Hear from superstar women at the top of their professions and connect with like-minded peers at UJA Professional Women’s kickoff event, Smart Women. Smart Conversations. Innovations & Innovators. Come curious. Leave inspired.
This hybrid (in-person and virtual) event kicks off with a panel discussion featuring our extraordinary lineup of professional women leaders. Afterward, you'll break into interactive sessions with the panelist of your choice.
Zoom guests will be able to view the panel discussion virtually, and then stay on for a virtual breakout session to continue the conversation.
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Panel Discussion
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Breakout sessions
7:30 - 8:00 pm: Reception
At this event, masks are strongly encouraged in addition to following standard UJA policy, which requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Please bring proof of your Covid-19 vaccination to the event. This event will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.
Meredith Gertler shapes the HBO Max portfolio and develops overall content and programming strategies for HBO Max and all HBO and Cinemax streaming and on-demand platforms and linear networks. She has been with HBO for nearly 20 years, first as a member of HBO Home Entertainment’s marketing team. Meredith serves on Jewish Foundation for Education of Women's board and on UJA's Content Council.
Abby Miller Levy has spent her career helping businesses grow as an operator, entrepreneur, and advisor, most notably in the wellness sector. Prior to Primetime Partners, she was an executive at SoulCycle Inc., overseeing business development and revenue growth outside the consumer studio business. Abby also teamed with Arianna Huffington to launch Thrive Global, an emerging leader in employer well-being solutions.
Caryn Seidman-Becker cofounded CLEAR, a secure identity platform, with Ken Cornick in 2010, bringing her vision to build a safer, more secure world to live, work, and play come to life. Today, CLEAR has five million members and is available at 60+ U.S. airports, stadiums, and other locations nationwide. Prior to CLEAR, Caryn and Ken started Arience Capital, a +$1 billion value-oriented asset management firm.
Adrianne Shapira leads Eurazeo Brands' North America effort, an investment division focused on high-growth consumer and retail brands. She has spent over 20 years in finance and operating roles, including CFO at David Yurman and managing director at Goldman Sachs. Adrianne currently serves on several boards, including Kohl’s Department Stores and the not-for-profit organization, Youth INC.
Marisa Polin, Geula Solomon
Dani Amirian, Erica Berman, Stephanie Epstein, Dana Leshem, Debbie Lusman, Shira Nadel, Lauren Wagner, Stefanie Wisotsky, Samantha Yablon, Dana Zeller
Chair, Cynthia Wolff
Vice Chairs, Marnie Black, Marge Magner, Jayme Meisel, Jaime Stern
Chair, Laurie Girsky
Vice Chairs, Staci Barber, Ellen Grossman, Joy Zelin