KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER-PRATT TO PRESENT AT SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S WEEK
By Samantha Edwards, Photo by Azusa Takano
New York Times best-selling author and animal advocate Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt will join the roster of speakers at North San Diego Business Chamber’s San Diego Women’s Week Leadership Conference on Friday, March 20.
Katherine will discuss her newest book, The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable, a collection of interview-style stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace, intertwined with Katherine’s own personal insights. “Forgiveness is a topic that everyone will have to deal with at some point in their lives. None of us can get through life without being faced with the opportunity to forgive,” Katherine said. “My hope with this book is that through reading these compelling stories, people are able to apply some of the findings to their own journey. I hope that it will provide a better understanding of the journey and relationship with forgiveness, and bring a sense of healing.”
Katherine is part of a dynamic line-up of influential leaders and executive women panelists participating in this year’s event. “To me, being a leader means making a difference and helping others,” she said. “That is really what I try to do with all of my books. My hope is that someone reads this book and feels less alone in their journey to forgive and that people realize that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves more than anything.”
San Diego Women’s Week will take place March 16-20, with three events throughout the week. Opening Night will be held on Monday, March 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Petco Corporate in Rancho Bernardo, and includes a keynote speaker, panel discussion, book exchange, vendors, appetizers and drinks, and networking. Women and Wine will take place on Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bernardo Winery, featuring wine and food tasting and unique shopping opportunities. The Leadership Conference will be held on Friday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, and includes morning coffee and pastries, keynote speakers, panel discussions, swag bags, vendor village, lunch, and more.