Date(s) - October 16, 2019
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Smart Women 2019 Speaker Series
7: 30 a.m. breakfast at the Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Laila Pence | Wednesday • March 13th
A Certified Financial Planner with over 35 years of experience, Laila Pence is also a Registered Principal with LPL Financial, the nation’s leading independent brokerage firm. Laila has been consistently ranked in the top 1% of financial planners nationwide by both Barron’s and Forbes. In 2017, Laila was invited back to her birth country of Egypt by President Sisi – one of only 30 women to receive this prestigious recognition.
Molly Jolly | Wednesday May 15th
SVP of Finance and Administration for Angels Baseball, Molly Jolly combined a background in business with her passion for sports, becoming the highest ranking woman at the organization in only her third year at the job. Molly has forged a successful career in the intersecting worlds of finance and sports, both traditionally male-dominated fields.
Eileen Padberg | Wednesday • August 7th
Eileen Padberg put her political & public affairs consulting business on hold in 2004 and embarked on a journey to Iraq, helping the women of Iraq build and expand their businesses. The 22 months that followed were life-changing – both for Eileen and for the hundreds of Iraqi women whose lives she impacted – experiences she recounts in her book Out of my Lane: Leveling the Playing Field for Iraqi Women.
Carrie Bruhl | Wednesday • October 16th
CAPT (R) Carrie Bruhl began her military career with a 4-year ROTC scholarship to UCLA. After graduating flight school near the top of her class, she flew Apache helicopters in Germany, Kuwait and Iraq – where her experience was chronicled in the documentary film, Apache Warrior. After earning an MBA while serving in Korea, Carrie transitioned out of the military into the civilian workforce.