Manhattan Beach Toyota was a gold sponsor of the Women in Business 2010 Conference at Raleigh Studios on Friday, April 16. The day of informational speeches and discussion was punctuated by boutique shopping that featured local businesses.
Assembled on a New York street production set lined with white sun-shielding umbrellas were several local businesses and Toyota's new 2010 Prius, presented by Manhattan Beach Toyota. Guests of the event were invited to explore the features of the hybrid. Participants were also encouraged to enter to win an autographed football signed by John Elway.
Speakers at the event included Linda LoRe, CEO of Frederick's of Hollywood. LoRe spoke about building her career and she shared lessons for success that she has learned along the way.
Also speaking at the conference was Manhattan Beach City Council Member Portia Cohen. Cohen hosted a group of four women in a "chat room" in which topics ranging from advice for working women to differences among generations were discussed. The ladies sipped champagne as Cohen asked questions of the group, which was made up of Sandy Abrams, founder of Moisture Jamzz Inc.; Melanie Barsuk, founder of Simple Gourmet; and Leslie Wickman, PhD., aeronautical engineer and research scientist.
Manhattan Beach Toyota has been a sponsor of the Manhattan Beach Women in Business conference before and enjoys supporting local groups and enterprises.
Participants of the Manhattan Beach Women In Business 2010 Conference lined up along New York street production set on Friday, April 16, at Raleigh Studios.
Manhattan Beach Toyota presented the new 2010 Toyota Prius at the Manhattan Beach Women In Business 2010 Conference. Team members from the dealership were on hand to answer questions about the hybrid's cost, technology and safety.
City Councilmember Portia Cohen (right) hosts a "chat room" discussion with (from left) Jane Buckingham, author, TV show host and president of The Intelligence Group; Melanie Barsuk, founder of Simple Gourmet; Leslie Wickman, PhD., aeronautical engineer and research scientist; and Sandy Abrams, founder of Moisture Jamzz Inc.
Speakers and panel members spoke to participants of the conference inside a sound stage.