May President’s Message

Welcome to the second issue of our newsletter, Connections! This month’s newsletter will introduce you to some of the women behind the scenes – our interns and others who have come on board in recent months. Also, I want you to know about two exciting events that are coming up!

First – Women of Achievement Luncheon on June 1, at the Hotel Mar Monte. We will be honoring two outstanding women, Starshine Roshell and Lynda Weinman for their contributions, our theme being From Ink to Internet: Honoring Visionaries in Communication.

Starshine Roshell is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of two books, Keep Your Skirt On and Wife on the Edge. Her column appears weekly in the Independent and won a first-place award from the California Newspaper Publisher’s Association. She teaches creative nonfiction writing at Santa Barbara City College and UCSB Extension.

Lynda Weinman is co-founder and executive chair of Carpinteria-based, one of the largest online education companies in the world. Started in 1997 and ranked 12th fastest growing company in education by Inc. Magazine last year, has gained international recognition as a top resource for online learning.

Our planning committee has been putting in a great deal of time and effort into ensuring that our June 1 luncheon is a success. Have you bought your ticket yet? Please do so today by going to our website at – you can pay online. If you experience any problems registering, please contact us at

AWC-SB is a 501C-6 nonprofit organization, and the Women of Achievement Luncheon is one of two annual fundraising events. We will be selling raffle tickets for several fun gifts that have been donated by chapter members and Santa Barbara businesses. There will be two phenomenal silent auction baskets available for a fierce bidding contest – you really won’t want to miss the chance to win one of them! PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CHECK BOOK OR CASH – NO CREDIT CARDS!

Second – The UCSB Communication Association Mixer on May 4, on the UCSB campus at the Student Resource Building, 5:30-7:30 pm. I hope many of you will attend this opportunity to share your expertise as a successful, professional woman with students through networking AND to meet potential interns who could help you in your business. A lively panel on internship will be offered. Contact Amy Weitz,, for more information.

Enjoy the Spring!

Kathleen Barry, PhD
President – AWC-SB

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