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NAWBO SF: Save The Date! Educational Speaker Series Dinner Jan. 8, 2015 -Give Voice to Your Vision

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January 8, 2015


About Our Educational Speaker Series and Dinner!

Our monthly educational speaker series and dinner happens monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month in San Francisco from 5:30PM - 8:00PM. It is an evening of education, great food, drinks and an amazing opportunity to meet with some of the Bay Area's most influential businesswomen. Would you like to Join Us?



Dear AnnaKate,

Join us for our next Educational Speaker Series and Dinner at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 5:30PM-8:00PM.

Our Special Speaker and Topic is

Give Voice to Your Vision
Public Speaking, Influence and Inspiration

Moderator Alison Macondray
and Panelists
Lisa Kristine, Kate Purmal, and Anese Cavanaugh

You founded your business based on a personal vision. After years of building expertise, you've got what it takes to be a thought leader in your industry. Now it's time to share your
vision with a larger audience. What's the next step? If you're already speaking publicly, what does it really take to elevate your message to the next level?

Topics include:
* How having a talk can help elevate your impact in the world
* Transforming nervousness and limiting beliefs
* Extracting your core genius and finding the story
* Creating visuals that enhance your message
* Performance insights: How to embody your message

You'll come away with inspiration to get your own
message out plus practical tips on how to take the
first step (or the 10th!).

Alison Macondray of Alimat Inc., part of the creative team that helped Leslie Blodgett bring her phenomenally popular NAWBO talk to life last July, will moderate a panel of successful women business owners whose talks have helped catapult their businesses and impact - from high-profile keynotes, to new clients, to millions of views on

About Alison Macondray

Alison is co-founder of Alimat, Inc., a creative company that helps thought leaders craft and communicate their big ideas.
Preferring to call herself a "midwife to genius," Alison has acted as collaborator and trusted advisor to pioneering founders such as Chip
Conley and Leslie Blodgett, Fortune 500 executives, and numerous industry leaders and business owners (including NAWBO's own Shannon Presson!). Clients have experienced millions of views on, standing ovations at corporate events, and top-trending videos at major conferences.

Previously, Alison spent over seven years at as Managing Editor, Managing Producer, and General Manager. The site won 26 awards during her tenure. She started her career in literary book publishing, at SF-based Mercury House and then Pantheon Books (a division of Random House), working closely with award-winning authors such as Anne Lamott, Gary Snyder, and Wendell Berry. Her understanding of creative storytelling and stage presence was honed by extensive training as a dancer and musical theater performer. She lives in San Francisco.

About Lisa Kristine

For more than 25 years, humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine has documented indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery, including CNN and Reuters coverage. Her TEDx talk on modern-day slavery has received over 1.7 million views on

Lisa was the sole exhibitor at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit, attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other award-winning Nobel Laureates. Lisa's work has been auctioned by Christie's New York for the United Nations with Kofi Annan and has received endorsements from The Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, and Amnesty International. She has published five books and is the subject of four documentaries. In 2013 Lisa received the Lucie Humanitarian Award, which honors the greatest achievements of master
photographers around the world. She lives in Mill Valley.

About Kate Purmal

Kate is the co-founder and COO of CoPilot Systems, an educational software start-up. She also serves as interim executive, advisor and business coach to CEOs and entrepreneurs. In her most recent corporate role, Kate served as Senior Vice President of Digital
Content at SanDisk. Kate has consulted for dozens of companies including Intuit, Hewlett-Packard, Handspring, and Palm Inc.

Kate is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and business schools including Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management, the Professional Business Women's Conference, the Texas Women's Conference, and DEMO. She was voted one of San Jose Business Journal's Most Influential Women in Business, and has won two DEMOgod awards. Kate has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Working Woman, and the San Jose Business Journal. She lives in San Carlos.

About Anese Cavanaugh

Anese is creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence) as well as a leadership and collaboration advisor,
strategist, and thinking partner to some of today's most innovative business leaders and organizations like IDEO, Cooper, Chevron, IBM, and Citicorp. Anese has appeared in the New York Times, Shape Magazine, The Miami Herald,, and others.

Represented by All American Speaker's Bureau, she has spoken on stages across the country, including Stanford University and the Inc. Women's Summit. She is author of The Little Book of Bootism, and was published in Stepping Stones to Success (V6) alongside Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, and others. She splits her time between San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Sacramento.



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Showcase Your Business

NAWBO SF Bay Area is offering an exclusive benefit to NAWBO members - the opportunity to highlight your business during our monthly networking events. Vendor tables are sold for $50 at each event, and only a limited number of tables will be permitted to give featured businesses maximum exposure.

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to show off your business and network with other NAWBO members! To learn more or to reserve your table for our next event, contact us at



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Educational Speaker Series & Dinner



2nd Thursday Monthly
5:30PM - 8:00PM

Sir Francis Drake

450 Powell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Union Street Parking

Easy Access from BART

(Powell Street Station)

Registration Fee

In Advance:

$55 - Member Fee*
$70 - Non-Member

*bring a guest at member rate

At the Door:
$60 - Member Fee
$75 - Non-Member Fee



January 6, 2015



Special Thanks to Our Educational Speaker Series Sponsor!






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