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Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation where she worked on films such as The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, the Oscar-nominated Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Fantasia 2000. Chapman was the story supervisor on The Lion King, for which she won the Annie Award.Chapman then helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios, where she co-directed the 1998 release of the Oscar-winning Prince of Egypt – the first woman to direct an animated feature for a major Hollywood studio, for which she won the Movieguide Epiphany and Teddy Awards.

She joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2003 as a senior story artist on Cars. Chapman then created, wrote and directed Brave for which she won an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film.

Other awards include the Novus Creative Catalyst Award, the 2013 Burbank International Film Festival’s Feature Animation Honoree Award, and the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival Achievement Award.

Chapman has helped to develop and consult on films for several studios over many years which include not only Disney, DreamWorks, and Pixar, but also Universal, Sony, and Lucasfilm.

Currently, Chapman is writing, directing and producing several projects in different stages of development while starting up a production company with her husband, Kevin Lima (A Goofy Movie, Tarzan, Enchanted), with the aim of producing family entertainment – animated, live-action, as well as hybrid films. She has been engaged to write a Chinese-financed/American made feature animated film – working title Blossom – for Blossom Entertainment. Chapman and Lima are also writing an adaptation of the stage show 13: The Musical for CBS Films.

Chapman resides with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Brenda Chapman, Writer/Director

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Lorraine Czuhanich Dutkowsky is a business woman and philanthropist. Lorraine is a trustee of a charitable Trust, manages a diverse portfolio of rental properties, serves on various local volunteer boards, and is a director of several family owned businesses.

Growing up in Upstate New York, Lorraine’s parents instilled in her the need to give back. Her main focus has been on children, education, health, youth sports programs, and community sports facilities.

Lorraine is currently actively serving on the boards of Florida’s West Coast Region of The American Red Cross and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation. She is also the co-chair of the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle. Lorraine and her husband Bob co-chaired the Moffitt Magnolia Ball in 2014 and co-chaired the American Heart Association Heart Ball April 2015.

Lorraine and her family have lived in 13 areas of the United States and Internationally. Many of these communities have greatly benefited from her energy, stellar organizing talents and strong dedication to others.

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Lorraine Czuhanich Dutkowsky, Business Woman, and Philanthropist

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Christine Tsai is a Founding Partner at 500 Startups, a global venture capital fund, and startup accelerator. Since its inception in 2010, she helped grow 500 to ~$200M under management, 1400+ portfolio investments (including companies like Credit Karma, Twilio, MakerBot, Wildfire, Viki, Udemy, TheRealReal, ipsy), 100 team members, 20 accelerator batches, and a vibrant community of founders spanning more than 50 countries.

Prior to 500, Christine spent many years at Google and YouTube launching and marketing B2B and developer products such as Google AdSense, Google Analytics, YouTube syndication, and Developer Tools (App Engine, GWT, APIs, etc). She was also the lead for Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference.

Before Google, Christine held roles in international sales at OSIsoft and ChevronTexaco. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a ballet dancer of 25+ years.

Born in Guam and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Christine is proud to have witnessed the growth and innovation of Silicon Valley firsthand for more than three decades. Follow her on Twitter.com/christine_tsai 

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Christine Tsai, Founding Partner at 500 Startups

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Lynne Friedmann has combined an interest in science with a talent in writing to become an award-winning science journalist. Starting out, her dream was to become a marine biologist but in the 1970s, there were few role models for women pursuing STEM careers and outright hostility from some of her male professors in college.

Lynne Friedmann, Award Winning Science Journalist

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Eleanore Berman, ASID, has been designing interiors for over 30 years, 26 of these have been in the Bay Area. An active member of the American Society of Interior Designers, she is a Certified Interior Designer and also holds the Green AP Certification in Sustainable Design. Eleanore has received numerous awards for her Work including ASID Peninsula Chapter 2001 Design Awards Competition. Her company, Design 2 Interiors, is located in San Jose, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Eleanore Berman, Interior Designer, Business Woman

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Great Women INSPIRE™ is an online community of business women; built by women for women. We are women helping women build our businesses and ourselves. Great Women INSPIRE launched on May 8, 2016, on Mother’s Day.

Great Women INSPIRE highlights extraordinary women that have made significant contributions in their communities and beyond. The website features inspiring stories, images, and videos of Great Women who see an exciting world filled with possibilities. Our goal is to INSPIRE, encourage and support all who visit to find their individual path to greatness.

We’re asking women across the country to tell us Who INSPIRES You? The Great Women INSPIRE categories are Art, Business, Education, Entertainment, Music, Philanthropy, Public Service, Science, Sports, and Technology. Share the story of the Great Woman who inspired you at http://77.104.139.84/~greatwom/who-inspires-you/

Our belief is that everyone has a path to greatness. Become a Founding Great Woman and help build the Great Women INSPIRE community. Together, we can inspire all who visit to continue to build their individual path to greatness and support one another along the way. Great Women ~ Be Them, Know Them, Raise Them. For more information or to start a group in your area visit GreatWomenINSPIRE.com or call 650-954-0364. Join the adventure!

