Past happenings at the WLC.
How winning and losing drives irrational choices: Lessons from the poker table
"Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset"
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.
Ms. Teran is the number two legal executive for Fox Network Group, responsible for all business and legal matters pertaining to FNG’s cable and broadcast network distribution, digital new media, and corporate/business development, in addition to her sports responsibilities. At Cavatina at the Sunset Marquis Hotel.
Channing Dungey is President, ABC Entertainment. In this role she has oversight of all development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for ABC Primetime and Late Night. At Spago Beverly Hills
Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is the Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador of OPI Products Inc., the world leader in professional nail care. Suzi is known as the First Lady of Nails, because she single-handedly creates every OPI Nail Lacquer shade based on each season's fashion and beauty forecast.
Geena Davis - 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.
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.
Jane Wurwand is the founder and chief visionary of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute post graduate training centers
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. So after a few days on Craigslist (and some time convincing their families they weren't crazy), they found and bought a beat-up old postal van, trekked out to the world-famous Coachella Valley Music Festival in April 2009 to make their debut.
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.
Kathryn Schloessman is the President of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission since 1997. As President of the LASEC, Kathryn oversees and manages the day-today operations of the Commission, which acts as the official organization for the City of Los Angeles to seek, host, promote and retain special sports and entertainment events such as Grammy Awards and the All-Star Games. LASEC actively works to maintain Los Angeles as the sports and entertainment capital of the world..
Lisa Harper is the CEO of Hot Topic, Inc., a leading mall and web-based specialty retailer operating the Hot Topic and Torrid Concepts.
Anne Sweeney, former co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group.
Deborah Borda is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, managing the largest symphonic organization in the United States.
Alison Winter is the Chief Executive Officer of Braintree Holdings, LLC, a private investments and consulting services firm, which she founded in 2003.
Today, Ms. Winter serves on numerous corporate and not for profit boards, including Nordstrom, Inc. and Blain's Supply. She was Chair of the Board of Directors of the Committee of 200, an international organization dedicated to advancing women's leadership in business. She is also Co-Founder and Chair Emerita of WomenCorporateDirectors, the only chapter-based international organization for women serving on Corporate Boards, with over 2000 members serving over 3000 boards, in 60 chapters and on 6 continents.
The Honorable Jackie Lacey, the first woman and first African-American to serve as Los Angeles County District Attorney since the office was created in 1850. District Attorney Lacey oversees the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation and the most powerful in the county's criminal justice system.