women of worth building relationships

Have you ever wished there was a simple formula for networking and building effective relationships? At the September WOMEN OF WORTH series, Guest Speaker Deborah Rodriguez, revealed an EASY and SIMPLE algorithm she developed that MAKES NETWORKING FUN for everyone!

Deborah shared her expertise and personal insight gained over a career of key leadership positions in Fortune 100 companies. Ms. Rodriguez holds a Masters degree in Human Resources Development and is a Certified Executive Leadership Coach. Recently she served as Senior Vice President of Talent for an Orange County based lifestyle healthcare company. She has over 22 years of global and domestic human resources leadership and talent development experience.


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women of worth  achieving the unachievable

Justice Eileen Moore is known for her tireless work focused on breaking barriers for women. At the OC Women2Women July "WOMEN OF WORTH" Event Justice Moore shared some of her life lessons and frank personal stories. The audience gained rare insight into her life and professional world. Justice Moore’s candid approach demonstrated how her background is an important part of who she is today, and how it contributes to her professional expertise and decision-making.  Those in attendance were impressed with Justice Moore's ability to rise above her life challenges and find the good in the world.

upcoming WOMEN OF WORTH events

what is the "women of worth" series?

"WOMEN OF WORTH" connects women with a shared vision who traditionally go above and beyond, selflessly volunteering their time and talents to empower others while finding satisfaction in giving back to their community. Our “WOMEN OF WORTH” series includes multiple meetings annually intended to create a culture of empowerment.  This series provides unique insightful experiences intended to help attendees discover how to maximize their talents, skills, and opportunities in both their personal and professional lives. Events feature dynamic community leaders, women noted for outstanding contributions in their field, and experts who offer insight into improving the lives of women. 

recent WOMEN OF WORTH events

what it takes to be a woman of worth

Susan McFadden, Editor-in-Chief of California Homes Magazine, shared her personal story of struggle and success at the recent OCWomen2Women "WOMEN OF WORTH" event on Thursday, April 6th. Guests gained insight into Susan’s experiences that led to her current Editor-in-Chief position as she made education and family a priority.  Ms. McFadden shared her journey towards empowerment and success in a profession where women are often the minority.

The evening also included an Etcetera clothing trunk show, providing a preview of the fashion show at the upcoming “Driving Forward in Style” Gala. We are proud to have veterans modeling the line that evening.  Rochelle, the Etcetera representative, is donating back ALL proceeds for this show to OC Women2Women and Veterans Legal Institute. Visit the Lookbook to view the clothing line.

Women of Worth  accentuate the positive

"What Does Your Personal Brand Say About You?"Kay Hunter, Strategic Image Consultant, shared how to recognize and accentuate positive attributes at the recent OC Women2Women "Women of Worth" event. Kay demonstrated proven tips and tricks she uses when transforming prestigious clients into more successful people with increased confidence in how they present themselves, and share their visual messaging.

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After graduating from the University LaVerne and UC Irvine with a law degree and MBA focusing on management and marketing, I began practicing as a trial lawyer specializing in women’s issues.  After more than 15 years, I found myself unfulfilled in a profession that did not make me happy.  Although the specialization of this career path made it very difficult to do anything else, I decided to take a “leap of faith” and step into another line of work where I was confident I would enjoy the next 20 years!  The rest is history…

I hope my story will give others the confidence to take their own “leap of faith”.



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what is the story behind your heirloom?

July 20th – Amy Astaraee, President of BRAX JEWELERS,

and Lisa Harenburg, Graduate Gemologist at BRAX JEWELERS

Brax Jewelers opened their doors with owner, Amy Astatee, graciously hosting this "WOMEN of WORTH" event. Lisa Harenburg, GIA graduate gemologist and certified insurance appraiser shared her expertise and insights on jewelry and the healing properties of gems.  Amy and Lisa both discussed stories behind some of their valued jewelry and inspired the audience to research their personal heirloom history. It was exciting to see the results when antiques were brought back to life, with guests taking advantage of the generous complimentary jewelry assessment appraisal and spa services. Those in attendance also enjoyed seeing the many original jewelry designs of Ms. Astatee.