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11/8 -11/9 Women’s Forum Mexico 2017
Unleash Your Leadership
Mexico City, Mexico

5/6/17 Woodbury University
Presenting the commencement address to class of 2017
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

4/30 YPO-WPO Women’s Conference: Leaning In 2016
What It Means to Be a ‘Visionary Woman’
Loews Hotel Santa Monica
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

4/27-28/16 Women’s Forum Mexico
Details coming soon.

4/19/16 Toronto Book Signing
This event is private.

4/6/16 Austin Book Signing
Hosted by Neiman Marcus and Suzanne Booth
Details coming soon.

3/17/16 Pepperdine University’s “Celebrate Women’s Wisdom: Life Journeys”
Keynote Speaker & Book Signing Event: “Global Perspectives on Women’s Leadership”
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Plenary Session
Location: Bunker Hill
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3/9/16 The Montgomery Summit – Book Signing
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
1133 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA  90403, United States
9:30 AM

2/28/16 AIAW Women’s Conference
Author panel participant
Details coming soon.

2/18/16 Miami Book Signing
Details coming soon.

2/10/16 University Women
Women’s Lunch & Learn
Details coming soon.

2/3/16 Book Signing Cocktail at Private Residence
6-8 PM

2/2/16 Book Signing Event in New York
This event is private.
6-8 PM

2/2/16 Book Signing Event in Long Island
This event is private.
9-11 AM

1/20/16 Book Signing Event Hosted by Neiman Marcus

12/18/15  KLCS-TV Interview
Between the Lines
1061 W. Temple St.
L.A., CA 90012
12:30 PM Arrival
1:00 PM Taping

12/10/15 Web Event & Phone Interview
Moxie Exchange
9:00 AM

12/3/16 Art Basel Miami
Panel Discussion “Visionary Women in the Arts” and Book Signing
Conversation with Shirin Neshat (Artist)
Ximena Caminos (Faena Art, Chair & Faena Group, Artistic Director)
3201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
6 PM Reception
6:30 PM Conversation

11/19/15 Angeleno Spousal Event
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
Private Event

11/18/15 Interview with Charmaine, Founder of

11/17/15 Book Launch & Signing 
Standford University at Stanford Bookstore
6 PM
517 Lausen Mall.
(The closest parking to the store will be at the Tressider Parking Lot)
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11/11/15 South Coast Plaza Book Signing at Assouline 
Hosted by The Segerstorm Family
6 – 8 PM

11/10/15  “A Conversation with Rabbi Guzik” and Book Signing
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Event at private residence.
For more information, please contact Rebeka Small:

11/8/15 San Diego Jewish Book Fair
Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
Speaking Engagement begins at 12:00 PM
858.362.1348 (box office)

10/16/15 Maison ASSOULINE Book Launch London
Hosted by Martine and Prosper Assouline, Shirely Elghanian and Leila Heller
Maison Assouline
196A Piccadilly
St. James, London
5:30-7:30 pm

10/7/15 Private Book Signing Cocktail Reception
Beverly Park
5:00 -7:00 PM

10/6/15 Private Book Launch and Signing Party
Beverly Hills
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

9/29/15 Women in Business Seminar
California State University Northridge
Keynote Speaker
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

9/17/15 Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
11th Edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting
Cocktail reception and panel discussion
“How to Accelerate Women’s Economic Growth”
with Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Kim Azzarelli and Rosario Perez
Moderated by Angella Nazarian
6:00 – 8:00 pm
French Institute Alliance Francaise – Skyroom
22 East 60th Street
New York
Private Event.

9/8/15 KIRN 670am Radio Studios

5/29/15 Brentwood Culmination
Keynote Speaker
Brentwood School Campus
100 S. Barrington Place
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Private Event

4/30/15 – 5/3/15 YPO-WPO Women’s Conference: Lean In
SLS Las Vegas
2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Private Event

4/2/15 Assouline Book Signing
Details coming soon.

