Celebrating 17 Years of Excellence

 

East Bay Women’s Conference

Epic Women

We’re Coming Back to Gather In Person Again For One EPIC Day!

 

 

SAN RAMON MARRIOTT

Registration

In-Person Attendees

$255.00 per person

Keynote and guest speaker presentations | Speaker meet and greets
Breakout sessions | Exhibitor booths | Book store and author signings | Networking

 

In-person attendees may choose one of three morning sessions and one from three afternoon sessions.

 

*Includes; continental breakfast, gourmet lunch, afternoon wine reception & more.

Or Choose to Join Us Virtually

$95 per person

Virtual Attendees will have access to the General Session speakers only

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General Session Speakers

EMCEE

Juliette Goodrich
Journalist
KPIX 5

Bio

Emmy award winning reporter and Bay Area native Juliette Goodrich joined KPIX 5 in 1997 and has performed a variety of anchoring and reporting assignments during her time with the station. She is currently the weekend nighttime anchor.

Laura Ling

Keynote Speaker

Laura Ling
Award-winning
journalist and author

Bio

Laura Ling is an award-winning journalist and author. She most recently hosted the Discovery mini-documentary series, The Power of Kindness that looks at the scientific roots and benefits of being kind. She hosts Everyday Bravery, a podcast about overcoming life’s biggest challenges.

As the Director of Development for Discovery Communications’ digital network, Seeker, she oversaw the creation and production of original web series that have amassed hundreds of millions of views online. Ling is the host of Conquered on Z Living Network, a series that profiles awe-inspiring people who have broken boundaries to achieve their goals. She has also hosted two documentary series airing on the E! Network: E! Investigates and Society X with Laura Ling. The shows investigate topics such as teen suicide, the challenges faced by military spouses, and underground youth subcultures in America.

Prior to joining E! Ling served as Vice President of Current TV’s journalism department and created Vanguard, the network’s weekly investigative documentary series. As Vanguard correspondent, she traveled the world to report on subjects including slave labor in the Amazon, the drug war in Mexico, Internet censorship in China, and women’s rights in Turkey. Under her leadership, Vanguard received numerous prestigious awards including the Alfred I. DuPont Award and several Emmy nominations.

In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Ling and her colleague Euna Lee were detained by North Korean soldiers along the Chinese-North Korean border. The two journalists were arrested and held captive in North Korea for 140 days before being granted a special pardon and returning to the United States. She documented her experience in the 2010 memoir, Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home, that she penned with her sister, Lisa.

As a correspondent for SoCal Connected, the hard-hitting news magazine series airing on KCET, Ling’s work was recognized with both an Emmy and a national Edward R. Murrow award. Ling has served as a producer for Channel One News and co-created Breaking it Down, a documentary series on MTV that aired between 1999 and 2001. Her work has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, NBC, and PBS. She has also written editorials for the Los Angeles Times and CNN.com.

Ling was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year in 2009. She is a Service Ambassador for Points of Light, the nonpartisan organization dedicated to solving social problems through voluntary service. She resides in Mill Valley, California with her husband and two children.

Karissa

Keynote Speaker

Karissa Kouchis “KK”
Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Host and Performance Strategist

Bio

With a background in organizational influence, Karissa blends communication theory with human psychology to guide people in advancing their skills in leadership, negotiation, psychology of achievement, sales mastery, and what she calls “overall badassery.” Karissa is most well-known for her work with life and business strategist – Tony Robbins. Just three years ago, at age 25, she was hand selected by Robbins to be a National Speaker on behalf of his brand and became the youngest woman to hold the position in the company’s history. Karissa is also the creator and director of Unleash Her Power Within, the first and only women’s brand powered by Tony Robbins – and in its first year, more than 2,000 women graduated from the program. People describe Karissa with words like firecracker, raw, authentic, and electric.

Julie

Featured Speaker

Julie Oommen
VP of Finance
ASG

Bio

Julie grew up in a small, midwestern town – playing cards, sipping sweet tea and going to church on Sunday. After college, she followed her heart to Northern California, where she likes to enjoy a good book with an even better glass of wine. She has made a career in Finance and M&A, with an emphasis on empowering women and lifting while she climbs. She envisions a world where we lead with our hearts and connect through the universal language of our emotions. She believes that whatever your lived experience, however your story has unfolded, we all deserve to be seen and validated. Most days, that starts at home, showing her two daughters how to step into their family’s story. Her dream for them is to one day join other fierce feminists taking their rightful place in the world.

