published on June 9, 2016 - 6:56 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
Lisa Ling and daughter Jett Ling Song photographed in Santa Monica, California, Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

Central California Women’s Conference, the largest women’s event in the Valley, will take place Sept. 20. from 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center.

The theme of this year’s event is #NoLimits. Attendees will be inspired to live their lives with no limits in areas including careers, relationships, and, most importantly, their own personal growth.

Ling exploded on the journalism scene as a young reporter on Channel One News and went on to co-host ABC’s hit show, The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time on the show. She was a correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News’ Nightline and National Geographic’s’ Explorer.

Ling is also known for the highly publicized event of her sister Laura’s kidnapping in North Korea. She and her sister later penned “Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea” and the “Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home.”

“I can’t wait to meet my 3,500 new friends at the 29th annual Central California Women’s Conference,” said Ling. “Living life with #NoLimits is something we all need to do.”

Women of all ages, ethnicities and economic backgrounds attend the annual Central California Women’s Conference. In keeping with the conference mission of empowerment, to date, $800,000 has been donated to the Valley community to support women’s and children’s community benefit organizations.

Conference Board President Nené Casares said attendees will be especially pleased with the depth and breadth of topics presented at the event.

“Every year we work hard to bring our attendees what they want — and this year we have it all,” Casares said.

Attendees choose three breakout sessions to attend throughout the day from 21 options. Topics include career development, health and fitness, money and finance, family and parenting, spirituality and courage, service and activism, and strength and change.  

The keynote luncheon will be held in the new Exhibit Hall.

Attendees also have the opportunity to visit the conference Marketplace and Community Corner where more than 175 businesses and nonprofits share information about their products and services.

This year’s event is expected to be another early sellout. Tickets are on sale now at $110 and will go up to $120 on August 16. Tickets include continental breakfast, all seminars, the celebrity keynote speaker luncheon and the afternoon reception. Tickets are limited to the first 3,500 attendees. Early registration is encouraged. Visit for additional information.

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