BE Con 2021!
About BE Conference
WrapWomen creates an invaluable digital-first program for attendees with A-list speaker panels, tailored mentorship sessions, career-building workshops, health and wellness activations, and real-time networking opportunities via WrapConnect.
The BE Conference is back for 3 DAYS of mentorship, education, and career-building workshops by the most influential women in media and entertainment, WrapWomen. Starting Tuesday, May 11th join us for an exclusive digital event tailored to those reaching for the next level of their career.
DAY 1 & 2 of BE Con are free to attend, while DAY 3 takes a hands-on approach in delivering deep-dive workshops and small-group mentorship video calls that foster and cultivate growth in three key areas: Hollywood Voices, Business Leadership, and Personal Growth. Scroll down to learn more and upgrade for DAY 3!
BE Bold. BE Inspired. BE Confident.
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Industry Workshops & Mentor Sessions
Upgrade for DAY 3 of BE Con, a limited opportunity for skill-building workshops and small-group mentorship sessions presented by Adobe. Workshops are educational sessions designed to provide attendees with practical skills, techniques, and ideas to support personal and professional growth. Mentor sessions are curated small-group video calls that give attendees direct access to industry leaders in specific areas where they can ask questions and seek advice. Each attendee will pick their mentorship topic and be paired with executives and leaders with expertise in the selected area of interest. The DAY 3 upgrade is available for $99.
This year’s mentors and topics are:
Ty Stiklorius, CEO, Friends at Work and Co-Founder, Get Lifted Film Co.
Shauna Garr, Producer, “How High” Franchise
Stacey Sher, Film & Television Producer
Jill Condon, Writer & Producer, “Friends”
Alexandra Cuerdo, Director, Writer, Producer & Author
Angela Russo-Otstot, Writer & Producer, “Cherry”
Leslie Iwerks, Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated Director & Producer
Lesli Klainberg, Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center
Natalie A. Chao, Filmmaker & Visual Artist
Laura Benanti, Tony® Award-winning Actress
Becca Tobin, Actress, Singer, Dancer & Author
Kron Moore, Actress, “The Oval” & “Stargirl”
Elisa Donovan, Actor, “Clueless”
Climbing the Corporate Ladder
Stacy Martinet, VP, Marketing Strategy & Communications, Adobe
Diana Mogollón, SVP & General Manager, Stage 13/Warner Bros./Warner Bros. Television Group
Building Your Brand
Asia Hall, Entrepreneur, Founder of Neon Cowboy
Genevieve Padalecki, Actor, “Walker, Texas Ranger”
Chloe B. McKenzie, Founder & CEO of BlackFem, Inc.
Elle B. Mambetov, Fashion Designer & Activist
Resetting Your Career Path with Greenlight Women
Ghen Laraya Long, International Entertainment & Technology Lawyer
Lillah McCarthy, President, LMCC Entertainment
Tabby Biddle, Founder, TAB Media, LLC & Co-Founder, 50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment
Dana Scruggs, Photographer & Director
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Accountability Coach, All In by Teddi
Silvia Vasquez-Lavada, Mountaineer, Author, LGBTQ+ Activist
Activism Through Art
MILCK, Musician, Writer & Advocate
One Small-group Video Session with an Industry Leader
This year’s 16 on-demand workshops include:
Making a Rom Com 101 with Mary Viola (Producer, “Holidate” & “I Feel Pretty”)
From on Screen to Behind the Camera with Vivica A. Fox (Actress, Producer & Director) and Tressa Azarel Smallwood (Producer & Co-Founder MegaMind Media)
Breaking Into the Industry with “Younger” Star Molly Bernard
How to Be a Boss with “She’s the Boss” Star Nicole Walters (CEO of NapNic, LLC & Star, “She’s the Boss”)
Want to Start a Career in Cannabis? Advice from Miss Grass (Kate Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass)
Financial Fit Check: How to Start Investing presented by Gerber Kawasaki with Mia Samson (Marketing & Social Media Manager, Gerber Kawasaki)
Become Unapologetically Confident with Sheila Kelley (Founder, S Factor & Star, “Strip Down, Rise Up”)
Taking Down Racism in Corporate America with Sharon Chuter (Founder & CEO, Uoma Beauty+ Creator, #PullUpForChange)
Self-Care 101: Mind Body and Soul with Padma Lakshmi (Host, Producer, Author & Activist)
Building a Career in Comedy with “A Black Lady Sketch Show” Star Skye Townsend
I Quit My Job and Now I Have a TV Show: Taking Risks with Jana Schmieding (Writer & Actor, “Rutherford Falls”)
Need to Launch a Side Hustle? Advice from Young CEO Nadya Okamoto (Author, Mental Health Advocate & Founder, August)
How to Find Inspiration and Perseverance in Work and Life with Chloe Lukasiak (Dancer, Actress, Author)
Breaking Barriers with Elle B. Mambetov (Fashion Designer) and Kimiko Glenn (Actor, “Orange is the New Black”)
Debunking Health Myths with Twitter’s Resident OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter (OB/GYN & Pain Medicine Physician)
Tap into Your Own Intuition and Drive Success with Psychic to the Stars Laura Day (Intuitionist & Best-Selling Author)
Testimonials From Past Mentees
“I appreciated the opportunity to have an intimate zoom conversation with someone so accomplished and experienced in their field. I was given some incredible insight and that really motivated me to keep going” ~ Kayla S.
