We are pleased to announce the date for the 7th Annual
UC San Diego Women’s Conference:  Tuesday – March 10, 2015!

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2014 UC San Diego Women’s Conference Welcome Address & Keynote Address

If you missed this year’s 2014 UC San Diego Women’s Conference Keynote, then check this out!  You can watch it right here!

Opening Remarks by Dr. Jill Leutgeb, CSW Faculty Co-Chair; Welcome Address by Interim VC EDI Carol Padden;  Keynote Address by Dr. Gordon Saxe & Ms. Lauray MacElhern

“Our Food, Our Planet, Our Power”
Discover a simple and effective way to reclaim individual health while contributing to the health of Mother Earth and all who rely on her.  In this keynote address, Ms. MacElhern and Dr. Saxe discuss the empowering possibility for an “eat green” movement, in which women have a particularly vital role to play.  For more information, please see the following link:

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2014 Breakout Session: Dr. Valita Jones

Conscious Leadership

This workshop focused on assisting individuals within any organization on how to become more aware, responsible and accountable. After attending this session, you should have learned how to influence change, be able to create opportunities for transformation within systems, intentionally lead from a shared perspective and promote an organizational ethos of cooperation and collaboration.

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2014 Breakout Session: STEMM Panel

Leaning In and Managing Pushback

This panel featured a panel of women leaders in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine). The goals of this panel discussion were to showcase successful women leaders in STEMM, hear about their career trajectories including the choices they have made and the challenges they have encountered, and any tips they might share for how to succeed.  Another goal was to address in practical terms the real-world problem many women in STEMM face when they “lean in” only to find that their actions are often met with increased and heavy resistance.

Panel Participants:  Dr. Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor Marine Sciences and Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Dr. Kit Pogliano, Professor, Division of Biological Sciences and Chair of the UCSD Academic Senate; Dr. Bess Marcus, Chair of the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine

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2014 Breakout Session: Dr. Anita Raj

Elimination of Girl Child Marriage – Why and How?

Every year, 14 million girls globally are married prior to the age of 18 years, increasing their risk for domestic violence, reproductive health concerns, and maternal and infant mortality. Girl child marriage is the single most important impediment to maternal and child health that can be eliminated in a single generation. Supporting girls to know what they want and how to achieve it is key to elimination of this practice.

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