Star of BRAVO's "Flipping Out", America's Most Well Known House Flipper and Award Winning Designer Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 1:00
Jeff Lewis has developed the most coveted homes in Los Angeles and is widely regarded as America's most well-known house flipper from his role in Bravo's docu-series "Flipping Out".
Jeff has created a brand of properties that are in harmony with and are exemplified by exterior and interior living spaces. When it comes to renovation, Jeff believes in finding the true integrity of the house and then breathing life back into the space in a way that will connect with a certain type of buyer.
By taking his knowledge of 20+ years of designing and renovating his own homes, Jeff is now designing and consulting on client projects across the country with his ever-present unfiltered personality.
Within a year of launching Jeff Lewis Design, House Beautiful Magazine selected Jeff to design their "Kitchen of the Year" project, displayed in New York City's famed Rockefeller Center. A year later, consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson tapped Jeff to curate the design of toothbrushes for their REACH by Design brand.
Jeff launched a paint line called Jeff Lewis Color, offering a palette of 32 muted neutral colors. The line is available in over 100+ retail locations nationwide.
By 2014, Jeff surpassed the 100-episode threshold of original programming on Bravo and Flipping Out recently completed the 8th successful season this Summer.
Don't miss your opportunity to become inspired by Jeff Lewis on Saturday at 1:00!
Award Winning Actress, New York Times Bestselling Author, Director, Philanthropist and Inspiration to Women Delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 12:30
At the age of two, Melissa Gilbert made her on-air debut modeling baby clothes and continued with over 32 television commercials until 1973, when the nine-year-old joined the cast of "Little House on the Prairie," continuing with the number one rated series for 10 years.
Over the years, Gilbert has continued to bring powerful stories to the small screen, starting at age fourteen with the Emmy award-winning "The Miracle Worker," co-starring Patty Duke and Melissa subsequently starred in "The Diary of Anne Frank," "Splendor in the Grass," "Family Secrets" with Maureen Stapleton, and "Choices of the Heart".
She starred in "Christmas in My Hometown" where CBS had their highest ratings ever on a Tuesday night, as well as the CBS drama "Cries from the Heart," with co-star Patty Duke. She's also starred in "Seduction in a Small Town" and "Childhood Sweetheart" and "Jackie Collins' Hollywood Wives: The New Generation" opposite Farrah Fawcett. Melissa also starred in the highly rated hallmark Channel movie "Thicker than Water" and the acclaimed series "Nip'Tuck".
In 1993 she starred in "Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story" and her portrayal and her own fight to help abused children were honored with the Inspirational Award from Childhelp USA, with which she has been affiliated for twenty years. Her other work that year included "With Hostile Intent," "A Family of Strangers", "Babymaker: The Cecil Jacobson Story". Gilbert also starred in Danielle Steele's miniseries "Zoya" and "House of Secrets".
She made her off-Broadway debut as a star of "A Shayna Maidel," earning an Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Debuting Actress and has also starred in such productions as "The Miracle Worker," "The Glass Menagerie," "Bus Stop" and most recently "Love Letters" .
Having fully outgrown the "Half-Pint" image of her "Little House" youth, Melissa has proven herself a successful adult actress and director. She made her directorial debut with the critically acclaimed ABC special "Me and My Hormones," and teamed up to produce the highly rated A & E documentary "Child Stars: Their Story," which gave an insider's look at the privileges and pain of child stardom. Melissa's legacy came full circle when she starred as Ma in the national tour of "Little House on the Prairie the Musical."
Melissa shared her story of growing up in front of the cameras, dealing with a complicated family, overcoming addictions, and how she finally learned to move on in her New York Time's bestselling memoir, Prairie Tale.
In addition to her acting, directing and writing career, Gilbert served two terms as the President of Screen Actors Guild and has was one of Hollywood Reporter's "Women of the Year" for three consecutive years, and most recently honored with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Lifetime Achievement Award. Melissa was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the youngest recipient of such an honor.
An avid philanthropist, Melissa is the President of the Board of Directors for the Children's Hospice and palliative Care Coalition, and recently became the first-ever national spokesperson for The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Through her work with the Children's Hospice, Melissa has dedicated her life to ensuring that all chronically and terminally ill children get to live and die with the gentleness, dignity and grace they deserve. As a devoted mother to her children and having had her own struggles with sobriety, Melissa's work with Drugfree.org allows her to provide parents with help and resources to prevent intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.
Immediately following her Keynote Address, you'll have an opportunity to meet Melissa Gilbert as she conducts a Book Signing of her latest New York Times Bestseller "Prairie Cookbook" at the Barnes & Noble Books Pavilion at the San Francisco Ultimate Women's Expo!
Award Winning Actress, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Inspiration to Women Delivers the Keynote Address on Sunday at 1:00
NeNe Leakes shot to stardom as a fan favorite on Bravo's top-rated reality show, "Real Housewives of Atlanta," and I Dream of Nene: The Wedding" and has parlayed her success into a breakthrough reoccurring role on Fox's hit show Glee. Leakes continued her acting pursuits starring opposite Ellen Barkin on NBC's "The New Normal." With her brassy, no-nonsense demeanor and "tell-it-like-it-is" attitude, the New York native has quickly become reality TV's breakout star and media darling.
NeNe Leakes is the author of "Never Make the Same Mistake Twice," discussing her fractured childhood, abusive relationships, struggles with being a single mother, landing Mr. Right, and all the messy lessons she's learned along the way. The memoir is an unapologetic and honest look at Leakes, as she spills the dirt about her life, addressing rumors and dishing on other housewives. Still, she manages to share some hard-earned and inspiring life lessons in her fierce, no-nonsense style.
Leakes faced Donald Trump in the boardroom as a contestant on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." Leakes‘s charity of choice for the competition was the Atlanta Union Mission in Support of My Sister's House. The organization is primarily a shelter for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, and it assists them with home placement, job placement and education. Leakes suffered an abusive relationship for five years and knows firsthand the importance of this kind of support and hopes to be a voice for women who have suffered from domestic abuse.
Leakes has also served as panelist for "The Insider," and joined Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic for the E! network's "Live from the Red Carpet" Emmy coverage and has appeared and guest hosted on "Ellen," "The Talk," "Anderson Cooper," "The Wendy Williams Show," "Entertainment Tonight," "The Insider" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" – just to name a few.
She made her acting debut in the role of "Coach Roz Washington," on Fox's hit comedy "Glee." and starred on "The Game" and "Let's Stay Together." Because of Leakes versatility as a reality star, talk show host and correspondent as well as an actress, Leakes appeared on four different networks, showcasing her skills as a well-rounded talent.
When Leakes is away from the cameras, she lends her time and energy, supporting various charity efforts. She is the founder of Twisted Hearts, a charity that brings awareness to the plight of domestic violence against women of all races.
THE ULTIMATE WOMEN'S EXPO ALSO TAKES PLACE IN
SAN FRANCISCO ULTIMATE WOMEN'S EXPO October 3-4, 2015 | San Mateo Event Center(On the SF Peninsula)Saturday 10AM ~ 5PM and Sunday 11AM ~ 5PM