1st Annual National Middle Eastern Women's Conference
Date(s) - 08/24/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join Rise Up For You for the first annual National Middle Eastern Women’s Conference in the U.S.A on August 24th, 2019. We are bringing Middle Eastern American women together to celebrate their achievements, success, and their strengths. With a combination of keynote speakers, fireside chat discussions, and connected networking we are re-writing the stereotypes and stigmas around Middle Eastern Women by showing the positive work that is being done by so many throughout the nation and the world.
This is an event you do not want to miss so join us and be a part of the first National Middle Eastern Women’s Conference!
Learn About Your Speakers Below! More to Come!
SPEAKER #1 KERRI KASEM
Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. 2018 marks her twenty-first year in the business. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown. In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense to form the Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which and has successfully passed bills in multiple states to stop elder abuse. Soon after her exit from Sixx Sense, Kasem joined Gurvey’s Law on 790KABC.
In addition to co-hosting Gurvey’s Law, Kasem co-hosts the syndicated Red Carpet Radio for Cumulus Media heard on 300 across the US and Get Mortgage Fit heard on 170 stations.
In the summer of 2014, Kerri made her return to TV hosting segments for ABC’s Rising Star. Kasem previously served as co-host of the nationally syndicated Racing Rocks with Riki Rachtman for nearly seven years. She has produced and hosted shows for MTV Asia, National Lampoon® and Sprint.
Her credits include hosting, MTV USA
and Asia, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Coming Attractions on the E! Network, FOX News, SiTV’s The Rub and UFC programs Ultimate Knockouts 3, Ultimate and Ultimate Knockouts for the UFC and SPIKE as well as a motorcycle travel show for SPRINT called SEE America. She has also co-hosted mornings with Alan Stock on KXNT in Las Vegas and The Solomon Free Money Hour on Angels AM-830, she co-hosted Protecting Your Family with attorney Naz Barouti and spent six years on 97.1 FM TALK in Los Angeles and has also been featured in dozens of magazines.
Kasem founded the Kasem Cares Foundation to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. The Kasem Cares “Visitation Bill” has been passed in 12 states so far CA, TX, IA, UT, LA, VA, AL, WI, IL, AR, NE, and MD with 9 other states adopting a version of the Kasem Cares bill to make it a total of 21 states.
On April 27, 2014, her father Casey Kasem’s birthday, she was awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her foundation’s “dedication to fighting elder abuse and protecting the integrity of the family unit through advocacy.” On April 23, 2016, at the Kasem Cares Conference on Aging, Assemblyman Mike Gatto gave Kasem Cares the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition.
Kasem has made guest appearances on, The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, etc. For more information, please visit www.KerriKasem.com
SPEAKER #2 SARA SAFARI
Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer and advocates for women empowerment. She has received the award for The Global Citizen from United Nations Association in 2015. She is a board member and director of development in Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She also has received the award for Outstanding Practice with Broad Impact in the area of women and leadership from International Leadership Association in 2017.
Sara will be the first Iranian in history to climb the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks in each continent. She is climbing to raise funds for seven organizations who are empowering women. She published her books “Follow my Footsteps” and “Above the Mountain Shadow” to share her story with the world.
She is working on a feature film and a documentary with a talented team of directors and producers who have extensive experience working on complex social justice issues.
For more info please visit her website at www.climbyoureverest.org
Watch her Tedx Paris
Nada Lena is the founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, a company that fosters personal and professional growth amongst individuals and companies. She is an Executive Leadership and Career Confidence Coach, Post-Secondary Educator, Motivational Speaker, and Advocate for Youth and Women’s Empowerment.
With over 10 years experience as a college professor and former top executive for an education corporation, Nada understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment, and leadership together as she works with her clients and speaks on stage to audiences worldwide. She has toured the world as a singer, has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and has coached and mentored close to 50,000 individuals around the world on self-empowerment and leadership.
Nada has been featured on over 50 podcasts and radio shows, such as The Bold Life Movement, The Conscious Hustler, and OC Talk Radio. She has also been a motivational keynote speaker at numerous events like the Women’s Health Expo in Pasadena, The Young Professional Networking Event in Canada, The Lead the Way Educators Conference in Michigan, and The Human Gathering in Malibu.
She most recently had the opportunity to share her expertise at the Google Cloud Next ‘19 conference where she worked with tech industry participants and C-Suite executives on Career Confidence, Leadership, and Career Strategy. She was awarded the Chief’s Award from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for her work in 2018 and is a two-time finalist for The Emerging Woman-Owned Business Award from Connected Women of Influence. In addition to appearing at the Google Cloud Next ‘19 conference, her company, Rise Up For You has been featured on CBS, Face The Truth with Vivica A. Fox, and Lebanon’s National Prime News Channel, LBC News.
Nada believes that in order to create change in our communities, companies, and households, we must first create change within ourselves.
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