Broads Circle names 16 Top Women of Influence


From left: Courtney Nichols Gould, SmartyPants Vitamins; Elizabeth Stewart, The Hub LA; Linda LoRe, InJoy Global; Deborah Benton, formerly Nasty Gal; Rita Illig Liebelt, Illig Construction Company

Broads Circle, a women’s C suite group in Los Angeles, announced the 16 winners of its 2014 Top Women of Influence from more than 150 nominations, spotlighting women who drive revenue and grow capital for their organizations.

The winners are:

  • Accounting: Cheryl Calhoun  Managing Director, Tax & Business Management, CBIZ MHM, LLC
  • Banking: Commercial Banking: Julia Gouw President and COO, East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank
  • Banking – Investment Banking: Fran Seegull Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, ImpactAssets
  • Banking – Fund Managers: Eva Yazhari CEO, Beyond Capital Fund
    Close runner-up: Jeri Harman Managing Partner, Avante Mezzanine Partners
  • Corporate Boards: Larraine Segil CEO, Little Farm Company and Board Director Frontier Communications among others
  • C-Suite – CEOs & Presidents: Deborah Benton Former President & COO, Nasty Gal
    Close runner-up: Susan Feldman Co-founder & Chief Merchandising Officer, One Kings Lane
  • C-Suite – CFOs: Susan Collyns CFO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp
  • Attorneys: Pamela Palmer Partner, Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • General Counsels: Carol Bradford General Counsel, California Community Foundation
  • Technology: Therese Tucker CEO and Founder, BlackLine Systems
  • Life Sciences: Dr. Nazli Azimi Founder and CEO, Bioniz
  • Talent Acquisition & Diversity: Kimberly Congdon Managing Director and CHRO, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
    Close runners-up: Debra Langford The Langford Company and Associate Director, Diversity Programs, Keenan MBA Career Resources Center, USC, Daisy Auger-Dominguez Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Organization & Workforce Diversity, Disney ABC Television Group
  • Marketing & PR: Linda Whalen Western US Brand and External Communications Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Nonprofit & Philanthropy: Elizabeth Stewart Co-founder and CEO, The Hub LA
    Close runners-up: René JonesDirector, UTA Foundation, Jocelyn Tetel Vice President Advancement, Skirball Cultural Center

Read the full list of winners:

Sixteen Women of Influence in LA Named by Women’s C-Suite Group, Broads Circle

July 8th, 2014|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , |

OWC's Williams to moderate panel on managing crises

Tracy Williams

Tracy Williams, CEO and President of Olmstead Williams Communications

Tracy Williams, CEO and President of Olmstead Williams Communications, will moderate a panel presented by Broads Circle founder Darya Allen-Attar at 5 p.m. on April 29 at the Luxe Sunset Hotel in Los Angeles titled “4 Strategies for Managing Crises Successfully.”

The event features co-moderator Pamela Palmer, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP; and panelists Susan M. Collins, Chief Financial Officer at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp; Elizabeth Greenwood, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC; Mary Kasper, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Fresh & Easy; and Diane W. Biagianti, Vice President and Chief Responsibility Officer at Edwards Lifesciences LLC.

Tickets are $75, with an additional fee of $50 for non-members. You must purchase a ticket online if you wish to register for this event.

Read more about the event:

4 Strategies for Managing Crises Successfully

April 18th, 2014|Categories: Client News, OWC News|Tags: , , , |

$50K Chick Launcher winner to be announced at Silicon Beach II

oct 24 siliconbeachii graphic_595The winner of the Chick Launcher Campaign will be announced and awarded a prize package valued at $50,000 on October 24 during Silicon Beach II presented by Broads Circle at the Luxe Sunset Hotel in Los Angeles.

A panel of women CEOs from leading Internet and technology companies will discuss the requirements for entrepreneurial success in today’s highly competitive LA business landscape.

October 24, 2013
Silicon Beach II:
Achieving entrepreneurial success – does your company have what it takes?
5-7:30 p.m.
Luxe Sunset Hotel, Los Angeles

Ticket pricing:
Regular Rates through Oct 22:
Members – $75 / Non-members: $125

Late Registration effective Oct 23 & 24:
Members – $95 / Non-members – $145

October 11th, 2013|Categories: Client News|Tags: , |

‘Supporting the Female Ecosystem’ to explore subconscious gender bias

Supporting the Female EcosystemBroads Circle will host “Supporting the Female Ecosystem” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Luxe Sunset Hotel in Los Angeles. The event will explore the buying power of women; investing money in and with other women; and the subconscious gender bias — giving women an equal shot at leadership roles. Can we get to a shared vision, and find mutually supportive roles in LA business, to build and grow the female business and capital ecosystem?

Broads Circle is a Los Angeles-based executive level women’s networking group with a focus on money and power for women.

Register for the event.

Event Producer & Panelist:
CEO of InJoy Global

President and COO, East West Bancorp, Inc. and East West Bank

Managing Partner, Deloitte Los Angeles

Managing Partner, Moriah Partners, LLC
Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus

Founder of Broads Circle and Financial Advisor

July 11th, 2013|Categories: Client News|Tags: |