Debbi Fields to Speak at “Get Your Voice On” Women’s Conference Set for March 2013

Mrs. Fields Cookies founder to share her unexpected journey to become the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation

Online PR News – 26-October-2012 – New York, NY – New York, NY - Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies, will be a keynote speaker at the Get Your Voice On: A Celebration of Women conference scheduled at the New York Hilton in March 2013.

Fields, at age 20, wanted to open a chocolate chip cookie bakeshop and store. Twenty-plus years later, she had expanded her role from managing one store to more than 600+ stores and franchisees in the U.S. and 10 foreign countries. Fields had managed to do what others called “impossible.”

An obviously fitting keynote speaker for the Get Your Voice On: A Celebration of Women event, Fields will tell how she made it against all odds with just her passion and her first secret recipe. She will also share about the daunting challenges she encountered while her company grew to a $250 million enterprise.

The Get Your Voice On: A Celebration of Women event will celebrate success stories such as Fields’ to encourage, inspire and empower women who attend the event to expand their vision of what they, too, can achieve.

The ground-breaking event will be held in midtown Manhattan at the New York Hilton March 1 and 2 to kick off Women’s History Month and allow the gathering of women to create powerful relationships, find and raise their voices to make a difference, locally and globally, collaborate on ideas, businesses and causes, and serve as an incubator for women to imagine, develop and realize their own visions.
Get Your Voice On: A Celebration of Women is co-founded by two successful New York women, Michele Mattia and Jennifer S. Wilkov who have said of Fields: "We are thrilled that Debbi Fields is going to join us for this initial, exciting year with the Get Your Voice On! event. She is a prime example of someone who gave herself permission to speak up and go after her desires. Look at how many lives and tummies she has touched worldwide as a result of her willingness to get her voice on."

Michele Mattia is a nationally recognized TV and radio personality, as well as an inspirational and empowerment speaker, best-selling author, columnist with her daily empowerment eZine Michele's Daily Dash, Life Design coach, new-thought leader and creative strategist. She is the founder of the Life Design Institute for Self-Discovery, Exploration and Transformation. Michele empowers women to "embrace the knowing that we deserve to live a life we love, one that supports who and what we are. We need to be willing to say, 'Yes! I choose me!'"

Jennifer S. Wilkov is a media personality, #1 radio show host on WomensRadio, best-selling award-winning author of “Dating Your Money: How to Build a Long-Lasting Relationship with Your Money in 8 Easy Steps” and co-author of “Boys Before Business: The Single Girl's Guide to Having It All!,” international speaker, spokesperson, award-winning freelance writer, book business consultant in her well-respected practice Your Book Is Your Hook! and entrepreneurial mentor. Resonating with audiences everywhere is her "you can do it" message: "You have the right to remain fabulous – under any situation, circumstance or condition."

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Editors: Ms. Wilkov and Ms. Mattia are available by appointment for selected interviews, both live and electronic. Applications for regrettably limited press credentials are now being accepted for “Get Your Voice On: A Celebration of Women.”

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