Tuesday September 17, 2019

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center


7:15 - 9:30 am Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Wawona Frozen Foods, The Brownie Baker and Pepsi

9:30 - 10:15 am Break

Sponsored by Michael B. Stevens, MD, PhD

10:15 - 11:15 am Session 1

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Session 1-01 - Women and Heart Disease (Sponsored by Community Medical Centers)
Room: A
Teresa Daniele, M.D.

Heart Disease remains the number one killer in women nationwide. One out of three women will die of a cardiovascular event in their lifetime. For decades we thought heart disease was a man’s disease but the reality is, women have been affected equally if not more, than men. Women have more subtle and often times completely different presentations of heart disease, therefore are diagnosed much later in the disease process. Come understand what heart disease is, what puts people at risk for it and what we can do to prevent it. Knowledge is power…stop being a statistic!

Session 1-02 - Financial Freedom Now! (Sponsored by Wells Fargo)
Room: B
Kate Eiland & Elise Kausen

Are you frustrated by your finances or worried about your wealth? Do you feel like your money habits are holding you hostage? If so, this workshop is for you! Join Kate E. Eiland and Elise L. Kausen, First Vice Presidents-Investment Officers and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ practitioners of Wells Fargo Advisors to explore the basics of behavioral finance and learn some tools that may help you break through some of the mental barriers holding back your financial success.
Wells Fargo Advisors, 7102 North Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93720; (800) 338-6892; www.eilandfsg.com
DISCLOSURES: CAR-0319-04841; Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, member SIPC.

Session 1-03 - Live Longer, Live Healthier: Discover the Secrets of Blue Zones
Room: T
Luann Alemao

Discover the secrets for living longer and better through the interconnected factors found in Blue Zones, areas in the world where people live the longest and healthiest. Learn how environment, daily rituals and what they eat give their lives meaning and purpose, and how you can bring more of these principles to your home, neighborhood and community.

Session 1-04 - How to Win at Work: Building a Career (or a Business) in the Place You Love (PANEL) (Sponsored by Bank of America)
Room: C
Dora Westerlund, Moderator; Genesis Wilson, Mona Prieto, Martha McCurry

Hear tips, lessons and stories from this amazing panel of local Latina business leaders. All accomplished in many areas, these women will share and answer questions about what it’s really like to establish a successful career and build a business in the Valley.

Session 1-05 - The Juggle is Real: How to Stay on Your A-Game for Whatever the Day Brings
Room: K
Gia Kazarian

Your car won’t start, the little one has the flu, and you’re about to miss your 10 a.m. meeting — it’s the perfect time to run into someone, right? It’s in those moments that self-awareness is key, because you never know who you might just cross paths with. Learn how to adjust your attitude in seconds, so you’re ready to handle whatever (or whomever) comes your way.

Session 1-06 - Diabetes and You: A Primer on Diabetes with a Focus on Prevention (Sponsored by Community Medical Centers)
Room: D
Varsha Babu, M.D.

An introduction to diabetes, with information about normal blood sugar levels, traditional symptoms of diabetes and a focus on diabetes prevention. This session will feature an emphasis on diet recommendations for both prevention and healthy management tips for diabetic patients.

Session 1-07 - Hairstyling Hacks for Your Busy Life
Room: M
Amanda Watrous

When you’re so busy that a messy bun or low ponytail is your default hairstyle, it’s hard to imagine having time to do anything else. However, with just a couple minutes, the right tools and products, and a little know-how, you can look your absolute best every day! Not only that, you’ll boost your confidence and feel amazing. Fall in love with your hair and have fun doing it!

1:30 - 2:30 pm Session 2

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Session 2-01 - Love, Loss and Networking: How to Survive Anything
Room: M
Beth Bridges

When life throws us a curve – job loss, health issues, divorce or even death of a loved one – we can lean on close friends and family, but our larger network can also be one of our most important “survival tools.” Beth experienced great success with her business networking, but when she suddenly lost her husband, she realized that those same people were providing vital personal support. Discover how you can build and expand your own personal network using your own unique style and existing skills so you’re prepared beforehand. Plus, Beth will provide tips for those who might currently be in a difficult situation.

Session 2-02 - Women and Financial Wellness: The Bottom Line (Sponsored by Bank of America)
Room: A
Samantha Sylvester & Yvonne Sanchez, CFP

Yvonne R. Sanchez, Wealth Management Advisor, will engage you in a conversation that provides an update on the financial progress made by women and the trails that are left to blaze. We will also explore the unique financial obstacles faced by women in all stages of life and how they can overcome them. Learn how to structure wealth preservation and gifting during your lifetime and beyond. Samantha Sylvester will discuss a solution for individuals who have accumulated substantial assets in IRA, 401K or other qualified plans. This technique is an important tool to help preserve and pass on the unique tax advantages of these assets while integrating them into your overall wealth transfer plan. Bank of America is one of a limited number of providers who offer this solution.

Session 2-03 - Digital Parenting: Real Talk for Raising Them Right with Screens -- Toddlers to Tweens
Room: D
Jill Simonian

A lively discussion about raising kids in a digital world and how we, as parents, can manage and conquer the pitfalls. When should kids get their own phone? When is the right time for apps and Instagram? Are there loopholes in the new, one-hour screen-time limit for toddlers? Jill gets real and breaks down the latest to provide an entertaining, do-able, no-drama roadmap for raising kids in this new, seemingly-impossible time. Q+A included.

