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Fearless Women Are Focus of Scientology Network’s International Women’s Day Marathon

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In honor of International Women's Day, Scientology Network is proud to present a marathon of shows featuring extraordinary women from diverse cultures and nations. First observed in 1911, International Women's Day is commemorated annually on March 8. The day celebrates the achievements of women and raises awareness for women's rights.

Whether they're challenging stereotypes in the business world or standing strong in the face of social injustice, the wide array of protagonists featured on the International Women's Day Marathon are truly making a difference in their communities. Prime time kicks off with innovative footwear designer Chie Mihara and includes groundbreaking educators like Tamara Batalha and civil rights lawyer Allison Folmar, who states: "There's nothing like being that powerful voice and advocate for people right here in my community."

The day's programming begins at 1 p.m. PT and includes:

* Meet a Scientologist - this original series gives an in-depth look into the lives of individual Scientologists from the frontiers of art, science, sports, entertainment and more.

* Voices for Humanity - the television series dedicated to those working in the streets, schools and communities to bring human rights to their countries and handle other major social ills.

* The Story of Human Rights - a short film defining one of the world's most misunderstood subjects, covering ancient history to the modern era.

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The Scientology Network debuted in March 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists, showing the Church as a global organization, and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by independent filmmakers who represent a cross-section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities.

Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.


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Shobitam, one of the fastest growing Indian Ethnic Wear Brands in the US, releases Shobitam Signature Collections, to celebrate International Women’s Day

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Shobitam Inc,. designers of beautiful Indian Ethnic Wear announced the release of Shobitam Signature Collections, their largest product launch yet. The Pure Silk Sarees of the Signature Collections are inspired by the rich heritage of Indian handloom and mark a significant expansion to Shobitam's collection of highly rated sarees, blouses, gowns and jewelry.

Just in the first year, thousands of customers all over the US have experienced Shobitam's original designs of saree and jewelry collections. With over 530 five-star customer reviews, Shobitam, known for its top-rated and unique collection in ethnic and party wear, is now expanding into women's bridal wear and wedding collections with gusto and confidence.

Shobitam Signature Collections Details:
* Signature is the curated collection and couture line from Shobitam, and includes highly curated premium partywear and bridal wear. The bridal wear collection portrays the beauty and classiness every bride dreams about for her special day.
* Signature Collections include Pure Silk Sarees from Banaras, Kanjeevaram, Chanderi, Mysore and Coimbatore. Drawing from rich Indian handloom, the finest and most delicate silk fabrics with intricate weaves of zari work have been embellished with traditional embroideries.
* Pure Shobitam Silks are Silk Mark Certified for best quality and offered at best prices which will allow women across the world to embrace ethnic wear for weddings and special events.

"We are thrilled to announce the release of Shobitam Signature Collections," said Aparna Thyagarajan, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Shobitam. "This launch marks an important milestone in our journey towards making Ethnic Fashion accessible to everyone in a sustainable way. As a women-owned enterprise, we are especially grateful to be launching this to celebrate Women's Day, and continue to earn reviews like: 'My second purchase. Love their professionalism. Beautiful saree! great quality. Packaged so nicely and arrived very quickly.'"

The Signature Collections are the hallmark of the highest quality of elegance and design that Shobitam is known for. Check out Shobitam Signature Collections at:

About Shobitam, Inc.

Founded by fashionistas and creative sisters Aparna and Ambika in Seattle, Shobitam is dedicated to making Indian ethnic wear affordable, elegant and available globally. We are powered by a passion for wearing good clothes, an interest in designing them, and a drive to make them available to all. A shop for a cause, our mission is to help people feel good, look good and do good. By working closely with weavers in designing unique collections and selling directly to customers through an online platform, we offer beautiful selections with quality, prices and 5-star service!


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Las Vegas Restaurant Franchise Focuses on Equal Opportunity and Provides Leadership Roles for Women!

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Ori'Zaba's, one of Las Vegas's most popular scratch Mexican food franchises, has become a leading voice - and employer - for women who seek leadership roles in the restaurant industry.

The nineteen-year-old Mexican food franchise was founded by longtime Las Vegas restaurateur Kori McClurg, a military veteran and corporate executive, who understands the value women managers, employees and leaders bring to a company.

After serving in the United States Air Force and working as a defense contractor, Kori developed strong analytic and leadership skills, which she most recently put to work managing private investments and as an owner of Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill.

"As a woman, who has fought her way up in the military and also the corporate chain of command, I know the challenges women face in the workplace. That's why Ori'Zaba's stresses a culture that celebrates women leaders," McClurg said.

