FREEDOM through REFLECTION.
Saturday, October 5th 2013
930am – 2:30pm
The Nines Hotel, Portland Oregon
How would it feel to devote a day to align with your purpose and reconnect with who you are truly meant to be?
Would you like to enjoy the incredible power and clarity that comes from a day of reflection with like-minded women?
I created the Diamond Tea for busy, purposeful women – like me and like you – to come back to ourselves.
Our 2013 event is all new! Enjoy more self-reflection and table discussion, more shopping at our self-care Exhibitor booths and be inspired by 4 on stage guest interviews of local quintessential women! What a day this will be. Please be my guest on October 5th! I look forward to sharing tea and conversation with you! Watch our new Promo video!
This stunning event draws an audience of 300 outstanding and diverse women. We have welcomed corporate leaders, small business owners, mothers, educators, volunteers, students, and seniors. The Diamond Tea appeals to any woman, from any walk of life, in any career.
Through this event we offer an experience. It creates an environment to motivate guests to greatness, finding fulfillment in every day life, becoming whole women, and achieving their goals.
Our hope is that women recognize the profound impact they have on their lives and the lives of those around them, and embrace the roles they are called to fill with vigor and commitment.
“Thank you for the opportunity to review my moments of ‘greatness’ and realign my place in the world.” Julianne C
On-Stage Interviews with Quintessential Women
Dyana Canavan & Kristy Curovic
Dyana & Kristy are entrepreneurs unafraid of
exploring the possibilities around them. Business partners and
sisters, they have successfully collaborated in launching, owning, and
operating two businesses from seemingly opposite ends of the spectrum.In 2007, they started their first business, Sorella Naturale, with a
simple goal: make the best refillable candle. 6 years later, that company
has expanded its line to include a unique collection of hand-blended
teas and has gained a wide reputation for their all-natural,
Through an experience collaborating with other local businesses on a
commercial for their company, the sisters discovered a technical need that desperately needed filling, Dyana and Kristy took their idea to patent attorneys, got to straight to work in their top-secret bunker (wearing capes of course), and launched Yeepa Inc., a tech startup on the cutting edge of technology.
In addition to being successful businesswomen, Dyana and Kristy both juggle the responsibilities of motherhood and maintaining a loving home for their families. Devoted Diamond Tea attendees in the past, Dyana and Kristy are excited to contribute to this year’s event and share their incredible story and wisdom.
Geranium Lake Owner Kim Foren is trained as a fine art painter and showed her whimsical oil paintings for sixteen years at Quartersaw Gallery in Portland. Desiring a change in her corporate life, she started selling flowers in 1993 out of her VW van in front of Grand Central Bakery on SE 22nd and Hawthorne in Portland. She named her business Geranium Lake Flowers inspired by her favorite Windsor and Newton oil paint color “Geranium Lake”, a saturated fuchsia pink. The name serves as a reminder to keep her business creative. Moving to the US Bancorp Tower in 1995, she has become one of the premier floral and event companies in the Portland area. She has personally appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show and her company has attracted such prestigious customers as Portland Monthly magazine, Nike, The Nines Hotel, Leftbank Annex, and many more.
In 2011, she expanded her shop and is now operating in a 4888 sq ft space in the US Bancorp Building. She is now one of the largest flower shops in the state. Geranium Lake has grown to offer full service floral design, event styling, daily deliveries, weddings, events, etc. They offer a full range of props, linens, lighting, and more. Her business is known for creating amazing, one-of-a-kind events.
In her new space, Kim is able to offer classes and has room for events such as cocktail parties, dinners, and weddings.
Kim is dynamic, creative, energetic and in love with her business. She is proud of her achievements as she approaches her 19th year in business. Geranium Lake Flowers has recently appeared on NBC’s TODAY Show with Ann Curry. She has received Best of Portland awards from Portland Monthly magazine, Portland Bride and Groom, Oregon Bride Magazine and Willamette Weekly. Throughout the years The Oregonian, Vancouver Columbian and the Portland Tribune have all featured Kim and her business. Kim can be seen on Fusion NW, Weddings Portland Style, and Channel 8 News with Drew Carney, and recently on Keep It Local – KOIN 6.
