Pressure Creates Diamonds

Cinthia Flores | First Latina Undergraduate Students Association President at UCLA and former University of California Student Regent. Recognized as a world leader of tomorrow by The Independent. A trailblazer passionate about immigrant rights.

Pressure Creates Diamonds

When you come from a survival mode mentality of ‘we made our way here’, that stays with you.

Cameron (Cam) Kashani | Meet the “Godmother of Silicon Beach”. She’s an expert speaker with the U.S. State Department, a three-time founder, single mother of twin boys and she’s on a mission to humanize business. She’s worked with more than 4,000 entrepreneurs and 700 start-ups, including Uber LA, Instacart and others . 

When you come from a survival mode mentality of ‘we made our way here’, that stays with you.

Focus your mind on something. If you fail, you’ll learn from it.

Lidia McClune | She is a senior finance executive at Banamex. She made her way to Los Angeles via Boston. After graduating from Harvard, she traveled westward and never looked back. Her unique perspective and insights on leadership and the political economy are rooted in her upbringing in her native Bulgaria. This is her story. 

Focus your mind on something. If you fail, you’ll learn from it.

There are no truly bad decisions. It's all about picking up the pieces and evolving.

Natasha Case founded Coolhaus in 2009 with Freya Estreller. They launched their architecturally-inspired, unique ice cream sandwich company from their barely drive-able postal van at the Coachella Music Festival. Since then, Natasha has been named a Forbes 30 under 30 Food & Beverage, Zagat 30 Under 30, Linked in 10 under 35 for Food & Leisure, and more! 

There are no truly bad decisions. It's all about picking up the pieces and evolving.

You're Only As Good As Your Team

Wendy Sweetmore | Seasoned media executive with 25+ years of experience working with global entertainment companies. Founder/CEO of Network BE, a multi-platform video network featuring content created for women who want to laugh, learn, inspire.

You're Only As Good As Your Team

Learn, Grow And Be Open To Experiences That Come To You

Nurit Katz | UCLA’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. Recognized as one of the top 100 business trailblazers in the Women Worth Watching 2015 issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal. 

Learn, Grow And Be Open To Experiences That Come To You

Go someplace new and conquer it for a year

Naseem Sayani | Business and digital strategist with 15+ years of experience. Founder of Digital Oxygen, a digital innovation consultancy. Published by Huge Ideas, Campaign Magazine, AdAge, and Digiday on the topics of digital strategy and innovation.

Go someplace new and conquer it for a year