Women's Voices 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014 - Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa

Find your link to community, lasting friendships, and the opportunity to do the extraordinary. Women's Voices is the largest gathering of Jewish women in Orange County! Our keynote speaker is Emmy Award-winning journalist Campbell Brown and our Anne Entin Woman of the Year is Barbara Shapiro. Register here!

2014 Anne Entin Woman of the Year

Barbara Shapiro

We are proud to announce that Barbara Shapiro has been selected as the Anne Entin 2014 Woman of the Year.

 

Barbara Lee Shapiro has been a leader of Women's Philanthropy board since 2007. It has always been her personal mission to better the lives of those around her, and her involvement in Women's Philanthropy has helped her achieve her goals.

 

As a co-chair for Dor v'Dor, Barbara brought together mothers and daughters in our community to participate in multiple volunteer events. In 2010 she chaired Mitzvah Mavens, executing and participating in numerous local community volunteer events. She was elected as Co-VP in 2011.

 

Barbara was also selected to be part of the first cohort of SkillSetNPO®, a leadership program sponsored by Jewish Federation & Family Services where strategies were discussed on the importance of building and sustaining a strong Jewish community. Her passion for our Jewish community extends beyond Women's Philanthropy.  She has been involved with Israel Expo, Women’s Health Form, Heritage Pointe and Friendship Circle.

 

Barbara resides in Newport Coast with her husband Mitch, daughters Erica, Heather, Tiffany and their dog Oreo.

 

Keynote Speaker

Emmy Award-winning Journalist, Campbell Brown

Emmy award-winning journalist Campbell Brown is a veteran broadcaster recognized for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the last three presidential elections, the White House, and for her numerous trips to Iraq during the height of the war. She has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, and Slate.

 

From the podium, Brown shares her heartwarming and often hilarious story of finding love in Iraq, converting to Judaism, and forever trying to win over her disapproving mother-in-law. Her experiences in news and journalism provide the backdrop, but her focus is on her attempts to raise two children in a traditional Jewish family while trying to “have it all” professionally.

 

She also shares her struggle to understand her mother-in-law and the bond the two developed when Brown discovered the secrets of a childhood spent on the run from the Nazis. Her inspirational story will make you laugh and cry.

 

Brown is a passionate advocate for school choice and education reform. She is the co-founder of the Parents’ Transparency Project and serves on the boards of Success Academies, a New York City charter school network, Turnaround, and the Jewish Community Project in Lower Manhattan.

 

At CNN, her prime-time program Campbell Brown was the only non-partisan cable news show to air at 8:00 p.m. Brown also spent 11 years at NBC News where she served as White House Correspondent and primary substitute anchor for Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News. She also hosted the weekend edition of the Today Show. Brown covered every major news event for the network, reporting from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul II, from Gaza and the West Bank on violence in the Middle East, and, closer to home, on the 2000 election recount, the aftermath of 9/11, and the political and national security debates that followed.

 

Brown met her husband, Dan Senor, in Baghdad shortly after the start of the Iraqi War. He was working as the Bush Administration’s Chief Spokesman in Baghdad, as well as Senior Advisor to Presidential Envoy L. Paul Bremer, and she was serving as co-anchor of NBC’s Today Weekend Edition and primary correspondent for NBC Nightly News. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

 

 

Women's Voices

Co-Chairs: Ann Miller & Susan Tuchler