Allie LongoriaOnline Business Expert
Santa Monica, CA
Why do I support and put my name, expertise and passion behind WSA? It is in total alignment with who I am and what I stand for … LOVE, LEGACY, and LEVERAGE!
When my brilliant friend Liora first asked me to be on the Advisory Council to take part in the creation of this amazing organization, those three powerful words came to mind and instantly I knew it was right.
“LOVE” – like me, the WSA, loves to help women share their products, passions, expertise and unique messages with the world – and make great money doing it!
“LEGACY” — the WSA seeks to do things differently — to shake things up! We share the desire to transform competition into collaboration, stress into success and a limited mindset into a magnificent mindset.
“LEVERAGE” –Successful women use LEVERAGE, in other words … they strategically invest their time, money and energy in people, technology and resources that give them the best return on their investment. This community of brilliant women supports, inspires, teaches and motivates one another to share their messages.
When you join and actively participate in the WSA, you too can enjoy some of that leverage.
So why WSA? Because it totally embodies three qualities I passionately stand for … Love, Legacy and Leverage!
Allie Longoria is a recognized passive income, online marketing and business expert. She is a speaker and featured expert in the book ‘Click and Grow Rich Online. She helps entrepreneurs and experts, speakers, authors and coaches around the world create passive income, market and sell their products, services and events online so they can do what they love. She has a lot going on! She is a lawyer, owns commercial and residential real estate all over the United States and has developed several online products and businesses under her multi-product Publishing Company, Send Me Solutions, LLC. Some of her sites and products include: ExpertSummaries.com, Customers2CashOnline.com, OffloadYourOverwhelm.com, EZTrafficWithOnlineVideo.com, WeWomenOnline.com and many, many more.
Anne-Marie DekkerFounder & CEO
Women Speaker Association – the following words come to mind: creativity, humor, authenticity, exploration, discovery, support and approval. In WSA we will share experiences, energy, ideas and actions- in one’s career as well as one’s personal growth and most importantly celebrate and authorize the vision of empowerment and one’s place in it.
Anne-Marie, founder and CEO of Four Loves Productions Inc. is a visionary entrepreneur. She has had the unbridled freedom to pursue success on her own terms with the assistance and support from many associates, colleagues, business partners and family members. Her career is varied. She was one of the principals and founders of Scarlett magazine, a unique and award winning business-lifestyle magazine that celebrated the achievements of women. Along with a team, she launched the independent television station, CKVU, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dekker was also involved in the creation of a cooking school. She has served on a corporate board and several not for profit boards as president and on their fundraising committees. She has an extensive background working in broadcasting and film of which The Thorn Birds was one of the most watched dramas in television history.
Over the years I have worked with and spoken to women all over the globe. During that time I met so many accomplished and talented women who had important and impactful messages to share. And yet, I found very few women were invited to speak at large conferences and events. In these challenging and complex times the need for feminine leadership and insights is critical but the mechanism to get these powerful female voices heard has been missing until now. It is my privilege to participate and contribute to the Women Speakers Association, an organization which will serve as a formidable vehicle to connect dynamic, successful and experienced female speakers and leaders with eager audiences and groups.
Ardice Farrow is an entrepreneur, speaker and seminar leader who has worked as a creative consultant and executive producer for educational and entertainment companies like Apple, LucasArts, Disney, Warner Bros., McGraw-Hill and The Smithsonian. Over a decade ago, Ardice began conducting seminars and speaking to women entrepreneurs and executive sharing her insights and tools on creative management and strategies for bringing feminine leadership into the workplace. These were playful, practical tools and proven strategies that could help women keep their passion alive, their creativity fresh and generate business practices and inspired teams to accomplish their highest goals and visions. During that time Ardice also founded and co-created the bestselling book, Wake Up Women.
Arvee RobinsonSuperstar Trainer/Speaker
Women Speakers Association is long over due. Finally, a place women can go to get support and become a powerful speaker, communicator, and leader. Women make great speakers and leaders yet we are often overshadowed by our male counterparts. Women have been sharing life-changing messages for years, yet quietly and softly. Today, it changes. Today we change. It is time to speak up and shout. It is time to use your voice, express yourself, and step into your greatness. Join this global community of women and together we can change the world.
Arvee Robinson is a Master Speaker Trainer, International Speaker, and Author. She teaches business owners, service professionals, and entrepreneurs how to use public speaking as a marketing strategy so they can attract more clients, generate unlimited leads and grow their businesses, effortlessly. She teaches a proven speaker system for delivering persuasive presentations, and easy formulas for creating killer elevator speeches and magnetic self-introductions. Arvee has helped hundreds of individuals to win clients and close more sales every time they speak. She offers private coaching, workshops, and weekly teleclasses. Her programs will make you money for the rest of your life
Barbara NivenMedia Trainer
Los Angeles, CA
I am thrilled to be part of the Women Speakers Association, because I feel it sums up my goals and my purpose exactly. My mission is to help people shine their Light, connect to their Power and find their true Voice, not only in media situations but in daily life. I think we women have played small for too long, which is why the world has reached such a crisis. Even the Dali Lama has said that “Western women will change the world.” So that’s what I propose we do together now. Step up and start playing large and become the powerful beings and leaders we are meant to be! We can show that cooperation is so much better than competition. It’s the new paradigm, one that we each benefit from, because it’s also aligned with the greater good. By giving, we get! So…unlock your own personal Star Power and shine your Light. Together, we will blaze like the sun!
Barbara Niven wants to help you live your dreams and become the go-to authority in your business! She’s been an actress in Hollywood for over 25 years, and now Barbara coaches others to help them achieve their own star potential. She’s become known as Hollywood’s Top Media Trainer, bringing out Star Power in small business owners, speakers, entrepreneurs, authors and anyone who wants to use the media to grow their business. She created her Unleash Your Star Power! system to share her Hollywood insider tips and secrets so you can excel in videos, TV & radio interviews and live presentations. She’ll even shoot your videos in her Los Angeles studio, personally coaching you on what to say and how to say it. The Unleash Your Star Power! home study system is available on her website. Get ready to unleash YOUR Star Power at www.UnleashYourStarPower.com!
Candace NewtonPresident of Unlocking Secrets for Women Resources Inc.
I began my organization, Unlocking Secrets for Women because of my commitment to closing the gap in education, motivation and encouragement on behalf of women and their families. We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to unlock the secrets of what prevents women from breaking through barriers in thought, success and powerful living. My passion grew over the years towards the empowerment, education and well being of women everywhere. “I grew a natural compassion for women’s issues, watching my mother and other women face challenges with self-esteem, violence and emotional pain.” I believe that women hold the key to the engagement of relationships and understand more than anyone – the true purpose for power is to only to empower others. In the spirit of that understanding, I believe that the Women Speakers Association utilizes the strength of women to inspire, engage, educate and motivate change that reflects on what we share in common rather than what drives us apart. I am proud to be a part of an amazing group of women dedicated to being catalysts for positive change in today’s often-complicated world.
Candace is an inspiring speaker, adult educator, talk show, event host and successful television producer, as well as an experienced MC. With over 25 years experience, Candace continues her passion of educating and helping women and their families from all walks of life in any and all issues that need to be addressed. She utilizes her own experience and strong reference of experts to ensure access to quality information, education, products and resources. Her experience and inspiration give hope and answers to women, closing the gap in education, motivation and encouragement and doing whatever is necessary to unlock the secrets. Candace has earned the respect of her extensive list of over 7000 contacts in both business, political and entertainment arenas for her generous networking and strategic alliance and business collaboration on behalf of her many clients/talent.
