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ALLISON KELLY
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, CDC Small Business Finance

Allison Kelly is senior vice president of strategy and innovation at one of the leading small business lenders in the nation.  

 At CDC Small Business Finance, Kelly works tirelessly to bring small-business lending to the next level by forging creative, new partnerships with both established and up-and-coming financial firms. With a specific focus of closing the capital gap between the formal financial markets and community lending, Kelly is dedicated to creating parity in access to capital for all. Over the last 40 years, the award-winning organization has provided more than $13 billion in funding to entrepreneurs in all fields, from tech to hospitality.

ALLISON KELLY
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, CDC Small Business Finance


Allison Kelly is senior vice president of strategy and innovation at one of the leading small business lenders in the nation.

At CDC Small Business Finance, Kelly works tirelessly to bring small-business lending to the next level by forging creative, new partnerships with both established and up-and-coming financial firms. With a specific focus of closing the capital gap between the formal financial markets and community lending, Kelly is dedicated to creating parity in access to capital for all. Over the last 40 years, the award-winning organization has provided more than $13 billion in funding to entrepreneurs in all fields, from tech to hospitality.

Before joining CDC in 2015, Kelly spent seven years in various leadership positions at Pacific Community Ventures. The nonprofit social enterprise provides affordable capital and free business coaching to small business owners.

Kelly has more than two decades of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit worlds, with a background in the financial and healthcare-services industries. She’s also board member at Mal Warwick Donordigital, a fundraising and advocacy agency that works with leading charitable groups.

Originally from Northern California, Kelly returned to the Bay Area over ten years ago and lives in Oakland with her husband, their 8 year old son, 6 year old daughter and beloved rescue dog. In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, all outdoor activities and cooking healthful meals for her family.


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ARA KATZ
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, SEED

Ara’s breastfeeding experience led her to the microbiome and inspired a personal mission to explore the importance of microbes and how they can impact the health of our bodies, our children and our planet. A serial entrepreneur, Ara previously Co-Founded and served as CMO of Spring, mobile commerce marketplace. Ara was also on the Founding Team of social commerce company, BeachMint, where she launched six direct-to-consumer, influencer subscription brands.

ARA KATZ
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, SEED


Ara’s breastfeeding experience led her to the microbiome and inspired a personal mission to explore the importance of microbes and how they can impact the health of our bodies, our children and our planet. A serial entrepreneur, Ara previously Co-Founded and served as CMO of Spring, mobile commerce marketplace. Ara was also on the Founding Team of social commerce company, BeachMint, where she launched six direct-to-consumer, influencer subscription brands.

Ara has been a fellow at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Storytelling and CCA’s DesignMBA program, and was named in Marie Claire’s “The New Guard: The 50 Most Influential Women in America”, listed on Business Insider’s “Silicon Alley Top 100” and “36 Rockstar Women in NYC Tech”, and was recently included in Create + Cultivate’s 100 List for STEM.

Ara also advises various startups across the health, tech, and consumer verticals. She lives in Venice, California with her husband and two-year-old son, Pax–without whom Seed wouldn’t exist. Oh, and she’s the proud owner of several tardigrades who now live at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History.


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ARIANNE NARDO
Home & Design Editor

Arianne Nardo has been a design editor, journalist and industry insider for nearly two decades. She is the former editor-in-chief of luxury interior design magazine Interiors, and served as the executive editor of Robb Report Home & Style magazine.

She has contributed stories (and adjectives) to Editor at Large, and was named editor-in-chief of the brand’s quarterly print publication, The Business of Home, developing the title's business, strategy and features content. She regularly appears as a host on EditorTV, is a frequent panel moderator, and has an eternal weakness for gorgeous product design.

ARIANNE NARDO
Home & Design Editor


Arianne Nardo has been a design editor, journalist and industry insider for nearly two decades. She is the former editor-in-chief of luxury interior design magazine Interiors, and served as the executive editor of Robb Report Home & Style magazine.

She has contributed stories (and adjectives) to Editor at Large, and was named editor-in-chief of the brand’s quarterly print publication, The Business of Home, developing the title's business, strategy and features content. She regularly appears as a host on EditorTV, is a frequent panel moderator, and has an eternal weakness for gorgeous product design.


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BROOKE LAMPLEY
Vice Chairman, Global Fine Arts Division New York, Sotheby’s

Brooke Lampley is Vice Chairman of the Fine Art Division, Sotheby’s. She works with top collectors of 20th Century art globally. Prior to joining Sotheby’s in January 2018, Ms. Lampley served as Head of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department for Christie’s Americas—a role she assumed in 2012 after working as a Specialist in the department since 2005. Ms. Lampley was responsible for driving the team’s overall strategy in both auction and private sales, managing auction sales in excess of $1 billion annually, and leading a team of specialists devoted to business-getting on a global basis...

BROOKE LAMPLEY
Vice Chairman, Global Fine Arts Division New York, Sotheby’s


Brooke Lampley is Vice Chairman of the Fine Art Division, Sotheby’s. She works with top collectors of 20th Century art globally. Prior to joining Sotheby’s in January 2018, Ms. Lampley served as Head of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department for Christie’s Americas—a role she assumed in 2012 after working as a Specialist in the department since 2005. Ms. Lampley was responsible for driving the team’s overall strategy in both auction and private sales, managing auction sales in excess of $1 billion annually, and leading a team of specialists devoted to business-getting on a global basis. Recognized in both Crain’s 40 Under 40 and Art + Auction’s annual Power List, Ms. Lampley has also been featured as a tastemaker in various high-profile news publications, including Harvard Magazine, Elle, Gotham Magazine, Town & Country and Marie Claire. As an expert on the art market, she is a regular contributor to broadcast television shows including NBC’s The Today Show, FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney & Co and CNBC’s Million Dollar Minute, and has appeared on Bloomberg’s Taking Stock with Pimm Fox (TV), Bloomberg Surveillance (radio) and Masters in Business (podcast). Prior to working in the auction world, Ms. Lampley worked in curatorial departments at The Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and The National Gallery of Art, each in Washington, D.C. She holds a Master of Arts degree in History of Art from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and History of Art from Harvard College.


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CHEYENNE WESTPHAL
Chairman, Phillips

Cheyenne Westphal joined Phillips as Chairman in March 2017. She is one of the most experienced contemporary art professionals in the market today.

Cheyenne oversees all aspects of Phillips and works closely with Edward Dolman, CEO. In alignment with Phillips’ global leadership team and specialist departments, Cheyenne plays an integral role in building the company’s brand with the goal of significantly increasing Phillips’ market share in 20th century & contemporary art...

CHEYENNE WESTPHAL
Chairman, Phillips


Cheyenne Westphal joined Phillips as Chairman in March 2017. She is one of the most experienced contemporary art professionals in the market today.

Cheyenne oversees all aspects of Phillips and works closely with Edward Dolman, CEO. In alignment with Phillips’ global leadership team and specialist departments, Cheyenne plays an integral role in building the company’s brand with the goal of significantly increasing Phillips’ market share in 20th century & contemporary art.

Cheyenne joins Phillips from Sotheby’s where she had served as Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art. In this role she led sales that resulted in world records for Gerhard Richter (Abstraktes Bild, $46.3 million), Sigmar Polke (Jungle, $27.1 million), Piero Manzoni (Achrome, $20.2 million), and Alberto Burri (Saccho e Rosso, $13.2 million), among many others.

