EVENT: SWAN Day Central Coast: The Wolves, Guest Speakers, and Reception
DATE: March 17, 2019 from 1:30pm - 5:00pm
This is a SWAN DAY event designed to amplify and uplift women artists on California's Central Coast.
Itinerary to include:
Matinee performance of The Wolves at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre
Guest Speaker Gloria Soto (Santa Maria City Council Member)
Guest Speaker Jean Steel ("Happy People Win")
Reception and opportunity to connect with fellow Women Artists at The Foxworthy Gallery
VENUE: PCPA / Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 870 S. Bradley, Santa Maria, CA 93454 U.S.A.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Gloria Soto was elected to the Santa Maria City Council in November 2018. At age 29, she is the youngest woman elected to the Council in the history of Santa Maria, and is only the sixth Councilwoman since the City’s incorporation in 1905.
Gloria comes from an immigrant family whose example taught her the value of hard work and determination, and whose parents made numerous sacrifices to ensure she would have a chance at a better life. Gloria took advantage of every opportunity that her family and community offered her. She was part of the first graduating class of Pioneer Valley High School, and she holds degrees from Allan Hancock College and Chapman University.
Gloria is a non-profit professional who, over the last seven years, has worked with Planned Parenthood California Central Coast in a variety of positions, including education, public affairs, community engagement, and development. Currently, she is the Regional Development Manager. Her work in the non-profit sector has also included the hundreds of hours she has volunteered in pursuit of her passion for youth advocacy and empowerment. She lives that passion by training youth leaders and directing week-long youth leadership programs. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors for Future Leaders of America, and she has also served on The Fund for Santa Barbara’s Grant Making Committee (GMC). She is currently the GMC liaison to the Fund’s Board of Directors.
Jean Steel is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker, whose universal appeal makes her message timely and timeless. She has a knack for providing information in a humorous way: her belief is that laughter and learning are not mutually exclusive. Her motivational talks are in high demand, “to have Jean present guarantees a successful event” claims Dr. Mary Parker, Director of Nursing and Allied Health (Ret.) at Cuesta College.
Jean received her Masters Degree in Wellness/Mind/Body health with the understanding the integration, balance and harmony of an individual’s mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual self, results in a positive state of well-being. Happiness!