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Women 4 Women Summits are part of a bi-monthly online empowerment series launched by Allison Carmen, a self-improvement author, podcaster, and business consultant, and Joan Herrmann, a publisher, author, brand creator, and radio host . Together they aim to help women find their voice, create courage and resilience, master business and communication skills, increase emotional awareness for success, and invest in themselves.

They believe that as more women are empowered from within, more will step out into the business world and use their authentic voice for innovation, creativity, and new ways to conduct business.

This first bi-monthly event will focus on cultivating resilience and creating possibilities in uncertain times. Whether it is a global pandemic, economic downturn, a job loss, a relationship ending, or an unexpected event that you could never have imagined, this webinar will help you start building the tools you need to cultivate resilience in the face of uncertainty and will provide a path to creating new possibilities even when the road ahead is hard to imagine. This webinar also comes with a lesson book created by all the panelists (listed below) to give you tips and exercises to start creating your future with more strength and a vision for a better tomorrow!

Ten percent of proceeds from the Summit will go to GEMS, Girls Educational Mentoring Services, a non-profit organization providing support services for girls and young women in NYC who have been commercially sexually exploited. Their vision is to end the commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking of children and young women.


About the presenters:

Allison Carmen:

Allison Carmen is a business consultant, business/life strategist, podcaster and the author of The Gift of Maybe: Finding Hope and Possibility in Uncertain Times published by Penguin Random House in 2014. Allison is a featured coach on AM 970 The Answer and a popular radio guest including appearances on CBS radio and NPR all things considered. Allison’s podcast, 10 Minutes To Less Suffering, helps listeners reduce their stress and worry in less than 10 minutes. Allison is currently a blogger for Psychology Today and is also a popular blogger on the podcast Optimal Living Daily. Allison is currently the part-time CFO of The Motherhood Center, a day hospital treating women for postpartum depression and other mental illnesses. Allison’s educational background includes a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation. She is also a certified health coach and Reiki Master.


Joan Herrmann:

Joan Herrmann is the founder of a multimedia communications company and created, hosts, and produces Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life’s radio show and podcast, Conversations with Joan, which airs on New York’s AM970 The Answer, streams on iHeartRadio, and is posted on all major podcast platforms. Joan also publishes a monthly digital magazine, 24 Seven, which is distributed to hundreds of thousands worldwide. Her guest and magazine contributors list reads like a who’s who of the most influential and inspirational people in the world. Joan has been featured in Forbes, on the BBC, and other print and broadcast media. Her recent speaking engagements include keynotes at the New Jersey Governor’s Conference for Woman, The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners Annual Meeting, The Morris County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Summit, and The Power of Positive Medicine with Dr. Bernie Siegel. She was a voice for the American Lung Association’s Taking a Breath for Women campaign.


Karen Duffy:

Karen "Duff" Duffy is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Model Patient. Karen has appeared in numerous movies such as Dumb and Dumber and Celebrity, and was also the face for Revlon’s “Charlie’s Girl” and a VJ for MTV. Karen is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Glamour, Esquire, and The New York Daily News. For two decades, Karen has managed to live an enriching life despite living in a state of constant pain. Karen has sarcoidosis, a disorder that causes the growth of inflammatory cells on different organs of the body, causing her unimaginable pain. In her most recent book, Backbone, Karen draws on her experience as a patient advocate, certified recreational therapist, and hospital chaplain to illuminate gratifying methods people can use to cope with chronic pain.


Marci Zaroff:

Marci Zaroff is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle visionary, authority, innovator and educator and has been instrumental in driving authenticity, environmental leadership and social justice worldwide for nearly three decades. Marci is the founder and CEO of ECOfashion Corp - "Greenhouse of Brands”-including B2B turnkey sustainable fashion manufacturer MetaWea, regenerative in-conversion-to-organic cotton farm project RESET, QVC organic lifestyle brand Farm to Home, and a new D2C ECOfashion brand YES AND. Marci is also the founder of Under the Canopy, Executive Producer of "THREAD Documentary I Driving Fashion Forward," and Co-Founder of Good Catch, BeyondBrands and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Marci's first book, ECOrenaissance: Co-Creating A Stylish, Sexy and Sustainable World, launched August, 2018 (Simon & Schuster).


Catherine Birndorf, MD:

Catherine Birndorf, MD, is co-founder and medical director of The Motherhood Center, a treatment center in New York City for pregnant and new moms experiencing anxiety and depression. Dr. Birndorf’s area of psychiatric expertise is in reproductive mental health, helping women with emotional distress during times of hormonal change, from menses to menopause. She specializes in treating women before, during and after pregnancy, as well as at other times of transition in their lives. Dr. Birndorf was a regular mental health columnist for Self magazine and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and CNN. She is the author, with Alexandra Sacks, of What No One Tells You (Simon & Schuster).


Julie Bond Genovese:

Julie Bond Genovese is an inspirational speaker, creative soul coach, artist, mom and best-selling author of her award-winning memoir, Nothing Short of Joy, endorsed by Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Bernie Siegel and Alan Cohen. Julie has been featured on TV and radio including Anderson Cooper Live, NBC LX and radio with Gayle King. Being born a dwarf, with degenerative arthritis, was not the poison Julie originally believed – it became the cure. After desperate years of humiliation and shame, medical studies and operations (including two brain surgeries,) Julie realized that the biggest thing standing in her way was her own Belief System (BS.) Happiness, it turned out, wasn’t dependent on her circumstances ,but on her response to them. As she began to view her challenges as sacred choices made by the soul, everything shifted. Julie mentors spirit-led creatives on how to use self-expression to transform life’s grief and energize ginormous joy. Julie coaches, writes and paints from her New Jersey home where she lives with her husband and two sons.

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