Kick Up the Commerce in 2013

We are now fully a membership organization. If you are a Broads Circle member, we invite you to come and join us for our winter and spring events.

If you are not a member, it’s easy to join–just buy an event ticket (the one-time annual general membership dues are included in the ticket price). You will then be a General Member going forward and will get member pricing for tickets throughout 2013. General membership is $30 through March 1st, then goes up to $50.

networkingWe welcome back our Bottom Line Broads, women who have attained a position of leadership and have the ablity to drive revenue and grow capital for other Bottom Line Broads (BLB). We invite you to join us for our first of six BLB Kick Up the Commerce networking events on January 31st, hosted by our new Bottom Line Broads President, Katherine Blair, Partner at K&L Gates. Katherine has volunteered to help us plan and hold the six networking events this year. Our goal is to hold these events on the last business day of the month, every odd-numbered month, so save the dates ladies! These networking events will be open to Bottom Line Broads and Executive Broads, and will be hosted by members at their offices.

Our first Executive Broads Crush the Ceiling meeting will be held on February 27th. We’re delighted to welcome Julie MacMedan, Vice President of Investor Relations for Demand Media, as the 2013 Executive Broads President. Executive Broads are women who lead in corporate roles, while Bottom Line Broads are in top-level service provider roles.

Our goal for 2013 is to help you make more money, and get you more power!!!  Let’s roll and shake up Los Angeles/Orange County with our revenue and capital!  The OC events will be announced soon!

To your success,

Darya Allen-Attar
Founder of Broads Circle


What’s on tap for 2013: Power Networking Plus

Power NetworkingJoin us for 5 Bigger and Better
Power Networking Plus Events:

  • February – Women on Corporate Boards
  • May – Women CEOs of HOT Companies
  • July – Women Raising Capital
  • October – Power Players
  • December – Annual Philanthropy Luncheon

Bottom Line Broads


Who is a Bottom Line Broad?

  • She has Bottom Line Responsibility
  • She can be a Business Owner
  • She is a woman in the C-Suite
  • She can be a current or aspiring Corporate Board Member
  • She can be a TOP level Service Provider
  • She is a Woman Leader
  • She can make things happen for other women
  • She wants to collaborate with other women to build our Collective Money and Power!
  • In short, she Drives Revenue and Grows Capital!

Application and approval is required for Bottom Line Broad membership – apply online here.

What you get for your membership:

  • Post-cocktail event private dinners to build relationships with other Bottom Line Broads and event panelists
  • Members-only networking events bi-monthly
  • Become part of and contribute to a Broads Pod niche networking group that is industry or role-focused

Join us!!  Let’s keep the conversation going!

Be part of the “in crowd”!

Broads Circle is a MovementKick up the commerce! Join us in driving revenue and growing capital for women!

When you first try something new, like a new dance move, it’s a bit uncomfortable and feels unnatural, but after a while you get the moves down and it becomes second nature.  Like Derek Sivers’ video of the small change required to turn a “lonely nut” into a leader, once you add a follower – and other brave followers join in – it transforms into a movement.  With a movement, you can change the world!  The Broads Circle movement wants to see:

  • More women driving big revenue and growing big capital for each other
  • More women who run big business, and have P&L roles
  • More women on corporate boards
  • The pay gap disappear!

The best way to make a movement, if you really care, is to courageously follow and show others how to follow.

When you find a ‘lone nut’ doing something great, have the guts to be the first person to stand up and join in.  Check out Derek’s video:

A cue ball on a billiard table…

Thomas Troiani
Managing Partner, Craft Strategies, LLC

Billiard BallsBeing a man at a Broads Circle event is like being a cue ball on a billiard table; I simply stand out. Attending the Broads Circle events has been a very unique experience for me. The Broads Circle events have helped me to understand how a woman must feel in a male dominated event or business meeting.

Speaking for myself, I feel uncomfortable, a bit insecure, and vulnerable to the attacking eyes of those who judge. As I stand amongst a sea of women, I know that the backs of my shoes are shined and I am hoping that there are no stains on my shirt from lunch because someone will notice if there is anything out of place. Is this what a woman goes through in a male dominated meeting or event?

With all of this being said, the women that I have met are worth the temporary discomfort. There is always a few brave women who empathize with me and have the bravado to approach me. Someone will come up to me with a kind smile and a glean in her eyes, and start a conversation. I always seem to learn something during our discussion. I have met some very bright, powerful, and kind women at the Broads Circle and always enjoy the experience.

Congrats to finalists for 2012 LABJ Women Making a Difference Awards!

Women Making a Difference

Congratulations to the following Bottom Line Broads who were finalists in this year’s LABJ Women Making a Difference Awards!

Lauren Leichtman, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Lisa Greer Quateman, Polsinelli Shughart LLP

Darya Allen-Attar, Broads Circle

Robbin Itkin, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Click here to view the LABJ Women Making a Difference supplement.

Orange County Chapter Advisory Board Members

We are excited to announce our Orange County Chapter Advisory Board Members:

Carol Geffner, Ph.D.

Carol Geffner, Ph.D.
President, Newpoint Healthcare Advisors, LLC

Lisa Grassi

Lisa Grassi
Director, Grant Thornton, LLP

Kimberly Mounts

Kimberly Mounts
Founding Partner and CEO
MAP Alternative Asset Management Company

Meg O'Toole

Meg O’Toole
President and COO, Dynamic Healthcare Systems

Palmer, Pamela

Pamela Palmer
Partner, Securities Litigation and Corporate Governance
Latham & Watkins, LLP

Carol Schaner

Carol Schaner
Partner,  Gordon & Rees LLP


Darya Allen-AttarIn business and in life, it is so important to show your gratitude.  For me, nothing is more important than family and business.  I am very grateful that I have had the opportunity through Broads Circle to bring so many great women together and given them a chance to experience the power that women have to create revenue and power for each other.  I have had the good fortune to provide a platform for women to speak to an audience about their profession and passion, market themselves and create opportunities for revenue and transforming connections.

For me, Broads Circle is an exercise in passion, and I have invested significant time and significant personal funds in building this group.  These things don’t happen for free or without the investment of time.  But I have been fortunate that my message and passionate focus on revenue and power for women found a willing audience and passionate comrades like the Broads Circle Advisory Board, who have helped me so much in building this group. As many of you know, I have received some good PR lately thanks to Broads Circle Advisory Board member Tracy Williams, CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications.

I want to thank the Advisory Board for their support!  Ladies, I could not have done it without the generous contributions of your Time and Money!  Continue reading

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