The company actively engages in a hiring and promotional process that increases the number of talented women in leadership roles. More than 80 percent of the of Ori'Zaba's Franchise General Managers are women. About 60 percent of the company's executive team are women.

"Women make up the majority of the population and it's about time companies and franchises reflect that reality and bring more women into all workplaces," McClurg said.

"We wanted to enhance our culture, improve training, and reduce turnover. The people we have in our GM positions have been able to achieve that. I believe that is a testament to skills that are not traditionally thought of as strong leadership characteristics. When we start thinking about what actually impacts our business and the bottom line versus what makes a 'strong' leader, these women have been able to make a difference," McClurg said.

In honor of International Women's Day 2020, which takes place March 8, and to truly understand the significance of Ori'Zaba's commitment, McClurg said it is important to highlight the history of the international women's rights movement.

The History of International Women's Day
Since the first gathering in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) has been celebrated annually on March 8.

In that time, the women's rights movement has celebrated many victories, including but not limited to:

* In 1948, the United Nations adopted the first international document to assert "the dignity and worth of the human person and [the] equal rights of men and women."
* In 1979, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
* In 2017, the Women's March on Washington, DC, became the largest international mass demonstration in support of women's rights. Affiliated marches were held in Accra, Bangkok, Paris, Nairobi, Belgrade, Buenos Aires, Krakow, and even Antarctica.

Women in Leadership

By 2018, women made up nearly half (46.9%) of the whole US labor force, yet they only accounted for slightly over a third (40.0%) of managers.

Believe it or not, in 2019, there were still fewer women in leadership positions than there were men named John.

That figure seems astounding in light of research conducted by Harvard Business Review found that, "Women Score Higher Than Men in Most Leadership Skills."

"As a woman who has served in the military and in the corporate world, I do understand the challenges that women face in the workplace. My intention has been to create a place where people can be successful right along with the company. Because of my experience, I have the objectivity to see what's actually valuable versus the way things have always been done or who has always done them," McClurg said.

There is no doubt that the healthy growth of Ori'Zaba's franchise family, since its creation in 2001, is in great part due to these amazing energetic women leaders.

Ladies, on behalf of the whole Ori'Zaba's franchise family - thank you!

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For more information about Ori'Zaba's, or the value women bring to any workplace, contact: Nicole Brooks, Sr. Marketing Specialist, Crazy Good Marketing, 720-325-2517 x733,

Ori'Zaba's Scratch Mexican Grill, 9360 W. Flamingo #110-521, Las Vegas, NV 89147 -

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Publisher and Creative Strategist Launch Women’s Empowerment Show in Honor of International Women’s Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Just in time for International Women's Day, New York Times bestselling author Anna David and international lifestyle business coach Lauren Wallett are launching a talk show, "SHE-E-O," where they will get to the bottom of what makes a women-led business successful.

Both David and Wallett have built their respective businesses from the ground up (David's is Light Hustle Publishing, which recently released the #1 international bestseller "The Gorga Guide to Success" by Joe Gorga, and Wallett's company is Alchemist Academy, which coaches entrepreneurs in creative business strategy from start-up to sale.

Their shared passion for empowering women through sharing their stories about what it takes to "have it all" in life brought them to the idea of launching SHE-E-O, a talk show where they'll interview prominent businesswomen on their successes, sacrifices and secret sauce.

"Our personal and professional lives are inextricably linked, so I'm fascinated by how to thrive holistically in both, while maintaining space for creative expression," Wallett says.

Adds David, "Honestly, it's just a spectacular coincidence that we're launching this on International Women's Day. We've had the idea brewing for a while but just got the green light this week."

The show will debut on the Focus TV Network, America's first streaming video talk show network, which hosts other shows about female empowerment, fashion, food, health, spirituality and more. Learn more about Focus TV Network at:

About Anna David:

Anna David is the New York Times and #1 Amazon bestselling author of two novels and five non-fiction books about addiction, recovery and relationships. She's been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice, Cosmo, People, Marie Claire, Redbook, Esquire, Self, Women's Health, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Salon among many others, written about in numerous publications, including Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women's Health and has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, The Insider and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E.

She speaks at colleges across the country about relationships, addiction and recovery and has been a featured speaker at three different TedX events. Through her company, Light Hustle Publishing, she helps entrepreneurs build their careers by publishing books. Learn more:

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About Lauren Wallett:

South African serial entrepreneur Lauren Wallett sold her first two businesses before turning twenty-seven. A previous board member of Silicon Cape; mentor for Women Eng; global curator and spokesperson for Collaborative Consumption Africa; Associate and pitch coach for Tech Stars; contributor to Future Females and judge for Start-up Chile, she's passionate about helping women in business.

