December 5, 2016

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    Wed, Dec 7: AWC-SB Annual Holiday Party

    Powered by Eventbrite The Holidays are just around the corner. Kick off your holiday party season with the annual AWC-SB Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 7. Join us at the Au Bon Climat tasting room for an engaging evening. We will serve complimentary wine by the glass provided by Au Bon Climat and a savory cheese spread provided by C’est Cheese. Annual Holiday Party Wednesday, December 7 5:30-7:30 pm Au Bon Climat 813 Anacapa St. Downtown Santa Barbara Street parking available AWC-SB Members $25; Nonmembers $35 We take this time to honor a local Nonprofit of the Year that works…

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    AWC-SB Becoming an Influencer Panel Review

    By Rachel Cansler Over 40 AWC-SB members, newcomers and local influencers filled the workzones presentation room Wednesday, November 2 for the anticipated “Becoming an Influencer” expert panel. The crowd appeared enthusiastic to hear the influential stories of our powerhouse panelists, Jenny Schatzle, Fitness/Nutrition expert, Life Motivator, and creator of The Jenny Schatzle Program; Hollye Jacobs, New York Times Bestselling author/speaker and creator of The Silver Pen; and Talina Hermann, Creative Director and mastermind of the Talina Hermann clothing brand.

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    2016 Women of Achievement Awards

    AWC-SB 9th Annual Women of Achievement Awards from Ninety Degrees Media on Vimeo. Lois Phillips’ Thread “There’s a thread you follow… you don’t ever let go of the thread” William Stafford (1914-1993) If you knew Lois, like I know Lois, you’d say Oh, Oh, what a woman—her thread woven in the 60’s— dervish, feminist, organizer, family woman, and friend who lends her walking poles and backpack when you’re off on a trek should trails be rocky or steeper than planned. Oh she’s a planner, a juggler whose passion is standing women in the light. If it weren’t for Lois, we…

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    Digital and Print Media: Facing the Future Without Losing the Past

    By: Lilly Erickson, Intern In this new digital age, people tend to scroll through Instagram and Facebook on their iPhones to find trending topics, rather than flip through a paper-and-ink magazine. Don’t let these social media-thirsty people fool you. Print is still very much alive. That being said, times have changed and the issue of how to tackle the online world, while still sticking to good old-fashioned print, is multifaceted. On Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016, entrepreneurs, journalists, editors, and numerous other members of the Santa Barbara community attended the insightful panel hosted by AWC-SB, “Modern Journalism: Local Pioneers Keeping…

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    Member Spotlight: Lisa Osborn

    Lisa Osborn is a longtime radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. She moved to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles last year. Currently she serves as the news and public affairs director at KCSB 91.9 FM, the radio station at UCSB. Her business produces on-hold messages and narration services. Lisa is also the host of a weekly health/wellness and personal growth podcast called Lisa.FM Thrive!. Plus she does a weekday (recorded) music show in Southern New England. All that sounds like a lot, but Lisa is very passionate about sharing news and ideas on how to live a more fulfilling life. For Lisa,…

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AWC-SB 2015 Nonprofit & Member of the Year

Villa Majella has provided shelter to women, 18 years old and over, in crisis pregnancy since 1982. The women come from various situations such as homelessness, domestic violence, drug history, incarceration etc.. Once pregnant these women develop courage to pull themselves out of their circomstances and, despite the odds, decide to give their babies life. Whether that means parenting their child or placing for adoption. Villa Majella offers a safe loving environment in which these women take a look at their lives and make changes where needed. In housing the mother and caring for her in all aspects mental, emotional,…


President’s Letter – October 2015

I’m so excited about our current leadership team. At a wonderful board retreat a few weeks ago we discussed the future of our organization, ideas around how to grow our membership and continue to the meet the needs, and interests of our diverse population. We have some great programs planned for AWC-SB this fall and some exciting announcements. First, we have firm dates for our monthly membership meetings. Please mark the first Wednesday of each month on your calendar for our AWC-SB meetings. Second, we’ve changed locations. Our meeting will now happen at the Ramada Inn, 4770 Calle Real, Santa…

perie longo awc-sb poet laureate photo by r. s. thurston photography

Poems for 2014 Women of Achievement Award Winners

The Making of an Editor for Marianne Partridge When you’re raised on a Long Island race track, your father a horse trainer, you seek speed, live the excitement of story, take control of the ending. When you think you’re not really a writer, you draw together those who are great, go for broke, become an editor. When told the job isn’t for a woman and Rupert Murdock fires you from the Village Voice, you become a tireless feminist, dedicate yourself to what Gloria Steinem calls the “longest revolution.” You dig in your heels, kick up some dust, get flying and…


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