2023 UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit


Friday, March 10, 2023
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. PT

Velocity 2023 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 “propel” to advance the opportunities and success of women leaders in the classroom, workplace, boardroom and beyond.  Together, we can catalyze change that benefits all. 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.

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UCLA and the Skirball Cultural Center follow the LA County COVID-19 health protocols, which are subject to change. Currently, event attendees are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the past 72 hours. A valid photo ID is also required for visitors ages 18 and up. Additional information can be found in the Safety Protocols section of this link: http://www.skirball.org/ticketing-and-safety. Updated information will be sent to attendees prior to the event.

Keynote Speakers

Amy Howe
Julie Uhrman (’04)

Co-Founder and President
Angel City Football Club

Angela Roseboro

Chief Diversity Officer
Riot Games
Cassie Holmes
Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, UCLA Anderson

2023 Schedule


March 10, 2023

Skirball Cultural Center

All scheduled events take place in PDT.

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Networking Session
9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks
9:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Amy Howe, CEO, FanDuel
10:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Networking Break

In the Velocity Lounge, a space where attendees can network with each other, attendees can take a break from the conference and enjoy snacks from Anderson-founded companies. The lounge will be open all day.

11:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Julie Uhrman (’04), Co-Founder and President, Angel City Football Club
12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Networking Session
1:15 p.m.
Panel Sessions
2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Angela Roseboro, Chief Diversity Officer, Riot Games
4:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Quote Activity

Heather Caruso, Associate Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Adjunct Associate Professor of Management and Organizations and Behavioral Decision Making, UCLA Anderson

Annette Blum (’10), Leadership Coach, Annette Blum Pearson Coaching and Consulting

4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour

Featuring companies led by UCLA students and alumni





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

Please email your questions or comments to VelocityWomensLeadershipSummit@gmail.com.

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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