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Maria Shriver
Women as Architects for Change

The Women’s Conference 2009 will be coming to the Long Beach Convention Center on October 26 and 27 to empower and inspire women to be Architects for Change in their own lives and in the lives of others. The Maria ShriverConference, also known as The California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women began as a California initiative for working professionals, but today it is an international network of women from all walks of life, backgrounds and perspectives, and a life-changing experience for the thousands of women who have attended. Demand was so great that when tickets went on sale this year for the Conference and the pre-event day A Day of Transformation the server crashed from the hundreds of thousands of simultaneous requests!

The Conference will be bringing more than 80 speakers and participants such as former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair, Sir Richard Branson, Katie Couric, Elizabeth Edwards, Senior Advisor to the President Valerie B. Jarrett, Caroline Kennedy, Alicia Keys, Ashton Kutcher, Annie Leibovitz, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Kelly Preston, Day of TransformationRobin Roberts and Shakira, only to name a few.Some 14,000 women will be sharing stories of transformation and success, self-empowerment, and life lessons.

The Foundation’s support will expand the agenda of the Conference by adding a special a pre-conference event on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009 entitled A Day of Transformation. This full day pre-event offers an amazing lineup of speakers and sessions designed to give Tips and Tools of How to Become and Architect of Change. Special guest speakers include Stephen M.R. Covey and Martha Beck. We will be offering stress reduction tips, tools, and conversation. Jennifer Day, author of Being What You Want to See, will share hands on ideas to help manage emotions so that we may live a balanced life consistent with our values. A Day of Transformation takes place October 26, 2009, before Night at The Village.

The 2009 Women’s Conference hosted by Governor Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver will be held at the Long Beach Convention, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.  For all of those of you interested in this wonderful event, please check out all the conference details at www.californiawomen.org.