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3rd Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
3rd Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference

January 26, 2013

Theme: Transitions

At the beautiful Heritage Palms Country Club,
in the Ballroom

Tammy's womens conference

Includes an inspiring day of wonderful speakers plus an incredible lunch… Please join us for our third year. Seating is limited and I know you will want to be included in this wonderful event!

REGISTRATION
Register by sending your check to Tammy Coia at 77-734 Country Club Drive A-3 Palm Desert, CA 92211. Please make check payable to: TLC Writing Workshop. Or use Paypal below:



Get the BACKSTAGE PASS!
Register by Dec. 1st to come in one hour early to meet & greet with speakers and get first shopping choice with vendors!


Proceeds of the conference will be used for scholarships for women attending writing workshops and a scholarship is being awarded to a UCR student in the MFA program!

Comment from 2012 Conference:

This was an amazing conference…people walked out of there on Cloud Nine. A truly transformative experience. Patricia Erickson

2012 Conference Photos | 2011 Conference Photos


Keynote Speaker: Julie Maloney

julie maloneyJULIE MALONEY is a writer and poet and founder/director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of women’s voices through writing.  She is a former dancer and choreographer and artistic director of the Julie Maloney Dance Company in NYC.  Since 2003, she has been leading writing workshops, conferences and retreats. She will return to the island of Alonnisos in Greece for the 3rd year in 2013 where she leads international writing retreats for women writers of all levels.  Her book of poems, “Private Landscape,” was published in 2007.  Her work has been published in many literary journals.  Julie is an advocate for women, hosting many literary salons in her home.  She created the writing program at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center in NJ where she leads Writing as a Healing Tool workshops for cancer patients and caregivers. She is a distinguished alumna of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she earned her MFA. Julie is a frequent speaker on creativity and the writing life. She is the mother of three children—all following their dreams throughout the USA.


Speaker: Lynne Morgan Spreen

After a career in Human Resources, Lynne Morgan Spreen followed her dream in middle-age and became a freelance writer, webmaster, computer teacher, blogger and novelist. Her blog, AnyShinyThing.com, relates to finding your power after middle age, and has the tagline: “It’s half your life. Stop apologizing.”

Apparently she’s hit a nerve because she has 850 subscribers.

Her debut novel, Dakota Blues, was published a few months ago. It’s about a middle-aged woman who thinks she’s got the world figured out, but then everything blows up and she must find the courage to change and start over again. Lynne says the empowerment of women in the second half of life is the issue that most drives her, and about which she hopes to blog, write, and speak for the rest of her life.


Speaker: Maggie Downs

womens conference speakerMaggie Downs is a graduate of the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and holds a certificate in women’s studies. Her 13-year newspaper career earned her several awards from the Associated Press and the Society for Professional Journalists, as well as two Best of Gannett awards, before she quit to backpack around the world. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek and Afar Magazine among others, and her column was syndicated with Gannett papers throughout the country. She is currently a Masters of Fine Arts graduate candidate in creative nonfiction at UCR Palm Desert.

Website: http://www.maggieink.com


Fashion: Corinne Abramowitz

conference speakerCorinne’s Story
Working a full time job in the fashion industry as a footwear designer is amazing! But I was longing for something to call my own.  I stumbled upon Stella & Dot and fell in love.  The fact that I can style a group of women and make them happy and feel good about themselves, feels so good. I can leave a Stella & Dot Trunk Show knowing that these 10 women left happier than they came in, and it tells me that I’ve done my job!  Styling women makes me happy!  I continue to design shoes by day and my weekends are filled with lots of jewelry and happy ladies.

Stella & Dot, an Inc 500 Fastest-Growing Company, is a social selling company that creates flexible opportunities for women to be work from home entrepreneurs. We believe everyone deserves great style, fun and opportunity in their everyday lives, and we’re dedicated to providing it in a personal way. That’s why we sell our line exclusively through friendly Stella & Dot Stylists online and at in home trunk shows. Customers and hostesses adore the style, and each Stylist is able to build their own flexible, modern business on a foundation of irresistible product and exceedingly personal service. I love the fashion, the flexibility, the fun and being a part of this amazing community of women.

Website: www.stelladot.com/corinneabramowitz

Fashion: Emily Garver

conference speakerEmily’s Story
A stylist for over fifteen years, Emily Garver has worked as an educator for Redken, opened her own salon eight years ago and has trained hundreds of hairstylists in the course of her career. For the last eight years, she has been working with Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup, which has also helped launch her successful clientele in her area. She enjoys bringing out the passion inside each person through hair and makeup. Her philosophy is, The more you learn, the happier you are. Education and sharing her knowledge is her number one talent. She is always willing to share information that will help you look beautiful from the inside out.


Dr. Emily Rekuc

Compassionate care for women & new families

CARING FOR WOMEN ~ Obstetrics & Gynecology in La Quinta, Calif.
Dr. Rekuc will talk to us about hormones and will be happy to answer your questions! Learn more about her practice at her website, www.caringforwomenlq.com.

"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.