Diablo Magazine Hosts Annual Diablo Women Event

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Celebration of East Bay Women Raises $8,000 for Girls on the Run of the East Bay

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We couldn’t do what we do without partnerships like ours with Diablo Magazine—Brooke Kuhn, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of the Bay

“Living Your Best Life” was the theme of Diablo magazine’s annual Diablo Women event, celebrating professional women of the East Bay, held on May 7, 2015, at the newly renovated Pleasant Hill Community Center. Presented by Diablo magazine and Contra Costa Oncology, the evening opened with a networking cocktail reception attended by over 450 Diablo businesswomen.

Each May, Diablo recognizes women of the East Bay with featured content spotlighting the region’s women to watch and a special advertising section in the issue. These businesswomen are invited to attend the event for the opportunity to network and inspire. Diablo Women 2015 event partners were: Heller Jewelers, presenting the Grand Prize; supporting partner, the Claremont Hotel Club and Spa; and spirit partner Skinnygirl Cocktails. The raffle raised over $8,000 to support Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, an organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident, using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

The event featured a panel discussion: Living Your Best Life—Mind, Body, and Spirit. Susan Safipour, Editor in Chief, Diablo magazine, hosted the panel. Panelists included: Mariam Safinia, head of the Northern California School of Practical Philosophy; Sara Gottfried, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Hormone Cure; and Saint Mary’s College leadership instructor Maura Wolf, author of What Matters Most: Everyday Leadership at Home, at Work, and in the World.

Brooke Kuhn, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area, notes, “We were thrilled that Diablo chose Girls on the Run of the Bay Area as their charity for this year’s event. The $8,025 raised is helping us to cover the expenses of serving one of our most high-need teams in the East Bay and cover the costs of training 150 volunteer coaches to serve the 2,000 girls in our confidence-building program next school year. We couldn’t do what we do without partnerships like ours with Diablo Magazine.”

About Diablo Magazine
Covering topics ranging from travel, culture, and personalities to entertainment, recreation, and food, Diablo magazine is written specifically for the San Francisco East Bay market—from Central Contra Costa, into the Oakland and Berkeley hills, and throughout the Tri-Valley. With locally driven editorial content, beautiful photography, and resource listings, Diablo is a unique celebration of the San Francisco East Bay. Published since 1979, Diablo has been recognized for its editorial and design with numerous awards, including previous Maggie Awards for Best Overall Publication and Best Regional and State Magazine in the consumer category.

About Diablo Publications
For 35 years, Diablo Publications has been creating award-winning publications, including Diablo magazine, Napa Sonoma magazine, Diablo Weddings, the Diablo City Book Series, Diablo Arts, Concierge East Bay and the Tri-Valley California Visitors Guide. Covering travel, theater, lifestyle, and home design, Diablo Publications celebrates the people, places, and pleasures of the East Bay and North Bay. Diablo Publications’ custom content division, Diablo Custom Publishing (DCP), provides complete print and online marketing communications and customer publishing services for corporate clients nationwide. For more information, visit diablomag.com or dcpubs.com.

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