CCWC Coming Sept. 17, 2019

Tuesday September 17, 2019

Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center


Below is more information about our fabulous speakers for the 2018 conference. They look forward to seeing you on Sept. 25!

If you would like to apply to speak at the 2019 conference, please fill out our call for proposal form here by Nov. 1, 2018 for priority consideration:

Maria Shriver

Mother of Four, Award-Winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, Former First Lady of California and Founder of The Women's Alzheimer's Movement

A force of nature of the highest order — “one who gives back continuously, helping those in need in any way she can” — Maria Shriver is a powerful, passionate, and purpose-driven leader whose work has fostered change and advanced some of our nation’s most pressing issues.

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Mallika Chopra

Warm-Up Keynote

Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author.

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Karen Mills

Cool-Down Keynote

Karen Mills has made a career out of making people laugh. She has been a nationally touring comedian for 25 years and can be heard daily on Sirius/XM comedy channels.

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Ana de Alba

Ana de Alba is a shareholder at the law firm of Lang, Richert & Patch in Fresno where she specializes in employment litigation.

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Brandy Box-Noriega, MD

Brandy Box-Noriega, MD, was raised in Citrus Heights, California and at the age of sixteen, started at University of California, Berkeley. Originally focusing on engineering courses, she signed up for an anatomy class for fun. A career counselor helped her notice that what she considered “fun,” could lead to a career in medicine.

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Dianne Callahan

Dianne Callahan is an award-winning communications professional, non-profit executive, and public speaker with more than 25 years of experience leading and inspiring individuals and teams to success.

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Jennifer Cassetta

Jennifer is one of the top nationally recognized female self-defense experts who speaks to audiences around the country about women’s empowerment, wellness, and self-defense.

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Helen Chavez-Hansen

Helen Hansen is the President/Owner, CEO, and President of the Sales Team at La Tapatia Tortilleria, Inc.

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Nimat Davis, M.Ed.

Nimat R. Davis received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington and Master’s degree in Education Administration and Leadership from Fresno State. She currently serves as the Administrative Support Coordinator II for Fresno State’s Mechanical Engineering Department in the Lyles College of Engineering.

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Diana R. Diaz

Diana Ramirez Diaz is a wife, mother of twins, anxiety-survivor, mental health advocate, and Founder of RAWW – a revolutionary women-centric nonprofit.

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Kate Eiland

After leaving the world of collegiate athletics as a NCAA Division 1 softball pitcher for the University of Michigan, Kate Eiland began her career as an investment analyst in Chicago with Prudential Capital Group.

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Rachel Hamm

Rachel is a passionate liberationist, life coach, dream interpreter,#1 Best-selling Author of Life Beginning, and speaker.

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Nicole Hill, MD, Surgery

Nicole Hill, MD grew up in San Diego, CA and attended college at UC Santa Barbara.  From there, she went to UC Irvine for medical school, and stayed there for her General Surgery residency.

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Lisa Huiras, BS, MS

Lisa Huiras is the Program Manager for the Medical Weight Management program at Kaiser Permanente Fresno and also serves as the Healthy Weight Coordinator and Senior Health Educator focusing on pediatric and adult weight management.

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Ellie Honardoost, Psy.D.

Dr. Ellie Honardoost holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, a master’s in Education, and a doctoral degree in Organization Development.

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Carrie Jameson, ANP-BC

Carrie Jameson, ANP-BC, is a licensed Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specializing in geriatric care.

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Deann Kamalani

Deann Kamalani is the Director of Marketing for Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. A 20-year veteran of the gaming industry, Deann Kamalani brings extensive marketing management and talent development expertise to her position.

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Elise Kausen

Elise began her career in the financial services industry in 1997, after graduating Cum Laude from St. Mary’s College of CA. Since that time, she’s had the opportunity to work with Fortune 500 companies, Non-Profit organizations, government retirement plans and, for the last 12+ years, has had the pleasure of helping individuals and small business owners design personalized, creative solutions for their investment and retirement planning needs.

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Lupita Lomeli

Early in life, Lupita discovered that she had an aptitude for music, singing and broadcasting.

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Farin Montanez

Farin Montanez is a food blogger and Certified Holistic Nutritionist who is passionate about helping others prevent chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity through a plant-based diet and active lifestyle.

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Rhonda Murphy

Rhonda Murphy, is the Owner and Operator of Rhonda’s Fitness Center (Rhofit).

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Valerie Ramsey

Valerie firmly believes that we should never be afraid to explore life, challenge ourselves, and look around the corner to see What’s Next.

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Amanda Reeve, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Amanda Reeve, MD, began her medical training far from home on the east coast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Hahnemann University.  After medical school, she moved north to New Jersey to complete her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey; Robert Wood Johnson.

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Candice Reyes Yuvienco, MD, RhMSUS

Candice Reyes Yuvienco, M.D., RhMSUS, is an associate clinical professor at UCSF and specializes in Rheumatology.

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Danielle Slaton

Danielle Slaton is a director of professional development at Santa Clara University, a soccer television analyst, and a former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

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Ruby Valtierra

Ruby was born in Jalisco, Mexico and grew up in the Central Valley. She came from a single parent family and was one of 6 children in the household.

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Dora Westerlund

Born and raised in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Dora attended California State University, Fresno, as an international student and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Business.

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Portia White, CFP®

Portia L. White is a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, Partner, Vice President, CFO and Senior Advisor at Whelan Financial.

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Nicki Wolff

Nicki Wolff was a re-entry student with a background in healthcare when she entered the Interior Design program at California State University, Fresno, at the age of 47.

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Neither CCWC, its board, officers nor agents makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product and/or services provided by the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors or vendors participating in the 2018 CCWC Women’s Conference. Furthermore, CCWC, its board, officers and agents encourage all attendees to complete their own independent investigation, analysis and due diligence in purchasing, utilizing and securing the information, services and/or products provided by speakers, sponsors, exhibitors or vendors participating in the 2018 CCWC Women’s Conference.