The Manhattan Beach Mayor’s Youth Council is a city-sponsored professional development program for high school students who live or attend high school in the city of Manhattan Beach.
The mission of MB-MYC is to expose young adults to a variety of careers and professions, and to inspire student to purse their interests. Each monthly workshop focuses on a different career arena and includes guest speakers who share their professional and personal journeys, lend sage advice and share words of wisdom.
Career topics continue to expand and include law, heath and medical, arts and entertainment, architecture, engineering and design, civic & public service, non-profit service, media & news, technology, entrepreneurship & start-up, and more.
Digital Innovation & Technology
Wednesday, February 6
5:00 – 7:30 pm
BCG Digital Ventures
1240 Rosecrans Ave, 5th Floor,
When she was in high school she thought she would become a psychologist but after taking a job with one she decided it was not her path and opted for product design where she learned to design physical products like electronics, furniture and digital. Through experience and a masters in Industrial design she turned her career toward design strategy which allows her to combine her two passions of design and social sciences, and solve human problems through design methodologies. At BCG Digital Ventures Leticia has participated in the development of two startups from ideation to launch as well three digital solutions that were launched as products within the client’s core business.
Heidi leads ventures in the energy, healthcare, and insurance spaces. Heidi began her career at Partners In Health, a global health non-profit, and at Oliver Wyman, a management consultancy. She found her love for building startups while at Kiva.org, a peer-topeer microlending platform and a pioneer in crowdfunding, where she helped launch Kiva Zip, a new lending platform in the US and Kenya that aimed to build closer relationships between borrowers and lenders. Since then, she has founded a food tech startup called Easily, and launched products at ZestFinance, a financial tech startup that uses machine learning for alternative credit underwriting to increase access to credit. Heidi graduated with honors in Social Studies (yes, the same name as your 5th grade history class!) from Harvard and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Emily Cooper, Senior Marketing Specialist for North America
Emily is a passionate community builder, marketer, and operator with over five years of experience bridging the gap between corporates and startups. Today, Emily is supporting the Manhattan Beach global headquarters, New York, Seattle and Silicon Valley locations through digital marketing, events, partnerships, content, and more. Additionally, she is the showrunner for BCGDV’s invite-only hackathon series, DV Hacks. Prior to her time at DV, Emily led program design and execution at the top-10 ranked startup accelerator, The Brandery. At The Brandery, she served as the conduit between startups, creative agencies, and corporates such as Procter & Gamble and Kroger. She most recently worked at a mobile advertising and big data startup, UberMedia, on the data monetization and business development team. Joe Takai, Partner and Venture Architect Principal
We expect all of you at this workshop. But, if you can’t make it, it is important that you let us know. If for any reason you are unable to attend, please email Laurel Wright at laurel.wright@
2018-2019 Workshops and Events
|Sept. 5||Wednesday||New Student Orientation Workshop|
|Oct. 3||Wednesday||Innovative Systems & Technology|
|Nov. 7||Wednesday||Digital Media & Marketing Workshop|
|Jan. 16||Wednesday||Law & Legal Workshop|
|Feb. 6||Wednesday||Entrepreneurial Workshop|
|April 17||Wednesday||Mock City Council & Government|
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The Mayor’s Youth Council Mission:
- Engage students with leaders in private, public and philanthropic career arenas;
- Share the wisdom, ways and diversity of leadership;
- Stimulate and feed curiosity and creativity; and
- Cultivate interest in civic stewardship.