October 10, 2015

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    Wed, Oct 7: Building Community Through Storytelling

    Got courage to tell the story? Grab your hand-held media and Go! Since 2005, Aletha Tyner Paradis has facilitated educational travel experiences for students. She wanted to give her students an immersive educational experience lacking in mainstream classrooms. Alethea will share with AWC-SB how her students build community and use the art of journalism and storytelling to share their experiences with the world. Wednesday, October 7, 5:30-7:30 pm NEW VENUE Ramada Inn Meeting Room 4770 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93110 AWC-SB Members Free; Nonmembers $20 Refreshments Included Alethea Tyner Paradis, a history teacher, founded Peace Works Travel in 2005….

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    Member Spotlight: Sandy Delos

    “AWC-SB gives me the opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the most creative and talented women communicators in our community.” – Sandy Delos Sandy Delos describes herself as “the last of the great generalists” and has worked communication jobs from editing a small town newspaper, to computer technical writing with pioneering computer instruction, to conducting research for the Minnesota State Legislature, to selling used cars. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for the last twelve years as a grant writer and community representative and has funded millions of grant dollars for social service organizations in Minnesota, Pennsylvania…

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    2015 AWC National Professional Conference

    You are invited to Connect…Engage…Advance with AWC in Kansas City, October 9 & 10.  The 2015 AWC National Conference is designed with you in mind.  Attendees will have the opportunity to Connect with other AWC members and speakers from around the country.  The speakers during the conference will Engage everyone to think how best to utilize their communication skills as they inspire and challenge all to Advance in their professional careers. READ MORE

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    Meet Our 2015 Board of Directors

    President: Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker who’s passion is connection. Through her work as a trainer, coach, writer and speaker, she has educated thousands of people – helping them to improve communication skills, relationship skills and build confidence in their creative abilities. Minette’s passion for connection is deeply rooted in her belief that it is our connections to Spirit, self and others that are the foundation of true happiness. You can find her blogging at MinetteRiordan.com and HeartWiseLife.com. Locally, she runs a Meetup for Women who love art and journaling and need more creative space…

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    Review: Leadership and Diversity

    By Rebecca Ponsdomenech At AWC-SB’s “Leadership and Diversity” event, Audrey Addison Williams, a leader in both the profit and nonprofit world, discussed what diversity and leadership means to her. Her speech shed light on how humans create diversity by our own personal perceptions of the world. Audrey shared personal stories of struggles she faced in her life due to her gender, weight, and the color of her skin. Instances such as when she noticed the valet left her headlights on. She didn’t turn them off for fear someone might think her stealing her own car. She realized where we’re from…

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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…


2014 Nonprofit & Member of the Year

Dimly lit with hints of holiday cheer, C’est Cheese hosted the Annual Holiday Party for the Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter. Members and guests sampled fine wine paired with delectable cheeses, artisan crackers, and other hors d’oeuvres. Every year AWC-SB honors a member of the year and a nonprofit organization. Introduced by AWC-SB’s President, Dr. Minette Riordan, Perie Longo, an exquisite poet, child therapist, and teacher accepted the honored of Member of the Year. When Longo read a poem written by a fourteen year old student of hers, she encouraged her audience to think of nonmaterial gifts…

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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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