Stanford Professional Women of Los Angeles

President’s Letter – March 2019

Dear SPWLA Members,

I hope that you are well and adjusted to daylight savings time. Some of you may have been enjoying the incredible amount of rain we have been getting all winter. Others (like me) are excited for the coming of spring and hopefully more warm, sunny days.

We are kicking off spring with a trip to A Noise Within to see Argonautika. For those of you who have not been to a show at A Noise Within, it truly is a local gem. They do a fantastic job of creating an immersive experience in an intimate setting. I am not a theatre guru, but always have found the acting to be top notch and their shows entertaining. This event is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon as traffic will be as good as it gets for LA while parking is free and easy. Registration closes soon, so be sure to sign up.

Complementing the newness of spring, our April event focuses on growth and evolution of your professional career. These days everyone seems to be movers and shakers. People are staying in the same roles and at the same companies for a fraction of the time they once did. In some cases the changes are forced upon us while in others we are the initiators. Although rapid change seems to be more of a new thing, many people have been evolving throughout their careers for some time. This month’s featured SPWLA Member, Meg Chan Feitelberg, is a great example. Our SPWLA Day event focuses on this theme of transitions providing tips and tricks for you to evaluate and possibly usher in change in your life. You will hear from people who are just getting started and those who have seen many seasons of change. Click here for more information and to sign up. 

Many thanks to those of you who have contributed to this year’s fellowship. The SPWLA Fellowship program provides a scholarship for a Stanford student who works for a local non-profit. If you missed it, check out last newsletter’s article on Marisol Zarate ’19 and see how the SPWLA Fellowship makes a difference in our local community and in the life of a Stanford student. We still are collecting donations for this year’s fellowship recipient. Please consider participating if you have not already done so. You can donate through Venmo by searching for us at or to donate by check, please email us at 

Finally, we are in the process of assembling the SPWLA board for 2019 – 2020 year. Please contact me at if you are interested in participating.


Kari Staine ’02