Women's Leadership Summit 2017

OWN IT Wash U is back for 2017! On November 11, 2017, we will be hosting the third annual Women's Leadership Summit at Washington University in St. Louis. Our team has been working nonstop since last November on researching and inviting incredible women to speak on our four panels, arranging the logistics of the summit, coordinating a smaller event in the spring, and much more! Check this site for updates on speakers, registration, and all things OWN IT.


Amanda Jones - Global Marketing Director for Becca Cosmetics at Estee Lauder

Julia F. Siegel - VP and Executive Office of Business Selection and Conflict Resolution at Goldman Sachs 

Lauren Katz - Marketing Manager at Airbnb and Google

Dawn Norvell - Senior Buyer for Multicultural Hair Care at Walmart


Angie Postal - VP of Education, Policy and Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood St. Louis 

Laura Vilines - Founder and Executive Director of the St. Louis Teacher Residency

Michelle Legaspi Sanchez - NGO Director of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls

Bonnie Moser - Founder of Kagunda Women


Paris T. Forest - IT Director at Boeing

Nikki Zavradinos - VP of BizOps at Mastercard

Paola Mariselli - Product Designer at Facebook

Nacide Ercan-Fang - Endocrinologist at University of Minnesota VA Medical Center


Alessandra Perez-Rubio - Co-Founder and Creative Director of Mestiza New York

Felicia Poderesky - Designer at Macy’s

Anne Morrow Johnson - Creative Producer at Walt Disney Imagineering

Alexandra Chiu - Storyboard Artist at Nickelodeon and previously as Marvel Entertainment