Women’s Leadership Program Presents 'Female Collaboration Empowers All Women'

SMC's Women's Leadership ProgramThe Women’s Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s College of California has partnered with Women’s Leadership LIVE (WLL) and Where Women Work magazine to present “Female Collaboration Empowers All Women,” a Facebook Live panel discussion on leadership and entrepreneurship for women. The engaging women’s leadership event takes place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in the Soda Center at Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, Calif. 94575, and will be live streamed on the WLL Facebook page.

“Female Collaboration Empowers All Women” is co-hosted by Carmen Milagro, an entrepreneur, artist, and founder of Borbón Skincare; and Saint Mary’s alumna Roxana Damas MBA ’15, a 2017 U.N. Empower Women Champion for Change, creator of WEE Global Live—designed in support of the U.N. Empower Women initiative—and a U.N. Association East Bay board member. The event brings together a unique panel of business executives and leaders from the fields of software development, marketing, publishing, skin care, and international women’s empowerment. The live roundtable discussion includes:

  • Kim Vogel ’89, Founder, BaseVenture, serial entrepreneur, Saint Mary’s alumna, and member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
  • Roxana Damas, MBA ’15, Saint Mary’s alumna, Founder of Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Global Live.
  • Stacey Schieffelin and Debbie Saviano, Leadership LIVE (WLL) founders (50 million TV followers). 
  • Carmen Milagro, Chair, WEE Global Live, founder, Borbón Skincare.
  • Jo Packham, Editor in Chief, Magazines and Media Company, creator of the acclaimed magazine Where Women Create Work.
  • Allyson Holt, VP Merchandising, Creative Director Entertaining, Cost Plus World Market. 
  • Elizabeth McLaughlin, Chief Marketing Officer with Westrock Coffee.

The special event “Female Collaboration Empowers All Women” is presented by the College’s Advancement Office and the Women's Leadership Program, which is a joint initiative of the School of Economics and Business Administration and Kalmanovitz School of Education. Find more information about the event online at stmarys-ca.edu/Womens-Leadership-Live, or contact Women's Leadership Program Director Maura Wolf at mpw2@stmarys-ca.edu or by phone at (925) 878-1303.

About the Women’s Leadership Program at Saint Mary’s
The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) has teamed up with the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) to offer a new Women’s Leadership Program for mid-level corporate women. The four-month coaching- and cohort-based program is designed to help women clarify their purpose and grow their power. For more information, visit stmarys-ca.edu/graduate-business/women-in-leadership.

About Women’s Leadership Live (WLL)
Women’s Leadership LIVE, a partner with HSN (seen in 90 million households), organizes live events featuring workshops, keynote speakers, and panel discussions, and will offer ongoing mentorship opportunities. It aims to educate women on how best to launch and grow a business, advance their careers toward leadership roles, and identify and pursue leadership opportunities in public service. For more information, visit womensleadershiplive.com.

About Where Women Work
Where Women Work magazine is an invaluable guide for every woman business owner—from those just starting out to the experienced artisan entrepreneur. Through advice columns and in-depth feature articles, Where Women Work offers a multitude of knowledge and inspiration to women with a passion for success. For more information, visit wherewomencreate.com/where-women-work.


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About SMC
The Saint Mary's College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For more than 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church's oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary's College at stmarys-ca.edu and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.