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The Annual Young Women's

Career Conference is an important

way in which the GALA community recognizes and celebrates

International Women's Day.


YWCC gives our students the opportunity to interact with, learn from and be inspired by women currently leading and working in STEM Careers.

2020 Guest Speakers 

YOUNG Women's Career Conference

Keynote Speaker

Dr Mimi Nartey

Founder & CEO, Race Class & Parenting

Dr Gina Minchella

Physical Therapist

Dulari Amin

Co-Founder Synergy Ventures

June Bardwil

PlanNet Consulting

Tara Campbell

Mayor of Lorba Linda

Seema Gupta

Supply Chain Operations Leader

Yung Moon

Attorney, Central District of California

Diondraya Taylor

Entrepreneur, UCLA Senior

Duan Peng

VP Data Science Walt Disney Co

Yasmine Choroomi

Undergraduate - Senior UCLA

Monica Carlos Tellalian

Prj Manager LA Neighborhood Initiative

Chrystal Ferber

Employment Attorney, Lewitt Hackman

Jane Chung

General Manager Animation - Riot Games

Rosanne Sachson

Architectural Interior Designer, NASA

Laurie Cousins

Mindfulness Teacher, UCLA 

Deborah Servino

Judge - Orange County Superior Court

Susan Bell

Web Producer, NASA's JPL

Siannah Collado Boutte

Trial Attorney The Simon Law Group

Dr Krisena Borenstein


Carrie Casden

Owner Summit Financial Management

Christine Outram

Chief Executive Officer, Everydae

Nina Golden

Business Law Professor CSUN

Leslie Klein

Doctor and Environmentalist

Donna Branchevsky

Engineer - Aerospace Corp

Sophie Pierce

Owner, Sophie Dance

Jessica Lwamoto

Engineer - Aerospace Corp

Kim Yu

Haz Mat Specialist - Pasadena Center

Alexandria Jones-Patten

Registered Nurse

Sharlane Bailey

Director of Facilities - Foothill Transit

Stephanie Prevo

Scrum Master - Fox Television

Ayanna Lonian

Licensing Strategy - Amazon Prime Video

Victoria Grant

CEO, Making XR

Dr Lisette Gold

Env Engineer, Santa Monica Public Work

Caroline Welch

CEO, Mindsight Institute

Maytal Dahan

Comp Sci - Texas Advanced Computing

Natalie White

Senior Vice President LA Sparks

Patricia Cannon

Sr V.P. Legal Affairs - NBC Universal

Sarah Parhami

Psychology - California State Prisons

Julie Giuffrida

Chef & Kitchen Coordinator, LA Times

Elizabeth Bowen

Registered Nurse

Barbra Marquez

Deputy District Director, Caltrans

Samantha Prado

Firefighter, Los Angeles

Mia Brumfield

Writer - Content Creator

Dr Cheryl DeMatteis

Principal Engineer, Aerospace Corp

Sharlene Moore

Market Researcher - Epson America

Karen Sturges

SVP of Finance, Endeavor Content

Vicky Rangsuebsin

Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise

Melissa Kelley

Paramedic & Firefighter, LA Fire Dept

Kristen Hammer

Business Development Virgin Hyperloop

Michelle Salcedo


Pilar Sanchez

Chhemical Engineer

Kathleen Cohen

Founder, The Collaboratorium

Stephanie Barron

Sr Curator Modern Art, LACMA

Sara Arastoo

4th Year Medical Student, UCLA

Tess Taylor

Pres, Nat Assoc Record Industry Pros

Stephanie Barron

Sr Curator Modern Art, LACMA

Amy Friedlander-Hoffman

Angela Fitzmorris

Apryl Boyle

Marine Sci & Founder, El Porto Shark

Danielle Adaliz

Actress & Comedian

Deborah Chang


International women's day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific. Make IWD your day - every day.

If you are or know an inspirational woman with a career in a

STEM field who would like to participate, please click the button below.

If you are interested in sponsoring and/or supporting our YWCC,

please click the button below to donate or sponsor the event.

If you have any questions, please email our Speaker,

Sponsor, Supporter or Volunteer Coordinator.

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