University of Southern California

The Woman's Conference 2008
Wednesday, October 22 Event Aimed at Women as Architects of Change
October 13, 2008 • by News at Marshall

Hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, The Women’s Conference is the nation’s premier forum for women where the world’s greatest hearts and minds gather every year to unite thousands of diverse woman with a shared conversation and a common purpose – to empower, inspire and educate women everywhere to be Architects of Change in their own lives, in their communities and around the world.

The Women’s Conference covers timely topics that matter to women today and the key concerns that matter to them every day – family and parenting, religion and spirituality, service and activism, business and entrepreneurship, money and finance, news and politics, environment and conversation, health and fitness, and style and beauty.

The theme of The Women’s Conference 2008 – Be Who You Are. Feel it. Live it. Pass it On… is a call to action that is meant to encourage all women to discover their unique and authentic purpose, passion and power to transform themselves and the world around them.

  • The call to action will be delivered by a world-class roster of more than 70 newsmakers, visionaries and opinion leaders who will engage in the “once-in-a-lifetime conversations” that will remind us that we are not alone in our quest to lead an authentic life and that the power to be an Architect of Change lies within each one of us.
  • This year’s line-up of speakers and participants will be led by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver and include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Bono, Warren Buffet, Sister Joan Chittister, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Matthews, Indra Nooyi and Gloria Steinem.

CaliforniaWomen.org is The Women’s Conference website and will broadcast live a significant portion of the conference with an ambitious goal of amassing an online audience of One Million Women on the Web.

Additionally, The Women’s Conference is making use of available broadcast technology and media partnerships to reach beyond the walls of the Long Beach Convention Center and empower women everyone.  Satellite television broadcasts will be made available through partnerships with participating educational institutions, military departments, women’s organizations and corporate partnerships.


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