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2013 Women in Business Leadership Conference at UCLA Anderson

UCLA Women's Business Connection

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

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Opening Plenary Speaker: Fawn GermerOprah Recommended Author and Speaker
Fawn Germer brings to life the wisdom and mentoring advice from her personal interviews with more than 300 famous women leaders for her bestselling books — one of which was an Oprah pick. Fawn has distilled insights from interviews with everyone from Hillary Clinton to Susan Sarandon, Jane Goodall, Meg Whitman, Nobel Peace Prize winners, CEOs, senior executives and many, many others. Fawn is a four-time Pulitzer nominated journalist who wrote for The Miami Herald, The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. She is one of the nation’s most sought after leadership speakers and the author of seven books including “Hard Won Wisdom,” “Mustang Sallies” and her latest, “Pearls,” which features the best quotes from all of her interviews.

Closing Plenary Speaker: Barbara Desoer, Former President, Bank of America Home Loans
Barbara J. Desoer's career with Bank of America spanned 34 years. As President of Bank of America Home Loans, she led the business that accounted for nearly one in every five mortgages originated in the U.S.  In 2010, Desoer was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” and by U.S. Banker’s annual list of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.” In 2009, Desoer was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in the World.” Desoer received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.  She is a board of visitors member of the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Panelists include:
  • Erin Thompson - Bill.com
  • Amy Kavanuagh - Taco Bell Corp.
  • Summers McKay - UCLA Anderson's EDGE Program
  • Betsy Marsolan - CBS Interactive
  • Amy Meyer - Sterling Brands
  • Jen Brown - The Research Board
  • Debra Domeyer - Oversee.net
  • Courtney Mayeda - Medallia, Inc.
  • Randi Becker - Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Andrea Mack - Western Asset Management
  • Paula Finkbeiner - PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Jennifer Yu - Deloitte, LLP
  • Lorraine Spurge - Maplestone Capital Advisers, LLC
  • Kate Pletcher - Los Angeles franchise of Mom Corps
  • Jessica Bishop - Klink Mobile, Inc.
  • Dayna Frank - First Avenue
  • Orly Adelson - dick clark productions

The day-long UCLA Anderson Women’s Conference aims to empower women to become authentic leaders in a global world through exceptional speakers, candid industry-specific discussions, and facilitated networking among best-in-class professionals. The goal is to reinforce the idea that leadership is not just for the individual, but for the organization, the industry, and the world.

Networking Reception at the W Hotel in Westwood to follow.


 At the conference you will:

  • Network with top professionals across multiple fields including marketing, healthcare, finance, technology and entrepreneurship
  • Participate in industry-specific breakouts with experts to learn and develop professionally
  • Reconnect with colleagues and classmates on Anderson's campus
  • Share your unique perspectives on your career with current and prospective students

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Have questions about 2013 Women in Business Leadership Conference at UCLA Anderson? Contact UCLA Women's Business Connection

When & Where

UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (PST)

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About Us

The Women's Business Connection provides resources to support women MBAs and enhance their experience at UCLA Anderson. We seek to develop outstanding business leaders and foster a culture of enthusiasm, cooperation, and creativity. Together we have built rewarding events, developed lasting friendships, and established strong professional networks. Our organization consists of more than 200 women enrolled in the full-time and part-time MBA programs at UCLA Anderson. We focus on career exploration, professional development, work-life balance, and networking with alumnae in the business community. We look forward to the numerous exciting events we have planned this year as we continue to enhance the experiences of women MBAs.

Our Mission

To assist MBA women in reaching their professional goals and lifestyle aspirations by providing events and resources that recognize and address the unique challenges that women face in business today

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