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4/23/14 Kalika Yap Women Extraordinaire

April 23, 201481 min
A native of Honolulu, Kalika Yap, CEO & Founder of Citrus Studio, Inc., Luxe Link, and the Waxing Company attended NYU where she found the everyday activity of life in New York - from subway and taxi rides to visits to the Union Square Farmer's Market - exhilarating! A journalism major, Kalika worked for several media firms including Bloomberg and CNBC until 1996 when she uprooted herself again, and moved out west to Los Angeles. She has been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at the Deborah Awards for her professional & philanthropic dedication to the Los Angeles community. In 1999, Kalika founded Citrus Studios Inc., an award-winning interactive design and consulting agency focused on the development and implementation of engaging effective web sites for corporations, institutions, museums, and universities.

Renee Strauss is synonymous with weddings. She has guided brides from around the world achieve their personal best and fulfill their vision for their special wedding day. Internationally recognized, Renee styles brides, the bridal party, and the wedding itself. Having reached success in bridal, Renee finds personal fulfillment in consulting as the luxury bridal expert she most enjoys. Recently appointed Luxury Wedding Ambassador for LWH Hotels, a worldwide hotel chain with 3 local properties : Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel and Luxe City Center Hotel.

Sid Levin - Did you know that according to The Labor Department, the unemployment rate for veterans remains incredibly high at 9 percent, and well above overall civilian unemployment levels of 7 percent? Additionally, the youngest veterans aged 18-24, have an ultra-high jobless rate of 21.4 percent. Despite job training, job skills acquired in the military and government programs, young veterans of recent conflicts encounter more difficulty finding work than non-veterans. One man is doing his part to stop this. For close to 30 years, veteran Hollywood agent Sid Levin, Founder of the talent agency The Levin Agency has been dedicating a good deal of his resource to supporting veterans and helping them get back on their feet with acting and commercial roles in Hollywood. Aside from the numerous Emmy-nominated clients on his roster, nearly 20 percent of the actors he represents are veterans. He has helped literally hundreds of men and women who have served keep food on their tables and feed their families.

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