November 02, 2018, Held at the Pasadena Hilton – Pasadena, CA
Wow! That is the ﬁrst word coming out of the mouths of attendees at the 18th Annual So Cal Women’s Conference. What an amazing event. Attendees included several public ofﬁcials including Pasadena’s own Vice-Mayor John J. Kennedy, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Senator Kevin DeLeon, City Councilman Tyrone Hampton, Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson, Sheriff Alex Villananueva, renown doctors from Methodist Hospital Dr. Thomas Powers and from City Hope Dr. Steven Rosen. The Mistress of Ceremony was one of our Conference Chairs and major Sponsor Lisa Stevens from Wells Fargo, our keynote speakers were Supervisor Kathryn Barger who also serves annually as one of the Chairs and sponsors of the Conference; from two of our many sponsors, Methodist Hospital and UPS.
Conference attendees selected from over 30 workshops with world class presenters who enlightened attendees with critical, life-changing information, on such topics as Resilience, Finance, Cancer, Purpose after 50, Fall Prevention, Stem Cell Therapy, Stroke Prevention/Cardiovascular Screening and many more.
One of the major features at the conference was the MAN CAVE sponsored by the Gamma Zeta Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and Boeing. Exclusive to men, the MAN CAVE Honorary Chair is Pasadena Vice-Mayor John J. Kennedy. The Executive Committee is comprised Pastor, Dr. Anthony McFarland, Clark Rucker, Harlan Ward and Andrew Oliver. With such impetus placed on women’s health, it is imperative that a focus be placed on the health and well-being of our men. There were over 150 men in attendance (room capacity). The men were presented with in-depth knowledge regarding Innovation in Medical Care, Sexual Harassment, Financial Literacy and much more.
Over 70 vendors enjoyed robust activity. Among the vendors were healthcare screenings, clothing designers, jewelry designers, doctors/patient care, health advocates, hospitals, ﬁtness/health coaches, ﬁnancial institutions and learning institutions. The 18th Annual So Cal Women’s
Conference invites those who did not attend this year, to do so for 2019 by going to the website: www. socalwomenconference.com. Sponsor are invited. Anyone can apply to volunteer for 2019 conference via the website or by showing up at the ﬁrst 2019 planning meeting scheduled for Friday January 25, 2019; 9:00a.m. at the Jackie Robinson Center.
The So Cal Women’s Conference Executive Team, led by the Innovative Founder, Lena L. Kennedy, want to thank its many sponsors for making this conference happen and be the success that it was:
Methodist Hospital, Wells Fargo, UPS, Capital Group, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Julia Gouw, Boeing, att&t, Blue Shield California, Pasadena City College, City of Hope, Johnson & Johnson, Huntington Hospital, Janet Braun, Lupus Research Alliance, L.L Kennedy & Associates, Sempra Energy, Kaiser Permanente, Ellen Silkscreening, Northrup Grumman, City of Pasadena, Enterprise car rental, Comerica Bank, City National Bank, Chapcare, Oliver & Associates, Clark Rucker, Kathryn Cheng, Carolyn Williams, Miriam Muscarolas, RPNA, Pasadena Journal, Outlook and Pasadena Media.
To all the attendees, vendors, volunteers, Pasadena Hilton Hotel Team, Conference Executive Team, committee members, to everyone who stood with us, prayed for us, helped in any way be that large or small, we give you a huge Thank You!