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Diane Harkey, County Board of Equalization member, and UC Irvine are hosting a free conference, Connecting Women to Power, on Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the UCI Student Center, 311 W. Peltason Drive in Irvine.

Check in will begin at 8 a.m.

The conference will feature a number of breakout sessions and 36 women speakers who are experts and leaders in the fields of business, government and nonprofit organizations.

Speakers will include Christine N. Simmons, Los Angeles Sparks president; Trisha Nguyen, national manager of operation support and services for Panda Express; Katie Burbank, Yelp community director and Linda Voss, Red Cross Orange County CEO, among others.

Registration by phone or online is required. For more information or to RSVP, call 1.888.847.9652, or visit

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