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CONFERENCE WRAP-UP


The 2010 Women’s Conference


First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Jill Biden, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Mary J. Blige, Jerry Brown, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Matt Lauer, The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Mary Oliver, Suze Orman, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Robert Redford, Al Roker, Diane Sawyer, Jessica Simpson, Meg Whitman and Oprah Winfrey Joined Other Headliners and 14,000 Women atThe Women’s Conference 2010 Main Event Hosted by First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger


First Lady Maria Shriver & Governor Schwarzenegger on stage with Jane Fonda, Sally Field & others at the opening ceremony of Maria Shriver’s March on Alzheimer’s (Photo Credit: Gold/Wong Photography)


he Conference Has Surpassed $1 Million in Microloans to Women Entrepreneurs Through Its Nationwide WE Invest Program More than 85 world opinion leaders and approximately 14,000 women from all walks of life gathered at the sold-out Women’s Con- ference 2010 Main Event. Hosted by Califor- nia First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarze-negger, the nation’s premier forum for women was held again this year at the Long Beach Convention Center from Sun- day, October 24 to Tuesday, October 26. As an extension of her award-winning career as a journalist, California First Lady Maria Shriver approaches The Women’s Conference as a place for once-in-a-lifetime conversations and news-making moments that combine the world’s most authentic and influential voices in discussions about the issues that matter most to women. With six separate events covering three full


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days, the sold-out Women’s Conference 2010 is the largest and most dynamic conference for women in the world. In total, more than 165 world-class speakers will gather with more than 30,000 attendees to be educated, inspired


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and empowered to be Architects of Change in their own lives, within their communities and around the world. This year’s conference has been produced around the overarching theme of “It’s Time,” which is intended to inspire people from all walks of life to see this chal- lenging moment in history as an opportunity to come together and transform ourselves and our communities as Architects of Change. “The goal of The Women’s Conference is


to transform women inside and out – and then empower them to help transform our world as Architects of Change,” said Shriver. “We bring the world’s greatest voices, hearts and minds in one place to deliver this simple, yet pro- found message – that we are the leaders we have been waiting for.” Program highlights from The Main Event’s


stage sessions and fourteen breakout conversa- tions include:


„ Remarks by First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama during the opening session of the main stage; „ Brian Williams moderates a main stage conversation during opening session with


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Nike Inc. Co-Founder and Chairman Phil Knight, New York Times Columnist Nick Kristof, and Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz;


„ Campbell Brown moderates a morning breakout conversation titled What Happens When Women Lead with Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz, Former Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation Anne Mulcahy, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney;


„ Linda Ellerbee in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Conversation with a Legendary Architect of Change with Robert Redford during a morning breakout conversation;


„ Martha Beck moderates a conversation on happiness with Deepak Chopra and Goldie Hawn during a morning breakout session; „ Diane Sawyer moderates a main stage Conversation with Legendary Supreme Court Justices during the luncheon session with The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor and The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg; „ Remarks by former First Lady of the


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