Women in Entrepreneurship Lecture Series

Learn, Network and Be Inspired.


In 2016, the Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lecture Series was established at San Diego State University to bring outstanding female entrepreneurs and leaders to engage and inspire students. This Lecture Series coordinates executive panels, keynote presentations, workshops, and networking events for individuals at SDSU. From Fortune 500 executives to professional sports athletes, this lecture series brings together various women from diverse industries to discuss pressing issues facing women in the workplace. 

The 2021 Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lectures Series will take place on March 10th and 11th. The event will follow personal and professional growth themes and breaking barriers. It will also emphasize digital technology and media entertainment. RSVP NOW.

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Event Schedule


Boss Up (March 10th)

Shattering Glass Ceilings (March 11th)

Keynote Presentation: Ally Love (2-3 pm) 

  • Ally Love, host of the Brooklyn Nets, a Peloton fitness instructor, and the founder and CEO of Love Squad, a fitness and lifestyle website

Keynote Presentation: Katie Sowers (2-3 pm)

  • Katie Sowers, Professional Football Coach with the NFL

Leaders in Digital Technology Panel (3-4 pm)

  • Jess DeBolt, Senior Client Partner at Entertainment Twitter
  • Nidhi Ghai, Global Head of Ad Sales at Amazon
  • Amelia Lukiman, Global Communications at TikTok
  • Jackie Troung, Partnerships Lead of Brand Marketing at Google


Leaders in Media and Entertainment Panel (3-4 pm)

  • Naz Arandi, Global Creative Director at Apple TV
  • Shavone Charles, Head of Communications & Creative Partnerships at VSCO
  • Nicole Gervais, Global Franchise Development & Marketing at Disney
  • Terri Hines, Executive Vice President of Communications at FOX Sports
  • Jennie Wilkes, Director of Global Creative Marketing at Netflix

Workshop: Work with Purpose (4:15-5 pm)

  • Kristy Ryan, Community Impact Specialist at Pura Vida

Workshop: Entrepreneurship and Brand Building (4:15-5 pm)

  • Sivan Alya Richards, Lifestyle Blogger