Additional Speakers

Eduardo

Breakout Speaker

Eduardo Placer
Story Doula and Founder
Fearless Communications

Bio

Eduardo Placer is a Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Global Community Builder. He is the CEO and Founder of Fearless Communicators. Clients include HBO, Google, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch, Yale, The Juilliard School, and the Wharton School of Business. Private clients include Presidential Candidates, UN Diplomats, Industry Leaders, CEOs of startup companies, and social activists. He was a professional actor for 15 years, working all over the country in over 38 plays and musicals. Eduardo has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Acting from University of California, San Diego. He suffers from an acute condition called Showtunitis and will most likely break out into song and dance.

Session & Social Media

Hacking the Fear of Public Speaking

 

Eduardo Placer is a Keynote Speaker, Social Entrepreneur and Global Community Builder. He is the CEO and Founder of Fearless Communicators. Clients include HBO, Google, Bank of America- Merrill Lynch, Yale, The Juilliard School, and the Wharton School of Business. Private clients include Presidential Candidates, UN Diplomats, Industry Leaders, CEOs of startup companies, and social activists. He was a professional actor for 15 years, working all over the country in over 38 plays and musicals. Eduardo has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Acting from University of California, San Diego. He suffers from an acute condition called Showtunitis and will most likely break out into song and dance.

 

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Gail

Breakout Speaker

Gail Rudolph
CEO
Gail Rudolph Collaborative

Bio

Gail Rudolph is the best-selling author of Power Up Power Down, How to Reclaim Control and Make Every Situation a Win/Win. She helps readers discover how to harness their personal power and understand power dynamics present in all situations. Gail is credentialed to teach the six universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of the “Godfather of Influence,” Dr. Robert Cialdini. She is one of 13 people globally —one of two women, and the only woman in the United States to hold this distinction. Gail holds a Leadership Certification from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a Value-Based Leadership Expert, and has trademarked proprietary leadership trainings and assessments. She is an Executive Director and former President’s Advisory Council member on the John Maxwell Team, the world’s #1 Leadership expert. CEO and founder of Gail Rudolph Collaborative, Gail is an expert on mindset, interpersonal power, and inclusion and diversity.

Session & Social Media

How to Negotiate to YES in Business and Life

 

Gail Rudolph is the best-selling author of Power Up Power Down, How to Reclaim Control and Make Every Situation a Win/Win. She helps readers discover how to harness their personal power and understand power dynamics present in all situations. Gail is credentialed to teach the six universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of the “Godfather of Influence,”

Dr. Robert Cialdini. She is one of 13 people globally —one of two women, and the only woman in the United States to hold this distinction. Gail holds a Leadership Certification from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a Value-Based Leadership Expert, and has trademarked proprietary leadership trainings and assessments. She is an Executive Director and former President’s Advisory Council member on the John Maxwell Team, the world’s #1 Leadership expert. CEO and founder of Gail Rudolph Collaborative, Gail is an expert on mindset, interpersonal power, and inclusion and diversity.

 

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Linkedin

Jill

Breakout Speaker

Jill Osur
Founder & CEO
Teneral Cellars

Bio

As a former collegiate scholarship softball player at the University of California at Berkeley, Jill has been able to combine her passion for competing and activism into a successful and prosperous career as an entrepreneur. Jill’s personal and professional mission is to elevate women and inspire change. She is the founder of Teneral Cellars, a woman owned and run wine business. Women are the largest consumer of wine, yet the industry doesn’t reflect its largest customer. Jill is disrupting the wine industry by rethinking what it means to be a wine brand and to elevate women in the industry and inspire change. Teneral Cellars uses wine as a conduit for change and gives back 10% of profits to charities that empower women. Jill is a public speaker, seasoned sales, and marketing executive and passionate about coaching and developing young talent. Jill was the 2021 winner of the Women Presidents’ Organization Adrienne Hall Award for Breaking Down Barriers, the recipient of a 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Consumer Products for up to 2500 employees, was honored in the East Bay Business Time “40 under 40” and San Jose Business Journal’s “Top Women in Business”. Jill is a co-founder and director of a full-service winery group in El Dorado County, CA since 2015. Jill is a member of Women Presidents’ Organization, was a founding board member of the John F. Kennedy University Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership and is currently an Advisory Board member for Enterprising Women, and on the board of Hilinski’s Hope Foundation, a charity founded to help educate and remove the stigma around mental illness and to provide integrative mental wellness programs for student athletes.

