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  • “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 YOU.

 

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 (more to be announced)

Frankie Shaw

Actress & Showrunner

Frankie Shaw is an American actress, writer, director and producer. She is known for playing Mary Jo Cacciatore on the…

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Danielle Macdonald

Actress, "Dumplin'"

Danielle Macdonald stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in “Dumplin,’” currently streaming on Netflix. She can also be…

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Amanda de Cadenet

Girlgaze Founder, Author and Activist

Amanda de Cadenet is an entrepreneur, journalist, an author, a photographer and an activist, who advocates for equal rights by…

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Melanie Liburd

Actress, 'This Is Us'

Actress Melanie Liburd currently stars as ‘Zoe’ on the critically acclaimed NBC drama series, THIS IS US. The year is…

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Jessica Parker Kennedy

Actress, '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…

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Jesse Draper

Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

Jesse Draper is a mother of two boys, founding partner of Halogen Ventures as well as creator and host of…

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Courtney Thomasma

BBC America Executive Director

Courtney Thomasma is the Executive Director of BBC AMERICA, a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the critically acclaimed…

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Rain Valdez

Actress and Filmmaker

Rain Valdez is an out and proud transgender actress and award-winning filmmaker. She played ‘Coco’ in season 2 of TV…

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Lauren Schulte

Founder and CEO, The Flex Company

Lauren Schulte is the founder & CEO of The Flex Company. Lauren has spent over a decade building leading consumer…

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Adhrucia Apana

Managing 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…

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Maile Pacheco

beGlammed 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…

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Theresa Kang-Lowe

Partner, WME

Theresa Kang-Lowe is a partner at WME in the agency’s Scripted Television department. In her role, she represents television and…

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Adelle Archer

Co-Founder, Eterneva

Adelle co-founded Eterneva, an innovative company that honors the lives of remarkable people and pets by turning their cremated ashes…

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Chandler Taslitz

Influencer

Chandler is a comedian, writer, and content creator. She grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and moved to…

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Stephanie Allain

Founder, Homegrown Pictures

An accomplished film producer and former studio executive, Ms. Allain has been an advocate for visionary filmmakers for more than…

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Sarah Lesser Avins

Sarah Lesser Avins is Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She brings over 25 years of management and…

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Yasmine Campbell

Founder, 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 school…

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Susan Brooks

Founder, FOREFRONT-Partners

Susan Brooks is a veteran television, digital and business affairs executive, bringing strategic and innovative thinking, along with decades of…

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April King

Talent Agent, ICM

April King is an agent in the talent department at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in…

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Claudia Carasso

Founder, Elastic Minds LLC

Claudia Carasso is a communications management consultant, creative director, and marketing leader with more than 20 years’ experience in developing…

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Marki Costello

President, 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…

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DeVon Franklin

Producer, Bestselling Author, Preacher

DEVON FRANKLIN is an award-winning Film & TV producer, bestselling author, renowned preacher and spiritual success coach. DeVon is the…

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Jessica Marie Garcia

Actress, '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…

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Carrie Gillogly

SVP 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…

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Beth Gulas

Management Consultant

Beth consults with CEO’s, executive management and high profile talent, by providing personal and organizational effectiveness/success and change processes. She…

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Dana Asher Levine

Stylist

Since 2001, style architect Dana Asher Levine has served as the sartorial expert for Hollywood’s most powerful female executives. Her…

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Brooke Mason

Founder/CEO, Brooke Mason Creative

Brooke Mason has one aim in life: to help and inspire women in the creative industries. An Australian native, Brooke…

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Sarah Ann Masse

Actor/Writer/Producer

Sarah Ann Masse is a hilarious woman on a mission; not only is she continuing the trend of breaking stereotypes…

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Amy Pascal

Founder & 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…

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Lainie Strouse

President 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….

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Yira Vilaro

Director 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…

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