Women in Arts and Entertainment

Debbie Appel, TV Writer and Producer;

Apoorva Bakshi, Golden Karavan Productions;

Janice Foy, Ph.D., Cellist, Ethnomusicologist, and Pianist;

Anna Hongo, Marketing Coordinator at 100 Thieves;

Pooja Kohli, Golden Karavan Productions;

Natalie Novak, Agent, Digital Media and Events

Moderated by: Erika Rasso, MFA Screenwriting, UCLA ‘19

Women in Business

Jen Bilik, CEO of Knock Knock;

Diana Ingram, Independent Director & Consulting Sales Executive, and a member of the UCLA Foundation Board;

Pragati Kapoor, CFO National Cement Co. US Operations;

Nella McOsker, Vice President at S360;

Megan Pierce, Venture Capital Analyst, Pritzker Group;

Moderated by: Maisy Bockus

Women in Law

Tahmeena Ahmed, Executive Managing Partner in Client Relations at Bradford & Barthel, LLP;

Amanda Alameddine, Senior Legal Counsel at Western Digital;

Natalie Alameddine, Employment and Labor Law Attorney at Blank Rome LLP;

Celene Chan Andrews, Partner at Kasdan LippSmith Weber Turner LLP;

Manjusha P. Kulkarni, Esq., Executive Director at Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (AP3CON);

Kendra Carney Mehr, Founder of the law firm Carney Mehr and of counsel with Garcia, Rainey, Blank, & Bowerbank LLP;

Claudia Pena, Co-Founder of Repair and Faculty at UCLA School of Law focused on Trauma Informed Lawyering;

Moderated by: Lauren Valles

Women in Marketing/PR

Emanuela Cariolagian, Be in the News;

Lauren Daly, The Little Market Marketing Associate;

Milda Goodman, Assistant Vice President, Consumer Brand Advertising at Pacific Life;

Maria Sahakian, Marketing and Events Director at Glendale Arts|Alex Theatre;

Winnie Jaing, Director, Licensing Strategy and Partnerships, Hot Topic

Diana Sanchez, Director of Public and Community Relations at Van Nuys Airport

Moderated by: Vanshika Arora

Women in Medicine

Katherine Chiu, MD, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Smart Microscopy Inc. and Board member of Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics;

Avital Harari, MD, Associate Professor, Endocrine Surgeon at UCLA;

Janet Pregler, MD, Director, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center

Moderated by: Bethlehem Michael

Women in Nonprofits

Selina Durán, Director of Recruitment at Teach for America;

Lisa Hasegawa, Regional Vice President of NeighborWorks America, Western Region;

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, CEO of LA Family  Housing;

Infunanya Nweke, Executive Director of Jazz Hands for Autism;

Angela Sanchez, Program Officer, College Success at ECMC Foundation

Moderated by: Jorja Leap, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare at UCLA and Director of Health and Social Justice Partnership

Women in Politics

Yoko Igawa, Manager of Public Affairs at Foothill Transit;

Sara Mitchell, Planned Parenthood LA - Public Affairs;

Melissa Ramoso, Artesia City Councilwoman

Moderated by: Abigail Fitzgibbon

Women in Public Health

Brigitte Bailey, Senior Health Educator in the Health Education, Cultural and Linguistic Services Department at L.A. Care Health Plan;

Jennifer Florez, MPH, Communications Manager, LA Public Health;

Nicole Haskell, MPH, Director, Corporate Development at DaVita Kidney Care;

Catherine Idema, Manager, Programs and Learning at Health Leads;

Nicolle Perras, Health Program Analyst, Office of Women's Health- County of LA Public Health;

Nahal Sabrkhani, Project Manager at Children's Hospital Los Angeles Public Health Advocate

Moderated by: Sangeeta Ahluwalia, Ph.D., UCLA Assistant Professor and Senior Policy Researcher

Women in Technology and Engineering

Hafidha Benyahia, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of RideSVP;

Tiffany Huang, Civil Engineering Analyst at Kimley-Horn;

Milana Lewis, CEO of Stem Disintermedia;

Tia Smith, Esports Account Manager for GumGum Sports;

Jen Wong, Designer at CO Architects

Brittany Moffett, Facade Engineer at Arup

Yessenia Lopez, Project Manager at Amgen  

Moderated by: Yugina Yun, Esports Collegiate Program Specialist at Corsair