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2014 Festival Speakers

Featuring Catherine Remak, Emiliano Campobello, Artist & Musician, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Patty DeDominic,
Founder, of the Women’s Festivals, Janis Johnson, Tracy Beard and more.

Featuring Thyonne Gordon from the Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Featuring Deborah Hutchison, the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me! Nominees & “The Improbable Journey of Bertz Benz” film.

Featuring model, actress & activist Kelly Le Brock.

Featuring Lucia de Garcia (poetry) & Emiliano Campobello (native flutes), Natalie Gelman (musician) & Sloane Reali (musician).

Featuring Elianne Ramos, Vice-Chair of Marketing & PR for Latinos in Social Media (LATISM).

Featuring Janet Palmer, Ph.D., President at the Communication Excellence Institute.

Featuring Betty LaMarr, Director of EmpowHER Institute.

Featuring Tracy Repchuk, International Bestselling Author of “31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracle.”

Featuring Mary O’Hara Devereaux, Founder & CEO of Global Foresight, CEO Advisor, Inoovation & Strategy Expert and Author.

Featuring the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me! panel led by Deborah Hutchison, Founder & CEO of Gutsy Gals Inspire Me!®; Razia Jan, founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation and 2012 CNN Hero Award Winner; Dr. Jennifer Conrad, founder and director of the PAW Project; Marla McNally Phillips, first time Broadway producer; Barbara Liss, paralegal; Deborah Jackson and Camilla Olson of Plum Alley; and Lisa Hickerson, formerly homeless and now a Homeless Advocate.

Featuring Lindsey Mask, Founder and Executive Director of Ladies America.

Featuring Rona Barrett, founder of the Rona Barrett Foundation.

Featuring Kim Castle, creator and star of kimTV.

Featuring Kathleen Tucker, owner of Tucklets.

Featuring the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me! ceremony (award winners) & closing remarks.

2014 Festival Film Screenings

FEMME: Women Healing the World – Friday, March 7 at 6:30pm, during the VIP reception
FEMME is an inspirational voyage about women around the world who are actively transforming and healing global society of a daily basis. Starring Sharon Stone (Casino, Total Recall, Basic Instinct), Jean Houston, Marianne Williamson, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Riane Eisler, Nobel Peace Prize Laureats Shirin Ebadi and Mairead Maguire, Rickie Lee Jones, Gloria Steinem, and more! Influential women discuss religion, science, history, politics and entertainment – and the solutions to the multiple crisis we face throughout the world. FEMME focuses on utilizing a feminine approach with nurturing energy to inspire a new hope for the future. Please visit to learn more about the film and its important message.

Award winning animated short film – The Improbable Journey of Berta Benz
In 1888, Berta Benz, wife of Karl Benz (Mercedes Benz) takes her family on a wild ride that not only rescues them from disaster, but ushers in the bold new era of motorized cars.
Learn more about the film.

2013 Women’s Festival Video Coverage

Past Women’s Festival Clips