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Welcome to Women and Girls in Business...Inspiration for the Future


Held in the University Center at College of the Canyons on May 1, this event is the first of its kind in our area.  We celebrate the rise of our young businesswomen by providing them with a forum in which to be encouraged and inspired by three local leaders in business.

Room 258 University Center

May 1, 2018, 7 to 9 pm

Free admission.

Bring your daughters (sons are allowed too!) to this wonderful event in room 258 - no parking pass necessary.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to this event by emailing us at WiSH@hartdistrict.org and letting us know your name and how many in your party.  

Thank you.


Dr. Dianne Van Hook, Chancellor of College of the Canyons

Throughout her four-and-a-half decades of leadership in California higher education, College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook has worn many hats.

A pioneer. An architect. A builder. A trailblazer. A dreamer. A doer. Whatever the label, Dr. Van Hook creates futures. She works every day to help others discover their own potential; to encourage them; to motivate them to realize their own dreams; and to see in themselves what they do not yet see in themselves. Whether a student, a staff member, a friend, or a colleague – she invests in people.

Jeanna Crawford, President SC Publishing, Inc. (Inside SCV Magazine)

Jeanna Crawford, president of SC Publishing, Inc. – the proud publisher of Inside SCV - has led her monthly-magazine team to over thirteen years of success, having mailed over 9,000,000 copies of the popular publication since its inception in 2005.  When in Santa Clarita, Jeanna invested her time in local nonprofits, working as a youth leader for the community’s premier women and girls organization. As her experience in the nonprofit community grew, so too did her level of responsibility. Crawford has served on five nonprofit boards of directors; chaired over 20 fundraising events; and served on over 45 committees. Her efforts have earned Santa Clarita nonprofits over $3.5 million – and have earned her titles like 2007 SCV Woman of the Year (The youngest in history!), Community Service Newsmaker of the Year, one of “Santa Clarita’s 51 Most Influential People,” and more.

Kristen Hedstrom,Director of Health Economics & Market Access for the Neuromodulation business of Boston Scientific


Kristen Hedstrom is the Director of Health Economics & Market Access for the Neuromodulation business of Boston Scientific based in Valencia, CA where she develops and directs the global health economics and reimbursement strategies and activities for key development and marketed nerve stimulation products. Mrs. Hedstrom began her career at Boston Scientific leading efforts to advance policy, legislative and regulatory initiatives in the public and private sector that affected patient access, provider adoption, coverage and reimbursement across all BSC technologies. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Mrs. Hedstrom spent twelve years working in government affairs for physician specialty associations including the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In these roles, she directed the activities and staff in establishing and operationalizing strategies around key priorities, such as health care reform, Medicare payment, medical liability reform and scope of practice. Mrs. Hedstrom began her career in Washington, DC as a healthcare legislative assistant for Representative Mike McIntyre of North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree inpublic health from Emory University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.

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