The Sophia Institute is hosting a convocation of women from across the nation Oct. 6-9 at Ashley Hall in Charleston.

The second annual "Women of Wisdom: Transforming Our Lives, Transforming Our World" weekend will feature lectures from "evolutionary women leaders," including author and educator Barbara Marx Hubbard, psychologist and author Joan Borysenko, and Sophia Institute founder and director Carolyn Rivers.

Among the topics on this year's program are:

On Oct. 6, the event opens with musical performances by Devaa Haley Mitchell and Charleston musicians Laura Ball and Ann Caldwell. Tickets to this event are available separately from the convocation for $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

On Oct. 7, the convocation begins. The cost is $360 for the weekend. For more information, go to www.thesophiainstitute.org.