What's Current March 2023

March 2023

Welcome to the March edition of our monthly newsletter, What’s Current. In March, we celebrated Women’s History Month, beginning with our annual Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit, led by our Women’s Business Connection (WBC) and Anderson Women. In this newsletter, we spotlight just a few of the incredible women making an impact at Anderson, UCLA and beyond. Among them, Susan Wojcicki (’98), former CEO of YouTube and the recipient of the 2023 John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award. Also showcased this month: The FEMBA student honored with UCLA’s inaugural EDI Student Leadership award, and alumni and students whose projects and passions range from
energy innovation to baby care products, and from startup funding to video game analytics. Looking ahead, next month at Anderson will be packed with notable events: LGBTQ Awareness Week, Impact Week, A Days, our Ethics Summit and the annual Pulse conference honoring Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. I hope to see you at many of them!

Dean Tony Bernardo

Velocity Soared, WBC Drove Change as Anderson Celebrated Women’s
History Month

Illustrious alumnae like Julie Urhman (’04), Mitchella Gilbert (’21) and Annette Blum (’10) joined our students in energizing women’s leadership

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Susan Wojcicki (’98) Receives the 2023 John E. Anderson Distinguished
Alumni Award

The former CEO of YouTube exemplifies the Anderson ethos of sharing success, thinking fearlessly and driving change

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Carolanne Link (’23) Earns UCLA’s Inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Student Leadership Award

Anderson’s first FEMBA Council VP for EDI is a Paralympic athlete in training — but first she’s making strides toward greater campus accessibility

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Hello Bello Co-Founder Jenn Pullen (’07) Is Launching Zenn Capital

Always connecting the dots between her Anderson education and her deep contacts in finance, she’s helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams

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Donna Langley DBE to Receive the 2023 Game Changer Award

The chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group will be honored at Anderson’s annual Pulse conference in April

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Ask an Expert: Why Decarbonize?

Anderson’s Energy and Cleantech Association president, Kevin Kuhn (’23), explains our vested interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions — and the technologies that can help us solve the problem now

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Brian Baron (’05) Found Success in the Nascent Field of Data Analytics

Anderson’s curriculum gave the Electronic Arts VP a competitive edge to change careers

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The U.S. and California Economies Remain at a Crossroads

UCLA Anderson Forecast’s March conference reported on our state’s strong construction sector and sufficient rainy-day fund, and partnered with the Easton Center to explore health care and technology

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Philanthropist Steven Gordon Deepens His Commitment to UCLA Anderson’s
Ziman Center

The most recent gift from Domino Realty Management’s chairman funds a UCLA real estate economist and policy analyst to produce a real estate forecast and professional policy briefs

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For the Most Advanced Societies and Economies in History, Violence Was Pivotal

Romain Wacziarg found that agriculture was foundational to societies’ economic development, but cavalry was an accelerator

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Face-to-Face Meetings, Before an Acquisition, Improve Outcomes for Buyers

More UCLA Anderson research using smart phone location data

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