Session & Social Media

Think Once, Feel Twice – Strengthen Your Leadership by Aligning Head, Heart & Gut

 

All women on deck! It’s time to step up to leadership. The world needs your brilliance now. We believe in empowering women who raise their voice not to shout, but to be heard.  Learn how to strengthen your leadership by bringing your head, heart, and gut to all you do. Step into this mindset by creating a greater awareness and gain insight to what might be out of sync. You will lead and operate in your greatness when you are in full alignment with your most authentic self.  Do you believe that successes of woman can be be an inspiration to others? Do you believe success comes when you give a hand in support of the success of others? Do you believe a leader leads the hard conversations within an organization?
Join this session to find out how these ideas can enhance your leadership.

Key takeaways from this session:

  1. Take steps to acknowledge and lean into your beliefs.
  2. Learn tools how to operate as an authentic leader and inspire others.
  3. How to confidently stand up and be heard for ourselves and the community around us

 

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Linda

Breakout Speaker

Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC
Consulting, Counseling, Author
Linda Fodrini-Johnson
Consulting/Counseling

Bio

Linda is a counselor and coach to families dealing with the challenges of aging. She was the owner and CEO of Eldercare Services for 30 years. She sold that company two years ago and now does “Road Maps” and problem solving for families struggling with the issues such as dementia and resistance to care. Her focus is on bringing peace and balance to primary caregivers and a high quality of life to the older adult despite obstacles. Linda has a BA in Social Work and a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a Licensed Family Therapist and a Certified Geriatric Care Manager. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and participates in the Lamorinda Village and Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church. She is a facilitator of three monthly support groups and does a monthly zoom class for families. She will share some of the wisdom of over 35 years in the field and some gems from her book.

Session & Social Media

Surviving the Caregiving Journey with Grace & Joy: Practical Tips & Emotional Support

 

Linda is a counselor and coach to families dealing with the challenges of aging. She was the owner and CEO of Eldercare Services for 30 years. She sold that company two years ago and now does “Road Maps” and problem solving for families struggling with the issues such as dementia and resistance to care. Her focus is on bringing peace and balance to primary caregivers and a high quality of life to the older adult despite obstacles. Linda has a BA in Social Work and a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a Licensed Family Therapist and a Certified Geriatric Care Manager. She will share some of the wisdom of over 35 years in the field and some gems from her book The Empowered Caregiver: Practical Tips & Emotional Support for Adult Children of Aging Parents.

 

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Micheal

Breakout Speaker

Micheal Pope
CEO/Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Services
of the East Bay

Bio

Micheal joined Alzheimer’s Services of the East Bay (ASEB) in 1997 and served as a Program Director and Director of Development before becoming Executive Director in 2008. With a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from New Hampshire College and course work in City Planning and Urban Affairs at Boston University, Micheal has more than 24 years of experience in health care management, with an emphasis on marketing. Micheal is an award-winning Podcast host of “Life is a Sacred Journey”. Micheal believes that everyone must contribute if a change is to come about. Serving on the board and staff of ASEB is one of the greatest highlights of her life, an honor that brings meaning to her every day.

Session & Social Media

More than 15 million Americans are performing the role of caring for a family member. The physical and emotional impact of this time-honored role can result in the caregiver becoming fatigued and burnt out. This learning experience will provide caregivers resources and strategies for care that can reduce family stress. The burden of care brings some family members to the brink of despair that can increase with the age of the primary caregiver.

 

The takeaways from this session will be:

  • A recipe for self-care
  • Practical tips for the challenges and dilemmas of caring
  • Learn the difference between the concept of “Doing vs Loving”

 

The two presenters have a combined 80 years’ experience working with issues of dementia, family conflict, resistance, self-care, long range planning & making difficult decisions. They focus on bringing peace, hope and wellness and reducing stress for everyone in the circle of care

Rebecca

Breakout Speaker

Rebecca Troxell
Founder & CEO
Rebecca’s Vault

Bio

Rebecca Troxell is an entrepreneur and business owner local to the Bay Area. She owns a gift concierge company called Rebecca’s Vault that specializes in event and corporate gifting. She also is a partner in a health and wellness company, Contra Costa Fitness. Rebecca spent the early part of her career in Sales & Marketing in the Insurance Industry and quickly learned the value of Relationship Marketing and Networking. She quickly grew her business via referrals and climbed the ranks of her company, all without the need for cold calling. In 2015, Rebecca began Rebecca’s Vault as a side hustle and officially incorporated her business in 2018. Leaving her safety net/day job in sales at the beginning of 2019 to focus on Rebecca’s Vault full time, she was able to launch her business with success in her very first year, despite the global pandemic, all while providing extensive in-home care for an ill parent. Rebecca is eager to share her experience and knowledge in the world of networking, with all of you.

