3rd Annual Philanthropy Forum: The Legacy of Self-Made Women
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
Open to the public & men are welcome to attend
DARYA ALLEN-ATTAR, BROADS CIRCLE FOUNDER
P R E S E N T S
Please join us for an inspirational evening as we celebrate the legacy of self-made women and how they turned their vision of philanthropic giving into a reality. Many thanks to Jocelyn Tetel, Vice President of Advancement for Skirball Cultural Center, for producing and hosting this event.
Free admission for event attendees for a self-guided tour of
Women Hold Up Half the Sky exhibition
from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Inspired by the bestselling book Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, this groundbreaking exhibition addresses the worldwide oppression of women and girls as the human rights cause of our time—and boldly asserts that change is possible... and it can happen quickly, with your help.
Stories of women from around the globe who have changed their lives through education, economics, and self-determination are told through photographs—many of them taken by Kristof himself and never before exhibited—compelling graphics and visual art, immersive sound installations, and interactive gallery experiences, including direct opportunities for advocacy and involvement by visitors to the exhibition. Confronting the malign persistence of sex trafficking, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality, Women Hold Up Half the Sky relays injustices faced by women and girls while sharing tales of perseverance, courage, and hope. In celebrating the individual's role in being part of workable solutions, Women Hold Up Half the Sky is an uplifting call to action.
Many thanks to Cheryl Calhoun, Managing Director, Tax & Business Management of the CBIZ MHM LLC Los Angeles office, our exclusive event sponsor:
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING: Located in the Sepulveda Pass just off the 405 Freeway, 2.5 miles south of the 101 Freeway. Traveling north or south on the 405, take the "Skirball Center Drive" exit.
PARKING IS FREE. Park in the North Parking Structure located on Herscher Way off Sepulveda Way just north of the Center. You will be directed (through signage and Security) to walk along the garden path to the main entrance, which is adjacent to the reception area in the Ruby Gallery.
Founder and Owner
Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Founder and President
TARA ROTH McCONAGHY
Executive Director, Goldhirsh Foundation
Vice President of Advancement, Skirball Cultural Center
Advisory Board Member, Broads Circle
Opening remarks from our special guest:
Chief Executive Officer, NAWBO-LA
National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles Chapter
Founder and Owner
Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute
As the Founder and Owner of Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute post graduate training centers, Jane Wurwand is recognized worldwide as a key innovator who not only developed the industry’s number one professional brand, but who has changed the nature of the skin care profession itself through her example and leadership. Today, Dermalogica has grown to become the leading professional skin care brand, used by more than 75,000 skin therapists in over 80 countries around the world.
Through her work in many areas of philanthropy, education and women’s business development, Jane now champions her brand, via The Dermalogica Foundation, to create and support similar opportunities for women in other professions through a hand up, not a hand out. Jane shares the view that the future for world-economy depends upon the ability for women, especially marginalized women, to financially support themselves and their children.
In January 2011, through her foundation and in partnership with Kiva.org, Jane launched a global initiative to empower women worldwide called FITE – Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship. The first microlending Web site that solely focuses on women entrepreneurs, FITE will help a minimum of 25,000 women to start or grow a business in over 57 countries around the world.
Jane actively participates in several organizations which serve to empower women and girls. Among these is the national non-profit 501.C.3, Step Up Women’s Network, a coalition of businesswomen dedicated to mentoring young women into self-determinism and professional success. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Los Angeles chapter, named Jane “Business Woman of the Year” in 2009, and in June, 2010, Jane participated in a Keynote Panel for the group’s annual Women’s Business Conference in Washington, D.C.
Jane is a member of the Board of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business Management, and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Other honors include her recognition by American Spa magazine as ‘The Most Influential Industry Leader’ as well as named Beauty Industry West ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2010. Jane’s leadership was documented in the company’s profile in the Harvard Business Review and was invited to become a member of the C200 [Committee of 200], a nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most influential female entrepreneurs and leaders dedicated to the advancement of women in business. Also in 2010, Jane participated in an exclusive roundtable discussion marking the 50th anniversary of the Pill, hosted by Step Up Women’s Network and Bayer HealthCare, with notable panelists including Gloria Steinem and Hilary Swank. The historic event was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for an online book called “Fifty Years of Empowerment”.
Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Few young women are offered the choice between a career in basketball or fashion. Lizanne chose fashion and embarked on a successful business chapter that took her to live and work in Japan, Paris, Milan, New York, Australia and Madrid. From both sports and fashion, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding of nutrition and its role in health. From her Italian grandparents, however, she developed a great respect and love for real food – freshly picked from the garden and brought to the table for nourishing conversation and warm family laughter.
Balancing a career and motherhood lead to the thinkThin® formula that drives development: simple, portable nutritious and delicious food that is high in protein with no sugar and gluten free ingredients that support an active lifestyle.
thinkproducts was established in 1999. It’s mission is to make a substantial difference to the endemic destruction caused by weight or poor nutrition related diseases and positively impact the lives of those who come in contact with the brand. The company is dedicated to weight wellness, which is the physical and emotional outcome of an active life lived well supported by good nutrition. thinkproducts’ flagship protein bar is the No. 1 ranked natural weight management bar in America (SPINSscan research).
