Soapbox Women is a self sustaining, independent collective committed to empowering, protecting and promoting women in the entertainment, creative advertising, and marketing industries.

"Soapbox Women was born six years ago out of my desperate desire for community among the women in my industry. I was working at the junior level on a very tough team in an even tougher corporate environment. I needed guidance from the women around me who so clearly seemed to have it 'all figured out.'

 

After an evening spent celebrating the year’s most brilliant work created by the most brilliant minds in entertainment marketing (an event I was only given a ticket to attend because someone higher up on the food chain backed out of going), I was finally presented with the opportunity to meet so many women I had come to know intimately through my career – as colleagues and as people. I immediately felt bonded to these women; it’s an incredibly bonding experience to be with someone who just ‘gets’ how you spend 80% of your time. I was overwhelmed. 

 

Why was there not a place/network already in place for us to connect? Why did it take the promise of an open bar and free parking to motivate me to introduce myself in person? I felt so great – so deeply a part of something – that night. How could I feel that way more often? I woke up the next morning and wrote an email to every woman I had ever worked with explaining how desperate I was for us to connect more and why. I needed help. I needed mentorship. Could one of these women relate to what I’m going through and if so, guide me through it? I hoped so. Could we all come together and build a network and see what happens when powerful women unite? Within five minutes of my hitting send, every single recipient of this email responded with a resounding “YES! And whatever you plan, here are five names who will want in, too.” I was blown away. This was lightning in a bottle. This was the beginning of Soapbox."

 

Jennifer Weg

Soapbox Women Founder

 

WHO WE ARE

MEET THE TEAM

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Lena Ronan

Co-VP Mentorship

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Erika Anaya

Co-VP Programming

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Tiz Simpson

Co-VP Programming

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Ashley Falls

Co-VP Public Relations

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Celia Hubbard Ryan

Co-President

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Ileanna Sawyer

Co- President
 

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Jennifer Weg

Founder & Advisor

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Margaret Hinch

Advisor

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Suzette Edwards

Co-VP Culture & Equity

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Graciela Del Toro

Co-VP Membership

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Kasey Waterman

Co-VP Membership

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Kerianne Lentz

Co-VP Mentorship

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Helen Ahn

Co-VP Public Relations /
Soapbox Women of Color Co-Chair

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Jacky Shu

Soapbox Women
of Color Co-Chair

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Crystal Causey

Soapbox Moms Co-Chair

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Erin Beckner

Soapbox Moms Co-Chair

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Amanda Levin

Advisor

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Daphne Peponides

Advisor

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Jaling Bohannon

VP Finance

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Brionna Simons

Co-VP Culture & Equity

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

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Caroline Cafasso

Culture & Equity Committee

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Vanessa Zarba

Culture & Equity Committee

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Rosie Buada

Culture & Equity Committee

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Kelley Kahlbehn

Finance Committee

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Heidi Strock

Membership Committee

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Jasmine Walker

Membership Committee

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Jen Grey

Membership Committee

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Fee Sandoval

Mentorship Committee

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Allyson Nevil

Mentorship Committee

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Maria Franz

Mentorship Committee

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Elisa Lovine

Programming Committee

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Bridget Paulson

Programming Committee

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Rose Marie Zecua

Programming Committee

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Catherine Goode

Programming Committee

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Meagan Doonan

PR Committee

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Alyssa Donovan

PR Committee

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Kharen Hill

PR Committee

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Sarah Altepeter

Soapbox Moms Committee

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Melissa Hwang

Soapbox Moms Committee

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Kristen Merker

Soapbox Moms Committee

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Maura Duval Griffin

Soapbox Moms Committee

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Jasmin Estrada

Soapbox Moms Committee

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Bridgette Wright

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

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Ileanna Sawyer

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

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Erika Anaya

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

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Suzette Edwards

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

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Alex Bates

Programming Committee