Soho Works x Startup Grind West LA & Hollywood host “HERstories” highlighting women in Tech & Entertainment in honor of International Women’s Day featuring Startup Grind's Jameela Jackson, in Conversation with an accomplished panel of influential female executives from TikTok, Serena Ventures, REBEL, Checkmate Crypto, and more, about how they created their own seats at the table.
Live stream access for Soho House members; Cocktails & bites provided for in-person guests.
***Proof of vaccination & RSVP required for entry***
**GUEST LIST ONLY - LIMITED SPACE**
Head of Diversity & Inclusion Communications
Chief of Staff
SHAVONE. BIO (short form - general): SHAVONE. is a multi-hyphenate creative and force in music, fashion and tech. She’s known across industries as a renaissance woman who continues to disrupt the norm as a classically-trained musician, model and change-maker in tech, named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Marketing & Advertising list. SHAVONE. is dedicated to disruptive thinking, supporting women in creative fields and amplifying the stories of underrepresented voices. Whether it’s SHAVONE.’s influence in fashion or her pursuit to break the mold as a millennial who’s trailblazing a new path for future generations of women in tech and entertainment, SHAVONE. is disrupting industries as a champion of creativity and inclusion. Her influence in fashion, tech and music have been profiled in outlets like Billboard, Coveteur, DAZED, Complex UK, Hypebeast, PAPER, ELLE, and EBONY, noting her history-making moves as the first African-American woman and trailblazer to create roles held at both Twitter and Instagram. SHAVONE. also currently heads up Diversity & Inclusion Communications Communications at TikTok out of Los Angeles. As a tastemaker and founder of her own creative agency Magic In Her Melanin, SHAVONE. has collaborated with top brands across industries, ranging from Nike to Google, Spotify, Dapper Dan, Twitter and Instagram.
Miami born and raised, Adriana is the Vice President at REBEL where she manages Lil Nas X, and previously Miley Cyrus for close to a decade, as well as a music consultant. Adriana is a web3 enthusiast and an artist advocate. Prior to being on the business side of entertainment, she was a full time musician, having been awarded a singing scholarship to one of the top global music schools, Berklee college of Music. She is on the board of Forbes Magazine 30U30 where she has been honored for her contributions in music.
Prior to joining Serena Ventures, Olivia launched her first startup, SevenSkin Beauty, a skincare company that combines science with technology and education.
Her success led her to venture capital, where her interests include women’s health, retail, and child development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Family, Youth & Community Science from the University of Florida.
Lisa Yu is a crypto and tech investor, executive coach, and champion of people. She is a venture capitalist, seasoned entrepreneur, and advisor to startups.
She is a partner at Checkmate Crypto, investing in blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, DAOs, dApps, the metaverse, and all things Web3.
She lives in Los Angeles, California where she enjoys coaching entrepreneurs, launching products, beach hopping, experimental baking, rock climbing, DJing, and speaking at global events.
Bonafide Media Co. | Startup Grind
Founder + CEO | Director, SUG Hollywood
Jameela Jackson is a bustling entrepreneur and media personality building community at the intersection of the tech & entertainment industries. The Los Angeles native grew up in Pasadena and balances life as a single parent and an accomplished PR & Brand strategist, speaker/moderator, and tech community leader.
Jameela has led the Hollywood chapter of Startup Grind for almost 5 years, working to bridge the gap between local entertainment and technology startup communities as well as provide resources for both the industry's aspiring entrepreneurs and creatives. As Director of the Hollywood chapter, she also moderates the chapter's monthly fireside chats, which features the business world’s most prominent thought-leaders, influencers and innovators. Prior to that, Jameela led a successful PR career in the entertainment industry–she has managed high-profile Publicity & Marketing campaigns and events for iconic brands like Disney, FOX, Sony, Toyota and more, as well as private events for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Russell Simmons and more. Earlier on, she worked in the music industry and as a personal assistant for singer/songwriter Robin Thicke and actress Paula Patton.
Chapter DirectorView Profile