Women and the City

Downtown Ventura

The after-glow party at the Crowne Plaza's Aqua Lounge.


nce again, hundreds of Ventura revelers enjoyed Women and the City, an event produced by Ace-ana Promotions. The festivities started with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at local women-owned businesses including the Wine Rack, Café Fiore, Bella Beauty Bar, Jerold Thomas Salon, Charline’s, and W20 “city lounge” at The Erle Stanley Gardner Building. Guests then enjoyed a private screening of the premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Century Downtown 10, followed by an after-glow party at the Aqua Lounge – Crowne Plaza Hotel. Participants left the event with “Fab-bags” filled with beauty and fashion accessories. The event was made possible by leading “Diva” Sponsor Fashion Forms, and “Fashionista” Sponsors Venoco, Inc. and Aqua Lounge/Crowne Plaza Hotel. Proceeds benefited Women’s Economic Venture’s Ventura County Self-Employment Training programs, helping women (and men) access vital self-employment training programs and business capital. For more information, visit

Women and the City event organizers (l. to r.) Marni Brook, Kathleen O’Donnell, Seana-Marie Sesma, and Shana Pearson.

Fashion Forms’ Founder and CEO Ann Deal with Becky Harmon and friends.

Supervisor Kathy Long (far right) and friends.

(l. to r.) Sarah McElhinney, Dianne Duva (WEV Board Member), Renee Fairbanks, Rachel VanMullem, Barbara Conviser, and Cami Ferris Wong.

Awaiting the private screening of Sex and the City 2.

Sabina White and WEV Founder and CEO Marsha Bailey.


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