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    • November 20, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott, 1605 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo
    • 25

    Authentic and Masterful Brand: The art of developing a brilliant brand in 2020!

    Your brand influences potential customers the moment they see it. A brand image that displays little or inaccurate information makes the wrong first impression. The intention of creating a brilliant brand is to actively position yourself to attract the interest of your ideal customer. The art of developing a dynamic, authentic and masterful brand begins when your brand image is aligned with your brand essence. Your authenticity then shines through in the stories you tell to your audience. Ready to build a better brand? You do not want to miss Gina's presentation! 

    Gina Cinardo is an enthusiastic portrait photographer who is hired by women who are ready to take their business to the next level but cringe over the idea of coordinating an intensive photography shoot. She specializes in capturing ones true essence in a photograph that represents their personal brand. With a degree in fine art photography and a strong working background in visual marketing she understands the importance of making a great first impression to attract ones ideal customer.

    Gina was lead photographer and manager of a Headshots Photography Studio in Phoenix, AZ for 11 years. She then moved on to work as a lead graphic designer for an offset printer while freelancing as a portrait photographer. In the mid 2000s she worked as a Media Specialist with The Boeing Co. doing design outreach and photography for the Air Force Research Laboratory in Mesa, AZ. Eventually Gina decided to re-shift her focus, re-locate to the Central Coast, and launch her own business in 2010. Ginici Studios offers portrait photography and commercial photography services, along with marketing consulting and branding strategies to help women entrepreneurs grow their business.

    • February 22, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Madonna Inn

    Celebrate 40 years of the Women's Network of SLO at our Ruby Red Gala! The Gala will be raising funds, in collaboration with the South Bay Women's Network, to benefit the Cuesta College Women's Re-Entry Scholarship Fund!

    February 22, 2020


    Madonna Inn

    Doors open at 5:00pm for Social and No-Host Cocktails. Sit-Down Dinner Service will begin at 6:30pm.

    We will also be hosting a benefit Silent Auction. 

    Gala Tickets are $75 each

    Reserved Tables of 10 = $750 (email for details)

    Reserve your tickets today! 


    Dinner Menu

    When you register, please select a meal choice for each guest:

    Prime Rib: Traditional thick cut and delightfully roasted, generously portioned entree is seasoned with rosemary and served au jus style. Served with garden salad, whipped potatoes and chef's vegetables.

    Stuffed Chicken Breast: Stuffed with wild rice & herbs and topped with a vermouth sauce. Served with garden salad, whipped potatoes and chef's vegetables.

    Stuffed Portobello Mushroom: Layered with heirloom tomatoes, goat's cheese and a balsamic reduction drizzle with a seasonal vegetable.

    VEGAN Stuffed Portobello Mushroom: Layered with heirloom tomatoes and a balsamic reduction drizzle with a seasonal vegetable. 

    All meals will be served with homemade dinner rolls, coffee and tea. Dessert will be the Madonna Inn signature Raspberry Delight Cake.

    Please note that all ticket sales are final. 

    *For questions about the Gala and silent auction, please contact Jeanette Vierra at 559.288.6044. 

    *For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Deborah Howe at 559.960.0607 or email


The SLO Women's Network meets every
THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month
Our luncheons are open to members and guests.

Guests are allowed to join us 2 times, then they are asked to make a decision on joining our group. 

Luncheon reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Courtyard by Marriott
1605 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Join us for a delicious buffet lunch to network and promote your business.


Jeanette Vierra / President

Diana Ideus /  VP

Ke Kai Kealoha / Secretary

Carol Kerwin / Treasurer

Ana Boaz / Fun Projects

Gretchen Ricker / Facilities

Michele Rempel / Website, SM
Patty Ross / Social Media

Bree-Ann Cox  / Programs
Inara Sophia /

Jean Jones / Membership
Silvana Bilicska / Membership

The Women’s Network of San Luis Obispo is a
not-for-profit organization and is open to all women.

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