MONTECITO, Calif. -

International Women's Day is March 8, and there's a festival taking place this weekend to celebrate their accomplishments all over the world.

Friday kicks off the two-day International Women's Festival.

It's taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara and actress and model Kelly LeBrock will be a keynote speaker at the event.

It's a conference for women and men to come together in the community to be inspired and get connected.

"International resources and inspirational presenters," said event founder and producer Patty DeDominic.  "Authors talking about how to navigate the badlands.  How to be successful in spite of technology or use technology to be more success.  It's a blended conference."

For a schedule of events and to get tickets, check out their website.