“It helped me get a grasp of what was possible and was really encouraging to get advice on such a personal level with the mentor” ~ Tanya M.
“My favorite thing was that the mentors really worked to enter into each of our worlds and discuss our goals during our intimate time together. Through our conversation, it was so evident that she wanted us all to succeed” ~ Anjali S.
2021 Speakers + Mentors
Speaker | Actress, Singer, and Producer
Speaker | Writer, Director and Executive Producer, “Pose”
Workshop Host | Host, Producer, Author & Activist
Speaker | Actor, “Emily in Paris”
Speaker | Director, “The Undoing”
Speaker | Producer & Showrunner, “Grace & Frankie,” Creator, “Friends”
and Founder, Okay Goodnight
Geeta V. Patel
Speaker | Director, “The Great”
Speaker | Actor, “Batwoman”
Speaker | Actor, “The Prom” & “West Side Story”
Workshop Host | Actor, “Younger”
Speaker | Actor, “Hunters” & “Nine Perfect Strangers”
Vivica A. Fox
Workshop Host | Actress, Producer, & Director
Workshop Host | Actor, “A Black Lady Sketch Show”
Speaker | Actor, “In the Heights”
Kelly Mi Li
Speaker | Entrepreneur, Star & EP, “Bling Empire”
Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave
Mentor | Accountability Coach, All In by Teddi
Mentor | Actor, “Walker, Texas Ranger”
Lauryn Evarts Bosstick
Speaker | Founder, The Skinny Confidential
Speaker | Actor & Comedian
Workshop Host | Dancer, Actress, & Author
Speaker | Body Positive Pioneer, Activist, and Model
Elle B. Mambetov
Workshop Host/Mentor | Fashion Designer & Activist
Workshop Host | Actor “Orange Is The New Black”
Mentor | Actor, “Clueless”
Workshop Host | Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass
Mentor | Writer & Producer, “Cherry”
Tressa Azarel Smallwood
Workshop Host | Producer & Co-Founder Megamind Media
Mentor | Writer & Producer, “Friends”
Mentor | Director, Writer, Producer & Author
Mentor | CEO, Friends at Work and Co-Founder, Get Lifted Film Co.
Chloe B. McKenzie
Mentor | Founder and CEO of BlackFem, Inc.
Mentor | Musician, Writer, & Advocate
Mentor | Producer, “How High” Franchise
Mentor | Actress, “The Oval” & “Stargirl”
Dr. Jen Gunter
Workshop Host | OB/GYN & Pain Medicine Physician
Speaker | Actress & Vegan/Animal Rights Activist
Workshop Host | CEO of NapNic, LLC & Star, “She’s the Boss”
Workshop Host | Co-Founder & CEO, @itsaugust
Mentor | President, LMCC Entertainment
Speaker/Mentor | Mountaineer, Author, LGBTQ+ Activist
Ghen Laraya Long
Mentor | International Entertainment & Technology Lawyer
Speaker/Mentor | VP, Marketing Strategy & Communications, Adobe
Mentor | Actress, Singer, Dancer & Author
Mentor | Founder, TAB Media, LLC & Co-Founder, 50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment
Mentor | Tony® Award-winning Actress
Mentor | Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated Director & Producer
Mentor | Executive Director of Film at Lincoln Center
Speaker | Award winning Singer/Songwriter, Dancer, & Actress
Speaker | Founder, ENVSN &
Chief of People and Culture at Kith
Speaker/Mentor | Entrepreneur, Founder of Neon Cowboy
Natalie A. Chao
Speaker/Mentor | Filmmaker & Visual Artist
Workshop Host | Manager, Marketing & Social Media, Gerber Kawasaki
Workshop Host | Producer, “Holidate” & “I Feel Pretty”
Workshop Host | Writer & Actor, “Rutherford Falls”
Speaker | Gen-Z Entrepreneur & Activist
Workshop Host | Founder & CEO, Uoma Beauty + Creator, #PullUpForChange
Workshop Host | Author & Intuitionist
Workshop Host | Feminine Embodiment Leader & Founder, S Factor
Mentor | SVP & General Manager,
Stage 13/Warner Bros./Warner Bros. Television Group
Mentor | Film & Television Producer
Speaker | Actress & CrossFit Athlete
Speaker | CEO & Founder, Endlessly Elated
Speaker | Partner & Co-Head of Talent, ICM Partners
Speaker/Mentor | Photographer & Director
Thank you to our Community Partners!