Cheyenne also presided over the most successful contemporary art auction in Europe in July 2015, which achieved a record-breaking $203.6 million.

Cheyenne joined Sotheby’s in 1990, and since 1999 oversaw every major contemporary art auction at Sotheby’s in Europe. Cheyenne was named Board Director in 2002, Chairman of the Contemporary Art Department in 2006, and appointed to her worldwide role in 2014.

Cheyenne is currently on the board of the Whitechapel Galleries Venture and The Association for Women in the Arts.


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CLARE REICHENBACH 
Chief Executive Officer of the James Beard Foundation (JBF)

Clare Reichenbach is the chief executive officer of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), the country's preeminent culinary arts organization dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and honoring chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. In her role as CEO, Clare works with the JBF staff and board of trustees in directing the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations of the James Beard Foundation.

CLARE REINCHENBACH
Chief Executive Officer of the James Beard Foundation (JBF)


Clare Reichenbach is the chief executive officer of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), the country's preeminent culinary arts organization dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and honoring chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. In her role as CEO, Clare works with the JBF staff and board of trustees in directing the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations of the James Beard Foundation.

Clare’s responsibilities include overseeing a wide range of the JBF programs such as the James Beard Foundation Awards; the JBF Women’s Leadership Programs; the James Beard House dinners and events around the United States; the nonprofit’s scholarship programs; and the JBF Impact Programs, all in pursuit of a more equitable and sustainable food system.

Before joining the James Beard Foundation, Reichenbach founded CJJR Consulting, where her clients included New York Public Radio, NBCU, and Samsung. Prior to that, Clare worked at the BBC for over 10 years, both in the UK and the US where she was EVP of strategy and business development, a position she also held at AMC Networks. Her accolades include being named one of CableFAX’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable,” Multichannel News’ “Women to Watch,” and Management Today’s “35 Women Under 35.” Reichenbach has a B.A. from Oxford University and completed the advanced management program from Harvard Business School.

Clare lives in Manhattan with her young daughter.


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DOMINIQUE CRENN
Chef & Co-Owner, Atelier Crenn

Dominique Crenn, the chef/owner of two Michelin starred Atelier Crenn of San Francisco, focuses on cuisine as a craft and the community as an inspiration.

Crenn’s parents had a strong influence on her interest and love for the culinary arts- she began her formal culinary training when she moved to San Francisco in 1988 to work at Stars, under luminaries Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz. In 2011, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn, a deeply personal project, where her heritage and ode to “poetic culinaria” is embodied through the whimsical creations she shares with her guests...

DOMINIQUE CRENN
Chef & Co-Owner, Atelier Crenn


Dominique Crenn, the chef/owner of two Michelin starred Atelier Crenn of San Francisco, focuses on cuisine as a craft and the community as an inspiration.

Crenn’s parents had a strong influence on her interest and love for the culinary arts- she began her formal culinary training when she moved to San Francisco in 1988 to work at Stars, under luminaries Jeremiah Tower and Mark Franz. In 2011, Crenn opened Atelier Crenn, a deeply personal project, where her heritage and ode to “poetic culinaria” is embodied through the whimsical creations she shares with her guests. Atelier Crenn received its first Michelin Star in 2011, and its second Michelin Star in 2012.

Crenn was awarded World’s Best Female Chef in 2016 by San Pellegrino’s 50 Best, and in 2017, Atelier Crenn debuted at no. 83 on the organization’s list of world’s best restaurants. As an active member of the international culinary community, Crenn promotes innovation, sustainability, and equality, through her collaboration with various panels and summits.


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ELIZABETH FALKNER
Chef/Author/Artist

Chef Elizabeth Falkner is a world recognized, award winning chef and continues to be a leader and pioneer in the culinary arts. Falkner worked her way up in restaurants and then owned restaurants in San Francisco, California for over twenty years before moving to New York in 2012. She and has been a James Beard Foundation Award nominee (2005) and relentlessly continues to cook for many charity events and Food and Wine Festivals all over the world...

ELIZABETH FALKNER
Chef/Author/Artist


Chef Elizabeth Falkner is a world recognized, award winning chef and continues to be a leader and pioneer in the culinary arts.

  Falkner worked her way up in restaurants and then owned restaurants in San Francisco, California for over twenty years before moving to New York in 2012. She and has been a James Beard Foundation Award nominee (2005) and relentlessly continues to cook for many charity events and Food and Wine Festivals all over the world.

Cooking competitions have been a favorite “sport” for Chef Falkner and she has competed in multiple culinary competitions including Food Network’s “Next Iron Chef, Redemption,” “Iron Chef America” and “Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs,” in which she was a finalist and runner up. She has been a three time competitor on “Food Network Challenge,” as well as a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.” In addition to competing, Falkner also has acted as judge on several episodes on the Top Chef series on Bravo network and on Cooking Channel and Food Network, Canada.

She is an advocate for people and chefs to think more like athletes and “stay fit to cook”. She played soccer for 28 years, does Jungshin and Iadō-sword fighting fitness and martial arts, yoga, pilates ran her first marathon, the NY Marathon in 2016 and continues to do half marathons.

Falkner does both savory and sweet, traditional and modern, and consults for numerous products and brands including: Emmi Cheese, Molino Bianco/Barilla, Center For Culinary Development, Kellogg’s Canada, Prosciutto di Parma, Meat and Livestock Australia, Pillsbury, Starbucks, iSi, and many more. She is the first female chef on the culinary council for Holland-America Line.

Her first cookbook, Demolition Desserts (2007) was a finalist for IACP’s Julia Child Best First Cookbook award in 2008. Cooking Off the Clock, her second book, was released August 2012, both Ten Speed Press.

She is a long time member and on the board of directors who served as the president of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs from April 2014 to April 2015 as well programming and producing the most highly attended annual conference and Women Who Inspire awards and gala in NYC in April 2015.

Falkner graduated with a BFA from The San Francisco Art Institute and fell in love with the food movement in California in the early 90’s. She has spoken at Yale University about mindful cooking and recently produced a short film called “Food Games” shot on campus at Yale and turns competition on its head with chefs making food focused on the future and only using sustainable ingredients. She also did a performance/art piece called “Croquembouche Samurai” at SoHo House, NYC on May 31, 2018.


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HOLLIE BONNEVILLE BARDEN
Creative Director, John Hardy

Hollie Bonneville Barden joined John Hardy as the Creative Director in 2016, and debuted her first collection for the brand in Fall, 2017. Hailed as an industry prodigy, she possesses both an extensive formal training in fine jewelry and an inventive outlook on design. Today, she oversees all John Hardy collections, and leads our team of artisans in Bali. She also serves as a member of our Executive Leadership Team, working with the CEO, Chief Merchant, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer to advance the business and build on our brand's rich heritage...

HOLLIE BONNEVILLE BARDEN
Creative Director, John Hardy


Hollie Bonneville Barden joined John Hardy as the Creative Director in 2016, and debuted her first collection for the brand in Fall, 2017. Hailed as an industry prodigy, she possesses both an extensive formal training in fine jewelry and an inventive outlook on design. Today, she oversees all John Hardy collections, and leads our team of artisans in Bali. She also serves as a member of our Executive Leadership Team, working with the CEO, Chief Merchant, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer to advance the business and build on our brand's rich heritage.

