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Event seeks to empower women in their personal, professional lives
Women's event
Women’s empowerment event All Through Me will feature 10 speakers (Photo contributed).

Newman businesswoman Maria Mendoza is aiming to inspire local women to achieve their best through her second annual empowerment event, All Through Me.

Mendoza, who works in a variety of areas including freight brokering, life insurance and financial services, launched her women’s empowerment event last year as a way to get “like-minded women together to help each other be better, wherever we are.”

The first event was held in her home and was so successful that Mendoza has expanded the number of speakers and workshops and moved it to a new location — The Tower Health & Wellness, 1801 Colorado Ave., Turlock.

The event’s name, All Through Me, explains Mendoza’s philosophy on empowerment.

“All Through Me means we have what we need within us to make a change… it all happens within us. We validate ourselves and work from the inside out,” she said.

The event, being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, will include 10 inspirational speakers who will share their stories of transformation and success.

Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Zaccheo — Zaccheo is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Family Herbalist in Turlock.
  • Miranda LaRee — LaRee is the owner of Dawn Healing Company, where she guides humans on the path towards their higher consciousness and restoring both their physical and mental health through healing as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Trauma Specialized Life Coach, Spiritual Life Coach, Breathwork Facilitator and Reiki Master.
  • Danyell Tostado — Tostado is a Young entrepreneur striving to make a difference in her community. She is the founder of Be Her Society & Modesto Natural Detox.
  • Yesi Moreno — Moreno is the owner of a thriving flower shop, Flower By Designs, and a podcaster and social media content creator.
  • Kelley Coelho — Coelho is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, a private investigator and founder of B and C Investigations.
  • Vanessa Robledo — Robledo was raised in Napa to three generations of viticulturists. She began learning about the wine industry at the age of 8. She is the founder of VR Wine Business Consulting. She is one of the protagonists in the 2019 documentary, “Harvest Season.” The film captures the history and contributions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the wine industry.
  • Liberty Santiago — Santiago is a business consultant and marketing specialist. She opened her own business in 2020.
  • Ana Mendez — Mendez is a bikini competitor, body builder and local Realtor.
  • Karla Gregg — Gregg is a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner and personal development coach who helps women embrace who they truly are, so they can stop holding back their potential in their personal and professional lives.
  • Maria Mendoza — Mendoza is the event host who has been self-employed for over 10 years. As a freight broker and life insurance broker, she has a wealth of experience in the business world. Mendoza also offers financial services to help others achieve their goals.

Along with the speakers and panels, event participants will learn practical and effective techniques to build self-confidence, set and achieve goals and how to develop a positive mindset. Attendees will also receive a vision board kit.  Tickets can be purchased at