Grab your girlfriends and head to Graton Resort and Casino Ballroom. Indulge in a day of pampering, shopping, fashion, spa treatments, massages, entertainment, beauty, taste gourmet bites and bubbles in wine country.
Celebrities & Autographing
Main stage emceed by KSRO’s Pat Kerrigan and Froggy’s Amber Henderson
REAL HOUSEWIFE BRANDI GLANVILLE
Brandi Glanville is an American television personality, author, fashion designer and former model. She is best known for appearing on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (2011–2016). She also hosts a podcast called Brandi Glanville Unfiltered and has appeared on television shows Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Big Brother, Famously Single, and My Kitchen Rules. Glanville has released two books, Drinking and Tweeting: And Other Brandi Blunders (2013) and Drinking and Dating (2014), both of which became New York Times Best Sellers.
What will Brandi will be doing at the Expo? We’ll interview her on the main stage and then she’ll demonstrate and judge the Real Housewives Training Gauntlet. She’ll also be featured in one of the Expo’s Main Stage fashion shows.
BONUS! Come meet this fabulous and fun star at the Brandi Glanville Meet & Greet in our SEMINAR ROOM which is free to attend as space allows. But you are welcome to reserve a VIP spot. Click here to get a $20 VIP ticket that includes one of her books, VIP seating and priority book signing, plus FREE entry into the Expo. VIP tickets at Expo door as available.
INTERVIEW & REAL HOUSEWIFE GAUNTLET: NOON MAIN STAGE
MEET & GREET: 12:30-1:15 SEMINAR ROOM
FASHION SHOW: 1:30 MAIN STAGE
AFTERLIFE COUNSELOR KAREN PETERSON
Karen Peterson’s first recollection of communicating with the other side came as a young girl of 12 years. It was a year when her family was faced with the loss of several relatives. During the funeral services she had a sense that the deceased were speaking to her. Karen said, “It all seemed so natural, and I thought everyone heard the same as I did.” Her family wouldn’t understand how special Karen’s ability was until years later when she spoke to them about a conversation she had with her grandfather, who had passed away. As she recalled the conversation, they came to realize the things she spoke of weren’t common knowledge.
Karen went on to attend workshops held by many of the world’s most renowned mediums to refine her psychic ability. Now with knowledge of the psychic world and how it can help those who are in need of answers, Karen offers her services to individuals, couples, large groups, and classes. According to Karen “My goal is to change a negative view of death to a positive view on life, so we can learn why we are here.” www.karenpeterson.org
Reserve your spot at one of Karen’s two Afterlife Experience sessions by clicking here. The $45 ticket also includes free entry into the Women’s Expo. Tickets at door as available. The Afterlife Experience takes place in the SEMINAR ROOM.
SESSION 1: 10:30-11:30 SEMINAR ROOM, Ticketed
SESSION 2: 2:30-3:30 SEMINAR ROOM, Ticketed
How to Stand Up for Yourself in Relationships—A conversation for women with healthy, practical tips for getting what you want and need in your relationships
Have your romantic partnership, friendships, or family dynamics gotten out of whack? You’re not alone if you find yourself asking, “What’s happened to my marriage? What’s going on in my dating life? How can I feel more empowered and relaxed with family, friends, and co-workers? If you’re wondering how to change things for the better—if you want to detox your relationships—join Dr. Carla Marie Manly on this step-by-step journey assessing your current relationships and preparing for getting what you want and need.
Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist and wellness expert, specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Her books include Joy from Fear and Aging Joyfully. A book signing will follow her session.
FREE as available; Or save your spot and claim a book with a $20 ticket by clicking here.
11:30-12:15: SEMINAR ROOM
MEET BESTSELLING ROMANCE WRITERS JULIA QUINN, JENNIFER RYAN, STACY FINZ, AND AYA DE LEON
This panel of bestselling Romance writers talk about romance, the strong women characters who get what they want in the pages of romance novels and why we love their happily ever afters.
Julia Quinn, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance. She is one of only sixteen members of Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into 29 languages. Her most recent book is The Other Miss Bridgerton and there’s been a recent reissue of The Duke and I.
Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted, McBride, and Montana Men series. She writes suspenseful contemporary romances with outrageous plot twists, deeply emotional love stories, high stakes and higher drama. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.
