A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED!
WE WILL SEE YOU ALL AGAIN IN 2020!
“Really diverse panels and professionals who were able to share information in an accessible manner.”
“I found so much inspiration from the conference!”
“These were relevant topics and most exemplified the mission behind the conference.”
“High quality experience! I was really impressed with the caliber of mentors and attendees.”
“Simply amazing to be surrounded by so many incredible women from all walks of life.”
“It provided such clarity on the issued that often are confusing and diverse perspective on how to solve them.”
“I really enjoyed my time at The BE Conference. It was full of inspiring women and stories!”
Who do you want to BE? BE a CEO. BE a brand. BE creative.
BE Conference brings together 300 ambitious millennials and Gen-Zs to be mentored by the most influential women in entertainment and media, curated by the leading organization for female leadership in the entertainment industry, WrapWomen.
The one-day event takes place at the seaside Annenberg Community Beach House on Thursday April 25th and is an exclusive experience tailored to the needs of those reaching for the next level of their career. As attendees come together at the luxurious venue overlooking California’s beautiful coastline, WrapWomen creates an invaluable experience for attendees with A-list speakers, breakout sessions, tailored mentorship, practical skill-building workshops, networking and an array of unforgettable activations such as styling sessions and headshots. BE ends the day with a sunset reception and toast, where attendees celebrate and reflect on a day of career empowerment.
WrapWomen aims to leverage the power of media and entertainment to empower the next generation of women leaders.
2019 Speakers & Mentors
Frankie ShawActress & Showrunner
Frankie Shaw is an American actress, writer, director and producer. She is known for playing Mary Jo Cacciatore on the…Read More
Sydney ParkActress, 'Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists'
A natural and versatile actress, Sydney Park is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood’s most sought after young talents….Read More
Danielle MacdonaldActress, "Dumplin'"
Danielle Macdonald stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in “Dumplin,’” currently streaming on Netflix. She can also be…Read More
Melanie LiburdActress, 'This Is Us'
Actress Melanie Liburd currently stars as ‘Zoe’ on the critically acclaimed NBC drama series, THIS IS US. The year is…Read More
Whitney DavisFormer Director of Diversity and Inclusion, CBS
Whitney Davis began her career at CBS over 13 years ago as a Page and worked her way up from…Read More
Jessica Marie GarciaActress, 'On My Block'
Cuban-American actress, writer and all-around funny girl Jessica Marie Garcia currently stars on the NETFLIX 2018 Teen Choice Award-winning hit…Read More
Jessica Parker KennedyActress, 'The Flash'
Jessica Parker Kennedy stars on the hit CW series, THE FLASH. Jessica also starred in the feature film GEMINI opposite Zoey Kravitz, as well as…Read More
Gabi FreshSocial Influencer
Gabi Gregg’s mission is to not just encourage women of all sizes and cultures to feel beautiful, but to create…Read More
Amanda de CadenetGirlgaze Founder, Author and Activist
Amanda de Cadenet is an entrepreneur, journalist, an author, a photographer and an activist, who advocates for equal rights by…Read More
Jesse DraperFounding Partner, Halogen Ventures
Jesse Draper is a mother of two boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of…Read More
Courtney ThomasmaBBC America Executive Director
Courtney Thomasma is the Executive Director of BBC AMERICA, a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed…Read More
Rain ValdezActress and Filmmaker
Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played Coco in Season 2 of TV…Read More
Lauren SchulteFounder and CEO, The Flex Company
Lauren Schulte is the founder & CEO of The Flex Company. Lauren has spent over a decade building leading consumer…Read More
Adhrucia ApanaManaging Director, Creative Wealth Media (CWM)
Adhrucia Apana is Managing Director of Creative Wealth Media (CWM), a prolific film and television financing company that has executive…Read More
Maile PachecobeGlammed CEO & Founder
Beauty and fashion industry veteran, Maile Pacheco, is beGlammed’s Founder and CEO. An expert makeup artist by trade, Pacheco’s proclivity for…Read More
Stephanie PizaCo-Founder, UNCMMN
Stephanie Piza is the co-founder of UNCMMN, a talent management and entertainment partnerships firm that amplifies the voices of diverse…Read More
Chelsea RadlerAgent, WME
