Cynthia Riggs, the Biz Diva, is a lifestyle entrepreneur, having successfully started and exited three profitable businesses, including Making It Big, her multi-million dollar mail order/catalog company, which she sold in 2004. She has launched her fourth enterprise, Women Building Business, working as the Biz Diva, a consultant and teacher of business development to women in business.
Cynthia’s conviction that every entrepreneur needs support, problem solving opportunities and a useable business plan culminated in her certification as a One Page Business Plan consultant. Cynthia has distinguished herself from other business consultants with her 30 years of entrepreneurial success. She draws upon that invaluable experience to help small business owners garner growth and financial success of their own. She shares her expertise and insights with businesses all across the country.
Specialties: Certified One Page Business Plan expert, Marketing from the Inside Out, Inspirational Speaker, Business Therapist, Financial Literacy, and Educator.
Allison Rodman is an innovative, energetic and results-driven executive with a solid track record of performance. Adept at creative problem solving which manifests results & growth with core leadership qualifications Consultative Approach • Event Marketing Mastery • Brand Build Out & Redefinition
• Project Management • Community Relationship Activist • Industry Veteran.
Born and raised in Oregon from farm to the progressive student lifestyle of Eugene, Oregon of the 70’s.
Culinary professional as a chef and then chef owner of San Francisco top ten caterer from 1980- 1998
Next, momhood for some years and than morphed into end of life services for Chapel of the Chimes as a Communications specialist for them.
2010 I began my last chapter as a Senior living consultant. I love helping seniors and being a connector to senior services.
Throughout my adult time I have served in leadership with my children’s schools, my temple, LGBTQ organizations and women in business.
Shirley Runco, Master Dowser, believes that the dowsing tool is the most powerful tool for transformation on the planet. Dowsing (water witching, divining, questing) is the ancient art of finding water, minerals and other objects that seem to have a natural magnetic, electromagnetic or other perhaps unknown energy. The dowsing device (pendulum, Y-rod, L-rod, bobber) seems to be simply a connection between our sensing system and our conscious mind. Dowsing with a pendulum, which is what I do, affords me a tool for healing, clearing spaces, people, pets, etc., and best of all, accessing information that I desire to have. Dowsing is used to find water for wells, mineral deposits, oil, buried treasure, archaeological artifacts, missing people, to test the nutritional value of food, balance chakras, plan gardens, test auras, assist with therapeutic touch, diagnose physical ailments, study past lives, communicate with devas or study ancient sacred sites. The list is endless…
Shirley is the American Society of Dowser’s NorCal Regional Vice President, the co-owner of SpaceShifters, the owner of Global Weather Modification Services and Pendulums, Pendants, Etc. As a master dowser specializing in space clearing and monthly pendulum dowsing classes, she facilitates Dowsers of the East Bay, a group that meets monthly in Oakland, a Dowser’s Roundtable gathering that meets 6 to 8 times a year, and co-facilitates Dowsers Doing Good Deeds, a group that meets four times a year. Shirley can be reached by calling 510-278-3136, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Her website is http://www.dowsersofthewest.org.
Creating New Hope provides seniors with complementary advocacy, education, referrals, and community resources.
We are specific and comprehensive in our approach, we pre-screen each community, checking licensing and regulatory history directly from the Ca. Dept. of Social Services.
Our advocacy services are complementary, we seek to match seniors with appropriate care communities you can feel GOOD about!
Creating New Hope, setting the standard in senior placement!
I’m a Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. I’m certified in Community, Professional Rescuers and Pediatrics CPR. I’m also a certified Medical Assistant Instructor and a member of the National EMS Educators (NAEMSE). I’ve over 10 years experience in the medical field. I am also a certified (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and a licensed Zumba® Fitness instructor (
I’ve been teaching CPR and First Aid for over 5 years. I’ve taught classes with UC Berkeley, Curves, Solar City, Golden State Residential Adult Program (GSRAP), Mount Diablo Unified School District, Bay Area Adult Community Services (BACS), Flexi-Van, Con Sabor Dance and Fitness Studio, and many, many more.
I’m very excited to offer an opportunity to experience BreathWorks CPR®, a new, unique, fun, interactive way of learning how to assist in saving lives. In a BreathWorks CPR® class you’ll experience a relaxed, sociable, non-intimidating, hands-on approach in CPR training.
