November 2018 - Ann Blanchard, CAA sharing her story with WLC members
Ann Develin Blanchard is an Agent in the TV Literary and Packaging department at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency. A veteran agent, Blanchard represents many of the most prolific, creative, and diverse artists working in television, ranging from writers, directors, playwrights, and writer-performers to Showrunners and production companies.
October 2018 - Joann Lublin, WSJ editor
Joann Lublin is the former management news editor of the Wall Street Journal and author of "Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of Business World". Joann discussed the four most common leadership traits exhibited by executive women.and shared her story of her uphill battle as a journalist in her career.
October 2018 - Joann Lublin
Joann Lublin is the former management news editor of the Wall Street Journal and author of "Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of Business World". Joann discussed the four most common leadership traits exhibited by executive women.
June 2018 - Tanya Acker
Tanya Acker is Of Counsel at Progress, LLP, where her practice focuses on business counseling and litigation. She also can be seen as one of the three judges on CBS Television Distribution's "Hot Bench," created and executive-produced by Judge Judith Sheindlin.
May 2018 - Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson
Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson is the president of Mount Saint Mary's, the only women's university in Los Angeles. She is recognized as a leader in bringing women's issues to light, and a champion for innovative teaching and learning.
April 2018 - Caviar 301 lesson
The most intensive tasting of caviar species varietal available in America.....it is very rare to taste this many caviars side by side. We learned about the history of caviar and the Petrossian family.
March 2018 - Willow Bay, Dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
January 2018 - Joanna Bloor, Ladybadassery, Inspirationalist and TED Speaker
Sept 2017 - Dr. Kristi Funk, Founder of Pink Lotus Breast Center
Dr. Kristi Funk is the board-certified surgical breast specialist and co-founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills. She is an expert in minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment methods for all types of breast disease. She has helped thousands of women through breast cancer treatment, including well-known celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, who have turned to her for her expertise.
Mary Ann Todd, Dr. Kristi Funk, Jill Cossman, Jennifer Frisk
July 2017 - Members Only dinner at the home of Martha De Laurentiis
June 2017 - Leeza Gibbons
Emmy Award winner Leeza Gibbons is one of the most well‐known pop‐culture icons on the air. In addition to her impressive background in the field of entertainment and news media, Leeza is an instrumental advocate for healthcare, wellness, and caregiving. She is also a wife, mother, businesswoman, EMMY award winner and a New York Times bestselling author.
April 2017 - Kathleen Brown
Kathleen Brown claims many professional distinctions, any one of which could stand as the capstone to a distinguished career: senior leader at global investment giant Goldman Sachs, President, Bank of America’s Private Bank, California State Treasurer, Trustee on the boards of CalPERS and CalSTRS, Co-chair of the Council of Institutional Investors, Commissioner of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works.
Brown was the Democratic nominee for California governor in 1994. Her leadership in public service and at the highest levels of the financial services industry brings a special understanding and insider’s perspective on how to get things done.
March 2017 - Annie Duke, Decision Strategist
for two decades, Annie Duke was one of the top poker players in the world, winning several championships during her career, and winning more than $4 million in tournament poker.
March 2017 - Fulfillment Fund mentees greet Nely Galan
Feb 2017 - Nely Galan
Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate Nely Galán, dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. An immigrant and self-made media mogul, Galán was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network, Telemundo.
Jan 2017 - Therese Tucker
Therese Tucker is the founder and CEO of BlackLine, a provider of cloud-based solutions for Finance & Accounting (F&A) that centralize and streamline financial close operations and other key F&A processes for midsize and large organizations.
She just broke a glass ceiling as the first woman founder/CEO to lead a venture-capital-backed Los Angeles startup to an initial public offering. BlackLine ranked No. 7 on the 2016 list of the ‘50 Fastest’ Women-Owned/Led Companies in the world, as reported in Fortune.
Nov 2016 - Claudia Teran
Claudia Teran is the EVP and General Counsel of Fox Sports and the EVP, Business and Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel for Fox Networks Group (FNG).
Sept 2016 - Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment sharing her story with WLC
Channing Dungey is the President, ABC Entertainment. She has oversight of all development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for ABC Primetime and Late Night.
