Made possible by Beth Friedman ('87)

Founder, InHer Circle LLC

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Carnesale Commons UCLA

251 Charles E. Young Drive West

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Now, more than ever, is a time for female
leaders and influencers to come forward and share.

Join us for Velocity 2018, where inspirational women who have learned, earned and triumphed will show how they've succeeded — and how we can open doors for each other in the future. Do not miss this unique celebration of the power and resilience of women!


2018 Keynotes


Maria Contreras-Sweet

Former Administrator
U.S. Small Business Administration

Susanne Daniels

Global Head of Original Programming

Susan Love, M.D. ('98)

Chief Visionary Officer
Susan Love Research Foundation

Lynda Resnick

Vice Chair and Co-Owner
The Wonderful Company



8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration Carnesale Lobby
Plenary Session
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Judy Olian, Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Beth Friedman (’87), Founder, InHer Circle LLC
Palisades Ballroom
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Susan Love, M.D. (’98), Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Palisades Ballroom
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Keynote Address
Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Programming, YouTube
Palisades Ballroom
10:45 – 11:05 a.m. Transition to Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions
11:05 – 11:50 a.m. Panels Covel Commons and Carnesale Commons
Female Entrepreneurs
Made possible by generous support from Fritz Demopoulos (’97),
Founder, Queen’s Road Capital
  • Moderator: Susan Feldman (’83), Co-Founder, One Kings Lane
  • Liz Davidson (’97), Founder and CEO, Financial Finesse
  • Sharon Olexy (’99), COO, CFO and Board Advisor
  • Tet Salva, Founder, MomWarrior
Covel Commons,
Grand Horizon Ballroom,
Salon B, C, D
Women in New Media: The Profound Disruption of the Global Media Economy
  • Stephanie Bohn (’03), Chief Marketing Officer, VidMob
  • Sherice Torres, Marketing Director, Brand Studio, Google
  • Julie Uhrman (’04), Executive Vice President and General Manager, OTT Ventures, Lionsgate
  • Rossanna Wright (B.A. ’01, ’10), Music Supervisor, Amazon Studios Kids
Covel Commons,
Grand Horizon Ballroom,
Salon E, F, G
Journey to the Top
  • Pamela Hamamoto (’90), Former U.S. Ambassador Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva
  • Barbara Whitney (’79), Director of Finance and Operations, Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Carnesale Commons,
Hermosa Room
Dealmakers and Power Brokers: Women Doing Deals
  • Michelle Banks (B.A. ’85, J.D. ’88), Senior Advisor and Executive Coach, BarkerGilmore LLC; Member of the Board, DirectWomen; Former Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel, Gap Inc.
  • Alla Savranskaia (J.D. ’08), Partner, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
  • Teri L. Witteman (J.D. ’93), Partner, Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP
Carnesale Commons,
Venice Room
11:50 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. Lunch Carnesale Commons,
Palisades Ballroom
12:25 – 1:10 p.m. Keynote Address
Maria Contreras-Sweet, Former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
Palisades Ballroom
1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Transition to Covel Commons
Plenary Session
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Keynote Address
Lynda Resnick, Vice Chair and Co-Owner, The Wonderful Company
Covel Commons
Grand Horizon Ballroom
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Keynote Panel: Women in Sports
  • Moderator: Marissa Bataille Daly (’11), Senior Director of Product Marketing, Sports and Finance, Yahoo!
  • Christine Simmons (B.S. ’98), President and COO, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Meredith Battin Shumard (’07), Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Sales, NFL Media
  • Molly Jolly (’99), Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Los Angeles Angels
  • Carla Christofferson, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, AECOM; Former Co-Owner, Los Angeles Sparks
Grand Horizon Ballroom
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Closing Reception Grand Horizon Ballroom
Terrace and/or Promenade

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