After receiving formal training in jewelry design from London’s Central Saint Martin’s College and the Wimbledon School of Art, Hollie held design positions at numerous boutique jewelry brands before working for an internationally renowned high jewelry house within the LVMH portfolio. There, she became the company’s youngest ever head designer. At the age of 25, Hollie launched her first major collection at Paris Haute Couture for which she received international praise and acclaim.

Originally from the English countryside, Hollie splits her time between John Hardy’s global headquarters and showroom in New York City and our design center and workshop in Bali. In her personal time, she enjoys surfing, running and cycling. An avid traveler, she counts Tanzania and Naples, Italy as two of her favorite destinations.


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JAMIE ROSEN
Contributing Editor, Town & Country; Director of Strategy + Partnerships at ZIIP Beauty

Jamie Rosen is a contributing editor at Town & Country and the Director of Strategy + Partnerships at ZIIP Beauty. She is also a writer and consultant who contributes to ShopBAZAAR, Muse, and T Magazine. The engaging content she creates strongly links beauty with health and wellness at the luxury level.  She was the Beauty Director of Town & Country magazine for over seven years, a time in which the 170-year-old title underwent a dramatic transformation...

JAMIE ROSEN
Contributing Editor, Town & Country; Director of Strategy + Partnerships at ZIIP Beauty


Jamie Rosen is a contributing editor at Town & Country and the Director of Strategy + Partnerships at ZIIP Beauty. She is also a writer and consultant who contributes to ShopBAZAAR, Muse, and T Magazine. The engaging content she creates strongly links beauty with health and wellness at the luxury level. 

She was the Beauty Director of Town & Country magazine for over seven years, a time in which the 170-year-old title underwent a dramatic transformation that has made its insightful content more modern and relevant than ever. During her time there, she brought the pages of the magazine to life with T&C Talks, a series of live panel discussions on health and wellness in cities from Miami to Seattle. 

Jamie began her career at W magazine in New York and Paris, where she reported on everything from society galas to the art market to young authors, musicians, and designers. During her time as a fine jewelry and watches editor there, she began writing stories about the rise of the thin foodie, the end of the oil-free movement, and having calves too big to fit into knee-high boots. Her in-depth approach extended to a story in which she worked out with Tracy Anderson for 63 hours (and lived to the tale). She has been featured on sites such as The New Potato, the Coveteur, Daily Front Row, and Charlotte’s Book, and blogs for Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, Barneys, Tata Harper, and Sonia Kashuk.


JENNIFER WALKER
Owner, Walker Drawas

Jennifer Walker began her career in fashion public relations at AEFFE USA representing Alberta Ferretti in New York City. Walker continued her professional path in the marketing department at Ben Sherman and umbrella brands Evisu Genes and MiH.  She later joined renowned public relations firm LaForce and Stevens where she handled full scope service strategies as well as event support for H&M, American Eagle and Milly in addition to multiple special projects and New York Fashion Week shows...

JENNIFER WALKER
Owner, Walker Drawas


ennifer Walker began her career in fashion public relations at AEFFE USA representing Alberta Ferretti in New York City. Walker continued her professional path in the marketing department at Ben Sherman and umbrella brands Evisu Genes and MiH. She later joined renowned public relations firm LaForce and Stevens where she handled full scope service strategies as well as event support for H&M, American Eagle and Milly in addition to multiple special projects and New York Fashion Week shows.

As Vice President of PR and Marketing at ALLSAINTS, Walker launched the iconic British brand in the United States in early 2009. Walker spearheaded an aggressive retail rollout, marketing strategy and long-term brand expansion that enabled the brand to stake its claim in the U.S. market.

In 2013, Walker moved to the West Coast to work with Quiksilver, Roxy and DC brands to elevate their trade marketing efforts across all channels. In 2015, with 12 years of experience behind her, Walker joined forces with Adam Drawas to form Walker Drawas, a 360 degree service public relations and marketing agency. Together they have worked with some of the biggest players in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries including REVOLVE, New Era Cap, Puma, Penguin, FARM Rio, Lolë, BEBOE Luxury Cannabis, Universal Dreamworks, Hudson Jeans, PacSun, Ksubi, French Connection, Moschino / Jeremy Scott, The Kooples, Maje, House of Holland, Baja East, Lucky Brand, Woolrich, GANT, ColourPOP Cosmetics, Kylie Cosmetics, Kate Somerville Skincare, Glow Recipe, The Glam App, Ray Ban, Persol, Oakley, VOGUE eyewear and additional Luxottica eyewear portfolio.

Recently hailed by FORBES as "THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE EVERY BRAND NEEDS," Walker Drawas was praised as the marketing agency behind some of the industry’s most coveted brands. Walker has also been featured in WWD, InStyle and The Zoe Report and a Cultivated Conversations podcast.


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JILL NEWMAN
Editor, Muse

Jill is the editor of Muse by Robb Report, a print and digital forum that engages successful, dynamic women on topics from health and finance to the arts, design, and philanthropy. Jill is also a senior member of Robb Report’s editorial team and serves as Editor, Style and New York Bureau Chief. In this role, she has directed Robb Report’s style and jewelry coverage for nearly 15 years and contributes on various topics including watches, culture and travel...

JILL NEWMAN
Editor, Muse


Jill is the editor of Muse by Robb Report, a print and digital forum that engages successful, dynamic women on topics from health and finance to the arts, design, and philanthropy. Jill is also a senior member of Robb Report’s editorial team and serves as Editor, Style and New York Bureau Chief. In this role, she has directed Robb Report’s style and jewelry coverage for nearly 15 years and contributes on various topics including watches, culture and travel.

Jill began her career as an editor at Women’s Wear Daily and W Magazine where she managed accessories and jewelry content. Before joining the Robb Report staff, she contributed on jewelry, watches and style to several consumer magazines, including regular columns in Veranda, Departures, Town & Country, and New York Magazine. She co-authored the book Buying Jewelry and Gems at Auction and has been recognized for her work with the Gem Award for Excellence in Journalism.


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JOANNA JAMES
Director & Producer, A Fine Line

Director and Producer of A Fine Line, Joanna James, has a very personal connection to making this film. She was inspired to share her mother's story of sacrifice and triumph to encourage a new generation of women to pursue their dreams. A Fine Line received the John Schlesinger Award for "Best Documentary by a First-Time Filmmaker" by Vanity Fair's Film Critic Richard Lawson. Joanna is the founder and CEO of Zoel Productions based in Manhattan...

JOANNA JAMES
Director & Producer, A Fine Line


Director and Producer of A Fine Line, Joanna James, has a very personal connection to making this film. She was inspired to share her mother's story of sacrifice and triumph to encourage a new generation of women to pursue their dreams. A Fine Line received the John Schlesinger Award for "Best Documentary by a First-Time Filmmaker" by Vanity Fair's Film Critic Richard Lawson. Joanna is the founder and CEO of Zoel Productions based in Manhattan. She is a former newspaper reporter having interned for the Boston Globe, chosen to cover the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens for a Greek American newspaper, and awarded best environmental reporting from the New England Press Association for an investigative piece she wrote. But becoming a wife and mother of two baby girls put things in greater perspective. "Everything resonated on a deeper level when I became a working mother. We need to stop making women choose between doing what they love or who they love."

