LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The annual Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit, presented by Anderson
Women and Women’s Business Connection, brings together more than 450
dynamic female business leaders, leading UCLA Anderson faculty, current
MBA students and alumni in a conference on February 5, 2016, in Korn
Convocation Hall. Titled Velocity, this event explores how women develop
momentum in their careers and proactively address challenges.
This year’s keynote speaker, Jane Wurwand, is the founder and chief
visionary of Dermalogica®, The International Dermal Institute® and FITE.
Other speakers include Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, AT&T senior vice
president of human resources and chief diversity officer, and Bellamy
Young, actress and producer (First Lady Mellie, “Scandal”).
Several panels and breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics,
ranging from developing leadership style and creating balance in the
tech industry to empowering women through media and working in a male
dominated industry. Other speakers include: Colette Moore (’87), owner
of PrideStaff; Carissa Phelps (JD/MBA ’07), attorney, author, advocate,
Runaway Girl, Inc.; Sonali Kothari (’07), interim chief operating
officer of Kiva; Nike Irvin (’89), vice president Programs of California
Community Foundation; Susan Love, M.D. (’98), chief visionary officer of
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation; and Tara Syed (BA ’06), Business
Analytics at Pinterest.
Additional panelists include executives from Unleashed Media, Maker
Studios, Women’s Foundation of California, Media Rights Capital, Oaktree
Capital Management LP, Avery Dennison Foundation, Support.com, The Music
Center, Los Angeles, Tata Consultancy Services, Eight Inc., and Growth
Curve Consulting & Coaching.
A networking reception follows the fireside conversation with Bellamy
Young and Britney Sussman (’16).
“For women in leadership, professional and technical roles, there’s
still substantial ground to cover to fully achieve all they aspire to,
or merit,” says UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian. “The Velocity Conference
showcases alternative pathways to professional fulfillment and success
and, in so doing, propels others to advance forward.”
Sponsors include: AT&T, Amgen, Danaher, Goldman Sachs, Harold and
Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Medallia,
Oaktree Capital Management, PAX, Tata Consultancy Services, UBS, and
UCLA Anderson Center for Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES).
For more information on the event, visit the Anderson Women’s Leadership
Summit website: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/signature-events/velocity-womens-summit
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools
in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching
excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los
Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and
a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA
Anderson’s MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA
for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of
Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody
the school’s Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are
trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community
solutions of tomorrow. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UCLAAnderson
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About UCLA Women’s Business Connection
The Women’s Business Connection (WBC) provides resources to support
women MBAs and enhance their developmental experiences at UCLA Anderson.
The group seeks to develop outstanding business leaders and foster a
culture of enthusiasm, cooperation, and creativity. WBC facilitates
rewarding events, lasting friendships, and strong professional networks.
The WBC includes more than 200 women enrolled in the full-time and
part-time MBA programs at UCLA Anderson. It is focused on career
exploration, professional development, work-life balance, and networking
with alumnae in the business community.
To assist MBA women in reaching their professional goals and lifestyle
aspirations by providing events and resources that recognize and address
the unique challenges that women face in business today
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