Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Women's Leadership and Networking Day Spotlight : Linda LoRe

In her 20-year-career as a CEO of world-renowned brands, Linda LoRe is recognized as one of the top brand strategists in the world. Her extensive experience includes building consumer companies from the ground up, revitalizing storied brands, and breathing new life into consumer favorites. She has been a prominent leader in some of the country’s most successful corporations, including Avon Products, Proctor & Gamble, May Corporation (now Macy’s), Giorgio Beverly Hills, and Frederick’s of Hollywood. She is presently the CEO for InJoy Global, a company devoted to turning the workplace back into an engaged and profitable place of business.

Ms. LoRe became President and CEO of Frederick’s of Hollywood in August 1999, and immediately revitalized and re-launched the iconic Frederick’s brand. Soon after her arrival, she oversaw Frederick’s reorganization and brand turn-around, securing the company’s strongest growth period in more than 10 years. Prior to joining Frederick’s, she was President and CEO of Giorgio Beverly Hills. Ms. LoRe spent eleven years building Giorgio Beverly Hills into one of the world’s premier luxury brands, with sales exceeding $325 million. She made a name for herself in the world of branding when Giorgio successfully launched some of the industry’s top fragrances, including Giorgio, Giorgio Red, Wings, and Hugo by Hugo Boss.
Ms. LoRe serves on the Board of Directors of the Trusteeship of the International Women’s Forum, The Women’s Leadership Board for the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the Board of Advisors for the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Enterprise Institute, and the Executive Woman’s Alliance (EWA). She is also the< founding Board Member of the Youth Mentoring Connection, which serves at-risk youth in Southern California.

Ms. LoRe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 George Award from Pepperdine University, 2009 Visionary Award for Youth Mentoring, 2003 Woman of Accomplishment for B’nai Zion, the 2002 NAWBO Women’s Hall of Fame Award.  In addition, Ms. LoRe is a member of both The Committee 200, an organization comprised of female decision makers for multi-million dollar companies, and the Trusteeship of the International Women’s Forum. Ms. LoRe earned her Presidential MBA from Pepperdine University.

To hear Ms. LoRe and other wonderful accomplished women speak at our Women's Leadership and Networking Day on May 29th, please register at You can also visit our website for more information on the days events.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Women's Leadership and Networking Day


Contact:  Cinthya Martinez


(April 27, 2015) On Friday, May 29, 2015, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will host its 4th Annual Women’s Leadership & Networking Day.  This exciting event will be held at the Pasadena Senior Center, located at 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena CA 91103. This informative day-long workshop highlights women who make a difference in public policy, civil rights, education, health, science, finance, business and marketing, and other fields that impact our community.

Each year we build a network of successful women and celebrate what it means to be a female leader in the workforce and the community. This year we will be celebrating what it means to achieve #LikeAGirlThis year’s special guest speakers will be discussing diverse topics ranging from intellectual property, business development, campaign management, career coaching, brand marketing, and more.

Guest speakers include: Linda LoRe – Co-Founder of Injoy Global; Ana Guerrero – Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti; Azucena Maldonado – Founder of Latina Golfers Association; Nicole Abboud – The GenWhy Lawyers Podcast;Marla Bleavins – CFO & Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles; and Deborah Deras – Principal of Synergy Unlimited. The event also features Susanne Whatley of KPCC 89.3 FM as emcee.

This workshop gives women the opportunity to network, share advice about career fields, and further their personal and professional development through breakout activities, question and answer sessions, and unique presentations about career women. 

“We are excited to have such an amazing group of successful and enthusiastic women participating at the event. The Women’s Leadership & Networking Day welcomes women at all ages and stages of their careers, whether they are students, mid-career, or retirees,” said Jessica Kubel, Associate Director of the YWCA Pasadena.

Tickets for the event are $85. Tickets include breakfast and lunch served by KMR Gourmet Catering, featuring Chef Mario Rivas. The event will run from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, with a networking mixer immediately to follow. Tickets are available for purchase at, or by contacting Cinthya Martinez at 626.296.8433.

Thank you to our committed sponsors: The Gas Company, Bella Sol the Salon, PCL Construction, Law Office of Angeline Chen, New York Life, Ellen's Silkscreening, Massage Envy, Pasadena Magazine, Pasadena Now, and the Pasadena Senior Center.


About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 107 years ago to meet the needs of young women in Pasadena. Its programs address the mission of the national organization, “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information about the YWCA is available at