Crowd Surf co-founders, Cassie Petrey and Jade Driver, in conjunction with co-founder of Los Angeles Women in Blockchain, Veronica Reynolds, hosted their first women in tech & entertainment dinner called Lady Shot Callers. The inaugural collaboration took place at Neighbour restaurant on April 5, 2018 in Venice, CA. This event brought together an incredible group of women who shared their passions, stories and creative minds.
In attendance were powerhouse women from Maverick, SB Projects, Epic Records, GIPHY, Patriot Management, Musical.ly, Epitaph and ANTI-Records, Vertical Mass and El Rey Network including: Sheila Hozhabri, Maverick; Jessica Severn, Ava Coleman, Nicole Sylva, Jackie Augustus, Libby DeLeon, SB Projects; Andrea Wagner, Wallis Millar-Blanchaer, Samantha Scharff, Stephanie Weber, GIPHY; Megan Healy, Patriot Management; Lisa Kasha, Epic Records; Tiffany Matloob, Musical.ly; Veronica Reynolds; Hope Selevan, Epitaph / Anti- Records; Rebecca Sirmons, El Rey Network; Masooma Ali, Vertical Mass; Poe Decatur, artist; Shree Pandya; Cassie Petrey, Jade Driver, Tomara Petty, Nina Kolb, Crowd Surf.
When Petrey was featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list, she was the only business woman in her class to receive the honor. She knew that changes had to be made in order for the 30 and 40 under lists and power 100 lists to reflect equal numbers of female executives. With this goal in mind she set out to create an avenue for change and to bring women together.
“We have to recognize that there is a problem, bring awareness to it, and lift up our female executive peers to make a change,” says Petrey. “It can’t just be presumed that time and culture will do the work and that women are going to get equal opportunity to succeed in this business. This is why we’re absolutely stoked to be launching the ‘Lady Shot Callers’ event. We believe by women coming together and getting to know each other, we all have the potential to launch great projects or the next big thing.”
ABOUT CROWD SURF:
Always seeking innovative ways to create organic, meaningful connections between artists and their fans, Crowd Surf was formed in 2007 by Cassie Petrey and Jade Driver. The company has offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York and provides specialized marketing services to some of the biggest names in music and entertainment including Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, Max & Harvey, the #1 Musical.ly stars in the UK with nearly 6 million socials followers and more. For more information visit crowdsurf.net.
ABOUT VERONICA REYNOLDS:
Veronica Reynolds is a second-year student at UCLA School of Law where she researches legal issues arising around Blockchain technology. She is co-founder of Los Angeles Women in Blockchain, and a founding member of Blockchain at UCLA. Prior to law school she worked as the Director of Digital Marketing at Epitaph and ANTI- Records. She received an undergraduate degree in Media Studies in 2013 from the University of California, Berkeley.