2015 National Conference Highlights

Theme: #WonderWomenTech

• Over 1,000 Attendees
• Produced by LA Auto Show
• 100 Wonder Women Hacks Hackathon participants
• 40 Time Warner Media Challenge Participants
• 100 kids attended our Junior Innovation Camp
• Microsoft Gaming Sessions taught participants how to build games
• General Assembly offered free coding classes

• Featuring an ‘Air Jordan Sports Technology Zone’ replete with basketball court and Air Jordan tennis shoes exhibit
• 70 Speakers from around the world
• WWT Expo featured 40 exhibitors
• Three Female Innovators were honored at our Pioneering Women Awards Ceremony hosted by the Mayor of LA

2015 Partners

2015 Sponsors

2015 Speakers

Shannon Hematian – Co-Founder & CFO of Pip Tompkin Studio
Almas Jiwani – President Emeritus UN Women NC Canada – CEO Almas Jiwani Foundation
Yvonne Darlene Cagle, M.D. – Space and Life Sciences Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Soledad Antelada – Computer Systems Engineer at United States Department of Energy and Founder of GirlsCanHack
Cameron Kashani – “Godmother of Silicon Beach”
Dominique DeGuzman – Software Engineer & Co-Founder/Organizer of Diversity & Inclusion Program, Twilio
Maira Benjamin – Director of Engineering at Pandora
Gene Teare – Director of Content at CrunchBase & Co-Founder of London’s first Internet Cafe
Kathy E. Magliato, MD, MBA, FACS – Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Founder, CEO and CMO of Cordex Systems Inc
Julian Scaff – UX/UI Professor, General Assembly & Author
Tyler Griffin – Co-Founder of Prism Money, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center for Financial Services Innovation
Dr. Carol Lynn Curchoe – CEO/President of 32ATPs and LLC,CSO of EduPaper Products
Emilia Schatz – Lead Game Designer, Naughty Dog
Natasha Awasthi – Writer, Principal Business Designer, EPAM Healthcare & Sr. Product Manager, Collective Health
Melissa Guy – President of Asset Media Group Inc.
Maica Gil – Founder and Organizer of the SF International Women Entrepreneurs Forum and Co-Founder at Heroikka
Dom Brassey – VP of Growth for Lesbians Who Tech
Jennifer P. Howland – Executive, Pathways for Experienced Technical Women at IBM
Melinda Briana Epler CEO, Change Catalyst
Deldelp Medina – Founder and CEO of Avión Ventures
Everette Taylor – VP of Marketing at Skurt
Elena Christopoulos – Principal of ECMC and Scientist
Kimberly King – International Strategic Partnerships of Wonder Women Tech
Elvina Beck – Founder of PodShare.co
Philip Clark – Chief Creative Officer for Exygy
Birgit Penzenstadler – Assistant Professor for Software Engineering at California State University Long Beach
Lori Steele Contorer – Founder & CEO of Everyone Counts
Dalia MacPhee – Hollywood Fashion Designer
Lisa Mae Brunson – Founder of Wonder Women Tech
Cody Jensen – Founder and CEO of SearchBloom
Kimberly Adams – Founder and Managing Partner of Flying Bridges
Rania Hoteit – CEO and Co-Founder of ID4A Technologies
Alexandra Kinloch – Director of The Inside Academy, Top Australian Female Entrepreneurs Under 40’ in both 2014 and 2015, Serial Award-Winning Entrepreneur and Business Consultant
Sylvia Vaquer – Co-founder & Creative Director of SocioFabrica and Nicho
Tanya Lindermeier – Founder of TopGirlCoder
Tania Katan – Evangelist at Axosoft & Co-Founder of “It Was Never A Dress” Campaign
Tarsha McCormick – Head of Diversity and Inclusion for ThoughtWorks North America
Claire Hough – Senior Vice President of Engineering at Udemy
Vivian Shimoyama – Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs, 10,000 Small Businesses Program for the Southern California Region
Sabeen Ali – Founder and CEO of AngelHack
Marjorie R. Asturias – Happiness Engineer at Automattic
Mark Politi – CEO of Discover-able, CEO of MP Public Relations
YoonJin Chang – Director of Business Development and Co-Founder of LifeSite
Jamie Myrold – Sr. Director of Experience Design at Adobe
Emily Hossellman – Director of Marketing of Centercode
Heather VanCura – Group Director of Java Community Process
Kevin Behan – Director of Academics at UCode
Amy Roiland – Visionary and Founder of FashionTap
Elizabeth Ames – SVP of Strategic Marketing, Alliances and Programs
Autumn Greco – Teen Scientist & Wilhelmina Model
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. – Lecturer, University of Cambridge
McKenzie Slaughter – Founder & CEO of Prohaus VC
Liat Tsoref – VP & GM, Digital Health BU at EarlySense
Punam Nagpal – Product Manager at Cisco
Elisa Camahort Page – Co-founder of BlogHer, Chief Community Officer of SheKnows Media
Letha McLaren – CMO of Icontrol Networks
Starr Barbour – Chief Executive Officer of STILLGOING
Mary Matyas – SVP of Client Solutions at Performics
Terry P. Bayer – Chief Operating Officer for Molina Healthcare
Keith Wilson, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare
Martha Molina Bernadett, M.D. – Family Physician and Co-Founder of Molina Healthcare
Rick Hopfer – Chief Information Officer at Molina Healthcare
Meera Bhatia – VP of Product Management at Stella & Dot Family Brands
Mary Syiek – SVP, Provider and Member Engagement & Operations at Molina Healthcare
Amy Poinsett – CEO, Co-founder of MJ Freeway

