3rd Annual Event Program
501c(3) public nonprofit TAX ID 81-3501443
In Honor of International Women's Day
Improving the quality of life, financial independence, and confidence of women in Southern California
Power Up! Knowledge is Empowering!
Friday, March 8, 2019 11:30 am to 3:00 pm Long Beach Marriott
NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER OF WSSC
Welcome! Let’s Power-Up! Knowledge is Empowering! What we do is worthwhile, and how we choose to live our lives can have a positive impact. We are here today to celebrate International Women’s Day, gather in this symposium format and help each other unlock our potential! We can see the bright possibilities for our present & future together. Like a pebble in water – the effects are seen throughout our lives when we plan and take positive actions for ourselves.
Let’s focus on goals we are passionate about and see what’s working today from those who have tales from the trenches and stories of success. The best we can do is to encourage women that we Can Do It! Meet your closest friend or family member and share, look in mirror, and then live that life you want yourself. Keep in mind, it's only the image we fear in our own minds- we can look closer and become better prepared for change. We can change our reactions or attitude, and come up with creative solutions in the worst of times.
WSSC is here to guide you in a supportive way. Change happens eventually and we want to help! Having a plan and some background to important topics is empowering!
Here is how I see Personal Empowerment:
Knowledge - laws protecting us/policy changes, resources for all backgrounds
Resources - tools exist here at WSSC, in other places, or create new resources
Voices - make our voices heard in order to be in tune with what we want, empower others
Visions - see things through others’ eyes, get uncomfortable & have respect for visions
Change - being an agent of change – implementation of new ideas and collaborations
It continues to be my dream to further serve and give back to the women of this Southern California community. It’s my hope that when opportunity knocks on your door, you will have the guts and confidence to walk through that door! Let us listen to our hearts and intuition, listen to our inner voice, love ourselves - think big and dream even bigger!
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Warm Wishes & Cheers!
Marah Fineberg-Kuck, CFP®, CRPC
Founder & Executive Director Women’s Symposium of Southern California
Stay Tuned for Next Year’s Symposium to celebrate International Women’s Day: March 8th 2020
WSSC is overwhelmed with gratitude to these volunteers for the support and encouragement they have contributed. Thank you for your support to women’s issues & empowerment. Women’s Symposium of Southern California could not exist without you and all of your hard work over the last year. Your energy, passion, enthusiasm, and dedication are to be admired and recognized. You truly are the “leaders and the best”!
WSSC Program Committee Chair:
Susan Viator - Wealth Planning Consultant & Volunteer
Ph: (310) 500-8805 email:
A Special Thank You for Helping:
Shelly Harrison, Publicist CEO/Founder, Luminary Leaders ph:(909) 519-3712
Janet M. Elie, Founder Launch 4 Life ph: (480) 788-6366
WSSC Marketing & Partnership Committee Chair:
Kirsten Larsen- Chief Risk Officer, Philanthropist, Volunteer WSSC email:
A Special Thank You for Helping:
Linda A. Chiazzese-Nelson, Impact Training Academy ph:310-293-4987
Jacqueline D. Serrao, Attorney at Law ph: 562-430-6002