San Diego Women’s Week returns with speakers on leadership, fashion and marketing

The thirteenth edition of San Diego Women’s Week in March will see the face-to-face and virtual appearances of a number of internationally acclaimed women.

From business executives to stylist, marketing expert and authors, keynote speakers will include Zoe Chance, Deborah Dugan, Liz Goodgold, Arlan Hamilton, Ugochi Iwuaba and Vanessa Van Edwards.

Tickets are on sale, with the greatest discounts available for those purchased by January 31st.

A reduced schedule is expected, with only two events due to the pandemic, according to Debra Rosen, president and CEO of the San Diego North Business Chamber. In the pre-pandemic years there were typically three or four events planned by the Rancho Bernardo chamber over five days.

The first event will be “Celebrating Women in Business”, an outdoor networking mixer at Bernardo Winery. It will be held on Wednesday 9 March from 16.00 to 18.00, with a short program at 16.30. The company is at 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte in Rancho Bernardo.

The mixer is free for North San Diego Business Chamber members and $ 35 for non-members.

The second event will be the all-day Leadership Conference at the Mission Valley Town & Country Resort. It is set for Friday 11 March from 8:00 to 16:00.

The in-person “leadership pass” is $ 199 through January 31st. The price will be $ 209 from February 1st to 28th and then will rise to $ 219 on March 1st. Includes admission to speaker presentations and panel discussions, in-person and virtual networking opportunities, access to the vendor village, and a gift bag (while supplies last). Also included are the morning bar and lunch, the ability to watch presentations on demand for three months plus speakers’ books (while supplies last).

The books include Chance’s “Influence is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Sparking Change and Making Good Things Happen” which will be released next month. Another is Hamilton’s “It’s About Damn Time” and Van Edwards’ “Cues”.

The “virtual pass” costs $ 69 until January 31st. So it will be $ 89 if purchased from February 1st to February 28th, and the final price is $ 99 starting March 1st. Includes live virtual access to hear key speakers and panel discussions. Additionally, there will be a virtual vendor village, networking opportunities with all attendees in the mobile app, and the ability to watch on-demand speakers for three months.

Tickets for both events can be purchased on

The chamber is still announcing the speakers and has not yet shared the details on the panels. From Friday the speakers are:

• Chance, who teaches a class on how to master influence and persuasion at the Yale School of Management. Chance is also an author, international speaker, and prior to her Yale tenure ran a $ 200 million segment of the Barbie brand at Mattel, according to her online bio. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, a master’s degree from USC, and a doctorate from Harvard Business School.

His presentation topic is the same as in his new book, Influence Is Your Superpower: The Science of Winning Hearts, Triggering Change, and Making Good Things Happen.

• Dugan’s career includes being a strategic leader, change agent, purpose-oriented marketing and social entrepreneur, according to her bio. Dugan was named one of the “100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes and “The Best Woman to Help Change the World” by Elle. After starting her career as an attorney on Wall Street, she became executive vice president of EMI Record Group, president of Disney Publishing Worldwide, first female CEO in 62 years of the Recording Academy, and is now the head of social and global reform at Handshake. .

His presentation topic is “Don’t leave your values ​​at the door! Bring your passion and purpose to work.

• Goodgold, who spoke at the event six years ago, is a branding speaker, author and coach with over 20 years of experience in marketing and branding, according to her bio. She is the author of “Red Fire Branding: Create a Warm Personal Brand and Have Customers for Life”

His presentation topic is “How to future-proof your personal brand and career”.

• Hamilton is an entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from scratch while she was homeless, according to her bio. She is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in high-potential founders who are people of color, women and / or LGBTs. The company raised $ 20 million and invested in nearly 200 startups.

His introductory topic is “This is a goddamn moment: how to turn undervalued into your greatest advantage.”

• Iwuaba is an award-winning international designer who emigrated to the United States from Nigeria. Her models have been featured at international fashion week shows and the 2021 Met Gala Red Carpet, according to her bio.

His presentation topic is “Using Failure to Ignite Your Success!”

• Van Edwards is a nationwide best-selling speaker, researcher and author according to her bio. His behavior research laboratory, Science of People, has received national media coverage and his book “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” has been translated into more than 16 languages. His YouTube presentations and viral TED Talk have been viewed by over 36 million people.

His presentation is “Ideas: master the secret language of charismatic communication”.

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