2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

"It's such a joy helping other women find meaningful connections to further their career in media and entertainment."

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Julie Kertes
Co-President

Hot Diggity Media

 "I want to support women and make a difference today, and by coming together with like-minded individuals, I know our efforts can have a lasting impact."

Annette Covarrubias
Co-President

CBS Television - CBS2/KCAL9

"For me it's important to empower women in the industry and help them make meaningful connections to further their career."

Tina Rubin
Director At Large

Universal Music Group

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"It's a joy to find fellowship and meet accomplished women in the field. Helping others navigate the industry is so rewarding."

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Poopak Mozaffari
Treasurer

Formerly KIRN 670 AM Radio

"AWM So Cal is all about inventing the future of women in media and entertainment and I'm 100% on board with fulfilling that objective through our networking, educational programs and mentoring events. Great to be working with a team of exceptionally talented women."

Monica Matulich
PR Director

PRHollywood

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"Networking and making meaningful connections that can open doors for women in media & entertainment is something AWM excels in and I am grateful to be able to share my experiences and skills with the team."

Victoria Renee Plummer
Director At Large

Recording Artist/Actress

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"Now more than ever it's important for women to have a voice and a seat at the table. Marketing the events and telling AWM SoCal's   

story of empowering women is an important way for me to share my gifts with the organization while reaching others with our message."

Karen Trachtenberg
Director of Marketing

B. Riley Wealth Management

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"It's a pleasure to work shoulder to shoulder with like-minded women who are making an impact in media." 

Kripa Susan Koshy
Director At Large

Current MBA-MFA in Film and TV Producing Candidate, Former Executive Producer/Showrunner at a Digital Broadcast Network

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"I was thrilled to bring comedian Jay Leno in as a presenter for Betty White's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Geniis. Working with industry trailblazers. Priceless."

Kim Spence Dickey
Executive Director At Large

Producer, HM

Board Advisor, Digital Hollywood

Voting Member, Film Independent

Judge, Gracie Awards

"I love working with our community partners to develop events that further AWM's mission supporting programming for, by and about women."

Cindy Ledermann
Director of Programming
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