A Dialogue on Equity by Anderson


Friday, May 14, 2021

A Dialogue on Equity by Anderson is a daylong summit promoting equity and inclusion for minority identities in business. This year’s theme, “Our Differences, Our Power,” celebrates achievement across intersectional identities while exploring opportunities for continued personal and professional growth. This inaugural summit will aim to address and translate experiences of systemic marginalization into narratives of empowerment and success.

A Dialogue on Equity offers an inclusive and uplifting space for all who identify as a member of a minority group, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community and people with disabilities. Our programming encourages all attendees to engage in their personal and professional enrichment while being cognizant and considerate of the space they occupy.


Keynote Speaker


Dr. John J. Tracy

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations and Technology, Boeing
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Speakers & Moderators


Cynthia Andrianjatovo (’22)

MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson
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Kwasi Bowman (’23)

Director of Account Management, Gavelytics
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Heather Caruso

Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, UCLA Anderson
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Jan Coleman

Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships and Multicultural Marketing, The Walt Disney Studios
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Adela Jamal

Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing, Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Radka Opalka

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Judy Shen-Filerman

CEO, Dreambridge Partners
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Gautam Sood (B.S. ’03, ’20)

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Postdoctoral Researcher, UCLA Anderson
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Miguel Unzueta

Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs; Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson
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Jonathan Wilson (’08)

President and Chief Value Creator, Dubb Value Creation LLC
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Friday, May 14

Time Session
9:00 a.m.

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Assistant Dean Heather Caruso
Introduction: Courtney Cheng (’22) and Jesse Meza (’22)

9:30 a.m.

Her-Stories: How WLI Alumni Lead

Hear from a panel of UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) alumni as they share how their intersectional identities have shaped their career paths and growth.

Jan Coleman, Vice President of Global Marketing Partnerships at The Walt Disney Studios
Adela Jamal, Executive Director of Strategic Sourcing at Sony Pictures Entertainment
Radka Opalka, Partner/Consultant
Moderator: Cynthia Andrianjatovo (’22)

10:45 a.m.

Resonance on Self-Reflection

Connect with fellow attendees through a series of guided reflections and opportunities to resonate with shared experiences.

Due to the structure of this activity, this session will not be able to accommodate latecomers.

Gautam Sood (B.S. ’03, ’20)

11:45 a.m.

Showing Up as You Are

Listen to a fireside chat between a current Anderson student and an alumnus about intersectionality in the workplace, including mentorship and sponsorship, codeswitching and covering, and representation through EDI initiatives.

Jonathan Wilson (’08) and Kwasi Bowman (’23)

12:30 p.m.

Building Career Success as Third Culture Leaders

Learn how to harness the power of your identities, experiences and capabilities to own and express your best self and the value you bring to any organization.

Judy Shen-Filerman, CEO of Dreambridge Partners

1:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote

John J. Tracy, SVP of The Boeing Company
Moderator: Dean Miguel Unzueta
2:30 p.m.

Optional Networking



Cynthia Andrianjatovo (’22)
Courtney Cheng (’22)
Camilo Cuellar (’22)
Nuvie Ewharekuko (’22)
Dave Guerrero (’22)
Chris Low (’22)
Jesse Meza (’22)
Liz Perez (’22)
Jessica Rodriguez (’22)
Kelsey Smith (’23)



Ben Antoine (’22)
Jordan Budisantoso (’22)
Miranda Fang (’22)
Deon Goggins (’22)
Emily Hite (’21)
Ashley Johnson (’22)
Fiorella Mejia (’22)
Leanna Parchment (’22)
Rosa Segura (’21)
Marcella Thompkins (’23)
Daphna Weinstock (’22)


Presented by Anderson's EDI Student Leaders


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