Diamonds Unleashed Women in Sports Panel, Dallas TexasDIAMONDS UNLEASHED and our ambassadors are hosting a series of Salon events nationwide to spread our mission. The DIAMONDS UNLEASHED Salon Series is designed to shine a bright spotlight on the issues and solutions surrounding women’s empowerment today. In cities across the country, and then globally, DIAMONDS UNLEASHED gathers current and future leaders in key industries to explore how to identify, nurture, support and celebrate emerging talent and have a positive impact on the community. Each salon focuses on how we can disrupt the status quo and find new and more meaningful ways to design the future.

The salons feature inspiring speakers and the audience is comprised of influential women who work in – or are fascinated by – a particular issue or industry. Host committees ensure that the audience is well targeted, engaged and can share the messages through their own community. There is ample time for questions and conversation. In each instance, the focus will be on strengthening networks, knowledge and commitment to action.




September 22, 2016
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Topic: Pivoting into your Passion
Panelists: Regina Sculley, OSCAR nominated Executive Producer and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker; Jana Fleishman, EVP Roc Nation; Eleni Gianopilous, Founder & Owner of Eleni’s Cookies and Sarah Gore Reeves, Fashion Directory & Stylist, Vogue Mexico & Latin America



February 10, 2016
Perez Art Museum Miami
Host: Darlene Perez and Kara Ross
Topic: Hispanic Women Disrupting Arts and Culture
Panelists: Lourdes Lopez, Miami Ballet; Maria Buccellati, Designer and Teresita Fernandez, Artist;
Moderator: Lisa Petrillo of CBS Miami

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March 15, 2016
The Rachofsky House
Host: Cindy Rachofsky, Dallas Philanthropist
Topic: Women In Sports: Disrupting the Rules of the Game
Panelists: Charlotte Jones Anderson, EVP Dallas Cowboys; Donna Orender, Former WNBA President and Player, and Skylar Diggans, WNBA All-Star and player for the Dallas Wings
Moderator: Deborah Slaner Larkin, CEO Womens Sports Foundation

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Washington, DC:

March 31, 2016
Fisher Colloquium; Rafik B Hariri Building, Georgetown University
Topic: Women Disrupting Business As Usual
Panelists: Julie Katzman, EVP of Inter-American Development Bank; Sheila Johnson, Co-Founder, Salamander Hotels/BET; Shelly Porges, Managing Director Reservoir Q Global LLC; Catherine Reynolds, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur; Jenny Abramson, Founder & Managing Partner Rethink Impact
Moderator: Melanne Verveer, Executive Director at Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

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San Francisco:

Monday, April 4, 2016 – The Battery, San Francisco
Host – Fran Hauser, Rothenberg Ventures
Topic: Women Pioneers in Virtual Reality
Panelists: Amber Roy, VR Software Engineer, AltspaceVR; Jazmin Cano, Virtual Reality Artist at High Fidelity; Sophia Dominguez, Entrepreneur in Residence at Rothenberg Ventures; Anna Sweet, Head Developer of Strategy, Oculus
Moderator: Adamora Udoji, Award winning National Journalist & Chief Storyteller, Rothenberg Ventures

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