SAVOIR SOCIAL HOUR is a time where we’ll aim to uncover the journey of the “Wild Woman.” This 3-part panel discussion will feature & uncover the secrets of our favorite “Wild Women.” Conversations will be led by food & travel expert and Founder of Salt & Wind, Aida Mollenkamp. She lives at the intersection of food and travel and everything Aida does is driven by passion and creativity. During this series, Aida will help each panelist discuss the literal and figurative journeys she embarked upon to harness the intuition that led her to become a “Wild Woman.”
PART 1: Wild Women Visionaries Breaking the Ceiling- Female leaders rewriting the rules of business success for women and future generations.
MICHELLE EDGAR - Founder of The XX Project & Music Unites.. As a change agent, Michelle looks to building brands and business' around her clients and create authentic marketing partnerships. With both Music Unites and The XXProject, she has cultivated platforms to empower youth and business leaders and serving the community.
ALLISON CONRAD, Founder of Two Lines LLC- Allison is an entrepreneur and executive who’s dedicated her professional life to taking female-led companies to the next level. Since graduating from Duke University and Stanford Business School, she has spent the last fifteen years experiencing every exciting and arduous step of starting and running a business as she worked her way up from marketing assistant at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to President of Blushington Makeup & Beauty Lounge. She is a businesswoman on a mission to help female entrepreneurs learn from her experience and expertise through her company Two Lines LLC and Techstars.
NATACHA HILDEBRAND, CEO & Co-Founder of DOYENNE- Prior to Doyenne, Natacha spent over ten years leading brand strategy and developing marketing programs for Fortune-100 companies such as General Motors, Logitech, Keds, Intel including a globally-acclaimed campaign with UBS and Annie Leibovitz highlighting impactful women around the world. She has also held roles at Creative Artists Agency, and Halston.
JESSE DRAPER, Founding Partner of Halogen VC- Jesse Draper is creator and host of 2015 Emmy nominated television series, “The Valley Girl Show” as well as GP of Halogen Ventures. Draper is also an investor through her venture capital fund, Halogen Ventures where she does early stage seed investing in female-founded consumer technology startups; some of her portfolio companies include Laurel & Wolf, Move Loot, Carbon38, BlockCypher, Beautycon & Sugarfina. Listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ’50 Most Connected Women in America’, Jesse founded a women-‐‑in-‐‑business organization in association with ‘The Valley Girl Show’ which holds exclusive quarterly events across the country for networking and support of women in business.
SONJA RASULA, Founder of The Unique Empire- Driven by the idea that creativity can change the world and by the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is What are you doing for others?," Sonja has dedicated herself to creating businesses that foster entrepreneurship, spread creative thinking, and grow community. Risking her entire 401k savings she started Unique Markets, the largest modern pop-up market in the country, in 2008 and never looked back. She was named '1 of 30 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the World' by fashion mogul Eileen Fisher, and Los Angeles Magazine honored her as one of LA's Most Inspiring Women.