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SmartTalk ConnectedConversations is a subscription-only speaker series providing audiences with inspirational, connected conversations – from renowned entertainers, authors and other accomplished individuals.
The charismatic, courageous, well-known female speakers share their widely varied, yet always authentic personal stories and views on timely topics in a way that is intimate, empowering and, above all, connected to the lives of women everywhere.
Each SmartTalk event closes with a Question and Answer period during which time the speaker answers audience questions.
Doris Roberts: Everyone Loves Doris Roberts – Her Laughs, Her Life
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm
9 years as Marie Barone on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” brought Doris Roberts international accolades as the most popular comedic actress in television. She is funny and insightful and has been awarded many times including 5 Emmys! She even made headlines when she addressed the U.S. Congress, stating, “Ladies and Gentlemen, if you were in my profession, you couldn’t get a job”. For all of these reasons and more “Everybody Loves Doris”! Don’t miss your chance to come hear from Doris herself about her life and career!
Arianna Huffington: On Becoming Fearless…in Love, Work and Life
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm
If there ever has been a fearless woman it would be Arianna Huffington. In 2005 she launched a widely read and cited online news site called “The Huffington Post”. Along with this she is a nationally syndicated columnist and an author of 13 books. She serves on several boards promoting community solutions to social problems. It’s no wonder Time Magazine listed her as one of the top 100 most influential people not once but TWICE! Come find out how she lives, works and loves fearlessly!
Bonnie St. John: Keeping Positive in Turbulent Times
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing. NBC Nightly News called St. John, “One of the five most inspiring women in America.” In addition to her success as a Paralympic athlete, she is a best-selling author, a television and radio personality, a business owner and the single mother of a teenage daughter. This is one woman who knows how to not only live life but to live life in a positive way – you are going to positively LOVE her!
Dr. Ruth Westheimer: An EVening with Dr. Ruth – Life in a Man’s World
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Dr. Ruth Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who helped to pioneer the field of media psychology. Dr. Westheimer’ s expertise has included television, 31 books, newspapers, games, home videos, computer software and her own website. Dr. Ruth was born in Germany and escaped the Holocaust at age of 10. She moved to Israel when she was 17 to become a Jewish Freedom Fighter. From there she moved to Paris then the US in 1956. She worked for Planned Parenthood that prompted her to further her education in human sexuality. Dr. Westheimer has two children, four grandchildren and resides in New York City and she knows how to live in a MAN’s world yet make it her OWN! You won’t believe what she is going to say next!
Marie Osmond: From Dreams to Dolls – Marie’s Done it All
Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Beginning with her national debut at age three, performing for almost five continuous decades is a rare accomplishment achieved by very few women in the entertainment business. Marie has proven to be a resilient talent with a magnetic presence known across generations! She has performed in Broadway, hosted radio shows, written books, Danced with the Stars, lost weight with NutirSystem, and become a savvy businesswoman as one of the top doll designers in the world. All this and she still helps co-found the Children’s Miracle Network while being a mother to eight beautiful children who will always be her greatest treasures.
SmartTalk series creates live, unforgettable connected conversations between you and the most extraordinary women in the world.