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Ellevate Network Orange County Chapter Celebrates Second Anniversary with Special Guest Lisa Stone, Chief Strategy Officer, Ellevest

Connect with the Orange County Local Change Makers and Meet Lisa Stone, the Chief Strategy Officer at Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women.


Ellevate Network, the nation’s leading network for professional women, celebrates the Orange County Chapter’s 2nd Anniversary on February 20th with an intimate fireside chat event featuring Lisa Stone, Chief Strategy Officer of Ellevest.

With more than 40 chapters globally, Ellevate Network provides ambitious professional women with opportunities to connect with one another locally in order to expand their network and develop their skills to be successful at work and life.

Ellevate Network CEO Kristy Wallace said, "I'm continuously amazed by the Ellevate community -- the accomplishments, professional leadership, dedication to excellence, all coupled with a passion for helping other women succeed. I'm surrounded by female role models every day and thankful to the Orange County Chapter, especially the chapter leadership team, for making the Ellevate community stronger."

The anniversary event will be held at the beautiful Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa, California and features Lisa Stone, Chief Strategy Officer of Ellevest, a transformative financial technology company created to help women achieve their financial potential. Previously Lisa was founding CEO of #1 social media publisher for women BlogHer Inc., which she grew to 100+MM unique visitors monthly and $30MM in revenues. She then led a successful M&A with SheKnows Media, creating the leading women’s lifestyle digital media company. Prior to BlogHer, Lisa pioneered the first blog publishing network at American Lawyer Media’s leading industry vertical, She was Vice President, Programming and Editor in Chief at Networks.

Judith Lukomski, Ellevate OC Chapter President and Chief Evolution Officer, Transitions Today Consulting shared, "We're thrilled that Lisa will be joining us to share her compelling story. Our chapter affords OC professional women a diverse and inclusive forum to learn from one another and to develop relationships and skills which support individual goals and equality." Judith will be moderating Wednesday's fireside chat.

Wednesday February 20, 2019 will be an inspiring evening with intentional networking, light refreshments, and door prizes. The chapter is grateful for the support from the local business community. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet high achieving professional Orange County women as well as learn more about Ellevate Network membership and discuss important tips for personal and professional success.

Kerry Corriveau, Chapter Marketing Lead and General Manager at Personnel Concepts, recalled her experience with Ellevate. "I found Ellevate at a time of major transition for me professionally. I was attracted by their stated mission to eliminate the gender wage and achievement gaps, I stayed for the community and support.”

Debra Fitts, Chapter Treasurer and Director, State & Local Government and Public Education at American Express said of the chapter: "Ellevate Orange County hosts compelling events for our members and potential members alike. We’re focused on meeting the needs of our diverse group of professional women, not only from an industry perspective but also from an age and demographic perspective as well. Join us as we Ellevate OC!"

This event will take place on Wednesday, February 20th, from 5:45pm-8:00pm at the Avenue of the Arts Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA. Tickets are $45 for members and $65 for non-members.

To register for this event, click here. For more information about this event contact the Ellevate OC Chapter at To sign up for the Ellevate newsletter to receive invites to local events, click here.

About Ellevate Network
Ellevate Network is a community of women at work committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. We believe that when ambitious women get more opportunity — to have a voice in important conversations, to have a seat at the table where decisions are made, to steer our collective economic power towards that which we care about — it ultimately benefits everyone, and leads to a more equal world. We do this by providing these women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate Network also works with companies committed to gender diversity and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.