The Ultimate Icon Delivers
the Keynote Address on
Saturday at 1PM
Joan Rivers is a force of nature - and one of the hardest working celebrities in the world - comedienne, bestselling author, Tony-nominated actress, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, red-carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman and, most importantly to her, mother and grandmother.
An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, Joan performs her stand-up comedy routines in front of sold-out audiences worldwide. As our Keynote Speaker, she gives us a frank look at her life and the challenges she has met throughout her decades in show business.
Using her unique gifts of humor, compassion and tenacity has enabled Joan to triumph over personal tragedy and attain extraordinary professional success. The daughter of immigrant Russian parents, Joan created her own brand of irreverent, unconventional comedy to forge her remarkable rise to stardom in the entertainment world. Joan's career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Within three years she was hosting That Show With Joan Rivers, one of the first syndicated daytime shows, and went on to become the first guest host of The Tonight Show. Her own The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers helped launch the Fox Network in 1986 and, in 1989, she returned to television with The Joan Rivers Show, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host the following year - and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In a brilliant teaming with QVC, she launched the Joan Rivers Classics Collection of fine fashion jewelry and achieving unprecedented - and continuing - success with a record-breaking $200 million plus in sales. Using the business expertise she's developed over the years, Rivers won The Celebrity Apprentice.
Joan went on to co-host Joan and Melissa: Live From The Red Carpet and E!'s Fashion Police red carpet award show specials. A Hollywood staple, she's the host of the reality TV series, How'd You Get So Rich and she stars in the hit reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best.
In 2010, Joan Rivers began hosting Fashion Police, running the day after events rather than airing live from the red carpet. Joan is joined by co-hosts Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and fashion expert George Kotsiopoulos as they look at the latest hits and misses from the red carpet to the runway.
Author of ten books, she wrote the New York Times bestsellers Enter Talking and Still Talking. Don't Count the Candles, Men are Stupid... and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery, Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Mystery and her most recent bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me.
Joan Rivers embodies class, confidence and chutzpah in all the right proportions, and her accomplishments are amazing. Don't miss your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become inspired by a true legend as Joan Rivers delivers the Ultimate Women's Expo Keynote Address on Saturday at 1PM.
Emmy Award Winning Actress, Producer and Television Host delivers the Women's Expo Keynote Address
Sunday at 1:00 PM
Emmy Award Winning Actress, producer, television host and philanthropist Niecy Nash achieved her dream of becoming an actress, as well as a wife and a mother of three over the last seventeen years. When asked what her hobbies are, Niecy proudly replies, "Motherhood" which she considers her greatest success in life.
Niecy starred in her own reality docu-series "Leave It To Niecy" on TLC, after her dream wedding to Jay Tucker aired as a 2-hour television event garnering over 5 million viewers. The event was so heartwarming it inspired the docu-series that shows the blending of two families and the hilarity that ensues. Niecy recently wrapped the TV Land series THE SOUL MAN opposite Cedric the Entertainer and can also be seen starring in two successful TV projects simultaneously: She hosted the Style Network's #1 rated home makeover show "Clean House" and as a celebrity panelist on the top-rated CBS entertainment news program "The Insider". For her work on Clean House, Niecy won an Emmy Award as Producer/Host and The American Women In Radio & Television honored Niecy with the Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Program Host. Niecy has hosted and starred in her own web series titled, "Let's Talk About Love" featuring her hilarious, no-nonsense perspectives on love, dating and relationships.
Niecy coined her own term for her curves when she announced her love for "jiggly parts" on the ABC mega hit "Dancing with the Stars". This kind of humor and quick wit earned her a correspondent job on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. For 6 seasons she played no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit "Reno 911". Niecy also starred in her own FOX comedy series "Do Not Disturb", opposite Jerry O'Connell and also appeared on "The Bernie Mac Show", "Presidio Med", "City of Angels", "My Name Is Earl", "Monk", and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".
Niecy's film career began when a friend in casting gave her a shot at an audition for a role opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the feature film, "Boys On the Side". She has since turned in stunning performances and recently wrapped up filming "Nurse 3D" and can also be seen in several feature films including: "Cookie's Fortune", "The Bachelor" with Chris O'Donnell, "Malibu's Most Wanted", "Guess Who" opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher, and "Code Name: The Cleaner", opposite Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu. Niecy won critical acclaim for her animated series debut on Kid Notorious and audiences can catch her voice talent on Cartoon Network's "The Boondocks and Minoriteam", "Slacker Cats" and "Horton Hears A Who!" with Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell.
Currently living in Los Angeles with her children and husband, Niecy is devoted to her many philanthropic pursuits. Niecy's passion for helping women discover love and self-acceptance has made her a role model for women all over the world.
Don't miss your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Niecy Nash deliver an Inspiring Message on Living Your Best Life on Sunday at 1:00 PM