Utilizing her skills as a past banker, her many years in the real estate field, along with the backing of the most respected brand, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties, Joan’s clients can be assured of receiving exceptional service, extensive expertise and world-class professionalism. She is experienced in all price ranges and is an anchor to selling in mainly Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Joan is passionate about teaching and being a resource to first time homebuyers and our senior community to provide them with as much information as possible so that they may make informed decisions. Her compassion and care allow her clients to buy with confidence and sell with satisfaction.
Joan is a wife of 49 years, a Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. She is very proud to have grown up in Oakland and attended Oakland public schools in North Oakland at Washington Elementary School, Claremont Junior High and Oakland Technical High School. She has been a homeowner and raised her children in the Grass Valley and Sequoyah Hills areas and is therefore very familiar with all neighborhoods of Oakland. She is also a graduate of California State University, Chico with a BS in Business Administration.
Joan is very active in the real estate and professional communities serving on the board of directors of both EBWN and Women’s Council of Associated Real Property Brokers. She participates in community activities volunteering as an Ambassador and Spokesperson for Donor Network West and, serving on the board of directors for Leaders Are Readers promoting children’s literacy. As a Donor Mom and breast cancer survivor, Joan has created the “It’s Not Just About Real Estate Campaign”, promoting organ donation and breast cancer awareness. Through this campaign a contribution will be made to the Cancer Society or to Donor Network West with each escrow she closes.
Helping with registration to welcome guests and members to EBWN meetings is a natural for Joan because she has been performing similar duties as a hospitality member and a greeter at her church for 20+ years.
Yehudit Steinberg M.Ed. inspires, motivates, and educates female entrepreneurs on topics that focus on growing your information business online while balancing your family and personal lifestyle. Host and producer of the Think Grow Love Show, a podcast with topics including valuable tips on the latest online marketing tools, social media, and lifestyle skills for success on the web. Episodes include interviews, practical strategies and stories to help you past the fears and mindsets that have been holding you back from building an online business that is filled with passion, purpose and profit.
She helps and supports predominantly female entrepreneurs new to the online biz environment to get seen and heard on podcasts and live video platforms FB Live and Blab.tv. She offers training on these platforms that help her clients get comfortable with the emerging technology in podcasting and live-video like FB Live, blab, periscope and live-video conferencing software zoom.us. This is done through private one on one consulting and a mastermind group setting with a combination of mini courses and hands on interactive practice sessions.
Design has always been an important part of my life. From fashion design followed by software design and today as a consultant designing life and business solutions for entrepreneurs and business owners. I can help you develop a cutting-edge approach to your health and wellness. Please visit my website for more information.
I have a background in project management, information technology, and event planning. I am a member of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce as well as the San Francisco African-American Chamber of Commerce.
I attended the University of California, Berkeley as an accounting major, and received a Merchandising degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and a Certification in Event & Meeting Planning from San Francisco State University.
Susan Strong is a Business Coach and Strategic HR Consultant with Advicoach, a National Franchise Brand whose parent company has been in business over 32 years, with over 100 coaches throughout the country. After a 30 year career working as a business advisor, mentor and coach to executives, management and employees with companies such as PG&E, Wells Fargo, Genentech, Adaptec, and Logitech to name a few, and was a solo practitioner as an HR Consultant to small to medium sized companies, when in 2009 she bought her business coaching practice. Her passion is to help small-medium sized businesses grow to their full potential and create for the owners, the life that they dreamed of when starting their business. She loves to see owners get excited again about their business as they create a more valuable company. and knows that most owners need an objective party to confide in and get beyond their own blind spots.
Susan is a 4th generation California and a graduate of UC Berkeley. She currently is a Director on the Alameda Chamber of Commerce Board, President of the Alameda Business Networking group, and on the Business Advisory Board to the business schools at both Diablo Valley College and John F. Kennedy University. Susan has been a board member of the Children’s Hospital Family House and been a volunteer for most of her life with the Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale.
Susan is an avid tennis player, a reluctant golfer, and a lover of local sports teams (especially Cal Football). Susan has traveled extensively, is a voracious reader and is a regular at the Alameda Antique Fair and local estate sales.
In Business since 1998, Door to Door Frames has been helping customers frame their art and memorabilia with beautiful designs.
Customers can feel confident that their frame project will get the attention that it needs so it can be hung on the wall for all to enjoy and for years to come.