A Fine Line’s MAPP Impact campaign was developed to increase women in leadership and creating a level playing field with equal opportunities. To learn more information about the campaign or film please visit: To learn more about the MAPP campaign or film, please visit: www.AFineLineMovie.com or follow @AFineLineMovie


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JULIE SMITH-CLEMENTI, IDSA
Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios and CEO, notNeutral

Julie views the multidisciplinary design process as an opportunity to create spaces that both engage and inspire the people who inhabit them. She is at her best when uniting her passions for architecture and interior design to create holistic environments, designing not only the boundaries of a space, but also the graphics, furnishings, and fixtures that make it inviting. Her experience in crafting acclaimed interiors persuaded her that the firm should also design and develop furnishings that complete the story of place and serve the diverse needs its inhabitants...

JULIE SMITH-CLEMENTI, IDSA
Creative Director, Rios Clementi Hale Studios and CEO, notNeutral


Julie views the multidisciplinary design process as an opportunity to create spaces that both engage and inspire the people who inhabit them. She is at her best when uniting her passions for architecture and interior design to create holistic environments, designing not only the boundaries of a space, but also the graphics, furnishings, and fixtures that make it inviting. Her experience in crafting acclaimed interiors persuaded her that the firm should also design and develop furnishings that complete the story of place and serve the diverse needs its inhabitants.

Her conviction that design is everything in the built environment led in 2001 to the formation of notNeutral, with Julie as its President and CEO. Under her leadership, the notNeutral brand quickly developed a national reputation and a retail presence worldwide. Like the Studios’ work in architecture, landscapes, and design, every notNeutral product tells its own story, be it a coffee cup or a tea cup. And in pure Rios Clementi Hale Studios style, notNeutral’s investigations into color, pattern, and shape reflect back to our work in other disciplines.


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KELLY LAMB
Artist, Designer, Kelly Lamb Studios

Kelly Lamb is an Artist and Designer whose work spans diverse disciplines. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and art fairs including: Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles, LAXART, Los Angeles; the MOCA store, Los Angeles; The New Museum, NYC; The Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC; R & Company, NYC; The Future Perfect, Los Angeles; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Agnes B., Paris, France; Art Basel, Switzerland/Miami; the Armory Show, NYC; and ALAC, Los Angeles. Lamb has had two solo exhibitions in New York City at Spencer Brownstone and the Newman Popiashvili Gallery...

KELLY LAMB
Artist, Designer, Kelly Lamb Studios


Kelly Lamb is an Artist and Designer whose work spans diverse disciplines. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries and art fairs including: Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; Ibid Gallery, Los Angeles, LAXART, Los Angeles; the MOCA store, Los Angeles; The New Museum, NYC; The Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC; R & Company, NYC; The Future Perfect, Los Angeles; Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Agnes B., Paris, France; Art Basel, Switzerland/Miami; the Armory Show, NYC; and ALAC, Los Angeles. Lamb has had two solo exhibitions in New York City at Spencer Brownstone and the Newman Popiashvili Gallery.

Public works installed at Human Condition (the Hospital Show) Los Angeles, 2016 and in process with the Austin Contemporary Sculpture Garden, Austin 2018 and a private development site in Miami. Public design projects include Malo Restaurant and El Prado, both in Los Angeles.

Her design work is represented by Twentieth in Los Angeles and R & Co. in New York.

Originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts, Lamb received her BFA from Bennington College.


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KIMBERLY TWOMBLY
Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner ™, and First Vice President at UBS

As a Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner ™, and First Vice President at UBS, Kimberly has been fortunate to work with clients for close to two decades solving for this question: What do you want your wealth to do for you, your family/friends, your community and /or the world? Her family of clients include entrepreneurs and venture capitalist who have recently sold a company; newly minted divorcees who get to rebrand the wealth in their name only; and high earning households with growing and moving parts. Kimberly was a founder member of UBS's digital sprint with SigFig and sits on UBS's Sustainable Advisory Council...

KIMBERLY TWOMBLY
Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner ™, and First Vice President at UBS


As a Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner ™, and First Vice President at UBS, Kimberly has been fortunate to work with clients for close to two decades solving for this question: What do you want your wealth to do for you, your family/friends, your community and /or the world? Her family of clients include entrepreneurs and venture capitalist who have recently sold a company; newly minted divorcees who get to rebrand the wealth in their name only; and high earning households with growing and moving parts. Kimberly was a founder member of UBS's digital sprint with SigFig and sits on UBS's Sustainable Advisory Council.

Kimberly, her husband and Z (their new Bernese Mountain Dog) live happily in San Francisco. She’s an avid morning runner and recently completed the Berlin Marathon with Every Mother Counts. Kimberly is on the Board of Governors for The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. Vacations include visiting refugee camps, orphanages or other non-profit organizations in developing countries.


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LEILA TAGHINIA-MILANI HELLER
President, Leila Heller Gallery

Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller received a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Master’s degree from the Sotheby’s Institute in London as well as a second Master’s degree in Art History and Museum Management from George Washington University. While in Washington DC, she worked at the Hirshhorn Museum until moving to New York to work at the Guggenheim Museum. She has written numerous articles and frequently gives lectures at the Guggenheim, MFA Houston, Brown University, MOCA LA, Sotheby’s, Artnet, various art fairs and other art institutions around the world most prominently in the Middle East...

LEILA TAGHINIA-MILANI HELLER
President, Leila Heller Gallery


Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller received a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Master’s degree from the Sotheby’s Institute in London as well as a second Master’s degree in Art History and Museum Management from George Washington University. While in Washington DC, she worked at the Hirshhorn Museum until moving to New York to work at the Guggenheim Museum. She has written numerous articles and frequently gives lectures at the Guggenheim, MFA Houston, Brown University, MOCA LA, Sotheby’s, Artnet, various art fairs and other art institutions around the world most prominently in the Middle East. She also has given educational lectures at many universities, including a yearly seminar at Brown University about Middle Eastern Art. Leila Heller has been interviewed for publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Canvas Magazine, Art News, Art and America, Forbes, and many others.

In 1982, she opened Leila Taghinia-Milani Gallery on the Upper East Side of New York, exhibiting established Western artists, while giving exposure to emerging artists from the Middle East. In the 1990’s, Heller shifted her focus solely to the secondary market placing major modern and contemporary masters in top collections worldwide and participating in international art fairs. In 2003, Heller re-opened her gallery presenting an active exhibition schedule, and inviting a range of respected international curators to organize shows pairing emerging artists with modern and contemporary masters.

In 2011, she expanded her gallery under the name Leila Heller Gallery, to a ground floor space in Chelsea. In November of 2015, Leila Heller opened a second gallery in Dubai. At 15,000 square feet, it is the largest commercial gallery in the UAE. The gallery is dedicated to promoting emerging and established artists from America, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia such as Tony Cragg, Frank Stella, and Marcos Grigorian. The gallery continues to focus on dealing in contemporary and modern masters. Leila Heller will relocate from Chelsea to the Upper East Side opening in early 2019.


