warehouse considered a model in sustainability, designed using majority recycled materials.

Experience Ignite Journeys Inclusive Leadership Development Retreat

Ignite + Spark Ventures

A portion of the fee for this journey is contributed to EntreAmigos through our philanthropic partner Spark Ventures. Spark is a U.S. based 501c3 with over a decade of experience building partnerships that lift communities out of poverty. Together, Ignite and Spark financially support the at-risk youth and women’s entrepreneurs program at EntreAmigos.


Registration ends March 4, 2019 or as soon as the experience is registered in full. Ignite reserves the right to cancel experiences with less than 6 confirmed individuals.

What is included? The experience includes all in-country expenses including airport transport, meals, lodging, in-country transportation & transfers, core activities and excursions, plus a philanthropic contribution to our local partner organization, EntreAmigos. The experience is priced assuming double occupancy. Want your own room? Optional $400 single room upgrade is available.

What is not included in the fee? The fee does not include the cost of your international flight (arriving and departing from Puerto Vallarta Airport - PVR). We recommend not booking your flights until the journey has been confirmed.

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