Cappi PidwellMaster of NLP & Hypnotherapy
I’m excited that WSA is providing a place for so many powerful women to gather and share their wisdom and knowledge with the world! It’s an important movement because we as women have so much to contribute. It’s our time to soar in this business of speaking and empowering others. It’s primarily been a man’s business up until about 15 years ago and women today are seeking so much more for themselves and others. Our natural tendency is to give and contribute to others and WSA is providing a wonderful platform to do that.
Cappi Pidwell is a leading expert in human behavior as a Master of NLP and Advanced Hypnotherapy and has been studying human behavior for over 17 years. As a business owner, speaker and inner success coach, Cappi has worked with many individuals and corporations, educating executive management, sales professionals and entrepreneur’s on how to increase their mindset, both professionally and personally. She has worked with such companies as: Re-Max Real Estate, First American Title, Keller Williams, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, Prudential, Hoag Hospital and Fidelity Title. Cappi is featured in the movie, “The Riches” and is a contributing author in several publications and books in the personal growth industry. She has also been featured on The Wright Place TV Show, Direct Selling Woman’s Radio and has appeared on several syndicated Internet programs. She is currently working as the host, in the pre-production DVD/Movie specifically targeted for Realtors personal and professional growth.
Cathy Lee CrosbyActress
Santa Monica, CA
CATHY LEE CROSBY is an internationally known star, multi-talented actress and entertainer. Her diverse career includes: Representing the U.S. in international tennis competition (reaching a career high of #7 in singles & #4 in doubles); Special Ambassador to Children for the United Nations; Member of the Board of Directors of the Congressional Award (confirmed by 2/3 of the House & Senate of the U.S.); Founder & Chairperson of the Get High on Yourself Foundation; Entertaining the troops with Bob Hope on his Middle East Christmas tour; Host of the first reality TV series, That’s Incredible, as well as starring in over 60 feature films, mini-series, and television productions. Cathy Lee made her Off-Broadway debut in New York starring in the play, Almost Perfect, directed by Geraldine Fitzgerald. She has also written, directed, and starred in two plays, Zoot Suit-The Real Story, and the first theatrical adaptation of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? For which she received the “Outstanding Contribution to the Arts“ award from the city of Los Angeles. Cathy Lee’s first book, LET THE MAGIC BEGIN, made its debut on “OPRAH”, and received glowing endorsements from such noted authors, athletes, & entertainers as: Deepak Chopra, Larry King, Jack Canfield, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman and Reba McEntire.
Cheryl Cran, CSPLeadership Keynote Speaker
Women Speakers Association is a timely idea for a time when we are living in transformation and women are the transformers! There are other highly valuable speakers associations such as National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation and they offer great value. There is an opportunity for women who speak to gather and address the unique ways in which we do business, the way we communicate and the way we interact with audiences. Frankly, women are under-represented in the speaking world. When asked to name top female keynoters in North America, most people can come up with only a handful of names. Women need to step up and make their voices heard and the time is now! The Women Speakers Association is a forum to network with women who are doing the business and to learn from each other, help each other to grow and to increase value for our clients and audiences.
Gen X / Zoomer “cusper” Cheryl Cran is a sought after consultant on trends in the workplace and a leadership and generations expert. Her consulting firm, Synthesis at Work, is a generational leadership consulting and training company with high-profile clients across the nation. Her research on generations led her to write her new popular business book, “101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work” and the best seller “The Control Freak Revolution– Make Your Most Maddening Behaviors Work For Your Company And To Your Advantage. ” As a consultant Cheryl researches the trends through audience response surveys, online surveys, and focus groups and advises her clients on leadership and generational strategies that leverage results and increase the bottom line. Her Client List includes 3M, McDonalds, Oculus, Bell Canada, Big Lots Stores and many others. A sought after expert on workplace trends Cheryl has been a guest commentator on Fox’s The Mike and Juliet Show and The Fanny Kiefer Show. She has been interviewed and written articles for a wide range of publications including Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Profit Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Metro New York, The Globe and Mail, Selling Power Magazine, Small Business, and Builder Woman Magazine. Learn more about Your Keynote Coach and learn to Speak Your Authentic Message.
The moment I heard about WSA, I knew I wanted to be a part of it because everything about WSA is completely aligned with who I am, the contribution I want to make in the world, the community and colleagues I want to support… and how I see the future unfolding on many levels. I believe the time has come for women to step back into the spotlight as the powerful, loving, visionary, collaborative and co-creative leaders, healers and change agents that we are. WSA is taking a stand for the place women have in our new world, and the need for women’s voices to be heard… not for the sake of the individual woman, but for the sake of the world entire!
Christine Kloser is author or The Freedom Formula, Conscious Entrepreneurs and Align, Expand and Succeed. She is known worldwide as an expert in the field of conscious entrepreneurship and has spoken alongside such luminaries as Neale Donald Walsch, James Twyman and Marianne Williamson. Christine works with spiritually minded entrepreneurs to help them discover the TRUTH of who they are… so they can bring their truth to the world. Aside from authoring several books, she’s also the President of Love Your Life Publishing, Inc. (a book publishing and training company for entrepreneurial authors). Though her publishing company, she’s worked with thousands of aspiring authors around the world to help them discover their true voice and share it through the pages of a book. Christine’s mission is to help raise the consciousness of the planet by raising the consciousness of entrepreneurs who contribute to the world through inspired businesses and transformational books.
Cydney O’SullivanCEO, Ms Independence Association
Having spent most of my career in industries with a dominant ratio of men to women, I have repeatedly experienced the challenges that come with cultural change toward equal opportunity, particularly when negotiating from the minority and often more vulnerable negotiation position. I am delighted to be a contributing member of The Women Speakers Association. I have a long history as a proponent for women in business working collaboratively and taking a proactive interest in their collective well-being through directed and healthy assertiveness. I believe the WSA is a wonderful opportunity for exceptional achievers to pool their talents to exponentially forge positive and lasting change for themselves and others in their wake, with greater ease, momentum and grace, and highly encourage you to join us.
Entrepreneur, mother and investor, Cydney has a depth of experience in a diverse range of industries; including founding and ownership roles in restaurants and catering, fashion and design, technology and social networking, real estate, and private and public company share investing. Her main areas of expertise and interest are Marketing, Customer Relations and Strategic Alliances, (in particular using Social Networking and mobile technology). She is also a passionate supporter or micro-economic lending to provide greater opportunities for women in less enlightened cultures. Through the Ms Independence Association she is blessed to enjoy the rewards of helping others who are committed to achieving dynamic results to develop profitable, sustainable businesses and find qualified, ethical advisors. Cydney also co-founded the National Association of Women in Business (NAWIB) in 2010, which greatly expanded the breadth of her reach, and that of her clients, to outstanding, inspiring business experts and mentors.
