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Professional Development: View from the Top: A Professional Development Panel

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Description Price Max
Step Up Members Only
Step Up Insider Members
Free 2
Influencer Members or Higher
Step Up Influencer, Icon, Visionary, and Luminary Circle Members
Free 2
General Admission
UCLA Anderson Students and Alumni - Special admission based on partnership
Free 2
General Admission
Free 2
Date: November 03, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration: 09/03/2009 - 11/02/2009
Venue: UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Entrance Sunset & Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA 90024



View from the Top

Renee Fraser

Laura Diaz-Brown
"Chef Lala"

Carisa Bianchi

Patricia Woodworth

6-7 pm: Networking Reception
7-9 pm: Panel Discussion
With members representing almost every professional industry imaginable, Step Up provides a forum for helping women sharpen their business acumen through informative professional development panels.

Join us for a dynamic panel discussion with leading businesswomen who are at the top of their industries and changing the face of business.

Renee Fraser, Ph.D., CEO, Fraser Communications  
Ms. Fraser, honored by Advertising Age as one of the "Ten brightest women in advertising," brings her sharp intellect and probing curiosity to her clients'  businessed. She has a Ph.D. in consumer psychology and uncovers the human truths behind the consumer's behavior that will help grow her clients' brands. Recently, she was awarded the National Association of Women Business Owners Legacy Award.

Laura Diaz-Brown "Chef Lala," Chef and Entrepreneur                         Chef Lala grew up in Los Angeles and has become a culinary and entrepreneurial wonder. Inspired by her family of restaurateurs, LaLa has become a world class chef, author, food consultant, nutritionist, motivational speaker, and business woman running her own first class catering company. With her talents and expertise in food, nutrition and health, lifestyle, and topics that affect the entire family, this Latina dynamo is making waves in the world of food in both English and Spanish language media. LaLa has devoted her life to her two passions - mastering and refining the art of cooking, and educating her fans about how to enjoy complex cultural cuisine in a healthy way. “It is a lifestyle, not a diet”, LaLa says.

Carisa Bianchi, President, TBWA\Chiat\Day
Ms. Bianchi was promoted to President of the Los Angeles office in 2005, and that year the agency launched The Disruption Consultancy, won the Visa account, gained another in a record number of Grand EFFIEs and was named Adweek’s Agency of the Year. In 2007 she was named the 2007/2008 Leader of the Year by thinkLA, the largest advertising industry organization for Southern California. In 2008, TBWA was named Global Agency of the Year by Adweek and AdAge magazine. In addition, TBWA\Chiat\Day was ranked second in Advertising Age’s Agency A-List and on Fast Company’s most innovative company list.

Patricia Woodworth, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust
At the J. Paul Getty Trust, Mrs. Woodworth is responsible for the budget and financial management, as well as all operational activities including Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Security, Facilities, Food Services, and Risk Management. She also serves as a member of the Getty senior management team. Over the course of her career, she has also overseen the state budgets for New York, Michigan and Florida, and has worked in the budget offices of several Federal organizations, including the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   
IMPORANT NOTE: Step Up wants to help you be proactive.
Due to the current economic climate this event is now open to all members and non members with no additonal fees.

Cornell Hall (D Building), UCLA Anderson School of Management, 110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095 

Please note that there will be a number of events taking place simultaneously on the UCLA Anderson campus. Follow these directions and look for Step Up's bright orange signage to locate the event in Cornell Hall.  
Parking: Lot parking available for $8. Inform the kiosk attendant that you are attending the Step Up event at Cornell Hall at UCLA Anderson. You will be directed to park in Parking Structure 4.

Please note that the entrance to Structure 4 is only accessible via the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Westwood Plaza.
There will be signs from the parking structure directing you to the Step Up event.

Directions to the Anderson School at UCLA:
The Anderson School, a complex of buildings A - F, is located in the north central section of the UCLA Campus. Please give yourself ample time to find the building as the campus can be challenging to navigate for first time visitors. Note the map below.
If you use a web based mapping program for directions to UCLA, you must use the intersection of W Sunset Blvd & Westwood Plaza rather than the UCLA street address. If not, the directions will direct you to the south side of the campus and may result in a twenty minute uphill walk.

Take Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway) north, and exit at Sunset Boulevard. Turn east (right) onto Sunset at the end of the off-ramp. Turn south (right) onto Westwood Plaza, and proceed underground to the parking kiosk.

Take Interstate 405 (San Diego Freeway) south, and exit at Sunset Boulevard. Turn left at the end of the off-ramp and turn east (left) onto Sunset. Turn south (right) onto Westwood Plaza, and proceed underground to the parking kiosk.


Teen Programs Drive
Support Step Up teens by bringing one of the following items to View from the Top (new items only, please):

  • Any item from our Amazon wishlist
  • A dorm-life essential for departing seniors such as linens, towels and toiletry bags
  • A digital camera for our innovative photography program - Canon PowerShot A590IS
  • Gift certificates to Target, grocery stores, teen clothing stores or movie theaters
  • Picture frames, journals and school supplies to be used as incentives for girls that excel in Step Up's programs

Questions? Please contact Brady at 213.382.8013 or brady@suwn.org.

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