Los Angeles Business Journal

Women's Leadership Award Nominees

Meet Michelle Manire

Virtual Event Planning

Coast to Coast is a national conference, tradeshow, and consulting firm located in Southern California. We provide services for up to 10,000 attendees and projects of 8M for companies like Toyota, the City of Los Angeles, and Wells Fargo.

About CTC

Prior to starting Coast to Coast Conferences & Events Michelle Manire, Founder & President, held executive-level positions in the hotel business as the first woman General Manager for two major hotel chains.

Due to COVID-19 we immediately pivoted and became certified in Virtual Meeting and Event Management producing virtual and hybrid events and providing consulting services to teach clients how to transition their events serving the medical, corporate and association sectors in the United States.

Meet Melanie Rae

Entrepreneur Education

Our mission is to inspire economic independence through entrepreneurship. We write and publish the award-winning nationally GUIDED Business Plan™ training platform. Entrepreneur educators across the U.S. teach and mentor business owners with our GUIDED approach.

Guided Business Plan - Founder + Author


Melanie Rae has directly and indirectly taught more than 10,000 business owners with the ten editions of the GUIDED Business Plan™ series. She partners with entrepreneur educators to design custom curricula that includes e-workbooks and facilitator training packages that could train a start-up to scale to become a corporate or government supplier. Her clients are able to attract funding and support from companies such as Walgreens, McDonalds, Chase and Travelers Insurance.

Meet Pam Feld

Cybersecurity & Technology

Triumph is dedicated to finding innovative security solutions specific to the needs of your company. When COVID-19 sent everyone home to work from their personal devices, Triumph saw the potentially huge threat to security that remote work created.


Pam Feld - LABJ Nominee

About Triumph

Pam Feld has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry and possesses a deep expertise across the Cybersecurity and Technology arena. She has a strong passion for implementing strategic and educational solutions that can build trust and drive transformation and awareness. Pam has brought together a team of industry experts that train end users and the supply chain to protect their valuable business assets.

Triumph developed a fully customizable kit complete with Cybersecurity solutions to educate employees on proper cybersecurity practices, at home and in-office.

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