Join Mount Saint Mary’s Center for the Advancement of Women and more than 450 professional women from across Los Angeles for our annual conference featuring inspiring keynotes, powerful workshops and engaging panels with female industry leaders who are at the top of their game.
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Get ready to explore content across three tracks that represent essential aspects of leadership: Personal Leadership, Professional Leadership, and Community Leadership, where you will gain actionable insights and expertise to continue building the foundation for a lifetime of effective leadership and positive social change.
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Mount Saint Mary's Chalon Campus
12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Introduction expert and LADYBADASS founder Joanna Bloor is on a mission to get people to talk about themselves in a new way. She asks if you have a great answer to the question, “What do you do?” A self-described “startup junkie,” Joanna started her career by scaling the revenue strategies of brands such as Ticketmaster, Cars.com, OpenTable and Pandora. A conversation at TED 2016 led to a realization that what we are known for has a far-reaching impact on us as individuals and leaders. Companies such as General Electric, Ernest & Young, 21st Century Fox and Salesforce have brought Joanna in to work with employees, from recent grads to executive teams. She also has been a TED speaker and “TED experience” coach. Learn more at www.joannabloor.com.
Maggie Chieffo currently serves as the general manager and editor-in-chief of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Co-founded by Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker, Smart Girls is an organization dedicated to providing a healthy alternative to so much that is being marketed to young people on the internet. Prior to Smart Girls, Chieffo co-produced the documentary Be Prepared to Stop and worked as an associate producer on Michael Mann’s feature film Blackhat released January 2015. Additionally, she has held various positions in casting, production, and post production on the television series “Luck” and “Witness”, as well as feature films The Texas Killing Fields and Public Enemies.
Mallika Chopra is a mom, media entrepreneur, public speaker and published author. Her most recent book, “Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy,” was published in 2015. She is the founder of Intent.com, a website and app focused on personal, social and global wellness. Mallika has taught meditations to thousands of people. She enjoys speaking to audiences around the world and has shared her passion about Intent at TedXSan Diego and TedXBerkeley, Ideacity, Business Innovation Factory, the Green Festivals, LOHAS, Prevention R3, Wisdom 2.0, Women’s Conferences around the United States, and the Parliament of World Religions.
Susan Feniger is a celebrated chef, author, and entrepreneur. Her solo ventures and professional collaboration with Mary Sue Milliken (CITY, Ciudad, Too Hot Tamales) have resulted in the beloved Mud Hen Tavern in Hollywood, and the groundbreaking Border Grill empire. A classically trained graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, she was a trailblazer from the start, landing a job at Chicago’s famed Le Perroquet as one of the first women in the all-male kitchen. A natural teacher, Feniger has co-authored six cookbooks, including her latest, Susan Feniger’s Street Food. Susan is a veteran of 396 episodes of The Food Network’s popular “Too Hot Tamales” and “Tamales World Tour” series and competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” in 2010.
Ana Flores is founder and CEO of #WeAllGrow Latina Network, the first and largest network of digital Latina influencers in the country. After a career of more than 15 years creating content for US Hispanics and the Latin American market as a producer for major Spanish-language networks, she transitioned to launching the award-winning SpanglishBaby.com. Ana has been recognized by the prestigious Holmes Report among their 2015 Innovator 25 and was named as one of People en Español’s “Las 25 Mujeres Más Poderosas” of 2017. In 2016 she was invited to speak on two occasions at the White House, including the United State of Women Summit on gender diversity and women empowerment issues.
Lateefah Simon was elected to serve District 7 on the BART Board of Directors on November 8, 2016. A nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice, Simon brings over 20 years of executive experience advancing opportunities for communities of color and low-income communities in the Bay Area. She began organizing at age 15 for the Center for Young Women’s Development. At 19-years-old she was appointed executive director of CYWD, where she served 11 years and brought the organization to national acclaim. At 26, her work earned her the distinction of the youngest woman ever to receive a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. She went on to lead the creation of San Francisco’s first reentry services division under the leadership of then District Attorney Kamala D. Harris. Simon later served as executive director of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Program Director at the Rosenberg Foundation. Currently, Simon is president of the Akonadi Foundation, an organization based in Oakland, that funds and nurtures racial justice movement building to eliminate structural racism and expand opportunity for youth of color. She is also a California State University Trustee, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016 to serve the largest public university system in the world.