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Velocity 2017 "Empower Together"
Friday, February 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson (map )
110 Westwood Plaza Suite, Los Angeles, CA

Ticket TypeRegularRegistration
Alumni:$55.00BUY TICKET
Student:$15.00BUY TICKET
Others:$65.00BUY TICKET

Contact: Sherry Jackman

Please join us for the 2017 Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit on February 3, 2017. This day-long discussion will bring together more than 400 dynamic business leaders, alumni, faculty and students. Our 2017 theme is “VELOCITY: Empower Together” and in that spirit, we encourage women and men to be part of this energizing, thought-provoking and inspiring event.

February 3, 2017

8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Registration

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks by Dean Judy Olian

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Address
Amy Powell (’05),President, Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Female Founders Roundtable
Business leaders discuss best practices and the unique qualities that have helped guide them in their journey to CEO.

  • Moderator: Caroline Nahas (B.A. ’70), Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner, Board and CEO Services, Korn Ferry
  • Natasha Case (M.A. ’08), Founder and CEO, Coolhaus
  • Sarah Kunst, Founder and CEO, Proday.co
  • Maureen Stockton (B.A. ’86), Founder, Formé
  • Saujin Yi, Founder, FlexTeam

Building the Inclusion Revolution
Hear best practices directly from the people who became champions of change within their organizations.

  • Moderator: Dyan Decker, US Forensic Technology Leader, PwC
  • Devon Dickau (B.A. ’07, ’15), Senior Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion, Deloitte Consulting
  • Cathy Beaupain (B.S. ’97, ’05), President, DermStore (Target)
  • Shannon Ellis, Director of Human Resources, Patagonia
  • Dr. Angela Huntsman, Organizational Psychologist, The Wonderful Company

Why We Need Social Capital (and How to Get It)
Panelists explore how companies and individuals can leverage advances in technology and a widening network to build their social capital.

  • Kim Pattillo Brownson, VP of Policy and Strategy, First 5 LA
  • Kelly Peña, Brand, Strategy and Consumer Insights Consultant
  • Sienna Babb (’11), Principal, Digital Business Development, Activision Blizzard Media Networks, Major League Gaming
  • Barbara Boxer, Founder, Belle Capital

Having a Global Impact: Women in Sustainability
Hear from women who are making waves in the global quest for sustainability — recent wins, tough decisions and how we can become leaders for change.

  • Nurit Katz (MBA/MPP ’08), Chief Sustainability Officer, UCLA
  • Jocelyn Doe (’98), Managing Director and Head of ESG Strategies, Atlas Capital

Ten Dos and Don’ts of Career Re-Entry
What you need to know — and what you need to avoid — to successfully restart your career.

  • Jill Baldauf (B.A. ’79, ’81), Associate Dean of Alumni Relations, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • David Cooley (ExecEd CERT ’08), Director of Alumni Career Services, UCLA Anderson School of Management
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, SVP of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Uncovering Unconscious Bias

This interactive presentation and panel discussion will explore what unconscious bias is and how it impacts us both personally and professionally.

  • Moderator: Dean Margaret Shih, UCLA Anderson School of Management
  • Paige Hayes, U.S. Advisory Entertainment, Media and Communications Leader, PwC
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

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