December 20, 2019
I’m thrilled to announce the official 2020 Be Fearless Summit schedule. Over the past months my team has helped craft a lineup of inspirational and confident individuals who will be sharing their stories at Berkeley on April 1, 2020. We went through a lot of submissions from many of you and chose the individuals whom we thought aligned with the mission of this summit and Berkeley’s demographic, which is heavily focused on VC and startup culture. 
I encourage you to check out the schedule below and become familiar with some of the names joining us. See you in April! #BeFearlessSummit


 8:30—9:15 AM

Welcome! Pick up a swag bag, grab some coffee, snag a seat and get ready for an amazing day.

 9:20—10 AM 

How to Be Fearless: A Welcome from Alexa Curtis

Blogger, entrepreneur and Be Fearless Summit founder Alexa Curtis shares her story of rejection, resilience and overcoming obstacles to fearlessly build a multi-faceted brand based on honesty and empowerment. Get ready to get inspired as Alexa shines a light on what it really means to #hustle—then introduces the Be Fearless Summit’s line-up of all-star speakers.

 10—11:00 AM

Morning Keynote: Lauren Gorski- Talent Acquisition for Lucasfilm

Lauren helps in supporting the recruiters and recruiting efforts for Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm Animation, Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound, and ILMxLAB. Before Lucasfilm, she worked as a production and office coordinator for different independent studios and as an intern-turned-assistant at ABC Network. Besides the entertainment industry, she has experience in nonprofit management, content marketing, and publishing. She has a Master’s in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, with emphasis in Stage & Screen, and is currently a playwright-in-residence with Playground-SF. Lauren is passionate about community-building and serves on the Editorial Board of Exposition Review, a multi-genre literary journal, and on the National Board of Directors for Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE), a mentorship program that pairs college women with at-risk middle school girls.

moderated by Kelly Kaufman, VP of Praytell Agency

11—12:00 PM

How to Crush It in Corporate (and Beyond):
An All-Star Executive Panel Gets Real about the Real World  

In this dynamic and rapid-fire discussion panel, moderator Kelly Kaufman will ask the experts for actionable advice on how to ace an interview, what *actually* matters to hiring managers, the truth about landing a “dream job” and more exclusive insights from C-suite executives at incredibly cool companies.

Panelists include…

Brendan Rogers — Wag Co-Founder

Anum Hussain — Anum Hussain is a recovering journalist turned product marketer. Co-founder of Acciyo, a browser tool that uses machine learning to give you automatic context on any news story as you read the article. Find her on Twitter @anum or Instagram @anumaunty.

Jawhara Tariq— Jawhara has a background in LP investing, operations, and statistical analysis. Prior to joining Moonshots Capital, she created the investment mandate for a family office, helped to scale a venture development firm, and consulted with a fund of funds investing in underrepresented fund managers.

More speakers TBA.


12-12:50 PM

 Sips and Snacks by Super Duper Burgers

 Enjoy a catered lunch courtesy of local burger chain Super Duper Burgers! Plus: Stop by a financial pop-up to talk money matters with a financial expert. At the Berkeley University pop-up, the assistant director of undergrad admissions will be available to answer questions about college and post-grad life.

Plus, the first 20 to RSVP will get their headshot taken by Elisa Cicinelli. RSVP required. 


1-2:00 PM

 Option 1: Mindful Matters

Successful CEOs, experts and activists in the wellness industry get honest with Be Fearless Summit founder Alexa Curtis about the importance of prioritizing mental health, advances in the space and the reality of running a social-media based business rooted in this rapidly-growing sector.

Panelists include…

Brandon Christensen — Modern Therapy

Laura Cliff — Mental Health Advocate

Alexa Curtis  — CEO of Life Unfiltered

Daniella Mohazab — Happy Pill

Devon Kardel – Student and Mental Health Advocate

 Option 2: PRETTY SMART with Danielle Robay

2-3:00 PM:

Option 1: The Hour of Power: Women Shaping the World

Women rule the world, but you already know that. In this unfiltered convo, meet a select group of badass women entrepreneur’s who are changing the world with their platforms. Moderated by Daniella Robay.

 Panelists include…

Brittney Bennet- Be Bronze Studio

Mindie Barnett – MB & Associates

Maya French – KOIA

Option 2: Leadership & Life Hacks with Alyssa Rapp

3-4:00 PM

 Option 1: Influencers Who Actually Influence

 Panelists TBA

Option 2: Turning Your Passion in to your Career Success

Mindie Barnett, CEO of MB & Associates and Rachel Doyle, CEO of Glamour Gals team up for this fireside discussion. Learn how to turn your service into career success with both founders.


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