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Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 
44-400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

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Margot Nelligan & Jasenka Sabanovic, Co-Chairs 
Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley 

Reception & Keynote Only:             $40  

Full Conference:                                     $85

Sponsor a Young Woman                  Ambassador's**   Attendance:      $50

**  YWA s are Sophomore, Junior & Senior High School Girls

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 Presented By:

Women Leaders Forum

In Collaboration with:

Coachella Valley Women's Business Center (CVWBC)

Executive Women's Golf Association - Desert Cities Chapter

The Girlfriend Factor

National League of American Pen Women - Palm Springs Chapter

Palm Springs Women In Film & Television

Soroptimist International Clubs of the Coachella Valley

Winewomen PSP



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Dinner and Dialogue with Women Leaders

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cinzia Zuffada

Associate Chief Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

"Leadership in Science:  A Journey 0f Exploration and Discovery"

Followed by your choice of intimate Panel Breakout Dinners with Women Leaders who will share their pathways to leadership in the following arenas:

  • Business (Corporate / Entrepreneur / Finance / Science)
    •  Z. Nagin Cox - System Engineer, Mars Program, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Katie Fox - Owner / Founder, Vino Tabi Winery
    • Teresa Freeborn - CEO, Xceed Financial Credit Union
    • Sandra Hartfield - Banking & Financial Industry Consultant
    • Gita Pullapilly - TV Journalist and Film Producer
  • Lifestyle & Wellness
    • Raneth Heng, MD, Instructor & Family Medicine Practitioner, Scripps Center for Integrated Medicine
    • Kathleen Kane, EVP, City of Hope
    • Nancy Solari, Founder, Living Full Out; Author/Speaker/TV & Radio Host
    • Suzie Somer, Vice President, Pure Fiji Spa Products
    • Pamela Swensen, CEO, Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA)
  • Literary
  • Barbara Abercrombie - Author
  • Stacy Bierlein - Author / Editor
  • Harley Jane Kozak - Author
  •  Kay Presto - Sportscaster & Writer
  • Deanne Stillman - Author / Journalist
    • Philanthropy
      • Jackie Lee Houston - Philanthropist
      • Joanne Klonowski - Sports Marketing & Event Management
      • Carole Krechman - Founder / CEO, Peacemaker Corps Assocation
      • Linda McCoy-Murray - Founder / CEO, The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation
      • Judy Patrick - CEO, The Women's Foundation of California / Blue Shield

    To View Panelist Photos and Bios, please Click Here.

    Thank you to our Sponsors: 

    Indian Wells Tennis Garden
    Integrated Wealth Management
    Palm Springs Life
    JFK Memorial Hospital
    Jackie Lee Houston
    Dr. Jeralyn Brossfield/Dr. Lisa Lindley
    Debut Salon
    Karl Vasquez Salon / Spa
    Pacific Western Bank
    Photos by Lani