Orange County Events


“Laugh and who cares if the world laughs with you or not!” -- Meghann Conter

We’ve learned that when you “get out of seriousness” for an evening that you make deeper connections than at your typical, buttoned-up networking event.

The Dames events are a spunky, energy-filled mixture of connection, laughter and illumination. Devotees come to rub elbows with women who are at or above their level instead of fending off “business card stabbers” to find the one potential collaborator in the mix.

Does This Sound Like You?

  • You own and/or lead a six or seven-figure business
  • OR you are a senior leader of a large corporation or nonprofit (directors, VPs and C-Suite executives)
  • Your organization is mission-driven and makes a positive impact
  • You love to collaborate with and learn from other female business leaders
  • You’re up for a night of laughter and fun at a non-traditional networking event

If so, you’ll fit right in at The Dames and find yourself surrounded by like-minded women who are ready to reach new heights together (and have fun in the process)!

Event Details

October 15, 2019
Advance tickets are $75 for non-members
Orange County Dames Members - use your coupon code to get 50% off
Venue: Orange Twist
8565 Irvine Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

All Dames attendees will receive an Orange Twist coupon for a FREE facial (valued at $150)

Event Lineup

Our Comedy Nights feature:

  • Time to intentionally connect with strategic partners
  • Education bit from Orange Couty Dames host Olympia Hostler
  • A comedian or humor-forward speaker to enchant us
  • A “Dame of Influence” or “Nonprofit in the Spotlight” award presentation. The women we recognize with The Dames Award meet the following criteria:
    • Are women who own and operate seven-figure (million-dollar) businesses
    • Are women who are nominated by The Dames community
    • Are women who have become mentors and motivators in our community
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This Event's Entertainer: Stephanie McHugh

Stephanie McHugh’s wit and charm has made her a regular in the Denver comedy scene. She kept radio listeners laughing when she was on the Steve and Stephanie Morning Show on KOOL 105.

In 2012, she performed at the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, NE, Johnny Carson’s hometown”. Earlier in her career, she was also on Nick at Nite's TV Show "America's Funniest Mom" which won her praise from celebrity judge Rosanne Barr. After doing comedy less than a year, Steph won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival as a finalist in the Laugh Across America Contest. She went on to win the 2nd annual Summer Comedy Contest at Wits End Comedy Club. Stephanie hasn’t looked back since, as she continues to entertain audiences across the country.

Her kids love the fact their mom is a stand up comic as long as no one they know is around to hear it.

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October 15, 2019
Advance tickets are $75 for non-members
Orange County Dames Members - use your promo code to get 50%

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Orange County Comedy Night tickets are 50% for Dames Members.

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Thank you to our October  Sponsors!

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All Dames attendees will receive a coupon for FREE facial worth $150

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Tickets are 50% off for members!