Besides being a businesswoman and mother of two, Lizanne is a passionate philanthropist dedicated to fighting and creating awareness for diseases like obesity and diabetes. She has also raised considerable funds for research and education related to cancer and other epidemics. In 2010, Lizanne was awarded the prestigious Leadership Award from The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) for outstanding leadership in 2009. She is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and a board member of the Arizona Cancer Center.
thinkThin® is a proud sponsor of the Dream Foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families who are battling terminal illness. The Dream Foundation has earned recognition and a 4-star rate by Charity Navigator and a Seal of Excellence from Independent Charities of America. For thinkThin®, the missions align so well, the intention is to be an ingredient of a day lived well.
Founder and President, YogaFit®
Beth Shaw, E-RYT, BS, CMT, is the President and founder of YogaFit® the leader in Mind Body Fitness education. Beth Shaw is an internationally known yoga expert and the author of Beth Shaw’s YogaFit (Human Kinetics 2009). Ms. Shaw is the innovative educator, entrepreneur, and visionary not only responsible for YogaFit® but also YogaButt, YogaStrength, YogaCore, YogaLean, and countless other yoga fitness combinations. She has more than 30 DVDs and CDs on the market and is widely recognized as the premier yoga fitness trainer in the industry. Ms. Shaw has been showcased in various print and Television programs such as CNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, E’ Style Channel, Oprah’s O magazine, Time, More, Entrepreneur and Yoga Journal.
YogaFit® is the leader in Mind Body Fitness education and is the largest yoga teacher training school in the world. YogaFit® is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. YogaFit® has trained over 200,000 fitness professionals and instructors worldwide.
Beth Shaw is also known for her community service initiatives. As an animal rights activist, she serves on the National Council for the Humane Society and is involved in Animal Alliance, Downtown Dog Rescue and Social Compassion and Legislature. Her nonprofit organization, Visionary Women in Fitness, awards scholarships and grants to women in need. She is responsible for over one million hours of Community Service given by over 100,000 Instructors worldwide. Ms. Shaw currently resides in Beverly Hills, California.
TARA ROTH McCONAGHY
Executive Director of the Goldhirsh Foundation
Tara Roth McConaghy is the executive director of the Goldhirsh Foundation. The Foundation supports brain cancer research and social and educational programs that reflect the commitments of the Goldhirsh family, including ventures in education, media, and the environment.
Prior to this role, Tara worked as a consultant bridging the worlds of marketing, media, and philanthropy. As a senior advisor to GOOD, Tara helped launch the Pepsi Refresh Project, a multi-million dollar grants and marketing campaign. She has collaborated with organizations such as MTV, DonorsChoose.org, Kiva, Mobilize.org, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates and Case foundations to launch pro-social platforms for youth activism and democratic philanthropy. Tara has offered her strategic partnership expertise to organizations such as: Participant Media, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Foundation, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Coro Foundation, and First Five California.
Tara served as the founding chief operating officer for GOOD Magazine. In this capacity, she established partnerships for Choose GOOD, an innovative marketing campaign designed to raise $1 million for 12 nonprofit partners. Tara has also held positions in financial development and marketing for the California Charter Schools Association, New Schools Venture Fund, NBC Internet, and Infoseek.
Involved in education and civic affairs, she is the founder of L.A. Edupreneurs, which convenes a community of more than 400 professionals in business, education, government, policy, and non-profit fields interested in exploring innovative approaches to improving education.
Tara received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in business at Cornell University. She completed her MBA at Oxford University where she was awarded a Skoll scholarship for her contributions to the field of social entrepreneurship. Tara serves as an advisory board member to MTV’s Public Affairs division, 826 LA, Peer Health Exchange, and GOOD LA.
Founder, Broads Circle
Darya founded Broads Circle in 2008 with the goal of creating an exclusive network of senior businesswomen in the Los Angeles area. Broads Circle focuses on MONEY and POWER for women. A "Broad" in our circle is a dynamic, smart, successful woman responsible for driving revenue and growing capital. Our events provide a venue for making high quality revenue connections and are focused on taking women to the next and highest level in business to assume leadership positions. We draw from a wide range of industries, and in fact make a point of holding events which highlight women who lead in all the industries that are well represented in Los Angeles.
With 22 years of experience in financial services, Darya's forte is strategic wealth management for families and foundations. She is a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and obtained her MBA from Fordham University. Darya has taught as an adjunct professor of Finance at New York University and has authored many financial planning articles. Darya is married with three children, lives in Pacific Palisades, CA, and currently serves on the Board of the Westside YMCA, the Board of Mann Healthcare Partners, and has been appointed President of the Los Angeles Philanthropic Advisors Network (LA PAN) for 2012.