Her extensive list of clients include Desroches Island Seycelles, Machaba Camp Botswana, Bayete Game Reserve Kwa-Zulu Natal and Kraft Heinz Africa. She's an international speaker and coach, empowering entrepreneurs through creative strategies to take action so that they can turn their ideas into gold. Learn more:

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Residents Medical Celebrates Women Doctors in Honor of 2019 International Women’s Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Residents Medical, a woman-owned, internationally-renowned graduate medical education organization, is excited to celebrate International Woman's Day on March 8. Agata Everest, owner, has a special passion for the recognition this day brings to women, worldwide.

Everest comes from a medical background and carries the torch of her father-in-law, a lauded doctor and philanthropist. She is also the Chair of The Everest Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists teaching hospitals and medical schools, globally with research grants, and creates innovative solutions at teaching hospitals in the sphere of Graduate Medical Education (GME). The foundation supports young medical school students and medical school graduate cohorts with her Everest Scholars' Initiative.

In addition to running two successful organizations, Everest is a dedicated wife and mother to three young children. As a European immigrant, she says she embodies the "American Dream," and wants to help others achieve it too. Through her organizations, she gives back to the community and is humble about her accomplishments. She credits her grounded approach to her relationship with and trust in Jesus Christ. These principles guide her organizations and motivate her moral values and passions to help humanity.

Both Residents Medical and The Everest Foundation work hand-in-hand to help alleviate America's residency bottleneck and doctor shortage. Residents Medical is recognized as a progressive and innovative educational organization that helps women across the world to achieve their professional goals of becoming a resident physician in America - a tough and competitive feat to accomplish in a once male-dominated profession.

Dr. Oshobe and Dr. Saleem are two such examples of medical school graduates who achieved their Dream Residency with help from Residents Medical.

Dr. Oshobe was admitted into Residents Medical's Research to Residency program. When she started, she had an attempt on one of her USMLE exams, limited research experience, but had a drive and passion to achieve her Dream Residency. We helped her secure a research position along with providing her additional preparatory initiatives, including a prelim residency which then led to her Matching into her preferred specialty, an Internal Medicine PGY-2 Categorical, all through Residents Medical's guidance and network.

Dr. Saleem is also an alumna of our Research to Residency program. She is an International graduate from a medical school in the UAE. She was diligent in her research despite her multiple failed attempts on her USMLEs. She worked under a lauded mentor, submitted many papers, and gave multiple poster presentations during this rehabilitation process. This gave her the competitive edge she was missing, which allowed her to land her Dream Residency in a PGY-1 Internal Medicine Post-Match position in 2017.

"I'm so happy to have the expertise, insight and woman's intuition that helps these young medical students and graduates achieve their goals," Everest says. "Women bring an embedded and innate empathy to the field."

Everest's desire is to see more women executives in leadership positions at schools of medicine and teaching hospitals that her foundation supports.

"There seem to be high-entry barriers for those top corner office spots," she says. "International Women's Day is the perfect time to celebrate and encourage the advancement of women in medicine."

About Residents Medical:

Residents Medical is an innovative educational organization with its sphere of influence in medical education. Residents Medical prepares, educates through its proprietary courses, counsels, consults, and has placement services for its candidates. Residents Medical's Residency Placement Guidance Program is highly sought after and highly competitive. Only qualified candidates are accepted. RM works with The Everest Foundation, nominating a selected few of its candidates for an Everest Foundation Scholars tenure in research, post graduate unaccredited training, and other medical residency candidacy CV building procurements. This proprietary process helps the candidate prove themselves to the residency programs where they are given interviews for a coveted ACGME accredited residency position.

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ENKI Brewing Launches Raspberry Bomb Saison, brewed for Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day – a celebration of International Women’s Day

VICTORIA, Minn. -- ENKI Brewing Company announced the launch of Raspberry Bomb Saison (RBS) March 8 in its taproom, highlighting the exploding role of women in the beer business. ENKI Brewer, Kendra Gephart, created RBS using a blend of hops developed by the members of Pink Boots Society. The special hops blend is part of Pink Boots Society's Collaboration Brew Day to promote gender balance in the brewing industry-in keeping with the theme of International Women's Day on March 8.

ENKI Brewing is donating a portion of proceeds from RBS to the Pink Boots Society to support educational scholarships for women in the brewing industry.

Kendra designed Raspberry Bomb Saison to reflect her own preferences for the fruity spiciness of the Belgian Saison style. She emboldened it with raspberry tartness and named it the bomb to emphasize the exploding role of women in brewing as consumers, brewers and business leaders.

ENKI is officially launching Raspberry Bomb Saison in its taproom March 8th, coinciding with International Women's Day. Kendra will be in the taproom that evening discussing her passion for brewing, experiences in an occupation traditionally held by men, and her thoughts on the future for craft brewing and women in the industry.

