Terry McMillan and Eve Ensler Among the Featured Speakers at Women's Conference

Professional Businesswomen of California Announce 12th Annual Conference



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Professional Businesswomen of California

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its ongoing
 commitment to the advancement of professional women, the Professional
 Businesswomen of California (PBWC) announced today an exciting panel of
 keynote speakers for its 12th annual conference.  The conference, which is
 expected to bring together more than 5,000 dynamic Bay Area women, will be
 held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the San Jose Convention Center.  This year's
 theme, Navigate Your Future, recognizes the accomplishments and successes of
 women throughout California while also serving as a training and networking
 opportunity for the future.
     The one-day event includes keynote addresses by a diverse group of
 successful and talented women including:
     --  Terry McMillan, Author of Waiting to Exhale and A Day Late and a
         Dollar Short
     --  Eve Ensler, Founder of Vday and Author of The Vagina Monologues
     --  Lorraine Monroe, Executive Director, Center For Educational
         Innovation
     --  Dr. Jerri Nielsen, Author of Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle
         for Survival at the South Pole
     --  Dr. Yvonne Cagle, M.D., NASA Astronaut
     --  Guy Kawasaki, CEO and Director of Garage.com
 
     "The Annual PBWC Conference is an opportunity for women of all ages,
 backgrounds, and professions to come together and share ideas on career
 advancement and networking, as well as leadership and family-work choices,"
 said Ruth Stergiou, Executive Director of the PBWC.  "We are very excited to
 announce this year's keynote speakers, who represent the diverse interests
 valued by California's professional women."
     The PBWC, founded twenty years ago by State Senator Jackie Speier, is
 dedicated to advancing women's professional roles and opportunities.  The
 annual conference, which is the largest gathering of women in Northern
 California, includes over 20 seminars designed to promote discussion and
 training in the areas of health, career advancement, leadership, and life
 balance.
     The PBWC is also committed to the next generation of California's
 professional women and has designed a segment of the conference to introduce
 young women to professional opportunities and role models.  Over 500 young
 women are expected to attend the day's exciting events.
     Sponsors of this year's conference include Chevron, ABC 7, Accenture,
 American Airlines, Bank of America, KGO AM 810, Public Strategies Inc., San
 Francisco Business Times, State Farm Insurance, and the Business Journal
 serving San Jose and  Silicon Valley.
     For more information on featured speakers, seminars, and scheduling, visit
 the website at www.pbwc.org.
 
     About the PBWC
     Professional Business Women of California is the center for excellence and
 a source for advancing and celebrating women's full participation and impact.
 The PBWC are the catalysts for connecting, collaborating, communicating and
 transforming the world to create bold and compelling new futures.
 
      For More Information: Minnie Escudero Morris, mescudero@pstrategies.com
                                                                 415-678-2783
 
 

SOURCE Professional Businesswomen of California
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating its ongoing
 commitment to the advancement of professional women, the Professional
 Businesswomen of California (PBWC) announced today an exciting panel of
 keynote speakers for its 12th annual conference.  The conference, which is
 expected to bring together more than 5,000 dynamic Bay Area women, will be
 held on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at the San Jose Convention Center.  This year's
 theme, Navigate Your Future, recognizes the accomplishments and successes of
 women throughout California while also serving as a training and networking
 opportunity for the future.
     The one-day event includes keynote addresses by a diverse group of
 successful and talented women including:
     --  Terry McMillan, Author of Waiting to Exhale and A Day Late and a
         Dollar Short
     --  Eve Ensler, Founder of Vday and Author of The Vagina Monologues
     --  Lorraine Monroe, Executive Director, Center For Educational
         Innovation
     --  Dr. Jerri Nielsen, Author of Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle
         for Survival at the South Pole
     --  Dr. Yvonne Cagle, M.D., NASA Astronaut
     --  Guy Kawasaki, CEO and Director of Garage.com
 
     "The Annual PBWC Conference is an opportunity for women of all ages,
 backgrounds, and professions to come together and share ideas on career
 advancement and networking, as well as leadership and family-work choices,"
 said Ruth Stergiou, Executive Director of the PBWC.  "We are very excited to
 announce this year's keynote speakers, who represent the diverse interests
 valued by California's professional women."
     The PBWC, founded twenty years ago by State Senator Jackie Speier, is
 dedicated to advancing women's professional roles and opportunities.  The
 annual conference, which is the largest gathering of women in Northern
 California, includes over 20 seminars designed to promote discussion and
 training in the areas of health, career advancement, leadership, and life
 balance.
     The PBWC is also committed to the next generation of California's
 professional women and has designed a segment of the conference to introduce
 young women to professional opportunities and role models.  Over 500 young
 women are expected to attend the day's exciting events.
     Sponsors of this year's conference include Chevron, ABC 7, Accenture,
 American Airlines, Bank of America, KGO AM 810, Public Strategies Inc., San
 Francisco Business Times, State Farm Insurance, and the Business Journal
 serving San Jose and  Silicon Valley.
     For more information on featured speakers, seminars, and scheduling, visit
 the website at www.pbwc.org.
 
     About the PBWC
     Professional Business Women of California is the center for excellence and
 a source for advancing and celebrating women's full participation and impact.
 The PBWC are the catalysts for connecting, collaborating, communicating and
 transforming the world to create bold and compelling new futures.
 
      For More Information: Minnie Escudero Morris, mescudero@pstrategies.com
                                                                 415-678-2783
 
 SOURCE  Professional Businesswomen of California