“Choose Your Path”


Thanks to everyone for making GEWWC 2013 a great success! This year we celebrated 5 years of empowering & inspiring women. Congratulations to our first ever Women of Honor recipients. The conference was one of our biggest events with over 500 guests in attendance. Thanks to our Speakers, exhibitors and guests for supporting the conference for another year. View our photo album here.

Our 2013 Women of Honor Honorees Left (GEWWC Founder Farrah La Ronde-Hutchison), (Soh Young Lee-Segredo) Community Service award, (Zazel O’Garra) Artistic Expression award & (Filomena Lombardi) Humanitarian award. Learn about their stories here.

1382930_749922725023835_1783787555_nKeynote Speaker: Dr. Pina LoGiudice

Hailed as a ‘world expert’ by Dr. Mehmet Oz on the Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Pina LoGiudice is truly a well-recognized expert in the field of natural medicine. Dr. LoGiudice graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. She completed five years of training in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture.

Before naturopathic school, she received her Bachelor’s degree and completed her pre-medical studies at the University of Rochester. Dr. LoGiudice then went on as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In the clinical neuroendocrinology branch of the Institute of Mental Health at NIH, she researched the mechanisms of mind-body neuro-hormonal regulation. After medical school, Dr. LoGiudice completed a specialty internship in pediatric medicine and women’s health.

Frankel9545Featured Speaker: Dr Perry Frankel

Dr Perry Frankel is a board certified cardiologist/lipidologist accredited in cardiovascular ultrasound and testing. He is a national speaker, author and has appeared on television. He is affiliated with the St Francis Heart Hospital and North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System.

“Are you at risk of serious falls and imbalance issues?
Dr Perry Frankel, board certified cardiologist/internist from St Francis Heart Hospital and North Shore/LIJ Health Systems will discuss imbalance and inner-ear issues by introducing Vestibular Testing. As seen recently on Channel 12 News, Dr Frankel discussed Vestibular Testing as an innovative state-of-the art, non-invasive test for inner-ear imbalances and risks of falling.

69 million men and women over 40 are up to 12 times more likely to have a serious fall because of some form of inner-ear dysfunction. One-third of these patients are asymptomatic. The chance of having this disorder increases with age, diabetes, hypertension, and smoking. Of these, 75% will have repeat falls. 20-30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures, head trauma and lacerations. There are approximately 3 million injuries a year. We, at Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics will diagnose your potential of falls today. If you have ever felt dizziness or imbalance, fallen or experienced near-falls, sensations of spinning or vertigo, difficulty in hearing or reading, this test is a benefit to you. Post-Therapy rehabilitation offers 65-95% resolution of symptoms.

JillProShot_RHappy, Healthy Ta-Tas – Dr Jillian Finker

Ten Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer Naturally

Learn about clinically proven natural ways to help prevent breast cancer and promote breast health. Join long island’s best alternative doctor for the third year in a row, Dr. Jillian Finker, ND, and discover how you can help support and maintain healthy breasts. 15,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in NYS in 2008 alone, as well on Long Island breast cancer risk in some places is 100x higher than the national average. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Dr. Finker is trained as a primary care doctor who is an expert in natural medicine. She combines the latest scientific information along with natural therapeutics, to provide individualized treatments for all of her patients. Dr. Finker has over ten years of clinical experience and compassionately guides her patients back onto their path of wellness.

Alina againEmbrace Yourself! – Alina Haitz

Alina Renee Haitz life’s work is dedicated to sharing her personal story and guiding others in their journey to attain and maintain physical, mental and spiritual health. She believes in living in the present moment, accepting the past and letting it go, and embracing all aspects of ourselves in order to feel free, happy and at peace. Alina speaks about the daily thoughts we ponder about ourselves. She stresses that embracing and accepting our imperfections honestly is the path to our authentic selves. When we live authentically and free from judgment of ourselves, we are able to discover the passion which leads to our unique purpose. Alina is currently in the final stages of composing a book of reflections, I am…; this spiritual exploration includes daily affirmations and thoughts about Mother Earth that encourage us to connect our soul with nature. Please join Alina in this promising dialogue that celebrates spiritual rebirth through self-acceptance.


photoSocial Media for your Holistic Business – Naini Nakagawa


Join Naini Nakagawa founder of Holistic Networking Website Matchmyspirit.com for a fun and interactive workshop on social media , email marketing and networking for your Holistic Business. Learn the secrets of websites like Facebook , Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest!



Siobhan1Make Mine Detox – Dr. Siobhan Bleakney, ND

Is detox right for you? Come learn what sets Make Mine Detox apart from the detox programs you’ve heard about. This safe and effective detox will help to promote weight loss, reduce inflammation and reset your metabolism.

Dr. Siobhan Bleakney is proud to welcome her patients to Inner Source Health, where caring and compassion are combined with education to provide the best in naturopathic medicine care. Her philosophy of service combines an excellence in patient care and clinical results. Dr. Bleakney enjoys working with numerous adult and child chronic and acute conditions as well as creating a disease-prevention protocol. She has a special interest in nutritional work and weight loss, for which she is currently developing original and individualized protocols to use with her patients at Inner Source Health.

photoPoetry Reading – Avril Somerville

Winner of NaNoWriMo Award 2012 and nationally recognized for her social justice blog, Life As An Art Form. She is a poet, griot, and reveler of spoken word prose. Author of “”Jenny from the Block, The Poem”, “The River Flows”–a work of nonfiction essays and commentary, and an upcoming novel in 2014, we are pleased to have a dynamic, energizing, and motivating sister who is most known for bringing her authentic self to issues that affect our community.

We know her as Beloved Community’s Sister Avril, a mother, writer, wife and friend.

Picture 40Power Circles – Kathrine Mitchell

Aligning…   Living empowered and aligned with the higher Self.
The intention is to guide the individual discover the power within and to rise to an awareness of the connection we have to the divine universal consciousness. When we have this knowledge, we can make healthy choices to live in a state of peace, the infinite possibility will become evident, as we open our heart to love and our natural state of intuition.

As a psychic intuitive, medium, spiritual guide, artist and certified in hatha yoga, my intention is to empower people to find their own strength to make changes in their lives, heal their own spirits and understand their journey through life. Growing up in a family that has been intuitive for generations, I was fortunate that my psychic abilities were accepted and cultivated by my family. Not being shunned or made to feel that this was something that I should hide was instrumental in developing as a psychic-medium at a young age. My mother empowered me by teaching the use of tools for divination and encouraged my growth as a psychic intuitive by scheduling sessions at the early age of eleven. Working closely with people has inspired me to create a series of classes, meditations and workshops aimed at developing one’s own healing and intuitive abilities. I feel that it is vital for each person to understand that they have within themselves the power to live a healthy, enlightened life filled with love and peace.


Performer: Violinist, Dina Nesterenko

Russian-born violinist Dina Nesterenko established herself in the early years of her career as a winner of numerous competitions and as a frequent soloist with the orchestras throughout Russia.

Ms. Nesterenko holds her Graduate and Undergraduate degrees from the Juilliard School and an Undergraduate Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. Currently she is working on her Doctorate Degree in Violin Performance at Stony Brook University.

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