Marina Del Rey, CA
What’s the secret to becoming unstoppable? Cynthia Kersey knows. In fact, she’s spent the last seven years researching and interviewing hundreds of America’s greatest achievers. In her best-selling book, UNSTOPPABLE, she reveals their secrets and traits and outlines a simple process that anyone can apply to create unstoppable results in their life. Numerous Fortune 500 companies including Xerox, Johnson & Johnson and Aetna utilize Cynthia’s message and strategies. And within the direct-selling industry, Cynthia has given over 100 keynote speeches and seminars as well as trained thousands of independent distributors from companies including Home Interiors & Gifts, Jafra, Noevir, Quixtar and Primerica. Her message empowers individuals to build and maintain a successful business and to create a rich and meaningful life.
Cynthia’s passion is giving back and she established a non-profit foundation, the UNSTOPPABLE Foundation to raise funds and awareness for women’s issues worldwide.
Cynthia M RuizCommissioner, Inspirational Speaker & Author
Los Angeles, CA
I am truly excited and grateful to be a part of WSA. We all know that over the last few decades the role of women in our society has radically changed. As we evolve into our new role, we need to create a supportive environment in which we can each help one another develop our full and true potential. WSA is a visionary concept whose time has come, as we move forward into a more loving and compassionate world.
Commissioner Cynthia M Ruiz is an Environmentalist and Community activist who has a proven leadership record. She spearheads the City of LA’s Public Works Department managing a multimillion dollar budget and 5,000 employees.
Her effective leadership style has been celebrated by many including Hollywood Chamber of Commence bestowing her with the prestigious “Women of Distinction Award. She had also received the “Leader of the year Award” by the American Public Works Association and the first women to receive the Dignity, Integrity & Generosity (DIG) award form the Contractors Association. She gives back to her community by serving on many Boards including Girls Today – Women Tomorrow a mentorship program for young girls & Keep Los Angeles Beautiful. In 2009 she was invited to attend a Leadership course at the Kennedy School of Executive Management at Harvard University. She received both a BS & Masters of Science degree from CSULA in Counseling.
DC CordovaCEO, Money & You
San Diego, CA
For me to be part of this organization is a “no-brainer”. Being one of the pioneers of the entrepreneurial/transformational education field, I have seen amazing changes in the industry in the past 34 years. At times, it has been tough to watch the public’s confusion as to where to go and get quality/proven/powerful education that can truly empower them with tools to make their lives more peaceful, productive, profitable and to have their dreams come true. It can be done! I am particularly excited to be part of a group of women that can also be resources to the many organizations that have the paradigm that there aren’t enough (or for some, any!) powerful, successful, female speakers that have earned the right to be on their stages. I am looking forward to being part of the movement that will create a much-needed transformation in the market place – to create a powerful roster of gorgeous powerhouses that will bring about a much needed equality.
Dame DC Cordova, CEO of Excellerated Business Schools®/Money & You® a global organization that has over 80,000 graduates from over 65 countries. Because many of today’s wealth/business “gurus” have attended Money & You® and have transformed the way they teach and learned many principles from great masters, her work continues through them to millions world-wide. She is a “Connector” because she has a special gift for bringing together diverse successful Social Entrepreneurs from around world. Her purpose is to Uplift Humanity’s Consciousness Through Business. DC is an Ambassador of New Education because of her tireless pursuit to transform educational systems around the world to eradicate poverty and hunger. DC is a Mentor of Nurturing because of her work with high-level entrepreneurs/business leaders. She is the author of the comprehensive systems manual: Money-Making Systems; has co-authored many multi-media books. She has been in over a dozen motivational films and TV shows. Has been interviewed around the world for radio, newspapers and magazines. She is a Founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC); a facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance Symposium; a Founding Faculty member for Compassion Happens Inc (CHI); an Advisor on China and Asia Pacific to One Degree Media & Entertainment, Inc.; Director of International Relations for www.TheWINOn-Line.com; a Council Member for Women Speakers’ Association; promoter of the global campaign: www.FourYearsGo.org
DC was knighted by The Sovereign Order of the Orthodox Knights Hospitaller of Saint John of Jerusalem for her lifelong service to humanity.
Deborah Koppel MitchellFounder/Publisher//Visionary/Connector
Santa Fe, NM
When I first “got the call” to be a part of this fabulous group of women, I could not help but recognize WSA as a Movement I have always been a part of. As a Women’s Circle Facilitator for over 11 years, I have been a participant and supporter of the Women’s Spirituality Movement ongoing! I also especially love connecting conscious women and organizations, and have been doing so through my Circles, events, publications, and every day life. Now, I am launching something new as a Founder of the CMN-Conscious Meme Network– It is even more obvious, WSA is totally in-line with all I have been doing and all I am about. I am honored to be included!
Deborah Koppel Mitchell has been a Women’s Circle Facilitator, and a part of the Women’s Spirituality Movement, since 1998. She is founder of the, Spheres Women’s Circles Publication– A Resource & Forum For Expression of The Feminine Heart,” which recently transitioned into “The Spheres Circular- E-zine-Cultivating Connectivity & Positivity.” with a moniker of “It’s all about connecting for the benefit of ALL!” – Subscribe free at: www.spherescircles.com. She is also a contributing–author of, From Inspiration to Realization, and, Conscious Choices: An Evolutionary Women’s Guide to Life. Deborah is THE “Modern Day Pollyanna,” redefining what it means to be a Pollyanna, bringing awareness to the importance of what vibration we are operating from. She is author of the upcoming series, Notes from a Modern Day Pollyanna, and is creator of the “Pollyanna Power,” and “Modern Day Pollyanna” product line. Her latest venture is as one of the Founders of the new CMN-Conscious Meme Network– Shining a Light On What Elevates Our Lives. Her latest venture is as one of the Founders of the new CMN-Conscious Meme Network– Shining a Light On What Elevates Our Lives VISIT: http://www.consciousmeme.com
Gail KingsburySpeaker Industry Expert
I am thrilled to be part of WSA. Leading the way for women leaders to take part in the shaping of our world in a whole new and empowered way. Supporting Women Speakers to have their messages heard and making a difference in the lives of those they touch. It is truly an honor.
Gail KIngsbury is a 25-yr veteran in the speaking industry who has worked behind the scenes with some of the who’s who in the business like Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy and many others, to get them booked on stages and help create their events all over the world. Gail was the founder of one of the largest Speakers Bureaus in the U.S. and has recently launched a global industry calendar called “gailscalendar.com”, which is a platform for speakers to promote their upcoming live and virtual events and product launches. Gail is the go-to person for the A-list speakers, trainers and promoters alike. Past Corporate clients like the Inc. 500, Bell South and Peak Potentials counted on Gail and her company to find the right speaker, venue, and format for their events.
Heather PorterOnline Architect
For the last couple of years the current business models used in the speaking industry seems to be shifting dramatically and what has worked in the past is not working now. What has inspired and moved audiences has left them unresponsive and even cynical now. The marketing statement “walking the talk” has been slowly diluted over time because many speakers with questionable intentions have used it. Or maybe it has never been defined in the first place? What does “walking the talk” really mean anyway? And how do you find these experts, these gurus, these silent inspirations that are leading by example? How do you find those that are leading by being transparent on and off the stage, that are leading just by being? I see WSA as a new movement that is imperative to be a part of to see what is going to happen next on platforms around the world.