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LINDA WELLS
Chief Creative Officer, Revlon & Founder, Flesh Beauty

Linda Wells is the Founder of Flesh and Chief Creative Officer at Revlon. She is responsible for the look and feel of the Company’s brands in advertising, product innovation, packaging, digital and social presence and point of sale. 

Linda is the Founding Editor in Chief of Allure Magazine, allure.com , and the Allure video channel. During her 25 years at Allure, she created the Allure Best of Beauty Awards, the Best of Beauty seal, and the Allure Beauty Box subscription service. She is the author of Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor (Bullfinch Press, 2006)...

LINDA WELLS
Chief Creative Officer, Revlon & Founder, Flesh Beauty


Linda Wells is the Founder of Flesh and Chief Creative Officer at Revlon. She is responsible for the look and feel of the Company’s brands in advertising, product innovation, packaging, digital and social presence and point of sale.

Linda is the Founding Editor in Chief of Allure Magazine, allure.com, and the Allure video channel. During her 25 years at Allure, she created the Allure Best of Beauty Awards, the Best of Beauty seal, and the Allure Beauty Box subscription service. She is the author of Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor (Bullfinch Press, 2006).

Most recently, Linda was contributing beauty editor at large at New York Magazine's The Cut and the producer of "The Linda Wells Report," in Hearst's Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Town & Country since March 2016. She began her career as a writer and editor at Vogue. She was a reporter at The New York Times and the beauty and food editor of The New York Times Magazine.

Linda has a BA in English Literature from Trinity College. She has two sons and lives in New York City.


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LISA SCHIFF
Founder & Principal, SFA Art Advisory

One of the leading and internationally recognized art advisors, Lisa Schiff has over a decade of experience building private collections and foundations. As the founder and Principal of SFA Art Advisory, she has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

Lisa is ABD on her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Miami, Florida, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor...

LISA SCHIFF
Founder & Principal, SFA Art Advisory


One of the leading and internationally recognized art advisors, Lisa Schiff has over a decade of experience building private collections and foundations. As the founder and Principal of SFA Art Advisory, she has offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London.

Lisa is ABD on her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center, CUNY. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Miami, Florida, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She attended Columbia University’s Reid Hall in Paris where she wrote her senior thesis and completed one year of law school at the Faculte de Droit de Montpellier. Additionally, she has taught as an adjunct professor of art history, lectures continually and sits on panels, and is regularly sought out for her opinion in the press. Lisa has also curated exhibitions, has mounted four benefit auctions for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, and consults on visual culture for the Foundation. She collaborated with Economic Theorist Jeremy Rifkin on an exhibition called “Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism,” and is planning another based on his theories of Empathy. Finally, Lisa has produced special projects for artists such as Alex Israel and Doug Aitken and is most recently launched the Art & Environment series for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Lisa co-founded VIA Art, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artistic production, thought leadership, and public engagement and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Swiss Institute and the Board of Trustee of the Bronx Museum of Art.


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LISA STONE
Chief Strategy Officer, Ellevest

Lisa Stone is an entrepreneur and movement-builder with a 20-year track record of creating and launching products and strategies that drive reach and revenue for global brands, media companies, causes and individual voices. Today Lisa is Chief Strategy Officer for Ellevest, a digital investment platform created to close the money gaps for women. Previously Lisa was founding CEO of BlogHer Inc., which she led to 127+MM monthly visitors and $30MM in revenues before exiting via a successful M&A with SheKnows Media/Penske Media...

LISA STONE
Chief Strategy Officer, Ellevest


Lisa Stone is an entrepreneur and movement-builder with a 20-year track record of creating and launching products and strategies that drive reach and revenue for global brands, media companies, causes and individual voices. Today Lisa is Chief Strategy Officer for Ellevest, a digital investment platform created to close the money gaps for women. Previously Lisa was founding CEO of BlogHer Inc., which she led to 127+MM monthly visitors and $30MM in revenues before exiting via a successful M&A with SheKnows Media/Penske Media. Prior to BlogHer, Lisa pioneered the first blog publishing network at Law.com. She was Vice President, Programming and Editor in Chief at Women.com Networks, a Hearst investment, where she led original programming and partnerships, and helped launch the first magazine sites for 11 Hearst and two Rodale titles. A print and broadcast journalist who left traditional newsrooms for the Internet in 1997, Lisa has continued to keynote globally and publish on community development and women consumers (The New York Times, LATimes.com, Medium.com).


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LISA SWEETINGHAM
Investigative Journalist and Bestselling Author

In her 17 years as an investigative journalist, Lisa Sweetingham has covered everything from art theft to Zika outbreaks. Her latest book, Thirst, a collaboration with charity: water founder Scott Harrison, tells Harrison’s inspiring journey from New York nightclub promoter to global humanitarian. Sweetingham has also written books about healthcare and about the Israeli mafia…

LISA SWEETINGHAM
Investigative Journalist and Bestselling Author


In her 17 years as an investigative journalist, Lisa Sweetingham has covered everything from art theft to Zika outbreaks. Her latest book, Thirst, a collaboration with charity: water founder Scott Harrison, tells Harrison’s inspiring journey from New York nightclub promoter to global humanitarian. Sweetingham has also written books about healthcare and about the Israeli mafia. Previously, she was a reporter for Court TV, covering high-profile murder trials, death row inmates, and Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings. Lisa has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and she is a first-degree black belt in U.S. Yoshukai Karate. She lives in Los Angeles with her three kids and her husband Bruce Wallin, a former editor at Robb Report.


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MAGGIE NEILSON
CEO and Co-Founder, Global Philanthropy Group

Maggie Neilson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Philanthropy Group, where she leads efforts on domestic and international social issues for some of the world's leading corporations, high profile individuals, and foundations. Global Philanthropy Group has provided philanthropic and political strategy, implementation, and management services to more than 70 clients, including Clinique, Tory Burch, the Eva Longoria Foundation, Gucci, and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign, on topics including education reform, homelessness, microfinance, Latina empowerment, human trafficking, and conflict resolution...

MAGGIE NEILSON
CEO & Co-Founder, Global Philanthropy Group


Maggie Neilson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Global Philanthropy Group, where she leads efforts on domestic and international social issues for some of the world's leading corporations, high profile individuals, and foundations. Global Philanthropy Group has provided philanthropic and political strategy, implementation, and management services to more than 70 clients, including Clinique, Tory Burch, the Eva Longoria Foundation, Gucci, and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign, on topics including education reform, homelessness, microfinance, Latina empowerment, human trafficking, and conflict resolution. Global Philanthropy Group was acquired by Charity Network in 2017, the parent company that includes Charitybuzz and Prizeo, among others. This partnership provides even more resources to increase the impact of philanthropic efforts.

Previously, Maggie worked as an independent strategy consultant and launched new organizations, restructured existing ones, forged cross-sector partnerships and branded international efforts with clients including Synergos, UN International Year of Microcredit, M.A.C. Global AIDS Fund, and the International Women’s Health Coalition. Maggie was an early employee at Unitus, where she drove the award-winning microfinance accelerator’s advocacy, strategic partnership and communication efforts as VP of Strategic Development.


