Get Smart! The 2019 Smart Women Speaker Series, That Is.
This year’s Smart Women Speaker Series guests have inspired and informed us with their incredible success stories and their commitment to making our community better by giving back to those in need.
We thank them all for being an instrumental part of Smart Women.
Smart Women is a dynamic group of women who work hard, play hard, and strive to make a difference through Working Wardrobes. Our speakers are some of the brightest business leaders, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and visionaries Orange County has to offer and they join us each quarter to share their inspirational stories with us.
Just look at the lineup of 2019 speakers we have in store for you!
March 13, 2019
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.
May 15, 2019
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.
August 7, 2019
Eileen Padberg put her political and 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. She recounts her experiences in her book Out of my Lane: Leveling the Playing Field for Iraqi Women.
October 16, 2019
CAPT (R) Carrie Bruhl began her military career with a 4-year ROTC Army 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.
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