I have produced and managed events for over 15 years in more than 80 cities and 20 countries around the world with some of the world’s top speakers, leaders and experts ranging from 10,000 person seminars to exclusive adventure travel trips. From there I decided to pursue my passion for helping experts and businesses brand and grow their businesses online using the tools the world’s best internet marketers use in their own businesses. It is my wish that everyone who has invaluable life or business expertise (which is really all of us isn’t it?) can share it online easily so that it is found by the person who needs it when they need it most.
Jane DeuberBusiness Strategist
Pebble Beach, CA
I’m deeply honored to be a part of this movement that’s been created by the visionaries of the Women Speakers Association. I view it as a “collective call” to my soul and an invitation to my spirit to be more of a “conscious player” in this movement to bring the heart, soul and brilliance of women to the forefront – whether on a podium or in our interactions with others on a daily basis. You see, I believe that as women we have an obligation to share our unique perspective and gifts so that we can help bring the planet back to its natural state of contribution, collaboration and abundance and only by raising our voice can we impact change. But we cannot do it alone. Herein lies the brilliance of the WSA… as we lovingly and without malice, lend our support encouragement, talents and contacts to one another for the greater good.
Jane Deuber is a speaker, author, and sought after business strategist to big thinking entrepreneurs around the world. Armed with a Master’s in International Business Administration, Jane started her first business in 1987 with just $5000. Since then she has taken two businesses to the multi-million dollar mark and helped thousands of entrepreneurs achieve their dream of higher profits and greater personal fulfillment. While serving as President of an association for women entrepreneurs in more than 20 countries, she was the lead writer for the best-selling books, Build It Big that have been translated into six languages. Jane’s newest company – The Virtual Training Academy – is breaking new ground by helping thought leaders transforming their life-changing content into highly profitable, interactive online courses. Whether starting a new business, coaching a client or speaking on the international stage, Jane is on a mission to transform the entrepreneurial experience into one that is deeply rewarding, highly profitable and truly life-changing.
Janet Bray AttwoodTransformational Leader
A Global Citizen
My desire is to support women in all walks of life to live their greatest passions. WSA is a great way to do that! How fortunate for me to be invited to share my passion for speaking, writing and living with those who have a desire to learn from my journey! The other reason I have aligned with this incredible organization is because, when I stand up and share my gifts it is amazingly transforming and empowering, not just for my audience, but for me personally. I can honestly say that presenting on a stage, to small and huge groups around the world over the last 10 years, has been one of the most incredibly powerful opportunities for me to grow, not only as a presenter, but spiritually as well. What I have noticed is that when I am presenting, I am hearing whatever I am presenting each time at a much deeper level. For me, being a teacher who is living their teaching is the highest ideal of any transformational leader. Why WSA? Again, another great path for inner transformation!
From her own remarkable experiences, Janet created the profoundly impactful Passion Test process. This simple, yet effective process has transformed thousands of lives all over the world and is the basis of the NY Times bestseller she co-authored with Chris Attwood, The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose. Janet is a living example of what it means to live a passionate, fully-engaged life. A celebrated transformational leader, Janet has shared the stage with people like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Nobel Prize winner, F.W. deKlerk, Stephen Covey, Dr. Barbara DeAngelis, and many others. Janet is also the founder of The Passion Test Certification Program with hundreds of certified facilitators from around the world. Janet Attwood makes magic happen. Her presentations hold audiences spellbound. Her programs attract people from all over the globe. Through her magnetic charisma she is touching the lives of millions of people around the world.
Jill LublinMaster PR Strategist
With more than 200 speaking engagements across the globe each year, master publicity strategist, Jill Lublin, consistently wows audiences across the world – with her highly entertaining, interactive keynotes, seminars, and special programs on how to be influential and gain the attention of the media. Jill is the author of the bestselling book, Get Noticed…Get Referrals (McGraw-Hill). She is also the coauthor of two other national bestselling books, Networking Magic which rose to #1 on the Barnes and Noble charts for three weeks, and Guerilla Publicity, which is regarded as the “PR bible”. Jill hosts the TV program, Messages of Hope, and the nationally syndicated radio show, Do the Dream. Over the past twenty years, she has worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, and other national media. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Women’s Day, Fortune Small Business, and Entrepreneur Magazine, and on ABC, NBC, and CBS, radio, and TV nationwide.
Dr. Joanna MartinSpeaker Trainer
London, UK & Melbourne, Australia
Women are different from men. Plain and simple. For years women faught for equality with men (and while we’re on it- thank you sisters for the work you did)…but now we enjoy this thing called “equality”, my observation is this: Saying men and women are equal is like saying bananas and passionfruit are equal. It has no meaning. They are both great fruit, both nutritious, and super yum. But they are so DIFFERENT that any notion of equality seems odd. So, why all this talk of fruit and what’s it got to do with the WSA.
Like many young female speakers, the only role models I had when I started were men. It was men who owned the industry, men who made the big impact, men who made the millions. And so I modelled men. And it took me nearly burning out, and getting far from my soul self to realise: I’m not a man! I can’t do it the way men do it! And I don’t want to.
So after some soul searching and gentle study of feminine power, I found my feminine flow on stage. This is why we need WSA: to create a space for more women to recover, understand and trust their feminine soul selves on stage so they can create sustainable careers in speaking and leadership. An organisation that speaks to the specific needs of women in the public eye, and nurtures them to express themselves and be rewarded massively for the value they bring? Count me in!
Dr Joanna Martin is an internationally acclaimed speaker and sought-after educator who has taught over 45,000 people on three continents. She is one of the world’s most successful and inspirational speakers making over $1.25 million in her first 12 months speaking professionally. She started her working life as a medical doctor, then an actor before launching her career as a speaker. She now runs what she calls “The Ultimate Lifestyle Business”. Based in London, she trains entrepreneurs and professionals alike in entrepreneurship and key communication and presentation skills. With her partner Greg, through their business, Shift Lifestyle they provide strategy and support for business owners who want to join the “Lifestyle Revolution” and build a life, not just a living. Joanna is often described as “The Tough Angel” and is renowned for her unique mix of inspiration and entertainment, with straight between the eyes business savvy.
Jody ColvardOnline Business Expert
It is a great honor to be asked to be on the council for WSA, in the company of so many amazing women. Knowing the founder for many years, and where her heart is, I am confident that this space for women will be nothing short of brilliant
It is my belief that women entrepreneurs transform society – for when a woman becomes successful, she does not stand alone, she pulls other women up with her, and together they use their resources to help and educate everyone around them.
There is a time and place for everything, and it is not a coincidence that we are all here together in this moment. As a collective force, we have the ability to bring to life a shared vision…the question now is, what do we want to create? Looking forward to seeing the magic unfold!
As an acknowledged internet marketing icon, Jody Colvard’s career spans over 14 years of business successes. She has worked closely with celebrities such as Chaka Khan; with charity organizations such as Make a Wish Foundation and The Sole of Africa with Nelson Mandela, and with clients featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, Oprah, and Dr. Phil.
AS Co-Founder/ CEO of FMG Network, a matrix of businesses delivering practical and inspiring information, to which Jody refers to as “the global tribe.” FMG’s mission is to “Have Fun. Make Money. Do Good.”, and she fulfills that mission via her training programs and distributional reach designed to empower writers, speakers, and experts to share their voices and messages worldwide. Since 2004, FMG Network has delivered audio and video programming to cell phones, iPods and computers. Soon, FMG’s members will, just as directly, deliver their content into viewers/ listeners home TV sets via GoogleTV.
