Ardice Farrow is a spirited, risk taker and a successful executive and entrepreneur.

As a former Executive Producer and Creative Consultant Ardice was the imaginative mind and business leader behind many ground breaking products and programs for media and tech companies such as Apple, Disney, LucasArts and Warner Bros.

She also served as the Director of Technology for publishers like McGraw-Hill and Thomson Learning where she was responsible for major software and internet initiatives, supervising multi-million dollar budgets and developers across the globe.

In addition, Ardice has been a keynote speaker for a number of women’s organizations and events including Barclays Bank, Women in Technology, Ewomen Network, NAFE and more. And she has also created and co-produced a best selling book – Wake Up Women featuring over 40 women entrepreneurs and executives. In 2012, Ardice “retired on purpose” and moved to Cambodia to work for a major non-profit developing empowerment programs for young students and impoverished women in some of the worst slum areas of the capital city.

During this time, Ardice saw for herself that the key to ending the generational poverty” that trapped these women and children was “Trade instead of Aid”. Committed to providing training and jobs Ardice left her position at the non-profit to launch “Net Effects Traders”.

As a result of her work with women and children, Ardice has been awarded President Obama’s Call to Service Award and in 2015 she received the Presidents’ Life Time Achievement Award for Service.


Melissa Scott has served as an executive within the Olympic Games movement for 20 years. During her tenure, she sought to equal the playing field for all women – regardless of nationality or background. As a result, she founded Beafor, a digital and athletic apparel brand for women who dress modestly whether for cultural, religious, or traditional reasons. She holds a patent for a hijab that has a user-experience built in so modern hijab wearers can utilize digital technology more conveniently. Melissa’s designs for Beafor serve women in the athletic, technical, security, educational, and medical fields.

Melissa was born deaf and can lip read in English, Spanish, and Japanese. She founded the Hear to There cycling century that raised money for the USA Deaf Cycling Team for the World Deaf Games. Melissa lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.


Los Angeles, Saturday, February 23, 2019
presented by 360 Karma Productions
with NAWBO CA (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the City of West Hollywood
Held at the Palisades Room on the Prestigious UCLA Campus
9am-4pm – Networking, Speakers, Panel and Competition
After-Party 5-7pm, Kimpton La Peer Hotel Rooftop

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Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018

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