Who Run the World? Ladies Who Attend Our PoWer Up Women’s Conference October 13

LOCALE Magazine’s First Annual Women’s Conference is Set to Encourage, Enlighten and Empower

Written By: Jordan Ligons and Charlotte FarrellPoWer Up Women’s Conference

When: Saturday, October 13 PoWer Up Women’s Conference
Where: Marriott Irvine Spectrum PoWer Up Women’s Conference
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What powers you up? What makes you feel empowered about being a woman? Well, at LOCALE Magazine’s first annual women’s conference this fall, get ready to answer those questions and more! Get inspired by over 20 speakers, influencers and just straight up badass women as they share their stories about who they are and who they’re becoming. Check out what awaits you on this fun-filled day!

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PoWer Up Women’s Conference

Stop 1: The Day Begins!

Get pumped for a jammed-packed day full of women lifting up other women. Bring your notebook, an open mind and a positive attitude to get the most out of the day’s agenda.

PoWer Up Women’s Conference

Stop 2: Get #Inspo


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Be ready to hear inspirational stories in the ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ panel from kickass women including Miss California USA 2016, Nadia Mejia, Founder of Be Social, Ali Grant, Writer, Artist and Storyteller, Morgan Harper Nichols, and Founder of The Pulse, Cindy Matalucci.

Stop 3

Learn how to travel like a pro with speakers who for sure have more frequent-flyer miles than you in our ‘I’m So Fly’ panel. REVOLVE Content Creator, Justine “Coco” Cuenco, LOCALE’s own Marketing Director, Brianna Romano, Travel Blogger, Nicole Isaacs, Strategic Planning Manager at FivePoint Communities’ Serene Haddad and FOX 11 LA Reporter, Sandro Endo, will make you want to cash in those vacay days ASAP.


Stop 4: I Woke Up Like This


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Learn how to get your makeup looking #flawless for both day and night at the ‘You’re Making Me Blush’ panel with beauty vlogger Sona Gasparian of Simply Sona.


Stop 5: Dressed to Impress


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Designers and fashion-forward pros of top brands give us all the ins and outs of the industry at ‘What’s the Stitch?’ We’re talking the Founder and Designer of L*Space Swimwear, Monica Wise, Founder and Designer of Beach Riot, Nicole Hanriot-Tinkess, Co-Founder and Creative Director of gorjana, Gorjana Reidel, Co-Founder of Grayse, Kelly Gray, and Lifestyle Blogger Cassydy Berliner. Warning: this panel may induce the need to have a wardrobe overhaul!


Stop 6: Make That Paper

Stop by the ‘Money Moves’ panel to hear Beacon Pointe Financial Advisors Indya Yuill and Michele Sarna help you take control of your finances! After you sit in on this talk, you’ll know what Cardi B was talking about.


Stop 7: Anatomy 101


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Get a checkup and debunk all the myths about women’s health at the ‘Body Language’ panel. Take note of top professionals like Founder of BURN by Rebecca, Rebecca Louise, Owner of Live Well Clinic & Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Sonja Fung, CEO and Founder of GEM, Sara Cullen, and Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Autumn Calabrese, as they spill the tea on how you can be healthy at any age with a few simple steps!


Step 8: Follow for Follow?


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Your favorite social media influencers will be all on one stage for the ‘One in a Million’ panel. With a combined following of almost six million followers, get ready to post major keys to your Instagram or Snapchat story about building your own successful brand from the ground up. Riley Beek of @bit.ch, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick of The Skinny Confidential, Kaitlynn Carter Jenner and Tiana Haraguchi of Foray Collective, Danielle Lucia Schaffer of City Girl Gone Mom and Stephanie Villa of Soothing Sista will be on deck to major #inspo.


Stop 9: Get Your Buzz On


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Make (and taste) hand-crafted cocktails at the ‘Pour Decisions’ session thanks to Lindsay Preiss of Snake Oil Cocktail Company. Cheers to that!

Stop 10: Sip and Shop


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Shop ‘til you drop at local beauty, food, clothing and jewelry activations taking place outside on the event lawn while listening to DJ Ariana Gavrilis spin on the ones and twos. Don’t worry, there will be more cocktails here, too!


Stop 11: Turn Your Swag On


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Don’t forget your swag bag! Get all your PoWer Up merch so you can stay “charged” all year long.


Stop 12: You Better Work


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Get motivated at the ‘How to Land Your Dream Job’ session with driven women like Ashley Rachel Villa, Esq. who is not only the CEO, Partner and Attorney at RARE Global, but is also Talent Management and Co-Founder of The Be Rare Foundation. Listen to more uber-talented ladies like the VP of Talent Partnerships and Influencer Strategy at Refinery29, Natasha Vaquer, Digital/Branding Agent at Abrams Artists Agency, Amanda Marzolf, CMO of Hourglass Cosmetics, Katie Welch, and YouTube Personality and Social Activist, Aja Dang.


Stop 13: Yes, Chef


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Chef and Radio Host of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie, Jamie Gwen, and Blogger, Chef and the brains behind Hola Jalapeño, Kate Ramos, are some of the speakers at our ‘Whisk Takers’ session, and they’re dishing on what it’s like to be female and run a professional kitchen. Other all-star speakers will be Founder of Hangry Diary Inc., Jocelyn Wong, and Founder of Skorch, Lane Petrauskas. Hang around and taste some samples that the chefs will be making live on stage!


Stop 14: The Hunger Frames


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Standing on chairs isn’t the only secret to getting the perfect food-gram. Learn tips and tricks from Hangry Diary on how to get the Insta-worthy shot of your food in this ‘My Camera Eats First’ workshop.


Stop 15: The Headliners


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For the grand finale to the empowering day, join in on the conversation with the conference’s keynote panelists as they tell their stories and share their not-so-linear paths to success:

Lo Bosworth
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Love Wellness

Christy Carlson Romano
“Even Stevens” and “Kim Possible” actress.

Annie Lawless
CEO of Lawless and Co-Founder of SUJA Juice

Jamie Sigler O’Grady
Founder of J Public Relations

Tatiana Oliveira Simonian
Head of Global Media and Entertainment, Tumblr and Founder of Womentorship.net

Keynote Address with Karena Dawn

Karena Dawn
Co-Founder of Tone it Up

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Marriott Irvine Spectrum
7905 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

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Jordan is a storyteller with a creative passion for things LOCALE. She loves dogs, macaroni and cheese and buying shoes. This former student-athlete could always be found watching ESPN or actively engaged in a Kobe-verse-LeBron debate, with Kobe winning every time.


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