I’m very honored to have been asked to be on the WSA Council. I’m throwing my stiletto in the ring as I want to elevate the role of women in the speaking community. Currently there are a small fraction of female speakers compared to men. Also, quite frankly, women speakers tend to under-value and under-charge and I want to help them STOP. THAT. NOW. When I started in the speaking industry in 2001 there were very few female role models and mentors available. I was in mastermind programs and had mentors that were men only. I’m so thankful for these wonderful men and the support they gave to me. However, I’m very interested in helping all levels of women speakers grow to the next exciting level that they so passionately want to achieve. I’m also thrilled to be learning from all of you as well!
Kim Duke is CEO and Founder of The Sales Divas, www.salesdivas.com, she’s an international sales expert who provides savvy, sassy sales training for women entrepreneurs (with a twist!) Her extensive sales background was based in the media – 15 years working with 2 of Canada’s largest national television networks in sales and management. She is a national award winning salesperson – and was the second youngest sales manager in Canada for CBC Television (Canada’s oldest network). Now Kim is a successful entrepreneur – providing training for companies internationally. She recently was in Vegas and was one of the key conference speakers (which included Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup For The Soul and The Secret.) She’s an author, and speaker who’s had numerous interviews for international and national television, as well as radio and print across North America. (She was recently featured on NBC Television!) Kim is a national magazine columnist and also writes hundreds of articles for newsletters and websites internationally. 20,000 female entrepreneurs from 54 countries around the world eagerly await her sales tips each week. Kim was recently in the TOP 200 iTunes podcasts WORLDWIDE – this woman is on FIRE! She’s bold, she’s sassy and you’re going to LOVE her tips to kick off YOUR SALES! To receive Kim’s FREE 30-page report: The 5 Biggest Sales Mistakes Women Make go to http://www.salesdivas.com.
Kimber LimEntrepreneur Extraordinaire
I chose to align myself with the other powerhouse women of WSA because it is exactly aligned with our philosophy at Get Your Woman On and Zentarra “Improving the fabric of life for humanity.” Women are the amazing choice for a global shift and leadership in this new era. To create the paradigm of an “US” world, which is contribution, collaboration, co-opetition, and prosperity for all, it will take visionary women hitting the stages and spreading the message of how we work together in an “US” world. “Us” is about how we come together for the betterment of all and that includes each of us as well. How we will change the world is by supporting each other in winning, supporting others in learning how to think this way, supporting those that do think this way with a place to come together and join together globally. I have a simple dream, it is to have a world where women have human rights, and the planet and animals have planetary rights. We can teach each other how to live and prosper in harmony. WSA is THE most powerful vehicle to make this happen for women speakers. The time is now and the time has come.
Founder of Zentarra and Get Your Woman On! Beauty, Grace, Power, and Financial Success–the best selling print and multi-media book and community. Kimber is a best-selling author, keynote speaker/trainer, former professor, investment portfolio manager and analyst. She is well versed in all aspects of growing businesses from the collaborative model she has created; she provides the teaching, framework and support for women emerging into the powerful leaders that we are and prospering in the new era and economy. Her Mission Is: “Improving the Fabric of Life for Humanity.” Not only is she competent, credible, a proven results producer, and a powerhouse motivational speaker; she has also assembled a community of women leaders that are also championing a new era for: entrepreneurs, corporate management and employees, sustainability, wellness and health, humanitarian initiatives, soul’s purpose and heart alignment, and quality of life. Go to KimberMarieLim.com for more info.
Lenora Billings-HarrisDiversity Strategist
A critical mass of energy is building among people across the globe. People know that we, as global citizens, must do things differently in numerous ways if we expect to effectively address the challenges ahead. Women are at the forefront of the change movement. Women are becoming more and more comfortable and confident that their words and actions matter. Women Speakers Association is an exciting way to bring women together to further expand the power of the spoken word. I look forward to collaborating with, supporting, mentoring and learning from the women WSA has and will continue to attract.
As a diversity strategist, certified professional speaker (CSP), and author, Lenora helps her clients build and sustain an engaged and respectful workforce. She was named as one of 100 Global Thought Leaders on Diversity and Inclusion by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her interactive style, and immediately applicable “how to’s” have caused clients to invite her back again and again. Lenora is the author of two books and numerous articles on diversity and inclusion. She is a past president of the 4000- member National Speakers Association, and is on the adjunct faculty of Averett University and the Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She has presented to audiences in over eighteen countries in person and via satellite. Before starting her consultancy in 1986, Lenora held several key management positions with two Fortune 500 companies as well as with the Graduate School of Business, University of Michigan.
Dr. Letitia WrightTalk Show Host
WSA is an opportunity to create something of value. The time for giving clients fluff is long gone, yet it seemed to be the only game in town. My last two speaking events had the people saying that they were impressed that I educated them and did not entertain them. It’s time for quality and we have to make room for it. I wanted to be a part of this as a general statement that things are different now. We have purpose and vision and this will help me create my dreams!
Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C, is a celebrity, international speaker, talk show host, author, director and movie producer. As the host of the Wright Place TV Show, now in it’s 11th season with over 299 shows broadcast on television to over 5.2 million homes each week in Southern California and Atlanta. Dr. Wright also directs infomercials for some of the hottest products on TV today! Dr. Wright is a leading expert on Media Training for Business Owners, Sponsorship, TV Hosting and Production. She is the director of the new movie: “The Journey Movie” starring Brian Tracy and producer of “Power of Mentorship Movie” with Bob Proctor (2007). She is also the founder of the new website Wright Girls and empowerment website for women under 30.
Linda HollanderSponsor Expert
Los Angeles, CA
I love being part of a global community with the world’s most powerful women speakers. I’ve always been a big believer in Girl Power and that’s why I’m proud to be a member of WSA.
Linda Hollander is known as the “Wealthy Bag Lady”. She is the author of the #1 best-selling book, Bags to Riches: 7 Success Secrets for Women in Business. She is the founder of the Women’s Small Business Expo, which takes place every year in Los Angeles, California. A popular international speaker, she is the industry leader in teaching entrepreneurs about how to get corporate sponsors. She is also the president of the International Sponsorship Association. Her sponsors and clients include Wells Fargo, Epson, Fed Ex, American Airlines, Staples, Marriott Vacation Club, Wal Mart and IBM. She received the Caught in the Act of Excellence Award and she has over 20 years of experience in business, corporate sponsorships, sales, marketing, design, promotion and creating lifetime customers. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, Leslie Greenfield, and their two cats, Carmella and Sneakers.
Linda JimenezBusiness Coach
Women are powerful leaders. We have the innate ability to use our lives as a curriculum for empowerment. We evolve in the process of serving others. All that we are or have is the result of what we think and what we believe is possible. Presently, women have more opportunities than ever before. It is my hope that I can teach and demonstrate to other women a commitment to professional and personal success. Each and every moment, good and bad, is a blessing. Every experience is a lesson for each of us; we must be willing to listen and learn. This is neither an end nor a beginning, only the continuation of a wisdom-collecting process of life’s magnificent journey. It is my sincerest gratitude and appreciation to have the opportunity to work with WSA. It is my hope that we leverage our resources to strengthen our faith in one another.
