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Daina Trout

CEO and Co-founder of Health-Ade Kombucha 

Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:45-7:30pm PDT

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Daina Trout co-founded Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012 alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew. Since the beginning, the trio has been committed to brewing the best tasting and highest quality kombucha on the market.

Trout first learned how to brew kombucha during her tenure at Tufts University, where she earned Masters’ degrees both in Nutrition and Public Health after receiving her BS from Georgetown University. During that time, she also developed her personal philosophy that health is less about science, and more about what makes you feel good and happy. After graduation, Trout moved to Los Angeles to accept a position working in pharmaceuticals but continued to cultivate an interest in holistic and “real” food that fuels a hard-working lifestyle. Trout funneled this energy into an entrepreneurship club she formed with Justin and Vanessa to explore ways they could combine their diverse backgrounds into a successful business venture; the result, Health-Ade Kombucha. 

Trusting what soon became the company’s motto to “follow your gut,” Trout and her cofounders quit their jobs to focus on Health-Ade full time, brewing kombucha in her apartment closet and selling bottles at a local LA farmers market. Over the course of the last seven years, Trout has nurtured what started as a small production and niche product into what has become a national brand that is sold at 30,000 grocery stores and health food markets nationwide, including major retailers like Target, Whole Foods and Costco. Today, Health-Ade is currently the fastest growing brand in its category for three years in a row and is projected to significantly expand its business nationwide each year under her leadership as CEO. Health-Ade has 300 employees.

In 2017, Food & Wine named Trout one of the most innovative women in food & drink and in early 2018 Create & Cultivate featured her in its C&C 100 list, celebrating 100 women who are masters of their field. In 2019, Daina was included on Inc’s Female Founder 100 list and was also named BevNet’s Person Of The Year. She was also named as a semifinalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year program and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, a premier community of chief executives from around the world. When Trout is not tirelessly working to bring kombucha to every fridge in America, she is spending time with her husband and two sons, traveling, adventuring, cooking and enjoying outdoor life. 

Shelley Zalis

CEO, The Female Quotient

Wed, Nov, 20 2019,  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

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Shelley Zalis is an internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. As the first female chief executive of a company ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine strengths in the workplace, and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry.

Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Zalis is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, such as The World Economic Forum, Cannes Lions and the Consumer Electronics Show, as well as within companies. She is also leading initiatives within corporations by activating solutions for change with The Female Quotient’s Equality Bootcamps.

Zalis is an admired speaker and member of the Washington Speakers Bureau, as well as a skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington and others on topics related to equality and leadership. Zalis authors a Forbes column that provides inspiration and advice for women looking to rise up into leadership positions from the “messy middle” of middle management. She is the co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the percentage of accurate portrayals of women and girls in advertising and media. Zalis is also on the Board of Directors for MAKERS.

A firm believer in giving back with generosity, Zalis is building her legacy around tapping into the power of collaboration to transform workplace culture so that all people feel like they belong. 

Galit Laibow

CEO & Co-founder of Foodstirs

Thu, Sept, 12, 2019,  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

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Galit Laibow is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Foodstirs, where she leads growth and innovation for the most sustainable baking mix brand in the world and works to reinvent the stagnant multibillion-dollar baking mix category. In less than two years, Galit has increased Foodstirs’ sales by more than 10 times and has successfully landed the brand’s USDA Organic baking mixes in more than 7,500 natural, conventional and big box retailers across the U.S. Prior to starting Foodstirs, Galit co-founded Ink Public Relations – an agency focused on consumer lifestyle product companies – where she led her team in delivering innovative brand awareness campaigns and driving significant results for her clients for more than a decade.

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Jessica Frandson

Co-founder of Campo Beauty

Thu, June 20, 2019,  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

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Serial entrepreneur, tastemaker and wellness junkie, Jessica Frandson co-founded Campo Beauty, a modern aromatherapy collection in 2017. Born in Laguna Beach, she received her MBA from Pepperdine University and began her career at Simple Green. She has a gift for spotting trends and needs not being met, creating products and services that simplify life and make it better. In 2014 she built and sold a hip hair tie company, Twistband, creating a movement and new category with hair ties that did not damage or leave dents in hair, connecting women of all ages. Prior to that, she launched a letterpress stationery store called, Inkwells, in Corona del Mar to fill a void in the community and sold it to a local designer. Jessica is active outdoors and in her community. She currently serves as a Lululemon Ambassador and a Harvester. She brings her extensive experience and industry relationships to Campo.

Campo is making massive waves in the clean beauty segment, seeded in luxury boutiques, resorts and spas as well as national accounts like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Lululemon, Revolve and J.Crew. Campo’s integrity of ingredients, signature blends (intoxicating scents with knockout healing powers), luxury packaging and a straight forward approach has garnered a loyal audience and sets them apart as pioneers in the essential oil beauty clean beauty space.

Campo Cares… for over 15 years Jessica has supported Harvesters, a group that drives awareness and raises funds to end hunger through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. For every product purchased Campo donates a meal to a child or family in need.

Photo credits: @sarahnoelphoto @artofbeingfemale

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Alle Fister

Principal at Bollare 

Thu, April 25, 2019,  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

Alle Fister is the Princiapl and Founder of Bollare Communications – a pr & marketing firm with offices in West Hollywood, Tribeca, Shoreditch and now…Newport Beach!
 Fister began her career as an initial employee at women’s online retailer, www.shopbop.com. Fister was in house for several years, heading their communications – growing the business through a blend of traditional public relations efforts – print and broadcast – appearing on over 300 television segments teaching consumers the value and utility of shopping online.
 Thirteen years ago Shopbop sold the business to Amazon. In this transition Fister started her communications firm, Bollare, with Shopbop as her first client. 
Fister has led her team at Bollare to manage press strategy and launches for brands including Barbie, Beyond Yoga, Disney, Erin Condren, L SPACE, One Kings Lane, Timberland and Vans.
Comprised of 60+ team members, Bollare has risen to international prestige and recognition as a leading communications agency offering a blend of marketing services from celebrity seeding, content creation, digital influencer engagement, digital marketing, events, forging partnerships and traditional press activities. 
 Bollare’s newest home, in Mariner’s Mile, will be driven by two tenured Bollare team members : Jessica Bosworth and Lauren Lostumo! The space will serve as a showcase for Bollare’s client roster, and be focused on content creation, event activations and influencer + media relations for the local KOL (key opinion leader) community!
 Bollare & her team team couldn’t be more pleased & proud to call Newport Beach HOME!
Social Handles:
@bollare @allefister

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Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D.

New York Times Best Selling Author

Thu, February 28, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

Passport Brand Design 882 Production Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Kellyann Petrucci, M.S., N.D., is the author of the ​New York Times​ bestselling book ​Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Diet​, ​Dr. Kellyann’s Bone Broth Cookbook​, and ​The 10-Day Belly Slimdown ​. She also is the host of the highly successful PBS special, ​21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You​ and ​10-Day Belly Slimdown with Dr. Kellyann​.

A weight-loss and natural anti-aging expert, Dr. Petrucci is a concierge doctor for celebrities in New York City and Los Angeles. She is a board-certified naturopathic physician and a certified nutrition consultant.

Dr. Petrucci did postgraduate work in Europe, studying naturopathic medicine in England and Switzerland. She is one of the few practitioners in the United States certified in biological medicine by the esteemed Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Klinik Lustmuhle in Switzerland.

Dr. Petrucci is a weekly contributor on ​Dr. Oz​ and appears regularly on ​Good Morning America and other national news programs. She has authored six best-selling books for John Wiley & Sons. In addition, she is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. She has been featured in the ​Wall Street Journal​, ​Woman’s World​, ​Life & Style​, ​Closer​, ​Harper’s Bazaar​, ​Daily Mail​, ​Cooking Light, Redbook​, and more.

She is also the driving force behind the popular website ​drkellyann.com​, and is currently focusing much of her attention on developing innovative beauty- and food-based products.

 

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Katie Ann Rosen Kitchens

Co-founder of FabFitFun

Thu, September 13, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PDT

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Lavinia Errico

 Founder of Equinox Fitness Clubs and the Inside Out Movement

Lavinia Errico, the founder and visionary behind Equinox Fitness Clubs and the Inside Out Movement,, is a nationally acclaimed fitness and wellness entrepreneur and a speaker of essential truths on the subjects of entrepreneurship, leadership, fitness, wellness, nutrition, self-awareness and emotional balance. As a sought after consultant and angel investor in diverse startup companies across a multitude of industries, Errico inspires and transforms individuals and organizations with her unique and often disruptive take on how to create a more powerful, authentic, inspiring and joyful career and life journey. 

A lifelong believer in the benefits of exercises and healthy (thoughtful) eating, Errico is a passionate dancer, biker, hiker and nature lover. She has helped people of all ages discover their best selves and experience the power of personal choice and intention and the beauty and transcendence of gratitude. She is currently working on a book, Finding Youtopia. We look forward to learning more about how Lavinia forged her path and made her mark. 

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AN EVENING WITH GORJANA REIDEL

FOUNDER OF GORJANA
Thursday, June 14, 2018. 5:00 – 7:30 PM PDT
Lido House Autograph Collection, 3300 Newport Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663. (View map).
Join us to hear how Gorjana Reidel created an international company with over 80 employees and $20 million is sales.

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AN EVENING WITH ELYSE WALKER

CEO & FOUNDER, FORWARD BY ELYSE WALKER
Thursday, April 12th, 2018. 5:30 – 7:30 PM PDT
3444 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663. (View map).
Join us as Elyse Walker shares he path to becoming one of the fashion industry’s biggest players.

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WOMEN’S HAPPY HOUR

REACH OUT AND RECONNECT
Thursday, January 18, 2018. 5:00 – 7:30 PM PDT
503 Found, 503 31st Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663. (View map.)
Join us for a R.O.A.R. social to connect with members.

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AN EVENING WITH KENNA FLORIE

CO-FOUNDER OF BEEK FOOTWEAR
Thursday, October 26, 2017. 5:00 – 7:30 PM PDT
Newport Beach Country Club 1 Clubhouse Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660

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