3/26/15 – 2015 Persian American Women’s Conference
Kron Convocation Hall – UCLA Anderson School of Business
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

1/21/15 YPO-Quebec
Montreal Retreat
Details coming soon.

1/15/15 Jewish Women’s Theatre Presents “Saffron & Rosewater”
7:30 PM
Sinai Temple Los Angeles
Performance includes excerpts from “Life as a Visitor”

12/11/14 Pars Equality Center
Four Seasons San Jose
Private Event

11/17/14 YPO-WPO International Women’s Forum Retreat
Next Edge: Life Transitions Workshop
Terranea Resort
9:00 am Session begins
1:00 pm Hosted Lunch
Private Event

11/12/14 Women’s Lunch & Learn of University Women
Women in Leadership
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
12:20 pm Session begins
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr.
Bel Air, CA 90077

11/2/14 IAWA Conference
Angella Nazarian will be moderating a panel.
Beverly Hilton Hotel
More info coming soon.

10/2/14 Hadassah Workshop
Dealing with the Changes and Transitions in Our Lives
10:00 am – 12 pm, Private Residence
Private Event.

6/5/14 “The Women’s Eye Radio” 
Radio Interview with Stacey Gualandi 

6/3/14 “The Dr. Laura Ciel Show”
Radio Interview with Dr. Laura Ciel 12 noon PST

5/1/14 Miami YPO-WPO International Conference for Women: Lean In 
Lean In to Your Empowerment
5:30 – 6:30pm
Private Event

2/25/14  2042 Global Leadership Conference (GLC)
Presented by WPO/YPO
JW Marriott Hotel
900 West Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
“Self Empowerment and Being A Successful Leader in One’s Own Life”
Angella presents at  9:15 am
Private Event

2/21/14 YPO
Private Speaking Engagement

11/23/13 92nd St. Y Presents “Saffron & Rosewater”
Performed by Jewish Women’s Theatre
Featuring the writing of Angella Nazarian
Kaufman Concert Hall
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11/12/13 WIZO Miami, Florida
Keynote Speaker
Private Event

10/27/13 Iranian American Women’s Conference
New York
Speaking Engagement
Marriott Marquis, NYC, NY
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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10/23 – 10/24/13 World Business Forum 2013 Mexico
ExpoBancomer, Mexico DF
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10/8/13 Sinai Temple Sisterhood
“Developing the Leader Within”
10400 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
*Angella speaks at 12:30

6/1/13 The Archer School for Girls
2013 Commencement Ceremony
11725 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
10:30 am
Private Event

4/15/13 Stephen S. Wise Temple
Speaking Engagement & Book Signing
“Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World”
Center for Jewish Life Speaker Series
7:30pm in Plotkin Chapel
This event is open to the public.
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4/14/13 Human in the Making Foundation
Event Theme:”The Art of Governance in Today’s Sophisticated
World Politics”
Seminar: “The Critical Role of Women in the Development of an Effective,
Peaceful & Global Leadership Model”
Newport Beach Community Center
6401 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Coast, CA 92657
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Public Event
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3/10/13  Persian American Women’s Conference
Speaking Engagement
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
UCLA Fowler Museum
308 Charles E. Young Dr.
N. Los Angeles, CA 90024
Parking UCLA Lot 4
Event is Free to the Public. Limited Capacity.
RSVP and confirmation required by March 8th 

3/7/13 USC Women’s Conference “Celebrate Your Story, Create Your Legacy”
USC University Park Campus
Bovard Auditorium
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Angella will be sharing insights from her life story
as a part of the “Living Your Legacy Speakers Series”
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3/6/13 University of Southern California
Speaking Engagement, Book Reception & Signing
“Visionary Women: Inspirations from Artists, Icons and Activists”
Visions & Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative
This event is open to the public. Admission is free.
Reservations are required. Please click the link below.
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2/21/13 The Help Group
Teddy Bear Tea
11 am – 1 pm
Montage Beverly Hills
Private Event
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11/29/12 – Fowler Museum UCLA
Jewish Women’s Theater presents
Saffron and Rosewater
Excerpt of Angella’s first book Life as a Visitor is played out on the stage
This event is open to the public.
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11/15/2012 – Wilshire Boulevard Temple Irmas Campus
11661 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
6:45 pm – 9:00 pm (lecture begins at 7:30 pm)
Private Event

