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Presented by


The Annual

Young Women's

Career Conference

 is devoted to introducing the student population (our GALA Goddesses) to innovative, female leaders in various industries.

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

2023 keynote speaker

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2023 Guest Speakers 
YOUNG Women's Career Conference

Ambassador Brooke Anderson
Pivotal Ventures

Karen Sturges
Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Vivian Mo
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine at USC

Phoebe R. Stubblefield PHD
Interim Director
CA Pound Human Identification Lab
University of Florida

Evelynn Cortez-Davis P.E.
Director of Water Engineering
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 

Meiling C. Robinson
Supervising Criminalist
LA Police Department
Forensic Science Department

Patti Harburg-PetrichSE LEED AP BD+C
US Aviation Lead
Buro Happold


Claudia Botero
TV Anchor/Reporter

Windie Yancy P.E., MBA
Director, Power New Business and Electrification Experience,
Los Angeles Department of Water and Powe

Sophie Pierce
Sophie Dance & Level Up Dance Academy

Dr. Clara O'Farrell
Guidance and Control Engineer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Professor Elizabeth Pryor
Associate Professor of History
Smith College

Tamar Braz
Senior Counsel
United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Claudia C. Erminy
Senior Graphic Designer
Viacom CBS

Roxanna Pakkar
Member of Technical Staff
The Aerospace Corporation

dr. Alison Heney
Vice President of Learning and Public Programs
Museum of Latin American Art

dr. Claire Watkins MD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University

Rema W. Morgan-Aluko
VP of Software Engineering

Professor Jayashri Srikantiah
Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, Director, Immigrants' Rights Clinic
Stanford Law School

Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Naomi Thomas
Founder & CEO

Andrea J. connell
United Airlines

Dr. Mi'quael Houston
Physician, Anesthesiologist (Board Certified)
Independent M
edical Practice, Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital

NAN Summerfield
Graduate Gemologist
Senior Vice President/Director of California
Doyle Auctioneers

Maria Acosta
National Recruitment Director
EnCorps STEM Teachers Program

Katherine Moriwaki

Associate Professor of Media Design
Parsons School of Desig

Kathleen Cohen
Tech Humanist, XR Strategist, Creative
The Collaboratorium

Falguni Lakhani Adams
Network Executive
Vice Media Group

Elizabeth Mahlow PE
Nous Engineering

Dr. Martina Randall 
Board-Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon
The Foot and Ankle Sports Institute

Marie Colabelli
Senior Producer/ Professor
Donna Lawrence Productions/
Temple University

Lina Cordero
Creative Director
Onlychild Design

Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
TV and Film Director

Olivia Frias
Narrative Lead
Singularity 6

Estelle Reyes Madrid ed.m.
SVP, Enhancing Community
Los Angeles Cleantech
Incubator (LACI)

Laurie Parres
Writer / Producer / Founder
Words Delivered

Jeny Quine
Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner

Jessica Stamen
Co-Founder, Program Director

Katka Werth
Senior Staff Attorney
Public Cou

Daryl-Lynn Roberts
Vice President of Business Development
Visage Energy

Gia Mora

Sarah Blandy
Game Audio Producer
Riot Games, Inc.

Liz McLean AIA

Whitney Clavin
Science Writer

Andrea Avila Weiler
Senior Director, New Technologies
Universal Pictures

Leatte Dahlhoff
Environmental Technical Analyst and Councilmember
WA Department of Enterprise Services and City of Tumwater

Sarah Jakle
Executive Director

Alexandria Jones-Patten PhD, MBA, RN, PMH-BC
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Columbia University

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Inspirational woman with a career in a STEM field 


Interested in sponsoring

and/or supporting YWCC


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