Mentors

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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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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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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Meghan Oliver

Meghan Oliver is an integral part of Paradigm’s Content Creation initiative where she works across arenas, interfacing and collaborating with…

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Valarie Phillips

Valarie Phillips is an Agent in Paradigm Talent Agency’s Motion Picture and TV Literary Departments. She has shepherded the careers…

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Taylor Schultz

Taylor Schultz is a Music Booking Agent at Paradigm Talent Agency. She is the head of the College Department, which…

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Julia Loffe

Julia Loffe is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers foreign affairs and American politics. Previously, she has…

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Robin Bronk

Robin Bronk is Chief Executive Officer of The Creative Coalition—the leading national, nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of…

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Janet Janjigian

Janet Janjigian is the Executive Managing Director of Carmen Group West. She brings a unique skill set to the table…

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Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste

Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a behavioral scientist whose BE-ing@Work research explores innovative technology-based solutions for improving performance and engagement….

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Meghan Ritchie

Meghan Ritchie is the founder of Megpies, a pastry company dedicated to all-natural, delicious, and fun treats. A veteran of…

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Alicia Weigel

Alicia Weigel is Director of Strategy and Communications for Deeds Not Words. Prior to joining Wendy Davis’ nonprofit, Alicia held…

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Wendy Sachs

Wendy Sachs is a master of the career pivot and the author of the new, Oprah-recommended book, “Fearless and Free:…

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Karen Walrond

Karen is an attorney, speaker, photographer, author and leadership coach. She is the creative mind behind the award-winning website, Chookooloonks,…

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Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis is the founder of Deeds Not Words, an advocacy initiative that empowers millennial women to channel their passion…

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Melissa Arnot

Eddie Bauer guide Melissa Arnot has made her life about exploring the beautiful mountains of the world. She is passionate…

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Darlene Gillard

Darlene Gillard Jones is the Chief Community Officer and is a founding team member of digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise…

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Shannon Stubo

Shannon Stubo is the Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at LinkedIn. She has more than 15…

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Andrea Razzaghi

Andrea Razzaghi is the Deputy Director of Astrophysics at NASA, providing executive leadership, strategic direction, and overall management of the…

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Shelley Zalis

Shelley Zalis

Shelley Zalis is CEO of The Female Quotient and Creator of The Girls’ Lounge. Shelley created OTX (Online Testing Exchange),…

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Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. Walker began her television career under the…

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Lisen Stromberg

Lisen Stromberg

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

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Claudia Carasso

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

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Cindy Whitehead

Cindy Whitehead is a highly regarded women’s health advocate and serial entrepreneur. Over a distinguished 22-year career in healthcare, in…

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Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy,…

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Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone is a board director, movement-builder and founder who creates scale movements with technology, storytelling and consumer aspiration. Lisa…

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Annie Dean

Annie Dean is the Cofounder and Co-CEO of Werk, the go-to destination for flexible work opportunities for ambitious women. Werk…

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Dawn Laguens

Dawn Laguens, executive vice president and chief brand officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the Planned Parenthood…

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Anna Auerbach

Anna Auerbach is the Cofounder and CoCEO of Werk, the go-to destination for flexible work opportunities for ambitious women. Werk…

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Jane Mosbacher Morris

Jane Mosbacher Morris is the Founder and CEO of TO THE MARKET, a socially inspired business connecting the 32B artisan…

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