ITA Events

Women and Business Leadership Events 2020-2021

Effective Leaders Transform Organizations

At Insight to Action, we believe that strong leaders are transformative, developing and honing growth strategies out of your organization’s biggest challenges. But effective leaders aren’t just born, and they aren’t developed in a vacuum, either. Connection with mentors and peers at business leadership events offers key opportunities for growth for the leaders of today, and tomorrow.

Discover the leadership qualities ready to be developed in yourself and your team, and find out just how far that investment can take you. Scroll to view our upcoming and past business leadership events.

Upcoming Leadership Events in 2020-2021

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Women Leaders LA Connect

Sponsor Organization: Women Leaders Los Angeles

Date & Time: June 15, 2020, July 15, 2020, August 15, 2020, September 15, 2020, October 15, 2021, November 15, 2021 December 15, 2020, January 15, 2021, February 15, 2021, March 15, 2021, April 15, 2021, May 15, 2021

Location: Virtual

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Vistage Executive Summit

Sponsor Organization: Vistage

Date & Time: Thursday, October 15, 2020; 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Location: Virtual

Speaker: Michael Bush, CEO, Great Places to Work
Speaker: Connor Lokar: Economist, ITR Economics, Economic Update
Speaker: Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer, Vistage
Speaker: Adam Scully-Powell, Brighthouse Financial
Lead Chair: Michal Clements

Past Leadership Events

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Women on Corporate and Nonprofit Boards: Lessons from their Experiences

Sponsor Organization: Trustees’ Council of Penn Women

Date & Time: Feb. 18, 2020

Location: Santa Monica Community College Santa Monica, CA

Panelist: Lynn Jerath, Wharton 1995 President of Citrine Investment Group.
Panelist: Julie Beren Platt, Penn 1979, Chair of the board of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.
Panelist: Sonya Sepahaban, Cornell 1982, CEO of OurOffice Inc.
Panel Moderator: Robyn Bew, Penn 1992, the Director and Region Leader for Ernst & Young’s Center for Board Matters.
Event Producer: Michal Clements, Wharton 1984, Insight to Action Managing Principal

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Women Presidents and CEOs Career Panel

Sponsor Organization: Women Leaders Los Angeles

Date & Time: Feb 6, 2020

Location: PCT Towers, El Segundo, CA

Panelist: June Pai, General Manager, Asia Pacific of Manduka
Panelist: Kathryn E. Jeffery, Ph.D., Superintendent and President of Santa Monica College
Panelist: Jessica Kirchner Flores, CEO, Impact Sciences and President, National Association of Women Business Owners
Panelist: Jenny Darroch, Dean of Claremont Graduate University and Chair, Women’s Administrators Management Education
Panelist: Judy Hackett, Founding Partner of Bryant Stibel
Moderator: Kimberly Freeman, Associate Dean and Chief Diversity Officer for the USC Dana and David Dornslife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences guided the discussion.
Event Producer: Michal Clements, Wharton 1984, Insight to Action Managing Principal

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Women Presidents and CEOs Career Panel

Sponsor Organization: Women Leaders Los Angeles

Date & Time: June 20, 2019

Location: PCT Towers, El Segundo, CA

Panelist: Stacy Stubblefield, CoFounder, Telesign
Panelist: Julie Eckert, President, International Plastic Cards
Panelist: Laurie Porter, CEO, Smog City Brewing
Panelist: Elizabeth (Liz) Leung, Marketing Executive, Epson America
Panelist: Emerald Archer, Director, Center for Women’s Advancement, Mount Saint Mary’s University
Event Producer: Michal Clements, Wharton 1984, Insight to Action Managing Principal

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Los Angeles Penn Women in Tech

Sponsor Organization: Penn Club of Los Angeles

Date & Time: June 12, 2018

Location: Santa Monica, CA Headspace offices

Panelist: Stella Latscha, ENG13, SpaceX
Panelist: Diana Zhou, WG16, Hyperloop One
Panelist: Meesh Pierce, W93 WG98, AutoGravity
Moderator: Shari Wakiyama, WG’04, President of Wharton Club of Southern California, Fandango
Event Producer: Michal Clements, W84, Insight to Action
Host: Sean Breckner, WG03, Headspace

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Blue Skies: Women in Tech

Sponsor Organization: Headspace

Date & Time: May 16, 2018

Location: Santa Monica, CA, Headspace Offices

Panelist: Lilian Haney, C’06, Director of Communications, AirMap
Panelist: Bhavini Soneji, VP, Engineering, Headspace
Panelist: Rebecka Zavaleta, C’13, Product Manager, Data Science, ZEFR
Moderator: Denise Winner, W’83, PAR’21, President and CEO, Winner Squared
Event Producer: Michal Clements, Insight to Action Managing Principal

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Changes are on the Menu: Gen Z on College Campuses

Sponsor Organization: Marketing to Gen Z Conference

Date & Time: July 18, 2017

Location: New York, New York

Panelists: Dawn Aubrey, Associate Director of Housing for Dining Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Panelist: Ken Toong, Executive Director, Auxiliary Enterprises, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Panelist: Rafi Taherian, Associate V.P., Yale Hospitality
Moderator: Michal Clements, Insight to Action

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Women in Entertainment

Sponsor Organization: Trustees’ Council of Penn Women: Women’s Career Networking

Date & Time: June 7, 2017

Location: Santa Monica, CA

Moderator: Fielding Edlow (C’95), Lemonade Productions
Panelists: Jennifer Gwartz (C’90), 20th Century Fox
Panelist: Meredith Stiehm (C’90), Cold Case, The Bridge
Panelist: Alison Hoffman, Starz
Panelist: Allison Schroeder, Hidden Figures
Panelist: Veena Sud, Cold Case, The Real World
Event Producer: Michal Clements, Insight to Action Managing Principal

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Women’s Career Networking and Women of the Holocaust

Sponsor Organization: Trustees’ Council of Penn Women

Date & Time: August 9, 2016

Location: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Panelist: Dana Schwartz, Holocaust Survivor
Panelist: Sharon Gillerman, Professor Hebrew University
Panelist: Samara Hutman, Remember Us
Moderator: Jon Kean, “Swimming in Auschwitz”
Event Producer: Michal Clements, Insight to Action

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Wine Women & Chocolate

Sponsor Organization: Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Date & Time: April, 9, 2014

Location: Sonoma, CA

Speaker: Michal Clements, Insight to Action
Speaker: Judy Chang Cody, Cody Marketing
Topic: Marketing to Moms

We Develop Leaders—
and Strategies

Insight to Action goes beyond organizing leadership events. Our team of consultants and advisors develops leaders and business strategies that result in measurable growth. We partner with global brands to increase profitability via actionable and data-driven marketing, positioning, and branding strategies.

Gone are the days when customers were confused by your product or service. We put market research and data analysis to work for you, determining the best next steps for your brand so that your company—like your leadership skills—never stops growing.