Thursday march 6, 2014 - Check out our new schedule
9:00 A.M.CHECK-IN AND NETWORKING (BOVARD)
Begin the day with friends old and new in front of historic Bovard Auditorium in the heart of campus while networking over coffee and tea.
10:00 A.M. OPENING PROGRAM (BOVARD AUDITORIUM)
The 6th annual USC Women's Conference kicks off with a warm Trojan welcome from this year's co-chairs, chair of the USCAA Alumni Club Regional Board of L.A. Melody Nishida '78 and two-time Olympic medalist Inger Miller '94, followed by greetings from the First Lady of USC, Niki C. Nikias. Rozzi Crane, USC student and vocal phenom recently signed to Maroon 5's new label, will start the day with an unforgettable performance.
“WOMEN MAKING AN IMPACT AT USC”
USC's future is in good hands with these passionate leaders at the helm: USC Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Garrett and Deans Marilyn Flynn (Social Work), Karen Gallagher (Rossier) and Erica Muhl (Roski) discuss candidly how their work is taking USC to new heights with innovative and transformative faculty and programs.
Take a short break before heading for the USC Galen Center.
12:00 P.M.LUNCH (USC GALEN CENTER PRACTICE COURTS)
Power ladies have power lunches! Enjoy delectable chicken, salmon or vegetarian options (gluten-free and vegan available upon request) along with friends and potential new connections (open seating).
LUNCH KEYNOTE: HELIANE STEDEN '86
Two-time NCAA tennis champion and three-time All-American Heliane Steden shares how USC empowered her to succeed in business and life.
12TH ANNUAL USC REMARKABLE WOMEN AWARDS
Celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women faculty, staff, alumni and students as the award recipients are recognized for their impact on USC and the Trojan Family.
Take a short break to visit our sponsor and partner booths and to enjoy 10% off at the Galen Center Bookstore.
2:00 P.M."WOMEN MAKING AN IMPACT" SPEAKER SERIES
Get ready for a series of short riveting talks from inspiring, passionate women of all backgrounds and livelihoods.
USC Alumni Association (USCAA) Board of Governors President Ramona L. Cappello '81 introduces the series on behalf of the USCAA and shares her own reflections about the women who have made an impact in her professional and personal life.
"Women in Medicine: A Lifelong Journey
USC physicians – including many women – are among the nation's leaders in innovative and top-quality clinical care, research and education. To keep in step with the rapidly changing world of medicine and biomedical research, Keck Medicine of USC is in the midst of an exciting transformation. Three extraordinary Keck doctors – Jennifer J. Israel MD '97 (assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology), Anne K. Schuckman MD '00 (assistant professor of urology and urologic oncology) and Neda Shamie, MD (associate professor of ophthalmology) – describe their lifelong commitment to medicine and how they are helping lead the medical revolution.
“Women I Want to Grow Old With”
Authors Margaret Bhola and Diane Gage Lofgren explain the importance of sustaining and growing female friendships throughout life for connection, celebration, perspective and support.
“Influence of Nanotechnology on Women in STEM”
Andrea Armani, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Fluor Early Career Chair of Engineering, has had a rather circuitous personal and professional journey, both geographically and scientifically. Like many women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), she has been drawn to nanotechnology. By combining science and engineering, women working on nanotechnology-enabled breakthroughs are significantly changing society.
“Against All Odds”
Nevada State Assemblywoman Lucy Flores '07 shares her story of how a troubled teen ended up in the Nevada Statehouse, and discusses the challenges of being atypical in an often “too typical” political world.
“The Financial Power of One: Where Global Impact Begins
Personal finance consultant Patrice C. Washington '03 talks about women having a responsibility to make inspired financial decisions in order to positively impact future generations.
“I'm On My Own and So Are You”
Author and wealth manager Judy Resnick provides insights to women in transition (due to divorce, the death of a spouse, the sale of a business, etc.) who are suddenly forced to deal with financial issues on their own.
3:45 P.M.CLOSING PROGRAM
Gloria Burgess PhD '80, MBA '86 shares her thoughts about why 21st century women are the most powerful force on the planet, with a critical role to play in creating a better world for all.
4:00 P.M.NETWORKING AND DESSERT RECEPTION GALEN LOBBY AND FOUNDERS ROOM
We're not done yet! Network to your heart's content while enjoying dessert and light cocktails; get books from your favorite speakers signed; pick up free gifts from our generous sponsors; take photos with friends at the photo booth; shop at the USC Galen Bookstore; and much more! Don't leave before you've made new friends, connections and memories.