Women's Empowerment Conference 2017

Publish Date: 
Mar 20, 2017

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, The Associated Students of Hartnell college once again sponsored the Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference, in which over 100 guests registered. The event was emceed by Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations, Esmeralda Montenegro-Owen, who helped attendees become acquainted by initiating fun and engaging ice-breaking activities during breakfast. After the welcome and light socializing, the attendees picked from a menu of sessions to attend throughout the morning. The workshops included: Self-Care and Wellness via Whole Foods, presented by Sociology Faculty member, Dr. Hortencia Jimenez; Women Throughout History, by Professor Jennifer Grohol;  Career and Professional Development, with Mercedes Del Real, Counselor and Coordinator of the Transfer and Career Center - she  taught the essential techniques of how to write a winning resume and cover letter;  and Social Media Etiquette and Soft Skills with Marci Bracco Cain of Chatterbox PR.

After the workshop sessions were completed, the attendees gathered back together in Steinbeck Hall for lunch while enjoying a fashion show prepared by Hartnell Alumnus, Francisco Juarez. The fashion show displayed various fashionable and stylish looks that are suitable for an office environment and work-related social events.

The conference welcomed Keynote Speaker, Diane Danvers-Simmons, founder of Own it, Feel it, Live it and Spirituality in Stilettos. Diane gave an empowering and enlightening presentation encouraging the attendees to connect to their true source of knowledge within and trust in their own voice because all is designed so that they can: Own their Power; Feel their Spirit; and Live their Lives by their own definition of wit and wisdom.

A special ‘Thank you’ to the Associated Students of Hartnell College, Priscilla Amao, Augustine Nevarez, Laura Zavala, Frankie Juarez, Ema’s Bridal, Brighteyes Bath and Body, TMD Creative, and Diane Davers-Simmons for providing time and giveaways to all our attendees.