Michelle Patterson is the CEO of Women Network LLC, a media and production company giving women a voice to share their message. Women Network’ s “umbrella platform” shines a light on organizations and corporations who empower women and bring them together as a community to experience “We are Better Together.” Women Network is creating the largest community of women globally. They are the exclusive event producer of the California Women’s Conference. This fortunate relationship allows Women Network to provide additional promotional benefits to the California Women’s Conference through its array of web media functions.
Michelle Patterson’s name conjures up many credits – visionary, author, acceleration executive, founder, passionate, talk show host and dynamic speaker. She is a woman of many talents and dimensions. She is also the founder of Global Women Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity created to bring women together to create global change by empowering them to transform their communities. Its mission supports women to effectuate this change through serving as a world-wide conduit for connecting community, mentoring, education, and financial support.
Ms. Patterson had the good fortune to interview California Governor George Deukmejian when she was 12 years old. Governor Deukmejian was just starting the California Women’s Conference to advance women’s causes. Nearly 30 years later, Ms. Patterson took over the reins of the well-known California Women’s Conference continuing its thirty year tradition as the nation’s preeminent conference for women – a perfect example of the objective Governor Deukmejian set out when he first started the Conference. The conference hosts over two hundred well known thought leaders from around the world ranging from the Dalai Lama to Oprah to Arianna Huffington to name a few. A successful event promoter; a lauded business accelerator (youngest Regional VP and National Sales Trainer for Robert Half, the world’s largest specialized recruiting firm); a soughtafter media commentator (The Huffington Post, CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg and hundreds of TV and radio stations); an energetic and engaging public speaker; host of a weekly radio show on Women Network Talk Radio; Ms. Patterson is also the headlining author for a women’s anthology, Women Change the World, featuring notable celebrity contributors as well as five other books. Ms. Patterson was invited to speak as a keynote to the United Nations on the topic of Women and the difference they are making in our world.
This year Ms. Patterson was knighted Dame Michelle Patterson for her humanitarian work by the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory, a thousand year organization known for their work founding hospitals. She was also recently honored as “Woman of the Year” by the World Boxing Council at their annual conference in Las Vegas, and she has been selected to participate in Leadership California (class of 2015), a unique program designed to develop and mobilize female leaders.
Beyond her notable business success, Ms. Patterson is most passionate about her family. She lives in Ladera Ranch, California with her husband of nearly twenty years, Eric, a successful corporate CFO in his own right, and their two beautiful children, Jaclyn and Chase.