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Marlo Thomas headlines eighth annual East Bay’s Women’s Conference

March 4, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eighth consecutive sellout draws over 500 attendees

Acclaimed actress, producer, author and social activist Marlo Thomas tops the powerhouse lineup as keynote speaker at the March 4, 2013 East Bay Women’s Conference (EBWC), presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau and Chevron. Now in its eighth year, the EBWC continues to deliver with remarkable guests, inspirational breakout sessions and interactive exhibitor booths. The conference aims to ignite women’s voices and inspire change in their personal journey through life. Thomas joins a long line of inspirational and notarized speakers from past years including Gloria Steinem, Lisa Ling and Eve Ensler.

Thomas is a founding director of the Ms. Foundation for Women and is a board member for the National Women’s Political Caucus, The Creative Coalition and the Museum of Television and Radio. She also carries on the life work of her father, Danny Thomas, by serving as the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She continues to be an impactful voice for women and promotes change in communities across America.

Joining Thomas at this year’s conference is praised humanitarian and photographer, Lisa Kristine. Kristine specializes in using photography to expose deeply human stories to inspire change and incite people to action. Closing out the day’s event will be East Bay native and women’s wellness and fitness specialist, Lorrie Sullenberger, who will have women leaving the day believing that anything is possible.

The day-long conference, this year themed Women’s Voices: Catalysts for Change, blends premier keynote and featured speaker presentations; interactive breakout sessions focused on contemporary issues such as health, business and integrated marketing, leadership, the art of negotiation, finding work/life balance and entrepreneurship; exhibitor booths; and a fully stocked bookstore including author signings.

San Francisco Bay Area award-winning news anchor, Dan Ashley will emcee the conference. Ashley is currently the weekday anchor of the ABC7 News at 6 and 11 p.m. and ABC7 News at 9 p.m. on Your TV20. He is actively engaged in the local community sitting on numerous boards and is frequently seen at local events throughout the East Bay. In his spare time, this accomplished musician can be seen singing lead vocals with his band, Push.

A registration fee of $195 provides attendees with admission, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon reception, health information and screenings, prize drawings, and more.

To learn more about the East Bay Women’s Conference, including the conference agenda, contact the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau at www.walnut-creek.com or (925) 934-2007. Follow us at: Twitter Facebook and LinkedIn.

 WHAT: 2013 East Bay Women’s Conference

WHEN: Monday, March 4, 2013; 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

WHERE: San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon

The mission of the Easy Bay Women’s Conference is to provide women an opportunity to come together and participate in a program of personal and professional enrichment, development, and networking activities; and to provide women the tools they need on the journey to their personal best as individuals, team members, and leaders in family, community, political and business arenas.


March 4, 2013
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive,
San Ramon, CA 94583 United States
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Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau
(925) 934-2007
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