Now, more than ever, is a time for female leaders and influencers to come forward and share.
Velocity 2018 was a unique celebration of the power and resilience of women. The annual Anderson Women's Leadership Summit is where inspirational women who have learned, earned and triumphed will show how they've succeeded — and how we can open doors for each other in the future.
Susanne Daniels is an award-winning entertainment executive who has developed and produced some of the most iconic and groundbreaking series in entertainment.
As global head of original content for YouTube, Daniels is responsible for leading the company’s overall efforts and investments in original content, including programming strategy, development and production of series and feature films from some of YouTube’s most successful creators. Since joining Youtube, Susanne has launched and developed over 50 new shows, including Ryan Hansen Solves Crime on Television, Witness Worldwide featuring Katie Perry — which Time magazine called one of the top ten shows of 2017 — and the highly anticipated spin-off of Karate Kid, Cobra Kai.
Daniels brings an extraordinary level of programming experience to YouTube, spanning her most recent work as president of programming at MTV as well as top posts as the president of Lifetime Television and the WB, vice president of comedy for Fox Television and more. In these roles she’s led the development of some of the most memorable shows on TV, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls, Army Wives, Charmed, 7th Heaven, Smallville, Project Runway, Martin, Living Single and, most recently, Are You the One and Scream.
Daniels serves on the boards of the Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Common Sense Media, among other advisory roles. She is based in Los Angeles, where she resides with her husband, writer-producer- director Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill).
Susan Love, M.D. ('98)
Chief Visionary Officer
Susan Love Research Foundation
Chief Visionary Officer, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Susan M. Love , M.D., MBA, has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. As chief visionary officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she oversees an innovative research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention. She is also a clinical professor of surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.
One of the founders of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, Love is well known as a trusted guide to women worldwide through the Foundation’s ImPatient Science™ education program and her books, including Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, now in its sixth edition. The foundation’s recent groundbreaking initiatives include the Army of Women®, developed to partner women and scientists to accelerate translational research, and the Health of Women (HOW) Study™, an online cohort study aimed at identifying the cause of breast cancer. Among the foundation’s collaborative research projects are the development of an NIH-funded self-reading ultrasound technology for triage of palpable breast lumps, an analysis of the anatomy of the breast ductal system, and an investigation into the microbiome of the breast ducts.
Love received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York. She trained at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, was an early member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Center at Dana Farber Cancer Center, and founded the Faulkner Breast Center and the Revlon UCLA Breast Center. She received her business degree from the Executive MBA program at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Lynda Resnick is vice chair and co-owner, along wither her husband Stewart, of The Wonderful Company. Dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world, the company’s iconic brands include Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, JUSTIN and Landmark Wines, and Teleflora. Resnick runs worldwide marketing and product development for the company and, in 2017, ranked No. 10 among Forbes’ Top 60 Most Successful Self-Made Women in America. Central to her successful approach is “doing well by doing good,” and under her personal supervision, The Wonderful Company gives back to the communities in which its employees live and work with robust community development, health and wellness, and educational initiatives.
Assistant Professor of Decisions,
Operations, and Technology Management
Assistant Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
Elisa Long’s research integrates epidemiological modeling, economic analysis and decision making under uncertainty, with the aim of assessing the value of health interventions to help policymakers allocate limited resources most effectively. She has constructed mathematical models to simulate HIV epidemics in Russia, India, South Africa, Ghana and the United States.
Among Long’s newest interests is improving patient health literacy. She plans to embark on future research to better understand why some patients might overestimate their risks in the face of serious disease and how they can become more literate around their treatment options. Her first paper on breast cancer, published in JAMA Oncology, examined the controversial question of genetic testing for breast cancer among all women, not just those with known family history.
At UCLA Anderson, Long teaches the introductory Data and Decisions course for MBA and EMBA students. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in management science and engineering from Stanford University and her B.S. in operations research from Cornell University.