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September 5, 2006 > Women Sharing Empowerment

Women Sharing Empowerment

American Business Women's Day to celebrate outstanding business women

by Sandra Overstreet

The Bay Area Council of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will be holding their 23rd Annual American Business Women's Day Event Celebration "Women Sharing Empowerment" at a luncheon set for Sunday, Sept. 10. Scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dominic's at Poplar Creek, located at 1700 Coyote Point Drive in San Mateo, three outstanding businesswomen will be recognized. The three distinguished honorees will be speaking on their business success while balancing career and personal needs.

Dr. Sheila Dobee practices family and cosmetic dentistry in Fremont. She project manages an annual event "Give Kids a Smile" program where 11,000 dentists and 30,000 other volunteers perform free dentistry for underprivileged kids and kids from abused homes. Dobee also visits several schools in the area as Glanker for special needs children to teach them how to brush their teeth and the importance of dental health.

Tracie Murray is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator of Cedar Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sunnyvale. She established the first intergenerational children's daycare located in a nursing home in California. The program has helped increase the dietary intake of the residents, decreased the need for antidepressant medications and increased the mobility of the residents.

Bobbi Decker is the owner/broker of Bobbi Decker & Associates in San Mateo. She is co-producer and host of "Real Estate with Bobbi Decker" that is designed to be a resource for buyers, sellers and homeowners, educating them on all aspect of homeownership. Decker also writes a weekly real estate column for the San Francisco Examiner/Independent.

American Business Woman's Day was established in 1983 by a joint resolution passed by both houses of the U.S. congress and a proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan. It was created as an opportunity to recognize more than eight million women business owners and 72 million working women for their contributions and achievements.

For reservations contact Michele Moir at (650) 341-0765 or email at The cost of the luncheon is $33.

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