Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 11th Women’s Conference in Washington D.C. A big thank you to all our speakers and sponsors for making the conference so special.
Save the date for the 12th Annual USC Women’s Conference in Seattle, Washington on Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, 2020. See details in the “About” section below for speakers and committee members.
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The USC Women’s Conference is held in March during International Women’s Month and brings together women of all ages and backgrounds—alumnae, parents, students and friends—for a day of programs and activities designed to inspire and empower them to create positive change in their personal lives, their communities and the world.
The 12th Annual USC Women’s Conference will take place in Seattle, Washington on Friday-Saturday, March 6-7, 2020.
If you are interested in joining the planning committee, please complete this online form by Friday, May 31 to be considered.
If you are interested in speaking at the conference, please complete this online form by Friday, June 14 to be considered.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Networking Reception: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Keynote by Sandra Evers-Manly ’81, Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
USC Women’s Conference: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Keynote by USC Interim President Wanda M. Austin PhD ’88
USC Deans Panel moderated by Rachel Scott ’15 (ABC News/GMA Digital)
10:50 – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Session I (Select 1 session)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
USC Student Showcase
1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session II (Select 1 session)
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.
“Women Leading through Impact” featuring Martha M. Escutia ’79, Symone D. Sanders and Gwen K. Young
Closing keynote by Jaime Lee ’06, JD ’09
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
*The 2020 Conference Schedule will be announced in September 2019.
Click here to submit a speaker proposal for the 2020 USC Women’s Conference in Seattle, WA.
University of Southern California
Dr. Wanda M. Austin is an American businesswoman who is internationally recognized for her work in aeronautics and systems engineering. Read more
Morning Program Speakers:
USC Rossier School of Education
Karen Symms Gallagher has been the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education since 2000. Read more
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Laura Mosqueda, MD was appointed dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on May 1, 2018. Read more
USC Iovine and Young Academy for the Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation
In May of 2013, Erica Muhl was appointed founding director of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, which welcomed its first freshman class in 2014. Read more
Friday Breakout Session Speakers:
Morning Breakout Sessions
“Transforming Breast Cancer Care at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience”
“Women Making Waves in Media”
“Sexual Harassment Law and its Impact in the 21st Century”
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
“Own your Worth”
“Rising Up: Elevating Women in Leadership”
“The Radical Act of Self-Care”
Closing Program Speakers:
* The 2020 USC Women’s Conference Speakers will be announced in September 2019.