March 13, 2019 | Annenberg Community Beach House

Save the Date for #BRAnetwork’s 4th annual Women on the Rise luncheon, a celebration of BRA members who are kicking butt with their businesses on March 12, 2020.

BRA spends all year supporting women, but this one special day is reserved for the big party. (Not like I need an excuse to throw a party.)

Every March, in honor of Women’s History Month, BRA selects three women who are either trailblazers and have paved the way for other women, or who are up-and-comers successfully following in their footsteps.

The award categories include: Visionary Woman of the Year, Empowerment Leader Award, and Woman on the Rise. These are the three pillars of BRA, and each honoree must have clearly put these concepts into action. 

SAVE MY SEAT for Women on the Rise 2020!

Name *


pHOTO cREDIT: Ashley Streff, @ashleystreff

pHOTO cREDIT: Ashley Streff, @ashleystreff

Jen Proctor is the CEO and founder of the full-service talent consulting firm, Cultivated Entertainment. She is responsible for bringing talent, news makers and tastemakers to various platforms like TV, digital, live, brands and events. Cultivated’s clients span both coasts of the US and overseas, as well. Jen approaches every aspect of her life and business with compassion and attributes her success to incredible relationships and trust.


Visionary Woman of the Year

This award recognizes a businesswoman who, through her entrepreneurial success, has woven social impact strategy for the betterment of a marginalized population.

Empowerment Leader*

This award recognizes a woman who is a positive leader among her entrepreneurial peers. She embodies and implements BRA’s mission of fostering collaboration over competition.

Woman on the Rise*

This award honors a BRA member on the cusp of taking her business to a higher level because of the opportunities provided to her by being a part of BRA.


To qualify for this award, a nominee must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a member of Business Relationship Alliance.

  2. Embodies the core values of the BRA Network:

      • Attended webinars, workshops or panels led by of facilitated by other members.

      • Purchasing of products or hiring of services of other BRA members,

      • Recommended the BRA Network to fellow female entrepreneurs.

      • Inspires others with her energy, support and optimistic vision as she embarks on building her own successful business model.


*Empowerment Woman of the Year and Woman on the Rise recipients nominated by BRA’s founding committee.


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Saren Stiegel is an advocate for human potential. She’s on a mission to make sure every woman and girl has the resources to access her world-changing potential and lead the way for her community. Retired attorney and Founder of The Glow Effect, a social enterprise for impact leadership development - she spends her days working with rising leaders using their brilliance for good, speaking on world change and creating culture-shifting content. Saren and her company serve individuals who want to cultivate meaningful work as well as innovative organizations who want to develop impactful leaders for the good of their local and global communities.

Baily Hancock Collaboration Consultant


Baily Hancock is a Collaboration Consultant, Speaker, and Podcast Host who helps entrepreneurs gain credibility through collaboration and grow their business with partnerships. A natural-born connector and professional friend-maker, Baily has spent her life expanding and nurturing her network, priding herself on being only a few degrees of separation from just about anyone (including Kevin Bacon.) Through her 1:1 consulting, group programs, podcast, and speaking gigs, Baily teaches people to collaborate with their community to achieve their goals. A self-described, "Type-A with a dash of woo", she provides entrepreneurs with the practical tools they need to succeed in business and empowers them with the motivation they need to feel inspired doing it.

Rachael Parker-Chavez of Defining: good

WOMAN ON THE RISE Award Recipient

Rachael Parker-Chavez is a Social Impact Strategist and founder of Defining: good, where she helps passionate people generate positive impact through business. Rachael works with business owners to create purpose-filled brands, engaging initiatives and authentic nonprofit partnerships; both one-on-one and through speaking engagements and digital resources. Before launching DG, she spent six years in corporate social responsibility bridging the gap between the corporate sector and nonprofit organizations and learning how business can be a powerful force for social good. Rachael is an aspiring optimist, foster youth advocate and relentless coffee drinker who you can usually find in L.A., wearing a statement tee and hanging out with her husband and three furry kids.

The Leaders of Innovation, Media and Technology Award

Dr. Erin Fall Haskell - Dr. Erin is a Doctor of Divinity and a self-made millionaire. Forbes featured her as one of their “11 Most Inspirational Female Entrepreneurs To Follow On Instagram.” Dr. Erin is the CEO, producer, and host of Good Morning LaLa Land - America's first live-streaming daily talk show focusing on good news, inspiration, and positivity. Dr. Erin is also the founder of Soulciété with the mission to be the #1 Spiritual Leaders community in the world committed to enlightenment, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. 

Robert Mack - Rob is an ivy-league-educated Celebrity Happiness Coach, Positive Psychology Expert (UPenn), Published Author (Happiness from the Inside Out), and TV Host/Personality (OWN & E!).  In addition to hosting and producing “Good Morning LaLa Land,” Robert is a featured on-camera business coach and consulting producer for “Mind Your Business” on the OWN Network and a Celebrity Love Coach for “Famously Single” on E!

Jezlan Moyet - Jezlan is an entertainment + lifestyle television host based in Los Angeles. Recently, she partnered with Focus TV Network to Co-Create, Produce, and Host America’s fist live streaming daily talk show, as seen on Apple TV + ROKU – Good Morning LaLa Land. Her purpose and passion is to create and tell unforgettable stories that entertain, empower, and inspire, with the hope to ignite a positive change in the world.


Photographer: BRA Member, Bree McCool of Bree McCool Photography


Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generosity and contributions that helped make this event possible in 2019!


As part of BRA’s commitment to women’s empowerment, we’ve partnered with Dress for Success Worldwide - West again in support of their efforts to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. This worthy organization receives all the proceeds from our Women on the Rise event each year.

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From left to right: Kathy Schuh, 2018 Woman on the Rise. Carrie MurRay, founder of BRA. Elena Vasilevsky, 2018 Visionary Woman of the Year,. Toni Purry, 2018 Empowerment Leader. Xochitl Hernandez, Director of OUR BENEFICIARY,   Dress for Success . Catherine, a Dress for Success Alumni.

From left to right: Kathy Schuh, 2018 Woman on the Rise. Carrie MurRay, founder of BRA. Elena Vasilevsky, 2018 Visionary Woman of the Year,. Toni Purry, 2018 Empowerment Leader. Xochitl Hernandez, Director of OUR BENEFICIARY, Dress for Success. Catherine, a Dress for Success Alumni.

What do you do when you have a wardrobe malfunction at an important event, but the show must go on? You find the MacGyver of your tribe and pull yourself together in less than 90 seconds, that's what!