OWN IT WashU 2016 Summit

On November 12th, 2016, we hosted our second annual women's leadership summit!

Take a look at some photos from the event:


Therese Fauerbach, Co-Founder & CEO The Northridge Group
Cileia Miranda-Yuen, President of Genway International
Lea Koussoulis, Vice President, Global Media & Communications - Redken, Pureology, and Mizani at L'Oréal
Jessica Colemen, Financial Advisor at Goldman Sachs

Business Panel
Moderated by Staci Thomas, Lecturer of Management Communication in Olin Business School, Lead for the Management Communication Client Project, and Consultant for the Management Communication Center



Susan Asiyanbi, COO of Teach for America
Antoinette Carroll, President and CEO- Creative Reaction Lab
Samra Brouk, Business Development Director - DoSomething
Nancy Staudt, Dean of WashU Law School

Impact Panel
Moderated by Dorothy Peterson, Department of Economics, Undergraduate Academic Coordinator, WUSTL



Leah Honey, Controller at NASA
Miho Tanaka, Former surgeon for StL Cardinals
Chiara Mingarelli, Astrophysicist
Crystal Martin, CoderGirl program director

Stem Panel
Moderated by Dean Jen Smith, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, WUSTL



Liz Giardina, VP of design at Derek Lam
Reshma Chamberlin, CEO of We are January
Dana Schwartz, Senior Entertainment Writer at New York Observer
Bonnie Roy, Partner at SWT Design


Create Panel
Moderated by Cheryl Wassenaar, Chair of Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts



Breakout Session Leaders

"Gender: How did we get here & Where do we go?"
Adam Alas, Jaiden Henderson

"Redefining Success and the Obsession with Perfection"
Dean Joy Kiefer

"Criminalization and Women"
Barbara Baumgartner

"Women & Work: Tips for Authentic Career Success"
Aimee Wittman

"Women's Literature "
Merrill Turner


Personal Branding with Jen Meyer
Self-Love to Prevent Burnout with Uncle Joe's
How to Build a Community with Jess Schenk
Negotiate Your Salary with Judi McLean Park

2016 Summit Co-Chairs

Emily Schienvar & Abby Kay