“Harlot” Author Draws Speakers From Throughout North America to California Conference

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The 2013 Women's PowerStrategy™ Conference, founded by Patricia V. Davis, author of “Harlot’s Sauce” and “The Diva Doctrine,” draws dozens of leaders from several states and Canada to Sonoma County. Local Girls Inc. teens being sponsored to attend.

What a great time...so many brilliant speakers. I believe it's changed my life!

The Women's PowerStrategy™ Conference (http://womenspowerstrategyconference.com), founded by author and women’s welfare advocate Patricia V. Davis is being held in northern California for the second year, and like her writings, has picked up quite the cult following via the World Wide Web.(http://www.patriciavdavis.com)

The inaugural conference held in Marin County in 2012 boasted California Arts Council Chair Malissa Shriver as keynote and many other talented individuals from various industries who teamed up for this day-long event that features sessions on everything from business to relationships. In keeping with the philosophies expressed in Ms. Davis’s books, the conference goal is to leave attendees inspired to live their best lives. Though aimed at women ages 13 to 113, men are also encouraged to attend. Several of the speakers are male who believe that to invest in the power of women is to create a better society for all.

The positive comments from last year’s conference were many, including this from Dolores Mosqueda, race cart driver and speaker on the Gutsy Gals panel, “What a great time. Thanks so much for inviting me to speak as well as observe so many brilliant speakers. I believe it's changed my life!” (See 2012 conference keynote by Malissa Shriver at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXn5pjCxUYU)

This year’s conference on June 15 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (http://wellsfargocenterarts.org), has garnered the interest of more leaders than ever, with speakers coming from as far as New York, Canada, Texas and Oklahoma, all who heard about it through Davis’s online presence where she believes in speaking directly to her readers and others who “share common goals and dreams.”

“We’re astounded by the tremendous response in only our second year. This reinforces my belief that this is a much-needed experience for women,” says Davis. “So much so that I hope to eventually take it nationwide.”

For every admission purchased, The Women’s PowerStrategy™ Conference sponsors one woman to attend free of charge. Among these will be organizers and teens from local chapters of Girls Inc. Alameda, Island City and West Contra Costa. For over 50 years these award-winning Girls Inc. affiliates have responded to the needs of girls in the most under-served communities of San Francisco’s East Bay through a myriad of programs that challenge girls to be “strong, smart, and bold”. (http://www.girlsinc-alameda.org/)

“There are many worthwhile groups to sponsor, but Girls Inc. is the one we’re primarily focused on right now,” says Davis. “It’s by far one of the best programs for girls.”

Conference videographer Traci Wrycza of Mayday Media adds, “I’m excited to hear the keynote speakers, Zakiya Mackey and Jennifer Tacheff. Though young themselves, they’ve already done so much to mentor other women.”

An after-conference reception will be held for those over the age of 21 featuring wines from Barefoot Winery of Sonoma, whose co-founder Bonnie Harvey is speaking this year. Standup comic Joe Klocek will entertain at the reception and be on the Men’s Panel during the day. The Sonoma Conservatory of Dance, under the direction of Patty O’Reilly, who is also a speaker, will perform at the reception as well. A complimentary tour of Sonoma Lavender Fields will take place the day after the conference for all attendees and is being hosted by co-owner Rebecca Rosenberg, yet another fabulous conference speaker.

For further information on registration, vendor tables, and sponsorship, please visit the Women's PowerStrategy™ Conference website or email wpsc[at]harperdavis[dot]com

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