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March, 2012 


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Non-Profit Partners 

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Thank You Exhibitors
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Antiaging Profit Centers

Artemis Animal Clinic

Axxess Santa Barbara

Bank of Santa Barbara

Breast Cancer Resource Center of S.B.

Calla Gold

Cheryl Y. Armstrong, SB Hypnotherapist

Citrix Online

Click Expresso Protein Drink

Compassion International

Core Alignment Coaching

DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara

Dee Tours

Demo 2 Design

Designs By Jackie

Don's Net Caf�

Don't Kick It - Click It

Dowitcher Designs

Dr. Lauren Guy

Eco Angel Enterprises

Felt Evolution

Georgeous Goddesswear

Girls Inc.

Halfcity Productions

Hot Cherry Therapeutic Pillows
Irene Hoffman Brand & Advertising Studio

Kama Sutra Closet

Keller Williams, Santa Barbara

Landau Web Design

Liz Faith Designs

LTC Insurance Resource Solutions


Maria Cordero Designs

Marmalade Caf�

Martial Arts Family Fitness

Media 4 Women

Mental Wellness Center

Michael Hutchings Catering

New York Life

Painted Sea Star Studio

Poop Pac



Sama Ayurveda Spa & Wellness Studio

Santa Barbara Auto Group

Santa Barbara Bank & Trust

Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce

SB Click/Noozhawk

SB Parent Click

Send Out Cards

So. Cal Rep. Center

Soroptimist International

State Farm

Take 5 Body Work

Tamara's Catering

Team in Training

The Animal Reiki Lady

The Barbour Shop

The Brilliant Edge

The Jewels

The Search Engine Pros

The Wealth Creator Company for Women

Truly Botanic

Webby Ron

Women's Christian Business Network

Women's Economic Ventures

World Dance Workout
Thank You Host Committee

Alida Aldrich 

Emily Allen 

Dani Antman 

Deb Artz

Marsha Bailey 

Tracy Beard, 

Honorary Chair

Marlys Boehm

Ruth Anne Bowe

Eve Briere

Ebony Chappell

Emiliano Campobello

Gina Cancemi

Devon Capshaw 

Eliza Chon

Gillian Christie

Beth Cleary

Vic Cole

Jackie Copp

Stefanie Davis

Nancy Davison

Patty DeDominic, 


Michele Pouget-Drum 

Judy Egenolf

Aleshia Ehrenfreund

Susan Eigenbrodt 

Robin Eschler 

Ray Estrada 

Lucile Ferreia

Dan Fleury

Anabel Ford

Maureen Ford 

Nell Foster 

Lucia De Garcia

Rick Goodfriend

Sandy Goe

Shannon Graham 

Deb Halberstadt 

Maggie Hott

Deborah Hutchison 

Janis Johnson 

Shirley Jones 

Victoria Juarez

Chloe Kang

Jill Kingdon

Matt Laband

Danelle Mangone

Arlene Moody

Melissa Moreno 

Marcia Orland

Neil Palache

Marie Profant

Mignonne Profant

Dave Proffer

Alissa Sears

Monica Spear

Julia St. Morgan

Shera Summer

Stacie Taniguchi

Charlotte Terzian

Dawn Thorpe

Melissa Tierney

Kimi Vandyk

Lucile Vea

Amber Wallace

Jean Weidemann

Judi Weisbart

Christina Yan


Women of the World

Thank You!
Dear   , 
This years Women's Festival featured a number of amazing  new and returning sponsors, speakers, entertainers, artists and exhibitors!  We have a gift here for you, unedited footage and soon we will have edited videos.   But you can take a sneek peek at the programs you may have missed.  A huge thank you for being involved!
Women's Festivals here in SB and around the world  are big undertakings, which happen with the help and dedication  of hundreds of people!  Lots of smart planning, incredible resources and hard  work  are required for each event. 
On behalf of the Host Committee and sponsors of the  2012 Women's Festival we want to say THANK YOU!
Patty DeDominic       Tracy Beard
Festival Founder       Executive Director
Thank You Speakers

Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award Winner

Kathy Ireland

Honoree Kathy Ireland of  kathy ireland Worldwide gave a candid talk after accepting the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award from Deborah Hutchison and Patty De.


The annual Gutsy Gals Inspire Me� Award is given to someone who exhibits "Gutsy Gal" characteristics which include forward thinking, ignoring barriers and set backs, and driving your destiny. 


Kathy was honored for her shift from supermodel to Super Role Model as a businesswoman. Ms. Ireland is not only CEO of her firm, she is a wife, active in her kids school and life-mom and is very involved with the products.  She empowers her team, her partners and inspires thousands!


Click Here to see the full VIP Reception & Kathy Ireland receive the Gutsy Gals Inspire Me Award!



Marsha Brown

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Was incredible and taught us how to think like private investigator!She's a modern day Nancy Drew, and her expertise includes bus and rail accidents, as well as human resource incidents such as sexual harassment and discrimination.


