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San Francisco/Bay Area Business Summit A-Z of Business

  • Friday, March 23, 2012
  • 9:00 AM
  • Saturday, March 24, 2012
  • 5:00 PM
  • 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710


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A-Z to Business

What You Need to Know from Your Passion,  Your Journey to Making It  Work -  Coaching and Advise from YOUR Experts Team


 Friday & Saturday

March 23 & 24



DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley

                  200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710

Two Day Seminar

Everything you need to start and grow a successful business:

  • Develop your Vision & Mission
  • Create Your Business Plan Foundation
  • Consult with Experts for Your Business
  • Gain Clarity on Your Next Steps
  • Learn Secrets and Keys for Your Business
  • Identify Marketing Strategies that Work for You
  • Create Your Success Team
  • Learn Key Info to be Bankable
  • How to Ensure Your Success Each Week


Your Team

Valeri Bocage


Valeri Bocage CEO of PWI

Visionary and Making Dreams Come True Expert

About Valeri

Valeri Bocage is the founder of Powerful Women International and has been assisting people in living their dreams for over 15 years. She has inspired hundreds of people to fulfill on their life's mission. She has coached authors, entrepreneurs, parents, families, public speakers and artists to expand their vision for what was possible in their professional and personal lives.

Laura Tasharani Navarro

Laura Tasharani Navarro 

Business Compliance Expert

About Laura

Laura Tabsharani-Navarro utilizes her twenty years of banking  experience  the way she knows best helping people develop their dreams  toward financial independence. Her entrepreneurial and humanitarian spirit inspires her to assists new and established business owners and individuals meet their personal and business goals. Laura guides her clients through the process of “Launching a New Business”   that includes providing them with business plans, coaching and funding, while tracking the business’ success and challenges. She also provides credit restoration and enhancements services, offering packages that assist with getting clients back on their feet and out of debt. In gratitude to giving back to community.  Her energy, passion and commitment to lasting relationships have been the foundation of her success.

Fred Tasharani

Fred Tabsharani

Social Media Guru

About Fred

Fred is Vice President, Marketing at Port25 Solutions  Director Marketing | Strategy at  Vidi Emi , Consultant at and Equity Research Analyst at Westrock Advisors.  His client list consist of companies like SONY,  NY Times, Travelocity, 1ShoppingCart, Forbes just to name a few. 

Sanjay Soni

Sanjay Soni

Financial & Business Building Expert

(Also Expert in Finding Your True Path)

About Sanjay 

Sanjay was a Chartered Financial Analyst  (CFA) raising billions of dollars for companies and start-ups.  and a former member of the CFA Institute  with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics from Delhi University, India, Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from The London School of Economics, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Essex, England, in Macroeconomic Modeling and Econometrics.

After moving to the 

U.S.graduated from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern Universitywith a Master of Management in Finance. 

His career has spanned over 20 years in the investment industry with   an entrepreneurial spirit, with strong negotiating, fundraising for companies and team building skills. 

Sanjay have worked as the Director of Risk Analysis and Chief Economist for The Chicago Board of Trade Clearing Corporation, the Global Head of Market Risk at Barclays Global Investors (BGI) and later as the Director of Product Strategy at BGI.  During this period I was also involved as the founder and founding member of several start-up ventures. 



Vera Kryukova



About Vera

Vera is a CPA and Senior Tax Consultant.  Vera is an expert in tax return preparation and review, tax and business consultation.  She has a BS in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting from San Francisco State University.   She does training and supervision of accountants and paraprofessionals, perform tax research, prepare tax projections, and analyze tax planning alternatives just to name a few.

Manny Juarez

Manuel Juarez


About Manuel

Manuel is a bankruptcy with a J.D. Degree from San Francisco Law School. Mr. Juarez soon believed that in starting his own practice, he could be more effective in helping people deal with a variety of legal issues. In 1999, Mr. Juarez founded The Law Offices of Manuel A. Juarez.  His joy in life is helping people to maximize on what they want.   

Christine Muira

Christine Miura

Marketing Expert

About Christine

Christine has 20 years of experience in marketing.   She has the unique ability to bridge the gap between both platforms and to effectively articulate and define the method and process makes her a unique asset to any business team.  Dedicated and highly-educated leader with experience of creating value-added relationships, sales and marketing tools and collateral to move customers through the product adoption cycle.

Christine’s expertise pulls  internet market mechanisms together with  direct response website development, social media, video channels, mobile marketing,  opt-in pages, email campaigns, blogging,  search engine optimization (SEO),  paid traffic (PPC and Banner) and has knowledge to drive new customers to your website and business. 



Doreen Milano

About Doreen

Doreen spent her youth in the family businesses learning all of the intricacies of making profitable entities. By the age of 18 she was running three dealerships. Five years later she was working as a business manager in small and medium sized corporations.

Over time Doreen, has served as the V.P. Finance for the San Jose chapter of N.A.R.I., CEO of four corporations, served in the capacity of Controller for Fortune 500 companies. Under Doreen’s expertise, a corporation which had taken losses in excess of seven figures and turned around the results over six figures in profits in less than 15 months. Results were attained by, recreating effective systems and processes, retraining, optimizing asset utilization and consolidation. The corporations Doreen has worked with have realized revenues from 20M to over 500M. She has held the position of Controller for as many as six divisions.


Doreen studied Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Blair Singer, Tony Robbins, Dave Logan, Douglas Scott Nelson, T. Harv Eckert, Jeff and Kane, Catarina Rando and Brian Tracy Just to name some of the influences on my life.


Two Day Seminar!



Regular $1, 200

Now Only $797 Non Members

Now Only for PWI Members $697

ONLY $397 if registered by January 20th 

  415-503-1184 or 832-276-4153

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    Get Info from Experts, Building Your Business, Networking, Relationship Building &

  • Lunch 

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POWERFUL WOMEN INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS (PWIC) envisions women as catalysts for positive change in the world, who are women taking on greater leadership roles, and causing a peaceful, harmonious world for our children's future.  Our mission is to connect, collaborate with, and educate women leaders to use their innate gifts and talents to transform and make a bigger impact in undeserved communities causing positive changes throughout the world. Our highest values are authenticity, life balance, compassion, and courage.

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