Vice President, Advancement, Skirball Cultural Center
Advisory Board Member, Broads Circle
Jocelyn Tetel is Vice President of Advancement at the Skirball Cultural Center. Upon arriving at the Skirball in 1997, Tetel established the Advancement Department and became a member of the executive management team. Today, she works closely with the Skirball’s Founding President and CEO to advance the organization’s mission through fundraising, strategic planning, government relations, and public affairs. She is responsible for managing the Advancement Department, overseeing fundraising activity that supports the Skirball’s general operations, temporary museum exhibitions, and capital campaigns. Her focus is on initiating and nurturing relationships with philanthropists, foundations, corporate donors, and government entities.
She serves as Director on the following Boards: Exceptional Children’s Foundation, Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency, and Mayme Clayton Library & Museum. Tetel is committed to help ensure the fiscal stability of these nonprofit organizations.
Prior to the Skirball, Tetel served as Vice President in the Los Angeles branch of Johnson & Higgins, at that time the largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm in the world. During her thirteen years in the insurance industry, she specialized in sales, account management, and marketing. A native of Durham, North Carolina, Tetel earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire.
Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA)
Jane Pak joined of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA) as the Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. Ms Pak is responsible for the development, oversight, implementation, communication and evaluation of all strategies and activities related to the day-to-day administration of the organization. NAWBO-LA is one of the largest and most dynamic of the 83 nationwide chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners, NAWBO-LA represents the interests of an estimated 543,000-plus privately held, 50% or more women-owned firms in the greater Los Angeles region, employing over 692,000 people and generating nearly $125 billion in sales.
Ms. Pak was the youngest and first woman and Asian-American to serve as Chapter Chair of SCORE-LA, the largest volunteer base business counseling organization in the country. She is a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, the Fox Entertainment Group Community Advisory Board and the LA Economic Development Corporation Board of Governrors. She is an ardent personal supporter of philanthropic causes including the the YWCA-Greater Los Angeles, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship and Step Up Women’s Network. Jane is a contributive writer for the Huffington Post and is a frequent guest speaker/panelist for various institutions, media outlets and corporate women’s and youth leadership forums including Bloomberg, Bank of America, Ernst & Young, Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne, the International Dermal Institute, the Academy for Business Leadership, City of Los Angeles, the YWCA-GLA and the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business: where she is currently an Executive MBA Candidate with expected graduation in 2012. Jane is a resident of the City of Los Angeles and enjoys travel, skiing, fly fishing, cooking, painting, SCUBA and playing golf.
4:00-5:00 pm Private exhibition viewing: Women Hold Up Half the Sky
5:00-6:00 pm Networking and Cocktail Reception: Ruby Gallery
6:00-6:15 pm Opening Remarks and Introductions: Darya Allen-Attar, Founder, Broads Circle
Cheryl Calhoun, Managing Director, Tax & Business Management, CBIZ MHM LLC
Special Guest: Jane Pak, CEO, NAWBO LA
6:15-7:30 pm Moderated Panel Discussion
7:30-7:45 pm Q&A and Closing Comments
Private Premium Members Dinner immediately follows cocktail event (by invitation only). Login to the members-only section of www.BroadsCircle.com to register for the dinner.
This event is by invitation only and guaranteed seating is limited to the first 100 guests who confirm registration by purchasing an event ticket above.
Event Date: November 29, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Event Location: Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA (see map at right)
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Broads Circle Advisory Board
DARYA ALLEN-ATTAR, Financial Advisor, Founder and Chairman
CHERYL A. CALHOUN
Managing Director, CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, LLC
JOY CHUDACOFF, Founder, Smart Women Smart Solutions
Coaching and Consulting Services for Women
FAY FEENEY, CSP, ARM
CEO, Risk for Good
CAROL GEFFNER, PhD
CEO, ArpegioHealth, LLC
DANA HOLLINGER, J.D.
The Dana Hollinger Group
Vice President Advancement, Skirball Cultural Center
Associate Director of Communications, Ernst & Young LLP
TRACY WILLIAMS, President & CEO
Olmstead Williams Communications, Inc.
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Cheryl Calhoun, Managing Director, Tax & Business Management
Office: (310) 268-2011
Cheryl specializes in business management, business consulting, tax, and financial planning for small and medium-sized businesses and high income and/or net worth individuals. Cheryl has practiced for over 25 years and her expertise includes all facets of the entertainment industry, with a particular emphasis in film and television. She represents talent, production companies, entertainment service companies, media service companies, publishing companies and executives in varied tax and business matters.
In addition to her private company practice, Cheryl also specializes in assisting Not-for-Profit Organizations including Private Foundations and Public Charities, combining her talents for business and tax issues with her desire to contribute and support causes in the community. Cheryl provides these organizations with services such as strategic planning, planning for and preparation of tax and regulatory filings and disclosures, and management consulting services required to maintain tax-exempt status, avoid the imposition of excise taxes, and assist the organizations to run efficiently and effectively.