I am committed to my client’s success. My goal is to help increase awareness via the technical design of social media, blogs, email campaigns and a well-designed, maintained and regularly updated web site that leads to increased sales. As an integrated print and web design business, I serve a diverse list of clients and industries. TWK Web & Print Design offers a broad range of print, web and multimedia solutions.
- web design and development
- site maintenance
- email campaigns
- WordPress sites/blogs
- WordPress.com training and courses
- presentation design/development
- print collateral, logos
- social media branding and more
East Bay Women’s Network Web Master
Pam Whitman, M.A., is an entertaining, interactive and dynamic coach, international speaker and performer. Transition Point, her company, encompasses developing lasting changes in fundamental abilities, creating order and balance, releasing fears and moving beyond obstacles. It’s how to grow and thrive in our lives with ease and grace. She brings to you the power of expression, flow and presence and essence of “The Secret.” It’s keeping our optimal performance in for our business and relationships.
She created Speaking Fearlessly to help transform speaking fear and over-thinking presentations into communicating with ease, confidence and authenticity that brings success. Knowing that we learn best through pleasure, combined with her Brain Booster™ techniques, Pam expertly unmasks and nurtures the natural way to establish a warm connection to any audience, individual and through video.
“I was just amazed at the positive changes Pam helped me make in my video presentation,” says Valeri. “Pam videotaped my presentation and then shared some incredible tips for improvement. I was able to see myself on camera and make changes immediately. It was painless and actually quite fun. Pam does a great job.”
Aging Fearlessly – Pam’s continued determination to provide a balanced approach to mind, body and soul lead her to Jeunesse, a leader in anti-aging and passionate about developing cutting-edge skin care and supplment solutions while giving back to underprivileged children worldwide and providing unprecedented opportunities for distributors. Join our team.
Pam works with entrepreneurs, professional communicators, business owners, women and men including community leaders, moms, holistic practitioners, performers, students, and virtually ANYONE who must communicate effectively with one person or a roomful of people. For the last 20 years she has worked with hundreds of people bringing out their brilliance, self-confidence, and passion. Through powerful and simple strategies, clients develop compelling elevator speeches, video scripts, presentations, and trainings. Please visit Speaking-Fearlessly to attend one of her events.
Pam is also the creator of the “Better Balance and Brain Circuitry” dvd and a former director on the Brain Gym® International Foundation Board. She combines her expertise and experience in working with and training hundreds of people in her specialized Brain Booster movement program. She is a licensed Brain Gym® Instructor and Consultant providing private sessions and coaching. Pam presents and designs training programs to schools, educational and healthcare professionals. She uses movement therapy with ADD, delayed development, Autism, Aspergers, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and head injury individuals.
Please visit her web site, Transition Point.
Harriet Tubman Wright, MS, MA,Founding Director of The Wright Resort – A BodyMindSpirit Wellness Center is an accomplished Business Coach, Transformational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator and Spiritual Advisor, who empowers you to enrich your life.
What Harriet Tubman Wright, MS, MA Does:
With a mission to transform stress and struggle to freedom and fulfillment, Harriet helps mature women entrepreneurs, executives, managers and leaders prosper by living their divine purpose, sharing their gifts and making a contribution to the healing of people and the planet. She engages business, professional and cultural groups with her Signature Talks and Presentations on Money Mastery Matters, Stress Release & Self-Care, and Conscious Living. She also facilitates interactive BodyMindSpirit Empowerment Salons on Life Purpose, Healthy Living and Leadership Legacy, engaging participants in her Signature Success System of Holistic Health Practices, Expressive Arts and Sacred Ritual to help them claim and express their greatness.
The Wright Resort, programs and services liberate individuals, businesses and organizations to navigate these challenging times with a holistic systems approach restore, balance, creativity, and focus for optimal health and wealth. Learn more about her work at: http://www.thewrightresort.com/offerings
Rebekah Younger has over 30 years of experience as a designer and entrepreneur. Her design expertise comes from hands on experience as a picture framer, painter, knitwear designer, ikebana arranger, photographer and illustrator with a MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. You can see examples of her artwork and knits here.
Rebekah brings mindful attention to her clients and the details of each space, due, in part, to years of meditation practice. inSite Contemplative Design combines her aesthetic expertise, meditative mind and business acumen to creating interior spaces uniquely suited to the individuals who inhabit them and showcasing the best features of properties for sale.