Kendra teamed up with Amy Shishilla from Waconia Brewing as part of the Pink Boots Society Collaboration Day Project. "Working with Amy gave me an opportunity to share some of the different features of our brewing system. I'm looking forward to spending a brew day with Amy at Waconia Brewing to experience other variations of brewing techniques. Supporting each other makes us better brewers and creates important connections among women in our industry." observed Kendra.

ENKI Brewing Controller, Jeanne Arnst, and Brewer, Kendra Gephart highlight the expanding role of women in the beer business as customers and company leaders. "This year Jeanne's role was expanded to lead every aspect of our business, including brewing operations, distribution, and the taproom/events center," commented Co-Founder, John Hayes. "Our guiding principle, 'Better Together' encourages us to take an inclusive perspective in our actions. 'Better Together' naturally fosters diversity, develops individuals, and promotes stronger teams.

Jeanne Arnst added, "I've always considered myself a bit of a rebel. Breaking down barriers that have prevented more women from participating fully in any endeavor is just part of my nature. I'm thrilled that Kendra has chosen to highlight the value of women in our industry. Also, she's just good at what she does so I'm proud that we have this opportunity to feature her talent on International Women's Day.

About ENKI Brewing:

Since opening in the historic Victoria Creamery in 2013, ENKI Brewing has been an essential part of the local community. ENKI now occupies a 20,000 sq.ft. facility with 150 seat taproom and 200 seat event center overlooking the brewhouse. We seek to be #bettertogether by creating positive gathering spaces for nurturing lasting friendships and by contributing to local non-profit causes aligned with our mission to make the world a friendlier place.

We are inspired to brew beer that fosters communion, congregation, and conversation. We believe that experiences shared together lead to enduring friendships. And, we are committed to working together to make our beer the best it can be today and even better tomorrow. Learn more:

About Pink Boots Society:

The Pink Boots Society was created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education by instilling attendees with hard takeaways and valuable knowledge along with invaluable networking with women working in all facets of the global beer industry.

Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day was born from our members' desire to take part in International Women's Day (IWD) March 8 by raising the profile of women's roles in the beer industry. Proceeds from sales of these collaboration brews are applied to educational scholarships. Learn more:

About International Women's Day:

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8, yet the global campaign theme continues all year long to encourage action. The International Women's Day website is the go-to hub for everything IWD and provides detailed information, guidance and resources. The IWD 2019 campaign theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Learn more:

ENKI Brewing, 1495 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria, MN 55386. Phone: (952) 300-8408.

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Announcing International Women’s Day 2019 – Own Your Magnificence

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- It's time for you to own your magnificence! Debra Shine's SASSI and Michelle R. Martin's Northbay Alliance of Professional Women are sponsoring International Women's Day 2019 on Thursday, March 7 from 6-9 p.m. at the Foxtail Golf Club, 100 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928, to celebrate inspire women and commemorate women's rights!

SASSI's Debra Shine, event co-sponsor, says, "I started SASSI, an online gathering of women, to help women develop themselves in business and in life. Our monthly speakers inspire and remind women that they are their greatest asset."

Debra also is the Founder of Flagship, a business consulting firm. She has 40 years of expertise in sales and marketing, plus 25 years of business consulting. Debra specializes in working with women owned businesses.

At International Women's Day 2019, we will have inspiring speakers who will share their insights on all of these SASSI topics, Success, Abundance, Self Care, Sacred, and Innovation.
* September Dohrmann, CEO Space International - Success
* Michelle R. Martin, Primerica Financial Services - Abundance
* Debra Shine, SASSI & Flagship - Self Care
* Estefania Hermosillo, Immigrants Rising - Sacred
* Cherie Harper, Southern Comfort Massage Therapy Wellness House - Sacred
* Gloria Webb-Williams, Ancient Stones Nurturing Naturals - Innovation

An article from FORBES Magazine published in 2018 states:

- IN THE ECONOMY When women are paid fairly, up to $28 trillion could be added to the global GDP if we achieve full gender equality by 2025, reports the McKinsey Global Institute.

- IN LEADERSHIP Equality is good for business. Companies with the highest representation of women on their senior teams reap 34% more profits than companies with the lowest female representation.

- IN INNOVATION Shifting from all-male or all-female teams, to one split evenly along gender and diversity lines could increase revenue by 41%, according to MIT.

Everyone is welcome at International Women's Day 2019! Last year, many men attended to enthusiastically support women.

To purchase tickets for this amazing event, visit this link:

For more information, feel free to call: 1-(877) 326-7274.

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Twitter: #SASSI #InternationalWomensDay #SassiWomenUnite

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