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News: Pasadena Event to Inspire Women Everywhere To Tell Their Story "I used to...And Now I..."

Marianne Emma Jeff

Pasadena, Calif., - Marianne Emma Jeff is not what you’d expect her to be. The owner of the Women's Business Momentum Center tried to kill herself twice before she was 19 and was an alcoholic until she turned 40. Now, this smart and professional woman runs a center to help women starting their own businesses.

She always thought her struggle had been unique, until she attended a writer's workshop ran by Lisa Fugard, a celebrated Hay House author. In this workshop people had to complete the sentences: "I used to ..." and "And now I..." After listening to these other women's tales, Marianne realized what a powerful motivational tool such stories would be for the many women in Pasadena who are starting their own businesses.  

Her Story is an annual women's conference sponsored by the Women's Business Momentum Center, Pasadena City College and the Small Business Development Center of Pasadena.  Her Story, now in its 3rd year, showcases the compelling stories of twenty women who have overcome adversity to achieve great success. This year's featured speakers are Phlunte Riddle, retired Lieutenant, Pasadena Police Department, Amy Wenslow, Founder and CEO of Products to Profits, Teresita Saaracho de Palma, Principle of Farmdale Elementary School, Salvatrice Cummo, Director of the Small Business Development Center, and Priscilla Rose, CEO of the Genesys Group.

Her Story Women's Conference will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:45am to 5:00pm, at the University Club of Pasadena, 175 North Oakland Avenue in Pasadena. For  more information, call 323.222.7950 or visit         


Release Date: 04/15/2014
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