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Center for Women in Leadership Executive Speaker Series

Women's Leadership Symposium in Malibu

Executive Leadership for Women: Navigating Culture and Complexity

January 29, 2019 • 4:00 - 6:00 PST

The Center for Women in Leadership is pleased to welcome Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media, Inc. & Director Communication, Inc. to our West LA campus for an informative session on leadership needed to navigate ambiguity & drive growth.

Ms. Baker is a media executive with 25-years of senior leadership experience in television, cable, digital and new media. She co-founded CNBC and is a 23-year veteran of NBCUNIVERSAL where she served as president of content distribution; and was a key senior executive overseeing its $5 billion subscription revenue business. In 2017 The Cable Center distinguished Ms. Baker as an Innovation Laureate for being an industry trailblazer and key influencer, in this role she will mentor, teach, and motivate the next generation of cable industry leaders.

Today Baker serves on the board of directors for The Cable Center, 2020 Women on Boards, and GCI General Communications, Inc. She is a graduate of Pitzer College, and has completed courses at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and the University of Oxford. Known for her demonstrated ability to identify talent, lead and motivate teams to produce exceptional results in sales, business development, advertising and marketing, Bridget Baker will share her unique insights from a career journey of success.

Past Events

Distinguished Women Alumnae Panel: Disruptive Innovation

October 13, 2018

Learn from women leaders working at the edge of disruptive change

Denise Roberson

Denise Roberson, CEO, Jadi Communications

Sharifa Batts

Sharifa Batts, Director, Ports America

Breanna Stott

Breanna Stott, CEO, Finwell, Inc.

Lori Torres

Lori Torres, CEO, ParcelPending



Tiffany Stith
Tiffany Stith

Aspire 2018 Woman of Distinction Leadership Award

October 12, 2018

Tiffany Stith, President and COO, Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.

“Succeeding in a Context of Disruptive Change”



Student Awards Luncheon

April 13, 2018

Keynote speakers: Denise Roberson,  President and CEO, Jadi Communications, and Kristin Glushon, Executive Vice President, Branded Entertainment Network, a Bill Gates Owned Company.

Distinguished Alumna Award: Hattie Mitchell, MPP

Distinguished Faculty Award: Christine Goodman, JD

Hattie Mitchell

Hattie Mitchell, MPP

Christine Goodman

Christine Goodman, JD



Bernice Ledbetter

Bernice Ledbetter, EdD

2018 Conference for Women in Leadership in Uganda

March 13, 2018 | Kampala, Uganda

In partnership with the Chief Justice of Uganda, The Honorable Bart M. Katureebe and the Global Justice Program, Pepperdine School of Law

Understanding the Impact of Sexual and Gender-based Violence on Children  

Bernice’s Presentation Title: Best Practices on Interventions in the Fight against SGBV: Contemporary Insights on Collective Courage”



C200 Conference

C200 Womens Event

C200 Womens Event

C200 Womens Event

C200 Womens Event

February 13, 2018 

C200 is an organization comprised of senior-level female executives who aim to promote lifetime training, mentoring and development.  The organization partners with top business schools providing scholarships to MBA women and helps them move forward in their career. 250 attendees joined nationally recognized women in business to explore leadership in a modern, rapidly changing environment.

Distinguished panelists discussed the challenges of trying to be a career superwomen and how to guide your work/life integration, mentoring and being mentored, and swimming with the sharks, with honest comments on navigating male dominant fields.



Lisa Bloom

Lisa Bloom

Executive Briefing with Lisa Bloom, Esq.

March 8, 2017

Persistent Barriers to Women’s Advancement

Pay Inequity and Harassment: Realities and Solutions



Executive HR Response to Persistent Barriers for Women

Meisha Sherman, MBA, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Danaher Corporation

Nicole Hancock Husband, Esq. Vice President of Human Resources for Warner Bros. Television

Meisha Sherman

Meisha Sherman

Nicole Husband

Nicole Husband