JVS SoCal Women’s Leadership Network Presents:

Thursday, November 17, 2022   |  12pm-2pm  |  Reception at 11:00am

Speakers

Our Sponsors

About This Year’s Conference

We are pleased to return to the Skirball Cultural Center after two years of successfully producing the conference virtually. This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our innovative Woman to Woman Conference, showcasing women who inspire us to pursue goals in the face of challenges.

Our theme for this year is, Our Resilient Spirit: How Far We’ve Come.

We invite you to join us to reflect on 10 years of impact together, empowering women to start new careers that change their lives.

THIS YEAR’S DISTINGUISHED HOST

Giselle Fernandez

As a six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and 2021 Los Angeles Press Club Anchor of the Year, Giselle Fernandez is known for her cutting-edge reporting in hot spots throughout the world and interviewing prominent global and local leaders.

Today, this veteran anchor is on Your Morning on Spectrum News 1, helping Southern Californians get all the information they need to start their day. She is also on the Emmy Award-winning LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez, highlighting changemakers who shape lives and create an impact throughout the community.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

LIZA BERCOVICI

Liza Bercovici is an innovative leader in education, founding the Everybody Dance LA! program and the award-winning Gabriella Charter Schools in the wake of her daughter Gabriella’s tragic death in 1999. Her focus on educational equity has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children in Los Angeles, providing them with opportunities to express themselves and pursue their dreams. 

LORNA LITTLE

Lorna Little is a community leader, author, and inspirational speaker who currently serves as the President and CEO of St. Anne’s Family Services, where she has developed innovative programs for children and families since 2018. Understanding the power of communication and connection from sharing their stories, Lorna connects media, public speaking, and the field of social services.

KRISTIN CROWLEY

Kristin M. Crowley is the 19th Fire Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). With her wife and children by her side, Chief Crowley took the oath of office on March 25, 2022 – becoming the first female and LGBTQ+ Fire Chief in the LAFD. Chief Crowley is dedicated to supporting LAFD’s youth development program, and actively supports a culture that values diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Our 2022 ROSALINE L. ZUKERMAN
WLN EMPOWERMENT AWARD HONOREE

RACHAEL WORBY

Rachael Worby is an inspirational American conductor and the founder of performing arts nonprofit MUSE/IQUE.

She is renowned for reimagining the traditional concert format as well as dissolving the barriers that exist between performers and audiences. She has created a multi decades-long international career centered on the belief that live music is an accessible, universal tool of discovery.

Our Impact

Over the past two years, thousands of women have been driven out of the workforce as a result of the pandemic. Economists, politicians and bi-partisan research have identified a women’s employment crisis, with men having recouped most labor force losses, while women are still behind by 1.8 million jobs in 2022 as compared to February 2020.

As we move forward toward hopeful recovery, the Women’s Leadership Network is proud to assist women experiencing career crisis and transition. Thanks to the JVS SoCal programs we support, we are uniquely positioned to help women through this time and see them on the road to recovery.

Since its founding in 2008, the WLN has raised over $4 million dollars to provide free mentoring, career training and job placement support to over 2,700 women participating in JVS SoCal program across Los Angeles and Southern California. We are able to do this with the support of our members and sponsors of our annual Woman to Woman Conference, and through the WLN Empowerment Fund.

Get Involved

You can help support the WLN by subscribing to our mailing list, making a donation, registering for our conference or becoming a volunteer with our WoMentoring programs. Learn more.

Sponsorship Packages

10th Annual Woman to Woman Conference

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors

Terri and Jerry Kohl (Presenting Sponsor)

Eileen Goodis (Essential Sponsor)

Last Year’s Event

2021 W2W Conference

Additional Information

If you have questions regarding this annual Conference or the Women’s Leadership Network, contact

Your Sponsorship and participation will empower women to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment.

JVS SoCal is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Our Tax ID is 95-1691012