Linda Jiménez is the founder and President/CEO of VIDA Enterprise, Inc., a business consulting and coaching company. As a bilingual serial entrepreneur, she has a strong background in startups, logistics, public health, grant writing, entrepreneurship and minority-owned companies. Prior to this, she founded two 501(c)(3) organizations where she raised millions of dollars for program funding. She is an adjunct faculty member at Wayne State University within the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies. Linda also serves as a federal grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education. Her civic involvements include a trustee for two Henry Ford Health System boards and the first Hispanic board member of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the Michigan Fitness Foundation. Linda has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master of Education in Kinesiology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan
Lisa ManyonMarketing Consultant/Copywriting Strategist
It is an absolute honor to be a part of the Women Speakers Association and help pioneer a “new” way of doing business. From the first time I spoke with Liora Mendeloff I knew we were kindred spirits. Liora operates from a place of truth and integrity and is a true visionary. When Liora shared her vision of a world where women are empowered to express themselves both personally and professionally and then took a step further to create a platform that encourages, nurtures and defines a new way of doing business, I knew I had to be a part of it. The WSA is about women helping women create thriving, genuine businesses that are a part of the new collaborative paradigm. I am delighted to be a part of this transformation and to help model genuine interactions and build solid relationships in business and personal transactions on all levels.
Lisa Manyon is the President of Write On ~ Creative Writing Services, LLC. A Marketing Consultant and Copywriting Strategist she specializes in POWERFULLY communicating your marketing message to increase results and connect with your ideal clients ultimately allowing you to share your gifts with the world and help more people. A mastermind leader in Ali Brown’s Millionaire Protégé Club and a Platinum Excellence Awards finalist, she presented from the stage to over 500 people at Shine 2010. She’s studied with Lorrie Morgan-Ferrero serving as a Copy Coach in the She Factor Copywriting Bootcamp. Lisa is the first professional copywriter in the state of Idaho to achieve Glazer–Kennedy Creating Copy that Sell certification. Ali Magazine featured Lisa and she writes for Star Lee Magazine. She publishes a monthly ezine Manyon’s Musings offering a free Copywriting Action Plan. For more information visit www.WriteOnCreative.com or see what clients are saying here http://writeoncreative.com/blog/client-comments/
Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Schneiderman began her publicity career in 1994 representing high profile authors, many of whom where NY Times best-seller status. She then founded Schneiderman Public Relations,an entertainment/cause-related boutique agency in 1998, managing social and humanitarian causes and large-scale celebrity events, which merged with the legendary and late Hollywood publicist, Lee Solters of Solters & Digney in 2003 (whose career spans 50 years building the careers of the most revered stars of our time, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Whoopi Goldberg). As Executive Vice President, she expanded her “red carpet” and “VIP room” experience with celebrities such as Halle Barry, Oprah, Diana Ross, Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Pierce Brosnan and many more. As an entertainment/cause-related publicist and brand expert for 16 years, Lisa has built the careers and re-branded some of the world’s most prominent cultural creatives. She helps to bring the meaning of their work into focus so that others may benefit from the work they offer.
Lynn RoseSoul Speaking Expert
Marina Del Rey, CA
When we as women express ourselves the most freely as possible and honor our true voices, sharing them powerfully for the world, then we can be activators for others to step into their greatness – especially through the unique perspective we have in the divine feminine. Through our co-creating with each other (as we are DESIGNED to do as women) we can lead truly fulfilling lives, create the success we desire and empower others to do the same.
Due to a challenged past, I once was completely shut down with fear, and feeling smaller than the tiniest speck of dust. It took everything I had to move past that, step into courage and at last, after many years, let my voice out with everything I have. Now I get to do that around the world and crusade for other women to share ALL of who they are and can be, expressing from the core of their hearts, experiencing being fully ALIVE.
Now, more than ever, it is crucial to bring the voices and power of women together, joining forces, support each other and become an active part of the paradigm shift going on. WSA is an incredible vehicle for just this purpose and I’m proud to be a cog in the wheel of such a divine engine.
Lynn Rose has been touted, “The Voice Of Transformation.” She is a multi-faceted Singer/Songwriter, who also has made her mark as a Host for TV and Radio. She started out having starred in a National Broadway show and from there, appeared in TV and Film including, ‘General Hospital’,‘Talk Soup’, a CBS TV Movie, Hosting for ESPN, a Disney Film and more. As a Headliner, Lynn has toured all around the world having opened for Sheryl Crow, Jay Leno and Kenny Loggins and many more. She even sang at The Super Bowl 2003. Her passion and her purpose is to connect people to their hearts and help empower them thus, Lynn is also a Motivational Speaker. She parlayed that passion into hosting her own show, “Life With Lynn Rose” heard across the country on the syndicated Personal Achievement Radio Network, having interviewed the greatest leaders in that field such as: Robert Kiyosaki, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitely, Mark Victor Hansen and many more.
Melanie Benson StrickSuccess Catalyst
Los Angeles, CA
I believe that women are the catalysts for a new paradigm of success and yet…so many of them hold back from stage by trying to model other people’s success. What WSA stands for is a community of authentic, inspired and transformational women committed to supporting each other in achieving greatness through transparency and real power. I’m beyond ecstatic to serve a community of women who believe in that mission.
As CEO and Chief Results Catalyst with Success Connections for almost 10 years, Melanie has discovered how to build a successful, thriving business with her secret weapon — LEVERAGE. Having learned firsthand the difference between a struggling solo-practice and a thriving six+ figure business, Melanie works exclusively with entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and consultants who want to have a greater impact on the world without giving up their time freedom. With over 12 years’ experience in Corporate project management, advanced results coaching and leadership development, Melanie turns her clients into profitable, high-payoff success stories. Melanie’s clients enjoy an average growth rate of 172% within the first year while creating more time for living their dream lifestyle. Melanie is on faculty at StomperNet, one of the world’s leading authorities on online marketing, is a Council Member for Women’s Speaker Association, and is co-author of Entrepreneur.com’s Start Up Guide to Information Marketing Business. Melanie has spoken all over the country and shared the stage with legends such as Chris Howard, John Assaraf, Barbara DeAngelis, Alex Mandossian, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson.
An avid lifestyle enthusiast, Melanie spends her free time in search of the best spas and beaches in the world.
Michelle Cameron-CoulterGold Medal Olympian
Thank you for the magnificent opportunity to learn and grow with an incredible group of women. I strongly believe in the vision and movement of the Women Speakers Association. As an Olympic Gold Medalist, in my early beginnings failing my first level of swimming 4 x and being an extremely shy quite sick child -I know that each and every human being has so much incredible talent and potential…I did not stand on the podium alone, it took Team work, commitment, passion, vision, drive, determination, desire and belief…not only by myself…but also by family, friends, coaches, support team-who all played a significant roll in rising to the top! We celebrated and shared in the accomplishment together! As a Mother of four children (three girls), I want them to know and step into their unlimited potential; to realize all of their dreams and desires and have strong voices in this world. I know that working with a Team with the vision of the WSA- -speaks to my core values and beliefs- It will be a foundational catalyst in raising leaders, who take ownership of their Greatness and use their voices to powerfully inspires others and ourselves. Together we have the opportunity to shift perspectives. To increase the possibilities and potential impact our voices have as human beings and Women we can make in this world- and support each other in this journey. Thank you for this incredible honor, responsibility and Joy!