Stacy Finz is a New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance. After more than twenty years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars as a newspaper reporter, she realized she had enough material to launch her fiction career. Her most recent title is Cowboy Up. Other titles: Love you and Santa’s On His Way.
Aya de León teaches creative writing in UC Berkeley’s African American Studies Department. Her award-winning Justice Hustlers series has received acclaim in the Washington Post, Jacobin Magazine, and The Establishment. Her work has appeared in Ebony, Essence, Guernica, Ploughshares, The Root, VICE, and on Def Poetry. Other titles: The Accidental Mistress and The Boss.
Reserve your spot at this limited seating event with these bestselling romance writers. The VIP $15 ticket includes a $5 credit for the romance book of your choice from the Expo bookstore with VIP seating and property signing AND free admission to the Expo. Click here to reserve a space. Or just show up for free and take any available seat!
1:15-2:15: SEMINAR ROOM
Real Housewives Gauntlet
So you think you’d make a great REAL housewife, of television caliber? Let’s see how you fare in this on-stage all-in-fun test of bitchiness! You’ll have to topple a table, throw wine in a dummy’s face, and hurl an insult. Brandi Glanville will demonstrate the technique. Contestants will be judged by our emcee Pat Kerrigan and Real Housewife Brandi Glanville. Win prizes and gain notoriety with your friends! Nominate yourself here.
Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Lounge
New this year at the North Bay Women’s Expo, Kaiser Permanente introduces the Thrive Lounge next to the main stage. From noon to 3 pm, Kaiser will host free chair massages in the Lounge. Sign up as soon as you get to the Expo. While you’re waiting for your massage, visit the dermatology table for a skin assessment and see how you can reverse aging. Try on glasses from the wide selection of fashion eyewear and find some that are perfectly suited to you and your face. Have your questions answered by our team about Kaiser Permanente health services.
Macy’s Beauty Bar
Come meet the Macy’s Pros!
They’ve got your favorite brands and all the newest trends in beauty—but that’s not all. They’ve got services to get your skin, brows and makeup at 100. Let our expert Beauty Experts show you the best tips and tricks along the way. Enjoy Macy’s Signature Services at this year’s Women’s Expo such as:
The Brow Factor: Your brows frame your face, so getting them perfect is serious business. Whether you need an intervention or standard maintenance, let Macy’s give you the brows you deserve.
Drop by Macy’s Benefit BrowBar for waxing!
Tools & Tricks: Need a little help knowing how to apply all your beauty faves? Don’t worry, Macy’s is here for you.
Easy on the Eyes: Fell in love with a look on the ’Gram? Our expert Clinique Beauty Pros stay ahead of the trends, and can not only create the look you love, but teach you, too.
The Glow Zone: Get the kind of skin that needs #nofilter. Let expert Trend Beauty Experts help you build a skin care regimen that caters to your skin’s specific needs and gives you glowing skin, 24/7.
Attend a Masterclass from MAC Cosmetics. Stop by Macy’s Beauty Bar for details.
Enjoy three fabulous fashion shows on the Main Stage coordinated by Christina Fullmer. The first show will feature “daytime sharp” clothing from Macy’s, the second will showcase Holiday Glamour outfits from Myra Leana and Macy’s modeled by Real Housewife Star Brandi Glanville and Julie Nation Models, and the final fashion show will feature the latest dresses from the Myra Leana Story Collection. Hair by Salt & Honey Hair Salon! Check the schedule here for times.
The Diva Den
Luxuriate in the Diva Den as designed by Jodi Shubin and furnished by Mark Thomas Home. Located near the Main Stage, this is the She Shed at the next evolved level. From chandelier to carpet, from divan to art, this is your dream room.
VIP Seminars & What Matters Workshops
For information about our VIP Seminars and Special Guests click here
WHAT MATTERS WORKSHOP ROOM
FREE walk-up 30-minute workshops featuring life-changing topics on money, health, cooking, self-care, and more!
10:00 So Many Clothes and Nothing to Wear with Image Coach and Master hairstylist Patsy Sanders
Patsy has obviously looked into our closets. In this short session, she’ll help you discover your essence type so you can wear who you are. Learn to step out in the world with confidence no matter what shape or size you are.
10:45 Intention, Ritual, & Re-Evolution the Inside Out with Healthy High Founder Sunali Shanti Sikand
Inspired by Ayurveda, science, experience and intuition, Sunali shares nourishing practices and nourishing foods that we can use to revitalize and re-evolutionize ourselves in pleasurable ways. She believes that everything we ingest creates who we are, whether through our eyes, our thoughts, our food, or our ears and that ultimately we should be our own health expert.
