2018 Mentors

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 experiences that overlap physical, virtual…

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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 to let you virtually decorate…

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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 motivation behind Desk Yogi began…

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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 for customer service and sales…

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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 in cross platform integration of…

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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 “Baroness von Sketch Show.” The…

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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) portfolio to develop initiatives that…

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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 in their underwear. While other…

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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 development consulting firm. She is…

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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 consumers through the power of…

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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 the San Francisco Bay Area….

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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 million users. In her role…

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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 and all programming. She has…

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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 made history as the first…

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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 of nature. Associates of hers…

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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. She pioneered the creative outsourcing/co-production…

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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 has spanned industries, including media,…

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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 model with a powerful voice,…

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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 spending the last 13 years…

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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 receptionist at an agency, before…

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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 as Analyst for U.S. Strategy…

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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 Center for Computer Research 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 major global brand platforms, growing…

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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 continuing the trend of breaking…

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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 & essays on the concept…

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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 Austin. Best Practice Media specializes…

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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 future of work through work/life…

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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 and influencers, becoming a recognized…

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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 education, and gender equality. In…

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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 discover how the Universe works…

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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 Apple on the enterprise team,…

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