Velocity Women's Summit

FEBRUARY 3, 2017

The 2017 UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit brought together more than 400 dynamic business leaders, alumni, faculty, students and guests from across campus and the Southern California community for a day of thought-provoking panel discussions and inspiring keynote speakers, including Paramount Television President Amy Powell (’05) and AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer Cynt Marshall. Themed “Velocity: Empower Together,” the conference encouraged women – and men – to join together to learn, to collaborate and to become inspired.

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Dean Olian welcomed an audience of 400 to the UCLA Anderson Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit
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Paramount Television president Amy Powell ('05) rewards "strong, tenacious women" like those who influenced her

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Before a packed house, AT&T's SVP of HR and chief diversity officer gave her enthusiastic two "Cynts'" worth
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Amy Powell
President, Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment

Amy Powell ('05) is president of Paramount Television, the television arm of the studio responsible for financing and developing television content for broadcast, premium cable, cable and online audiences. The television studio has a distinguished roster of creative partners and networks and distributors include Amazon, Comedy Central, Fox, Hulu, HBO, MTV, Netflix, Nickelodeon and USA.

  Since 2012, Powell has run Paramount Digital Entertainment, the studio behind the hit series The Hotwives of Orlando and Ben Stiller's Emmy-nominated series Burning Love.   From 2010 to 2015, Powell was president of Insurge Pictures, which launched the Paranormal Activity film franchise, in which she played a key role through her digital marketing and "demand-it" campaign.   Powell joined Paramount in 2004 from an interactive marketing position at Sony Pictures. In 2006, she was promoted to senior vice president of interactive marketing.   Powell has earned numerous industry distinctions, including making Variety's 2012 Women's Impact List and induction into the 2011 American Advertising Federation Marketing Hall of Fame; and has been honored with the Key Art Award, Webby Award, OMMA Award, IAB MIXX Award and more. Powell has also been profiled as a next generation executive by The Hollywood Reporter and media maven by Ad Age.   Powell holds a B.A. from Emory University and a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Caroline W. Nahas
Vice Chairman and Senior Client Partner, Board and CEO Services; Leader, North America Consumer Practice, Korn Ferry

Caroline W. Nahas (B.A. ’70) is vice chairman and senior client partner within the board and CEO services practice based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. She also leads the North American consumer practice for the firm.

Nahas specializes in recruiting board directors and C-Suite executives for a wide range of clients in a variety of industries. She currently serves on the board of directors of DineEquity Inc. (NYSE:DIN). She is the chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee, and sits on the compensation committee. Active in many civic groups, Nahas recently completed a three-year term as chair of the board of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. She also serves on the board of visitors and executive committee for UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Nahas has been recognized nationally by her peers, receiving the Eleanor H. Raynolds Award from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) based on a career of excellence in executive search as well as an ongoing dedication to volunteerism. She has also received the Legacy Award from NAWBO-LA (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Visionary Award, which honors an exceptional individual who provides significant resources or immeasurable opportunities to build girls of courage, confidence and character.

Nahas received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Natasha Case
Founder and CEO, Coolhaus

Natasha Case (M.A. '08) founded Coolhaus in 2009 with Freya Estreller after she was working in architecture at Walt Disney Imagineering. They launched their architecturally inspired ice cream sandwich company from their barely drivable postal van at the Coachella Music Festival to an audience of 100,000. They built a loyal following over the festival weekend and returned to L.A. to an abundance of viral press, a rapidly building social media following, and an eager foodie audience.

  Since then, Case has been named among Forbes' 30 under 30 Food & Beverage, Zagat's 30 Under 30 and LinkedIn's 10 under 35 for Food & Leisure, as well as featured in national media like Cosmopolitan, Dwell and NPR, and TV shows that include Food Network's Chopped, Barefoot Contessa, Unique Sweets, Good Morning America, King of Cones, Andy Cohen Live and many more. The company has become one of the leading innovative small dessert businesses, growing significantly to include four trucks and two storefronts in L.A.; two trucks and one cart in New York City; and four trucks in Dallas, Texas. Consumers can now find Coolhaus' pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches, hand-dipped bars, and hand-packed pints in more than 4,000 gourmet grocery stores nationally, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Kroger and Safeway, and internationally in Asia and the Middle East.   Today Case works as the CEO of Coolhaus, creating new product opportunities from development to design, building new relationships and innovating ideas that keep Coolhaus on top of its game as zealous expansion continues.

