The Sixth Annual International Women’s Festival will be at Goleta’s Bacara Resort & Spa from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 with the theme of “Health, Wealth and Soul.”
The festival offers speakers, entertainment and an expo to showcase local products and services and is an afternoon of inspiration and empowerment by focusing on five critical areas of women’s lives known as the “5 Ps:” personal, professional, philanthropic, political and planet, organizers said.
“We want to offer something for every woman and man who comes,” said Women’s Festival co-founder Patty DeDominic of Montecito. “Young or old, we have connections, inspiration and community leaders to mix and mingle in an informal and on stage event not to be missed.”
Keynote speakers include: Lynda Weinman, co-founder of Carpinteria-based Lynda.com; Tama Kieves, best-selling author of “Unleash Your Calling;” and Ann Doyle, an advocate for women’s progress who encourages women to become leaders.
The afternoon also offers a TEDx format of more than a dozen speakers, presenting “Health, Wealth and Soul” themed talks. Such speakers included Kim Clark, Kevin Bourke and Pamela Jansen.
The festival follows the American Heart Association’s Go Red Luncheon, where those attending have free access to the festival. Following the speaker showcase, a VIP reception honoring Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award® nominees and winners will be held.
Tickets for the luncheon are $125. Tickets for the entry in the festival and expo only are $25. Tickets to the luncheon, festival and VIP reception are $175 each.
A follow-up event has been created to give attendees a more intimate environment to mix and mingle with all speakers. This event, Power up at the Power House, is Feb. 9 at a private Montecito estate. Tickets are $299 and include entry into all event activities. For registration to any events, CLICK HERE.
For questions, contact email@example.com or (805) 565-9967.
Some 250 hear Guillebeau’s Talk
More than 250 men and women Jan. 22 listened to entrepreneur and author of “The 100 Startup” Chris Guillebeau talk about how many people in this post-recession time are adapting to unemployment and underemployment by starting their own “micro businesses.”
Guillebeau spoke to the monthly gathering of the Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club whose members and online registrants attended free of charge at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Hotel and Resort. A few non-registrants paid $10 at the door.
The Portland, Ore., resident said he has traveled to many countries an observed how some entrepreneurs cope with the lack of a real economy.
Guillebeau used several examples of workers who were laid off or downsized in the latest recession and then started their own businesses on shoestrings of $248 or less. Many of the businesses attained success and became more lucrative for the entrepreneurs than their previous jobs. In general, Guillebeau offered a message of pragmatism and hope for the nation’s economy.