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Networking Dinner and Annual Highlight: Trio of Member Speakers

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Business Networking and Dinner Member speakers will share their professional knowledge Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette Registration deadline: Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 p.m.


Three MDBW Members Share Unique Knowledge, Experience and Tips for You!
Featuring Patricia Evans, Sabina Pan and Carolyn Woodworth

The diversity and expertise of Mt. Diablo Business Women is the core of our success. It’s why women like you enjoy our meetings and become members of our organization. It’s how we’re able to enhance each other’s personal and professional lives.
A highlight of our annual meeting schedule is the October Trio of Member Speakers. Three wonderful women share their passions, knowledge and tips for you.
Interpersonal Communications, Patricia Evans
As we all strive to define ourselves and our unique voices, we may not realize situations where we are being negatively defined by others. Why does this happen and how can we recognize it? Patricia Evans, international speaker and author, will show us know how to identify and respond to negative "you statements,” and how to help others who are being negatively defined.
Organize Your Business Expenses to Gain Tax Benefits, Sabina Pan
A CPA who specializes in Financial Accounting & Taxation, Sabrina will share tips to manage your tax situation. She’ll point out IRS red flags, advantages available to self-employed/business owners and real estate owners, and key areas to discuss with your tax accountant or bookkeeper.
Create a Wardrobe from the Inside Out, Carolyn Woodworth
Stylist Carolyn Woodworth believes you can enjoy great style at any age by making smart fashion purchases. Learn how to spice up your wardrobe by adding just 3 key new pieces. And how to recognize those items that will become your own classics – the ones you’ll love and wear season after season.
Our October cash bar is graciously sponsored by Ann Wrixon, Executive Director of CASA Contra Costa County.

More than 67% of adults have had at least one adverse childhood experience. Ann Wrixon, CASA Executive Director, will talk about the landmark Kaiser/Center for Disease Control documenting the long-term health impacts of adverse childhood experiences, and what steps individuals can take to heal from this trauma. She will also talk about how CASA works with foster youth to provide trauma-informed care for abused and neglected children as they heal from adverse childhood experiences.

Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than twenty-five years of experience as a non-profit executive director. She has worked on a variety of issues, including foster care, adoption, education, child welfare, technology, media, seniors, and philanthropy, and has a particular interest in using research to develop evidence-based best practices in social work.

Her research includes work with IBM to develop technology to allow low vision individuals to use the web. She also worked with a team from Xerox PARC and Stanford University to study how the web might provide support for elders suffering from depression. In addition, she worked with Kaiser Permanente to pilot a program to provide an online advice nurse program for elders. She is currently working on foster youth outcomes research for CASA programs in California.

Ms. Wrixon has a BA from Rutgers University, a MBA from San Francisco State University and a MSW from California State University, East Bay. She has written extensively on issues related to the nonprofit sector and child welfare, including two books about adoption.

October 11th, 2017 5:45 PM   through   8:15 PM
3287 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette Park Hotel
Lafayette, CA 94549-4029
United States

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Number of Members $ 29.00
Number of Guests/Non-Member Attendees $ 35.00
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