The City of West Hollywood is hosting the 13th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, featuring a full day of networking, leadership workshops, advocacy training, and more. The event will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium and West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The conference brings hundreds of people together for a day of advocacy, connection, and unity.
The Women’s Leadership Conference will begin at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium at 10 a.m. with registration (which opens at 9:30 a.m.) and continental breakfast, followed by three leadership sessions held throughout the day. Attendees will choose among five different topics with workshops and panels held in the Auditorium and directly next door at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room or City Council Chambers.
Leadership sessions include: Women in Film & Media — Expanding Narratives & Creating Change; Balancing Activism and Civic Engagement with Careers; Economic Empowerment; Leveraging Social Media for Success; and How to get Appointed to a Board or Commission.
Panelists and participants include: Chelsea Byers, Community Organizer; Mary-Lyn Chambers, Writer/Director; Reena De Asis, Social Good Advocate, RDA Strategies – REDF; Amanda Smash Hyde, Amanda Hyde Skin; Keturah King, Journalist/TV Host/Producer; Maikiko James, Director of Programs, Women In Film; Mel Lubey, VP Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, DailyKarma; Tina Moore, Digital Strategist & Co Founder, talkshoplive; Sarah Moshman, Documentary Filmmaker, NEVERTHELESS; Kase Pena, Writer/Director/Actor; Carla Romo, Dating and Relationship Coach; Alana Roshay, Residential Real Estate Professional; Alexis Sanchez, Prevention Coordinator, Institute for Public Strategies; Sepi Shyne, City of West Hollywood Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board; Sarah Adina Smith, Writer/Director; Noemi Torres, City of West Hollywood Public Facilities Commission; and Ruth Williams, City of West Hollywood Public Safety Commission
Past conference speakers include: Geena Davis, Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media; Mallika Chopra, Author and Founder and CEO of Intent.com; Mona Pasquil, Former Lieutenant Governor of California; Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President Physical Production, Marvel Studios; Sue Dunlap, CEO, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles; Kay Buck, Executive Director, Coalition Against Slavery & Trafficking; Angela Robinson, Director, The L Word; Our Lady J, Writer/Singer; Cady McClain, Emmy-Award Winning Actress and Director/Producer; Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment; Emiliana Guereca, Co-Executive Director, Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation; Alex Mohajer, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Bros4America; and Maria Hall-Brown, PBS SoCal; among others.
The Women’s Leadership Conference is presented by the City of West Hollywood with the generous involvement of its Women’s Advisory Board, Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board, and Transgender Advisory Board, as well as organizational partners, which include: Feminist Majority Foundation / Ms. Magazine; the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; and Women In Film Los Angeles.
Advance registration tickets for the Women’s Leadership Conference are available at the regular rate of $25. A discounted rate for seniors and full-time students is available for $15. Tickets at the door are $35. Ticket prices include a continental breakfast, lunch, and the full day of conference activities. Limited parking will available in the adjacent five-story structure, accessible from 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. Additional parking will be available across the street in the Pacific Design Center lot.
For more information, tickets, and a full conference schedule, visit www.wehowlc.org.
For more information about the 13th Annual West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference, call City of West Hollywood Community Events Coordinator Larissa Fooks at (323) 848-6413.