Ventura Women’s Conference: Balancing the Successful You

The special keynote speaker will be Laura Diaz.

by Carol Leish, MA

The upcoming Women’s Conference (, will be on Saturday, October 21, 2023. It was the inspiration of Shannon Vasques, who grew up in Ventura and is the owner of Vasquez Float Reiki. She said, “I have had a vision to create a gathering of women that focuses on us becoming empowered and encouraged. An event in which women can learn from experts in health and wellness, mental health, yoga, and meditation. One in which women can also learn through art therapy, business, finance and more. Through learning we can learn the tools and tips for improving life and giving back to others.”

The special keynote speaker will be Laura Diaz, who is the14-time Emmy Award Winner. She is on KTTV’s Fox 11 American newscaster. Other speakers will include: Robbie Gluckson, who will talk about Health. Gina Found will talk about Mental Wellness. Andi Girl will speak about Sexual Wellness. Allison Perks will discuss things related to Motherhood. Meghan Terry will focus on Business. And, Monica White will talk about Food Share, which this event is benefiting.

Through White’s leadership as President and CEO of Food Share since 2017, relief needs were met during both the Thomas Fire and the COVID-19 Pandemic. In 2022, Food Share distributed the equivalent of over 16 million meals in Ventura County (

The women’s conference will also include local vendors with special shopping deals. There will be goody bags and prizes. Networking with local women will occur. Attendees will also have a delicious breakfast and lunch.

This empowering women’s conference will be Saturday, October 21st, 8:00am—4:00pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion at: 3451 Foothill Rd. Ventura. It will be in the Ventur Room. For further information about this upcoming event, look at the website at: Tickets are available through the Eventbrite link on the website. Students from area high schools, stay tuned for information on the above website regarding discounted tickets and complimentary tickets for each high school in Ventura.

Come register in order to join the fun and learn some new things. Come also to help benefit Food Share for them to be able to continue to help those in need.

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