Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Women's Leadership and Networking Day


Contact:  Cinthya Martinez


(April 27, 2015) On Friday, May 29, 2015, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will host its 4th Annual Women’s Leadership & Networking Day.  This exciting event will be held at the Pasadena Senior Center, located at 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena CA 91103. This informative day-long workshop highlights women who make a difference in public policy, civil rights, education, health, science, finance, business and marketing, and other fields that impact our community.

Each year we build a network of successful women and celebrate what it means to be a female leader in the workforce and the community. This year we will be celebrating what it means to achieve #LikeAGirlThis year’s special guest speakers will be discussing diverse topics ranging from intellectual property, business development, campaign management, career coaching, brand marketing, and more.

Guest speakers include: Linda LoRe – Co-Founder of Injoy Global; Ana Guerrero – Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti; Azucena Maldonado – Founder of Latina Golfers Association; Nicole Abboud – The GenWhy Lawyers Podcast;Marla Bleavins – CFO & Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles; and Deborah Deras – Principal of Synergy Unlimited. The event also features Susanne Whatley of KPCC 89.3 FM as emcee.

This workshop gives women the opportunity to network, share advice about career fields, and further their personal and professional development through breakout activities, question and answer sessions, and unique presentations about career women. 

“We are excited to have such an amazing group of successful and enthusiastic women participating at the event. The Women’s Leadership & Networking Day welcomes women at all ages and stages of their careers, whether they are students, mid-career, or retirees,” said Jessica Kubel, Associate Director of the YWCA Pasadena.

Tickets for the event are $85. Tickets include breakfast and lunch served by KMR Gourmet Catering, featuring Chef Mario Rivas. The event will run from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, with a networking mixer immediately to follow. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ywca.org/WLND2015, or by contacting Cinthya Martinez at 626.296.8433.

Thank you to our committed sponsors: The Gas Company, Bella Sol the Salon, PCL Construction, Law Office of Angeline Chen, New York Life, Ellen's Silkscreening, Massage Envy, Pasadena Magazine, Pasadena Now, and the Pasadena Senior Center.


About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 107 years ago to meet the needs of young women in Pasadena. Its programs address the mission of the national organization, “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information about the YWCA is available at www.ywca-pasadena.org

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