The Digital Hollywood Experience

The Digital Hollywood Experience


Tania Yuki is the founder and CEO of Shareablee, a leading provider of social content analytics for business. She has spent most of her career in digital marketing, measurement and analytics, and was recently honored with several awards including, the SmartCEO Brava Award, Cynopsis Media Top Women in Digital Award, Direct Marketing News and Multichannel News 40 Under 40, L’Oréal Women in Digital Next Generation Award, and by Advertising Age as a 2015 Media Maven and 2016 40 Under 40. Tania began her career as a media and internet attorney, specializing in digital rights management, IP and film financing. After moving to the US from Australia she was seduced by digital and went on to run an online video content network as head of acquisitions and branding and has also led product management for comScore's Video Metrix, the world's leading online video ratings service. Tania is also the founder of wimlink, an organization that holds regular events and seminars promoting entrepreneurship, leadership and the professional development of women.'


Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach: Jeanne Wolf has built her reputation as one of Hollywood’s most respected journalists by delivering in-depth and headline-making reporting on all aspects of show business. Her specialty has been incisive one-on-ones with a truly amazing A-list of famous faces on TV, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, and radio. Wolf honed her skills on Entertainment Tonight and is currently the West Coast Editor of The Saturday Evening Post. She is also an in-demand media coach for performers, executives, and athletes. See for more info. You can see Jeanne Wolf talking to stars on her YouTube channel, “Jeanne Wolfs Hollywood” or follow her on Twitter @jeannewolf.


Kendra-Bracken Ferguson, founder, The BrainTrust: Kendra is the epitome of the power of women entrepreneurs and has been one of the pioneers of the social media business we've come to know. Kendra was one of the first to navigate the digital space and she has been at the forefront of the social evolution for over 15 years. Prior to creating The BrainTrust, she had the foresight to co-found Digital Brand Architects growing the agency into the go-to firm for influencer management. Previous to stepping into her role as an entrepreneur, Kendra led companies like Ralph Lauren, Fleishman-Hillard, AT&T, Tommy Hilfiger and P&G to launch global social media practices and initiatives with a focus on high profile global fashion, consumer packaged goods and technology. Kendra has been recognized as one of the twenty-eight most influential African American women in Essence Magazine and Mobile Marketer's "Mobile Women to Watch." In 2013, she was awarded by Purdue University College of Liberal Arts with the prestigious Emerging Voice Award. Kendra is also a devoted wife and mother with standing yoga appointments all of over Los Angeles. She's well-rounded and her energy is captivating. Audiences will be inspired and impressed with her credentials and accomplishments. In addition to all that she's done, Kendra is launching The BrainTrust content studio as well as other digital marketing business models that will continue her legacy of disrupting the status quo.


Valerie Alexander is a speaker, author, entrepreneur and filmmaker. She works with women who need to crack the glass ceiling and companies that want to demolish it. She tours the country speaking on the topics of "Happiness in the Workplace" and "Advancement for Women." As a screenwriter, Valerie has worked with Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ice Cube, and Barry Sonnenfeld, and as a filmmaker, she's made more than 50 films, commercials and PSAs, most notably, the anti-bullying short film, Ballpark Bullies, and the groundbreaking ad, Say I Do, in support of marriage equality. Her books include: Happiness as a Second Language, Success as a Second Language, and How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains"). She owns the trademark, " a Second Language" for self-help and personal growth titles, is the publisher of Parenting as a Second Language by Elisabeth Stitt, with five more Second Language titles in the pipeline.  Prior to screenwriting, Valerie was a corporate securities lawyer, an investment banker, and the Vice President of Business Development for two new media start-ups. Valerie has degrees from Trinity University, U.C., Berkeley, and a Certification in the Science of Happiness from Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Valerie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, writer/producer Rick Alexander, and their ill-mannered German Shepherd, Pepper.


Cameron Kashani (call her Cam) builds startup communities and ecosystems around the world in order to promote world peace and innovation. She spreads the message of Peace in the form of Power. She works with technology innovators, founders, and startups to accelerate their success. She believes in the Human Element in life and in business, and her vision is a global economy that thrives on a “WE” dynamic. She's worked with 4000+ Entrepreneurs and 650+ supports. A Pioneer of Silicon Beach and referred to as the Godmother, she previously cofounded the first coworking space in Los Angeles for technology startups and entrepreneurs in 2010, Coloft. Over the course of her four years involved, Coloft spawned over 1400 alumni, home to the early days of Uber LA, Instacart, Fullscreen and so many more. Today, she's a single mom to twin boys, an Expert Speaker with the US State Department in a program that's proven to ward off extremism, and 3x founder that just launched her third venture to help fulfill on her vision called CoAccel, the Human Accelerator, bringing the concept of Startup Accelerators to a new level,​ directing energy and focus around the most important piece of the puzzle: The Human, Yourself. You are the ultimate product.


Cupid Hayes is Vice President of Business Development for MCMG (Missing Channel Media Group), a media distribution company in satellite, cable, linear and mobile. In her role, she leads strategy, brand development, partnerships and international expansion. Cupid Hayes is a successful and well respected entertainment and technology entrepreneur and activist who has spent over a decade defining and redefining how content is created, distributed, and monetized. She advocates for the rights and protections of media creatives and currently serves on the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Board of Directors. As an awardwinning commercial casting director, her clients have included LEGO, Procter & Gamble, Western Union, and Famous Footwear. Cupid also directs clients on multi-platform strategy, the execution of branded content, and upfront activations. A dedicated media disruptor and proud graduate of Columbia College Chicago, Cupid Hayes is a frequent speaker on media monetization and the influence of technology as a tool for diversity and empowerment.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

10:45 AM - Noon

Track II: Haas Conference Center - Room 171

Living the Life: Women Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle Innovators and Disrupters

Kendra-Bracken Ferguson, founder, The BrainTrust

Valerie Alexander, author, How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having "Female Brains")

Cam Kashani, Godmother of Silicon Beach

Karinna Karsten, CEO, Love TV

Tania Yuki, CEO, Shareablee

Jeanne Wolf, Award-Winning Journalist and Media Coach

Lissy L’Amoreaux, Head of Digital, Ignition

Cupid Hayes, V.P. Business Development, MCMG | Communications, Distribution, Moderator


Karinna Karsten is the Founder and CEO of LOVE TV a new digital media entertainment brand that has been called a sister to VICE. Karinna is also the founder of,  an internationally respected relationship expert, media personality, as well as an executive producer of Netflix classic, Sacred Love-Making. She brings credibility and a vast depth of knowledge on the subjects of Love, Sex and Intimacy.