2018 Mentors

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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Jayna Zweiman

Co-Creator & Co-Founder, The Pussyhat Project

Jayna Zweiman is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. Her independent practice combines architecture, art and new media to focus on…

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Beatrice Fischel-Bock

CEO & Co-Founder, Hutch

Beatrice Fischel-Bock is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hutch, the home decor tool that mixes 3D technology with online shopping…

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Jacqui Burge

CEO & Founder, Desk Yogi

Desk Yogi founder Jacqui Burge has been practicing and teaching fitness, nutrition and yoga for more than two decades. The…

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Maile Pacheco

Founder, beGlammed

Beauty and fashion industry veteran, Maile Pacheco, is beGlammed’s ethnically-diverse, female Founder. An expert makeup artist by trade, Pacheco’s proclivity…

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Jennifer Perri

VP of Univision Creator Network, Univision Communications

Jennifer Perri is Vice President of the Univision Creator Network. For the last two years, Jen has lead the charge…

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Meredith MacNeill

Baroness von Sketch Show

Meredith MacNeill can currently be seen as co-creator, writer, producer, and star of CBC’s award- winning hit sketch comedy series…

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Katie Soo

SVP Marketing, Warner Brothers Digital Networks (WBDN)

As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Katie Soo is responsible for overseeing marketing across the Warner Brothers Digital Networks (WBDN)…

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Stacy Nadeau

Professional Speaker & Life Coach

In the summer of 2005, six women made national news when they appeared on a Times Square billboard, dressed only…

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Tracey Welson-Rossman

Founding Member & CMO, Chariot Solutions

Tracey is a Founding Member and Chief Marketing Officer at Chariot Solutions, a leading Philadelphia area enterprise application and mobile…

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Kristin Glushon

EVP Client Development, Branded Entertainment Network (BEN)

Kristin Glushon is the Executive Vice President of Client Development for Branded Entertainment Network (BEN), which connects global brands to…

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Shannon DeJong

Founder & CEO, House of Who, Inc.

Shannon DeJong is Founder and CEO of House of Who, Inc., a mission-driven creative agency and brand arthouse located in…

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Gabriella Schwarz

Managing Editor & Head of News, Flipboard

Gabriella Schwarz is the Managing Editor and Head of News at Flipboard, a content and curation platform with over 100…

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Michele Beno

Director of Marketing, VICELAND at VICE Media

Michele Beno is the Director of Marketing for VICELAND at VICE Media, where she leads marketing for the VICELAND brand…

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Letitia James

Public Advocate & NYC City Council Member

Public Advocate Letitia James is a tireless champion for working families and the most vulnerable New Yorkers. In 2013, she…

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Cindy Whitehead

CEO, The Pink Ceiling

The New York Times called her pharmaceutical product the drug of a generation and Fortune called her a tireless force…

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Elizabeth Koshy

CEO & Founder, Invar Studios

Elizabeth Koshy is a serial entrepreneur with a vast range of experience founding different companies in the media entertainment space….

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Kelley Walton

Head of Global Event Marketing, Under Armour

For over 15 years, Kelley has helped top global brands connect with consumers through innovative, integrated marketing strategies.  Her career…

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Camila Jimenez Villa

Co-President & Chief Content Officer Fusion Media Group, Univision Communications

Camila Jimenez Villa, Co-President and Chief Content Officer of Fusion Media Group, a sector of Univision Communications.  A groundbreaking role…

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Jennifer Shappley

Sr Director, Talent Acquisition, LinkedIN

Jennifer leads the Business Recruiting team at LinkedIn supporting Global Sales, Finance, HR, Marketing & Communications and Legal hiring.  After…

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Ellen Gilbert

Talent Agent, Paradigm

ELLEN GILBERT has worked in the agency business for 29 years. Directly after college she started her career as a…

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Dawoon Kang

Co-Founder, COO & Head of Marketing, Coffee Meets Bagel

Dawoon’s work spans from strategy & business development to marketing, research and investing/finance. She started her career at Avon Products…

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Poppy Crum

Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories

Dr. Poppy Crum, is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the…

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Sarah Ann Masse

Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian, Singer & Activist

Actor, Writer, Producer, Comedian, Singer, Activist. Sarah Ann Masse is a hilarious woman on a mission; not only is she…

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Karen Walrond

Author, Speaker & Photographer

Karen Walrond is an author, speaker & photographer. Her bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery…

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Claire Winslow

President & Senior Strategist, Best Practice Media

Claire Winslow is the President and Senior Strategist at Best Practice Media, a boutique social media marketing agency in downtown…

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Lisen Stromberg

COO, 3% Movement

Lisen Stromberg is an author, culture innovation consultant, and widely regarded speaker who empowers people and companies to reimagine the…

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Kendra Bracken Ferguson

Chief Digital Officer, CAA-GBG

For almost two decades, Kendra has helped to define and navigate the digital space as a creative force for brands…

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Emiliana Guereca

Founder, Women's March LA Foundation

Along with being an award-winning event producer, Emi devotes much of her time to advocacy programs for women’s rights, Latino…

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Andrea Razzaghi

Deputy Director of Astrophysics, NASA

As deputy director of Astrophysics at NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Andrea oversees the Agency’s research programs and missions necessary to…

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Karen Appleton

Founder, KPG

Karen Appleton Page is an entrepreneur, startup mentor, angel investor and board member.  A respected business leader, Karen worked at…

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