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Heart Felt Leadership Forum Hosted by PWI Platinum Members "The Power of Global Leadership Connections"

  • Friday, August 10, 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Doubletree Berkeley Marina Hotel 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley, California, 94710, USA


  • Exhibit Tables are for members only and includes lunch for one. You will also receive special recognition.
  • Please list the person who invited you.


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Hosted by

 PWI Platinum Members


Leadership Forum...

"The Power of

Global Leadership Connections"

Friday, August 10 - 10am to 4pm

9am - 10am -

Networking, Coffee/Tea Time & Registration

 Doubletree Hotel - Berkeley Marina

200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA



Growing your business and community through powerful connections, relationship building and personal breakthroughs!

This forum provides you with TOP experts!

You'll gain in many ways:


 Network with high-powered local and global leaders  Plus....

  • Impact your business growth with global connections and the right connections  
  • Learn when and how to rebrand and reinvent yourself 
  • Find out how to get big money, including grants, for your business or non-profit
  • Incorporate powerful key insights for collaborating & co-creating
  • Enjoy a positive, inclusive environment where relationships are strengthened and forged
  • Experience being part of a community of high achievers that can accelerate your business and personal growth

With Special Guests & Keynote Speakers

Seval Oz
"The Importance of Global Connections in Today's World"

About Seval
Google Business Development Manager, Spokesperson for Women, and sister to the famous Dr. Oz, Seval's impressive background includes graduating from the Wharton School of Finance and Wellesley College.  Seval has worked in the financial services industry since the '80's for companies such as Cuil, Merrill Lynch ad Salomon Brothers among others. Seval is a global leader herself who travels extensively meeting with world leaders. 

Karen Leland
"Reinventing & Rebranding Yourself"

Karen LelandAbout Karen

Karen Leland is the bestselling author of seven books and a freelance writer who has been published in Self, Women’s Day, Spirituality & Health, Entrepreneur, The Los Angeles Times and others. She is the founder of Sterling Marketing Group, where she helps high power entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise clients leverage the value of modern marketing and social media to build stronger brands and accelerate the business bottom line.  Her clients have included Apple Computer, American Express, Marriott Hotels, Johnson & Johnson and others.  Karen is a regular guest of the media and has been interviewed for her expertise by The New York Times, Fortune, Inc., Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and others. An International keynote speaker, she has presented for a wide range of conferences including: The American Management Association, The American Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, The Direct Marketing Association and The Young Presidents' Organization. Karen has also written extensively for the online market with featured articles in All,, and Psychology  Karen writes a featured small business column for The Huffington

Berny Dohrmann 
"Business in Today's World: The Power of Connecting with the Right People"


About Berny
Mr. Dohrmann is a world change agent, advising CEOs of the largest industries, as well as heads of state. Mr. Dohrmann is known as the coach of the coaches, advising celebrity thought leaders with past relationships that include Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup, Bob Proctor and Lisa Nichols stars of THE SECRET, John Gray of MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS fame, Jill Lublin bestselling author of NETWORKING MAGIC and many other celebrities and adviser coaches.


Banafsheh Akhlaghi 

"Peaceful Existence, Peaceful Co-Existence, Human Rights Today"

About Banafsheh
Banafsheh is a pioneering civil and human rights attorney, educator and social entrepreneur who works international with such organizations as the United Nations, FBI, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and Military Commission Act, to name a few.   For ten years, she has been finding collective solutions, so we can move forward together.

  Sherita Herring 
"Got Money?  How to Get Money and Grants
for Your Non-Profit or For-Profit"

sAbout Sherita
As a candidate for LA City Council, best-selling author and grants and nonprofit strategist, for over 20 years Sherita has aided in securing millions in funding, while developing more than 600 businesses and nonprofits (operating in 14+ countries).  In addition to speaking to thousands annually, Sherita provides on-going social cause consulting for celebrities and renowned athletes, including: Oscar winning actress Hilary Swank, NFL legend Jim Brown, Hall of Famer Bootsy Collins, NBA star Jalen Rose, Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren, actress/comedian Kim Coles, producer/actor Bill Duke, Olympic Athlete Carl Lewis and many others.  

