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Women of Influence 2021


Women of Influence March 24, 2021


Marsha LinkLive-streamed at noon on Wednesday, March 24, the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2021 Women of Influence virtual event, will feature popular speaker and principal of Link Consulting Marsha Link, Ph.D., who will provide the keynote presentation on emotional intelligence and self-care in the modern workplace, titled Time to Thrive.

Dr. Link is an experienced clinician and consultant who has worked with individuals and groups in a variety of settings in business, education, and nonprofit organizations. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about advancing women in their respective roles and chosen directions.

As an executive coach, Dr. Link has helped many women identify and achieve their professional and personal goals, with the philosophy of helping women find the power in themselves to intentionally live the life that brings happiness and success in the ways they individually define. As a consultant, she provides customized programs in the areas of leadership, diversity, team building, and board development.

A special awards segment of the program will recognize an outstanding woman in each of seven categories who have made an impact on their industries and the business community in Orange County. Additionally, in honor of International Women’s Day, a Lifetime Achievement Award will honor a woman whose history, contributions, and achievements have had a profound impact, inspiring the next generation of women leaders.

Eligible nominees must lead, serve, or work for an active business or nonprofit located or operating in Orange County, or be a student attending a high school, college, or university in Orange County. 




Founded an organization and has excelled in strategy, operations, and finances.




Initiated, developed, or contributed in extraordinary ways to the organization or industry she serves.




Effectively leads all or some part of an organization in exemplary ways.




Positively influences government and decision-making bodies to achieve favorable outcomes on behalf of her industry.


Authentic Leader


Demonstrates leadership through honest relationships with colleagues, provided and supported mentorship, and facilitated an organizational culture of openness.


Game Changer


Developed a concept, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something in her industry or the community.


Rising Star


Early-career woman, volunteer, intern, or student who demonstrates the potential to make a significant leadership impact in the future.


International Women’s Day Lifetime Achievement Award


This special award recognizes a woman whose history, contributions, and achievements have had a profound impact, inspiring the next generation of women leaders.


For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Jessica Welch.



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