11/1/12 – Milken Institute
Moderating Panel with Jill Iscol and Young Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship
4:30 pm
Milken Institute
1250 4th St #2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Private Event

10/18/12 County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Presents
Women’s Leadership Legacy Conference: “The Journey”
Pasadena Convention Center
Private Event

10/2/12, 6:00 PM – Rice University School of Humanities
Lecture/Lecture Series
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
6:30 – 8:30 pm
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas
This event is free and open to the public.
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9/23/12 – Iranian American Women’s Leadership Conference
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Participating in Author’s Panel
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614
This event is open to the public.
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9/21/12 – The Zimmer Children’s Museum and Women’s Leadership Council Present
“A Conversation with Angella Nazarian”
Keynote Speaker & Book Signing
10:00 am – 11:30 am
SLS Hotel Garden Room and Terrace
465 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
This event is open to the public. Non-members $36

9/20/12 – AON Presents: 2012 Women in Risk Management Celebration
Keynote Speaker
Annenberg Community Beach House
Private Event.

9/6/12 – Leadership Circle for Jewish Community Foundation
Speaking Engagement
Private Event.

9/4/12 – Iranian American Chamber of Commerce
Speaking Engagement
“What are the Qualities of Visionary Leadership?”
6:00 pm
Olympic Collection
11301 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
This event is open to the public.

8/15/12 – Book Signing
Presented By Price Arana
Private Reception

5/22/12 Assouline Store at South Coast Plaza

5/1/12 Milken Institute Global Conference – Los Angeles
Panel: A Conversation With Visionary Women Philanthropists
Book Signing: Angella Nazarian, “Pioneers of the Possible: 20 Visionary Women of the World”
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4/30/12 Milken Institute Global Conference – Los Angeles
Panel: A Conversation With Visionary Women Entrepreneurs
Book Signing: Angella Nazarian, “Pioneers of the Possible: 20 Visionary Women of the World”
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4/15/12 Stephen S. Wise Temple Speaking & Booksigning
7:30 pm
Plotkin Chapel
15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive
Los Angeles, California 90077

3/14/12 GUCCI sponsored book event “PIONEERS OF THE POSSIBLE: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World”

3/7/12 “PIONEERS OF THE POSSIBLE: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World”
New York Book Launch
Hosted by Tory Burch and Dawn Ostroff at
TORY BURCH Flagship Store – Madison Avenue

3/6/12 “PIONEERS OF THE POSSIBLE: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World”
New York Book Launch
Leila Heller Gallery

2/29/12 “PIONEERS OF THE POSSIBLE: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World”
Los Angeles Book Launch
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

2/4/12 Brentwood School
Young Women’s Conference 2012 “It’s Our Turn”
Brentwood School Campus

10/23/11 “Pathways to Success” Iranian Women’s Leadership Conference
Costa Mesa Hilton

5/11 PAIAA Leadership Retreat

10/3/2010 UCI Conference with Jordan Center

Past Events

Speaking Engagements

JCC in Manhattan

92nd St. Y Speaking Engagement with Shirin Neshat

YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Speaker for Bel Air Spouses Chapter

Keynote speaker at the Women’s Philanthropy group of Portland Jewish Federation

The International Lions of Judah Conference in New Orleans

Speaker for Florida, Washington D.C. & Los Angeles Jewish Federations

Beverly Hills Public Library–introduction by Sidney Poitier

Andrea Grossman of Writers Bloc & Temple Emmanuel

Literary Affairs in conjunction with LACMA

UC Irvine – Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture

UCLA Hillel

Harry Ransom Center – University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Speaker at Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Stephen S. Wise Temple

Tycher Library Dallas

San Diego Jewish Book Fair

WIZO Los Angeles

Women Temple of Israel

Lore & Eric F. Ross Jewish Community Center

Lons at the Hermosa

BJE Jewish Community Library

Events & Book Signings

Elliott Bay Book Company

Books & Books

Book signing hosted by Katrin Yaghoubi Sosnick & Marc Karimzadeh

Book signing hosted by Jon & Lili Bosse

Book signing hosted by Fred & Nadine Rosen

Book signing hosted by Burt Fields & Barbara Guggenheim

Book signing hosted by Ari & Rebecka Beldegrun

Book signing hosted by Nazee & Joe Moinian

Potential for greatness both personal and professional.