11:30 Let’s Talk Pores and Healthy Skin with Gina Pearson, Premier Level V, Rodan + Fields
Gina will share her top 10 tips for fabulous skin including the importance of washing your face at night to take days of age off your skin, She’ll also demo a couple of the tools she uses.
12:00 Make Yourself a Priority and Achieve Your Dreams with Life-Purpose Coach Diana Borges
Start making yourself a priority with this workshop! Embrace who you are beyond the day to day physical world and regain your power. With Diana’s guidance you will experience your innate strength for personal growth, self-healing, joy and opening of the heart. If you want to believe in yourself more or just have fun this talk is for you.
12:45 How Changing Your Relationship to Money Can Save Your Life and Change the World with Money Coach Heather Picard
Heather helps women break through their limiting beliefs to unleash their earning potential so they can step into the fullness of their lives and make the difference they’re here to make. Owner and CFO of an award-winning landscape company, she’s an award-winning speaker and facilitator for the National Association of Women Business Owners with a Masters Degree from Columbia University and a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy. www.heatherpicard.com
1:30 Business Smarts: What You Need to Know to Start a Business with Cathy Balach and Mary Cervantes, Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center
2:15 Changing the World, One Home-Cooked Meal at a Time with Chef & Author Michele Anna Jordan*
3:00 Power Speak: Speaking Your Truth from the Boardroom to the Bedroom with Michelle Hardeman-Guptill, Women of Impact and Influence
Michelle brings 15 years experience as a therapist and 20 years as a performing artist and director to her work as a transformational coach for women. Passionate about supporting women to speak their truth, she believes that only through knowing ourselves and our stories and embodying a new vision of what we want for ourselves can we break through the limiting beliefs, doubts, old patterns and stories that keep us from shining our brightest light.
Smart Women Read Romance
Smart women read romance! This panel of bestselling Romance writers talk about romance, the strong women characters who get what they want in the pages of our romance novels and why we love their happily ever afters. Meet Julia Quinn, Jennifer Ryan, Stacy Finz, and Aya de Leon (learn about each author here). After the panel, enjoy the romance book signing! Reserve your spot at this limited seating event by clicking here!
WIN FABULOUS PRIZES!
3 Ways to Win Prizes at the North Bay Women’s Expo!
1. Everyone who attends will automatically get one entry and you can place it in the prize box of your choice.
2. You can participate at the Expo! You’ll get two more entries for each of these fun Expo stops:
- Kaiser Permanente Thrive Lounge
- Diva Den
- Any seminar
- Any workshop
3. Want to up your odds? Buy tickets at the prize table
*No purchase necessary to win and you need not be present to win
The More Entries You Have, The More Chances You Have to Win!
Win these great prizes and more! (subject to change)
- A trip for you and a friend to Las Vegas
- Two nights at the Mendocino Coast
Spa Day at Graton Casino’s Spa & Salon
Gift certificates to great restaurants
And many more fabulous items donated by Expo Vendors (check them out at the prize table beside the stage!)
Submit your name to win now! Do not need to be present to win.
Enjoy complimentary chair massages courtesy of The Spa & Salon at the Graton. Stop by the pop-up massage studio located to the right of the Main Stage to reserve your 15 min-spot as soon as you arrive at the Expo! Also available at the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Lounge on the left side of the stage.
Shop at the many booths at the North Bay Women’s Expo. Click here for a list of the amazing vendors attending the Expo.
Tasty Bites Café & The Bubble Bar
We’ve moved the Tasty Bites Café poolside. Here’s where you can get small delicious plates. At the 2018 Expo, we quickly sold out…this year we’re ready for you with food available all day! While you’re there, enjoy The Bubble Bar, which we’ve moved into the café!
In Sonoma County, we’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote all 2020. The Expo launches that celebration with a surprise event. Learn more at WE-2020.
Exercise Demos from the Area’s Top Clubs
Rollin’ Rosies Car Club Show
Outdoors, Ballroom Main Entrance
Check out in parking lot in front of the Ballroom entrance, where you can enjoy the gorgeous classic cars owned and loved by women of the Rollin’ Rosies Car Club. This club not only likes to have fun, they also work to promote mental health awareness and encourage suicide prevention.
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