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Girls Academic Leadership Academy

YOUNG WOMen'S CAREER CONFERENCE

SAVE THE DATE

FRIDAY, March 4, 2022
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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.

2022 keynote speaker

Dr. Kristi Funk MD
Breast Cancer Surgeon
Pink Lotus Breast Center

2022 Guest Speakers 
YOUNG Women's Career Conference

Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Professor
University of California, Merced

natasha j. case
Founder, Coolhaus; President of Brand Experience, The Urgent Company

 tiffany huynh
 Director of External Affairs
Elemental Excelerator

dr. tejal desai phd
Professor
UCSF

Jayne Gale
Game Economy Designer
Pikpok

Janelle wellons
Spaceflight Operations Engineer

pooja bhagat
Architect
PBA Pooja Bhagat Architects

HJ paik
Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers

keri bean
Systems Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

anu bhardwaj
Founder
SHEQONOMI

Dr. Padmini Srikantiah 
Deputy Director, Global Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield
Interim Director, C.A. Pound Human Identification Lab, University of Florida

Jennifer Sherman
Executive Director & Board Member

amanda sichon
& seda bilginer

Co-Founders
Esas Beauty

Mei-Ling C. Robinson
Supervising Criminalist
Los Angeles Police Department

Dr. Isabel Frances Pedraza
Physician & Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit Cedars Sinai Medical Center

dr. vonda wright
Surgeon & President, Hughston Orthopedics Southeast; Founder, Women’s Health Conversations

Rema W. Morgan-Aluko
VP of Software Engineering
Fandango  

monica ponce de leon
Dean and Professor, Princeton University School of Architecture; President and Principal Architect, MPdL Studio

jen robinson
Chief Technology Officer
System1

tammy funasaki
Head of Investor Relations
Breakwater Management

Andrea J. connell
Captain
United Airlines

Veronica Flint
Founder & Creative Director
Quixotical

Mitra Memari
Partner
ZGF Architects LLP

Andrea ferraro
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Pockets Change

nicole moreno

Director of Community
Angel City FC

Dr. Cheryl DeMatteis
Principal Engineer,
The Aerospace Corporation

linda inlay
Executive Director
Awakening Wisdom

Ali Ferber Peters
Co-Founder
She’s Birdie

sally slade
CTO
VOLTAKU

Marie Colabelli
Senior Producer
Donna Lawrence Productions

Sonali Perera Bridges
Founder & President
Shero’s Rise

DR. EMILY HU
Surgeon/Owner
Dr. Hu Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

PEGGY MCCARTHA
Photographer
Mink Life Motivation

niloo razi howe
Executive Chair
Pondurance

yo elam
Joy Trainer
Be Yo-Self Everyday

CYNTHIA PHAM STARK
Director, Core Engineering
Google

Jené l. elzie
Chief Growth Officer
Athletes First Partners

dr. julie shah
Associate Dean & Professor
MIT

mandy tankenson
Senior Vice-President, Head of Production
Sony Pictures Imageworks

 

sarah Houston
Division Human Resources Administrator
LAUSD Information Technology Division

sofia hernandez
Computer Applications Administrator
LAUSD

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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. Learn more here

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Inspirational woman with a career in a STEM field 

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Interested in sponsoring

and/or supporting YWCC

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If you have any questions, please email our Speaker, Sponsor, Supporter or Volunteer Coordinator.