Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 11:30am – 1:00 pm at the Historic Santa Maria Inn – 801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA. The Santa Maria Women’s Network is pleased to have Isa Ponce-Jimenez, our Women of Excellence 2012 Lifetime Award recipient, as our featured speaker.

Isa was born in Columbia and came to U.S. in 1966. Isa while facing many personal and professional challenges started a business of volunteer interpreters, earned a Teaching Credential in Spanish, a Political Science Ph.D, completed her doctoral dissertation and she was the Executive Director of the Central Coast Literacy Council. Isa was instrumental in the creation of the Multicultural Festival in partnership with the Santa Maria Public Library; which accentuates the beauty and diversity of our local people. Isa has been and continues to be a bridge between the cultures of America and Mexico.

Isa will be speaking on “The Importance of Being Authentic”. This topic will focus on defining authenticity in contemporary society, helping us to understanding when being “authentic” can become unpleasant. She will also share some key thoughts on finding the right “size of authenticity” in our lives. Her inspirational presentation will be a part of the giving of our two $500 SMWN Community Scholarships for 2012.

As we continue to grow our membership, we are expecting to have a full house.

PLEASE RSVP by Monday, June 4th to ensure you and your guests have a seat!

Here’s how to RSVP

By Phone:         805-929-7489

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The Santa Maria Women’s Network currently 100 strong is a non-profit organization that promotes the professional and personal development of its members. Membership includes men and women from the business and private sectors of the community, who gather to exchange information, provide mutual support and assist in the overall advancement of women. Each month the organization will meet for a luncheon, which is held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Historic Santa Maria Inn 11:30-1pm.