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Sarah Kunst
Founder and CEO, Proday.co

Sarah Kunst is founder and CEO of Proday.co. She is an investor and entrepreneur who has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel, Mohr Davidow Ventures and several venture backed startups. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine and she writes and hosts a podcast for Forbes. Her philanthropic interests include Venture for America and the U.S. State Department's Tech Women program.

  Kunst has been named a Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work by Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Woman in Tech and Top African-American in Tech. Marie Claire named her a Young Gun to watch. She has written for TechCrunch, Forbes, Wall St. Journal, Fortune and Entrepreneur.com. Marc Andreessen named her one of his 55 Unknown Rock Stars in Tech.

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Maureen Stockton
Founder, Formé

Maureen Stockton (B.A. '86) is a Los Angeles native and UCLA graduate with a successful 25-year entrepreneurial track record. Her passion and career as an inventor started at UCLA with her founding of the Undergraduate Entrepreneur's Association She was recognized by UCLA's economics department as Leader of the Year.

Following her graduation with a dual degree in business administration and political science, Stockton's corporate career began in commercial real estate, where she directed the marketing and leasing efforts of several premier office buildings in Chicago and Los Angeles. She honed her marketing skills at JAKKS Pacific Inc., the publicly traded toy company, where she created more than $250 million in new revenue through innovative products and new retail merchandising techniques. She created and launched a new category of children's holiday decorating products under the Disney Princess and Barbie brands; collectively, these products generated $20 million in retail sales and earned her Vendor of the Year recognition from Toys"R"Us.   Beyond her commercial ventures, Stockton serves or has served on the boards of several charities, including: St. Anne's, dedicated to helping vulnerable children and young women rebuild their lives; UCLA Luskin School of Public Policy; the J. Paul Getty Museum's Conservation Institute Council; Wake Forest University's Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneur board of advisors; Otis College of Art and Design; and the Toy Industry Association.   In 2015, Stockton founded a new consumer products company focused on addressing women's desire for enhanced shoe comfort and improved shoe wardrobe maintenance. She developed the women's Shoe Shaper, whose unique patented design perfectly maintains the shape and appearance of all the shoe styles in a woman's collection. The company's first product, the Formé Shoe Shaper, launches in 2017. The Formé company will offer a full line of products for women and men.   Stockton and her husband Bryan have four children and reside in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

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Saujin Yi
CEO and Founder, FlexTeam Inc.

Saujin Yi (’07) is the CEO and founder of FlexTeam Inc., a trusted network of executive-level women working in teams to execute smart, on-demand projects for business leaders. Currently, FlexTeam includes over 100 MIT alumnae who are choosing flexible freelance work to balance family, but still want to be in the game and on a team with other strong women.

In addition to FlexTeam, Yi angel invests in female founders through 79 Studios. Previously, she was the SVP of strategy and product and GM of digital at GameFly Inc., where she ran strategy, product, business development, analytics and digital teams. Prior to GameFly, she worked at Chanin Capital Partners and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Yi holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from UCLA Anderson, where she was a Venture Fellow working at Zelnick Media and Redpoint Ventures.

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Dyan A. Decker
U.S. Forensic Technology Leader

Dyan Decker (’02) is a forensic services principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s New York practice and the U.S. forensic technology leader within PwC. Previously, she led the forensic technology practice globally from 2008 through 2013.

Decker advises multinational organizations on investigative, regulatory, compliance and litigation matters, with specific specialties in identifying, gathering and analyzing large, complex data sets. Recent engagements have included advising a Fortune 100 organization on an anti-corruption investigation and assisting two other Fortune 100 organizations with their digital forensics and incident response needs globally. Decker’s testimony as a fact witness in the criminal trial of the lead defendant in a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme aided in the eventual prosecution of the defendant. She speaks frequently at seminars and conferences. She co-authored the chapter “Data Mining” in the second edition of the Guide to Forensic Accounting and the chapter “Data Management,” in the fourth edition of the Litigation Services Handbook: A Guide for Financial Experts.

Decker earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with a minor in biochemistry, from the University of California, San Diego, and her MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is a certified fraud examiner.

