RiseUp! 2016 Women’s Conference helps women experiencing divorce or loss

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Difference Makers Conferences, the learning division of Difference Makers Consulting  (www.differencemakersconsulting.com) has launched the RiseUp! 2016 Women’s Conference, April 15-16, 2016 in Carmel Valley, CA. The conference will provide essential skills to help women navigate life changes such as divorce, job changes, and loss. The conference early-bird rate of $149 has been extended as part of a spring promotion.

Difference Makers Conferences, the learning division of Difference Makers Consulting  (www.differencemakersconsulting.com) has launched the RiseUp! 2016 Women’s Conference, April 15-16, 2016 in Carmel Valley, CA. The conference will provide essential skills to help women navigate life changes such as divorce, job changes, and loss. The conference early-bird rate of $149 has been extended as part of a spring promotion.

The conference will feature a variety of professional speakers and experts in women’s empowerment. Keynoter and main facilitator Annette Gregg, MBA has an extensive business background and has taught at several universities. She was elected Instructor of the Year at San Diego State University, and inducted into the Center for Business Intelligence’s Circle of Excellence for her training and speaking skills. Annette works with companies to create development programs for female employees, produces women’s conferences, and regularly writes articles and speaks about elevating women in business.

Other speakers include women’s experts from the San Diego region: Starla Lewis, Multi-cultural Professor at San Diego Mesa College; Linda Townson, executive at CommunityMedia Corporation; Cath DeStefano, owner of Human TuneUp; social media expert Laura Rubenstein; and Shelley Murasko, wealth manager specializing in empowering women in transition.

Gregg created the curriculum for RiseUp! from years of speaking and working with women in business.

“The conference content will hit on all the areas women seem to struggle with; working so hard for others and rarely taking time to create the life path they really want for themselves. Especially in times of change, their confidence is shaken and they feel even more stuck. This conference is to let them know they are not alone and to give them tools to get to higher ground,” said Gregg

RiseUp! participants will learn how to: manage change, know their natural gifts and abilities, leverage their personal brand, master powerful communication, build a healthy community, and overcome negative thinking. Participants will also choose from a variety of breakout sessions, including: getting finances in order, stress management and mindfulness techniques, negotiation and influence skills, building a brand and network on LinkedIn.

While huge strides have been made to close the gender gap in business, women are still consistently underrepresented at every level in today’s corporations. The American Association of University Women (www.AAUW.org), one of the nation’s leading advocate groups for equity and education for women and girls, reports that women are still earning 21 percent less than men, and represent less than 15 percent of corporate executives at top companies worldwide.  Women often struggle with the explicit and implicit skills that enable them to thrive in business, and can be their own worst critics.  According to a study by the Women in Leadership Institute, working women feel 14-22 percent more stress than men, adding additional pressure to do and be more at work and home.

Targeted skill development to address these gaps is proving to be powerful:

“Taking your class was very rewarding. I have always aspired to be a powerful and confident woman and unfortunately, aside from celebrities, there are very few women to look up to. Whether it is because we are taught by society to repress our leadership, or whether it is because our value is considered less than a man’s, we have a far stretch to be where we want to be. I walked out of that course not only feeling better about myself as a woman, but I also made very realistic goals for myself regarding my career. Thank you for showing me what a confident, empowered, and strong woman looks like,”  stated course participant Tiffany Anchondo.

The conference is co-sponsored by www.WIFE.org. Founded by Carlsbad-based wealth expert Candace Bahr, WIFE.org is the oldest, most established non-profit organization dedicated to providing an unbiased, financial education to women in their quest for financial independence.  Me Tyme Network Inc. (www.metymenetwork.com) is the digital media sponsor for RiseUp!, and will be taping the event for future broadcast. Headquartered in San Diego, Me Tyme Network is a free video edutainment channel that provides personal growth tips, inspiring stories, and expert advice to help women get “unstuck” from life problems so they can experience more joy, love and success in their lives.

The  RIseUp! promotional offer can be redeemed at www.riseup2016.eventbrite.com.

More information and ongoing updates for RiseUp! can be found at www.facebook.com/differencemakerconferences.

Difference Makers Conferences is a division of Difference Makers Consulting, founded by Annette Gregg, MBA. Located in Encinitas, Ca., Difference Makers Consulting (www.differencemakersconsulting.com) provides customized training and consultant services that help companies improve the client experience (CX), increase team effectiveness, and elevate women and diversity in the workplace. Its partial client list includes FICO, Illumina, San Diego Caesars Entertainment, State University, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

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