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February 28, 2016
Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
Susan Wojcicki ’98

“Important changes are often revolutionary, not evolutionary.”

In front of a packed house on February 11, Susan Wojcicki ’98 walked through her journey from UCLA Anderson MBA to landlord (to then little known entrepreneurs Sergey Brin and Larry Page) to Google employee #16 to her current role as CEO of YouTube. As the featured speaker of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Wojcicki shared wisdom she has collected on her road to becoming one of America’s most powerful women. “Have insights about the future and carefully watch for the clues that the world is changing,” said Wojcicki. She also addressed gender equality in the tech space—an issue she is extremely passionate about. “This is an issue for society. We need to look at the overall technical influences and offer computer science at the middle school level.” Read more...

Register for Alumni Weekend 2016! Create your NEXT Anderson moment.

Alumni WeekendAlumni Weekend 2016 is coming May 5-9! Join us to welcome back UCLA Anderson alumni from across the globe to L.A. for four days of fresh insights, valuable connections and rekindled friendships.

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» Thurs, May 5: Executive Recruiting Networking Event
Explore new career opportunities and network with executive search professionals, corporate recruiters, UCLA Anderson alumni & ProMBAs.

» Fri, May 6: Alumni Conference
Get fresh insights on current business issues and a look into the next at our annual business conference–just for alumni. John Stankey ’91, CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group and Professor Ed Leamer will deliver keynotes.

» Fri, May 6: 1 Year Reunion: Class of 2015
The Class of 2015 will celebrate the momentous occasion of their 1 year reunion at a private party at Hollywood’s The Next Door Lounge.

Alumni Weekend 2016 Spotlight

Sat, May 7: Alumni Reunions 2016 | '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11

Reunions 2016Relive the Magic. Create New Memories.

Classes of '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11 will celebrate their class reunions on Saturday, May 6 at Hotel Casa Del Mar and Shutters on the Beach at gorgeous Santa Monica Beach. Old friendships will be rekindled and new connections made as seven classes will all be celebrating with a cocktail reception, elegant class-specific dinners and a post-dinner celebration with dancing and photo booth fun.

» Make a gift to support your Reunion Class Gift Campaign!

» Mon, May 9: Alumni Golf Tournament
Registration is coming soon for our annual golf tournament celebrating it’s 10th year! Brush up your golf prowess at the upcoming 2016 Women’s Golf Clinic and Lunch in El Segundo, CA on Sunday, March 6.

Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series: Larry Fink '76 Chairman & CEO, BlackRock

Laurence D. Fink (’76)Laurence D. Fink (’76)
Chairman and CEO, Blackrock, Inc.

Monday, March 7, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall
Complimentary event

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Dean Judy Olian will host Larry Fink (UCLA ’74, MBA ’76), founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock, Inc., for a lunchtime conversation. BlackRock Inc. is also a leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services. Fink is the founder of UCLA Anderson’s The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance and Investments, which was established to connect students, alumni, faculty and the investment community to transform fundamental knowledge into applicable practices that benefit the finance and investment industries.

» Learn more about The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments

Monique Jones '93's Path from Omaha to Hollywood's Film Industry

“ If I ever win an Oscar, Gretchen [Humbert] ’89 is the first person I’ll thank for my big break in entertainment!

Meet Monique Jones ‘93, vice president of finance and controller for leading independent finance and production company Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and chair of the affinity groups of UCLA Anderson Alumni Network‘s executive committee. An interest in the entertainment industry led Jones to pursue her MBA at UCLA Anderson—where she leveraged the opportunity to explore the industry through a summer internship in strategic planning at EMI Music and a field study project evaluating business opportunities in the R&B/urban music market for Capitol Records. Despite her passion for the music industry, she discovered more post-graduation opportunities for MBAs in the film and television industry, which is where she has thrived since. Jones was hired for her first job in film at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment by fellow alumna Gretchen Humbert ’89, who was then a vice president in the strategic planning department—and now the CFO at the Natural History Museum of LA. When asked about dismaying statistics in the Hollywood Diversity Report about the dearth of women and people of color in prime roles, Jones said “There’s no easy solution, but I believe the increased distribution opportunities outside of the traditional studio model—OTTs like Netflix and Hulu—will open up not only creative opportunities but also business opportunities for women and people of color.” Read more...

Entertainment, Tech and Trade Issues at Latin American Business Conference

Friday, March 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
UCLA Anderson, Korn Convocation Hall

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Find out what the forecast looks like for business in Latin America as the region looks to return to stronger economic growth, diversify and innovate amidst a social transformation at the 2016 Latin American Business Conference. Professor Sebastian Edwards will start the day with a macro-economic overview of Latin America. Bryan Stockton, former chairman and CEO of Mattel, Inc. and UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors member, will highlight the day with a keynote address. A networking reception will follow speaker panels addressing Latin America’s relationship with L.A., the changing media and entertainment landscape, the role of technology and innovation, and intra-regional trade and global cooperation. View full conference schedule.

Upcoming Events

3/04 Los Angeles, CA
2016 Latin American Business Conference

3/06 El Segundo, CA
Women’s Golf Clinic & Lunch
and Learn "Reaching...

3/07 Los Angeles, CA
Laurence D. Fink '76, Dean's Distinguished Speaker

3/09 Vancouver, BC
Happy Hour in

3/09 Los Angeles, CA
Neighborhood Ambassadors: Downtown Los Angeles

3/09 San Jose, CA
at Sugarfina

3/10 Del Mar, CA
An Evening with Real Estate Professor Eric Sussman

3/10 Mountain View, CA
South Bay Area
Monthly Happy Hour

3/12 Redwood City, CA
Hike: Purisima Creek
Redwoods Preserve

3/13 France
Dinner For 12 Strangers

3/15 Santa Monica, CA
Behind-The-Scenes: JetSuite

3/18 Ventura, CA
Tour: Museum of
Ventura County

3/24 Costa Mesa, CA
Experiential Marketing

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