How Can Women Become Leaders in LA?

Women Meet Together to Close the Gender Gap in Top Leadership

Women Leaders LA exists to encourage women to “go for it” and seek senior leadership positions, such as Presidents and CEOs. Today, in the US, only about 10-15% of CEO and President positions are held by women

“The panelists talked about being bold and creating that environment for yourself. Women in leadership need to take that stand in aiding the kinds of opportunities you want to have.”

“It’s nice to hear these powerful women talk about things that I think that I’m able to do as well. There’s several things that stood out for me. The first thing was the ‘Go for It’ mentality—that’s it’s okay to want something for yourself beyond what you think you’re capable of doing. And the second thing is that it’s nice to hear the panelists talk about what little changes they would make to make themselves more courageous.”

The February 2020 event included young professionals, students from the Drucker School of Management and …

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Go For It: Women Leaders Encouraged to Be Bold, Demand More and Make Strategic Career Moves

10 Top Do’s and Don’ts from Women Presidents and CEOS

On February 6, 2020, the second Women Leaders LA panel of women presidents and CEOs convened in El Segundo, CA.  Approximately sixty women attended to learn and be inspired. Women Leaders LA’s purpose is to encourage more women to go for top organizational positions, since only 10-15% of CEO positions are currently held by women.

Moderator Kimberly Freeman, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer for the USC Dana and David Dornslife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences guided the discussion.

The leadership panel included:

June Pai, General Manager, Asia Pacific of Manduka

Kathryn E. Jeffery, Ph.D., Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College

Jessica Kirchner Flores, CEO, Impact Sciences and President, National Association of …

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Women Leaders Share Secrets to Success at Los Angeles Career Event

Because women make up just 10-13% of CEOs and presidents, Women Leaders Los Angeles held a career mentoring event for women aspiring to grow their leadership potential. On June 20, these four local executives shared their wisdom and advice:

Stacy Stubblefield, CoFounder, Telesign
Julie Eckert, President, International Plastic Cards
Laurie Porter, CEO, Smog City Brewing
Elizabeth (Liz) Leung, Marketing Executive, Epson America

The panel was moderated by Emerald Archer, Director, Center for Women’s Advancement, Mount Saint Mary’s University. Ms. Archer brought a rich perspective from her career focused on women leaders.  The panelists represented successful corporate executives, entrepreneurs and leaders of family-owned businesses. This event, open to all aspiring career and entrepreneurial women in LA, built on and expanded the work done by the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women (TCPW), which has been leading local events to encourage young women’s careers for …

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