Celebrating Creative Business Leaders

One Day Event

Friday 26 April,
Sunset Marquis Hotel, Los Angeles
Cost: $550 / after April 1, 2024
(inquire for additional discounts)
Includes Breakfast and Lunch.
Attendees cover their own travel and accommodations. Hotel discounts available.


This retreat is for female entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders looking to engage with inspiring speakers and peers, gaining insights into leadership, creativity, and resilience. Expect meaningful conversations and networking in an environment that encourages both professional growth and personal well-being.

• Focused Sessions: Insightful talks and workshops
• Networking:
Connect with like-minded women leaders in a supportive setting.
Rejuvenation: Activities designed for relaxation and reflection, complementing the learning experience.


Joanne Chan
Global CEO, Turner Duckworth

Joanne is CEO of Turner Duckworth, a world-class branding agency with studios in San Francisco, London and New York. Turner Duckworth has designed some of the world’s most valuable brands, including Amazon, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Samsung. Joanne’s first career was in the art world, having worked at the Guggenheim Museum and prestigious art galleries in New York. After deciding on a career shift, Joanne became employee #2 at Turner Duckworth, establishing and growing its design business in the U.S. Over 24 years, Joanne went from managing brand identity and packaging projects, to focusing on new business, operations and finance, leading to the acquisition of Turner Duckworth by Publicis Groupe in 2014. Joanne was appointed global CEO in 2019. Joanne was named in AdAge Leading Women in 2021 and GDUSA People to Watch 2024. She lives in Marin County, where she, her husband and teenage daughter are outnumbered by their four cats

Rita Drucker
Head of Marketing Partnerships, Boom Supersonic

Senior digital content marketing leader and dealmaker. Expert at bridging content with consumer brands, crafting sales narratives, global creative development, 360-program management that drives operational excellence. Relationship driven with strong negotiation, communication & consensus building skills; particularly
effective in cross-functional, heavily matrixed organizations; highly resourceful & scrappy. Leadership style focused on swift decision-making, not afraid to take calculated risks & fail forward.

9:00 am | Continental Breakfast, Check in, Meet and Greet
10:00 am | SPEAKER RITA DRUCKER (20th Century FOX, Yahoo!, Snap)
Rita delves into the pivotal roles of leadership, presentation, and influence in carving out a successful career path, drawing from her rich experience in the corporate world. She offers an honest look at both corporate and personal decision-making processes, revealing how these elements interconnect to shape one’s professional journey. Through her insights, attendees will gain valuable strategies for enhancing their leadership styles, presentation skills, and influence to achieve their career objectives.
11:30 pm | MENTORS PANEL
Our Mentors  will share their personal and corporate gifts, in this roundtable conversation and a glimpse into the person behind the successful business person.
12:30 pm | LUNCH (PROVIDED)
1:30 pm | NOOK SESSION
Meet the speakers, mentors and friends in these more intimate break out groups. Topic will include business management, leadership topics, diversity, and relationships.
2:30 pm | BREAK
3:00 pm | Joanne Chan (Global CEO, Turner Duckworth | AdAge Leading Women | GDUSA People to Watch)
R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Joanne, a global CEO, shares the cornerstone of her success in managing and expanding an international team—earning respect through her processes and gaining trust with her guidance. She reveals the transformative power of reciprocity in leadership, illustrating how giving trust and respect in return has been pivotal. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of how mutual respect and trust can create a thriving, cohesive team across global boundaries.
5:00 pm | ADJOURN
60 minutes on your own or self-organized discussions
6:00 pm | DRINKS - At the HOTEL
7:00 pm | DINNER - WeHo Restaurant
All are invited to join dinner with discussions continue in a private dining room.

Enjoy the day with Speakers, Mentors and Friends.


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