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IPN West - Women Leaders' Seminar

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IPN West is proud to present, Women Leaders’ Seminar, a half-day event featuring a panel and networking session focused on successful women across industries who will share their personal strategies, experiences, successes and failures to provide insights to those looking to advance their careers. The seminar will span a series of topics that include:

  • Career pathfinding in today’s fast-paced environment;

  • Starting a new business venture; and,

  • Becoming a leader in industry.

There will be ample opportunity to network, mingle and connect with fellow like-minded attendees who have similar shared experiences and backgrounds. The event is open to all professionals’ within and outside the Ismaili community. Business casual attire suggested. Refreshments and snacks to be provided.

Schedule as follows:

  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Networking
  • 2 pm - 3:30 pm - Panel Discussion
  • 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Q&A Session

Speaker backgrounds as follows:

Nadia Allaudin [Panelist] - SVP, Wealth Management Advisor @ Merrill Lynch

Nadia Allaudin is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management in Century City. As of January 2019, The Allaudin/Brahos Group is entrusted with over $450 million in assets and liabilities. With more than 20 years of in-depth experience in the financial services industry, Nadia and her partner, Bill, focus on empowering women and the LBGTQI community to better understand their wealth management needs. Nadia also founded the annual Women, Wealth & Wisdom Conference in Los Angeles that brings together hundreds of professional women. Nadia plays an active role in the community through her involvement as a Board Member of Marymount High School and MADRE. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Finance and Business Communication from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Zohray Talib [Panelist] - Associate Dean for Medical Education & Global Health @ California University of Science and Medicine

Zohray Moolani Talib is Associate Dean for Medical Education and Global Health at the California University of Science and Medicine. She also holds academic appointments at the Aga Khan University in Kenya as well as Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda. Dr. Talib’s work focuses on bringing best practice and innovation into medical education for underserved communities. She has worked with medical schools and training programs throughout Africa and the United States. Dr. Talib received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the George Washington University Hospital. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Sarah Laiwala [Panelist] - Sr. Director for Post-Booking Experiences @ Expedia

Sarah Laiwala is a lifelong learner, visionary, problem solver, volunteer and mother. She has a proven track record of building world-class teams and launching consumer-facing digital products that drive billions of dollars and impact millions of consumers worldwide. Currently, Sarah is a Sr. Director for post-booking experiences at Expedia. Most recently, she was at The Walt Disney Company, where she lead the PhotoPass P&L rebooted the Innovation pipeline; and built the virtual assistant, app and website platforms for Parks & Resorts. Prior to that, Sarah was at Amazon growing the Amazon Shopping App for Android. She earned her M.S. Software Engineering and Development Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and also received the Dean's Return on Education Award in 2010.

Aliya Jasmine [Panelist] - TV Host & Producer @ NBC News in Los Angeles

Aliya Jasmine is an award-winning reporter & television producer. You can currently catch her on NBC News in Los Angeles. She was previously at MTV News in Canada where she interviewed celebs including Tom Cruise, Kanye West and Adele. Many of her documentaries have aired on Discovery Channel where she has found herself on the ground in Haiti after the earthquake, or embedded in the heart of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest. While working full time as a reporter, "AJ" is concurrently attending graduate school at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism, where she is a candidate for a Masters of Environmental Journalism with a specialization in wildlife reporting.

Naseem Sayani [Panelist] - Principal & Venture Architect Director @ BCG Digital Ventures

Naseem is a Venture Architect Director at BCG Digital Ventures, a venture investment firm based in Manhattan Beach, CA. She is a seasoned business and digital strategist with 20+ years of experience in digital innovation, startups and corporate transformation. Prior to joining Digital Ventures, Naseem spent 2 years as CEO/ Founder of Digital Oxygen, an independent digital agency, 2 years as Group VP of Strategy for Huge Inc.’s West Coast offices and 7 years at Booz & Company, a premier management consulting firm. She has spoken at CES, Digital Hollywood, OMMA LA and Digital Entertainment World; and has been published by Campaign Magazine, Huge Ideas and AdAge on the topics of digital strategy, business innovation and how to fuse strategy & design to launch new businesses.

Shireen Jaffer [Moderator] - CEO & Co-founder @ Edvo

Shireen began her career as a solo-founder of Skillify, where she scaled career-readiness programs across 220 schools and bootstrapped the company to profitability. She founded Skillify at the age of 19 during her time at the University of Southern California. Shireen is accomplished in workforce development, experiential learning and EdTech. She is now a co-founder and CEO at Edvo where her mission is to get 1 million people jobs by making it easy and delightful.

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