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10th Annual Women’s Journey Conference Connecting 3 Generations of Women Together

The Women’s Journey Conference is a one-day annual event of enrichment programs and life skills seminars for women of all ages, and girls eight to 18. Live entertainment and so much more.


O.C. Women’s Conference Presents Top Speakers
May 19th, the Women’s Journey Conference celebrates ten years of presenting speakers, entertainment, shopping and most importantly enlightenment to the women and girls of Orange County. The Women’s Journey Conference is connecting three generations of women together. The friendly UCI Campus is the site of the event, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 6 pm.
This year’s featured speakers are New York Times Best Selling Author Marianne Williamson, Famous Anthropologist Dr. Jean Houston and Comedian Elayne Boosler.

Along with browsing through exhibitor’s booths displaying original items of jewelry, clothes and art objects, the attendees will also enjoy musical performances by The Swing Dolls (Andrew Sisters tribute), Karen Gallinger (Jazz Singer) and R & B powerhouse, Gino Walker.  Also performing are singers Kelly Fitzgerald who will be doing songs by Carole King and Kerry Getz who will be impersonating Stevie Nicks.
Presenting positive and inspiring speakers has been a decade long tradition for the WJC. One area that has grown is the emphasis on girls ages 8 to 18.  Bringing self-esteem and awareness through speakers and inter-active activities has been very successful and fulfilling, says founder and producer, Patty Turrell.  “We’ve partnered with Girls Inc. and are excited to help young girls discover their strengths through education.  We’ve also reach out to at-risk girls through various foster organizations” This program is FREE to all girls.
Marianne Williamson’s books Illuminata and Everyday Grace have both ranked #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List.  The Age of Miracles reached #2. Other works include A Woman’s Worth, Healing the Soul of America, The Gift of Change and The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife.  She has been a popular guest on the Oprah talk show, as well as Good Morning America, Charlie Rose and Larry King Live.  Her speaking engagements are famously well-attended events leaving the audience laughing one minute and moved to tears the next.
A passage in her bestsellers, A Return to Love is regarded by many as an anthem for this generation’s spiritual seekers: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Dr. Jean Houston has been at the forefront of positive mindfulness and what she calls “the magnificent potential” in all of us.  She served in an advisory capacity to President and Mrs. Clinton as well as assisting Mrs. Clinton in her writing of her book, “It Takes A Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us”.  As author of 26 books, Dr. Houston is recognized as one of the most progressive thinkers of our time.  With vivid language her message of peace is delivered with passion and verve.  Attendees of the Women’s Journey Conference will learn about Social Artistry, in which she envisions a society based on the principles of democracy, universal human rights, environmental protection, social justice, equality and the sovereignty and dignity of all peoples worldwide.  “These are the times and we are the people.”

Elayne Boosler has been a mainstay on the comedy stage.  With five comedy specials for Showtime, performing live in clubs around the country, blogging for the Huffington Post and guesting on late-night chat shows, she still has time work as a dedicated animal activist. Perhaps she’ll explain her time management skills when she performs at the 10th annual Women’s Journey Conference.  More likely, the audience will just do as they always do. Laugh.
In 1985, when cable was new, Elayne noticed for a comic to get a special you didn’t have to be lucky actually, you just had to be a guy. Elayne watched the specials and thought, “Hey, I’m as lousy as those guys, why don’t I have a special?”  Taking a chance, in 1986 she financed her own special, “Party of One” and it played to rave reviews.People Magazine gave it an A, and Showtime gave her a deal for three more specials.  She’s been pushing the boundaries every since.

Motivational Speaker Collette Carlson is also on hand to share her wealth of knowledge empowering women of all ages and ethnicities.
The Women’s Journey Conference is a non-profit event serving the OC community along with supporting organizations such as, The Ovarian Cancer Orange County Alliance, Working Wardrobes, The Geena Davis Foundation for Gender Equality, National Organization for Women of Orange County, Girls Inc.,  Planned Parenthood and The Red Hat Society.
Women’s Journey Conference, Saturday, May 19th. UCI 9-6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at

For more information call 877-657-8464.


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