Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

3:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Track IV: The Women's Creativity Workshops Admiralty Room

A Women’s Vision of Wellness: Empowering Lifestyle through Community - From Social Media & Internet to Film and TV

Kate Neligan, Founder/CEO of Synergy TV - a Mindful Media Entertainment company

Tina Hoover, VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences, Scientific Games

Damona Hoffman, Founder, Dates & Mates

Karinna Karsten, Founder/CEO, LOVE TV
Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights

Mariana Danilovic, Managing Director, Hollywood Portfolio, Moderator

identity, social and community formation, and how to use media to engender positive social change. This expanded knowledge guided her towards an interest in building community through television and social media, and led her to serve as VP Social Media & Interactivity at Endemol USA, the largest independent TV production company in the world. There she was responsible for creating and managing Endemol USA's social & mobile gaming/app business, as well as developing opportunities for audiences to engage with Endemol shows and interact with other fans, before, during and after the programs. That position, combined with her avant garde education in Media Psychology, encouraged her to pursue opportunities that utilize television, digital media and gaming to promote positive social change.  She moved on from her Endemol position to serve as VP of Marketing & Customer Development at BrainRush, an educational games startup founded by game industry legend Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese) that is on a mission to make learning as fast, fun and fulfilling as playing a video game. During her two-year tenure at BrainRush, Tina oversaw marketing, user acquisition & retention, and monetization.Tina is currently the VP Marketing & Interactive Experiences on MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB, a groundbreaking cross platform lottery game and TV show from Scientific Games which is generating millions of dollars for social good projects across the country. There she oversees traditional and digital advertising, social media, in-show interactivity, and PR for both the lottery and TV show. Tina has a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley, and resides with her husband and young daughter in Los Angeles, California.


Karinna Karsten is the Founder and CEO of LOVE TV a new digital media entertainment brand that has been called a sister to VICE. Karinna is also the founder of,  an internationally respected relationship expert, media personality, as well as an executive producer of Netflix classic, Sacred Love-Making. She brings credibility and a vast depth of knowledge on the subjects of Love, Sex and Intimacy.


Kate Neligan is a Life and Career Coach & Founder of Synergy TV. Her coaching company, Conscious Rockstar, empowers women and men to create lives that rock. Kate’s specialty is working with corporate groups and individuals in equine coaching; where she partners with horses that serve as mirrors to help people grow in self-awareness. Together, they teach and train people to develop effective communication and leadership skills that lead to success in all areas of life. Kate also has a passion for sharing transformational and uplifting stories which she does through her mindful media entertainment company Synergy TV® ( She has curated hundreds of awe-inspiring short videos that mirror a better world and offers "The Weekly Awe" e-newsletter which uplifts a conscious community of thousands every week. Previously, Kate was the Vice President of Digital Marketing at Lionsgate where she promoted thousands of films and created successful partnerships with iTunes, Comcast, DIRECTV, Xbox and many more. Kate holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica and her personal story on trailblazing can be found in the book “Women Will Save the World” and the upcoming book “The Power of Being a Woman.” Kate is a Huffington Post blogger and a motivational speaker with a TEDx talk entitled “The Pursuit of Perfection.” Receive free coaching tips at


Justine Lassoff, Cofounder, LOVE GOODLY and Cofounder, Tuesdaynights: A graduate of Stanford, Justine Lassoff has a 20 year career in marketing including Vice President at FirstLook, an idealab! startup backed by Kleiner Perkins as well as at MGM Interactive and Virgin Interactive. Justine was the CEO and cofounder of LovingEco, an eco and natural flash sales site for beauty and fashion that was acquired in 2012, twelve months after launching. Taking her experience in the eco and natural space, Justine cofounded LOVE GOODLY, a web and mobile platform for nontoxic, eco and stylish trial boxes and products. The company’s mission is to introduce the best healthy, cruelty free brands, with a portion of each purchase supporting causes such as Fuck Cancer and Farm Sanctuary. Justine is also the cofounder of Tuesdaynights, an invite-only collaborative networking community for women in Los Angeles that is backed by sponsors including Google, Tory Burch and A+E Networks.


Damona Hoffman, Founder, Dates & Mates: Damona Hoffman is a relationship expert, media personality and an early adopter of the online dating scene. The former CBS executive, who previously taught courses for actors focused on auditioning and marketing techniques, successfully led aspiring actors to prolific careers. She then took the lessons of personal branding and making a good first impression to the love realm. Her aim now became guiding people to positive and healthy relationships. Her unconventional strategy in the online dating space has helped many people find their perfect match by marketing themselves in a genuine way and loving as they are. Damona runs, coaches clients privately, in both online and offline dating, and holds regular seminars and mixers. In addition to writing for The Huffington Post, Damona has been featured by, JDate, and Her book Spin Your Web: How to Brand Yourself for Successful Online Dating is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Nook, Vook, and iBooks and has been endorsed by recognized including The Millionaire Matchmaker, The CyberDating Expert, JDate, HurryDate, and more. She holds a B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University, coaching credentials from Master Coach University, and a Graduate Certificate from UCLA.


Mariana Danilovic, CEO, hollywood portfolio:  Ms. Danilovic is the Founder and CEO of hollywood portfolio, an incubator and accelerator that develops and operates entertainment, digital media, and technology companies. Through hollywood portfolio, Ms. Danilovic launched and helped develop several digital media companies, and served as the President, CEO and Director of ultralivetv, serves on the Board of Directors of reframeit (observer), and the Board of Directors of Emerge Digital.   Ms. Danilovic was the EVP Business Development for NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN) and Head of Business Development, Content Aggregation and Programming for MediaZone, broadband video company owned by NASPERS/MIH media conglomerate. She also founded and directed the Digital Media Incubator at KPMG LLP, which developed about two-dozen digital media companies. The companies Ms. Danilovic helped develop received institutional funding from KPCB, Sequoia Capital, Hummer-Winblad, Constellation Partners, Softbank, North Star Ventures, HP, and Intel.   Ms. Danilovic headed business development for Peter Guber’s Mandalay Entertainment and was on the management team of the venture fund at Sony Pictures Entertainment, investing in media companies worldwide. Ms. Danilovic also worked for Michael Milken’s Knowledge Exchange and at the Twentieth Century Fox International Television Group. She serves on the Board of Directors of C3, the Arts and Media Node of the Millennium Project, served on the Board of Directors of the Producers’ Guild of America, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.   She previously served on the Board of Directors of Tim Draper’s Zone Club and was a member of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's Digital Coast Roundtable. Mariana earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with a Minor in Biomedical Engineering from University of California, San Diego.

Tina Hoover has spent her career working as a storyteller and community builder in the media fields of gaming, broadcast television, interactive television, social applications, digital media and advertising. In 2008, she decided to expand her experience and knowledge into helping others in more philanthropic areas of media and social good. While working in the entertainment industry, she pursued a Master of Arts degree at Fielding Graduate University in the pioneering field of Media Psychology and Social Change (MPSC).  MPSC is an emerging field of study that focuses on the critical role digital media plays in