This year’s speakers are bright, articulate, successful and their messages are empowering and inspiring to everyone. The 2019 San Diego Women’s Week is focused on leadership with speakers that will be sharing their journeys and success. Women such as Gretchen Rubin, Starla Lewis, Rosemary Watson, Tracy Warren, Guen Garrido, and others are preparing to speak at the 10th annual San Diego Women’s Week between April 1 and April 5 at various venues and events around the region. They will be sharing lessons and journeys that have shaped their lives and careers.
With an exciting kick off on Monday, April 1, will be a luncheon at Sony electronics inc. in Rancho Bernardo. The theme this year, Against All Odds, will feature four individuals who have succeeded against all odds. They will share their journey, determination to go on and the outcome of their fierce desire to prevail. Back by popular demand, Wednesday, April 3, Women and Wine at the Bernardo Winery. Join hundreds of women that have come together for camaraderie, wine, and food tasting and making new connections. This is a popular evening to catch up with friends and meet new ones.
The grand finale is the Friday leadership conference, April 5, held at The Town and Country Resort and Convention Center.
This year’s featured conference keynote, Gretchen Rubin, is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, In a way that’s accessible to a wide audience. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers “The Four Tendencies,” “Better Than Before,” and “The Happiness Project.” Gretchen’s presentation, “Outer Order, Inner Calm” will focus on getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, to free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.
Other powerful speakers will include: Starla Lewis, her daughter Ishe and Granddaughter YahYah
Three women, three generations within the same family, offering three unique perspectives on what it means to be a woman! utilizing poetry, storytelling, and music during the presentation to bridge the gap between mothers and daughters and inspire all women to have more honest and authentic conversations with each other about womanhood
Tracy Warren, Breaking Barriers
From broadcasting to the boardroom, Tracy has been breaking barriers in male-dominated industries from the onset of her careers as a sportscaster and an employment attorney. Noting that, “sometimes the locker rooms are better than the courtrooms,” because she was always treated with civility. Breaking barriers challenges women to focus on how they can utilize their individual skills and talents to excel in traditionally male-dominated industries and realize that the only true barriers we face are those we create for ourselves.
Rosemary Watson, Busting out of Your Comfort Zone And Going for it
When Rosemary Watson came to a block in her career, Ultimately she did what anyone would do. She got up in the middle of the night and penned a letter to her idol, comedy legend; Carol Burnett. Although It was a nutty idea, as the saying goes . . . when life hands you nuts. no, wait, that’s lemons! The point is, Carol ended up calling Rosemary and she’ll tell you all about it in this hilarious talk on busting out of your comfort zone; owning your power; letting go of your fear and just going for it!
Guen Garrido, Against All Odds, She Paid Off $68,000 In Debt
Guen is just like many people out there who found themselves buried in student loans; credit card debt; personal loans; and car debt. It became a heavy burden on her, as well as it felt impossible to tackle and people assured her it was “normal” anyway.
It wasn’t until a series of events that turned her life upside down did; she finally felt fed up and wanted to do something about it. She started doing research and took action; and in March 2017, Guen became debt free. Hear her tell her story and the things she did to reach her goal to pay off over $68,000 in 3 years and 3 months.