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MOLLY SWENSON
Chief Impact Officer, Maverick

Molly is the current Chief Impact Officer of Maverick, one of the largest music management companies in the world, under Live Nation. She is also a venture partner at 3Rodeo, an early stage fund in Los Angeles. 

Prior to Maverick, Molly Co-Founded RYOT, an LA-based media company, acquired in 2016 by HuffPost / AOL. She is an Emmy-winning documentary film producer and was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 list in Media, and in 2016 was one of AdWeek's Young Influentials.

MOLLY SWENSON
Chief Impact Officer, Maverick


Molly is the current Chief Impact Officer of Maverick, one of the largest music management companies in the world, under Live Nation. She is also a venture partner at 3Rodeo, an early stage fund in Los Angeles.

Prior to Maverick, Molly Co-Founded RYOT, an LA-based media company, acquired in 2016 by HuffPost / AOL. She is an Emmy-winning documentary film producer and was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2017 list in Media, and in 2016 was one of AdWeek's Young Influentials.

Before RYOT, Molly designed, implemented and managed philanthropic strategies for celebrities such as Ben Stiller, Shakira and Kobe Bryant. While working at The Obama White House, identifying candidates for political appointment, she was a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol. She has been written about in The New Yorker, Elle, The Washington Post and been a keynote speaker at CES, SXSW, Future of Storytelling and TEDxBerlin.


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DR. MONA GOHARA
Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology

Dr. Mona Gohara is an Oberlin-bred feminist, Yale-trained, leading Dove Dermatologist, skin of color expert and Vice President of the Women's Dermatologic Society.

Mona and her husband Kiran, have two boys, Kiran and Jai. Besides mothering and doctoring, Mona spends time educating the public on skin health, skin cancer, skin cancer in brown skin, and sun protection. She has done this through writing, lecturing on the local and national level, and by engaging popular media...

DR. MONA GOHARA
Associate Clinical Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology


Dr. Mona Gohara is an Oberlin-bred feminist, Yale-trained, leading Dove Dermatologist, skin of color expert and Vice President of the Women's Dermatologic Society.

Mona and her husband Kiran, have two boys, Kiran and Jai. Besides mothering and doctoring, Mona spends time educating the public on skin health, skin cancer, skin cancer in brown skin, and sun protection. She has done this through writing, lecturing on the local and national level, and by engaging popular media.

Mona is an active member of The American Academy of Dermatology, where she Chairs the Social Media Task Force, and The American Society For Dermatologic Surgery, where she Chairs the Media Relations Work Gorup. She has been published in The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, The Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, The British Journal of Dermatology, and The Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. Mona serves on the advisory board of Health magazine, and is a contributing writer for Goodhousekeeping.com, ELLE.com, Shape.com, and People.com. She has appeared in Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Health, Fitness, Marie Claire, Parents, Family Circle, Allure, Vogue, “O” The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, ELLE, Health, Essence, Redbook, The Good Life, and All You, as a leading medical expert.

Her favorite show is the Mindy Project, and her favorite letters are "OOTD."


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MICHAEL ANTHONY
Executive Chef, Gramercy Tavern

Michael Anthony is Executive Chef of Gramercy Tavern. Mike grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Business, French, and Japanese.  He embarked on his culinary career under the guidance of Shizuyo Shima in Tokyo, Japan. Mike fell in love with the simple, seasonal Japanese approach to food. Mike moved to France in 1992 and spent five years training and working in several renowned kitchens.  Mike returned to the United States, working first in the kitchen of Restaurant Daniel and then as the Chef de Cuisine at March Restaurant...

MICHAEL ANTHONY
Executive Chef Gramercy Tavern


Michael Anthony is Executive Chef Gramercy Tavern. Mike grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from Indiana University with degrees in Business, French, and Japanese. He embarked on his culinary career under the guidance of Shizuyo Shima in Tokyo, Japan. Mike fell in love with the simple, seasonal Japanese approach to food.

Mike moved to France in 1992 and spent five years training and working in several renowned kitchens. Mike returned to the United States, working first in the kitchen of Restaurant Daniel and then as the Chef de Cuisine at March Restaurant. Subsequently, Mike joined the team of Blue Hill as co-Chef of the Manhattan restaurant and later as the Executive Chef at Blue Hill Stone Barns.

In September 2006 Mike took the position of Executive Chef at Gramercy Tavern. In this role he leads the restaurant into its next chapter while staying true to its original vision: to honor the rich tradition of American cooking and bring guests together in a convivial spirit of community to enjoy exceptional, seasonal food.

Passionate about using ingredients that can be traced to their sources, Mike forges strong ties between the restaurant and local farmers. He arranges visits to local farms for his staff so they can learn first-hand how and where the food they serve each day is grown. Mike also invites outstanding local producers to Gramercy Tavern to share their knowledge with staff and guests through tastings and presentations. The Main Dining Room and the Tavern menus highlight these relationships and Mike’s farm-fresh, thoughtful cuisine.

Mike was named one of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2002 and was also lauded in Bon Appetit’s “Next Generation” in 2003. Under Mike’s leadership, Blue Hill at Stone Barns received a three-star review in The New York Times, as well as a James Beard Foundation nomination for “Best New Restaurant” in 2005. In 2008, Gramercy Tavern earned the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Restaurant.” In 2011, he was named Chef-Partner of Gramercy Tavern. In 2012, Michael won the James Beard Award for “Best Chef in New York City” and in 2015, he won the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Chef,” a national recognition. Under his leadership, Gramercy Tavern was awarded three stars from The New York Times in 2007 and again in 2016. Mike is also the author of The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook, published by Clarkson Potter, and V is for Vegetables, published by Little, Brown and Company. In 2016, Michael’s V is for Vegetables won the James Beard Award for “Vegetable Focused and Vegetarian” cookbooks.


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NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO 
CEO, BRAVA Investments

Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO of BRAVA Investments and the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs (Tarcher Perigee, a Penguin Random House imprint). She is committed to delivering returns to investors while making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, Nathalie is a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart...

NATHALIE MOLINA NIÑO
CEO, BRAVA Investments


Nathalie Molina Niño is the CEO of BRAVA Investments and the author of LEAPFROG, The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs (Tarcher Perigee, a Penguin Random House imprint). She is committed to delivering returns to investors while making a catalytic impact on women in the world. A technologist and coder by training, Nathalie is a consummate entrepreneur, and a storyteller at heart.

Prior to launching BRAVA, Nathalie led the launch of SELF MADE, the company, mobile app, learning platform and NY Times Best Selling book by Telemundo’s former Entertainment president, Nely Galan. In 2015, Nathalie stepped in as interim Chief Revenue Officer of PowerToFly, a startup aimed at closing the gender gap in tech. And in 2012, while at Columbia University, Molina Niño co-founded Entrepreneurs@Athena at the Athena Center for Leadership studies of Barnard College, with the mission of leveling the playing field for women entrepreneurs. Nathalie launched her first tech startup at the age of 20.

Prior to Athena, Molina Niño was involved in launching and growing a multinational business with Lionbridge (NASDAQ: LIOX) into a $100M operation in 30+ countries. At Lionbridge she helped lead the growth of its largest business from approx $5M in 2003 to nearly $100M in 2009, including the inception of the strategic relationship with Microsoft Bing.