Session 2-04 - How to Become a Purposeful Leader (Sponsored by Leadership California and State Farm)
Room: B
Felicia R. Haecker, Ed.D.

This workshop takes you on a journey. First, you’ll define and understand what it means to be purposeful as a leader. Next, you’ll define and clarify your personal vision, learning how to inform your leadership style and walk with confidence and purpose. You’ll also explore triggers that can present barriers and impact the journey and construct an action plan to navigate through these potential challenges. The beauty of this workshop is that is applies to all facets of our lives. It can speak to how you parent, lead an organization, or how you lead the transition from a mundane life to a positive, purposeful life.

Session 2-05 - Aging . . . It Can Literally Be Painful -- So Let's Manage It! (Sponsored by Saint Agnes Medical Center)
Room: C
Jonathan D. Grossman, M.D.

Learn about current trends in pain management from interventional pain and spine specialist Jonathan Grossman, MD. As we get older, it’s not unusual to experience more aches and pains, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Find out what’s available to help you age gracefully and less painfully.

Session 2-06 - Tips and Tools for Maintaining Balance and Strength as You Age
Room: K
Rhonda Murphy

As you age balance and strength are essential to maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle, and both are extremely important when performing everyday tasks. It can be eye opening and scary when we start to lose our strength and balance. Rhonda and her fitness team will help give you tips and tools to improve your everyday health. You will leave the seminar with specific straightforward exercises that will help to improve your wellbeing.

Session 2-07 - Just the Right Amount! A Maximalist's Guide to Living Minimally Without Sacrificing It All
Room: T
Erin Melkonian

My name is Erin and I’m a maximalist. More, more, more! This has been my mantra for most of my adult life…more place settings to ensure I can throw the perfect dinner party, more picture frames to show off my incredibly cute family, more lipstick shades to give every outfit the perfect pop of perfection. What I didn’t realize amongst all the MORE was that I was actually ending up with LESS. I spent less time with my family due to the increased time it took to organize all my things. I had less money to save for my family’s future. And a lot less room in my home for the things that actually brought me great satisfaction and joy. Join me as I take you through my journey of decluttering my home and creating the ultimate “Happy Place.”

2:30 – 3:15 pm Afternoon Break

Sponsored by Pepsi Beverages Company

3:15 – 4:15 pm Session 3

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Session 3-01 - Women’s Health & Well-Being: Finding Balance in Today’s World (Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Fresno)
Room: A
Brandy Box-Noriega, M.D., Nicole Hill, M.D., Amanda Reeve, M.D.

Learn how to live your best life and thrive physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Session 3-02 - Are You Playing Musical Chairs with Your Family and Finances? (Sponsored by Bank of America)
Room: K
Heather Pietroforte

If you are one of the 69% of people that don’t even have a will, then you are playing musical chairs with your family and finances. And someone’s going to get caught without a chair, which means conflict and court for the people you love. Learn the best way to title assets to ensure that your family doesn’t get stuck in court if you become incapacitated, or when you die. Discover how to ensure that the assets you to leave your children and loved ones are protected from creditors, divorce and even bankruptcy. Understand why preparing for your possible incapacity is the best gift you can give your family. Ultimately, learn that facing the reality of your death (and planning for it) is the path to creating a life worth living.

Session 3-03 - Live Longer, Live Healthier: Discover the Secrets of Blue Zones
Room: B
Luann Alemao

Discover the secrets for living longer and better through the interconnected factors found in Blue Zones, areas in the world where people live the longest and healthiest. Learn how environment, daily rituals and what they eat give their lives meaning and purpose, and how you can bring more of these principles to your home, neighborhood and community.

Session 3-04 - Find the Courage to Be a Leader (Sponsored by Bank of America)
Room: D
Nikki Henry

Often women don’t move up the ladder at work because the don’t feel ready. This session breaks down those mental barriers of “readiness” and helps even the most nervous of us move into action. Learn that all leaders are lifelong learners and you can learn anything if you set your mind to it. You’ll also discover ways to become a better risk-taker without having an anxiety attack.

Session 3-05 - Women in the Central Valley: A Snapshot of Now and A Look Toward the Future (PANEL)
Room: C
Lindsay Callahan (Moderator), Sabrina Kelley, M.P.H., Carole Goldsmith, Ed.D., Dezie Woods-Jones, Ph.D., Tania Pacheco-Werner, Ph.D., Nancy Herr

Join our community discussion on the well-being of Central Valley women, share your thoughts and hear from local women leaders about what could be done to improve the lives of women and girls in the Central Valley. How are we faring when it comes to upward mobility, education attainment, access to healthcare and other indicators of well-being? Hear the key findings from a report by the California Budget and Policy Center and thoughts about where to go from here.

Session 3-06 - Rediscovering My Single Self
Room: M
Suzanne Bertz-Rosa

The good, the bad, and the absurdity of single-hood at a mature age. Just shy of her 50th birthday, Suzanne’s 25-year relationship ended unexpectedly. The path back to her has been an adventure, one that continues.

Session 3-07 - Nurturing You: Putting on Your Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others
Room: T
Teresa Stas

Learn how to make yourself a priority so that you are able to nurture those goals important to you such as excelling in business or making more money! This session is presented in a fun way with a flight theme, so grab some peanuts and buckle your seat belt as you’ll learn how to really take-off! And did we mention there will be giveaways?

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