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Devon Dickau
Senior Consultant, Deloitte; Chief of Staff, Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion

Devon Dickau (B.A. ’07, ’15) is passionate about nurturing empowering communities in challenging environments and aligning corporate strategy with social values. He focuses on guiding Fortune 500 and nonprofit clients in the areas of diversity and inclusion, culture transformation, and leadership development.

Dickau began his career as an HIV/AIDS community organizer and activist in sub-Saharan Africa, and then created and managed diversity and community engagement initiatives for UCLA and Harvard. Prior to attending business school, he worked as a social impact strategist, working across the social and entertainment sectors to spark social change with celebrities and philanthropists.

Dickau holds a B.A. in American literature and culture/film studies from UCLA, an M.Ed. in technology, education and innovation from Harvard University, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. As an over-active student leader at Anderson, Dickau led Out@Anderson, founded Anderson’s LGBTQ Awareness Week and led the student effort to spark the creation of Impact@Anderson. He was a 2016 New Leaders Council Fellow and today sits on the board of the Social Impact Fund and the Executive Leadership Council for Hollywood HEART, and is president of the UCLA Lambda Alumni Association.

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Cathy Beaupain
President, Dermstore

Cathy Beaupain (B.S. ’97, ’05) has developed a career in understanding the end consumer by leveraging big data. Her expertise in data-driven consumer lifecycle management has allowed her to craft impactful product experiences that drive engagement and loyalty. Beaupain’s deep e-commerce and digital experience has been successfully tested in various industries, including travel, consumer products and digital content. She had held leadership positions at Princess Cruises (Carnival’s luxury brand), Oakley (Luxottica Group), Zynga and JibJab Media. Currently, Beaupain is president of Dermstore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Target Corporation.

Beaupain holds a B.S. in biochemistry from UCLA and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She was a Riordan MBA Fellow in 2000. She leads an active lifestyle in Manhattan Beach, California, with her husband and three energetic young children.

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Shannon Ellis
Senior Director, Human Resources, Patagonia Inc.

Shannon Ellis oversees Patagonia’s human resources functions, including recruiting, benefits, HRIS, payroll, all North American business partners, and its Ventura-based campus services teams, which include the café, the company archives and the current campus expansion efforts. Ellis got her start in Patagonia 22 years ago in retail, engaging directly with customers, and for the past 17 years she has worked in HR, engaging directly with employees. Over the years she has been responsible for every aspect of her department’s work.

For many of her years in HR, Ellis was at the core of a small team that initiated the early adoption of many of the company’s progressive work policies, including paid parental leave, traveling companion support for mothers of infants, flex time, employee cross-training and, most recently, creation of the archives to preserve the history of the company’s documents and products. Ellis knows her company from the point of view of employees at every level, from senior executive to café staffer, and in every function from finance to operations to marketing. She is a long-term guardian of the company’s unique culture.

Ellis serves as a board member of the Camber Group (formerly the Outdoor Industry Association’s Women’s Group). She holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, one in geography, the other in environmental studies. She lives in Ventura, California, with her husband Rowland Ellis, daughter Caspian and son Morgan. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, surfing, skiing and running.

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Dr. Angela Huntsman
Organizational Psychologist, The Wonderful Company

Dr. Angela Huntsman (B.A. ’85) works in the field of organizational development. Across her 25-year career, she has worked in corporate, government and university settings. Since 2012, Huntsman has been in house with The Wonderful Company, a $4 billion group of companies committed to healthful products.

Huntsman’s process guides organizations to find their own “way” by developing both people and culture, driven by the core belief that behind enterprise is the power of what people can do. Her main interests are in the application and research of self-determination theory and unlocking culture change in organizational settings.

Huntsman is a licensed clinical psychologist in the U.S. and Australia. She has held teaching positions at UCLA and University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

For more details, please find Huntsman on LinkedIn.

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Kim Pattillo Brownson
Vice President of Policy and Strategy, First 5 LA

In addition to oversight of First 5 LA's relationships with local, county, state and federal policy makers, Kim Pattillo Brownson ensures that First 5 LA's external strategic partnerships, public policy and government affairs, and communications and marketing efforts are integrated to maximize impact for the highest number of children and families in L.A. County.

