The Women That Built the Coachella Valley: Attend WLF’s First 2022 “Let’s Interact” Program to Learn More!

Women Leaders Forum (WLF) is pleased to announce the first installment for the 2022 season of the popular speaker series, “Let’s Interact,” set for Thursday, 6 pm on October 6 at the Classic Club.
Join the Coachella Valley’s foremost organization of women as they highlight women across the decades who have made the Coachella Valley what it is today. From aviators and power couples to Hollywood celebrities and media mavens, our valley has a rich tradition of trailblazers and people who are committed to the growth and success of our Valley. Karen Devine, news anchor from KESQ-TV will be the emcee of “Let’s Interact: The Women that Built the Coachella Valley,” a discussion with Renee Brown from Palm Springs Historical Society.

A special thank you to Lori Gray with Guaranteed Rate for sponsoring the first of the “Let’s Interact” series. “I’m proud to support Women Leaders Forum and salute the pioneering women of the Coachella Valley. At Guaranteed Rate, we work hard to provide quality financing for the dreams of our clients,” stated Ms. Gray on her commitment to support Women Leaders Forum.

Reservations are required by October 1 for the event, set for Thursday, October 6, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. Visit the website at for tickets and more information. Enjoy dinner and a complimentary glass of wine with the ticket price of $35 members/$55 non-members. Proceeds directly benefit the Young Women Leaders Scholarship Program which helps Coachella Valley teens attend college.

Future “Let’s Interact” programs include Give Thanks by Giving Back on November 3 sponsored by Wildest Restaurant & Bar, and Dream Big & Sparkle More on December 1 at El Paseo Jewelers.

About the Speakers:
Renee Brown received her Bachelor’s in Social Science with an emphasis on History, Political Science, and Sociology from Chapman University in 2008. Formerly a journalist and an educator, she now serves as the curator and archivist for the Palm Springs Historical Society. She also serves on the Riverside County Historical Commission representing the greater Palm Springs area. One of the favorite parts of her job is bringing the history of Palm Springs to the community. Palm Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1955 by Melba Bennett with the express purpose of recording, preserving, and displaying the historical artifacts of the Palm Springs area.

Karen Devine, an Emmy Award-winning journalist for KESQ News Channel 3, CBS Local 2 and Fox 11, is celebrating her 29th year delivering the news in the Coachella Valley. She is a multi-award winning journalist that includes a number of Emmy’s, Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, a Golden Mike and the prestigious Athena award from the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. Devine was recently recognized by the National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences with the Silver Circle award for her 25+ years as a broadcast journalist. Karen was named the 2019 Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Chad Mayes who represents the 42nd District.

About Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley
Founded in 2001, Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley (WLF), a dynamic, diverse, non-partisan Coachella Valley-wide organization, provides leadership, mentoring, and educational opportunities to women of all ages and connects members in the Coachella Valley and worldwide. WLF contributes to the empowerment of women in the Coachella Valley through its programs including Let’s Interact, Young Women Leaders, WLF Book Club, WLF Scholarship Program, and other exciting programs. For more information, visit

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