Nationally, you can find her works on the pages of Bridal Guide Magazine and on the set of Model Latina NY. Her creative style can also been seen on numerous blogs such as StyleMePretty.com, TheKnot.com, PortlandStyleUnveiled.com, and CRAVEportland.com
She has been touted as “Martha Stewart with an edge” by The Oregonian’s Jonathan Nicholas and the Willamette Weekly claims she “puts a fresh face on floral”. She has also been featured as “Best Wedding Flowers” in Portland by CitySearch.com
For links to Kim’s press click here!
She is constantly in demand for speaking seminars ranging from table top styling, organic flowers growing, holiday decorating and flower arranging.
Seeing a need in the Portland dating scene, Sameera Sullivan started Lasting Connections in 2011 after identifying a lack of reputable matchmaking and dating services. Her professional career includes working as a top-performing recruiter for an executive search firm and as a customer agent for another dating company. Holding an advanced degree in Psychology, with a specific focus on human and personality psychology and a Masters Degree in Education Administration, Sameera’s matchmaking has a solid foundation. Combined, her experiences have equipped her to be Portland’s premier matchmaker.In addition to her professional qualifications, Sameera is an intuitive, insightful, and compassionate person with a high level of integrity. Motivated by her spirituality, Sameera sees matchmaking as her calling and makes it her priority to help her clients on any level, from coaching to image to boosting confidence. She cares deeply about each of her clients, and works tirelessly to create spot-on matches for her accomplished, attractive, yet selective, single professionals
BARBARA KITE, Executive Speaking Coach and Professional Acting Coach
With over three rewarding decades of Coaching, Speaking and Acting, Barbara’s extensive accomplishments include movies, voice overs, TV shows, soaps (All My Children, As the World Turns), commercials and stage productions in New York, Toronto and Portland. Barbara regularly offers the popular Great Speakers Use Acting Skills Workshops. She is an In-House Speaking Coach for a number of companies, and her long list of individual clients ranges from CEO’s to TV hosts, from Boxers to small business owners, professors and pastors, from scientists to Macy’s Santa!
A partial list of her on-going and former clients include the Oregon Zoo, the Bureau of Sustainability and Development for Portland, Office of the Secretary of State (OR), Nike, adidas, Oregon Public Broadcasting (Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Field Guide), The Catholic Charities of Portland, The Maritime Museum in Astoria, Les Mills International, Microsoft, G. Thornton & Associations, NACEF and PRSA.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and winner of the prestigious Jehlinger Award for best Actress at AADA, Barbara was also founded and headed the Women’s Production Company (NY) where she wrote, directed and acted. She is a member of US and Canadian actors’ unions: Actors Equity, Alliance of Canadian TV and Radio Artists, American Federation of TV and Radio Artists, and Screen Actors Guild.
Barbara is also a member of the National Speakers Association, Northwest Coaching Association, Women’s Center for Leadership and the National Association for Female Executives. She is on the Advisory Board of itafari, an NGO helping Rwanda rebuild after the genocide.
A passionate and committed teacher and coach, Barbara continues to develop and offer a variety of programs for personal growth and professional development using the acting and life skills she has honed and expanded over the years.
VIP Table Sponsor
We can’t do it without YOU! Please consider being a VIP Table Sponsor. Purchase a table for 10 for $1000.00 (or select payment options) and invite friends, colleagues and clients as your guests (or offer your tickets to your friends for the ticket price of $100 or some combination).
By doing this, you are offering your tablemates a deeply relaxing AND life-changing experience while supporting the benefiting nonprofits.
VIP Table Sponsors Receive:
- A Diamond Tea SWAG BAG filled with wonderful gifts.
- An invitation to our VIP Cocktail Hour.
- Honorable mention during the event.
- Name and or business logo published in event program.