Susan Galeas, Channing Dungey, Linda LoRe, Jill Cossman
July 2016 - Members Only Dinner at the home of Martha De Laurentiis
WLC Board Members - Jennifer Frisk. Sherry Cefali, Mary Ann Todd, Dawn Olsen, Martha De Laurentiis
May 2016 - New Members lunch
April 2016 - Geena Davis
Few have achieved such remarkable success in as many different fields as Geena Davis has: she is not only an Oscar and Golden Globe winning actor, but a world-class athlete (at one time the nation’s 13th-ranked archer), a member of the genius society Mensa, and is now recognized for her tireless advocacy of women and girls nearly as much as for her acting accomplishments. She is the Founder and Chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which engages film and television creators to dramatically increase the percentages of female characters — and reduce gender stereotyping — in media made for children 11 and under.
March 2016 - Linda LoRe
Linda LoRe is the CEO for InJoy Global, a company devoted to turning the workplace back into an engaged and profitable place of business. Using both online and mobile gaming technology, InJoy Global is a social enterprise focusing on the verticals of leadership, wellness, and customer contact.
In her 23 year-career as a CEO of world-renowned brands, Linda LoRe is recognized as a top brand strategist. Her extensive experience includes building consumer companies from the ground up, revitalizing storied brands and breathing new life into consumer favorites. She has been a prominent leader in some of the countries most successful corporations, including Avon Products, Proctor and Gamble, May Corporation (now Macy’s) Giorgio Beverly Hills and Frederick’s of Hollywood.
March 2016- WLC Mentoring the Fulfillment Fund women=
The WLC/Fulfillment Fund Mentoring Program was created to provide mentoring and networking opportunities for young women who are affiliated with the Fulfillment Fund and are often the first in their families to attend and graduate from college.
Jan 2016 - Jane Wurwand
Jane Wurwand is the founder and chief visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute post graduate training centers, and is one of the most recognized and respected authorities in professional skin therapy. Under her leadership, Dermalogica has grown to be the leading professional skin care brand, used by more than 100,000 skin therapists in more than 100 countries around the world.
Nov 2015 - Freya Estreller and Natasha Case
Coolhaus co-founders Natasha Case and Freya Esteller started baking cookies, making ice cream, and combining them into "cool houses" in 2008. With mutual backgrounds in the design and real estate fields, they began naming their ice cream sandwiches after architects and architectural movements that inspired them - and eventually decided to take their newfound passion (dubbed "Farchitecture," or Food + Architecture) to their hometown streets in Los Angeles.
Sept 2015 - Sandra Dewey
Sandra Dewey is the President of TNT/tbs Productions and Business Operations,. In this role, Sandra heads up the studio operation which produces content for TNT and tbs, as well as providing business oversight for various Turner networks, specifically business affairs and production for TNT, tbs and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and business affairs for truTV and Cartoon Network Originals.
July 2015 - The 10th anniversary of the WLC and Fulfillment Fund Mentoring Partnership
Jan 2015 - Anne Sweeney
Anne Sweeney is the Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks and President of Disney/ABC Television Group. Anne currently oversees ABC Studios, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and the ABC Television Network, with more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. She also oversees Disney Channels Worldwide, cable network ABC Family and the company's equity interest in A+E Networks and Hulu. She has been repeatedly been named the “Most Powerful Woman in Entertainment” by The Hollywood Reporter, one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune and one of “The World's 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes.
Oct 2014 - Deborah Borda
Deborah Borda is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, managing the largest symphonic organization in the United States.
When Deborah assumed her present duties in 2000, she oversaw the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall and the addition of a new shell to the Hollywood Bowl, the LA Phil's summer home. She spearheaded the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as music director in 2009. That same year, she created the position of conductor laureate for Esa-Pekka Salonen, established a new music fund named in his honor to support the commissioning and performance of new works, and appointed Herbie Hancock as creative chair for jazz.
November 2018 - Ann Blanchard, CAA sharing her story with WLC members
Ann Blanchard is an Agent in the TV Literary and Packaging department at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency. A veteran agent, Blanchard represents many of the most prolific, creative, and diverse artists working in television, ranging from writers, directors, playwrights, and writer-performers to showrunners and production companies.