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Great Women INSPIRE™ is an online community of business women; built by women for women. We are women helping women build our businesses and ourselves. Great Women INSPIRE launched on May 8, 2016, on Mother’s Day.

Great Women INSPIRE highlights extraordinary women that have made significant contributions in their communities and beyond. The website features inspiring stories, images, and videos of Great Women who see an exciting world filled with possibilities. Our goal is to INSPIRE, encourage and support all who visit to find their individual path to greatness.

We’re asking women across the country to tell us Who INSPIRES You? The Great Women INSPIRE categories are Art, Business, Education, Entertainment, Music, Philanthropy, Public Service, Science, Sports, and Technology. Share the story of the Great Woman who inspired you at http://77.104.139.84/~greatwom/who-inspires-you/

Our belief is that everyone has a path to greatness. Become a Founding Great Woman and help build the Great Women INSPIRE community. Together, we can inspire all who visit to continue to build their individual path to greatness and support one another along the way. Great Women ~ Be Them, Know Them, Raise Them. For more information or to start a group in your area visit GreatWomenINSPIRE.com or call 650-954-0364. Join the adventure!

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Great Women INSPIRE™ is an online community of business women; built by women for women. We are women helping women build our businesses and ourselves. Great Women INSPIRE launched on May 8, 2016, on Mother’s Day.

Great Women INSPIRE highlights extraordinary women that have made significant contributions in their communities and beyond. The website features inspiring stories, images, and videos of Great Women who see an exciting world filled with possibilities. Our goal is to INSPIRE, encourage and support all who visit to find their individual path to greatness.

We’re asking women across the country to tell us Who INSPIRES You? The Great Women INSPIRE categories are Art, Business, Education, Entertainment, Music, Philanthropy, Public Service, Science, Sports, and Technology. Share the story of the Great Woman who inspired you at http://77.104.139.84/~greatwom/who-inspires-you/

Our belief is that everyone has a path to greatness. Become a Founding Great Woman and help build the Great Women INSPIRE community. Together, we can inspire all who visit to continue to build their individual path to greatness and support one another along the way. Great Women ~ Be Them, Know Them, Raise Them. For more information or to start a group in your area visit GreatWomenINSPIRE.com or call 650-954-0364. Join the adventure!

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Great Women INSPIRE™ is an online community of business women; built by women for women. We are women helping women build our businesses and ourselves. Great Women INSPIRE launched on May 8, 2016, on Mother’s Day.

Great Women INSPIRE highlights extraordinary women that have made significant contributions in their communities and beyond. The website features inspiring stories, images, and videos of Great Women who see an exciting world filled with possibilities. Our goal is to INSPIRE, encourage and support all who visit to find their individual path to greatness.

We’re asking women across the country to tell us Who INSPIRES You? The Great Women INSPIRE categories are Art, Business, Education, Entertainment, Music, Philanthropy, Public Service, Science, Sports, and Technology. Share the story of the Great Woman who inspired you at http://77.104.139.84/~greatwom/who-inspires-you/

Our belief is that everyone has a path to greatness. Become a Founding Great Woman and help build the Great Women INSPIRE community. Together, we can inspire all who visit to continue to build their individual path to greatness and support one another along the way. Great Women ~ Be Them, Know Them, Raise Them. For more information or to start a group in your area visit GreatWomenINSPIRE.com or call 650-954-0364. Join the adventure!

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 Frances Booth LICSW, founder of Mind Body Matters, is a social worker, trainer, consultant, speaker, therapist. With over 40 years experience with individuals and organizations, she currently serves on the staff of The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, a holistic cancer care center in Harvard, MA and she maintains an independent practice in Andover, MA. She presents seminars for corporations and mental health professionals on the topics of wellness, stress management, eating disorders, cancer and leading edge clinical treatments for PTSD. A partial client list includes The US Post Office, Mellon Company, YMCA, Massachusetts Chapter NASW, North Shore Hospital, Merrimack College, Lahey Hospital, University of New Hampshire, and Beth Israel Hospital. She currently is a national trainer for the Center for Self Leadership where she teaches mental health professionals new interventions for the treatment of trauma, depression and anxiety.

Fran received her academic training at Cornell University (with distinction) and Simmons College. She received basic and advanced Mind Body certificates at the Harvard University Mind/Body Clinic (staff member), Boston. MA, Insight Meditation Center, Barre, MA, and the Kripalu Center, Stockbridge, MA. She has held adjunct faculty positions at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Smith College School for Social Work.

As a presenter, Fran’s warmth and clarity always receive rave reviews. Fran is known for her passionate belief in the life force as a resource for healing and for her profound capacity to “see” the heart of the matter.

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For more information visit www.francesbooth.com

Frances Booth, LICSW, Mind Body Matters Founder

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