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- $39 for admission for one to The California Women’s Conference on Sunday, September 23, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (up to a $79 value)
- $99 for admission for one to the The California Women’s Conference on Sunday, September 23, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday, September 24, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (up to a $199 value)<p>
This Groupon is also valid for teenagers and students.
This year’s conference opens on Sunday with an inspirational presentation from Reverend Michael Beckwith and music by his wife Rickie Byars Beckwith, both of the Agape International Spiritual Center. Next, Judy Carter, Geri Jewell, and Kerri Pomarolli lead a roundtable discussion on women in comedy, moderated by comedy writer David Misch of Saturday Night Live and The Muppets Take Manhattan. Later that day, Emily Rehm and Debra Gano of BYOU magazine moderate the Girls “B-Empowered” Summit, inspiring teens and tweens with appearances by performers including perpetually beaming Nickelodeon star Cymphonique Miller.
After Monday’s opening keynote session with Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and First Lady Nancy Foster and a performance by the 1,000 Voice Inspirational Youth Choir, lectures kick off across multiple stages. For the first morning session, attendees might soak up the practical insight of marriage coaches Tina and Ron Konkin in “Relationships in Reality,” or learn to juggle work and play with Dr. Marissa Pei and Deborah Deras’s “Living Life with Balance and Synergy.” Running straight through both morning sessions is the Dolphin Tank, a nonconfrontational place to bounce around business ideas and beach balls.
In the afternoon, Carol Channing, Rose Marie, Tippi Hedren, Julie Newmar, and JoAnne Worley reminisce on their limelit lives in “Legendary Ladies of Stage and Screen,” and actress/civil rights activist Donzaleigh Abernathy and former congresswoman the Honorable Diane Watson sit in on “Women Influencing Legislation.” Networking and book-signing opportunities abound throughout the two-day event, and Helen Reddy performs her timeless anthem “I Am Woman” at the gala’s closing ceremonies.
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The California Women's Conference
Founded in the mid-1980s, The California Women's Conference boasts a long and proud tradition of lectures and discussion panels aimed especially at women in business. Some highlights from past years include a panel and sack race featuring Michelle Obama, Ann Romney, Cindy McCain, and Elizabeth Edwards in 2007 and a historic address from the Dalai Lama and Maria Shriver in 2006. Beyond annual conventions, The California Women’s Conference offers news and resources with a lively online community.