2023 Hollywood Brunch
September 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PDT
Courage: Standing Up in a Push-Down World—Fall 2023 Influence Women Hollywood Professional Brunch
Hosted by Kathleen Cooke with Guests Christina Zorich, Melissa Perry, and Ann White
Is your courage wavering? In the midst of union strikes, rising costs of living, and seemingly endless disruptions, it can be tempting to cave and give up on your dreams. That’s why we’ve invited three of the most courageous women we know to come and share at the Fall 2023 Influence Women Hollywood Professional Brunch hosted by Kathleen Cooke. Their tenacity is contagious, and you’ll be inspired to keep standing in a “push-down” world!
Join us as Christina Zorich (producer, daughter of iconic actress Olympia Dukakis), Melissa Perry (“Million Dollar Wheels” Reality TV show star), and Ann White (Courage For Life founder and creator of the first female-voiced audio Bible and app) share their stories of bravery, perseverance, and triumph. If you need a dose of courage, this is your opportunity to stand up courageously! Plus, you’ll enjoy the community of other professional women fearlessly working in media, entertainment, arts, music, and leadership.
Bring a friend and fill your heart with God’s powerful courage!
Date: September 30, 2023
Location: Bel Air Church
Register now for this special event.
Meet our guest speakers…
Christina Zorich Bio
Christina Zorich began acting at a very young age as a part of her parents (Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich) theater company. She continued her education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for photography and went on to graduate from NYU with a BA degree in English Literature. She then attended a two-year acting program with the late great William Esper at William Esper Studios in NYC. Christina settled in Manhattan and worked in independent films and voiceovers for national TV spots and performed in classical and contemporary roles in well-respected regional theaters nationwide and remains an active member of the downtown NYC theater Tribeca Lab.
In 2018, she began a five year journey of self-funding a documentary on human sex trafficking. Her film follows four NGOs and their passionate work dedicated to ending human sex trafficking. Working as Executive Producer, Director, Camerawoman, and Editor (alongside other professionals), The New Abolitionists is currently sweeping the festival circuit. It is an incredible testimony to the power of courage, willpower, ability, and faith. Her motto is: “Truly, there is no limit to what one can do if you put your mind to it.”
Twitter: @christinazorich Instagram: @christinazorich
Melissa Perry Bio
Founder, The Perry Group LLC
Melissa Perry has over 14 years of retail sales experience in the exotic car industry. She launched her sales career in the automotive industry with the infamous brand Ferrari. She perfected her skills with Ferrari for six years and then went on to accept a position as the Brand Manager for Rolls-Royce in LA. A year later, she was awarded Top Performing Sales Dealer of the Year Worldwide, from Rolls-Royce North America.
After continuing to sell Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, and all other high-line exotics/supercars in LA, she then moved to CA, Orange County, where she accepted a position as the lead salesperson and Brand Manager for Rolls-Royce.
But, after three successful years, Melissa decided to pursue her dream of launching her own company, The Perry Group. It has allowed her to do what she really loves, building long term relationships and placing her at the forefront of the industry as an Automotive Concierge and one of the top salespersons in the world for exotic car brands.
Hollywood came calling and Melissa took on a different role – reality TV star, in the hit Discovery Channel series, Million Dollar Wheels. But her biggest challenge yet was to come when on a plane to sell a celebrity a 4-million-dollar Roll-Royce, she stopped breathing and began to fight for her life. Her faith in God and her relationship with Him has proved to be the best long-term relationship she’s ever had, and she loves to share it with those who will listen. Reality TV show – Million Dollar Wheels – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17676766/
Website – https://theperrygroupllc.com/about/
Ann White Bio
Ann is an internationally known author, speaker, TV Host, passionate Bible teacher, Founder and CEO of Courage For Life, Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.
Ann’s passion is to equip and encourage individuals from all walks of life to embrace their God-given courage for life. Ann believes God offers everyone an abundant life, but that it is up to us to take hold of that promise. Therefore, Ann writes, publishes, and provides emotional health, discipleship, and Bible study resources to help people grow in their relationships with God, themselves, and others.
The need to have resources available to help people grow both spiritually and emotionally drives Ann to create such things as the first All-Female-Voiced audio Bible in both English and Spanish, entering a field that includes thousands of male-voiced versions. In October of this year, Ann will release the Courage For Life NLT Study Bible for Women and the Courage For Life NLT Study Bible for Men.
Courage For Life- https://courageforlife.org
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