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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

Women’s Leadership Series & Awards 1st Panel Series





Josh Schimmels


Webinar Polling Results:



Beyond the Glass Ceiling


Corinne Bendersky
Professor of Management and Organizations
UCLA Anderson School of Management

“Working women have made significant progress toward equity since the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, but even with the momentum of the #MeToo movement, we have much further to go.”


Dr. Bernice Ledbetter
Dean of Students and Alumni Affairs, Faculty, Organizational Theory and Management Director, Center for Women in Leadership
Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business

“We can change the world – to see what women can bring to leadership roles. My vision is to enable every woman to feel competent, confident, and ready to lead.”


Dee Dee Owens
Partner, Advisory Market Leader for the Pacific Southwest

“Women have made tremendous strides in breaking into new roles and challenging the status quo, but we need to continue to push ourselves to focus less on the qualities we may not have but the ones we do.”


Jodie Poirier
Executive Managing Director, Greater Los Angeles

“Ambition is not a ‘dirty word.’ Its connotation should not change with gender. Let’s celebrate ambitious women and applaud their success.”


Angela Reddock-Wright
Employment Mediator & Arbitrator
Reddock Law/Judicate West

“My dream is that, ultimately, there are no ceilings or other barriers blocking women – that the sky will be our limit and the world our oyster. Women deserve that. After all, we occupy at least half of the sky.”


The Greater Good


Julee Brooks
Chief Executive Officer
Woodcraft Rangers

“The recovery presents a powerful opportunity to build education systems back better. Public investments can be transformational if we all work together and intentionally in service to children and families.”


Ellen Cervantes
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Child Care Resource Center

“My family motto is: ‘Always leave your campsite cleaner then you found it.’ I grew up knowing that my purpose in life is to make the world a better place.”


Elisa Paster
Partner and Co-Chair, Government and Regulatory Department
Glaser Weil, LLP

“The current housing crisis presents us with opportunities to transform our neighborhoods for the better. We must come together as a community to create new housing opportunities, to help those most in need, and to create inclusive and sustainable neighborhoods for all.”


Kate Seitz
Assurance Partner

“One of my favorite RSM’s core value is stewardship – simply put, we are responsible for taking every day actions to leave it better than we found it.”


Generational Collaboration


Alice Juarez
Region Bank President
Wells Fargo

“Talent transcends age and experience in high performing teams. Supporting generational collaboration starts by identifying each person’s talents, and enabling them to cultivate those talents.”


Precious Mayes
CEO and President
Pacifica Hospital of the Valley

“The connection between generations are like threads woven in fabric. Each thread brings meaning and purpose to create a collaboration of uniqueness and beauty. All fabric in life is precious and through the glory of God.”


Dayle M. Smith, Ph.D.
LMU College of Business Administration

“Different generations often have contrasting perspectives, technical expertise and social habits. A manager must harmonize these differences through listening, mutual respect and mix-and-match exposure to unleash the full bouquet of talent.”


Ellen Way
Director of Field Operations
Shangri-La Construction

“As a woman in construction, it’s important to provide all women a seat at the table. We need to validate each other’s ideas and continue to shatter the glass ceiling in this male-dominated industry.”


Katherine Zabloudil
Co-Founder and CEO
The Vertical Collective LLC

“Today we have up to five generations on a single team; we focus on finding the intersection of shared goals and open communication to learn from our different perspectives.”

Inside This Supplement

We Made a Way – Together
I came to the United States as a Mexican immigrant at age 12. My life has taken me on many journeys, one of which is having the good fortune to spend my entire banking career at Wells Fargo… Read More

Empowering Women in the New Economy
COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now widely available in the U.S., and with higher vaccination rates come business plans to return remote workers to the office… Read More

Generational Threads Woven in Fabric
Pacifica Hospital of the Valley is a 231 bed safety net hospital located in Sun Valley, California. Our hospital serves the underserved community within San Fernando Valley and LA counties, as well as referrals from over 400+ miles away for our specialized subacute unit…. Read More

Tips for Generational Collaboration in the Workplace
Which age group is the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. workforce? The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that for the decade 2014-2024, workers ages 65 to 74 will grow by 55 percent vs. a 5 percent overall increase in the total number of workers. Employees 75 and older will increase by 86 percent… Read More

“Women Joining Public Boards” Report Shows Explosive Growth for Women
The Women Business Collaborative’s “Women Joining Public Boards” report from October of last year, shows a record number of women joining public boards. In October 2020, public companies appointed women to fill 125 seats, or 40.2% of seats filled — the largest number ever… Read More

Staffing Industry Sees Increase in Gender Parity, but Pay Gap Persists
The WBC Staffing Council – a workstream within the Women Business Collaborative (WBC), in partnership with executives representing staffing industry associations American Staffing Association (ASA), National Association of Professional Staffing (NAPS), Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and TechServe… Read More

WBENC and EOS Worldwide Announce Partnership to Accelerate the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses
WBENC, the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S., announced last year its partnership with EOS Worldwide (the Entrepreneurial Operating System), to accelerate the growth and success of women-owned businesses… Read More

Research Underway to Explore Women’s Participation in Seed Funding
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a non-partisan federal advisory committee created to serve as an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners… Read More








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