Crowd Surf co-founders, Cassie Petrey and Jade Driver, in conjunction with co-founder of Los Angeles Women in Blockchain, Veronica Reynolds, hosted their first women in tech & entertainment dinner called Lady Shot Callers. The inaugural collaboration took place at Neighbour restaurant on April 5 in Venice, CA. This event brought together an incredible group of women who shared their passions, stories and creative minds. In attendance were powerhouse women from Maverick, SB Projects, Epic Records, GIPHY, Patriot Management, Musical.ly, Epitaph and ANTI-Records, Vertical Mass and El Rey Network.
When Petrey was featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list, she was the only business woman in her class to receive the honor. She knew that changes had to be made in order for the 30 and 40 under lists and power 100 lists to reflect equal numbers of female executives. With this goal in mind she set out to create an avenue for change and to bring women together.
“We have to recognize that there is a problem, bring awareness to it, and lift up our female executive peers to make a change,” says Petrey. “It can’t just be presumed that time and culture will do the work and that women are going to get equal opportunity to succeed in this business. This is why we're absolutely stoked to be launching the Lady Shot Callers event. We believe by women coming together and getting to know each other, we all have the potential to launch great projects or the next big thing.”