For 28 years the California Women’s Conference has been a leading resource bringing thousands of women together every year to learn from each other, be inspired and grow. A few years ago the State of California decided that producing this annual event was not something the state could continue to do and so the California Women’s Conference was laid to rest. But a few determined and very focused women decided that a valuable and historical event of this nature needed to continue, and they took up the helm and rebuilt the event from the ground up.
This group was spearheaded by Michelle Patterson, a veteran recruiter, entrepreneur and event producer. Under Michelle’s leadership the California Women’s Conference took place in 2012 and again in 2014. This event takes over the Long Beach Convention Center every year, bringing thousands of women together. Michelle’s mantra is #BetterTogether.
Michelle is also the President & CEO of WomenNetwork, a platform for women’s voices. Michelle inspires us because she never gives up. She believes in the power of women, that together we can change the world. She sets an example for her own daughter and son, every day, showing them what women can do. And her daughter Jaclyn is following in Mom’s footsteps leading the teen forums of the California Women’s Conference.
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