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Theme: Momentum

This event occurred on
May 29, 2015
4:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Los Angeles, California
United States

Gain "Momentum" with movers and makers at #TEDxUCLAWomen.

Calling all those who aren’t afraid to get the ball rolling and keep it going, those who never fake it until they make it, who value innovation, exploration and creativity above all else.

We are bringing the movement to you. Join us for this inaugural alumni TEDx event, and the launch of TEDxUCLAWomen beginning with a conversation on this year's theme, Momentum, with inspiring women who are not afraid to shake things up.

The evening will feature talks from four women that have taken great strides in their professional lives. Follow their trajectories from growing companies from the ground up to facing personal challenges head on and making a lasting impact.

325 Westwood Plaza
UCLA James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, California, 90095
United States
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Ann Wang

Ann Wang is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of socially-conscious start-up Enrou, an online, driven marketplace that aims to create a positive social, financial and sustainable impact on global communities through the power of consumerism. Before her success with Enrou, she and her business partner, Jessica Willison, completed StartUp UCLA’s 10-week summer program for entrepreneurial students and recent graduates. Wang graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in international studies.

Cari Champion

Cari Champion is the host of ESPN2’s First Take, where she shares the debate table with featured commentators Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith and moderates the debate topics while offering her perspective and insight. Prior to joining ESPN, Champion was an anchor and courtside reporter at the Tennis Channel. Additionally, she served as an entertainment/lifestyle reporter doing features for The Insider, Hollywood 411 and Starz Entertainment. Champion graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Jenn Hirsch

Jennifer Hirsch is the founder of Marked Point, a strategic storytelling firm committed to building vibrant, engaged communities to foster early growth for healthcare and wellness-focused organizations. She believes that making small changes—both in business and in life—lead to explosive and exponential growth. Hirsch graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in American literature and business economics and received her M.B.A. from the Wharton School.

Jessica Wilison

Jessica Willison is co-founder and Chief Communications Officer of socially-conscious start-up Enrou, an online marketplace that empowers consumers to purchase from social good brands that advance global community development. In October 2014, she and her business partner Ann Wang ’13 represented Enrou and were named winners of the "$400,000 Pressure Cooker" pitch competition held during the Forbes Under 30 Summit. Willison graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.

Organizing team


  • Ashley Love-Smith
  • Patricia Nguyen