TEDxCulverCity Find Your Voice Salon

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7-9pm  | Purchase Tickets



Erin Mary Griffin

Erin is a documentary filmmaker, who specializes in directing and producing social justice films based in peace & conflict zones. She graduated with a BBA in Business Entrepreneurial Management from TCU, and later focused management skills and art towards film production. At age 18, Erin led networks to raise awareness about child soldiers and fundraised to build schools in Northern Uganda. In 2009, she worked in Rwanda where she consulted small businesses, and mediated reconciliation between victims and perpetrators being released after the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. She later directed a short film on the topic called To Forgive. To support production, Erin worked at Google in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City, where she managed top advertising accounts. After leaving Google, she was the Global Impact Producer for the award winning documentary film Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness, and helped launch the innovative film platform, FilmRaise.com. Erin currently resides in Los Angeles, and is producing a film about the former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan.


Eva Mautino:  It's all about the work

Eva Was Born In Italy And Moved To Sweden To Attend The Hyper Island School. She Started Her Advertising Career In Post-Production And Animation In Stockholm And In 2006 She Joined B-Reel To Combine Her Film, Animation And Web Knowledge. She Has Since Been Involved In The Company's Growth Into An International Creative Agency Working On A Number Of Renowned Digital Campaigns.

From producer at B-Reel in Stockholm she was promoted to Executive Producer and in 2008 moved to London to head the B-Reel UK office, as its Managing Director. Three years later she relocated to Los Angeles to run the B-Reel LA office. She is proud to be co-running the SheSays LA Chapter, helping women in the creative industry getting together and share knowledge and passion. In the advertising industry, women are still underrepresented and in a city like Los Angeles where there is so much happening in the creative and tech industries, there are no good forums for this type of conversations. SheSays help empower women in the ad business and inspire the new generation of creative ladies. 



Mukta Mohan

Mukta is a DJ and radio producer based in Los Angeles. She has a radio show on KXLU 88.9fm that focuses on independent music, and she regularly interviews local musicians, artists, authors, and directors. Mukta also co-founded a music and arts collective called Honey Power that organizes all kinds of events including concerts, art shows, panel discussions and dance parties. Mukta loves to travel and hear people’s stories. She graduated with a B.A. in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University.

Doug Melville: Weightless - Free yourself from the subconscious baggage of your surroundings and history. 

Doug Melville is the Chief Diversity Officer of TBWA\Worldwide, a top ten global ad agency. He works with the North American network of agencies on Diversity efforts across talent outreach, culture and creative vendor relationships.  Prior to joining TBWA, Melville was Founder and CEO of RedCarpets.com. From '05 to '09 Melville worked alongside Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the President of his Ad Agency, and as VP of Business Development & Marketing for his portfolio of partners and for his New York Times best selling book 32 Ways to be a Champion in Business. 

In '03 Melville was recognized by Advertising Age, as a “Top Twenty-something in America” and featured him in its 75th Anniversary Issue’s “Next Generation Redefines the Ad Model.”





Mikaela Davis is the kind of songwriter who routinely defies expectations. The 23 year-old artist is a composer of striking maturity. Her arrangements deftly combine elements of psychedelic rock, folk and chamber pop, and her vocals display a wisdom and a ruefulness that belie her years. Davis’ instrument of choice is the harp, which she has played since she was eight years old, right about the time she could actually get her hands around the instrument. A native of Rochester, New York, she spent her formative years in youth orchestras rather than in garage bands and later earned a degree from the Crane School of Music.