Patti Austin To Speak At Upcoming Design Bloggers Conference – Los Angeles | Patti Austin Official Website

Patti Austin To Speak At Upcoming Design Bloggers Conference – Los Angeles

By on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 in News

Grammy award winner Patti Austin will be speaking and singing the song that started Over My Shoulder Foundation (OMSF), a non-profit organization that produces design-centric events, at the Design Bloggers Conference this March 5th, 2013. Besides being a well-known singer and songwriter, Ms. Austin has had a lifelong interest in design. Joining Patti is her mentor in design and an Award Winning Designer, Dawn Carroll.

Patti Austin is currently being mentored by Boston’s prestigious design community as she realizes one of her dreams of becoming an interior designer. As such, Patti attributes much of her musical success to her mentors, most notably the close guidance of her godparents Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington. During the process, Patti discovered the importance of mentoring and as a result, she co-founded the OMSF.

Past events as well as this upcoming one are just a hint of what is to come nationally as individuals from the worlds of mentoring, music and design are gathering to recognize the importance of Mentorology. Patti, along with OMSF hopes to spread this concept to future generations.

Patti was also a part of the inaugural “Designing the Next Generation” event in 2012 hosted by OMSF with Cumar Marble & Granite in order to expand the mentoring conversation nationally. It was an Inspirational Evening of Mentoring Story and Songs at the Liberty Hotel in Boston featuring speakers Stephen Powell (Executive Director, Mentoring USA), Ted Fujimoto (Founder, The Right to Succeed Foundation) and keynote speaker Attorney Richard Dyer who honored his own mentor, Governor Michael Dukakis, during the event.

“I couldn’t say goodbye to 2012 without reflecting on all my magical design mentors in Boston who graciously shared their time, wisdom and expertise and helped mentor me as I pursued learning more about my passion of Interior Design,” Patti Austin expresses gratuitously.

About Over My Shoulder Foundation:
The Over My Shoulder Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Patti Austin and Dawn Carroll to promote mentoring and Mentorology through music and design. OMSF hails Mentorology, the art and science of mentoring, as the number-one priority as they move forward producing live events which bring together industry leaders in order to pay tribute to great mentors and put the spotlight on the importance of mentoring.
Design Bloggers Conference
Date: March 5, 2013
Location: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
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