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Michelle Steel To Anchor Women’s Conference July 23

Michelle_SteelMichelle Steel, the vice chair of the California State Board of Equalization, will be the featured keynote speaker at the Women’s Conference July 23 at University of Antelope Valley. The event, sponsored by local Congressmen Buck McKeon and Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, is themed “Living with Purpose and serves as a community outreach and resource for women in and around the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys.

“We are looking forward to hosting Michelle and the other tremendous speakers for this year’s women’s conference,” said McKeon.   “Michelle, the daughter of a Korean immigrant and a woman who has successfully distinguished herself as a dedicated public servant, has truly achieved the American Dream.  She will surely be an inspiration to attendees at the conference.”

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“I am pleased to bring some of our community’s best and brightest female entrepreneurs and innovators to our Women’s Conference,” McCarthy stated. “This event seeks to empower and inspire the women…to excel and succeed in all areas of their personal and professional lives.”

Steel was elected in 2006 and again in 2010 to represent the residents of the Third District on the California State Board of Equalization.  In 2011, she was unanimously elected by her colleagues to serve as Vice Chair.  Steel works tirelessly to protect taxpayers from overbearing government, new taxes, and tax increases.

The Women’s Conference Program includes speakers who will cover topics form managing finance to interviewing skills.  Conference hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon.; the location is University of Antelope Valley, Sierra Campus, 44055 N Sierra Highway
Lancaster, CA 93534
Organizers have released the conference agenda with links to more information about speakers:

“Living with Purpose” Women’s Conference 2011
Program & Breakout Sessions

Learn more about the speakers here

July 23, 2011

Check-in: 8:30 am – 9:00 am and start of Musical Performance Women on the Move

Program Begins: 9:00 am – 9:10 am – Welcome Remarks: Reps. McKeon and McCarthy
9:10 am – 9:20 am – Benediction & Colors: Senator Sharon Runner

Remarks: Opening Keynote: 9:20 am – 9:30 am – Heroes at Home – Ellie Kay

Breakout Sessions (Block I): 9:30 am – 10:15 am

A.1. Trusting Your Gut, Getting Inspired & Living with Purpose – Vivian Komori

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. – Helen Keller

B.2. Managing Your Family’s Finances in the Current Global Economy– Ellie Kay

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. – Suze Orman

C.3. A Healthy Purpose: Benefits of Relaxation, Stretching, & Strength Training – Barbara Brodowski

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. – Wayne Dyer

BREAK: 10:15 am – 10:30 am

Breakout Sessions (Block II): 10:30 am – 11:15 am

A1. PANEL: Entrepreneur Skills for a Successful Women’s Business– Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider; Catherine D. Grooms, Assistant Director, College of the Canyons Small Business Development Center; and Sandra Johnson, Founder, University of Antelope Valley

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt

B2.  Meaningful Relationships – Nancy Burroughs
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. — Rainer Maria Rilke

C3. Interviewing Skills & Purposeful Employment – Joan Enguita

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Break: 11:15 am – 11:25 am

Pre-Keynote Address: 11:25-11:30 – Stress Reducers to Bring Women Success! – Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider

KEYNOTE: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Michelle Steel


SPACE IS LIMITED. Must RSVP by July 20th to confirm your reservation.

Questions? Contact : Lindsey Mask, 202-225-1956


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