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

Lena Ronan

Co-VP Mentorship

Erika Anaya

Co-VP Programming

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Tiz Simpson

Co-VP Programming

Ashley Falls

Co-VP Public Relations

Celia Hubbard Ryan

Co-President

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

Graciela Del Toro

Co-VP Membership

Kasey Waterman

Co-VP Membership

Kerianne Lentz

Co-VP Mentorship

Helen Ahn

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

Jacky Shu

Soapbox Women
of Color Co-Chair

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Crystal Causey

Soapbox Moms Co-Chair

Erin Beckner

Soapbox Moms Co-Chair

Amanda Levin

Advisor

Daphne Peponides

Advisor

Jaling Bohannon

VP Finance

Brionna Simons

Co-VP Culture & Equity

LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE

Caroline Cafasso

Culture & Equity Committee

Vanessa Zarba

Culture & Equity Committee

Rosie Buada

Culture & Equity Committee

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Kelley Kahlbehn

Finance Committee

Heidi Strock

Membership Committee

Jasmine Walker

Membership Committee

Jen Grey

Membership Committee

Fee Sandoval

Mentorship Committee

Allyson Nevil

Mentorship Committee

Maria Franz

Mentorship Committee

Elisa Lovine

Programming Committee

Bridget Paulson

Programming Committee

Rose Marie Zecua

Programming Committee

Catherine Goode

Programming Committee

Meagan Doonan

PR Committee

Alyssa Donovan

PR Committee

Kharen Hill

PR Committee

Sarah Altepeter

Soapbox Moms Committee

Melissa Hwang

Soapbox Moms Committee

Kristen Merker

Soapbox Moms Committee

Maura Duval Griffin

Soapbox Moms Committee

Jasmin Estrada

Soapbox Moms Committee

Bridgette Wright

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

Ileanna Sawyer

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

Erika Anaya

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

Suzette Edwards

Soapbox Women
of Color Committee

Alex Bates

Programming Committee