  Pattillo Brownson previously served as the managing director of policy and advocacy at the Advancement Project, a civil rights organization engaged in policy and systems change to foster upward mobility in communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice. She led the Advancement Project's policy and advocacy staff across Sacramento, Los Angeles and the Bay Area and provided strategic direction to their work on early education, school funding and facilities, public budgeting transparency, governmental relations, and state and local campaign advocacy.   Prior to joining the Advancement Project, Pattillo Brownson was an education attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, where she focused on educational equity issues in California schools. Previously, she worked in private sector litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. She began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Dolores Sloviter on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Louis H. Pollak in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to law school, Pattillo Brownson worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where she provided financial and strategic planning services to Fortune 500 companies.   Pattillo Brownson earned a Doctor of Law degree from Yale Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in social studies.

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Kelly Peña
Brand, Strategy and Consumer Insights Consultant

Kelly Peña is a brand, strategy and consumer insights consultant with experience in developing and growing consumer brands, translating insights into strategies and driving growth for Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. Most recently, Peña was senior vice president of Disney Channels Worldwide Research, where she led an international team responsible for developing brand strategies and insights for Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD and Radio Disney. Peña also held executive positions at American Express and Hilton Hotels. She was inducted into the New Mexico State University Business School Hall of Fame in 2011, was named one of the Most Powerful and Influential Latinos in Entertainment by the Imagen Foundation board of directors in 2014 and 2015, and was named a Woman of Influence by L.A. Biz in 2015.

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Sienna Babb
Principal, Digital Business Development, Activision Blizzard Media Networks, Major League Gaming

Sienna Babb ('11) is principal of digital business development for Activision Blizzard's esports division, Major League Gaming. Babb leads business development partnerships, deal negotiations and implementation across internal and external partners. Prior to Activision, she was the head of digital for MarVista Entertainment, an independent studio based in Los Angeles. She managed the studio's digital distribution business across all windows and platforms as well as original digital productions for emerging SVOD, AVOD and OTT platforms. She was also responsible for defining and executing short- and long-term strategic business initiatives in the digital space, including direct-to-consumer and digital investments. Prior to MarVista, Babb was director of digital media business development for E! Online, an NBCUniversal company, where she managed all video/content distribution, audience development and ad technology partnerships to increase monetization and traffic for E!'s desktop, mobile and video properties. Babb has also worked at Sony Network Entertainment International in business development, Sony Pictures Entertainment in the corporate development group and Putnam Lovell NBF Investment Bank in the mergers and acquisitions division. Babb has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. from Cornell University.

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Barbara Boxer
Managing Director, BELLE Capital USA Fund; Founder, Women Angels

Barbara Boxer, J.D., is a managing director of the BELLE Capital USA Fund and one of the managers of the general partner and she serves as LeBe Inc.’s chief executive officer. Boxer has more than 20 years’ experience in advising and investing in early-stage companies. She has served as vice chairman of the investment committee for BELLE Capital LP.

Boxer is also the founder and managing member of Women Angels LLC, an investment group with more than 100 women investors in Miami, Milwaukee, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Women Angels LLC comprises qualified women investors who only invest in women-owned businesses. Women Angels has invested over $5 million in five women-owned businesses since 2007, co-investing with a number of women-focused funds, including Phenomenelle Angels Fund and BELLE Capital. Boxer is phasing out of Women Angels and inviting its members to become limited partners in the fund.

Before retiring from her law practice to focus on angel investing, Boxer was general counsel to PDM Bridge. Previously, she was a partner at Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren s.c. and chair of the firm’s government relations department. Earlier in her career, Boxer founded a successful medical mail order business with three divisions, each of which she sold. She earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School. Boxer serves on the board of the University of Miami Business School’s Launch Pad, ABA Construction Lawyers and the Women’s Common Wealth Institute, and sits on the advisory boards of a number of startups.

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Kimberly Freeman
Assistant Dean, Diversity Initiatives and Community Relations, UCLA Anderson School of Management

A Los Angeles native, Kimberly Freeman (’02) is responsible for leading UCLA Anderson’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to strengthen relationships within the L.A. community. She also serves as a member of the vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion’s committee of campus-wide equity advisors.

Freeman worked for more than 24 years at Southern California Gas Company. She also worked as a registered lobbyist for SoCalGas’ parent company, Sempra Energy, during the California energy crisis of 2000.

Freeman is committed to public service and women’s leadership. She is a member of the California Volunteers board of directors and a trustee of Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. She has been appointed by governors and mayors to state and city commissions and previously chaired the boards of Leadership California and Southern California Leadership Network. She was also a founding board member of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), an organization whose mission is to increase the number of African-American women in leadership positions in public policy, civic and political arenas.

