The female founders behind your favorite brands share how they brought their visions into the world.
For anyone with a side hustle, entrepreneurial creative spirit, or big idea, join SheSays LA and tap into your intuition.
Network with amazing women and get inspired by a panel conversation featuring the creators behind your favorite brands. Then get ready for a hands on activity that will activate your own creative intuition.
7:00PM - Doors Open & Networking [cash bar & dinner menu available]
7:30PM - Panel Moderation
8:30PM - Drinks & Networking Continued [cash bar and dinner menu available]
July 18th | 1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
ID required for entry | 21+
Dina Biblarz, Integrated Strategy Director at Pitch (Moderator)
What does having 14 years in the media industry give you? A passion for culture. A sense of taste. And a feeling for good storytelling. That’s what spending her career leading co-branded marketing efforts for brands such as S.Pellegrino, Toyota, COVERGIRL and the American Cancer Society at award-winning powerhouses such as InStyle, Bon Appetit, New York Magazine and Men’s Health have yielded. Some of those marketing efforts have included Zach Galifiankas auctioning off bad art for charity, Bon Appetit editors shrimping on an epic road trip, and Molly Ringwald empowering moms with high rise jeans.
Sofya Polyakov, Co-Founder & CEO of Noun Project (Panelist)
Sofya has over a decade of experience building products and communities that empower creation. She is the CEO & Co-Founder of Noun Project - the most extensive and diverse resource for iconography built by designers from around the world (founded in 2011), and the Co-Founder & COO of Lingo - a modern digital asset manager for brands and products (founded in 2016). Sofya is also the founder of Kindred Collective - an exclusive network for extraordinary women leaders, and mommy to two little boys.
Julia Rockowitz, Founder of rockdoodles (Panelist)
Julia is a twenty-something illustrator, creative and founder. Like most millennials, you may know her best by her Instagram @rockdoodles where she posts daily punny doodles. In August 2017, Julia started sharing illustrations from her couch and in less than 2 years has turned her creative outlet into a business. Julia now has a stationery line that is sold across the globe and partners with brands to create custom assets to tell their unique stories.
Kendra Gratteri, Vice President Style at FabFitFun (Panelist)
Kendra began her career in fashion with a self-designed handbag line while pursuing a PH.D in Social Statistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her talent was recruited by Urban Outfitters as part of the buying group before launching her own RTW label in Los Angeles. She then went on to join Forever 21 as the Creative Director where she launched TwelvexTwelve shop-in-shop concept and designer collaborations. Kenda has collaborated and designed for top fashion brands including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Kate Bosworth, Richard Chai, Rory Beca, Philip Crangi, Nordstrom, Lane Crawford and Bloomingdales. Kendra received her Bachelor’s from Drake University, is an avid equestrian and shows on the USEF circuit.