January 19, 2017

  • Wed, Feb 1: Speak to Engage: Audience-Centered Presenting

    Powered by Eventbrite Many people find speaking in front of a group nerve-racking. What if you could command the room with your presence and feel incredible satisfaction at the end of your talk? Learn how to create a memorable experience for your audience when AWC-SB presents “Speak to Engage: Audience-Centered Presenting” with Lisa Braithwaite on Wednesday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 pm at workzones in downtown Santa Barbara. Wednesday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 pm workzones Paseo Nuevo 351 Paseo Nuevo 2nd floor Santa Barbara, CA 93101 AWC-SB Members Free; Nonmembers $20 Wine and appetizers provided by C’est Cheese included Before starting her public…

  • Wed, Jan 4: Citizen McCaw Screening

    Powered by Eventbrite In 2008 AWC-SB honored five former Santa Barbara News-Press journalists. Do you remember the courage these women possessed over ten years ago to stand up for what they believed? AWC-SB will revisit this important time in journalism history at a movie night featuring Citizen McCaw on Wednesday, January 4, 5:30 pm. Wednesday, January 4, 5 pm TV Santa Barbara 329 S Salinas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 AWC-SB Members Free; Nonmembers $20 Citizen McCaw chronicles events starting in July 2006, when editor Jerry Roberts and five of his colleagues left the News-Press, citing owner Wendy McCaw’s abandonment…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

Chapter Highlights

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 rsthurston.com

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…

Online Learning Events

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