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2021 UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit

Friday, April 9, 2021

Velocity 2021 is a celebration of the power and impact of women, bringing together current and future leaders of all backgrounds to explore ideas for a more equitable future in business and society. This year we convene under the theme Forward to recognize those who create positive change and to push women forward through the challenges our society faces today. True to tradition, Velocity will inspire our passionate and forward-thinking community to continue its learning, growth, leadership and empowerment through all stages of life and career.

Velocity welcomes all people, encompassing every gender identity, ethnicity/race, ability, age and background. We are proud to promote a community of purposeful inclusion, and are eager to see men, trans, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming and all attendees participate in these important conversations. Together, we can make Velocity an environment where all feel safe, valued and cared for, while enjoying a great opportunity to form meaningful connections with one another.

Keynote Speakers
Jodie Lesh (’92)
Chief Transformation Officer
Kaiser Permanente
Morgan Mercer
Founder and CEO
Vantage Point
Martine Rothblatt (B.A. ’77, MBA/J.D. ’81)
Chairman and CEO
United Therapeutics
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Presented by:

* Women in Entrepreneurship: The Challenges and Triumphs panel presented by Fritz Demopoulos (’97)

Please email your questions or comments to

Velocity 2020: The Highlights, Elevated
January 31, 2020
UCLA Anderson’s 2019 Velocity Women’s Leadership Summit, presented by the Women’s Business Connection and Anderson Women.

This event is dedicated to Jenessa Shapiro in commemeration of her groundbreaking research on discrimination and prejudice

The Jenessa Shapiro Fellowship Fund supports Anderson students from under-represented backgrounds, who may include women.
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