California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris was the featured speaker at TheWrap's Power of Leadership breakfast.
TheWrap CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman greets attendees at the event, held at the Montage Beverly Hills.
Los Angeles City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel (right, with actress Sharon Lawrence) was among the speakers.
Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Sharon Waxman and Cathy Schulman, president of Mandalay Pictures and Women in Film.
Kamala Harris: “My parents met when they were actively involved in the civil rights movement. My sister and I grew up around a group of adults that spent their time marching and shouting.”
Kamala Harris: “When we talk about women holding elected offices, it isn’t because we are trying to make these milestones of first this and first that.”
Panelists, from left: TV writer, producer and director Nell Scovell, Mandalay Pictures President Cathy Schulman
, Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, California Attorney General Kamala Harris and DreamWorks Animation Chief Marketing Officer Anne Globe.
During the panel, Wendy Greuel, center, makes about point about finding a balance between work and family.
Mandalay Pictures President Cathy Schulman
makes the point that mentors -- whether male or female -- are important for the next generation of women leaders.
Academy chief Dawn Hudson (center) joins in the discussion as Teri Schwartz
(right) dean of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, looks on.
Producer Paula Silver and attorney Linda Lichter of Lichter Grossman Nichols Adler & Feldman.
Rosalind Jarrett and Kathy Connell of the Screen Actors Guild.
Producer Linda Feferman and Teri Schwartz, dean of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Culver City Councilwoman Meghan Sahli-Wells (left) and Gwen D'Eglise with TheWrap's Sharon Waxman.
Garrett Gin, senior vice president of global marketing & corporate affairs at Bank of America, and TheWrap COO Mark Davis.
Items were auctioned to benefit Vital Voices Global Partnership, an organization that helps women entrepreneurs around the world.
Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, Mandalay Pictures President Cathy Schulman
and TheWrap CEO Sharon Waxman share a laugh before the program.
Orly Adelson, president of Dick Clark Productions, chats with Joan Harrison, agent at The Gersh Agency
Screenwriter Nell Scovell talks to women executives at TheWrap breakfast, beside auction items to benefit the U.N. non-profit Vital Voices.