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Women's Journey Conference

Please come and join us for this special event held at UC Irvine and for details on the Speakers, Schedule, Tickets, Directions etc please go to

Come & join us for the 11th Annual Women’s Journey Conference as they celebrate 10 Years of Inspiring & Empowering Women & Girls of all Ages. During this special event you will hear fromMotivational Speakers, Authors & Celebrities like Marianne Williamson and Robin Givens as they Discuss Issues that Touch the Lives of Women. There will also be Inspiring and Uplifting Entertainment to Enrich the day as well as a wide Variety of Exciting Vendors to check out for some Great Shopping & Information and there is also a special Free Self Esteem Program forGirls Ages 8 to 18.

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Marianne Williamson


Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." - often misattributed to Nelson Mandela's Inaugural address - is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne’s latest New York Times Best Seller isA Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight ForeverA Course in Weight Loss was selected by Oprah to be one of her Favorite Things in 2010.

Marianne's other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.

She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily.

In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, "Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity."

Robin Givens

Claire Zammit

Ms. Robin Givens, creator and presenter of “The Art of Living' Workshop and author of the book 'The Art of Living', has a long and rich history of acting, writing and directing. She began her acting career as a young teen but with an appearance on “The Cosby Show” her career exploded...the following year, she landed her breakthrough role as ‘Darlene Merriman’ on the hit ABC series “Head of the Class” (1986- 1991). During that early career and while little more than a teen, she co-starred with some of Hollywood’s finest including, Oprah Winfrey and Cecily Tyson in the miniseries “The Women of Brewster Place” (1989) and with Faye Dunaway in the Penthouse. Robin has indeed been richly blessed...for three decades, she has worked extensively on television, in film and on stage. Her on stage experiences include an electrifying role on Broadway in the leading role of Roxie Hart, in the production of ‘Chicago’. She recently garnered rave reviews for her starring role in the acclaimed production of ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ opposite Kadeem Hardison and Kevin T. Carroll at The Pasadena Playhouse. Under the direction of Sheldon Epps, ‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ won the coveted 2012 ‘Image Award’, for best ensemble, which was lead by Ms. Robin Givens.

Ms. Robin Givens teaches acting in a workshop she has created--‘The Art of Living’, a unique approach to the art of acting as a powerful tool for life. The workshops are attended by actors and laypersons alike. Her powerful Memoir--‘Grace Will Lead Me Home’, has become a mainstay for the hearts of the hurting and souls of those struggling to heal.

Robin’s most recent project ‘The Art of Living', is a melding of all of her gifts and talents. Robin Givens...Actor, Author, Advocate...and Mother, indeed lives a life that is full replete with blessings...layered with gifts both practical and of the spirit. Yet, all of our lives, have the ability to transform us and to inspire others. ’The Art of Living’ is in and of itself a transforming experience that permits Ms. Givens to share her experiences while encouraging others to see the gift of their own.

BJ Gallagher

BJ Gallagher

BJ Gallagher is an inspirational author and speaker. She writes business books that educate and empower, women's books that enlighten and entertain, and gift books that inspire and inform. Whether her audience is corporate executives, working women, or college students, her message is "The Power of Positive DOING." She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.

BJ's international business best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler), has sold over 360,000 copies in 23 languages. Her newest book is,Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money, and Success (Berrett-Koehler) with a Foreword from the Dalai Lama. Her other business books include: YES Lives in the Land of NO: A Tale of Triumph Over Negativity (Berrett-Koehler) and It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions).

Her women's books include: Why Don't I Do the Things I Know Are Good for Me? (Berkley),Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women (Conari), and Oil for Your Lamp (Simple Truths).

BJ is a regular Huffington Post contributor. She has been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, the Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, women's magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Woman's World, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), Guardian (U.K.),,,,, among others.

In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her clients include: IBM, Chevron, US Veteran's Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, US Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., the American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.

Marci Shimoff

Claire Zammit

Marci Shimoff is a NY Times bestselling author, a celebrated transformational leader, and one of the nation's leading experts on happiness, success, and unconditional love. She is the author of the runaway bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, which offer revolutionary approaches to experiencing deep and lasting love and happiness. These books soared to the top of many national bestseller lists including The New York Times, Amazon, and the Wall Street Journal and have been translated into 31 languages.

Marci is also the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her six bestselling titles in the series include Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul.

Claire Zammit

Claire Zammit

Claire Zammit is the co-creator of the Feminine Powercourses for women and co-leads a thriving community of thousands of women throughout the world. Claire is a highly trained specialist in transformative education with a unique gift for designing and delivering dynamic, leading edge programs that give participants access to life-altering worldview shifts that lead to embodied and lasting change.

Claire is currently completing her doctorate in the field of Transformative Learning and Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies, researching the life-changing transformations of women in her year-long Feminine Power Mastery program. She also holds a Masters degree in Social Ecology. Claire is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Feminine Power: Awakening to the Creative Force of Life and co-creator and co-host of the internationally acclaimed Women on the Edge of Evolution teleseries.

Josefa Salinas - EMCEE


Josefa Salinas is an On Air Personality and the Community Affairs Director for Clear Channel KHHT 92.3, Los Angeles... HOT 92.3. She is a morning show host, researcher and writer, engineer and producer and does voice-overs for nationally syndicated commercials.

Her philanthropic activities have included raising over a million dollars in scholarships with various non- profits, commissioning a reading & literacy campaign for over 20,000 families, donating over 350,000 books in conjunction with several foundations, and creating health fairs and employment workshops. Josefa has collaborated with the Mayor of Los Angeles to create over 1000 community service projects throughout Los Angeles.

Josefa is a highly sought after public speaker and published author. Josefa  runs a management and consulting firm that has handled Grammy winners, online start-ups, national & international music tours, non profit consultations and much more. Her love and passion for youth, with a focus on young women, lead her to create the program “How to Be a Girl” for The Pursuit of Excellence Institute.


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