Lifelong Learning Women's Forum
A private-invitation event for women, the Lifelong Learning Women's Forum exists to assist women in staying current on events and establishing sound, logical, and innovative positions related to issues that shape our world.
This Forum is held on the second Thursday of each month. One topic is addressed from a scholarly viewpoint, with the majority of sessions being presented by Pepperdine faculty. Each one-hour lecture is followed by a thirty-minute question and answer portion.
Fall Forum 2019
"Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's in Women"
October 10, 2019
David A. Merrill, MD, PhD, Director of the Pacific Brain Health Center; Sarah McEwen, PhD, NSCA-CPT, Director, Research and Programming for the Pacific Brain Health Center; and Verna Porter, MD, Director of Programs for Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and Neurocognitive Disorders at the Brain Health Center
Spring Forum 2019
"Changing the World - Female Social Entrepreneurs"
April 11, 2019
Susan Cotton, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the Board of The Lily Project; Michelle Ellena, Founder and Executive Director of Compassion for Animals; and Hollie Stenson, Founder and CEO of the Worldwide Offices Of Making It Right
"Women Leaders - Let's Get Real"
March 14, 2019
Dr. Betty Uribe, Executive Vice President of California Bank & Trust and an international speaker, consultant, coach, and author
"Are You In A Healthy Relationship With Your Finances?"
February 14, 2019
Kate E. Phelan, Esq., Trust Officer with US Bank
Fall Forum 2018
"Create Your Aging Experience Regardless of Your Actual Age Today"
December 13, 2018
Tracy Greene Mintz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, trainer and long-term care consultant
based in Southern California.
"Artificial Intelligence: What Are the Real Perils and How Can Women Help Create Stronger "Moral Code"?
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Charla Griffey-Brown is a Professor in Information Systems and Technology Management at the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business
"From Surviving to Thriving: The Science of Stress and Resilience"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Dr. Natasha Thapar-Olmos, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine GSEP
Spring Series 2018
"Nutritional Genetics: Is Your Health in Your Genes?"
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Dr. Susan Helm, registered dietitian nutritionist, Seaver College Associate Professor of Nutritional Science, and coordinator of the nutritional science program
"A New Normal: Raising a Child on the Autism Spectrum"
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Adel Najdowski, Ph.D., BCBA-D is an Associate Professor and Director of the M.S. in Behavioral Psychology program at Pepperdine University
"Cancer Risk and Prevention"
Thursday, March 8, 2018
UCLA Health medical experts, Dr. Aashini Master and Erica Silver, MS discussed the genetics and the breast cancer family history connection, along with lifestyle and personal risk factors.
Fall Series 2017
"Women's Laughter is What Men are After"
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Yakov Smirnoff, World Famous Russian Comedian, Actor and Writer Star of the PBS Special "Happily Ever Laughter: The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships"
"Finding Truth in an Era of "Fake News", Post-Truth and Polarized Debates"
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Dr. Natasha Thapar-Olmos, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Spring Series 2017
"Myths about sleep: Insights from Studies of Sleep in Human Hunter-Gatherers"
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Dr. Jerry Siegel, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Director of the UCLA Center for Sleep Research
"Leadership Lessons from the Bench"
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Dean Deanell Tacha, Dean of the School of Law, Professor of Law, Former Circuit Judge, Former Chief Judge
"Healthy Aging, Scientific Discoveries, and Social Enterprise"
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Dr. Steve Kirnon, Director of GSEP Social Entrepreneurship and Change, Professor, CEO of PharmaPlan LLC