Women’s Design Salon: Work-Life Integrators

Struggling with work-life balance? Join as we discuss how and why boundaries are healthy and necessary for a well-rounded, happy life.

Joni Pratte, a creative leader at MATTEL, will moderate a discussion with two of LA’s most well-known dream chasers, UNIQUE’S Sonja Rasula and CREATE & CULTIVATE’S Jaclyn Johnson.

Following the discussion, attendees will engage in round table sessions to connect with fellow participants around the topics of self-promotion, work-life integration, finance, networking, client relations, and other topics relevant to participants.


Door Code For Entry: #1435


6:30–7:00 PM: Mix & Mingle
7:00–7:10 PM: Introduction
7:10–8:00 PM: Panel Q&A
8:00–8:30 PM: Round Table Sessions
8:45–9:00 PM: Mix & Mingle until close

Ticket Pricing

At the Door
Note: No tickets will be sold at the door if the event sells out.

Requests for cancellation refunds may be granted only up to 24 hours before the event starts.

Parking & Transportation
Pay lot on Traction Avenue across the street or street parking. For public transportation visit metro.net for schedules.

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About Our Moderator

Joni PratteJoni Pratte has worked at MATTEL for 17 years. She started as a packaging designer in 1998, then later moved into Product Design. She has mostly worked on all-girl brands, including Barbie, Little Mommy, Polly Pocket, Disney Princess, and Disney Boys. As an innovative creative leader, her passion is building teams and not being afraid of challenges.

About Our Panelists

Sonja RasulaSonja Rasula has dedicated herself to creating businesses that foster entrepreneurship, creative thinking, and community. She launched the UNIQUE shopping events in 2008, the creative business conference CAMP in 2013, and a permanent gathering place for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers at THE UNIQUE SPACE. Fashion mogul Eileen Fisher recently named her ‘1 of 30 Women Entrepreneurs Changing the World’ and Los Angeles Magazine honored her as one of LA’s Top 10 Most Inspiring Women.
Instagram: @sonjarasula
Twitter: @sonjarasula

Jaclyn JohnsonJaclyn Johnson is a writer turned blogger, CEO, conference creator, and event planner. With a focus on fashion and lifestyle brands, she specializes in curated and innovative marketing. In 2010, she created NO SUBJECT, one of the go-to marketing, influencer, and event agencies in LA and NY with clients such as Nasty Gal, Microsoft, and Urban Decay. In 2011, she launched CREATE & CULTIVATE, which serves as an online platform and offline conference series for female entrepreneurs in the digital space.
Instagram: @jaclynrjohnson
Twitter: @jaclynrjohnson

About Women’s Design Salon
The Women’s Design Salon series provides LA’s creative and entrepreneurial-minded women with an intimate place to connect with the creative community and to discuss not only the challenges that exist for women within this industry but also the growing support for women in these fields. The Women’s Design Salon series is inspired by AIGA’s Women Lead Initiative, a commitment to empowering women in design and advancing the vital discourse on issues facing professional women today.


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When & Where
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
The Boxcar
837 Traction Avenue Unit #402
Los Angeles, CA 90013