Click Here to see Marsha's Talk


Jane Choi

Of Sponsor, The New York Life Co.

exemplifies her core values of integrity andPatty Gold Jacket action.  The NYL team included Brad Johnson and Del Hegland, Barbara Cerf and a dozen more awesome professionals!  Jane has earned

national trophies and awards for her work with New York Life which led to becoming the first female member of the Managing Partner's Action Committee.  She is proud to manage 50+ agents and Financial Service Professionals in Ventura, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo.

What a powerhouse and great friend!  


Click Here to see Jane's Talk 



Robert Ferguson

CEO of Diet Free Life, was entertaining andPatty Gold Jacket

motivating as he showed us how not to become a Sumo wrestler or gain weight like one!   We especially appreciate his allowanced for dark chocolate among other cherished delights to live a diet free life!   Yay, Robert, we have a bunch of NBA moms we want to introduce you to and Pat Lynch of Women's Radio is thinking about asking you to do your own Radio Show on Women's Radio!  


Click Here to see Robert's Talk



Heidi Kuhn

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Roots of Peace has found ways to plant vines andother effective crops to make a positive difference for farmers around the world.   She inspires others to action as she has called for the World Wide Elimination of all Land Mines by 2025.  


Click Here to see Heidi's Talk



Marilyn Tam

Marilyn  Tam can help you life the LIFE OF YOUR  DREAMS! 
Marilyn Tam took what she learned from being an unwanted, neglected and abused girl child in Hong Kong to become an international business success and humanitarian who is happy, healthy and at peace with herself.


Click Here to see Marilyn's Talk



Lynda Weinman

Sponsor and good friend to life

long learners everywhere!! 

Lynda Weinman is co-founder and executive chair of lynda.com, one of the pioneering companies in online education.


Click Here to see Lynda's Talk

Thank You Media Panel 
Poet's Hope for Love

Media Panel

The Runaway of Life: Modeling a New Role


Click Here to watch the Media Panel Discussion


Deborah Hutchison - Panther Productions


Pat Lynch - Women's Radio Network


Marie Manning - Empowering Women TV


Judy Foreman - Montecito Messenger


Closing Ceremonies

Poet's Hope for Love


Click Here to watch Poet's Hope for Love


Lucia De Garcia


Judi Weisbart


Thank You

Lois Mahalia

There simply aren't words that do enough justice to Lois' signing on both Friday and Saturday.  You will have to watch the video!



Click Here to watch Lois' Performance on Friday Night



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Djun Djun Mamas

The Djun Djun Mamas are a community of empowered women who are united in Rhythm, Song, & Dance. Featuring two Women's Festivals regulars, our wonderful photographer Rachel S. Thurston, and Jo Williams!



GAIA Drumming Goddesses

What can we say,  they were unbelievably motivating and awesome........!!! 

GAIA is an all-female drum and dance troupe.

The group started with Mediterranean frame drums called Tars and have expanded to include Italian and Egyptian tambourines, congas, djuns and djembes.  GAIA performs regularly in Santa Barbara,  for the Solstices, Equinoxes and Celtic cross-quarter holidays Samhain and Lammas.  


Hip Blessings

In addition to being featured on the cover of this year's program, Hip Blessings once again showed us how to shake it up with their great performance on Saturday!


Jo Berkus

and Friends showed us how it's done...  around the world. Staying fit with Frisbee Sports fans!!   So fun!  thank you Barry and JO!! and the A team!!   



Jo Williams

Back by popular demand, the vivacious NIA Black Belt  is too fantastic for words!  She drums, she encourages and motivates.   EVERYBODY loves JO!!!    



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Andreya von Waldenfels Marks

Inspired us with YOGA in the grass all day long. Thank you dear ones for making us mello.  It might kick in any time now!!! :-)



Calla Gold Earring Winner


Gail Bray!

Winner of the gorgeous sterling silver earrings from 
Thank You Party

Please join us for our thank you party for all speakers, resources and volunteers at Women's Festival HQ on
Saturday April 14th at 4pm.    
Please call our office Mon-Friday   9-5pm 
805 565 9967  for directions and details.

It will be a pot luck.     
We will give out prizes, sooth any ruffled feathers, give lots of hugs and have some edited videos prepared for you.    
Thank you so much for all your help in spreading the word and helping to celebrate the accomplishments and the potential of women!! 

Patty De     www.womensfestivals.org  
Girls Inc.
Garden to Table Celebration


Save the Date  

March 19th


Garden to Table Celebration


Featuring Kathleen de Chadenedes and Honoring Marni Cooney, Janet Garufis, Janet McCann, Meredith Scott.


Monday, March 19, 2012

11:30-1:30pm - Luncheon

Girls Inc. Carpinteria


For more information contact jaci@girlsinc-carp.org or 



Women's Festivals encourages you to donate directly to Girls Inc and our other non profit partners.  We know they will use your donations wisely to make women and girls stronger!     

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