Angella Nazarian

My  training in psychology and years in facilitating womens’ workshops lead me to write the best selling book ‘Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World.’ I believe there’s a visionary leader in every one of us.

Would you like to understand what sets the world’s most visionary leaders apart from the rest? What patterns and mindsets impact our lives both personally and professionally? For further information on upcoming events and media please email Piera Klein:



How Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

In a world that wants immediate answers to problems and the shortest route to a destination, we have forgotten the art of making room for discovery and happenstance along the way. The shortest distance between two points isn’t necessarily the best or safest route. Oftentimes, our objectives are often loosely described and frequently have elements that are not just compatible. Moreover, we often operate in complex systems that we can understand only imperfectly. Therefore, making decisions in an oversimplified manner may hinder our progress to a greater degree than expected.  

The “Oblique” approach– as coined by John Kay– is one in which the practice of incremental modifications of concepts and the process of adaption can yield the best long tern results, whether in one’s overall perception of happiness, career success, or business effectiveness.

Research has shown that “Living well, building great businesses, pushing frontiers of a discipline are large, complex problems, best handled by successive decision making and exploration.”

This seminar focuses on case studies of those who chartered more oblique approaches to their lives and business, and achieved great successes, and how we can too.

Transitions and Our Evolving Identity

On average, we will have six to seven career changes throughout our lifetime. What is it that brings about such great change? The answer is found when we examine our ever-evolving identity. The shifting of priorities at different stages creates movement and openness to new experiences and ways of living. Case studies indicate that the most successful people are in tune with their needs and are better equipped to navigate the terrain of lifestyle changes. These individuals find that they are able to experience these changes in meaningful and affirming ways. This seminar focuses on case studies of truly remarkable entrepreneurs and leaders and the skill sets they used in creating positive change for and leading a successful lives.

Tap into your strengths: utilizing your competitive advantage

This seminar focuses on the competitive advantages gained from aligning our actions with our true passions for enhanced creativity and long-lasting results. Studies show that “people who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times as likely to report having an excellent quality of life in general.” – Strength Finder 2.0 By embracing our strengths, we are able to tap into our unlimited potential.

Breakthrough To Your Full Potential

No limitations or excuses. Multiple studies including McKinsey’s “Women Matter” reveal that when women are included in leadership roles companies make better decisions, and in the realm of public policy studies reveal there is less corruption.The world now acknowledges the benefits of having women in leadership roles.

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Cultivating the Leader Within—Creating Break-out Opportunities in Work and Personal Life

All humans are entrepreneurs. It is not because they start companies but because the will to create in encoded in our human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship. Research shows that the business strategies executed by successful entrepreneurs are similar to the career strategies employed by highly successful individuals. In this seminar we will explore fascinating case studies, engage in thought-provoking dialogue, and learn some of the keys to successful living taught through the lives of extraordinary achievers.

How does our thinking and behaving like an entrepreneur enable us to create breakout opportunities in our work and personal life? Understanding that we are the founders of our own lives, the most important enterprise of all, is a key aspect to unlocking the doors of our future.

Becoming a Visionary Leader: Lessons learned from the 20 of the most successful women of our times. (Based on the best-selling book: Pioneers of the Possible–20 Visionary Women of the World)

What can we learn from the lives of some of the most successful leaders of our times? History proves that success has no gender, race, social class or economic status.  Yet, there are common threads that appear in the lives of successful leaders everywhere. In this seminar Angella reveals the keys to successful leadership uncovered through extensive research and as seen through the life stories of some of the women featured in her best-selling book “Pioneers of the Possible: Celebrating Visionary Women of the World.” Come prepared to ignite the leader within!

