Nikita Gupta is the CTO and co-founder of Symba, an all-in-one digital platform that helps organizations streamline the management of their talent development programs, specifically targeting internships and apprenticeships. The female-founded tech startup is based in San Francisco and aims to power more than one million job opportunities in the next five years.
Lauren Parrish Walker is the chief creative officer at Rachel Zoe Inc. and founder of West Hollywood’s ParrishLA, a single-category sweater collection made with pure love and dedication to family. “It is all about surrounding yourself with soft, yummy yarns that make you feel great.”
Stephen Power is the general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, which is found in the prestigious Nob Hill neighborhood overlooking the San Francisco Bay and city skyline. The luxe resort, in fact, is the city’s only AAA Five Diamond hotel.
Walter Nunez is the executive chef at The Rex Seaside Steakhouse, a brand-new restaurant in Los Angeles’s South Bay. There, Nunez executes a modern Californian take on classic steakhouse favorites and embodies coastal lifestyle.
William Becker is the newly named vice president of Food and Beverage at Graton Resort & Casino in Sonoma. He oversees all food, beverage and restaurant facilities at the 65-acre resort.
Melissa Johnson is creator, writer and founder of Miss Havisham’s Curiosities, where collectors and antique lovers can find her “wicked little teacups.” Her wares can also be found at various pop-ups around Los Angeles and at The Mystic Museum in Burbank.
Braden Bishop is a professional athlete with the San Francisco Giants organization and philanthropist. Bishop, alongside his brother Hunter, founded 4MOM, a nonprofit that raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, after their mother, Suzy, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2014.
As the host of “My Fair Wedding,” Los Angeles’ illustrious David Tutera has become a household name. He is a beloved celebrity event and wedding planner (he has put together the likes of award show parties, events for royalty and much more) with more than 30 years of experience under his belt.
Los Angeles-based artist, author and business owner, Real Weng, has released her first book, The Peaceful Protectors: Coloring Collection. Weng is the founder of Lilireal Studio Art, where she handcrafts and designs 100 percent of her work.
Andre Hudson is the head of design for INDI EV, a Los Angeles-based company that specializes in the next generation of electric vehicles. The company recently launched “a labor of love,” says Hudson, the INDI ONE, a gaming-inspired five-passenger family crossover.