Virtual Event Recordings
Missed one of our virtual events, or looking to re-watch? We invite you to explore our recorded virtual events from this year to learn more and hear from our esteemed guest speakers.
2020 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™
Join The Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary's University as they host the 2020 virtual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California. Looking to learn more? Explore the event page to view program details, guest speakers, and/or download the 2020 Report.
Anti-Racism. Intersectional Feminism. A Path Toward Equity.
August 18, 2020
View the first in a series of conversations during this landmark year – the 100th anniversary of securing women’s right to vote – as we discussed anti-racism, intersectional feminism and a path toward equity. Our first conversation featured author and cultural critic Roxane Gay, California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, the First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Elaine Wakeland, Mount Saint Mary’s President Ann McElaney-Johnson, Author, Speaker and Founder, GirlTalkHQ Asha Dahya, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s Emerald Archer.
Equity and Agency: A Historical Look at the Last Century
August 25, 2020
Join renowned historian Francille Rusan Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, History and Gender & Sexuality Studies and interim chair of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California and Camille Bethune-Brown, Ph.D., Director of Collections and the Library, Women’s Museum of California as they explore women’s history from the 19th Amendment to the present, with a focus on intersectional change agents who fought racism and sexism.
Equity and Agency: How Are California’s Women and Girls Faring?
October 1, 2020
Join Emerald Archer, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University and Asha Dahya, Founder of Girl Talk HQ, to take a deeper dive into The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California.
2020 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™ Data Video
October 1, 2020
This year, our Report takes a historical view of gender equity and starts with a brief exploration of the 100 years since the ratification of the 19th amendment. We also track how women and girls are faring in the areas our readers have come to expect – from educational attainment to workforce participation and progress, to economic security and health and safety.
2020 Women's Leadership Conference
From the global pandemic to racial injustice, 2020 has challenged communities across the country. And yet, women continue to rise. They are meeting the moment by organizing, learning and collectively working together to secure a better tomorrow. A more equitable future is in our hands and it’s up to each one of us to #BeTheChange. This annual conference features conversations and workshops that will inspire you to take action.
Women's Leadership Conference 2020 (Full)
September 24, 2020
From the global pandemic to racial injustice, 2020 has challenged communities across the country. And yet, women continue to rise. They are meeting the moment by organizing, learning and collectively working together to secure a better tomorrow. A more equitable future is in our hands and it’s up to each one of us to #BeTheChange.
Join the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University for our annual conference featuring conversations and workshops that will inspire you to take action.
Panel 1: Women at the Forefront: Leadership Lessons from Women’s College Presidents
Zulema Garcia, Ann McElaney-Johnson, Suzanne Walsh and Meredith Woo
The events of 2020 – COVID-19, a crippled economy, and racial injustice – have compelled us to look for strong leaders. On the global stage, for example, we know that women-led nations have generally handled the pandemic more successfully than male-led nations. This may speak to inclusive political institutions and values. Women’s university and college presidents have fostered inclusive environments that allow young women to thrive and grow their leadership potential. Join four women’s university and college presidents from around the country to discuss women’s leadership, engagement, and how to prepare the next generation of leaders for new challenges.
Panel 2: What is Implicit Bias: A Road Map for Everybody
Emerald Archer and Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
While US opinion polls have shown a steady decline in racist views over several decades, recent events have shown us that systemic racism and overt acts of racism are still pervasive throughout our country. Explicit racism may be easier to identify, but implicit bias may be playing a larger role. Join us for a deep dive into implicit bias, how it shows up in our daily lives, and what we can do as individuals and communities to guard against it.
Panel 3: Equity and Agency: Today’s Movement Makers and Their Path Forward
Kimberly Nao, Melina Abdullah, Ngoc Nguyen and Rachel O'Leary Carmona
Women are at the forefront of demanding change in our current culture – from Black Lives Matter, to Times Up, #metoo and the Women’s March. Join social justice leaders from the front lines to discuss the successes and challenges they face, and how they stay on course to achieve their goals and mission.
Panel 4: A Conversation with Poet and Author Cleo Wade
Cleo Wade and JoAnna Novak
Join JoAnna Novak, Associate Professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary’s Unviersity in coversation with Cleo Wade. Cleo is a friend, community builder, and the author of the bestselling books, Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life and Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change. She has been called the poet of her generation by Time Magazine and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company.
Virtual Events Series
Explore Mount Saint Mary’s free Virtual Event Series happening throughout the year to learn, engage and stay connected with the Mount community!
Compassion in Times of Deep Healing
July 30, 2020 – Mindful Moments Series
How do we find peace and understanding amidst the pace and chaos of this time? How do we find a sense of healing and moments of true joy? Finding happiness in times of healing can only happen through compassion, for self and other. Watch as we explored solutions for individual and collective healing, focusing on compassion in your body, your family and your community. We addressed and refined our daily rituals and practiced meditation as true medicine.
Whole Grains for the Holidays
December 10, 2020 - Digital Dish Series
Alison Halpern, RD, CHES
The holidays are the time to share special food with loved ones. Join the Mount’s Wellness Manager and registered dietitian, Alison Halpern, RD, CHES, as she introduces you to some delicious whole grain holiday recipes.
Navigating the New Normal
November 19, 2020 – Mindful Moments Series
Our lives have shifted dramatically since the pandemic. Whether you are living solo and working remotely or have a full house and need to go into an office, let’s explore ways to create that elusive work life balance through movement practices, stress reducing techniques, self-care routines, and tips to stay connected with colleagues and our families.
President’s Scholarship Virtual Celebration
Friday, February 26, 2021
Every year, we bring together our Unstoppable supporters and scholars to celebrate the accomplishments of our students, and the importance of supporting their academic dreams through scholarships. At the Mount, we pride ourselves on providing a quality education for our students – a transformational experience that prepares them to be brave, ethical, resilient leaders. And our scholarship donors help us make this vision a reality. Now, more than ever, their support allows our students to develop the tools they need to be leaders in a highly competitive, global workforce.