Are We There Yet? Debunking the Myths that Hold Us Hostage on the Road to Fulfillment

Life is about choices. However, the process of arriving at our decisions has everything to do with the conclusions we’ve drawn from the information that we rely on. This seminar is focused on debunking some of the common myths that hold us back from life, keeping us from breaking new ground, reaching new heights, and growing into our full potential.

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Ecstasy-Understanding the Psychology of Joy

There is a capacity for great joy that lies dormant within us. Our first step is to try to understand the nature of this fleeting experience called ecstasy. We will then explore ways in which we can incorporate ways of living that allows for the invitation of ecstasy back into our inner world.

A Woman’s Journey to Herself

The goal of this workshop is to create a safe and intimate environment for women to help and mentor each other at all stages of their life. It is through the genuine sharing of needs and experiences and through channeling those needs in positive ways that a woman can feel validated and empowered. This seminar engages us in a personal yet universal journey to the essence of feminine–the unfolding of stories, dreams and visions of women.

Embracing Ourselves-Integrating the Unclaimed Parts of Ourselves

We are made up of many selves, some that are deeply hidden in our consciousness, from ourselves and others. Uncovering all our sides gives us the freedom to become more “whole” and more fully ourselves. In this seminar we will embark on the process of owning and taking responsibility for our shadow qualities, and learn specific tools for embracing our unclaimed selves and discovering its gifts.

The Middle Passage-Meaning in Midlife

Why do so many go through so much disruption in their middle years and what is the meaning of such an experience? This middle passage presents us with an opportunity to reexamine our lives and ask ourselves, “Who am I apart from the roles and the expectations that I have carried with me from the first half of my life?” In this seminar we will have the opportunity to discuss our history and our perceived limitations and find ways to redefine and reorient our sense of selves and to bring more meaning and enthusiasm into our lives.

Creating a Life-Finding your own Individual Path

In this seminar, we will find out about our defenses and the reasons behind our feeling stuck. We will also discuss what are the inevitable sacrifices and payoffs of creating a life that better suits our changing needs. We will also explore the key stories and patterns that we play out in our lives. Perhaps it is time to start recreating a new story and a new plot in our lives.

The Anima and the Animus–Understanding Our Masculine and Feminine Selves

“Men are used to thinking of themselves only as men, and women think of themselves as women, but the psychological facts indicate that every human being is androgynous.” Within us there is a reflection and patterns of a man and a woman, but in different degrees. In this seminar we will explore the basic psychological underpinnings of the female and male principle. We will also relate this study to discover if there are better ways of integrating both these principles into our lives.

Invisible Partners-How the Male and Female in Each of Us Affects our Relationships

We are often attracted to a partner because they carry the unrecognized male or the missing male in ourselves. And the same process is true for men. This has lead to many unusual and often unfortunate consequences, since these processes within us have a very powerful or irritating effect. In this seminar we will discuss how the hidden or unexplored male or female in us is playing out in our significant relationships, and how we could instill a level of awareness into our interactions.

Awakening the Hero Within

We find a model for learning how to live in stories about heroism. The heroic quest is about saying yes to yourself, and in this affirmation, we become more alive and effective in the world. The hero’s journey is about taking the journey to find the treasure of your true self and coming back to share your gifts with others. In this seminar we will explore the basic qualities of a heroic life and character and find ways to reinforce those very characteristics to empower our lives.

Archetypes-the blueprints of human behavior

Our world and our relationships are molded by psychological forces or archetypes. These archetypes are blueprints of basic human drives and qualities that we all share. As a way of understanding the general outline of these archetypes, we will take a closer look at Greek mythology and biblical stories, which are replete with such basic psychological patterns. We will then explore how these archetypes express themselves in us through our daily living and our relationships. These discussions will become a rich source of insight into our own psychological motivations.