AWM SoCal offers a variety of networking, educational and community outreach events throughout the year. 

We hope to see you at an event soon! 

Upcoming Events

    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • CBS Studio Center: 4024 RADFORD AVE., STUDIO CITY, CA 91604
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    Join AWM SoCal for our most popular event - Speed Mentoring on Saturday, June 16th! 

    Focus on Film  

    The event is held on the CBS Radford Lot in Studio City, CA.

    Due to security at CBS, the last day to register is Thursday, June 14th at 9am.

     Speed Mentoring is modeled after the speed-dating concept where industry professionals serve as mentors to give valuable career advice to mentees through 5 minute one-on-one conversations. This setting is ideal for both students and/or professionals who may be established or exploring a career change. It’s all about meeting people, making connections and helping each other. 

    All men and women, ages and career levels are welcome. 

    This event sells out, so be sure to reserve your tickets! 

    Please note: No refunds or exchanges.
    No-shows will be billed. Thank you.


    Gina Cavalier

    Gina Cavalier owns Cavalier Originals, a film, television, publishing, and digital content development company, and is also a writer, author, and producer. Her company focuses on building the community by inclusion, support, and equality, lending itself to a better final product on the screen and on the page. Gina was also recently presented with a 5-book publishing deal for a children's series titled "Thomas Fine and The Mystery School" with her writing partner Jeanette DePatie (aka The Fat Chick). Prior to founding Cavalier Originals, Gina has worked for studios like Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros among others.

    Lucille OuYang

    Manjari Makhijani

    Monica Lopez - Stunt Performer

    Monica Lopez started her career in the stunt industry in 2009, back in her hometown, Puerto Rico.  Shortly after her first job as a stunt performer, she realized that she had found her calling.  In 2012, she moved from Puerto Rico to Los Angeles to build a career in the stunt and film industry.  Since then, she has had the opportunity to work in several films and TV shows like: The Fate of the Furious, Hostiles, Bright, Beatriz at Dinner, Criminal Minds. Lucifer, Fear of the Walking Dead, Teen Wolf, American Horror Story and others.  She also had the opportunity to double great actresses like: Salma Hayek, Gina Rodriguez, Becky G, Elsa Pataky, etc.

    Patricia Kara

    Patricia Kara has been working in the entertainment business for over twenty years as an actress, model, spokesperson and television personality. Her career has included NBC’s Deal or No Deal, Extra, Fox Movie Channel, and People Magazine’s “100 Most Beautiful People.” Most recently, Patricia was a guest host on HSN, she has also released a workout DVD entitled “Fast Fitness”, was featured in the Trace Adkins’ music video “Marry for Money” and launched an on-line blog “Dish with Trish”. She has worked with and represented companies like AT&T, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Disney and Toyota. Including her own instructional series “Secrets to a Successful You”, Patricia has worked as a mentor for young models and actresses, helping to educate them on the entertainment industry and setting the stage for the future of the business.

    Stacey Miller

    Susan McMartin

    Valeria Pouza

Recent Events

23 May 2018 AWM SoCal Co-Sponsors Panel @ Digtial Hollywood Spring
12 Oct 2017 AWM SoCal Celebrates: Scholarship Recipients & Film Winners
11 Oct 2017 AWM SoCal Panel @ Digital Hollywood & Member Meeting/Mixer
29 Apr 2017 Let's Raise Some Dough! PizzaRev Fundraiser
23 Mar 2017 Women Composers: Behind the Scenes and Into Their World
26 Feb 2017 Success in 2017: Mind, Body and Soul
20 Jan 2017 Audience Seat Filler Fundraiser for Alliance for Women In Media SoCal
06 Jan 2017 WICT's Signature Luncheon at CES 2017
03 Dec 2016 Join AWM SoCal's Group & Volunteer at the LA Food Bank
19 Nov 2016 Speed Mentoring: Publishing
20 Oct 2016 Annual Membership Meeting at Digital Hollywood Fall
13 Oct 2016 AWM SoCal and SAG-AFTRA present: Anatomy of a Television Show
27 Sep 2016 Student Recruitment & Outreach Mixer
24 Aug 2016 Annual Membership Meeting & Mixer at El Torito Grill
04 Jun 2016 Speed Mentoring: Digital Media
05 May 2016 57th Annual Genii Awards
04 May 2016 Save the Date: AWM SoCal at Digital Hollywood Spring 2016
08 Mar 2016 Semi-Annual Membership Meeting & Mixer at House of Macau
20 Feb 2016 Register Here for Speed Mentoring
09 Dec 2015 A Holiday Event with the Satellite Sisters
05 Dec 2015 Media Day at the LA Food Bank Hosted by KTLA's Wendy Burch
12 Nov 2015 Suffragette Screening and Q&A with the Director and Screenwriter
07 Nov 2015 Career Agility at the GRAMMY Museum L.A. Live
05 Nov 2015 ArcLight Cinema's Women in Entertainment Summit
21 Oct 2015 Annual Membership Meeting at Digital Hollywood Fall
14 Oct 2015 Special Offer: Entertainment Merchants Association's Digital Media Pipeline Conference
15 Sep 2015 An Evening at Lakeside Cafe
09 Jun 2015 Join us at The District By Hannah An
03 May 2015 Speed Mentoring at CBS Radford
28 Apr 2015 Chicks, Flicks & Fun at the Skirball Cultural Center
06 Apr 2015 AWM SoCal Membership Meeting/Mixer at The District
21 Jan 2015 New Year Mixer at Glow Skincare
10 Dec 2014 Digital Family Reunion
03 Dec 2014 Holiday Industry Mixer & Silent Auction
09 Nov 2014 Join AWM SoCal Run for Her Team
29 Oct 2014 AWM SoCal Halloween Mixer
25 Oct 2014 Marketing, Social Media & Sponsorships Committee Meeting
25 Oct 2014 CANCELED: Elevate! Women, Craft Beer, and Wine Festival
22 Oct 2014 Networking Event at Digital Hollywood
21 Oct 2014 Digital Hollywood Fall: Women's Summit
07 Oct 2014 Duets for ALS
04 Oct 2014 Marketing Committee Meeting
04 Oct 2014 Sponsorship Committee Meeting
27 Sep 2014 Student Relations and Scholarship Committee Meeting
21 Sep 2014 A special screening of Kelly & Cal starring Academy Award Nominee Juliette Lewis
13 Sep 2014 Beat MS Dance Walk
27 Aug 2014 Annual membership meeting and networking event
26 Jul 2014 Media Day at the LA Food Bank, Co-Hosted by Pat Harvey, CBS2 Anchor - CBS2 / KCAL9
23 Jul 2014 An Evening with Arianna Huffington
08 Jun 2014 Membership Committee Meeting
03 Jun 2014 AWM SoCal Meet-up
19 May 2014 The California Women's Conference
06 May 2014 Speed Mentoring at Digital Hollywood
06 May 2014 Digital Hollywood, Breakfast event: "Adapting in a Digital Landscape"
27 Apr 2014 May Committee Meetings
24 Apr 2014 Digital Advertising - Where are we now, where are we going?
07 Apr 2014 No Host - Happy Hour at NAB
22 Mar 2014 Speed Mentoring

Since 1956, Alliance for Women in Media’s Southern California Affiliate has been presenting its highest honor, the Genii Award (pronounced "Jeannie"), at an annual Gala. The award, in the name of Affiliate Founder, Jeanne Gray McDonald, acknowledges the notable achievements of excellence by women in media and entertainment.  

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*Formerly American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California Chapter
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