OLP Women’s Symposium

Join us for OLP’s Third Annual Women’s Symposium on March 31, 2017 at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace.

OLP is honored to serve as an epicenter for women's education and is excited to host this unique event centered on reciprocal learning and inspiration. Modeled after speaker panels at leading universities, OLP’s Women’s Symposium brings together top women leaders to share their insights and pathways to success with our students and the community. Through dialogue and modeling, these female leaders empower young women to stand up for themselves and fearlessly chase their dreams.

The funds raised from this event will support the OLP Alumnae Scholarship Fund for students who embody the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, show academic potential and demonstrate financial need.

Tickets (All tickets include access to the Leaders Breakfast and Networking Lunch):

  • $50 – General Admission
  • $15 – OLP Alumna / College Student / Young Professional (under 30 years old)

Become a Partner

Join us as a corporate partner for the Third Annual Women’s Symposium. Through your support, your business or organization will benefit from direct exposure to hundreds of community members who are interested in supporting and encouraging young women to pursue their dreams, find their voices and reach their true potentials.

Sponsorship Opportunities range from $500 to $15,000 and can be customized to fit your needs.

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About the Event

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:45 am to 1:00 pm
At the Academy of Our Lady of Peace

Schedule:

  • 8:45 am: Registration Opens/Leaders Breakfast
  • 9:45 am: Welcome and Keynote Assembly
  • 10:30 am: Session 1
  • 11:10 am: Break
  • 11:20 am: Session 2
  • 12:05 pm: Closing Assembly
  • 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch

Panel Topics:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare
  • STEM

Questions? Please contact Alexis Rodriguez at arodriguez@aolp.org or (619) 725-9125.

Speakers & Panelists

Keynote Speaker: Marcela Valladolid '96
Chef, author and co-host of the Food Network television series, The Kitchen

Marcela is passionate about changing the perception of authentic Mexican food. She has released two Mexican cookbooks, both reaching the #1 spot on Amazon; hosted her own Food Network show, Mexican Made Easy, for five seasons; created her own product line of tasty Mexican snacks and meats at Safeway stores; and is currently a host on the Emmy-nominated TV show, The Kitchen. Read More

 

Mistress of Ceremonies: Katia Lopez-Hodoyan '98
Bilingual Journalist at NBC 7 San Diego

Katia Lopez-Hodoyan is an award-winning bilingual journalist, currently working for NBC 7 San Diego. She recently came back from Rome, Italy, where she worked as a foreign TV correspondent for five years. She covered the election of Pope Francis, both terrorist attacks in Paris, and papal trips to Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. While overseas, Lopez-Hodoyan lived in a refugee camp in Jordan. Read More

Closing Speaker: Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi
Founder and CEO of ‎NuttZo LLC

Danielle Dietz-LiVolsi is revolutionizing the peanut butter and nut butter industry. With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, Danielle developed and implemented the strategic rollout of the NuttZo™ brand. Of course, NuttZo is more than just nuts and seeds. The heart and soul of the company is its non-profit, Project Left Behind. Read More

Arts & Entertainment Panel

Anne Sweeney
Member of Netflix's Board of Directors
Facilitator
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Carol Lazier
President, San Diego Opera Board of Directors
Panelist
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Brenda Chapman
American Writer, Animation Story Artist and Director
Panelist
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Pamela Davis
Segment Producer at KUSI
Panelist
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Priscilla Guido '00
Client Development at Christie's Mexico City
Panelist
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Alexia Maria Esquer
Fashion Designer/CEO at Alexia Maria
Panelist
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Business & Entrepreneurship Panel

Felena Hanson
Founder at Hera Hub: Collaborative Workspace for Women
Facilitator
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Mary Ann McGarry
President and CEO, Partner at Guild Mortgage Company
Panelist
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Michele Comtois
Principal of Executive Liability Practice at Barney & Barney
Panelist
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Kymberli Parker
Owner of Mrs. Parker's Charm School
Panelist
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Jamie Moraga
President and CEO of intelliSolutions, Inc.
Panelist
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Amy Wimer
VP & Associate Publisher at San Diego Business Journal
Panelist
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Healthcare Panel

Dr. Diane Perez
Internationally Recognized Physician, Medical Journalist, Televisa, Galavision/Univision
Facilitator
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Patricia Aubanel, M.D.
World-renowned Interventional Cardiologist
Panelist
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Priscilla Ibarra, M.D. '98
Renowned Dermatologist
Panelist
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Patricia Robinson, R.N.
Co-Founder and Executive Board for Mercy Outreach Surgical Team
Panelist
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Laura van‘t Veer, Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist, Leader of the Breast Oncology Program and Associate Director of Applied Genomics
Panelist
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STEM Panel

Ilkay Altintas, Ph.D.
Chief Data Science Officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
Panelist
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Cheryl K. Goodman
Executive Director at Athena and Co-Founder of SoGloMo, LLC
Facilitator
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Corina Antal, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Panelist
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Kristi Jaska
Vice President, Engineering at ViaSat, Inc.
Panelist
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Saura Naderi
Staff, Government Affairs Analyst at Qualcomm Incorporated
Panelist
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Thank You, Sponsors

The Innovator:

The Trailblazer:

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The Change Maker:

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The Trendsetters:
Kopari Beauty
Dr. Mary M. O'Connor, D.D.S.
Torrey Pines Bank

The Groundbreakers:
Anne Sweeney
First Republic Bank
Healthy Habits, Happy Family with Dr. Diane Pérez
Marathon Construction Co.
Rachel Mollering, CPA
Piper
Portavoce Public Relations
RCP Block & Brick, Inc.
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