TheWrap is proud to announce its first Power Women Breakfast in San Francisco with featured speaker Olivia Munn, one of the fastest-rising actresses in Hollywood, an avid investor in technology and best-selling author.
Munn will also be joined by speakers Kara Swisher, co-CEO and co-owner of Revere Digital and Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of CreativeFuture.
The breakfast on May 8 will be hosted by TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Sharon Waxman, and Senior Vice President of Industry Alliances of Box and Founder of Box.org, Karen Appleton.
TheWrap is expanding its successful Power Women Breakfast franchise in 2015 to two new cities, San Francisco and New York, bringing together leading influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands in key cities to network and connect. The franchise is building a broad community of professional women who are decision-makers and mothers, leaders and wives, innovators and activists. Each event brings inspiring speakers to talk about issues that relate to top women influencers.
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Past speakers at the Los Angeles breakfast include: Salma Hayek, actress and philanthropist, Nancy Tellem, former entertainment and digital media president of Microsoft, Arwa Damon, CNN Senior International Correspondent, Gail Berman, co-owner and founding partner of The Jackal Group, and Kamala Harris, California Attorney General.
Munn is best known for her recent turn as newscaster Sloan Sabbith on Aaron Sorkin‘s hit HBO political drama “The Newsroom,” which follows behind‐ the‐scenes events of the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. She was recently seen in theaters in the art‐heist comedy “Mortdecai” alongside Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. Munn recently wrapped filming Universal’s “Ride Along 2,” where she will play a homicide detective opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, to be released on January 15, 2016.
Swisher is a leading authority on digital media and Silicon Valley and the co-founder of Recode.net and the related Recode conferences.
Vitale is a veteran independent film executive and now leads CreativeFuture, a broad‐based coalition that includes film and television companies, independent production and financing companies, unions, guilds, talent agencies, and other members and supporters of the creative community. CreativeFuture promotes the value of creativity in today’s digital age and embraces expanded audience access to content in ways that reward creativity.
The event is sponsored by Box and CreativeFuture, with media partner Bay Area Women in Film.