Chelsea Radler is an agent at WME in the agency’s scripted television department, representing writers and directors including Scott Derrickson, Rodrigo…Read More
Adelle ArcherCo-Founder, Eterneva
Adelle co-founded Eterneva, an innovative company that honors the lives of remarkable people and pets by turning their cremated ashes…Read More
Chandler is a comedian, writer, and content creator. She grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and moved to…Read More
Tami HolzmanInvestor, Advisor, Keynote Speaker & Best Selling Author
Tami loves to make people happy – whether that means giving a confidence boost, an introduction to that person they…Read More
Carla Vionette SantiagoCo-Founder, UNCMMN
Carla Vionette Santiago is the co-founder of UNCMMN, a talent management and entertainment partnerships firm set to amplify diverse stories…Read More
Stephanie AllainFounder, Homegrown Pictures
An accomplished film producer and former studio executive, Ms. Allain has been an advocate for visionary filmmakers for more than…Read More
Jennifer LevinePartner, Untitled Entertainment
Jennifer Levine, Partner at Untitled Entertainment (a top Hollywood entertainment management and production company with offices in Los Angeles, New…Read More
Christine WangManaging Director, Private Banking, First Republic Bank
Christine focuses on helping people manage their finances for success. She has extensive experience in both personal and business finance. To…Read More
Shabnam MogharabiGeneral Manager, SoulPancake
Shabnam Mogharabi has nearly 20 years of experience in media building startups and organizations with an emphasis on entertainment, news…Read More
Valarie PhillipsAgent, Paradigm Talent Agency
Valarie Phillips started her career as an assistant at Paradigm and continued on to become an agent in the MP…Read More
Yasmine CampbellWriter and Founder of Inner Voices
Yasmine Campbell, née Brito-Morales, is an entertainment industry veteran, a screenwriter and the founder of Inner Voices, which gathers inner-city high…Read More
Susan BrooksFounder, FOREFRONT-Partners
Susan Brooks is a veteran television, digital and business affairs executive, bringing strategic and innovative thinking, along with decades of…Read More
April KingTalent Agent, ICM
April King is an agent in the talent department at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in…Read More
Claudia CarassoFounder, Elastic Minds LLC
Claudia Carasso is a communications management consultant, creative director, and marketing leader with more than 20 years’ experience in developing…Read More
Marki CostelloPresident, Creative Management Entertainment Group
Marki Costello, president of Creative Management Entertainment Group is an industry veteran with over two decades on Hollywood’s front line. Being…Read More
DeVon FranklinProducer, Bestselling Author, Preacher
DEVON FRANKLIN is an award-winning Film & TV producer, bestselling author, renowned preacher and spiritual success coach. DeVon is the…Read More
Carrie GilloglySVP of Scripted Programming, AMC Networks
Carrie Gillogly grew up in Silver Spring, MD before heading west to attend undergrad at USC Film School. After spending…Read More
Debbee KleinAgent, Paradigm Talent Agency
Debbee Klein is an agent in Paradigm’s TV Literary Department, where she has packaged projects including Laurence Fishburne’s Emmy nominated series Black-ish (ABC)…Read More
Dana Asher LevineStylist
Since 2001, style architect Dana Asher Levine has served as the sartorial expert for Hollywood’s most powerful female executives. Her…Read More
Brooke MasonFounder/CEO, Brooke Mason Creative
Brooke Mason has one aim in life: to help and inspire women in the creative industries. An Australian native, Brooke…Read More
Sarah Ann MasseActor/Writer/Producer
Sarah Ann Masse is a hilarious woman on a mission; not only is she continuing the trend of breaking stereotypes…Read More
Amy PascalFounder & CEO, Pascal Pictures
Amy Pascal is the Founder and CEO of Pascal Pictures, a film and television production company based at SONY. Recently, Pascal produced the Academy Award-winning animated…Read More
Carly SteinCEO, Beekeeper's Naturals
Carly Stein is the founder and CEO of wellness brand Beekeeper’s Naturals, which produces naturally-sourced and obsessively-tested superfoods straight from…Read More
Lainie StrousePresident of Lower Merion Productions, Actress in 'Teacher of the Year'
Lainie Strouse has enjoyed success across a broad spectrum of the entertainment industry. An accomplished TV and film producer, Ms….Read More
Yira VilaroDirector of Development, MACRO
Yira Vilaro is Director of Development at MACRO. A bilingual Puerto Rican raised in Mexico, she graduated from Northwestern University’s Film Program before her passion for…Read More