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Comerica Bank Announces Southern California Power Networking Event
Women business professionals, executives and business owners invited to “Learn, Connect & Grow” in Huntington Beach

San Jose, April 23, 2018 – Comerica Bank announced the speaker lineup of its 2018 Women’s Business Symposium (WBS) in Huntington Beach, which includes Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons as the keynote speaker. Comerica is hosting a series of signature thought leadership events for businesswomen in multiple bank markets.

Leeza Gibbons, Emmy Winning TV Host and New York Times Bestselling Author 
"Fierce Optimism: Seven Secrets for Playing Nice and Winning Big"
May 18, 2018
Huntington Beach, California
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This is the second time I’ll be speaking at a Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium event and I’m looking forward to connecting with many women business leaders,” said Leeza Gibbons. “Last year, I served as the keynote speaker at the Detroit event. The audience was a phenomenal group of women who shared common interests and professional goals. I have no doubt this year’s symposium in Orange County will be just as fantastic.” 

Comerica began the Symposiums more than 10 years ago in California. The sell-out success of the event prompted the bank to expand the initiative in other key markets across the country, giving women professionals more opportunities for valuable leadership development content and enhanced networking. The events allow participants to “Learn, Connect & Grow” with other influential businesswomen within their communities.
“Hosting this fabulous event for more than a decade demonstrates our continued support of the local business community,” said Judy Love, Executive Vice President, Comerica Bank. “We are proud of the program we’ve developed year after year that focuses on helping women become stronger leaders while balancing many different responsibilities.” 
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Girls Inc. of Orange County. The nonprofit organization positively changes the lives of 4,000 girls – kindergarten to 18 years old – each year by providing year-round holistic, compensatory and intentional programming focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), financial literacy, sound body image, healthy relationships, and college and career readiness.
Chef Jamie Gwen will again serve as the emcee for the event. Gwen is a Culinary Institute of America graduate, celebrity chef, syndicated radio host, certified sommelier and a seven-time cookbook author.
The following speakers round out the all-star lineup for this year’s Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium in Huntington Beach: 
Mallika Chopra
Morning Keynote: Living With Intent
Media entrepreneur, speaker, founder of and author of Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy.
Samantha Ettus
Work, Life, Love: Finding Fulfillment
CEO of Park Place Payments, bestselling author of five books, Harvard MBA and renowned work/life speaker.
Mark Samuel
Making Yourself Indispensable
Thought Leader and CEO of IMPAQ, bestselling author of Creating the Accountable Organization and Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability.
Yingzhao Liu
Intention Without Expectation
Director of User Experience Design for International Markets at LinkedIn and public speaker on topics of mindfulness and integration.
Sponsors of this year’s Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposium include: 
Gold: Vantiv Now Worldpay / Silver: Buchalter / Bronze: Warco Biltrite 
For more information on the Comerica Bank Women’s Business Symposiums that are open to the public, visit
Leeza Gibbons, an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. The Emmy Award winner is a wife, mother, businesswoman and a New York Times bestselling author. Her on‐camera hosting dominance in the entertainment‐news and talk‐show arenas, ranges from the most popular entertainment news show in history, "Entertainment Tonight," to her award‐winning daytime talk show, "Leeza." Currently seen on camera as the co host of the Rose Parade, the former Celebrity Apprentice winner is recognized as a social entrepreneur and one of the leading voices for issues facing family caregivers.
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $72.3 billion at March 31, 2018.
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