From The Women’s Career Accelerator Virtual Event
Co-Hosted by #GALSNGEAR and NAB Amplify
“Networking” is more than connecting on LinkedIn. It is building a support network that allows you to advance your career goals, connect with a community of like-minded professionals, and build relationships for the long term.
This panel will help you discover how to connect your “now” to your future as an industry leader.
- Claudina Lopez, Director, Game Software Partnerships and Development, DELL
- Jen Whelan, Vice President B2B Marketing, Yahoo
- Yvette Whittaker, CCO, Falcon’s Beyond
- Adrena Ifill, CEO and founder of Ifill/DoubleBack Global Group
More Sessions from the Women’s Career Accelerator Virtual Event Co-Hosted by #GALSNGEAR and NAB Amplify
- How I Mapped My Leadership Journey to the Top of the Media/Tech Industry
- Money Matters: Empowering Women Leaders
The Women’s Career Accelerator presented by NAB Show will take place as two connected events April 26, 2022, in Las Vegas. Get ready to take the next step in your desired career journey.
Take time to invest in your career, your network, your brand. Join a community of women across the industry for this deep-dive, one-of-a-kind leadership experience built to amplify your unique leadership skills. Get ready to take the next step in your desired career journey.
Women who own their leadership journey are better equipped to build, lead and inspire high-performing teams that deliver impact. And those who are part of a supportive community are more likely to find a successful and rewarding career path.
Whether you work in Streaming Media, Broadcast, Film & Content Production or Live Events, this full day, hands-on workshop will jump-start your journey. Create your own leadership map and brand, based on your own leadership style, strengths, and goals. Connect with other emerging leaders. Capitalize on areas for further growth.
Shift your mindset and your skill set from a “do-er” to a leader.
Planned Workshop Sessions:
- Create Your Leadership Road Map
- Define Your Leadership Brand
- Build Your Negotiation Skills
- Financial Empowerment
CEO and founder of Ifill/DoubleBack Global Group
Adrena Ifill has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing management, public relations and documentary video production. Her firm has an international portfolio, and specializes in cultural heritage management, event management, educational curriculum development and media production for private corporations, government agencies and non-profit institutions and often focusing on global Black communities and culture. An award-winning filmmaker, Ms. Ifill has written, directed and produced historical films that have screened internationally, and has led a range of media and multi-platform projects with an eye towards historic authenticity and creativity. Recent projects include The National Visionary Leadership Project and its Oral History Archive, with stories and first-hand accounts of American historical events as told by legendary African American leaders, artists and visionaries; work for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; The Howard University South Africa Project; and a film on the African-American Experience in the National Park Service.
A graduate of Williams College, Howard University and George Washington University’s Documentary Center, Ms. Ifill is part of the cohort of AADHum Scholars, a fellowship at the University of Maryland for 2020.
Vice President, B2B Marketing, Yahoo
As Vice President of B2B Marketing at Yahoo, Jen loves telling tech stories without the geek-speak. Jen joined Yahoo in 2020 and brings 23+ years of marketing experience to her role; having led successful growth initiatives in advertising technology at Criteo and Innovid and across global brands such as Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Microsoft and Intel. In addition to B2B marketing, Jen has driven key B2C strategic initiatives and integrated marketing campaigns for Office 365, Windows Phone and T-Mobile flagship devices.
Jen hails from Alaska and earned her degree from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the NYC CMO Breakfast Club, ANA CMO Growth Council and has spoken at Innovate@UCLA and the Stanford’s Continuing Studies program. When Jen isn’t busy driving new initiatives at Yahoo, she cultivates the advancement and professional development of the women within the tech industry. Jen was a 2021 AdColor judge in the “Change Agent” category. Outside of the Yahoo walls, Jen can be found perfecting her downward-facing dog, hitting the slopes, exploring new locales, and shamelessly scraping out the last few bites of Talenti Peanut Butter Fudge gelato.
Claudina N. López
Director, Gaming Software Partnerships & Enablement, DELL
Claudina loves being able to bring gamer’s passions to life, and has been with Alienware, DELL’s gaming division, since 2003. She joined the team prior to the DELL acquisition, and saw the brand grow from a small venture to a growing business inside a Fortune 500 company. Having started as a marketing assistant and evolving into her director role, Claudina has a passion for growing team members and helping them bring their best selves to their career progress.
Born in Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, Claudina holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Florida International University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.
Chief Corporate Officer, Falcon’s Beyond
Yvette Whittaker is the Chief Corporate Officer of Falcon’s Beyond Global, LLC. Her responsibilities include acting as a client liaison, determining the corporate strategy, and helping to maintain the public image. Yvette is also known as a caring and nurturing role model and an accomplished ambassador who inspires the entire Falcon’s Beyond team.
Prior to becoming the CCO, Yvette was the Executive Vice President of Operations for the start-up Falcon’s Creative Group. Working alongside the dynamic husband and wife team of Cecil and Marty Magpuri, Yvette immediately made her mark on the operations side of the business, innately understanding what it would take to guarantee that the small company would not only meet but exceed their own expectations. Yvette also represented the company’s diversity, not only because she was a female leader but because she is a first generation American and came to Falcon’s after a stint as a stay-at-home mom. Because of her background, she has an uncanny ability to juggle multiple challenging projects at once while ensuring that each one receives the same attention, quality, and care that is synonymous with the Falcon’s name.
Yvette’s steady guidance has paved the way for success on dozens of projects that Falcon’s produced during its 21-year history. Four of those earned Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Curse of DarKastle, Dragon’s Treasure™ attraction, and Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall.