2nd Annual Event Program
Improving the quality of life, financial independence, and confidence of women in Southern California
In Honor of International Women's Day (IWD)
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:00pm to 9:00pm Long Beach Marriott 4700 Airport Drive Long Beach, California
NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER OF WSSC
Good Evening and Welcome! I am Marah Fineberg-Kuck, a practicing CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ based in the Long Beach/Seal Beach area of Southern California. This is our second annual event In Honor of International Women’s Day (IWD) which is March 8th every year. The Women’s Symposium of Southern California (WSSC) improves the quality of life, financial independence, and confidence of all women in Southern California by hosting and promoting an educational annual event that is accessible and comprehensive in financial planning resources and STEM field awareness.
I brought this annual Womens Symposium to you all to enliven our community and households with empowerment through meaningful discussions and applicable knowledge together. Women’s Symposium is a wonderful cause and much needed especially in this day and age as women are reclaiming their confidence and all women young and experienced are in need of quality of life education.
Lastly, I want to encourage us to be enthusiastic about the color purple, in celebration of IWD and for the entire month of March. This is our time - across the globe- to remember what women have achieved before us and what uplifting actions we can take for our own futures. I hope tonight’s program inspires you to reach new levels of excellence in planning and life design. We’re here today setting in motion the fulfillment of our dreams and visions. Let’s create and implement a power of our own, knowing exactly what to leave out and what to put in, just where and just how. Thank you again for joining us tonight!
Warm Regards & Cheers~ Marah Fineberg-Kuck, CFP® , CRPC
Founder & Executive Director Women’s Symposium of Southern California
Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Women’s Symposium Next Year: International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8th 2019!
WSSC Event Program Agenda - Thursday, March 8th 2018
In Honor of International Women’s Day
Theme: Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Registration & Sign-In
Cash Bar with Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres
Host: Marah Fineberg-Kuck, CFP®, Founder of WSSC
Master of Ceremonies: Shea Vaughn, Co-Founder & CEO
Women’s Broadcast Television Network
Keynote Speaker – Penny Davidi, Celebrity
“Building an Empire … One Pizza Slice at a Time”
Guest Speaker – Desiree Patno, CEO, NAWRB
“Women’s Global Issues, Making a Difference!”
Master of Ceremonies: Review Format & Breakout Panels
Reminder of Silent Auction & Contributions to the Cause
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 1 (Choice of Five Breakouts)
7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Breakout Session 2 (Choice of Five Breakouts)
Guest Speaker – Tiffani Sierra, Founder & CIO
“You Can Improv(e) Your Success by Being You”
Master of Ceremonies: Thank Yous, Event Evaluation
Silent Auction Announcements
2018 CHARITIES WSSC SUPPORTS
**Your Contribution to the Cause helps WSSC no Matter how small**
*Please Contribute Today at Registration Tables*
Proceeds from Contributions the 2018 Women’s Symposium of Southern California event will be donated to the following charitable organizations:
USNC for UN Women
Purpose: Building collaborations to increase awareness of issues that affect females globally and locally
WHW, formerly known as Women Helping Women
Purpose: Provides the unemployed and underemployed the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job. Since 1993, WHW has served over 80,000 job seekers at no charge.
Precious Life Shelter
Purpose: Provides residential and supportive services for homeless, adult, pregnant women
Women’s Symposium is 100% pure Educational Event for the public where marketing and sales to attendees is prohibited unless you are a sponsor. The 2018 WSSC Suggested Donation per Symposium Attendee is $50.00 and is not required. Educational Materials and Program Participants have been involved on either a complementary or pro-bono basis.
All Contributions are tax deductible as WSSC is an IRS approved 501c3 Public Charity| Tax ID 81-3501443
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU!
A Special Thank you to the 2018 WSSC Advisory Board Committee Volunteers who have worked diligently to make our second Women’s Symposium a success! Thank you to their dedication and passion to share the vision for WSSC and their undaunting commitments to make today possible. Their personal support of WSSC as donators with time, in-kind and financial donations to fund Women’s Symposium as a grassroots awareness campaign helps make this event possible. We thank you for being there with all of your devotion & commitments in the last year!
WSSC Advisory Committee: Marah Fineberg-Kuck, Susan Viator, Kirsten Larsen, Lauri Blanchard , Carolyn Wyatt, Lauren Grant, Monica Groves, Carol Chudy, Theresa Murphy, Pat Hale, Carrie Logue, Madelon Wallace, Merrietta Fong, Shannon Switzer & Hannah Dennett.
Chair: Susan Viator
Co-Chair: Lauren Grant
Event Planning Committee:
Chair: Lauri Blanchard
Co-Chair: Carolynn Wyatt
Chair: Monica Groves
Co-Chair: Kirsten Larsen
Chair: Kirsten Larsen
Co-Chair: Carol Chudy
WSSC Internship Program:
Intern: Hannah Dennett California State University, Long Beach
Intern Coordinators: Marah Fineberg-Kuck & Pat Hale
WSSC Executive Committee:
Executive Director: Marah Fineberg-Kuck, pro-bono basis
WSSC Attorney: Shannon Switzer, pro-bono basis
WSSC CPA: Merrietta Fong, pro-bono basis