November 1, 2016
Facebook Inc. to Headline 1,500 Women Business BOE Conference in San Diego
Learn From One of the Faces Behind Facebook
Ana Martinez of Facebook, Inc. Will Teach "Boost Your Business on Facebook & Instagram"
Sacramento – California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Vice Chair Diane L. Harkey welcomes keynote speaker Ana Martinez of Facebook Inc., to the free Connecting Women to Power Business Conference on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Ms. Martinez is the closing keynote speaker for this year's event and will be showcasing Facebook's newly released small business program to attendees.
"We are excited to teach San Diego businesses how to grow, find new customers, and be engaged in a global economy through Facebook and Instagram. Small businesses drive this region's economic engine, and through this seminar we are increasing their economic opportunities, and exposing them to tools that will help them become more competitive regionally and globally," said Ana Martinez.
Connecting Women to Power brings together established entrepreneurs and leaders from major corporations, government agencies and key organizations to share ways of positioning women business owners to better compete in today's global marketplace. Women entrepreneurs will have the chance to form key alliances and affiliations, while getting the latest information on industry trends and discovering how to propel their business. Men are welcome to attend.
The conference features over 60 women speakers who are experts and leaders in the fields of business, government and nonprofits. Speakers and breakout session presenters include:
- Chanelle Hawken – Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Cox Communications
- Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper – Former NASA astronaut
- Liz Goodgold – Author, Coach and Consultant, REDfire Branding
- Mary Gendron – Senior Vice President and CIO, Qualcomm, Inc.
- Arnice Lamb – Manager of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability, The Walt Disney Company
- Kathy McKim – Vice President External Affairs, AT&T
- Allison Soares, Esq. – Senior Associate Attorney, RJS Law
- Lila Fedler – Technical Assistant to the Advocate, California Franchise Tax Board
Vice Chair Harkey is hosting this event, co-sponsored by the California Prosperity Foundation. Honored guests include every elected Assemblymember and State Senator in the BOE 4th District, as well as numerous local elected officials.
Connecting Women to Power is free but registration is recommended as this is a well-attended conference.
Event: Connecting Women to Power Business Conference
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Free parking is available
Registration: 1-949-724-2578 or Register online
Chair Diane L. Harkey was elected to the Board of Equalization in November 2014 to represent the Fourth Equalization District, which includes approximately 9.5 million Californians located in Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial counties, and a portion of San Bernardino County. Previously, Ms. Harkey served in the California State Assembly from 2008 to 2014. As a Member of the State Assembly, she served as Vice Chair for the Assembly Committees on Revenue and Taxation and Appropriations. Ms. Harkey graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.