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21st Annual Women Achievers Event
By: John Krikorian

Business Life Magazine salutes women leaders from the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys, linked by Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena, with honorary co-chairs LA County Supervisor Michael Antonovich and 21st District State Senator Carol Liu, expanded to include “free” workshops, at the 21st Annual Women Achievers Business & Healthcare Conference.

Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman will welcome attendees. NBC4 reporter Beverly White and AT&T External Affairs Regional VP Anita Q. Gabrielian are featured speakers. All honorees will be recognized during the luncheon.

Major event sponsors are Woodbury University, Wells Fargo, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Charter Business, Pacific Federal Insurance Group and Metropolitan Water District. Sponsors and nonprofit organizations, include Soroptimist International, Women at Work, the National Association of Women Business Owners, Foothill Workforce Investment Board, and Links  

Popular workshop sessions are: Job Search Survival Skills; Dynamic Time Management; Access to Capital; Contracting Opportunities for Small Business Owners for Los Angeles County and the Metropolitan Water District of So. California. A Woodbury University panel on Leadership Retooling, and a panel discussing the Impact of Healthcare Reform.

The 2011 Women Achievers Host Committee honorary co-chairs are Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth District; and Carol Liu, State Senator, 21st District. Executive Director of the event is Greg Krikorian, Business Life Magazine. Committee members are Joumana Barakat, Foothill Workforce Investment Board; Marlene Bello, Valley Economic Development Center; Liza Boubari, Heal Within; Lynda Burns, Glendale Commission on the Status of Women; Ron Carter, Business Life; Derrick Chevalier, Harrison-Chevalier; Pam Corradi, Corradi Arms, Inc.; Paula Devine, Chair, Glendale Commission on the Status of Women; Sandy Doughty,  GAR Services/Soroptimist; Gerda Govine, G. Govine Consulting; Elise Kalfayan,; Kathy Lefkovitz, Keller-Williams; Liz Mirzaian, Soroptimist International; Adel Luzuriaga, Realty Benefit Systems; Elizabeth Manaserrian, Vantage Realty, Inc.; Zarmine Naccashian, R.N., Glendale Adventist; Lynn Raggio, Soroptimist; Marcia Ramos, Geosystems, Inc.; Lynette West-Carter, Westyln Realty; and Juanita West-Tillman, Westyln Realty.

Business Life Magazine is the only four-color magazine that links the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valley business regions, reaching over 100,000 influential decision makers in Los Angeles County. It was awarded Small Business Journalist of 2010 by the Small Business Administration and is a Certified Los Angeles County Small Business Enterprise.