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The County of Riverside, in partnership with the Corona Chamber of Commerce, invite you to save the date for the 9th Annual Riverside County Women's Leadership Conference: We've Come a Long Way, which celebrates the strides women have made in ensuring opportunity for all.
The event will take place on Thursday, September 24, with a recording available for paid registrants to view later as well.
Connect and learn from great women and fill your soul with inspiration and powerful stories that will empower the way you work and live. The speaker lineup* includes Emilie Aries, Mimi Donaldson, Hilda Kennedy, and Tara Oldridge. A physician panel will soon be announced as well.
Plan to join, celebrate our milestones, and be part of the history that women continue to make through their leadership, power and passion.
Did you know?
2020 marks the 100 year anniversary of American Women?s Right to Vote
Women were granted the right to open their own bank account through the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974.
Women were granted the right to serve on a jury in 1968.
Women were given the opportunity to attend Law School in the 1950?s.
NASA gave women the opportunity to become Astronauts in 1978.
Women were able to run in the Boston Marathon after 1972.
Women were able to retain their jobs without fear after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.
For more information:
(951) 737-3350 x105
*Speakers subject to change.
Emilie Aries is a speaker, podcast host, author, and the Founder & CEO of Bossed Up, an award-winning personal and professional development community where she helps women craft happy, healthy, and sustainable career paths.
Her new book, Bossed Up: A Grown Woman's Guide To Getting Your Sh*t Together, serves as a practical roadmap for women who want to set themselves up for sustainable, long-term career success and step up as the boss of their lives.
Aries is ranked among such luminaries as Chelsea Clinton and Janet Mock in the LEVO 100, and received WIN's Young Women of Achievement Entrepreneurship Award and the YWCA National Capital Area's 2015 Rising Star Award.
Previously, Emilie served on national political campaigns as a digital strategist and grassroots organizer, where she trained and managed hundreds of organizers, helped campaigns leverage online communication technology, and smashed stereotypes about women in tech.
Mimi Donaldson is a superstar in the speaking business, keynoting with celebrities for audiences of thousands. Her rare combination of sophisticated humor and solid content makes her one of America's most popular funny females.
Mimi is an official speech coach for TEDx Talks and TED Talks. She coached all 9 of the TEDx speakers at TEDx Loyola Marymount University, and has had 14 clients on the TEDx stage to date.
Before starting her speaking and coaching business, she was a Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International. She has a Masters Degree from Columbia University Teachers College.
Mimi's latest book is Pitch Perfect: Speak to Grow Your Business in 7 Simple Steps. She is the author of three other books: Negotiating for Dummies, Bless Your Stress: It Means You're Still Alive! and Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life.
Hilda Kennedy is the President and Founder of AmPac Tri State CDC, a nonprofit economic development corporation certified by the U.S. Small Business Association to provide SBA guaranteed 504 loans for new and growing small businesses. AmPac is the SBA's first faith-based certified lender in the country.
Hilda spent 12 years working in local government and community lending. As the Director of Economic and Business Development for the City of Inglewood, she established and implemented a $45 million loan fund with funds from the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development and matching funds from Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco member banks. During her tenure in Inglewood, she also served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Inglewood and the City Administrator, as well as the City's Public Information Officer.
Hilda was named Woman of the Year by Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, and has been recognized by countless other organizations for her work.
Forbes Magazine boasts Tara Oldridge is an innovative leader during these times, with the foundation of her business as putting profits second and people first. She is the creator of Vision to Business, a 2-day workshop for women who have a deep sense they were made for more that helps them find a clear strategy and create a committed action plan so they can finally build an impactful business they love.
Host of Entrepreneur Magazine's "TOP 20 Podcast to listen to in 2020", (The Smart Woman Show) reviews describe her as a vibrant, energetic business mentor that has enriched the personal and financial lives of women internationally through her group masterminds, workshops and in-depth, personalized coaching.
In Tara's words, showing women how to create and grow a profitable business is what she does. Inspiring them to access their power and confidence so they can impact the world is who she is.
Why should you attend?
"Women are leading the charge in Riverside County. For the past several years, the majority of new entrepreneurial endeavors were established by women. The Riverside County Women's Leadership Conference [WLC] will provide an opportunity to learn from inspirational leaders and make connections that will be beneficial in both their personal and professional life." -Karen Spiegel, Riverside County Supervisor (and Founder of the WLC)
"From my perspective, it is important to attend the Women's Leadership Conference because it offers opportunities to learn new ideas and approaches to old situations. You will meet experts and influencers face-to-face in a venue filled with energy of like-minded individuals. As women, we must invest in ourselves more often, and have more fun." -Sophia Brooks, 2019 Speaker
"Because for too long women have been pitted against one another. We are not one another's competition and deserve an opportunity to find new ways to learn with and from one another. Together all of our individual voices are stronger." -Dr. Rebecca Heiss, 2019 Speaker
"I believe strongly that empowered women empower women and that is why I attend the WLC. I love the energy and the encouragement I get from other successful women. We all need to be empowered." -Michelle Mills, Diana Renee Homes, powered by Keller Williams, and 2019 Conference Committee Member
"Connection is the new currency--and this is a great place to invest in yourself and make new connections. If you're a woman leader or interested in leadership development, join me and this amazing speaker line-up." -Lisa Marie Platske, 2019 Speaker