2015 sHero Award Call for Nominations

2015 sHero Award is calling for your nominations! If you are or you know a woman who seeks to empower women to flourish in all aspects of their busy lives, we encourage you to send your nomination for the 2015 sHero Awards to today!

Sign up NOW for a Mastermind Introductory session, put on by PURE Business
You are invited to attend a FREE introductory Mastermind session on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.! The event will be put on by PURE Business, and will be held at PURE Business’ office: 1 N. Cezar Chavez Suite 102 (Synergy Center), Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Please click here to RSVP for the event, and click here to visit the official Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
is proud to be part of the Women’s Festivals every year!  Join us to see our girls sing at the VIP Reception and come by our booth during the festival to say hi and learn more about our mission, facilities, and ways you can make a difference.

Parents and girls agree, there’s no place like Girls Inc. for afterschool enrichment!  Girls Inc. offers a safe, fun, girls-only environment where girls gain the foundation to help them reach their maximum potential.  Offering FREE transportation during the school year, our vans pick up girls from 30 plus schools in the community and our after-school programs run until 6:00pm.

Girls Inc. programs are classified under the six following categories.  Careers & Life Planning, Health & Sexuality, Leadership & Community Action, Sports & Adventure, Self-Reliance & Life Skills, and Culture & Heritage.  Programs are delivered by professionally trained facilitators in licensed centers located in Santa Barbara (531 E. Ortega Street) and Goleta (4973 Hollister Avenue).  Enroll in person at the Center of your choice.

$100/week full time (3 days or more)
$60/week part time (2 days or less)
$35 Full Day or Holiday
$50 Registration Fee

For more information call:
Santa Barbara Center: 963-4017
Goleta Valley Center: 967-0319
Gymnastics: 963-4492

Volunteer Leadership Pays Off
2011 Women’s Festivals co-emcees and fitness professionals, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA, better known as “Fun and Fit,” launched their new online radio show December 14 on WomensRadio. Kymberly and Alexandra learned about WomensRadio at the 2010 Women’s Festival, where they connected with business owners and festival presenters, Pat Lynch and Kat Barrett. What connections could you make at the 2011 Women’s Festivals to grow your business? Read their Fun and Fit Q and A advice column weekly, listen to them on air at WomensRadio online, and catch their blog.

Learn more about Catherine Tyson’s Lighten Up show! Watch here!

Leading Orgs Unite to Celebrate Women By Pat Lynch, Host of Speak Up!
Speak Up! invites women, and also men, who “speak” to women in terms of their values, their goals and their strong sense of community, to address issues, opportunities and successes that need to be heard by a larger audience of women leaders. Listen here!

In the News

Ireland to be Honored
Santa Barbara Independent, January 18th 2012

The “Gutsy Gal” award will be presented to Santa Barbara’s top former super model, Kathy Ireland, at a VIP reception during the May 9 to 10 International Women’s Festivals, which has the theme “Live, Love, Learn.” The fifth annual Women’s Festivals will be held on the Santa Barbara City College West Campus. Read more…

International Women’s Festivals in Santa Barbara to Honor Kathy Ireland
Noozhawk, January 18, 2012

South Coast resident and supermodel turned businesswoman Kathy Ireland will receive the “Gutsy Gals Inspire Me” award at a VIP reception during the 2012 International Women’s Festivals in Santa Barbara. With the theme “Live, Love, Learn,” the fifth annual Women’s Festivals will be March 9-10 on SBCC’s West Campus. Read more…

Tracy Beard has been named executive director of the 2012 International Women’s Festivals.
Noozhawk, January 10th 2012

For the past eight years, Beard was most recently the human resources and special events director for the philanthropic Dreier Group. She also has spent that time supporting philanthropic events. Read more…

Patty DeDominic’s Article – What’s On the Minds of High Achievers?  Featured on Noozhawk.
High achievers, chief executive officers and organizational founders come in all shapes and sizes. So, no two of them think alike. Most feel they are peerless, but they do appreciate skilled input.

Their styles vary, but they do have certain traits in common, including investing in their continuing education, a desire to surround themselves with other high achievers and an ability to be decisive in most cases.

One thing we all have a little trouble with is being completely objective about our blind spots and ourselves. That’s why professionals who wish to become more effective utilize coaches. They want fast access to resources a strong network and valuable input.  Read more…

Women’s Festivals founder, Patty DeDominic receives Spirit of Entrepreneurship from NAWBO!
The Spirit of Entrepreneurship Awards were created to honor both a national level entrepreneur and local women who exemplify what it means to be a successful entrepreneur. The winners were selected by independent judges from forty-five women business owners in Santa Barbara County who had been nominated in the months preceding the awards. read more…

Businesswoman Patty DeDominic Embraces Her Entrepreneurial Spirit
She’s putting her know-how to work as the founder of Women’s Festivals and the NAWBO’s Santa Barbara chapter. read more…

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