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Millennial pays off $68k debt in three years and inspires others on how she did it


East County News Service


March 30, 2019 (La Mesa) -- Guen Garrido, a 2007 UCLA graduate had $40,000 in school loans and another $20,000 plus in credit card debt. She will share her story and how she became debt free after three years of hard work and planning. Guen believes anyone can do the same thing and her wisdom will be shared at the conference as a keynote speaker for the tenth anniversary of San Diego Women’s Week on April 5.

The 10th Anniversary of San Diego Women’s Week will feature a dynamic and diverse line-up of influential leaders and executive women panelists who have disrupted their respective industries the week of April 1-April 5. Leadership and Unity are the key themes to this year’s conference and each speaker will share their story of failures, resilience and finding success during challenging times.

WHO: Monday April 1  Against All Odds

Meet four individuals that have persevered in the face of adversity. The stories are amazing in their own respective rights and demonstrate the power of the human spirit and the individual spirit to navigate life despite the challenges that come our way.

The persistence and courage demonstrated in these individuals’ stories are being shared with us to encourage everyone to persevere in the face of adversity.  

Link to Monday Speaker Bios

Sharon Davis

Dr. Anna Hackenberg

Susan Munsey

Linda Shaffer – Vanaria


WHO: Friday April 5  Leadership Conference  Link to Speaker Bios

Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt ~ Biased

Guen Garrido ~ Against All Odds

Starla Lewis, Ishe, and Yah Yah ~ Knowing Your Worth

Gretchen Rubin -Outer Order, Inner Calm

Tracy Warren ~ Breaking Barriers

Rosemary Watson ~ Busting Out of Your Comfort Zone


WHEN: San Diego Women’s Week will host three events. April 1, April 3 and April 5

Against all Odds – April 1, Sony Headquarters, Rancho Bernardo 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Women and Wine – April 3, Bernardo Winery, 5:30pm – 8:30 pm

Leadership Conference – April 5, Town and Country Resort and Convention Center 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


WHERE: Various Locations. See website for all addresses


WHAT: San Diego Women’s Week, celebrating 10 years of inspiring, empowering and connecting women with a week of leadership events for everyone of all ages and professions. Attendees enjoy networking, keynote speakers, panel discussions and events addressing topics that impact women’s lives.


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