Women’s Leadership Series & Awards 1st Panel Series


The Los Angeles Business Journal is excited to host the 2020 Women’s Leadership Series & Awards throughout the month of October.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Webinar Polling Results:


Today’s Work-Life Balance


Natalie Barron
Certified Financial Planner & Portfolio Manager

“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”


Misty de Lamare
Director of Communications
L.A. Care Health Plan

“Forgive yourself. It’s ok to not have all the answers, to feel angry or sad, or to take time off for self-care. Don’t forget to take care of yourself while taking care of others.”


Penny Griego
Media Relations Specialist
L.A. Care Health Plan

“In the COVID era, work-life balance has transformed into work-life integration, and after developing a routine, I think it has made me a stronger employee, wife and mother.”


Kandee Rochelle Lewis
Executive Director
The Positive Results Corporation

“When you know you are loved, are taught to believe in yourself, and given opportunities to excel, you have the potential to live an amazing life. When you positively impact one life, you create space for everyone to live life abundantly!”

Getting on Boards


Lori Anderson
President & CEO
United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties

“Organizations embracing the power that comes from engaging highly qualified women in leadership roles experience a positive change in workplace culture and improved bottom line results.”


Kellie Hawkins
Senior Vice President

“Women are leaders in access, action and accountability. Without women in leadership or positions of power, organizations and corporations cannot make necessary progress.”


Donella M. Wilson
Partner and Nonprofit Practice Leader
Green Hasson Janks
President and Chief Philanthropy Officer
GHJ Foundation

“When all women have full and equal access to board opportunities, their perspectives and contributions will drive greater organizational success.”

Michelle Wroan
Los Angeles Office Managing Partner

“There is a great difference between sitting on a Board and serving on a Board. Serving on a Board speaks to who you are as a professional and a citizen.”

Leading Through Change


Dara F. Castle
Washington D.C. Metro Market Leader, Government Contracting National Industry Leader, and National Women’s Initiative Leader

“In a global economy with an increasingly tight yet diverse workforce, employers must create workplaces that suit the needs of diverse populations. And women are a big part of the equation.”


Dr. Bernice Ledbetter
Dean of Students and Alumni Relations
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

“Smart leaders of the future will understand the synergistic connection between the need to adapt quickly to change and the simultaneous need to create a diverse and inclusive organizational culture.”


Anne Miskey
Union Station Homeless Service

“Access to affordable housing is the key to keeping ALL our neighbors safe and healthy. Together, we can and must work together to ensure everyone has a life of dignity and a place to call home.”


Danone Simpson
President & CEO
Montage Insurance Solutions

“We need to be flexible and policy structured, keeping an open mind, while analyzing the impact of the changes to the environment our clients and employees experience, constantly listening and guiding.”

Inside This Supplement

Nonprofit Board Diversity in Action
Nonprofits were early advocates for building diversity within their organizations, but to really walk the walk, nonprofit boards must also make diversity a priority… Read More

Emotional Health in the Time of COVID
In March, it looked like COVID-19 would be the most anxiety-provoking news event of the year. But a lot has happened since then: police killings and anti-racism protests, wildfires and evacuations, political acrimony, and more than a few earthquakes… Read More

Women in the Workplace: A Strategic Priority
In a global economy with an increasingly tight yet diverse workforce, employers must create workplaces that suit the needs of diverse populations. And women are a big part of the equation… Read More

Women Leading Through Change in 2020
A wise man said to me, “When you are in the middle of a spin – on ice or in life – hold steady on the wheel.” … Read More

Leadership Training Can Help in Times of Change
When Cecile Lin crossed the ocean to earn her business degree in California in the 1960s, very few business schools in the U.S. admitted women… Read More

Understanding Trauma and Its Impact on Children, Families and Community
Since 1992, Positive Results Center (Formerly The Positive Results Corporation, aka PRC) has been committed to creating awareness to strengthen, educate and safeguard children, families and the community on the intersections of violence from a cultural and age perspective… Read More

In Response to COVID-19 Crisis, NAWBO Calls on Policymakers to Protect New and Small Businesses
Start Us Up Coalition features bipartisan policy agenda for local, state, and federal policymakers to reduce barriers to entrepreneurship… Read More

Increasing Access, Opportunity for People with Disabilities
We as a nation need to tear down the barriers for people with disabilities. One in four people in the United States is reported to have a disability… Read More

More Than Half of Women Small Business Owners Had to Overcome Greater Obstacles Than Males
With one out of every five small businesses failing before the end of their first year, opening and running your own business is an enormous challenge… Read More

NWBC & SBA Focus on Resiliency in Face of Pandemic
A mid the coronavirus pandemic, the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) remains focused on carrying out its critical mission of advocating for the nation’s 13 million women-owned businesses… Read More





If you’re interested in sponsoring, speaking or partnership opportunities please call (323) 549-5225 or email us.

To return to main page click here