TVCC invites community to attend 15th annual Women in Business conference – “Leading with Intent”

TEMECULA, Calif., — The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce (TVCC) will host the 15th Annual Women in Business Conference on Thursday, September 16, 2021, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the stunning Summit Ballroom at Pechanga Resort & Casino.

The event title sponsors are Abbott and Pechanga Resort & Casino. The TVCC would also like to recognize Business Partner, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.

The Women in Business Conference is a one-day event designed to inspire, motivate, and equip business professionals. At the conference attendees will have the opportunity to listen to speakers share their experiences with practical tools for flourishing in today’s business world; enjoy food by Pechanga’s award-winning chef and bid on silent auction items donated by various businesses; attend exhibitor tables set up by companies that offer great products or services as well as participate in a handbag drawing contest.


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The Temecula Chamber is proud to announce the three keynote speakers:

Dr. Betina Wofford-Gilmore – Dr. Betina Wofford-Gilmore is a clinical therapist, educator, entrepreneur, and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in the social work field. She has a reputation for being an innovative leader who collaborates well and encourages others to be motivated towards their goals.

Dr. Wofford-Gilmore currently serves as program director at FACES (Faculty Advocacy Care Engagement & Support) while also teaching part time at California State University San Marcos where she holds two positions: professor within MSW program and Director of Program Development for Be Well Counseling Services.

Betina utilizes a multidimensional approach to therapeutic engagement by exploring one’s biological, psychological, social, and spiritual wellness to improve overall quality of life for those seeking therapy. As the mother of four, she has had to learn the art of navigating family life, career advancement, as well personal and professional growth and finds joy in sharing all that she has learned with others.

Denyse Wilson – Denyse Wilson has been a licensed Realtor for over 15 years. She started selling Real Estate in the Rancho Cucamonga area before moving to Temecula with her husband and son Jordan, where she is now serving as Chief Financial Officer at Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors (SWRCAR). Denyse holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Illinois State University and currently serves on several boards on Local, State & National levels.

Denyse was awarded Outstanding Achievement by California Association of Distinguished Agents 2015 – 2016. Denyse has also been nominated for several service awards, such as the Joan Sparkman Unity Award and recently Temecula’s Citizen of the Year 2020. Denyse currently serves as Commissioner for the City of Temecula’s Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee.

Denyse is serving her seventh year on the Executive Leadership Team for American Heart Association (AHA) and chairs AHA’s Annual Heart & Stroke Walk in Riverside County 2017 and 2021. In 2017, she started a heart disease awareness campaign called “Rock Your Red” with a colleague to empower women about cardiovascular diseases that affect them or their loved ones. Nine years ago, she underwent open-heart surgery due to congenital heart disease; it was traumatic experience at first but now gives her strength when talking about how important health education can be preventative care too.

Karissa Harrison – Karissa is a Certified Enneagram Coach and Consultant who is passionate about helping leaders use the Enneagram to create a plan for personal and spiritual growth that works so well, everyone around them notices the results.

With more than 15 years of leadership experience, including at the executive level, she is passionate about helping individuals and teams use the Enneagram to perform at their highest and best. She’s been married to her husband Ryan for 14 years.

Together they have 3 school age kids, and live in Murrieta, CA. She prefers a great book to Netflix and quiet conversations over large crowds.

The topics for this year’s conference include valuable tools to build on culture and diversity in the workplace as well as help leaders use the Enneagram personality framework as a tool to measure and increase emotional intelligence.


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Reservations: Includes event admittance, continental breakfast, lunch, souvenir, and entry into the designer handbag drawing donated by Julie Ngo Agency State Farm Insurance.

TVCC Members: $65 per person or $700 for a corporate table of 10.
Non-Members: $85 per person or $900 for a corporate table of 10.
*Reservations made after September 10th, 2021 are an additional $15/person.

WIB Expo Table Reservations
Expo Tables: Includes one event admittance, 6’-8’ table, linen and 2 chairs
Members: $200
Non-Members: $250

Sponsorship opportunities for Women in Business are also available. Registration and sponsorship opportunities
can be found here or for more information, please visit or call 951-676-5090.

About Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce:

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization based in Temecula, CA. The Mission of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote positive economic growth while protecting the environment for all business and by doing so, support the programs which preserve and improve the quality of life for the entire community. To learn more about the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, please click here. For more information regarding upcoming events, please click here or contact the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce at 951-676-5090 or

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Submitted by: Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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