AEG's ASCSC Foundation, National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME) and Women Helping Women in Entertainment Host Seventh Annual Women in Entertainment Luncheon Virtually
On Friday, July 31, 2020, more than 250 female executives from the sports and entertainment industries attended the seventh annual Women in Entertainment Luncheon (Film, TV, Music, Sports, and Fashion), presented by Coca Cola, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers and City National Bank.
The virtual event featured remarks and a panel discussion on the critical issues facing the sports and entertainment industries as they navigate the pandemic. The event was hosted by AEG’s ASCSC Foundation, National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Inc. (NABFEME Los Angeles) and Women Helping Women in Entertainment.
“While the pandemic has put a hold on the sports and entertainment industries, we believe it is important for women to come together to discuss relevant topics and the challenges they are facing,” said Tamala Lewis, Women in Entertainment Luncheon Founder and AEG’s Dignity Health Sports Park Center Community Affairs and Foundation Senior Director. “It is also essential that we continue to stay connected to our community and support one another during this stressful time.”
Opening session remarks were given by Dan Beckerman, President and CEO, AEG. Throughout the event attendees heard remarks from Katie Pandolfo, General Manager, Dignity Health Sports Park, Tamala Lewis, Naomi Rodriguez, senior director external affairs and community relations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Kiesha Nix, executive director of the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation.
The panel discussion was moderated by Pat Shields, VP of Marketing for Black Dot, LLC, and included Alana Mayo, Head of Production and Development, Outlier Society; Hallie Yavitch, Vice President Staples Center & Microsoft Theater; Christine Devine, award- winning anchor for KTTV’s Fox 11 News; and Dani Nagel, Owner & Designer, Dazey LA.
The event also recognized Susan Burton, the Founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, with the 2020 Inspiration Award.
ABOUT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK
Dignity Health Sports Park is southern California’s home of world-class competition and training facilities for amateur, Olympic, collegiate and professional athletes. Managed by AEG Facilities, the $150 million, privately financed facility was developed by AEG on a 125-acre site on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in Carson, California. Dignity Health Sports Park features an 8,000-seat tennis stadium, a 27,167-seat stadium for soccer, football and other athletic competitions and outdoor concerts; a 2,000-seat facility for track & field and a 2,450-seat indoor Velodrome – the VELO Sports Center – for track cycling. Dignity Health Sports Park is home to Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy, the five-time MLS Cup Champions. Dignity Health Sports Park is also home of the Los Angeles Chargers, United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) High Performance Training Center, the national team training headquarters for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and EXOS, an international training center for elite and professional athletes. For additional information, please visit http://www.dignityhealthsportspark.com.
ABOUT THE ASCSC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
ASCSC Community Foundation a 501c(3) organization was established to provide financial and in-kind support for educational, recreational and social service programs which improve the lives of young people in the Greater Southern California region. The foundation has a particular focus on serving the area immediately surrounding Dignity Health Sports Park, located in the City of Carson. The Dignity Health Sports Park staff spends countless hours giving back to our community every year through programs, events, scholarships, and youth ticket donations.