The inaugural Women’s Choice Award Conversations event, hosted on November 28, 2018 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, was attended by 200+ female founders, experts, creatives, and emerging talent from all fields, including fashion, entertainment, tech, media, and art.

Moderated by producer Wendy Sweetmore, our panel of women leaders shared experience and insight on creating new spaces and opportunities for women in their industry. We also honored an emerging star and youth leader.


PANEL 1 | THE NEW COMMUNITY & GIRL CULT CURRENCY
EMILY BEST Founder/CEO of SEED & SPARK @ebestinthewest
SARAH BAHBAH Photographer / Director, Founder of POSSY AGENCY @sarahbahbah
LAUREN STEINBERG Founder of QUEEN V, Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2019 @lostein

PANEL 2 | POP-CULTURE FACTOR — WOMEN IN ENTERTAINMENT
AMANDA CREW Actress (SILICON VALLEY), Body Positivity Advocate, PROJECT HEAL @amandacrew
ERIN LIM TV Personality / Host, E! NEWS @erinlimofficial
JANIE BRYANT Costume Designer (MAD MEN, DEADWOOD, THE ROMANOFFS), Creative Director, JXB @janiebryant
MONIQUE COLEMAN Actress, Producer, and Global Youth Advocate @_moniquecoleman


”OUR FUTURE” SPEAKER
NIAMANI KNIGHT
Youth Leader, Founder of S.T.R.E.A.M. KIDS EXPO @niamaniknight


The night also featured live performances and music.

EMERYLD @lilemeryld
EZI
@ezi
DJ BELLA FIASCO @djbellafiasco

Guests enjoyed cocktails and bites, gifts, and a silent charity auction to benefit The Be Rare Foundation, dedicated to funding the next generation of female entrepreneurs.