Michelle Cameron Coulter is a born and raised Calgarian and grew up in a family of 10 children. She learned about team work, being resourceful and always finding a way very early on. She over came being a very sickly child and her extreme fear of the water to realized her dream and competed in the 1988 Seoul Olympics winning an Olympic Gold Medal in Synchronized Swimming. Michelle is a six time World Champion and swam on the Canadian team for over ten years. She became the first ever Albertan to win an Olympic Gold Medal, and was inducted into Alberta and Canadian Halls of Fame and International Aquatic Sports Hall of Fame. Michelle was also awarded the prestige’s Order of Canada. Michelle also maximized her Olympic experience by working as Assistant Chief du Mission for the World Aquatic Games in Perth Australia in1991 as well as Athlete Services Officer in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic in which she was in charge of Headquarters for our Canadian Athletes.
She has been on the board of directors for many companies and organizations including; Rogers Broadcasting National-also chaired the Calgary Division 12 yrs, Canadian Coaching Association, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Special Olympics, Parks Foundation, and Canadian Olympian Alumni. Michelle is very active in her community and has supported numerous non-profit and charitable organizations over the years, even starting a foundation initiated by her children called “A Gift of Love”-based on their belief that “if we just share what we have, there should be no one without.” She has dedicated thousands of hours and helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for both charities and businesses including just under $50 million this past year, as Michelle was the Co-Chair of the 2008 United Way Campaign. Michelle has a very keen Entrepreneurial Spirit. Her company “Gold Medal Inspirations”- mission is to Inspire All To Embrace Their Full Potential. She speaks openly and honestly about over coming challenges, digging deep and sharing tangible success tools. She has been sharing her message and inspiring companies and organizations to step into their Greatness locally and around the world for over 20 years. Michelle has been married 18 years to fellow Olympian and Volleyball player Al Coulter and is most proud of being the mother of four very active wonderful children. Michelle and Al co-authored a working manual; “Gold Medal Results – Simple Habits for a Healthy Lifestyle” & Michelle is also currently working on her new book Sink Swim or Float…Jumping in to Embrace the Best of Us!
San Diego, CA
Because face it, women are already empowered. It’s time to ACTIVATE. It’s time to accelerate the conversation about the dire necessity for a new feminine speaking business model beyond just talking about it, it’s time to BE about it. The definition of a leader is literally “to go first”. WSA is leading the way.
After 23 years in corporate America, Michelle Price escaped Cubicle Nation and put her first expert author on the map, online. For 10+ years, she’s been on the leading edge of emerging social technology. An online business model expert and futurist who has a keen eye for the next “big thing”, Price recently reinvented her own company into a new hybrid-breed digital publishing firm to help women authors and experts capitalize their intellectual property with the next big trend – Webucation. She’s calling it the new “feminine” online business model. A self-described “social media capitalist”, Price is a Fierce Feminine thought leader who has discovered that there are only two types of social media. One makes you money. One just makes you tired. Her signature specialty is “blue ocean” social strategy for experts with books – a positioning strategy that makes your competition irrelevant.
Paula FellinghamFounder & CEO
Saratoga Springs, UT
“This is a FIVE STAR IDEA! The time is right ~ the women are ready ~ and Women Speakers Association will be fabulously successful, there’s no doubt about it! I’m thrilled to participate in such a worthy women’s organization and I’m looking forward to supporting these wonderful women as they build WSA into a powerful global entity.”
Dr. Paula Fellingham holds a Doctorate of Education in Human Relations and she is the author of five books and numerous magazine articles. Dr. Fellingham has spoken at the United Nations and at conferences around the world for over three decades. For years she hosted her own radio show called Solutions For Families, two hours daily. Paula is the Founder of Women Celebrating Life, an international women’s organization, and Ignite Your Life Seminars. Currently, Paula Fellingham is the Founder and CEO of The Women’s Information Network (www.theWINonline.com), a media and social network for women. Paula is also the Founder of “This is Our Time” International Women’s Day events in 176 countries (see www.InternationalWomensDay.org). Her mission is to strengthen women and families worldwide. Paula has 7 children and 18 grandchildren.
Robbie Motter, CSLCertified Speaker
Sun City, CA
TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE and I believe that WSA is an important element for women of today to share ideas, strategies, information and to build long lasting relationships. It is an organization that has been long needed by Women for Women. SHOWING UP on WSA is like a treasure map you never know what treasure you will find and this WSA organization with its dynamic leadership and individuals who are coming together will provide many treasures for the people who are part of the organization as well as to the individuals they will be serving across the globe. I am honored to be a part of WSA.
As a certified (CSL) seminar leader, speaker, coach and author, Robbie brings a variety of business topics to her audiences. She also conducts training’s for small and large corporations. She is also the host of several radio shows where she shares business strategies with her audiences, and is known for her favorite sayings: It’s all about SHOWING UP and the POWER is in the Asking, which are also two topics she speaks on. In addition Robbie is also a marketing/PR consultant and serves as the Western and Mid Atlantic Regional Coordinator for the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and serves on the board of several companies. Over the years Robbie has won numerous awards for her work, which can be found along with testimonials on her website www.rmotter.com
Paradise Valley, AZ
As an advocate for education and empowerment for women, I am pleased to be a part of the Women Speakers Association. Natural leaders and collaborators, women are making a tremendous impact in business and their communities. The Women Speakers Association is a wonderful forum where women can express their ideas, their experiences and share what they are passionate about. It is my personal mission and the mission of Pay Your Family First to provided resources that will result in more cohesive families, sustainable businesses and stronger communities. The platform that WSA provides to women will foster such development and create long term impact.
Sharon Lechter is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, educator, international speaker, licensed CPA and mother. She has been a pioneer in developing new technologies, programs and products to bring education into children’s lives in ways that are innovative, challenging and fun, and remains committed to education – particularly financial literacy. She is the founder of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization, and YOUTHpreneur, an innovation new way to spark the entrepreneurial spirit in our children. Sharon was appointed to the first President’s Advisory Council of Financial Literacy by President Bush and is the national spokesperson for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Financial Literacy Commission. Sharon authored the national bestseller Think and Grow Rich – Three Feet From Gold in cooperation with the Napoleon Hill Foundation. Sharon and is also know world-wide as the co-author of the international best-selling book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
Sylva Dvorak, MS, PhDPsychoneurologist/Social Entrepreneur/Speaker/Author
Pacific Palisades, CA
With the current state of our world, it is critical that the voice of the feminine be heard equally with the voice of the masculine. When a woman shares from the heart, healing begins…As a refugee I have a deep understanding of the need to express ourselves and be heard, especially, through the voice of the feminine. To be part of a platform that supports women in all walks of life to raise their voice and speak, is an honor. The Women Speakers Association is an organization dedicated to be empowering women to authentically express themselves and it is clear that this collective and unified voice has the potential to create great positive change on our planet. Please join us!
