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2024 Scholarship Winners, Advancing the Careers of Women

Financial Women of San Francisco Announces its 2024 Scholarship Winners, Advancing the Careers of Women

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated for more than 60 years to advancing the careers of women, names ten students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2024 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.
Lisa Pantages of the San Francisco Giants

Lisa Pantages of the San Francisco Giants, a Top Sports Exec, Named FWSF 2024 Financial Woman of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Lisa Pantages as the FWSF 2024 Financial Woman of the Year. Ms. Pantages is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Giants. FWSF is particularly excited to award the organization's highest honor to a female sports executive, a sector which FWSF has not previously recognized.
California IVF Fertility Center

California IVF Fertility Center in Sacramento Awarded on America’s Best Fertility Clinics 2024 List from Newsweek

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center has been awarded on the Newsweek list of America's Best Fertility Clinics 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The award list was announced on April 17, 2024, and can be viewed on Newsweek's website. In honor of Fertility Awareness, California IVF will give away a free IVF package.
Flying Over 50 at Any Age

Pro-Aging Influencer and author of ‘Flying Over 50 at Any Age’ Makeda Smith, Closes Women’s History Month with New Coaching Portal,...

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow movement practice, Flying Over 50, has announced a brand expansion during Women's History Month.
Teresa Bryce Bazemore and Nandita Bakhshi

Nandita Bakhshi to Join Teresa Bryce Bazemore in Conversation at Financial Women of San Francisco 2023 Annual

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today announced that Nandita Bakhshi, Special Advisor and Board Member at BMO Financial Group and Former CEO of Bank of the West, will be the guest moderator as FWSF honors Teresa Bryce Bazemore, President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, at the 2023 Financial Woman of the Year luncheon in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
CA State Senator Caroline Menjivar SB729 Press Conference

CA SB729 to Increase Access to Fertility Care for Millions of Californians Postponed to 2024 by Assembly Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State Senator Caroline Menjivar's (D-San Fernando Valley) Senate Bill 729, sponsored by California State Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, was converted to a two-year bill by the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee on Friday. The bill can be considered again as early as January 2024.
2023 recipients of the Financial Women of San Francisco scholarships

11 Bay Area Women Win 2023 Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated for more than 60 years to advancing the careers of women, names eleven students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2023 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.
Teresa Bryce Bazemore

Teresa Bryce Bazemore, of FHLBank San Francisco, Named FWSF Financial Woman of the Year 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Teresa Bryce Bazemore as the FWSF 2023 Financial Woman of the Year. Ms. Bazemore is the President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, whose mission is to provide its members with reliable access to low-cost liquidity, essential financial services and expertise, and resources for affordable housing and economic development.
With its latest addition of wide width shoes, Dream Pairs is making a statement in the fashion footwear industry and showing that it cares about its customers' comfort and style.

Dream Pairs Launches its New Collection of Wide Width Shoes for Women, to Provide Them with the Comfort They Deserve.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dream Pairs, a leading fashion footwear expert, is proud to announce the launch of its latest new wide width shoes. These shoes are designed to cater to women with wider feet and to provide them with the comfort they deserve. With its latest addition of wide width shoes, Dream Pairs is making a statement in the fashion footwear industry and showing that it cares about its customers' comfort and style.
Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival

Black Hollywood Education & Resource Center Announces 30th Anniversary of ‘Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves’ Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) will host the 30th Anniversary of its Sistas Are Doin' It For Themselves Short Film Showcase and Virtual Film Festival. All in-person events will be held May 19-21, 2023 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California. The Virtual Festival will be streamed via BHERC.TV from May 22-31.
Dream Pairs Wonder Cloud Collection

Step into a Cloud with the new Dream Pairs Wonder Cloud Collection of Comfortable Sandals

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dream Pairs, a leading name in fashion footwear, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest collection of comfortable sandals-the Wonder Cloud Collection. Designed to offer unparalleled comfort without compromising on style, these sandals are perfect for individuals who appreciate a chic yet easy-going footwear experience.
Camarillo Wedding Expo 2023

Camarillo Wedding Expo takes the planning outdoors for 2023: geared toward couples looking to take advantage of the stunning natural surroundings

CAMARILLO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Sunday, March 26, couples and wedding planners have the opportunity to nail down the details of their upcoming special day at a unique event spanning two Ventura County cities. The Camarillo Wedding Expo grants people access to five different wedding venues so they can explore their options in a single, fun-filled day.
VEILS The Musical

Opening Sept. 15 in L.A.: ‘Veils’ The Musical Takes Center Stage Reminding Us of The Price Paid for The Freedoms Won

