2018 Summit


*Speakers subject to change


Keynote Speaker

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Women in Entertainment

Female Trojan Olympians


Startup Superwomen

Social Changers: Girl Bosses


Breakout Panels


Women in Health — Wellness & Womanhood

Amanda BucciInfluencer & Entrepreneur

Rachel Cherney Klaer | Business Development Manager at Fitbit

Kaitlin Mogentale | Founder of Pulp Pantry

Morgan Buehler | Co-Founder & President at Primal Kitchen


Women in Sports Play Like a Girl 

Kristen Kuhn | Director, Brand & Community at LAFC

Tanja Olano | Deputy General Counsel for LA 2028 Olympics

Tiffany Shine | Director of Marketing at Relativity Sports


Women in Social Media — #FutureIsFemale

Mitzi GaitanEntertainment Partnerships Coordinator, Emerging Talent at Instagram

Krassi Hristova | Technical Program Manager at Snapchat

Katie Benesh | Brand  Partner Manager at Pinterest


Women in Entertainment — EntertainHER

Jen Weinberg | VP Talent Relations + Special Events at 20th Century FOX

Mercedes Bryce MorganDirector at Sonder Films

Jennifer RomoliniChief Content Officer at Shondaland.com

Cindy MoriVP Talent Relations and Booking at OWN Network

Iris Ichishita | Filmmaker/Producer at Mattel and Netflix

Bree Nguyen | Celebrity Partnerships at Facebook


Women in Law — Setting the Precedent

Cisca Brouwer | Associate General Counsel at Snap

Daphne AnneetOwner at Burke, Williams and Sorenson

Hope Garcia | General Counsel at Tumblr

Bonnie MoorePartner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


Women in VC — Venture Investors

Maxine Kozler KovenCo-Managing Director at LDR Ventures

Olivia Monroe | Partner at CRV

Justine Monroe | Partner at CRV

Molly DeWolf Swenson | Partner at 3Rodeo


Women Entrepreneurs — From Idea to Startup

Lauren McGoodwinFounder & CEO of Career Contessa

Chelsea Moore | Co-Founder & CEO of BOXFOX

Erica Stanulis | Founder of Follow the Sun

Erika JensenCo-Founder of The Flex Company


Women in Space — High Flying Women

Sarah Schulberg | Manager, Propulsion Build/Manufacturing Engineering at SpaceX

Tracy Drain | Deputy Project Systems Engineer for the Psyche Mission

Michelle Murray | Deputy Division Manager for FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation


Women in Lifestyle — Living Creatively

Sarah DubbeldamCEO & Editor-in-Chief of Darling Magazine

Anna Frances WoodFounder & CEO of Brains over Blonde

Lindsay MillerNews and Culture Director at POPSUGAR

Sabine Quetant | Director of Marketing at Blavity


Women in Nonprofit — Making an Impact

Sheri BonnerPresident & CEO of Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley

Samantha WilliamsChief of Staff at Teach for All

Jennie PasquarellaDirector of Immigrants’ Rights at ACLU California

Erika HartmanChief Program Officer at Downtown Women's Center

Helene Reola | United States of America representative for the United Nations UNA-USA


Women in Finance — Paying it Forward

Brittney Castro | Founder of Financially Wise Women

Carolina Zimmerman | Financial Analyst at Virgin Hyperloop One

Shivani SiroyaFounder of Tala

Emilie Menghin | Senior Associate at PIMCO

Mary Lehmann | Vice President Finance & Treasurer at Amgen

Kirsten Fraunces | Co-Head of Equities Division at Wedbush Securities


Women in Music — Tuning In

Ethiopia HabtemariamPresident of Motown Records

Glenne ChristiaansenMusic Partnerships at Snapchat

Livia Tortella | CEO of BlackBox

Sue Drew | GM Creative and Acquisitions at Kobalt Music Publishing


Women in Consulting — On The Case

Renee Saria | Partner at PwC

Binti YostPrincipal at KPMG

Yvette Elisaldez Holguin | Client Service Lead at Slalom

Candice McLeod | Senior Consultant at Ernst & Young


Women in Fashion & Beauty — Style Gurus

Maile PachecoFounder of BeGlammed

Mari Muller | Award-Winning L’Oréal Strategy Director at Urban Decay

Lauren AlexanderFounder of LNA Clothing

Hilary Novelle HahnDesigner, CEO, & Founder of TheStyleClub.com


Women in Engineering — Engineering the Future

Jenny Gosher Mehandru | Sr. Data Engineering Lead at Hulu

Shajeeah Mumtaz | Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Katrina MacGregorLead Software Engineer at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive

Rachelle DavisSenior Software Engineer at Blizzard Entertainment

Catherine Durand | Senior Software Engineer/Lead at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems


Women in APP Tech — APPreciating Women

Nina LigonUX Designer at Headspace

Sophia ParsaCEO & Co-Founder of Toot App

Nanxi LiuFounder of En-plug and Nanoly Bioscience


Women in Tech — The Tech Directs

Beth Cofsky | Director, Cloud Services at Salesforce

Katrin Vasku | CEO at CogneXa

Rima Olinger | Global Lead-VMware Cloud on AWS at Amazon

Morgan Bowser | Director of Project Delivery at Vista Entertainment Solutions

Rhonda Eiffe | Regional Manager at World Wide Technology


Women in CSR — Better Business

Jenna Greene | Founder & CEO at Forward Collective

Dana JenningsProject Manager, Global Sustainability at LinkedIn

Aimee GilbreathExecutive Director at Michelson Foundation

Mindy NguyenSenior Account Strategist, Partnerships at GOOD Worldwide Inc


Women in Science — Problem Solvers in Science

Dr. Barbara WirostkoCMO of Eyegate Pharmaceuticals & Co-Founder of Jade Therapeutics

Dr. Cheryl HoffmanProfessor and Medical Director at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Mayssa AttarVice President of Clinical Pharmacology and Non-Clinical Development at Allergan

Jennifer SchaabChief Operating Officer at Dignity Health

Dr. Sherry Ross | OBGYN, Author & Entrepreneur


Women in Journalism — Reporting the Facts

Jan YanehiroEmmy Award-winning Broadcast Journalist, Co-Host of Evening Magazine

Lara ParkerSenior Editor at Buzzfeed

Christina BellatoniAsst Managing Editor, Politics at LA Times


Women in Marketing and Media — Market Yourself

Elizabeth Landau | Senior Storyteller at NASA JPL

Marissa Nance | Managing Director, Multicultural Content Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at OMD USA

Jennifer Stephens AcreeFounder of JSA Strategies


Women in Politics — Who Run the World #Girls

Eleni KounalakisLieutenant Governor of California Candidate

Nicole Avant | Former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas




*Subject to change


9:00am | Opening Address: USC President Nikias

9:15am | Keynote: Judy Chu

9:30am | Women in Entertainment Mainstage Panel

10:20am | Female Trojan Olympians Mainstage Panel

11:45am | Breakout Panel 

12:45pm | Lunch Networking Marketplace

1:45pm | Refocus and Student Performance 

2:00pm | Startup Superwomen Mainstage Panel

3:00pm | Breakout Panel

4:00pm | Social Changers: Girlbosses Mainstage Panel

4:50pm | Closing Remarks