Molina Niño has advised industry leaders in both the for- and non profit sector ranging from multinationals (Disney, Microsoft, MTV, The Discovery Channel, Mattel), early stage startups (Cranium, Onvia) and non-profits (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Affairs Council, Seattle International Film Festival, Athena). She writes and is quoted widely in the media, from best-selling books like Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek to diverse media outlets ranging from Bitch Magazine to Forbes, Time Inc and CNN Money.

As New York City & State’s Corporate Social Responsibility Honoree, Nathalie has been recognized for her exceptional leadership in educating women founders. Keith Ferrazzi called her a “super-connector” in his updated best-selling classic, Never Eat Alone.

Nathalie is the “fuel core of a network that makes it easy for her to tap the resources to get stuff done, and done quickly.”


NICHOL CARLSON
Vice President, Business Development, Charity Network

Nichol Carlson began her career in the music business, working with and marketing some of the biggest artists in the world before stepping into the world of philanthropy.

Starting her journey at Columbia Records, she worked her way up to Vice President of Marketing and Artist Development at SonyBMG Music, running a department of five people out of the New York headquarters. She was able marry her knack for producing with managing talent and working with brands, and created strategic partnerships between the label’s artist roster and companies like Starbucks, Vans, Vanity Fair, DirecTV and Apple. She orchestrated "one of a kind" live events for television tapings, fan events, exclusive artist showcases, and SonyBMG Music global presentations...

NICHOL CARLSON
Vice President, Business Development, Charity Network


Nichol Carlson began her career in the music business, working with and marketing some of the biggest artists in the world before stepping into the world of philanthropy.

Starting her journey at Columbia Records, she worked her way up to Vice President of Marketing and Artist Development at SonyBMG Music, running a department of five people out of the New York headquarters. She was able marry her knack for producing with managing talent and working with brands, and created strategic partnerships between the label’s artist roster and companies like Starbucks, Vans, Vanity Fair, DirecTV and Apple. She orchestrated "one of a kind" live events for television tapings, fan events, exclusive artist showcases, and SonyBMG Music global presentations.

In her next role as Vice President of Big Picture Music, she created and implemented comprehensive marketing and digital plans for such artists at U2, The Rolling Stones, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, and Herbie Hancock. She consulted global entertainment company Village Roadshow on music initiatives and brand partnerships, as well as advised on musical collaborations and soundtracks for Sony Pictures' 2010-11 slate of films.

In August of 2011, Nichol opened the west coast office of Charitybuzz, a technology company that has changed the face of philanthropy. Charitybuzz aligns nonprofits with international brands and celebrity icons to raise millions for causes around the globe. With their upscale, online charity auctions that feature once-in-a-lifetime luxury and celebrity experiences, Charitybuzz attracts an affluent, socially conscious community that wants to do good and live well. Since their launch, Charitybuzz has raised over $300 million dollars for their charity partners throughout the world. Nichol’s extensive contacts and relationships in the entertainment industry opened new doors for Charitybuzz, solidifying their status as a leader in cause marketing.

In 2016, Charitybuzz was acquired by media mogul and philanthropist Todd Wagner. Todd brought Charitybuzz under the newly formed Charity Network umbrella, and together with sweepstakes platform Prizeo, offers their partners a variety of fundraising options. As the Vice President of Business Development for the Charity Network, Nichol’s focus is on developing unique, large-scale campaigns with brands, corporations, and nonprofits to fit each partner’s individual needs.

She holds an undergraduate degree from UCLA.


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NICK BAROSE
Celebrity Makeup Artist

Nick Barose was born and raised in Thailand where his fascination with makeup was instilled in him from very early on. Growing up with two sisters and all female cousins, having an interest in beauty was only natural. Barose recalls as a young boy, he and his sisters going through their mother’s closet, playing dress up with 60’s dresses, hair pieces and Mary Quant makeup crayons...

NICK BAROSE
Celebrity Makeup Artist


Nick Barose was born and raised in Thailand where his fascination with makeup was instilled in him from very early on. Growing up with two sisters and all female cousins, having an interest in beauty was only natural. Barose recalls as a young boy, he and his sisters going through their mother’s closet, playing dress up with 60’s dresses, hair pieces and Mary Quant makeup crayons.

In the early 90’s, Barose moved to New York City to study environmental design at Parsons School of Design. Although it was fun for the first couple of years, once design became more about the technical, his passion for makeup soon resurfaced.

Barose began his formal makeup training assisting Kevyn Aucoin. Since then, he has risen to the top of his field. He counts numerous Hollywood stars as his clients including Lupita Nyong’o, Rachel Weisz, Priyanka Chopra, Angela Bassett, Brie Larson, Holly Hunter, Tessa Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Amy Poehler, etc.

It is Barose’s refreshing beauty philosophy that appeals to young Hollywood. He is known for creating beautiful, flawless and fresh looks with a slight twist. He likes to make each person look like themselves, but just a bit dreamier. Barose currently splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles.


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NINA FARRAN
Founder & CEO, Fashionkind

Nina’s background is in developing innovative opportunities for positive impact. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she launched an on-campus extension of a humanitarian fashion brand that built schools in sub-Saharan Africa using the profits generated from the sale of branded apparel and accessories. After graduating from Penn, Nina initiated, built and successfully launched the impact investing program at a national investment and wealth management firm. This enabled clients to construct 100 percent impact-aligned fully diversified portfolios without sacrificing returns. These experiences highlighted the opportunity to align social and environment impact with luxury consumption...

NINA FARRAN
Founder & CEO, Fashionkind


Nina’s background is in developing innovative opportunities for positive impact. While at the University of Pennsylvania, she launched an on-campus extension of a humanitarian fashion brand that built schools in sub-Saharan Africa using the profits generated from the sale of branded apparel and accessories. After graduating from Penn, Nina initiated, built and successfully launched the impact investing program at a national investment and wealth management firm. This enabled clients to construct 100 percent impact-aligned fully diversified portfolios without sacrificing returns. These experiences highlighted the opportunity to align social and environment impact with luxury consumption.

In 2014, Nina founded Fashionkind, an initiative to change the world using luxury fashion as the vehicle, as a blog on Instagram. Fashionkind vets the leading ethical and sustainable luxury brands, artisans and designers from around the world, curates collections of their designs, and collaboratively creates exclusive products for its online global platform, Fashionkind.com. Fashionkind.com marries a top-of-the-line consumer shopping experience with a one-of-a-kind storytelling platform that champions the stories behind each brand and reintroduces discovery into the luxury shopping experience. In 2016, VOGUE described Fashionkind as "living proof that traditional, time-honored craft can be synonymous with luxury, and that sustainability needn't come at the sacrifice of style."

In 2017, Town & Country Magazine named Nina a Modern Swan: one of the 50 most influential young women in the world. In early 2018, Nina was selected as one of ten mentees from around the globe to participate in Bank of America’s and Vital Voices’ Global Ambassadors Program. In addition to leading Fashionkind, Nina serves as co-chair of the Consumer Behavior working group for The New York Academy of Science’s Change Fashion Initiative ; as an advisor for Trade+Impact, a trade association of members from the craft and natural cosmetic sectors with a focus on women-led social enterprises in Africa and the Middle East; and on the board of Power Up Gambia, a non-profit that transforms healthcare services in The Gambia via solar energy.