She earned an undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley, a master of public policy degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. She has also taught an undergraduate course in government and business as a part-time faculty member in the School of Policy Planning and Development at USC.

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Nurit Katz
Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Officer, Facilities Management, UCLA

Nurit Katz (MBA/MPP '08) is working to foster partnerships among academic, research and operational departments to facilitate creating a world-class living laboratory for sustainability at UCLA. As executive officer for UCLA Facilities Management, Katz provides strategy support to make the university more operationally efficient. Katz is also an instructor for UCLA Extension's Sustainability Certificate Program. Before starting in this position she founded the UCLA Sustainable Resource Center to provide resources for the community on sustainability. She then served as president of the Graduate Students Association and assisted Dr. Charles Corbett in developing a new interdisciplinary graduate certificate program, Leaders in Sustainability.

After graduation she helped launch the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance. She has worked on a variety of sustainability projects, including a project for the City of Los Angeles that focused on transit-oriented development along the Expo Light Rail Line.
Katz holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Master of Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a B.A. in environmental education from Humboldt State University. Recently she was recognized as one of the top 100 business trailblazers in the Women Worth Watching 2015 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal.

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Jocelyn Doe
Managing Director and Head of Environmental, Social, Governance Strategies, Atlas Capital

Jocelyn Doe (’98) is managing director and head of environmental, social, governance (ESG) strategies at Atlas Capital, a leading enhanced index firm in San Francisco. Doe seeded $30 million and built the firm’s first low-carbon, multi-factor portfolio. Her mission is to prove the business case that we can be responsible investors while earning market rate returns.

In her writing and speaking engagements as the Sustainable Capitalist, Doe shares how an evidence-based systems thinker overcame her skepticism in ESG and why family offices are the ideal catalysts for sustainable capitalism.

Prior to managing private capital, Doe spent nearly two decades as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers advising technology companies in Silicon Valley, New York and Hong Kong. Sustainability has been a touchstone throughout Jocelyn’s career, from financing renewable energy projects to marketing solar IPOs and launching a sustainability-as-a-service venture for real estate firms. With Doe’s expertise in capital markets, her clients raised nearly $30 billion in debt and equity financings.

Doe has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards and audit committes, such as those of Fidelity International, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She graduated with an A.B. in economics and political science from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School, where she won the Dean’s Merit Fellowship.

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Gay Browne
Founder, Greenopia

Gay Browne is an environmental advocate, humanitarian and founder of Greenopia, a comprehensive guide to over 110,000 sustainable and eco-friendly businesses that was first launched as a printed city guide series and quickly expanded nationwide with the launch of Greenopia.com. Greenopia is based on life cycle analysis principles, tracking impacts from material extraction, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, usage and disposal, as opposed to just one supply chain area of a business or product.

Browne’s green journey was inspired by her own health challenges. As a former asthma sufferer, she began to search for ways to improve her family’s living environment.

She has received numerous awards for her work, most notably the Climate Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for recognition of her outstanding work fighting climate change. Browne was also chosen to speak at the Green Inaugural Ball, welcoming President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to the White House.

Before launching Greenopia, Browne enjoyed a successful 15-year career in advertising and public relations with various publishing companies, including American Express Publishing and Times Mirror.

Browne is a trustee for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s environmental organization, Waterkeeper Alliance, and serves on the board for the safe soil movement Kiss The Ground. She has served Women for Women, the French Heritage Society, P.S. Arts, St. Andrew’s School in Delaware and the Los Angeles Women’s Foundation.

In her spare time, Browne enjoys hiking, tennis, golf, yoga, mediation, art restoration and writing. She has three children and two dogs.

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Dawn Wilson
Director, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, Southern California Edison

Dawn Wilson is director of environmental affairs and sustainability for Southern California Edison (SCE), responsible for the development of an integrated environmental strategy in support of company objectives. These responsibilities include environmental policy, natural resources and public lands, transportation electrification and the administration of the corporate responsibility program.

Prior to her current role Wilson served as the director of corporate resources, directing the strategy and operations of a $1 billion portfolio of SCE’s non-electric facilities. She had management responsibility for a budget of approximately $300 million, with approximately 300 employees. Over the years Wilson has held a variety of management positions, including director of business and organizational support, manager transportation services, and manager of environmental health and safety.

