April 10–11, 2021

The annual USC OWN IT Women's Leadership Summit bridges the gap between female and non-binary leaders of the 21st century and the students who'd like to join them. This year, our summit is a place to virtually celebrate the connections and ideas sparked when people's paths and identities intersect.

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What's it like to attend?

Attend Sessions

Choose industry-specific breakout sessions from the professionals that inspire you.

Breakout sessions →

Share Wisdom

Gain actionable advice from industry leaders and mentors sharing their journeys.

Speakers →

Find Community

Connect and create lasting relationships with others in your community who #OWNIT.

@uscownit →
Thank you to our gold sponsors, listed above.

Every year, OWN IT is supported by companies that believe in our cause.
Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsors page.

Join us to empower others.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, our team hasn’t been able to secure as many corporate sponsorships as past summits, which means we need your help to cover expenses and to inspire the next generation of leaders in an unprecedented year. Your support will allow us to invite a wide range of speakers and foster empowering professional connections through our virtual summit.


Meet some of our past speakers.

Amanda Daflos

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Los Angeles

Carol Folt

President, USC

Congresswoman Judy Chu

Congresswoman (D-CA 27th District)

Congresswoman Katie Hill

Fmr. Congresswoman (D-CA 25th District)

Dalilah Muhammad

Olympian Athlete

Danielle Brooks

Actress, Orange is the New Black

Judy Zhu

Founder + CEO, MoneyGirls

Katie Kitchens

Co-Founder and Editor in Chief, FabFitFun

Laura Mosqueda, MD

Dean, USC Keck School of Medicine

Laverne Cox

Award-Winning Transgender Actress, Producer and Equal Rights Advocate

Lavinia Errico

Founder, Equinox Fitness Clubs

Mandana Dayani

Founder, I am a voter.

Moj Mahdara

CEO and Co-Founder, BeautyCon Media

Patty Jenkins

Award-Winning Writer; Director, Wonder Woman and Monster

Shaniqua McClendon

Political Director, Crooked Media

Shereen Marisol Meraji

Host, Reporter, and Senior Producer, NPR's Code Switch podcast

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