Session & Social Media

How to Work a Room and Zoom

 

Rebecca Troxell is an entrepreneur and business owner local to the Bay Area. She is the owner of Rebecca’s Vault, a gift concierge company specializing in event and corporate gifting. She also is a partner in a health and wellness company, Contra Costa Fitness. Rebecca spent the early part of her career in sales and marketing in the insurance industry and quickly learned the value of relationship marketing and networking. She quickly grew her business via referrals and climbed the ranks of her company, all without the need for cold calling. In 2015, Rebecca began Rebecca’s Vault as a side hustle and officially incorporated her business in 2018. Leaving her safety net/day job in sales at the beginning of 2019 to focus on Rebecca’s Vault full time, she was able to launch her business with success in her very first year, despite the global pandemic, all while providing extensive in-home care for an ill parent. Rebecca is eager to share her experience and knowledge in the world of networking, with all of you!

 

Rebecca’s Vault Website

Contra Costa Fitness Website

Tracy

Breakout Speaker

Tracy McCubbin
CEO & Founder
dClutterfly

Bio

Tracy has always referred to herself as “obsessive compulsive delightful,” but who knew she could turn that trait into a booming business? While working in Television in Los Angeles, Tracy discovered she had the ability to see through any mess and clearly envision a clutter-free space. Coupled with keen time-management and organizational skills, Tracy soon found more and more people were asking her for help. Before she knew it, dClutterfly was born.14 years and thousands of decluttered homes later, Tracy knew it was time to take what she had learned working with her clients and write a book to help others dealing with clutter. She is author of the bestselling book Making Space, Clutter-Free: The Last Book on Decluttering You’ll Ever Need and is a regularly featured expert in the media, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, goop, Home & Family, Real Simple, mindbodygreen, NBC, KTLA Morning Show, KCAL9, and more. In addition to her impressive organizing tool belt, Tracy grew up with family members who hoarded and knows firsthand that the effects of living amongst an accumulation of possessions goes far beyond the home’s walls. This personal experience gives her an advantage over most professional organizers as she has a unique understanding of the mindset of the organizationally and spatially challenged. When she is not dCluttering, Tracy is the proud Co-Executive Director of OneKid OneWorld, a non-profit building strong educational foundations for children in developing communities throughout Kenya and Central America. She lives in Los Angeles and know where her keys are.

Session & Social Media

Make Space for What Matters: Declutter Your Way to the Life You Deserve

 

Decluttering expert Tracy McCubbin hosts this lively and honest session where she tackles the reasons why we repeatedly try to break clutter’s mysterious hold over us and fail. The answer lies in the 7 Emotional Clutter Blocks, unconscious obstacles that stood between thousands of her clients and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. By addressing not just what is there, but why it’s there is the emotional underpinning to change.  When a Clutter Block is revealed–and healed—a true transformation of our homes and lives are possible.

You’ll take away from the session:

  1. Understand why the clutter around you can create “emotional clutter”~ at home and at work
  2. Learn the five questions…to help you know what should stay and what should go?
  3. Learn tools and techniques to you help you “resist and release the stuff” so clutter doesn’t not creep back

But most importantly, you will walk away with the confidence to finally tackle the clutter In your life & make space for what matters!

 

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Some of the powerhouse women who have
inspired and motivated the EBWC audiences since 2006.

EBWC Past Speakers

 (Line 1 left to right) Glennon Doyle, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Isha Sesay, Amaryllis Fox, Tina Tchen,
(Line 2 left to right) Colonel Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.), Dr. Mae Jemison, Dr. Jill Biden, Ashley Judd, Leslie Blodgett,
(Line 3 left to right) Gina Davis, Cokie Roberts, Marlo Thomas, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler,
(Line 4 left to right) Lisa Ling, Isabel Allende, Madame Jehan Sadat, Gail Sheehy, Linda Ellerbee

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