Nancy Perlman

Commissioner

Lifelong community-builder, Nancy Perlman empowers individuals and organizations to communicate, collaborate and shine.  She has provided marketing and business development services for clients such as Mattel, Qualcomm, MTV, Nextel, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Universal Pictures, Sony, Electronic Arts, The Indy Racing League, and the LA Derby Dolls. She has also headed the production of numerous digital products, including web sites, virtual worlds, online live events and video games. Nancy was previously a Goldhirsh Fellow with Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s office, focusing on gender equity, technology & innovation. While working in the Mayor’s office, she launched three initiatives to support gender equity:

  • City Hall X, a monthly speaker series for women in Los Angeles City government;

  • CHX Leadership Training for Los Angeles City employees, targeting diversity;

  • FourthWave (formerly The Elevate Project), a mentor program for female tech entrepreneurs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Tech Council

Nancy is a member of the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women, a member of Mayor Garcetti’s Tech Council, on the Advisory Board of  the Women Founders Network and advisor to multiple female-led start-ups.

Nancy began her career in television, developing primetime programming with studios such as Sony and Spelling Entertainment. She graduated with a BA in Communications from The University of Michigan.