Center for Women’s Leadership at USD to host 'SHExperience: Journey to Your Best Self Women’s Conference’
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The Center for Women’s Leadership will host the SHExperience – Journey to Your Best Self Women’s Conference on May 4 and 5 on the University of San Diego campus. 

The conference will host 18 distinguished panelists and workshop facilitators including mayoral candidate, Barbara Bry; social justice advocate, Genevieve Jones-Wright; Senior VP of Product Development at Illumina, Susan Tousi; the first chairwoman for the Jamul Indian Village, Erica Pinto; and award-winning author and leadership speaker, Jackie Freiberg.

There will be four highly immersive and interactive workshop tracks that an attendee can follow: 

• You. Lead. Now! — helping women become more conscious leaders who can lead with authenticity without giving up their power. 

• The Wellness Warrior — blending mind-body-and spirit, women will learn specific strategies for tracking and developing wellness habits and setting and achieving goals. 

• When Nurture Calls — This track will provide resources, supports, and strategies for caregivers and mothers to find their best self while taking care of others. 

• Activation Acceleration — Connecting women to their power through sessions around values, stories, rising and creating a strong group of allies so that we may move ourselves forward into creating a more equitable and just world.

More information about SHExperience can be found at

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Symphony Concert — La Jolla Symphony & Chorus continues a season-long exploration of the theme “Lineage” with its fifth concert on at 7:30 p.m. May 4 and 2 p.m. May 5 in the Mandeville Auditorium at UC San Diego. Music Director Steven Schick will conduct the orchestra in a program that begins with Julia Wolfe’s high-energy “Fuel," performed with film by Bill Morrison, and concludes with Jean Sibelius’s mighty "Fifth Symphony." In between, 17-year-old Young Artists Competition winner Anne Liu will perform as soloist in Camille Saint-Saëns’ witty "Piano Concerto No. 2.” Tickets start at $15. Visit to purchase.

Guest-Chef Dinner — On May 2 from 7-9:30 p.m., Two Michelin Star Chef Jason McLeod of Born & Raised and Ironside will show off his talents during a collaborative Artisan Table Guest Chef dinner with The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. Dishes include Spit-Roasted Lamb Shoulder and Herbed Feta Flatbreads. Cost is $160 per person. Visit

Art & Wine Festival — The free La Jolla Art & Wine Festival returns for its 11th year on Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes over 150 juried artists from around the globe, 3D chalk art displays, interactive art murals, non-stop live music, family art center, roving entertainment, gourmet food court, and a wine, craft beer, and spirits garden featuring over 40 wineries, craft breweries, and distilleries. Paint on a car, learn about 3-D printing, and test your skills on the gymnastics obstacle course. Visit

Blood Drive — UC San Diego is partnering with San Diego Blood Bank to host a blood drive from May 7-9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UC San Diego. The Bloodmobile will be parked on Library Walk. Anyone 17 and older, who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended prior to donation. All donors must show picture identification. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome. Visit

Walk For Animals — On Saturday, May 4 at 7 a.m. at NTC Park at Liberty Station, San Diego Humane Society will host its annual Walk for Animals, an event that raises critical funding to give second chances to local homeless, injured, orphaned and abused animals. Festivities will include a pancake breakfast, a two-mile walk, doggie activities, an Adoption Alley and flying disc routines by the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children. Price will increase on the day of the event. Register at

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