Use your voice to create change
where change is necessary.

March 8, 2019 STARTING AT 8.30 AM
Panelist, How to Speak Up & What’s Holding You Back

Patrice Tanaka

Patrice Tanaka is a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded three award-winning, PR & marketing firms and, most recently, Joyful Planet, a Business & Life Strategy Consultancy to help individuals and organizations discover and live their purpose and unleash their greatest success, fulfillment and joy.

This is the subject of Patrice’s best-selling new book, Beat the Curve (2016), co-authored with renowned management consultant and coach, Brian Tracy.  Her chapter is entitled, “Live Your Life’s Purpose and Unleash Your Joy.”

Patrice has been honored by many PR, marketing, business and civic organizations, including PRWeek (2016 Hall of Fame inductee), Public Relations Society of America (“Paul M. Lund Award for Public Service”), The Holmes Report (“Creativity All-Star” Award), New York Women in Communications (“Matrix” Award), Association for Women in Communications (“Headliner” Award), Girl Scouts of Greater New York(“Woman of Distinction” Award), Working Mother Magazine (“Mothering That Works” Award), Asian Women in Business (“Entrepreneurial Leadership Award”), University of Hawaii (“Distinguished Alumni” Award), among others.

Leadership development for women and girls is what Patrice has long been focused on.  She believes we need more women seated at every leadership table.  Patrice spends many hours serving on the boards of non-profit organizations dedicated to helping women and children, including the Girl Scouts of Greater New YorkDancing Classrooms, and the American Friends of The Phelophepa Train of Hope (South Africa). She is also an avid ballroom dancer, tennis player, traveler and lover of soulful conversations over good food and wine, preferably a Reserva from Rioja.