OWN IT WashU 2015 Summit

On November 7th, 2015, we hosted our very first women's leadership summit!

Take a look at some photos from the event:

Michelle Duguid, Organizational Behavior Researcher/Professor
Johnna Beckham, CEO, Johnna Marie Custom Suits
Arielle Elliott, Bloomberg, Government Head of Sales
Lori Lee, CMO, AT&T

Suit Up: Women in Business
Moderated by Mary Josephs, Founder/CEO, Verit Advisors


Stacey Newman, Missouri State Representative
Patrice O’Neill, Not In Our Town Leader, Journalist, Filmmaker
Laura Meckler, National Political Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
Stacy Taubman, Founder, Girls Dreaming Big & Rise Collaborative Workspace

Take a Stand: Women in Politics & Activism
Moderated by Purvi Patel, Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, WUSTL


Khalia Collier, Owner, St. Louis Surge
Adrian Bracy, CEO, YWCA Metro St. Louis
Nina Roth, Senior Director Marketing, ESPN
Allison Collinger, Former Executive Director, St. Louis Rams Foundation

Sports: Beyond the Playing Field
Moderated by Kristy Guffey, Associate Director of Parent Programs, WUSTL


Julie Greenwald, Chairman and COO, Atlantic Records
Sandra Stern, President, Lionsgate Television Group
Louisa Spring, Owner, Spring Management
Chantal Strasburger, Hearst Digital

Leading Ladies: A Career in Entertainment
Moderated by Michelle Kelley, Film and Media Studies Department, WUSTL


Michelle Larson, President, Adler Planetarium
Lauren States, former CTO, VP strategy and transformation, IBM
Mary Mason, Chief Medical Officer Specialty Companies, Centene
Betsy Kauffman, Engineering Technical Lead at Phantom Works, Boeing

Branching Out Into a STEM Career
Moderated by Jen Smith, Dean College of Arts & Sciences, WUSTL

Breakout Session Leaders

"What is Feminism?"
Sarah Bellows-Blakely, Ph.D. candidate in African History

"The Psychology of Thriving"
Jill Stratton, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Residential Learning

"Be Your Best Self: Career Leadership Strategies for Women"
Aimee Wittman, Director of Career Services

Empowerment Exchange Participants

The Skimm
The Moth
Bear-y Sweet Shoppe
Elle Dalconzo Photography
Yoga Buzz
Girls Dreaming Big
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

2015 Summit Co-Chairs

Ellen Kaushansky and Claudia Vaughan

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