Five Acres CEO Chanel Boutakidis among more than 20 featured speakers for the California Women’s Conference

For Immediate Release:

Long Beach, Calif. –Motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein, “Getting Things Done” best-selling author David Allen and fitness guru and creator of TurboJam, Chalene Johnson are just a few of the keynote speakers during the 30th Annual California Women’s Conference at the Long Beach Conference Center in Long Beach, California on December 7-8, 2016. Kaynote speakers will present on the Conference theme of, “Women of the Future – Leading the Way,” along with other notable speakers, songwriter Lovey James, CNN news anchor Carol Costello, businesswoman and author Sharon Lechter and American actress Chenoa Maxwell. They are among more than twenty speakers along with Five Acres CEO Chanel Boutakidis, who will address the conference this year. Attendees will be encouraged to get inspired, get connected and get results with other women who are making major moves around the globe!


Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Peterson shares, Go into the new year giving yourself the gift of two days to redefine what it means to live YOUR best life.  I’m overwhelmed by the change in women from when they walk through the door to the time they leave….and the projects they take on that make our world a better place for all of us!  It’s truly inspirational to see Women of the future leading the way by collectively building a growing community of empowered, business savvy, forward looking women!”

 Registration is now open for the Conference which will be hosted at the Long Beach Convention Center on December 7 and 8, 2016. California Women’s Conference is the longest running and largest women’s conference in the country, attracting more than 18,000 attendees globally; in person and via live web camera. Attendees come together for two full days with the world’s top speakers for empowerment, networking, professional development and personal growth.

Speakers will share their experiences and expertise on a variety of topics including leadership and motivation, small business and entrepreneurship, social media and branding, healthy living, human rights, social services, education, fashion and film. This year’s theme of, “Women of the Future – Leading the Way” encourages women to take a bigger part in changing the course of their own lives and within their communities.  The Conference will focus on the “5 to Thrive” program which focuses on the five key areas of life: Financial, Career, Physical, Social and Community well-being.

In year’s past, the California Women’s Conference has hosted top speakers from around the globe including Huffington Post co-founder Ariana Huffington, Jack Canfield, author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and acclaimed actress, Rosie Perez.  The entire list of speakers and their biographies can be found on the California Women’s Conference website

The Conference Exhibit Hall features a bustling “town center” for attendees to delight in with dozens of businesses and charities offering services and products, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy other exciting opportunities that appeal to women!

Tickets range from individual for $149.00 up to VIP Platinum for $750.00. Tables can be purchased for $2500.00 up to $7500.00 for VIP. To register for the Conference or learn more please explore our website,  follow us on Twitter Like our Facebook Page

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About California Women’s Conference and Women Network

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About Five Acres

Five Acres is a child welfare agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidenced-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community – based mental health and deaf services, wrap around, therapeutic behavioral services, residential care, foster care, adoption and a nonpublic therapeutic school. In 2015 Five Acres served over 8,500 children and their families across five counties. Visit us at