COC hosting annual Women’s Conference next month

Attorney Jane McNamara leads a presentation on the legal journey with aging parents at the 2017 Women's Conference held at the College of the Canyon's Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
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COC is inviting women in the community to make life better with an event coming up next month at the college’s University Center on the Valencia campus.

The theme for the conference this year is “Making the Most of Your Life,” and attendees looks to exposed to a variety of topics such as self-defense, caregiving and career development.

The keynote panel invited Lisa Welker-Finney, Vice President of Human Relations at Boston Scientific.
Breakout sessions will also be held by two Santa Clarita locals, Glenna Rae White and 2016’s Santa Clarita Valley’s Women of the Year nominee Doris Marie Zimmer.

The conference, this year, is different from last year’s “Inspiring Voices” in that it will continue with more information on sexual abuse, mental health and career development although, the positive inspiration will continue, according to Diane Fiero, assistant superintendent/vice president, human resources at the college.

“Last year, after the election the committee that chooses the theme decided that people needed inspiration,” said Fiero, “this year’s theme is about making your life better no matter what stage in life you are in.”

Attendees will also, be able to receive information such as starting an online business, how to network, and help with both resumes and cover letters.

“There is enough negativity out there and so this conference let’s people come and be inspired together,” said Dr. Fiero.

A panel of speakers from Boston Scientific will provide the lunch keynote address. Boutique shopping featuring a wide variety of for-sale items such as women’s clothing, jewelry, makeup, hats, handbags, personalized home décor, travel accessories, and other items will be available throughout the day.
General admission is $35 and $20 for students (identification required).

Admission includes access to all events and activities, a buffet breakfast, lunch catered by Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co., as well as a raffle drawing ticket.

The annual College of the Canyons Women’s Conference returns Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center.

Conference sponsors include presenting sponsor Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Valencia, College of the Canyons Associated Student Government, Mellady Direct Marketing, Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co., and KHTS AM 1220.

For more information and to register, visit the event’s web page or contact the Women’s Conference event desk at (661) 362-5254 or [email protected]. For vendor opportunities, call (661) 362-3101 or email [email protected].

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