Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Off to Women's Conference!

The California Women’s is coming up! It’ll be lot of fun, but lots of work.

Looks like I have the Minervas (teenage girls) again this year. Not a problem, I like teenage girls and we have a much better system to avoid the crowd control problems of last year.

But, I won’t be able to see Elizabeth Gilbert’s or Christine Northrup’s sessions. Maybe Sally will want to attend one of those. I will make sure I get to their book signings if at all possible.

These are the sessions for the Minervas:


You Can Do It: How to be an Architect of Change

Session Host: Pat Mitchell - President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media
Session Moderator: Vanessa Williams - Singer & Actress, Ugly Betty
Session Speakers:Laila Ali - World Class Athlete & Champion Boxer
Samantha Larson - Youngest Person to climb the "Seven Summits"
Raven-Symone - Actress, That's So Raven

Dream It, Achieve It - Steps to Your Success

Session Host: Celia Rafalko - Chief Administrative Officer, Financial Services Group, Wachovia Securities
Session Moderator: Jean Chatzky - Personal Finance Expert, Journalist & Author
Session Speakers:Sharon Shaheed - Co-Founder, Piano Play Music Systems & Make Mine a Million $ Winner
Shannon McFayden - Senior Executive Vice President, Wachovia Corporation


I think I will get to attend the evening session:

Concluding Session & Minerva Awards

Heidi Weaver, Director of Community Relations, Target Corporation
Diane von Furstenberg, Fashion Designer & President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America
Jody Williams, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Jody Williams and Professor Muhammad Yunus with Maria Shriver Present Minerva Awards
Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher Schwarzenegger Present Minerva Lifetime Achievement Award
Joan Baez, A California Legend Performs

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