On February 1, the 2019 Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit featured stories about overcoming obstacles on the path to success from UCLA’s head gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field (B.A. ’87), Alli Webb, founder of Drybar, and Maya Shankar, Google’s global head of behavioral science. In its seventh year, the conference presented by the Women’s Business Connection and Anderson Women , culminated in the inaugural Velocity award presented to multi-award winning artist Barbra Streisand. Addressing a captivated audience of 500+, Streisand said “So, don’t wait decades to believe in yourselves, don’t be afraid to use your voice, ask for what you want and question those who say no. Watch highlights.
At the Center for MEMES ’ Pulse Entertainment, Sports & Technology Conference on February 8, Interim Dean Al Osborne presented the Game Changer award to entertainment legend Jeffrey Katzenberg. Recognized for his impact and exceptional leadership in the entertainment industry, Katzenberg previously held roles as chairman of Walt Disney Studios, co-founder of Dreamworks SKG and CEO of Dreamworks Animation. Currently the co-founder and managing partner of WndrCo, a holding company developing consumer technology businesses including short-form video service Quibi, he attributed the success he has garnered to “following the path paved by Walt Disney and advice he received from George Lucas.
As a board member of UCLA Anderson’s Riordan Programs, Patrice Greenwood-Eitner ('04) is committed to giving back to the programs that she gained so much from. As a first-generation college student and former Riordan Scholar and MBA fellow, Greenwood-Eitner came close to pursuing a law degree. Now a finance, international business and marketing executive at money management firm DoubleLine Group, she credits the Riordan Programs for influencing her decision to change the direction of her career. Emphasizing the instrumental role that the programs play in teaching young people about the versatility of business degrees, she is enthusiastic to help take the programs to the next level.
Are you ready for a day of friendly competition with the UCLA Anderson community? Whether it is competing on the greens to win the coveted Anderson Cup (and six other contests!) or winning a bid for a day with your favorite professor—the 13th annual UCLA Anderson Alumni Golf Tournament will help unleash your inner competitive spirit!
The tournament is a scramble format so everyone is welcome to play and participate in a special day of fun and networking—in support of UCLA Anderson student fellowships. A big thanks to our tournament committee and sponsors Wescom, Bolton & Company, Treehouse Partners, Voss and Digital Room LLC for doing their part to drive impact for UCLA Anderson’s future leaders. Learn more about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities.
Newest in Happiness, Investing and Pricing
Buying goods and services in the U.S. typically means paying a preset cost in actual dollars and cents. But in some instances, we also kick in non-monetary resources. These alternative pricing schemes often trigger strong opinions about fairness.
Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s UCLA Anderson Review.
Outlook for Latin America and Business of Tech and Entertainment
March 1, 2019
Gain insights on the economic, political and social prospects and goals necessary to foster a bright and prosperous future for Latin America at this year’s Latin American Business Conference. Keynote Speaker Sergio Fajardo, Former Mayor of Medellín and Former Governor of the State of Antioquia, Colombia, will join a group distinguished and influential leaders from business and government to do business in and with Latin America to share their strategies and recommendations for trade, investment, governance, infrastructure, and organizational success in Latin America.
March 13, 2019
One key to continued growth in Los Angeles is the health of the tech industry, and in particular the transformation of the entertainment industry with new technologies. Join us for the March 2019 Economic Outlook: Technology and the Business of Entertainment Conference to analyze how technology, innovation and entertainment are shaping the economy and get the latest U.S. and California forecast from the UCLA Anderson Forecast team. Harry Sloan, Founder and CEO, Global Eagle Acquisitions and former Chairman and CEO, MGM will be in a featured conversation with Professor Sanjay Sood.