Wilson began her career as a real estate transactional attorney and practiced with two private law firms before joining the law department of SCE, where she practiced environmental law for 14 years. She serves on the board of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, the executive board of the Pasadena Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, and honorary host committee for EmpowHer. Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wellesley College and a law degree from the University of Michigan. She is a licensed attorney in the state of California.

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Jill Baldauf
Associate Dean of Alumni Relations, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Jill Baldauf is a double Bruin (B.A. ’79, ’81) and a 30-year veteran of the advertising industry. Her career has spanned both coasts with key positions at DDB, Grey, Ogilvy & Mather and Benton & Bowles. Her clients included Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Mars and Henkel, as well as toy powerhouses Mattel and Hasbro. In fact, she launched her own agency, Ampersand, in 2003 with a retainer from Hasbro to work on Disney products.

Baldauf returned to her alma mater, UCLA Anderson School of Management, as associate dean of alumni relations in September of 2014. She served on Anderson’s Board of Visitors from 1992 to 1997.

Baldauf is extremely active in the community. She is chairman of the board of Chrysalis and president of the Blue Ribbon. She serves on the boards of the Music Center and Los Angeles Opera. She has also served on the boards of the Broad Stage, Wildwood School and the Stanford Parents Advisory Board. She is an avid tennis and paddle tennis player.

Baldauf is married to Steve Grossman, a partner at O’Melveny & Myers. They have two daughters, Andie and Ella. Andie is a senior at Stanford, while Ella is a freshman at Colorado College.

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David Cooley
Director of Alumni Career Services, UCLA Anderson School of Management

David Cooley (ExecEd CERT ’08) joined the UCLA Anderson Office of Alumni Relations as director of alumni career services in September 2014 after working in the Parker Career Management Center from 2006 to 2014 as associate director of career advising and corporate relations. At the Parker CMC, Cooley was a highly rated career advisor to students in UCLA Anderson’s full-time MBA program. In June 2013, he received UCLA Anderson’s Abraham Ackerman Staff Excellence Award.

In his role as director of alumni career services, Cooley provides individual career coaching, group career coaching, webinars and program delivery to UCLA Anderson alumni of all experience levels — in all stages of their career — providing job search strategy, networking strategy, mock interviews, leadership development, 1:1 career management coaching and more to the 36,000-member UCLA Anderson Alumni Network.

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Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall
Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer, AT&T

Cynt Marshall is responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning managers with AT&T's vision and priorities, and employee engagement. She oversees the award-winning AT&T University, as well as the company's efforts to leverage its longstanding leadership in diversity and inclusion and its EEO and affirmative action policies. She was appointed to this position in March 2015.

  Marshall was previously president of AT&T North Carolina, where she oversaw the company's regulatory, legislative and community affairs activities in the state. She was the first African-American chair of the North Carolina State Chamber of Commerce.   Widely recognized for her leadership, Marshall was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2015. She was honored as the 2014 HR Executive of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards. In 2013, Marshall received the prestigious Leadership North Carolina's Governors Award, which honors one citizen of the state for lifetime achievements. She currently serves on the Dallas Court-Appointed Special Advocates board of directors and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent member organization for the development of global black leaders.   Marshall graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in business administration and human resources management. She has received honorary doctorates from Livingstone College and Bennett College.   The fourth of six children, Marshall grew up in Richmond, California, and now lives in Dallas with her husband and three children. She is a colon cancer survivor whose zeal for her work is superseded only by her devotion to creating permanence and stability for children.

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Professor Margaret Shih
Senior Associate Dean, MBA and Fully Employed MBA Programs

Margaret Shih is the Board of Visitors Term Chair Professor in Management and Organizations and Senior Associate Dean of the FEMBA and full-time MBA programs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Her research focuses on the effects of diversity in organizations. In particular, she focuses on social identity and the psychological effects of stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and stigma in organizations.

Prior to joining the faculty at Anderson, Shih served on the faculty at the University of Michigan for eight years and also worked at the RAND Corporation. She serves on the executive committee for the International Society for Self and Identity and is a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She was also an editor for the special issue of the Journal of Social Issues. She has received fellowships and grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, Social Sciences and Humanities of Research Council of Canada, John Templeton Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Paige K. Hayes
Advisory Partner, PwC

Paige K. Hayes is an advisory partner in PwC’s Los Angeles office with almost 30 years of experience consulting to both large and small companies. Hayes has led or participated in many engagements involving development and implementation of business strategies, development and reengineering of business processes, and development and monitoring of internal controls.