Mark Allen Grainger
"How to Motivate Men & Inspire Women!
Collaborating & Co-Creating In a World of Shifting Gender Roles"

About Mark
While studying to become a Marriage & Family Therapist & obsessed by a need for deeper understanding of gender roles, Mark witnessed that a woman’s power lies in the authentic expression of her heart. He realized that for women to step fully into this required tremendous courage, personal reinvention and a powerful strategy designed specifically to handle the pushback from men and society. Mark instantly knew his destiny lied on another path so he dropped out of graduate school and reinvented his own “Self” by facing his biggest fear… SELLING.

Since then, Mark has executed over 450 branding & promotional campaigns for clients like McDonalds, Budweiser & 100’s of Visionary Entrepreneurs. In 2004, Mark stepped back to evaluate his business and realized that over 80% of his best clients were ambitious WOMEN Entrepreneurs & Executives. As the founder of the “Heart-Centered Influence Institute for Visionary Women,” Mark lives his passion… supporting women to be deeply seen & appreciated for their gifts and working in collaboration to create a ROCKIN’ VISION that fulfills their inner calling while transforming “Self,” community, & culture. Mark’s journey has uncommonly prepared him to empower VISONARY WOMEN with the skills of authentic leadership that create a movement & fulfill their vision. Mark is the author of two books, “The Inspirational Communicator” and the e-book, “I can… I will… Therefore I Must."

      Barbara Spier    
"Global Impact of Making a Difference"

About Barbara 
Barbara Spier, co-author of the upcoming book, Trapped Between Two Governments, A Cautionary Tale of America’s Doomed Nation Building Efforts in Afghanistan, is a recognized leader in Houston, Texas, with experience not only in the community but worldwide. She was the president of US Protection and Investigations, LLC (USPI), until the company was sold. USPI was a firmly established and highly successful security and investigation services company with over 20 years of national and international experience spanning the globe in such places as Afghanistan, Nigeria, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, and Viet Nam. Barbara’s hands on management and proactive leadership skills were instrumental in the startup and sustainment of security service programs and projects worldwide. Her adroit leadership of the international company, publicly acclaimed successes and tenacity in the face of adversity stand as examples for women the world over.

Barbara has received numerous honors for her business success and community involvement, served in leadership positions with several organizations and contributes regularly to small and minority owned businesses. She was awarded the 2007 National Woman Business Owner of the Year.

Nadine Lajoie
"Win the Race for Life...for Entrepreneurs"

About Nadine
Nadine Lajoie is the "Success Acceleration Trainer," an international speaker and a best-selling author also known as the "Champion Motorcycle Racer who Sings like an Angel."  From suicidal to semi-retired at 36 years old, she "IN-Powers" people worldwide, has spoken for TEDx and been featured in USA Today, and on ABC, CBS Money Watch. She uses motorcycle racing as a metaphor for life and business, to embody success, adrenaline and power with softness, music and personal growth, as well as business and finance concepts.

      Make Leadership Connections, Share New Ideas, and Participate in Building Global Communities

Join Us for a POWERFUL Day of Connection with PWI Platinum Members, Special Guests and Featured Speakers... People Who Are Making a Difference in Communities and the World.

Grow Your Business with Powerful Connections

Build Relationships with Like Minds

Experience Breakthroughs for Your Goals


$100  PWI Platinum Members Only 

$125 Special Guests Non Members

Exhibitors - Limited Space

Only $200 Includes Program and Lunch

Also Join Us Saturday August 11th

for our monthly PWI Bay Area Event

at the same location!


$38 Admission

Networking, Inspirational, Educational & Motivational Speakers, Powerful Connections, Relationship Building and Lunch...

Building POWER networks that make a difference globally..

Knowledge is POWER
Bring a Gift and Receive Recognition!

and/or Get a Display Table and
Be a Special Guest for the Day!

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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