Michelle Patterson (Political Science ’92)
CEO, Women Network
Michelle Patterson is the CEO of Women Network LLC, a media and production company giving women a voice to share their message. Women Network is creating the largest community of women globally, and they are the exclusive event producer of the California Women’s Conference. A successful event promoter; a lauded business accelerator (youngest Regional VP and National Sales Trainer for Robert Half, the world’s largest specialized recruiting firm); a sought-after media commentator (The Huffington Post, CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg and hundreds of TV and radio stations); an energetic and engaging public speaker; host of a weekly radio show on Women Network Talk Radio; Ms. Patterson is also the headlining author for a women’s anthology, Women Change the World, featuring notable celebrity contributors as well as five other books. Recently Ms. Patterson was awarded the Corporate Advocate Award at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s annual Women’s Summit and the Women’s Elevation Award, presented by Pepperdine University’s Global Perspectives Conference on March 17, 2016. She was also Knighted by the Orthodox Order of St. John Russian Grand Priory, honored as the Woman of the Year by the World Boxing Council, and has spoken at the United Nations on the topic of Women and the difference they are making in our world. Mrs. Patterson lives in Ladera Ranch, California with her husband of nearly twenty years, Eric, and their two children, Jaclyn and Chase.