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, D.C.) to bring the popular musical "Veils" to the Los Angeles area for a short run Thursday, September 15, and Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 17 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles.
MCT's Natalie Arshakian

Natalie Arshakian named a 2022 Mortgage Star by Mortgage Women Magazine

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that National Mortgage Professional's Mortgage Women Magazine selected Natalie Arshakian, Senior Director and Head of Lock Desk Operations at MCT, to its annual 2022 Mortgage Star Awards.
MCT's Natalie Arshakian

MPA Magazine Names MCT’s Natalie Arshakian to List of Elite Women For 2022

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mortgage Capital Trading (MCT®), a leading mortgage hedge advisory and secondary marketing software firm, announced today that Natalie Arshakian has been selected to Mortgage Professional America (MPA) magazine's list of Elite Women in Mortgage for 2022. The annual awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate 67 successful women who are taking on gender inequality in leadership by continuously challenging societal expectations.
Calif. Governor Newsom - file photo

Calif. and West Coast States Launch New Multi-State Commitment to Reproductive Freedom, Standing United on Protecting Abortion Access

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ Today,  the governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
The World According to Bess

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases comedic memoir about mother-daughter relationships, ‘The World According to Bess’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- How can you honor a lifetime of quirky, funny and off-color perspectives from your beloved but aging mom? If you're Bonnie Lorber Habyan, you gather all those moments, write them into a hilarious book and launch it on her 91st birthday. Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to be releasing "The World According to Bess: A Funny, Unfiltered Memoir of Life Lessons from My 90-Year-Old Mom."
FWSF Scholarship Winners 2022

17 Bay Area Women Selected for Financial Women of San Francisco Academic Scholarships for 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women for over 60 years, names seventeen students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2022 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women. This is a corrected release to replace our previous release issued on May 19, 2022.
Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships

17 Bay Area Women Win Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships as Academic Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF), an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women for over 60 years, names seventeen students from Bay Area colleges and universities as its 2022 scholarship recipients. FWSF has awarded over $3 million in scholarships over the past 35 years to more than 325 Bay Area women.
memoir by by Diana Cannon Ragsdale

Legacy Launch Pad releases memoir by Diana Cannon Ragsdale about growing up in dysfunctional Mormon family

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing has released "Loose Cannons: A Memoir of Mania and Mayhem in a Mormon Family" (ISBN: 978-195655200 (ebook); 978-1956955217, 978-1956955224 (paperback); 978-1956955231 (hardback)), written by Diana Cannon Ragsdale.
Rona Millinger and Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins

Dream Big Darling seeds 2022 ‘FLOurish Program’ for emerging women leaders in California wine & spirits industry

PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dream Big Darling and The Millinger Group today announced, "FLOurish 2022," a personalized assessment program for emerging women leaders in the wine and spirits industry. Qualified individuals are now invited to apply for one of 17 FLOurish scholarships that provide full-ride access to this innovative coaching and mentorship experience.
Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace

Los Angeles 7-year-old Author Releases Debut Book, ‘I Slept in My Bed Last Night’ for Children’s Book Week

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Seven-year-old author, Sammy Wallace, will release his debut rhyming children's picture book, "I Slept in My Bed Last Night" (ISBN 979-8985784404; WF Publications), on May 2, 2022, in conjunction with Children's Book Week. Written as a lighthearted distraction during the medical, racial, and social turbulence of 2020, this comical book has received early success.
The Millionairess Mentality

Legacy Launch Pad Announces Book, ‘The Millionairess Mentality’ About Wealth Creation For Women

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "The Millionairess Mentality: A Professional Woman's Guide to Building Wealth Through Real Estate" (ISBN: 978-1956955286), a real estate investment book for women written by Tamar Hermes.
Pressing On as a Tech Mom

Pressing ON as a Tech Mom: Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Guide for Mothers in Technology

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Pressing ON as a Tech Mom: How Tech Industry Mothers Set Goals, Define Boundaries & Raise the Bar for Success" (ISBN: 978-1956955187), a comprehensive guide for mothers working in technology sourced from industry leaders who are mothers themselves.
Nancy Pfund

Nancy Pfund, Pioneering Leader in Impact Investing, Named 2022 Financial Woman of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Nancy Pfund, the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, as the FWSF 2022 Financial Woman of the Year. DBL Partners is one of the first venture capital firms to bring impact investing into the mainstream. Nancy and her colleagues launched DBL out of JP Morgan in 2008 after seeing increased momentum in the move to social and environmental impact.
UNBOXED by Lauren Schwarzfeld