EVENT DATES ARE TUESDAY, May 11 – THURSDAY, May 13
This event is confirmed for 5/11/21 – 5/13/21.
WHERE DO I PURCHASE MY TICKET?
Attendance to DAY 1 & DAY 2 of the event is free with RSVP. Simply enter your information on the RSVP form here. Access to DAY 3 Workshops & Mentor Sessions requires an upgraded ticket. To purchase your $99 upgrade click here!
WILL THERE BE A COMMUNITY SLACK CHANNEL?
Yes! You will be able to join the WrapConnect Slack Channel where you can connect and network with fellow BE Con attendees. When you RSVP for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join WrapConnect. You will also receive an email the morning of the event with information on how to join WrapConnect,
IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ON HOW TO ACCESS THE SITE OR EVENT WHO DO I CONTACT?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to the event.
I RSVP’d, BUT I CANNOT TUNE IN LIVE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. CAN I STILL ACCESS THE CONTENT?
Yes! Our BE Conference content will be made available on demand at the start of each day.
WHY SHOULD I UPGRADE FOR DAY 3?
Workshops and Mentor sessions are custom built to your personal journey. If you are just starting out in your career, are making a mid-way pivot, are an entrepreneur starting a business, need to re-think your current business model, or simply trying to break into an industry, then this program is for you! All DAY 3 Workshops will be available to you, and one small group mentorship session based on your selected topic of interest. We’ll pair you with an industry leader who can share advice and guidance on your next steps. Your small group of 3-10 will engage in discussion, peer to peer networking, and an open Q&A with your mentor.
HOW MANY WORKSHOPS DO I GET?
With your upgrade, you have access to ALL Workshops, available live May 13th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PT and on-demand thereafter.
HOW DO MENTOR SESSIONS WORK AND HOW MANY DO I GET?
Once you’ve selected your area of interest from our three mentorship tracks during your registration upgrade, the WrapWomen team will curate and match you with an industry leader based on your area of interest and mentor expertise. You will receive a private video meeting calendar invite for your mentor session approximately one week prior to the event, with mentors announced the week of the event. Each mentee is guaranteed one mentor session during the event.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE SESSION AND HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?
Curated mentor session groups range from 3-10 mentees with one mentor. Each session is scheduled for 60 minutes on Thursday, May 13th between 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT.
About WrapWomen + The WrapWomen Foundation
WrapWomen is a power base of influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands committed to changing the face of their industries. Through media and live events, we provide a platform to accelerate the vision of women who are building towards a more equitable world. Our events attract a broad network and community of professional women who are decision-makers and mothers, leaders and wives, innovators and activists.
Past speakers include: Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Emmy-winner Elisabeth Moss, Tony, Emmy and Grammy-winner Cynthia Nixon, author Margaret Atwood, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings, NASA Astrophysicist Andrea Razzaghi and LinkedIn CMO Shannon Stubo.
The WrapWomen Foundation
WrapWomen is committed to empowering women to achieve leadership positions, promote gender equity and combat sexual harassment in the workplace. WrapWomen Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is a leading force in creating a more equitable world for women in entertainment, media and technology.
Created in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the foundation provides a platform to combat sexual harassment and promote gender equity through media and live events that support the mission of the foundation. WrapWomen Foundation is a charitable foundation associated with The Wrap News, Inc., the leading digital news organization covering the business of entertainment and media with high-profile newsbreaks, investigative stories and authoritative analysis.
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