Summit Agenda and Guest Speakers

Featuring Keynote Guests: 

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Kerry Washington

Actress 

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Elise Buik

President and CEO,

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

 


 Schedule of Events:

8:00am – 8:45am:
Registration and continental breakfast
8:45am – 9:00am:  
Welcome and opening remarks

Speakers
9:00am – 9:20am:
Findings from State of Women in L.A. 2016 report
Speaker
  • Monica Lozano, Former Chairman and CEO, US Hispanic Media, Inc.

Exclusive first look at United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ social report, “State of Women in Los Angeles County.”

9:20am – 9:25am:
The Impact of Our Work; Why We're Here Today
Speaker
  • Lisa Stevens, head of Regional Marketing, Small Business and Pacific Midwest Executive for Wells Fargo
  • Plus a Formerly Homeless Veteran Presenter
9:25am – 10:15am:
Table Top Discussions

Led by Table Captains

Sample Topics
  • How can I get involved?
  • What can I do to help improve education?
  • What can we do more as women leaders to mentor and engage other women?
10:15am – 10:30am:
Transition to Breakout Sessions I
10:30am – 11:15am:
Breakout Sessions I

Locations:  Beverly Hills Ballroom, Wilshire Ballroom, International Terrace

 

Breakout Session I Personal:

Self-care isn’t selfish: Taking care of yourself so you can be of service to others.

Introduction
Speaker
  • Eleanor Brownn, Health and Lifestyle Speaker and Author, “Mile 9”

 

Breakout Session I Professional:

Women and start-ups, shaping your future:  How to make your dreams and ideas into a viable business model.

Introduction
Panelists
Moderator

 

Breakout Session I Advocacy:

What are the current issues facing women and families today?  What can you do to have an impact?

Introduction
  • Monica Lozano, Former Chairman and CEO, US Hispanic Media, Inc.
Panelists
  • Mónica Garcia, Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Maria Elena Durazo, International Union Vice President for Civil Rights, Diversity and Immigration, UNITE HERE
  • Sydney Kamlager, District Director, Senator Holly Mitchell’s office
Moderator
  • Monica Lozano, Former Chairman and CEO, US Hispanic Media, Inc.

 

11:15am – 11:30am:
Transition to Breakout Sessions II
11:30am – 12:15pm:
Breakout Sessions II

Locations:  Beverly Hills Ballroom, Wilshire Ballroom, International Terrace

 

Breakout Session II Personal:

Your personal brand: Positioning yourself for the life You want

Introduction
Speaker
  • Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness

 

 

Breakout Session II Professional:

Champions of Change – The Vital Importance of Male Business Leaders Supporting Women’s Empowerment

Introduction
  • Michele Judd, Managing Director of the Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech
Panelists
Moderator
  • Dunia Elvir, Co -Anchor, Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 5 AM y 6 AM

 

Breakout Session II Advocacy: 

What can I do:  Should I run for office?  What does it take to be a candidate today?

Introduction
Panelists
  • Dan Schnur, Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC
  • Judy Chu, Congresswoman – 27th District
  • Nury Martinez, Councilwoman, City of Los Angeles
Moderator

 

12:15pm – 12:30pm:
Transition to Lunch and Keynote

 

LUNCH AND KEYNOTE, MAIN PROGRAM

Location: International Ballroom

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm:
Women and the face of poverty: United towards excellence

Speakers

 

1:30pm- 2:00pm:
The Face of 1,000-United for change, Founding Council and $1 million match
Sharing their stories: Clients from United Way’s three pillars of work- education, housing and financial stability

Speakers
  • Caroline Nahas, Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner, Board and CEO Services, Korn Ferry  

 

2:00pm – 2:15pm:
Transition to Breakout Sessions III
2:15pm – 3:00pm:
Breakout Sessions III

Locations:  Beverly Hills Ballroom, Wilshire Ballroom, International Terrace

 

Breakout Session III Personal:

Work/life integration: How to manage family, friends, work and you
Introduction
  • Kathy Mandato, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, NBC Entertainment  
Presentation

 

Breakout Session III Professional:

Claiming your seat at the table: Beyond the business case for women in leadership
Introduction
  • Elisabeth Dick, Senior Vice President, Southwest Region, Resources Global Professionals
Panelists
Moderator

 

Breakout Session III Advocacy:


Women in office: Inside the belly of the beast

Introduction
  • Alicia Maddox, VP, CSR and President, Avery Dennison Foundation
Panelists
  • Marianne Schnall, Author, “What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?”
  • Wendy Greuel, Commissioner, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Moderator

 

3:15pm – 4:00pm:
Power Networking Reception

Location: Stardust Penthouse

Speakers
  • Carol Jackson, Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Macy's, Inc. (Retired)
  • Mallary L. Reznik, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, AIG Consumer

 

 


Distinguished Guest Speakers Include:

 

 

Alicia Maddox, Avery Dennison Foundation

Brian Cullinan, Southern California Market Managing Partner, PwC

Carmen Moch, Target

Carol Jackson, Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Macy's, Inc. (Retired)

Caroline Nahas, Korn Ferry International

Cinny Kennard, Annenberg Foundation

Coleen Sullivan, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Dan Schnur, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC

Dawn Solér, Senior Vice President, Music, ABC Television

Dennis Arriola, SoCalGas

Dunia Elvir, Co-Anchor, Notiero Telemundo 52 a las 5 AM y 6 AM

Eleanor Brownn, Health and Lifestyle Speaker and Author

Elisabeth Dick, Resources Global Professionals

Galit Laibow, Foodstirs

Gia Russo, Foodstirs

Kathy Mandato, NBC Entertainment

La Shawn Stanford, UPS

Leslie Lassiter, Chase Bank

Lisa Stevens, Wells Fargo

Mallary L. Reznik, AIG

Maria Elena Durazo, UNITEHERE!

Marianne Schnall, Author

Michele Havens, Northern Trust Corporation

Michael S. Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM

Michele Judd, Keck Institute for Space Studies, Caltech

Monica C. Lozano, LA Opinion / Impremedia

Mónica Garcia, LAUSD Board Member

Patricia D. Hausknost, City National Bank

Raul A. Anaya, Bank of America

Renata Simril, LA84 Foundation

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Author

Susie Orman Schnall, Author

Sydney Kamlager, District Director, Senator Holly Mitchell’s office

Wendy Greuel, Commissioner, Los Angeles Homeless Services Auta, KPMG