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases UNBOXED, a Book of Essays by Author Lauren Schwarzfeld

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Unboxed: Essays on Learning to Trust Myself to Stop Doing the Things I Hate" (ISBN: 979-8985225327), the first book by coach Lauren Schwarzfeld. In the book, Schwarzfeld shares the diverse life experiences she earned by trying on various careers.
Author Stacy Mayer

Stacy Mayer’s New Book, ‘Promotions Made Easy’ Reveals How Corporate Women Get Promoted to The Executive Suite

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In 2018, less than 10% of senior executives at the world's largest Fortune 500 companies were women. But it wasn't from lack of trying. Women were becoming better managers, but still weren't getting promoted to executive leadership positions. Stacy Mayer took on this problem as a personal challenge. She vowed to change the way organizations did business from the C-Suite out and she set about doing it, one executive-level promotion at a time.
News from California Newswire

Dream Pairs Holiday Sale in December: 10% off boots, heels, flats and more

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dream Pairs, a best-selling female-focused footwear brand, today announced a site-wide sale giving shoppers a 10% discount throughout the festive season for Women boots, heels, flats and more shoes on the official Dream Pairs' website.
Local Anchor - Community Accelerator Program

South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a Parents Network, Rebrands as Local Anchor with National Expansion Underway

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- South Bay Mommies & Daddies, a popular Los Angeles area community platform for parents that boasts nearly 8,000 members, is rebranding and expanding as Local Anchor after being selected for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program.
AM Davies, Onyx Sachi, Daisy Ducati and GiGi Holliday

Social Activist and Dancer AM Davies Introduces New BIPOC Hosts to Share Mic on ‘Yes, a Stripper’ Podcast

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- An iconic veteran of Hollywood's nightlife scene, AM Davies (AMD) has been working with and advocating for dancers and workers within the sex community for nearly two decades. She is the Secretary of Strippers United (formerly Soldiers of Pole), an organization which works to unionize dancers and has hosted her podcast, "Yes, a Stripper" Podcast (YAS Podcast) for the past year and a half as an educational resource for inquiring listeners.
WomenSV

Ruth Darlene, Los Altos CA Woman, Recognized for Work Helping Women Who Feel Unsafe in Their Own Home

LOS ALTOS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Local woman, Ruth Darlene, founder and executive director of WomenSV, earns two national awards from DomesticShelters.org, a Midpeninsula Media Center award, and a $250,000 grant by Santa Clara County for her work helping women who feel unsafe in their own home.
How to Be a Badass Female CEO

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases new business book for female entrepreneurs and CEOs by Mimi Maclean

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by angel investor, CPA, Columbia Business School alumni, non-profit founder and podcaster Mimi MacLean. "How to Be a Badass Female CEO: Slay the Competition and Reach the Top" (ISBN: 978-1951407681) is designed to help women succeed in male-dominated roles.
Book: Something Better Brewing

Book Premiere for ‘Something Better’s Brewing’ by Former Convict Turned Multi-Millionaire Bikini Barista Mogul

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On July 31, 2021, Los Angeles based publishing company Launch Pad Publishing is celebrating the release of "Something Better's Brewing: What I Learned From Prison, Parenthood and Pouring Coffee" (ISBN: 978-195140765) - the debut memoir from Sarah Birnel.
BOOK: Adventure Zone

New Children’s Book ‘Adventure Zone’ Excites Experts with Its Fun Format, Explaining Pediatric Therapies

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Authors Allison Klimowicz and Veronica Stanley-Hooper have written a children's book entitled "Adventure Zone" (ISBN: 979-8524737199). This book, written for parents and children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old, explains pediatric therapies in a fun, informative way.
Jacob Haiavy, MD

Calif. Surgeon Jacob Haiavy is the First to Offer Transumbilical Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Jacob Haiavy, MD of Inland Cosmetic Surgery has made history by performing transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) with silicone gel-filled implants. Dr. Haiavy is only the third surgeon to ever place silicone implants through the discreet incision in the navel.
California IVF Fertility Center

California IVF Fertility Center Offers 5 Free Infertility Treatments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California IVF Fertility Center, a full-service infertility treatment center based in Northern California announced the second annual infertility awareness campaign. The center will accept video applications from now through April 17, 2021. The 5 selected recipients will receive free fertility services that may include IVF, a tubal ligation reversal surgery, and a donor egg IVF cycle.
Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child

Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child: Launch Pad Publishing Releases Self-Care Book For Parents with High Needs Children

