About the Authors of Life Moments for Women

Patty DeDominic, author of the New World of Work, is a well-known and admired entrepreneur who has reached the pinnacle of professional success--a respected philanthropist and an international advocate for women. In 1979 she founded CT Engineering and PDQ Personnel Services, Inc. that grew into a powerhouse staffing agency. In 2006, she sold her businesses to a privately held firm that is now over one billion dollars in annual sales nationally and one of the nation's largest human resources/staffing firms.

Patty was named Chief Executive Officer of the Year in 2006 by the LA Business Journal and has received over twenty distinguished awards. She is president emeritus of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and has served on numerous boards, including the California Chamber of Commerce and the prestigious Jane Goodall Institute. A sought after speaker on women's issues around the world, Ms. DeDominic has created and continues to build and promote Women's Festivals in celebration of International Women's Day.

Patty's passion for supporting non-profit groups that are dedicated to the empowerment of women inspired her and Maureen Ford to donate the profits from the sales of Life Moments for Women to raise $1,000,000 for the Women's Foundation of California and its grantees.

Maureen Ford's greatest passion has always been teaching and working with people to help them to set goals and accomplish their dreams. A former educator, has a long history of service in volunteer organizations devoted to girls and women such as Sandpipers, the Palos Verdes Junior League, and the South Bay Crisis Intervention Center, where she counseled victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence. She went on to become a national training director for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and received many honors around the country for writing educational materials and speaking on behalf of "Healthy Mother, Healthy Babies."

In 1987 Maureen started the Southern California Entrepreneurship Academy, an innovative educational program for college students who aspired to start a business. As personal advisor and mentor to hundreds of students and start-up companies in Southern California, she received the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young and the Orange County business community.

Life Moments for Women is the culmination of Maureen's passion for mentoring, a wonderful gift that truly keeps on giving.

For more information about the authors' availability as speakers, please contact Blue Point Books at 800-858-1058 or via e-mail at bpbooks@west.net.

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