Level the Playing Field

Creating Both Equal and Successful Workplaces

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 12:30pm
in the Performing Arts Building

International Women's Day


Many women experience a playing field at work that is anything but level. Gender equality is a long way off at most US Companies.  While close to 52% of professional jobs are held by women, it’s estimated that women won’t achieve leadership equality until 2085. Yes, 2085! On March 8, International Women’s Day, our OC LIVE event will feature speakers sharing successful tools for navigating work in unequal environments. This event will also discuss the gifts and abilities that both women and men bring to create more equal, effective, and successful workplaces.

Gretchen Hydo

Two motivating and distinct speakers will share their experiences successfully working in male dominated industries. One will add a discussion about the challenges of socio-economic status, race, and (dis)ability in college and the workplace, and the other is a life coach and will discuss successful tools for women and men.

Gretchen Hydo

Considered by many to be one of Los Angeles’ top coaches, Gretchen Hydo is a certified Life and Business Coach, keynote speaker, nationally syndicated advice columnist, and thought leader. Specializing in business, life, executive productivity, and relationship coaching she helps people from all walks of life ready to make significant and substantial changes. Through her insight and ability to ask challenging questions, coupled with a defined process and purpose, she is able to uncover a clear path to achieving the kinds of goals that result in a better everyday experience overall. Gretchen has spent the past ten years working, hands-on, with individual clients, name brands, and notable companies, providing entrepreneurial tools, public relations acumen, and real-world practical advice to produce unprecedented results. She has an extensive background in PR, marketing, and business strategy. She is a go-to expert for the press and is frequently featured in A-list publications such as Fast Company and the Chicago Tribune. She is also an instructor with the Life Purpose Institute and specializes in training life coaches. 

Angel Slimocosky

Dynamic and results-focused in Sales and Marketing, Angel Slimocosky is a Business Development Executive who combines strategic vision and

Angel Slimocosky
innovative concepts. Angel's strengths are in relationship-building coupled with strong business acumen. Angel has worked within the Entertainment Industry for the past 20 years. Throughout this journey, she has been able to  grow and develop her skills in negotiation and consensus building.  Angel  biggest accomplishment was being able to complete both her Bachelors and Masters Degree at Pepperdine University  all while working full-time as a Music Licensing Executive for Universal Music Publishing, Killer Tracks. She is has been in her current position at Universal Music for the past 7 years.