Book Signing Party & Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 23 at 6pm

Kari Barnum, Co-AuthorCo-Author Kari Barnum

Co-Author Laurie Itkin


Tuesday April 23 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

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Hera Hub Sorrento Mesa 
9710 Scranton Road
Suite 160
San Diego, CA 92121  

Next to Courtyard Marriott and across the street from Karl Strauss

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Laurie Itkin 
The Options Lady 


Join co-authors Laurie Itkin and Kari Barnum as they celebrate the launch of their book, Empower: Women's Stories of Breakthrough, Discovery and Triumph.    

Empower contains inspirational stories of 25 women who overcame challenges in order to accomplish bold and brave feats.  DeLores, constantly rejected for modeling jobs because she wasn't "thin enough," started her own successful plus-size modeling agency. Kelly, who resented living the life her father pressured her to live, felt tremendous guilt after his suicide but then pursued her dreams.  Cindy, tormented by a 24/7 headache that cannot be cured, launched a business to help other women in chronic pain succeed in their careers. Kari left a comfortable life to move to West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer and was forced out after a political coup.  Laurie, who vowed never to be financially dependent on a man like her mother was, began investing in the stock market at age 24 and coaches other women how to become financially independent through investing.

Chapter 5
A Leap of Faith by Kari Barnum
"Lucky for me, the third jump was a charm."
Chapter 9
An Allowance to Last a Lifetime by Laurie Itkin
“Financial independence isn't about being able to afford fancy cars and designer clothes.  It's about knowing that wherever life takes you, you’ll be able to

invest in the things that matter.”


Signed books will be available for purchase for $15 at the event with half the profits donated to Women's Empowerment International, a non-profit that makes investments in women through microloans, enabling women around the world -- as well as here in San Diego -- to launch businesses to generate income for themselves and their families. Learn why the repayment rate on these loans is over 98%. 


6:00pm - Wine & appetizers

6:30pm - Author readings

6:45pm - Introduction to Women's Empowerment International and its role in the San Diego community and globally

7:00pm - Q&A

7:15pm - Book signing  



What people are saying:

"Empower is a powerful collection of stories compiled by extraordinary women who share their personal stories of living from greater purpose."

"Full of inspirational stories and anecdotes to spur you to take action in your life." 





































































































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