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book in a new self-care series and it's the answer to caring for a child with high needs in our "sacrificial mom" culture. "Everyday Self-Care and Your High Needs Child" follows author Natalie Brobin's journey.
Olga Kambod, before and after images

California Woman, Former Beauty Queen, Survives Acid Attack and Works to Raise Awareness

PASADENA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Olga Kambod, a Pasadena, California resident, was the victim of a brutal acid attack which scarred the right side of Her face. And while she may have been the victim in the incident, her attitude is far from someone who's giving in to her attacker.
Write Choice Ink

Author Sheila Lowe launches Write Choice Ink, an independent publisher to manage the production of her published books

VENTURA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sheila Lowe announces the formation of Write Choice Ink, a publishing imprint, to produce and distribute the complete catalog of her non-fiction and fiction work. Lowe will re-issue her backlist, totaling 14 of her titles over the next few months, starting with POISON PEN on February 23, 2021.
Parents Guide to Happy Children

South Bay Mommies & Daddies teams with Beach Cities Health District to Support Raising Happy and Resilient Children

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- "Parents' Guide to Raising Happy, Healthy and Resilient Children," presented in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Mommies and Daddies, is a five-part video series designed for parents of children ages 0-6.
Aloha Wanderwell

Aloha Wanderwell Baker Film Makes 2020 LOC National Film Registry Cut

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Library of Congress has just announced its annual list of 25 films selected to be preserved in the National Film Registry's vault. And, Richard Diamond, trustee, Richard Diamond Trust, is excited to share that "With Car and Camera Around the World" made the cut.
Tickle.Life Joins with Wellcelium

Tickle.Life Joins with Wellcelium to Grow Its Sex Education Classes and Coaching

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tickle.Life (Tickle-dot-Life), World's First Community based Discovery Platform for Sex and sexuality, today announced a new collaboration with Wellcelium (well-see-lee-um), a new online school teaching sex, intimacy, and relationship skills through offering live classes, one-on-one coaching, and a variety of quality resources to deepen and grow human relationships.
ReverseVision’s Wendy Peel

Wendy Peel, VP at ReverseVision, Selected for a Most Powerful Women in Fintech Award by PROGRESS in Lending Association

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- ReverseVision, the leading technology provider for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and private reverse lending program market, today announced that company Vice President of Sales and Marketing Wendy Peel has been recognized as a Most Powerful Women in Fintech award honoree by PROGRESS in Lending Association.
Kitchen Table STEAM

Green Kid Crafts launches Kitchen Table STEAM to Support Families Teaching at Home This Fall

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As families transition from summer activities to virtual, in-person, or hybrid schooling this fall, many caregivers are concerned about providing their children with activities that are fun and educational. Green Kid Crafts, a subscription box service centered on STEAM and nature-based activities, launched their Kitchen Table STEAM program on September 2 to give families extra support this fall.
KINONA launches Queen of the Green

KINONA launches Queen of the Green VIP Program designed to inspire and uplift Women in Golf

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Queen of the Green, a VIP program developed by women's golf fashion brand KINONA, aims to reward loyal customers while giving back to women-led causes.
Joy Burkhard, MBA, of 2020 Mom

Perigee Fund Invests in Health-focused Charity, 2020 Mom, and Exec. Director Joins from Cigna

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 2020 Mom has been awarded a significant multi-year capacity investment by the Perigee Fund, a philanthropic organization focused in supporting early parenting, so families can thrive.
Confidence Therapist Kimmy Seltzer

Confidence Therapist and Authentic Dating Strategist Kimmy Seltzer Shares 3 Reasons Why ‘Settling’ Right Now Might Be Okay

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Confidence therapist and authentic dating strategist Kimmy Seltzer, founder of Charisma Quotient LLC, explains why settling might be best right now. There was a time when you swept left on someone who was a vegetarian.
Glynns Thomas - Branding Photography

Glynns Thomas Portraits in Sacramento Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Glynns Thomas Portraits LLC, a business specializing in headshot and custom stock photography, is proud to announce national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).
Fisheye Studio

Irvine-based wedding videographer Fisheye Studio offers live streaming for destination weddings during Pandemic

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Fisheye Studio has seen the demand for live streaming increase for weddings since the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Orange County, California based wedding videography company recently filmed a wedding on May 20 in Hollywood for a couple whose original plans to wed were to be at the end of June.
Kim Ashley Design Diamonds

Kim Ashley Design is Connecting with Customers in a COVID-19 World

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, small businesses struggle to find their stride of maintaining relevance during a pandemic. One local Los Angeles entrepreneur - Kim Ashley, founder of Kim Ashley Design - found a meaningful way to connect with her customers.

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