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SHALLY SHANKER
Founder & CEO, AiiM Partners

Shally Shanker, CFA, has over 20 years of investment management experience structuring and stewarding global portfolios of debt and equity instruments. 

Shally has been involved with the boards of 16 portfolio investments. She is actively engaged in supporting emerging solutions ranging from using data for advocacy to using technology to scale innovations. She is a mentor to many women entrepreneurs as over half of her portfolio has been comprised of women entrepreneurs and founders...

SHALLY SHANKER
Founder & CEO, AiiM Partners


Shally Shanker, CFA, has over 20 years of investment management experience structuring and stewarding global portfolios of debt and equity instruments.

Shally has been involved with the boards of 16 portfolio investments. She is actively engaged in supporting emerging solutions ranging from using data for advocacy to using technology to scale innovations. She is a mentor to many women entrepreneurs as over half of her portfolio has been comprised of women entrepreneurs and founders.

She was the Director of Mission Investing at the Schmidt Family Foundation and six years prior to that, she was the Investment Officer at The Schmidt Family Foundation and Vice President of Investments at Hillspire, LLC.

In addition to her investment experience, she has also worked at the Stanford Solutions Science Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine building a community-based intervention program for childhood obesity prevention among low income, at-risk communities.

She was recently invited to join the Queen's Commonwealth Trust Advisory Board.


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STEPHANIE CHUNG
President, JetSuite, Inc.

Stephanie Chung brings 30 years of experience to the role of President of JetSuite, Inc., where she oversees all aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services. She is the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company...

STEPHANIE CHUNG
President, JetSuite, Inc.


Stephanie Chung brings 30 years of experience to the role of President of JetSuite, Inc., where she oversees all aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, revenue management, performance, and guest services. She is the first African American and African American female to lead a major private business aviation company.

Prior to joining JetSuite, Inc., Chung founded a successful consulting business which she continues to operate. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Sales, Western Region of Flexjet and held various executive sales positions with Skyjet. She started her aviation career in the 1980’s with Piedmont Airlines and then progressed through various roles at US Airways before entering the private aviation field. A self-described “Air Force brat,” Chung grew up around airplanes and knew at an early age she wanted to pursue a career in aviation.

As a professional speaker and business consultant, Chung has mentored, coached and developed some of the highest paid, most elite sales professionals in the country. She routinely collaborates with notable companies around the world to coach and train sales teams on neuroscience selling and high-ticket-item selling.

Chung resides in Dallas and is an active member of several local community organizations including Elevation Society, Executive Women’s Roundtable and Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. She is the author of Profit Like a Girl, A Woman’s Guide to Kicking Butt in Sales and Leadership and creator of the High Ticket Selling Made Simple course and Neuroscience Selling.


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STEPHANIE MARK
Co-Founder, Coveteur

Stephanie Mark is the Co-Founder and Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for Coveteur, the leading destination for a luxurious, behind-the-‐scenes look at all things fashion, lifestyle and culture. She uses her innate sense of style to help drive creative direction for the company’s partnerships and collaborations, and her serious street cred in the fashion industry has led to explosive growth for the brand....

STEPHANIE MARK
Co-Founder, Coveteur


Stephanie Mark is the Co-founder and Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for Coveteur, the leading destination for a luxurious, behind-the-‐scenes look at all things fashion, lifestyle and culture. She uses her innate sense of style to help drive creative direction for the company’s partnerships and collaborations, and her serious street cred in the fashion industry has led to explosive growth for the brand.

As a graduate student from Parsons with a focus in Fashion Marketing, Mark interned with Kate Lanphear, Style Director at ELLE. She then assisted celebrity stylists Leslie Fremar and Annabel Tollman with dressing and accessorizing their A-list clientele, including Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron and Julianne Moore, among others.

Mark’s experience in fashion and celebrity styling, coupled with the rapid rise of personal blogging and social media, provoked her to create Coveteur in 2011. She distinguished the brand’s identity by offering visitors a behind-the-scenes look at homes and closets of today’s most popular influencers, celebrities and tastemakers.

Most recently, Mark uprooted Coveteur’s headquarters from her hometown of Toronto to New York City; to further expand the brand (and position it for global domination).


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TRACY GRAY
Founder & Managing Partner, The 22 Fund and Founder of We Are Enough (WAE)

Tracy is the Founder & Managing Partner of The 22 Fund, an impact, growth venture capital firm with a job creation mission and investment strategy to increase the export capacity of Southern California manufacturing companies, targeting women- and minority-owned businesses. She is also an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and chairs LACI’s Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. In addition, Tracy is the founder of the non-profit We Are Enough (WAE)...

TRACY GRAY
Founder & Managing Partner, The 22 Fund and Founder of We Are Enough (WAE)


Tracy is the Founder & Managing Partner of The 22 Fund, an impact, growth venture capital firm with a job creation mission and investment strategy to increase the export capacity of Southern California manufacturing companies, targeting women- and minority-owned businesses. She is also an Executive in Residence at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and chairs LACI’s Diversity in Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. In addition, Tracy is the founder of the non-profit We Are Enough (WAE), with a mission to educate all women on how and why to invest in women-owned, for-profit businesses or with a “gender lens.” Tracy was named one of the 50 “Women of Influence” in business in Los Angeles and is featured in the recently released book “200 Hundred Women: Who Will Change the Way You See the World”.

Tracy was formerly Senior Advisor to the LA Mayor, an investment professional at a venture capital fund and a systems engineer on the Space Shuttle program. Tracy holds a B.S. in Mathematical Science with an aeronautics emphasis from the UC Santa Barbara and dual MBAs from Columbia University and UC, Berkeley


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WHITNEY SHOWLER
Vice President, Operations & Programs, Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)

Whitney Showler is Vice President Operations and Programs at Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Inspired by a vision of the Entertainment community coming together to make a greater impact to help people in need, Whitney leading the creation of a more robust disaster relief framework for the Entertainment Industry. 

Prior to joining EIF, Whitney was the Chief Operating Officer of the non-profit organization founded by two-time Grammy winning/multiplatinum rock band Linkin Park...

WHITNEY SHOWLER
Vice President, Operations & Programs, Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)


Whitney Showler is Vice President Operations and Programs at Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). Inspired by a vision of the Entertainment community coming together to make a greater impact to help people in need, Whitney leading the creation of a more robust disaster relief framework for the Entertainment Industry.

Prior to joining EIF, Whitney was the Chief Operating Officer of the non-profit organization founded by two-time Grammy winning/multiplatinum rock band Linkin Park.

Since 2007 she spearheaded many innovative fundraising initiatives including Download to Donate for Haiti, Relief LIVE as well as Concerts for Japan Tsunami Relief and Typhoon Relief in the Philippines raising $11M since inception for immediate aid and long term recovery for global emergencies.

The grassroots disaster relief and environmental organization also created Power the World in partnership with the United Nations Foundation to bring sustainable energy solutions to communities without access to electricity.

Also a licensed marriage and family therapist, Whitney works with individuals, families and children while also facilitating group therapy with men who have been convicted of domestic violence.

Whitney began her career in marketing at Warner Bros. Records, then became the Marketing Director at Warner Bros. imprint label, Machine Shop Recordings. Whitney holds an M.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in World Arts & Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles.