January 15, 2020 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST
Advance Registration is Now Closed. Door Registration Available as Space Allows.
The 9th Annual Women in Corporate Growth Luncheon Committee is pleased to announce that our 2020 event will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana.
For the past 8 years, the Women in Corporate Growth of ACG 101 have brought together the top women professionals in Mergers & Acquisitions. We continue this tradition in 2020 with an exciting program featuring Gail Becker, Founder and CEO of CAULIPOWER. CAULIPOWER is a hugely successful food company whose mission to provide affordable healthy alternatives to highly processed foods. Learn more about Gail below!
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As always, the WCG luncheon is a fundraising event. This year's beneficiary will be announced soon!
Need more info? Contact Krista Shue, Chapter Executive, at 818-917-6588 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Gail Becker’s career has spanned the media, politics and business during which she has held executive roles at Warner Bros., Edelman and the US Department of Health & Human Services. But as a mom of two boys with celiac disease, Gail was not happy with what the industry was offering, so she left her job in corporate America to do something about it, launching CAULIPOWER in 2017. In just two years, CAULIPOWER is recognized as the true disruptor of one of grocery’s most stagnant categories and is now the #8 bestselling frozen pizza brand in the United States with availability in over 25,000 stores.
Gail’s philanthropy includes being a Member of the Board of the Friends of Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and a Member of the Board of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She has been recognized for her contributions to business and entrepreneurship, including Woman Business Owner of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners; Trailblazer Working Mother of the Year Honoree from She Runs It; Supplier of the Year – Innovation from Walmart; Woman of the Year – Startup from the BIG Awards for Business; and Entrepreneur/Founder of the Year from Best in Biz.
Gail received a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in political science from UCLA.
Mari-Anne Kehler (Moderator)
Mari-Anne Kehler leads the Firm’s strategy, business development and marketing. She has more than 30 years of experience as a high-impact leader who successfully expands business through action by using core skills of teaming, coaching, strategy development, program execution, measurement and innovation. She has an integrated client-centric and industry approach with experience in professional services, finance, consumer business, entertainment and media.
For her many contributions as a marketing leader, Mari-Anne was named 2019 “Most Influential Marketer” by Los Angeles Business Journal. Additionally, in 2018, Mari-Anne was the winner of the CMO Club’s “CMO Transformation Award” for her demonstrated ability to lead company-wide brand transformation beyond the marketing department.
Prior to joining Green Hasson Janks in 2015, Mari-Anne held sales, marketing and business development leadership roles at top organizations. She served as a national marketing leader for Deloitte Services LP where she held a number of positions on the Marketing and Business Development leadership team, including heading up National Tax marketing, and marketing/business development of the Pacific Southwest region. She was a highly rated trainer of senior-level talent at the globally renowned Deloitte University.
Before joining Deloitte, Mari-Anne led West Coast regional marketing efforts for a division of Nestle. She began her career on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley, and has also held director positions at Bertelsmann Entertainment and Grey Direct, overall gaining insights in various industries including finance, entertainment, media and consumer products.
Mari-Anne’s nonprofit work focuses on organizational problem solving, leadership coaching, capacity building, constituent development, communications and global and grass-roots advocacy.
Mari-Anne has been active in the community in the areas of disability awareness and fundraising and in mentoring families and professionals for almost two decades. Her particular specialty is creating successful transition strategies to optimize the special needs journey into adulthood.
In addition to serving on numerous nonprofit boards supporting children, education and the special needs community, she is also a speaker at universities and conferences on the topic of disabilities: awareness, transition to adulthood and the impact on families. Mari-Anne has been a featured speaker at conferences on topics such as social media and marketing strategy.
Her book Putting the Profit in Nonprofit was a #1 e-book bestseller on Amazon.
Lisa N. Murgia
Regional Sales Leader
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Woodland Hills, CA
Regional Sales Leader
Wells Fargo Commercial Banking