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2002, she was a partner in Arthur Andersen’s business consulting practice and worked in the marketing and strategic planning department of TRW’s information systems group.

Hayes is the Leader of PwC’s entertainment, media and and communications advisory practice in the U.S. Prior to that role, she served as the west region advisory leader and market advisory leader for the Southern California/Phoenix market. She currently serves as the lead partner for a number of large clients and works extensively with clients in the entertainment, media and communications industry.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA in marketing and finance from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

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Miguel Unzueta
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at UCLA Anderson

Miguel Unzueta joined the faculty at UCLA in 2006 after earning his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Unzueta studies diversity, bias and discrimination. More specifically, his research explores how people understand their position within social and interpersonal hierarchies and the impact this understanding has on their perceptions of self, others and group-based inequality.

His latest research explores how people define diversity and the impact particular diversity definitions have on the representation of racial minorities in organizations. His research has been published in top management and psychology journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. In recognition of his research record, he was awarded the Eric and “E” Juline award for excellence in faculty research at UCLA in 2012.

In 2010, Unzueta was awarded the George Robbins Teaching Award at UCLA Anderson. More recently, he was selected by MBA blog Poets and Quants as one of the best 40 business school professors under age 40.

Unzueta is a consulting editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and the Journal of Social Issues. He is also the faculty director for the UCLA Anderson/Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute, a program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of managers and leaders of sub-Saharan African organizations devoted to delivering health care services to underserved populations throughout Africa.

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Nicole Adrien
Global Head of Client Relations, Oaktree Capital

Nicole Adrien (’06) is the global head of Oaktree Capital’s client relations organization, which comprises product management, client services, portfolio analysis and reporting (PAR), and diligence services. She also oversees the firm’s enterprise change services department.

Adrien joined Oaktree in 2006 following graduation from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she was an Anderson Fellow and recipient of the J. Fred Weston Award for Excellence in Finance. Previous experience with Oaktree includes roles as marketing representative, distressed debt product specialist and director of investor relations for Oaktree’s public entity. Prior to Oaktree, Adrien worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the firm’s investment management, equities and executive office divisions.

She holds a B.A. degree in comparative area studies, magna cum laude, from Duke University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Adrien is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French.

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Catherine Corley
Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Catalyst

Catherine Corley is an accomplished senior marketing executive and business leader who leads the membership and marketing teams as well as Catalyst’s field organizations in Canada, Europe, India, Japan and Australia. She is also responsible for Catalyst’s emerging markets strategy.

Corley served most recently as VP of member services at Sam’s Club, owned and operated by Walmart Inc. She led the development of transformational new services to build membership, create loyalty and establish Sam’s Club as champion for micro-businesses. Using a research-backed approach, her team developed a new services strategy and conceptualized a strategic initiative that positioned Sam’s Club to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Prior to this role, Corley served as VP of member strategy and program development at Sam’s Club, helping to redefine the member value proposition and create new services.

Corley’s extensive business experience also includes strategic planning, corporate strategy and development at Tyson Foods Inc., where she led a five-year global strategic planning process, product marketing ($2 billion in sales) and new product innovation (receiving Tyson Foods Marketer of the Year Award).

Corley has a BSBA in accounting from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the University of Memphis, and is a certified public accountant. She has demonstrated her commitment to women in the workplace through her professional affiliations and board service, including for the Foundation of the Women Presidents’ Organization. She is a Diversity MBA Top 100 under 50 honoree and was recognized by Women’s Foodservice Forum as an emerging leader.

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Angela Delgado
U.S. Talent Acquisition Diversity Leader, PwC

Angela Delgado leads the strategy behind PwC’s student programs and national recruiting conferences to attract, engage and recruit top diverse talent.

Delgado started her career with PwC as a campus recruiting associate in 2005 in New York City and eventually made the move back home to Southern California in 2009 as a campus recruiting manager. In 2012, Delgado left PwC to lead the campus recruiting efforts at an electric utility company. She returned to PwC in 2016 as the SoCal/Phoenix market campus recruiting leader.

Delgado earned her degree in sociology with a concentration in race, identity, and inequality and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies from Dartmouth College in 2004. She lives in in Southern California with her husband, two children and three dogs.

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