Rochelle Briscoe – Special Assistant to President Obama in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel
Ellen Petry Leanse – Leadership and Innovation Strategist, Former Google Exec
Karli Henriquez – Media Influencer,Vice President of Programming at Dash Radio
Katie Rosen Kitchens – Co-Founder of FabFitFun
Danielle Levine – Director of Business & Legal Affairs at FabFitFun
Lynn Perkins – CEO & Founder of UrbanSitter
Lea Endres – Co-Founder and President of NationBuilder Stories
Gina Davis – Vice President of Professional Services at NationBuilder
Whitney Hopple – Associate Mechanical Engineer at Virgin Galactic
Hannah McCallum – Propulsion Test Engineer at Virgin Galactic
Julia Tizard – Senior Director of Operations at Virgin Galactic
Cheryl Black – CEO of YOU Technology
Nicole Lewis – Propulsion Engineer at Virgin Galactic
Deena Pierott – Founder of iUrban Teen
Ana Martinez – Chief Technology Officer at PowerToFly
Katharine Zaleski – Co-Founder & President of PowerToFly
Adonica “Andie” Shaw – Digital Media Strategist, TEDx Speaker
Scarlett Sieber SVP of Global Business Development at BBVA
Tiffany L. Rider – Director of Operations at CritiqueIt Inc, VP of Digital Strategy at Truth In Media, Co-Founder of Chicks Can Code
Jenny Q. Ta – Founder & CEO of Sqeeqee.com and Co-founder of VCNetwork.Co
Miranda Lee – Founder of LX Labs
April Wensel – Software Engineer and Founder, Compassionate Coding
Terrylene Sacchetti – Deaf Actress, Educator, CEO of Clerc’s Children
Holly Berkley – Founder/CEO of BlissSmart
Michelle Patterson – CEO of Women Network LLC
Aniesia Williams – Vice President of Branding & Strategic Partnerships
Jennifer Wang – Co-Founder of Dealmoon.com
Vincent Jones – Founder, CEO, Chief Strategist of Reinvent Communications
Vida Ghaffari – Actress, Voice-over Artist and Fashion Blogger
Danielle Letayf – #BUILTBYGIRLS Program & Community Manager
Anastasia Efremkina – #BUILTBYGIRLS Ambassador
Jennifer Wang – #BUILTBYGIRLS Ambassador
Rachel Ignotofsky – Author, Illustrator and Designer
Loni Spratt – Customer Success at Entelo
Barbara-Ann Yates – Founder of Womaneuvers
Dana Morgan – Director, Strategic Initiatives at DAQRI
Tiffany Yu – Social Entrepreneur, Tech Inclusion Advocate, Founder of Diversability
Vicki Zhou – Co-Founder and Co-CEO of WiseBanyan•
June Sugiyama – Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation
Angela Madsen – Founder, Director of California Adaptive Rowing Program, US Paralympic Gold Medalist
Yulia Laricheva – Co-Founder/Product Manager for Fund Dreamer
Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose – Activist, Public Commentator Associate Professor at University of Colorado
Kendall Romine – Growth Expert and Business Development Leader at GrowthX
Lolita Taub – Founder of The F SHOW
Jennifer Jones – Growth Expert and Business Development Leader at GrowthX
Qiana Patterson – Ed Tech Exectutive
Allison Metcalfe – VP of Customer Success, LiveRamp
Atul Kamra – Managing Partner of SixThirty
MoJen Jenkins – Creative & Technical Director, The Noisemakers
Elyse Kaye – Founder,CEO of Bloom Bras and Founder,CEO of Aha Product Solutions
Elsa E. Macias, NCWIT, Ph.D. – Research Analyst
Dr. Natalie Petouhoff – Vice President, Principal Analyst at Constellation Research Inc.
Ruby Guillen – Founder,CEO of Humanistictech.com
Mark Anthony Thomas – Director of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team
Maria Pergolino – Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at APTTUS
Krista Whitley – Award-winning Entrepreneur, Executive Producer of “The Fabulous Furballs”
Amy Galland – Founder and CEO of NTWC, Creator of flirtyQWERTY, Creator of Plume
Sonya Lee – Co-Founder and COO of Dude I Need A Truck
Alexandria Lacfi – Head of Operations and Co-Founder of New Story
Lala Castro – Co-Founder of #LatinaGeeks, Founder of eLaLaC, Social Media Director at GigaSavvy
Christine Carrillo – Co-Founder, CEO of Impact Health
Nakeah Fuller – Founder of the All About FACE Academy, Founder, CEO of Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood
Diane Beck – Senior Project Manager at MUFG Union Bank
Jessica Hasson – CEO of Pulp PR
Sasha Horne – Journalist, Digital Tech Blogger, and Editor at MERRY JANE media
Ariel Clarke – Cannabis Attorney/Advocate Green Frontier
Adelia Carrillo – CEO of Direct Cannabis Network
Lynne Lyman – State Director, California Drug Policy Alliance
Donna M. Bulford – Digital Marketing and Media Executive
Dr. Jacqueline Thao Nguyen – Clinical Pharmacist, CBD oil advocate, and TV medical contributor