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Center for the Advancement of Women


Leadership Development Events

We host two annual events that bring together women from across Southern California to get informed, get inspired and take action.

For more information about our events, contact Heather Schraeder, Director of University and External Events, at or 213.477.2761.


The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™ Research Release Event

For the past 10 years, during Women’s History Month, we have gathered more than 1,000 high-profile leaders from corporate, nonprofit, political and educational fields to share insights from the latest Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California™. This year we will host a virtual conversation about timely topics. Join us to explore Women and The Pandemic: Impact, Resilience and Moving Forward.


Women’s Leadership Conference

For the past 10 years, we have hosted our annual Women's Leadership Conference for women of all ages to enhance and expand their leadership skills. Emerging and established leaders gain actionable insights from pacesetters in their fields through sessions designed to educate, motivate and empower women to transform their personal lives and teams within their professional organizations and communities.

Speaking Inquiries

Our speakers are selected by an internal committee of faculty and staff. For speaking consideration, please complete the following form, and we will be in touch when and if there is an opportunity.

Inquiry Form