Santa Barbara CA, March 6th, 2014: Women and men from around the world are already making plans to attend the 2014 California Women’s Festival which will be held on March 7th and 8th, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, CA. Each year the Festival celebrates women in leadership and seeks to bring together amazing resources, inspiring speakers and wonderful entertainment. This year’s theme, “Tech, Talk & Trade” spotlights individuals and organizations that focus on technology, advocacy, and local and/or international business. If you’re looking for March events in Santa Barbara, don’t miss Women’s Festivals 2014!
Women’s Festivals is a combination of networking, conference, expo and awards which brings together everything for the professional businesswoman under one umbrella. The speakers’ list features inspirational women talking about issues of relevance to today’s entrepreneurial women. Featured speakers scheduled to appear at this year’s event include:
- Mary O’Hara Devereaux: Global futurist, author and CEO Advisor
- Kelly Le Brock: Actress, activist and author
- Betty LaMarr: Founder/Executive Director of EmpowHer Institute
- Elianne Ramos: Vice-Chair of Marketing & PR for Latinos in Social Media
- Lindsey Mask: Founder/Executive Director of Ladies America
- Rona Barrett: TV personality and founder of the Rona Barrett Foundation
The Santa Barbara festival is focused on education that empowers women to expand networks interpersonally and virtually; effectively utilize various forms of technology to enhance their lives; use technology as a medium for change, progress, advocacy, and philanthropy; and encourage gender equality and female participation in the work force. Exhibits from Santa Barbara companies and event sponsors will touch on personal, business, spiritual and financial aspects. The Gutsy Gals Inspire Me© Awards and Reception will serve as an opportunity to meet inspiring women in the fields of business or community service.
“This is one of the most important March festivals in the education and women empowerment movement,” said Patty DeDominic, founder of the Women’s Festivals. “We gather in March each year to commemorate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, address the crucial issues facing women in an interactive, meaningful and entertaining format, and provide fertile ground for networking, referrals, and resource sharing.”
Past attendees have said that no other Santa Barbara festival gets attendees so up close and personal with inspirational leaders from the arts, local non-profits and thriving businesses. Interested parties can purchase tickets or connect online to get up-to-the-minute updates. Profits from the festivals go to founding nonprofit organizations including the National Association of Women Business Owners, Girls Inc., Future Women CEOs, SCORE.org and Women’s Economic Ventures.
About Women’s Festivals: The Women’s Festivals is a sponsored project of NAWBO-California Education Fund. Women and men from throughout the world will attend the California Women’s Festival on March 7th and 8th at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara festival will include a professional business expo, awards program, and educational and enlightening discussions led by renowned speakers and authors. Visit the website and Facebook page or call 805-565-9967 for more information on the Festival or empowering women.
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