California Womens Conference Speakers

Fran Drescher Among New Speakers Added to California Women’s Conference 

Recording Stars Melissa Manchester and Helen Reddy will Open and Close Conference


The California Women’s Conference, slated for Sept. 23 – 24 at the Long Beach Convention Center, has added Fran Drescher, star of “The Nanny,” author of “Cancer Schmancer,” (an inspiration to anyone dealing with illness,) and an outspoken healthcare advocate to it’s already impressive line-up of speakers.

Also recently added were Marianne Williamson, author of “A Return to Love;” Deepak Chopra’s daughter, Mallika Chopra; and star fitness trainers Chris and Heidi Powell.

More speakers are the legendary Carol Channing, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, fashion designer Donna Karan, relationship counselor John Gray, photographer Amanda de Cadenet, humorist Judy Carter, actors Shannon Tweed, Dorothy Lucey, Michael Learned, Rose Marie, Julie Newmar, Camryn Manheim, JoAnne Worley, Tippi Hedren, Marcia Cross, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Geri Jewell, David Misch, Mary McDonough and Judy Norton.

The Grammy Award-winning  Melissa Manchester will open the conference with the debut of her new song, “Beloved,” written for the choir of the Valley State Prison for Women. She will also sing “I Know Who I Am,” which appeared in Tyler Perry’s film “For Colored Girls,” and her classic, “Whenever I Call You Friend,” which she wrote with Kenny Loggins.

And forty years after her signature tune topped the Billboard charts, the Grammy Award-winning recording icon, Helen Reddy. will close the California Women’s Conference by singing – among other songs –  “I Am Woman,” the anthem of the women’s movement.

Click here to read about the celebrity-filled kick-off party.

For further information call (949) 218-0866 or click here


Top photo: California Womens Conference Adds Fran Drescher, photo of Drescher, courtesy of California Women’s Conference

Center photo: Helen Reddy, photo courtesy of the California Womens Conference

Bottom photo: Melissa Manchester, one of the California Womens Conference Headliners, photo courtesy of the California Women’s Conference




Frances Fisher, Marcia Cross, Tippi Hedren, Sharon Lawrence, Romi Dames, Mother Love, TV’s Walton Women and More Stars Kick-Off Upcoming California Womens Conference

LA Opera’s 2012 Season Opening Gala with Stana Katic as After-Party Chair 

What’s on the LA Social Calendar for Fall 2012?

Two Mr. Spocks, “American Horror Story” Stars and More See RED and Celebrate Opening Night at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles 

Cast Members Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain, Director John Doyle, Playwright John Pielmeier, Author William Peter Blatty and Others Celebrate the World-Premiere of “The Exorcist” at the Geffen Playhouse

ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop Gets Visit From Celebrated Music Director Michael Bearden, Hall of Fame Songwriter Paul Williams, Others


California Womens Conference Speakers

Original post, published Aug. 16; updated speakers Sept. 22, 2012 

Ellen Olivier, Society News LA