Dr. Sylva’s Bio
Dr. Sylva Dvorak’s expertise is in social marketing and psychoneurology. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, is a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds a PhD in Psychoneurology and Integrative Healing. In her consulting business, Dr. Sylva has had numerous Fortune 100-500 clients including: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Arco, Deloitte & Touche, and Blue Cross-Blue Shield as well as others clients such as Herbalife, Amway, Amazon Herb Co, Spirituality for Kids, and One World Projects, Inc. Currently, her business clients are organizations that are dedicated to humanitarian efforts and she has a private practice based in Pacific Palisades, California. Dr. Sylva has published numerous articles, and is completing her first solo book. She has dedicated her life to spiritual pursuits, has spent 20 years studying health and healing along with the inner workings of the mind. Dr. Sylva is originally from the Czech Republic and spent time in refugee camps as a child. Her passion is to help others find their personal freedom, which forms the foundation of all her work.
Tami Walsh, M.A.Teen Life Coach
San Diego, CA
As an advocate for teen girls and public speaker, never before have I felt more passionate about a mission, which fosters authentic self expression for women of all ages, races and stages in life. Women Speakers Association will be the midwife for the global birth of women and girls’ voices to be expressed and embraced in a revolutionary way; one that has never been done before. Inspired women will finally have a forum to come together in oneness, collaboration and mutual empowerment to effect mass change for the good of our planet. I am in with both feet!!
Tami Walsh, M.A. is President of the San Diego based teen empowerment company, Teen Wisdom Inc. Tami is the first life coach for teen girls in the country and has impacted the lives of over 10,000 teenaged girls nationwide. Tami is committed to impacting 2 million teen girls by training 1,000 women worldwide to be Certified Teen Wisdom Life Coaches. As a recognized expert in the teen community, Tami has appeared on local and national radio & television shows including, KUSI and San Diego 6 News, as well as TLC’s “10 Years Younger” and NBC’s “The Other Half.” Tami has been a featured expert on the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.com website, and is the author of the top selling “Did-Wells” Journal for teen girls. Tami is also the creator of the acclaimed audio series for parents, “Communication: Turning Battles Into Bridges With Your Teen.” Tami is a graduate of UCLA and received her Master’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University. To learn more about Tami’s Certified Teen Wisdom™ Life Coach Training Program and other programs to empower teen girls, please visit www.teenwisdom.com
Tess CacciatoreSocial Entrepreneur/Filmmaker/Producer
Why I am committed to WSA is that I believe in the vision of empowering women to express ourselves, through all forms of media. It is a passion of mine to create a space for women and children to have their voices heard and to be a strong advocate for becoming leaders in their own lives and in their communities. My work throughout the world and tied into the United Nations and more, is the foundation of which I operate and the WSA platform is a great way to connect with like-minded women to make a difference in all of our lives and a way to make a global impact collectively, by uniting on a common ground.
Tess Cacciatore is the Founder and Executive Director of the World Trust Foundation, whose mission is to mentor the future leaders, and give youth of the world a voice, to create a sustainable future. www.worldtrust.org. Tess is also a children’s book author and creator of a series of product lines to instill empowerment for children and healthy living. www.carloumedia.com. Through the past decade Tess has traveled globally to connect a collaboration of non-profit groups to empower youth around the world to come together, locally and internationally, to learn, think and take action that impacts positive change in their lives, in their local communities and in the global community as a whole. She has also filmed over 500 hours of footage showing the plight of the human spirit and her advocacy for human rights and to unveil the atrocities that are occurring in the world. Tess is currently creating a global movement for women and children with music, film, product lines and more beginning with and for Congolese and spreading out throughout the world to raise money and awareness for human rights.
Tiamara WilliamsGlobal TV Producer
Christ Church, New Zealand
“Because you are amazing”…. When I first heard that Bruno Mars song I played it over and over and so did many women I know, in fact I received the you-tube clip from a woman who I consider to be one of the most inspired, inspiring and powerful women I know. WSA is because we are amazing, a place of recognition, celebration and affirmation for one and all in the process of each and every woman living into her greatness. Believing in my greatness has been critical in my ability to contribute to the world and live the life of my purpose. Here is a forum that connects us to ourselves, each other and our power to make a difference.
Born in Australia, Tiamara Williams was raised in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. She currently is a global gypsy based in New Zealand. Tiamara’s early career was in screen writing in Australia. When she became a mother at the age of 22 she threw herself into the role of motherhood and the world of film and television took a back seat. During her “family years” Tiamara was in business with her partner and worked in the natural health industry. Eight years ago Tiamara Produced and Presented her own talk show “Tia” in Canterbury New Zealand. She has spent the past two years traveling the world producing and presenting a television series about “making a difference in the world”. She is a qualified Wealth Dynamics Master Practitioner and is co facilitator of The Seminar Series “Oh the places you’ll go”.
Tracey TrottenbergSpeaker, Trainer & Strategist
Los Angeles, CA
I believe the world is starving for feminine leadership and role models that speak positively and powerfully, sharing her message in a way that says, ‘You can do this too’. This kind of leader knows that when one woman succeeds, we all succeed, and when we come together, we are strengthened and supported in our greatness. Finally, the WSA is the community and platform for such a feminine leader and messenger; bringing us together as we discover the new paradigm and share our voices to collaborate, create and grow. I’m excited and honored to be part of this gathering of amazing women who are strong as they are soft, powerful as they are passionate, and authentic as they are awe-inspiring. We are all blazing the trail of what it means to be a leader, speaker and role model in our true feminine strength and spirit, and now the WSA is our ‘home’ to intersect and interact together.
If you’ve seen Tracey speak from stage, you know what effective communication, delivered from a place of authentic feminine power, looks and sounds like. With twenty years experience, Tracey has coached, trained and spoken to tens of thousands: from top CEOs to government officials, entrepreneurs, speakers and authors in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. She guides women to access their true feminine power, passion and purpose to share their message and establish their presence from any platform – in a boardroom, with staff or from the stage – in a way that demonstrates leadership and preserves their femininity. She is dedicated to helping women find their “Feminine Leadership Sweetspot™”. From international boardrooms to main stages including Internet World, Digital Hollywood, CDMA, Peak Potentials “Train the Trainer II” and others, Tracey is the host of “Expose Yourself: How to Lead and Stay Feminine” on the WIN, creator of “Own, Honor & Unleash” Live Events and author of “The Strength of Feminine Leadership: Seven Strategies for Success”. Originally from Montreal, she now lives in LA.
Wendy RobbinsTV Host/Speaker/Author/Inventor
It’s an honor to be included with such amazingly powerful women. I’ve known many of the council members for many years, spoken on their stages, and been blown away by their insights. It’s time to create options to the “Boy’s Club.” It’s time to produce and promote more events and conferences focused on women, isn’t it? So glad this will be a forum and safe place to play, produce, mastermind and network for our mutual benefit and to create a compelling voice for women all over the world!
Co-star with Kelly Ripa on “Homemade Millionaire.” She coaches women how to manufacture, pitch products to HSN (Home Shopping Network.) She is the best-selling author of “Why Marry A Millionaire? Just Be One!” The book is distributed by Hay House. Bloomberg TV recently said “Wendy Robbins is America’s next top entrepreneur.” She has done lots of TV, Radio (Hosted a show weekly for 3 years on KTAO 101.9 FM) Been featured in many business mags and newspapers. She is an amazing speaker with hundreds of testimonials and is known for cracking hearts open while giving awe inspiring, gaspworthy content. Wendy is an in demand coach showing women how to bring their message, service or product out to millions easily. She has been a director/producer for 13 years – films won 2 Emmy’s. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, DGA. Wendy attended The Juilliard School for acting.