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Join us to officially celebrate the launch of our women’s initiative, Abacus Sisterhood. We’re hosting three parties in three locations. Whether you’re a client, a friend or a neighbor of Abacus, you’re invited to join us – and bring friends!


Let’s take a moment to be inspired by each other’s stories and build the foundation for a community of women who truly want to help one another succeed. Our event is centered around a panel of amazing women who have had incredible successes across a variety of fields. Come listen as they share their stories – struggles they overcame, how they did what they did, what they are working on now.

Special Activity: What’s your financial archetype?
Your relationship with money can both help and hurt your chances for financial success. This five-minute quiz will help you identify your dominant and dormant financial archetypes. Record your top 3 archetypes to share at the event.

Take the quiz!

Food and beverages will be provided. 


Thursday, March 29, 2018
5:30pm – 7:30pm PT
Panel discussion starts at 6pm PT


Citrus Studios at Bergamot Station
One of our panelists has graciously offered to host our event.

2525 Michigan Ave. J2/J3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Free parking at Bergamot.


Nancy Bennett  |  Chief Creative Officer at Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus an interdisciplinary team of artists, inventors, engineers, educators and entrepreneurs passionate about reimagining all forms of entertainment. With a background in commercial, music video and television direction, she is responsible for Two Bit Circus’ cinematic work and has expertise in 2D, 3D and 360 VR creation with accompanying haptic and motion platforms.

Katherine James  |  Trial Consultant at ACT of Communication

Katherine specializes in consulting on live communication skills based in the discipline of theatre, working to make attorneys and witnesses better courtroom communicators. She is also an active theatre artist who performs, writes and directs regularly.

Kalika Joy Nacion Yap  | Chief Executive Officer at Citrus Studios

Kalika is an American entrepreneur and inventor. She is known for inventing the Luxe Link, a fashion accessory that keeps handbags off the floor. Yap is also the Founder and CEO of digital agency Citrus Studios based in Santa Monica, and The Waxing Co, based in Honolulu.  Her latest start up is Orange & Bergamot which provides a one-stop shop for branding for female founders. She’s the current President of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), LA Chapter and the host of the EO Wonder Podcast. She’s happily married to Rodney Yap and has two beautiful daughters Malia & Kailani ages 11 and 9..

Laurel Gallucci  |  Co-founder of Sweet Laurel Bakery

Laurel found her passion for baking as a child. When struck with an aggressive auto-immune disorder and put on a strict elimination diet, Laurel started tinkering with ingredients she could eat. Thus the idea for Sweet Laurel Bakery was born – a whole foods baking company utilizing the best organic, whole ingredients going into delicious grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free baked goods.


Space is limited. Registration deadline is March 27, 2018. Please register online to reserve your spot.

Free online registration.

Supporting our Community

A big part of our initiative is to make the community at large a better place. We’d like to support the Downtown Women’s Center. If you feel so inclined, please take a look at this wonderful organization and donate online using this form. For every dollar donated, Abacus will match. In order for us to track donations, please list “Abacus” under “Name of Event/Organizer”.

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