Ms. Patterson is the President of the Global Women Foundation, a 501(c) (3) public charity that serves to provide support, leadership and advocacy for women’s initiatives around the globe. The charity, which started almost ten years ago as a local festival supporting 22 charities, has grown into a global movement for women.
In 2012, Ms. Patterson took over the reins of the well-known California Women’s Conference (www.californiawomensconference.com) continuing its 28-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.Ms. Patterson is also the Founder, President and CEO of Women Network LLC, a digital media 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.”
Ms. Patterson is driven by the belief that everyone has something significant to contribute and when people (male or female) come together and support one another; “We are truly Better Together.” She is committed to helping individuals discover their talent and connect to the right circle of people to live out their purpose.
Michelle Patterson – 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 sought-after 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. Recently Ms. Patterson was awarded the Corporate Advocate Award at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Women’s Summit and the Women’s Elevation Award, presented by Pepperdine University’s Global Perspectives Conference. She was also Knighted by the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory, honored as the Woman of the Year by the World Boxing Council, and has spoken at the United Nations on the topic of Women and the difference they are making in our world.