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During these uncertain times, it is with joy and excitement that the Women’s Community Center will be continuing with our annual Gender Equity and Justice Summit, featuring the phenomenal Ericka Huggins! Join us for a conversation with human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther Party Leader and former political prisoner, Ericka Huggins. She will be sharing her story, advise, hopes, and lessons on self-care and resilience through turbulent and uncertainn times. Come to be moved, loved, and celebrated! All are welcome upon registration. The Summit will be taking place over Zoom (registration required) and will feature Ericka’s incredible journey as well as time for Q&A.

Thurs April 16th, 2020  ||   4pm PST   ||    Zoom


*This event is open to the public* 

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The Women’s Community Center invites students of all genders, identities, backgrounds, and experiences to join us at the Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit. 

Past Conferences

The Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference served as an incredible program for the WCC community for 13 wonderful years (for more information, see below). In order to truly promote gender inclusion and equity, the WCC Staff announced in 2019 that moving forward this program will be re-imagined as the Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit.

Speakers from past years have included Favianna Rodriguez (transdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and activist), Danica Roem (delegate for the 13th District of Virginia), Dr. Lilly Lamboy (co-founder of the Stanford Diversity in Leadership Initiative), Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye (28th chief justice of the State of California), Debora L. Spar (president of Barnard College), Ai-jen Poo (director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance), Persis Drell (9th Dean of Stanford's School of Engineering), Kavita Ramdas (former CEO, Global Fund for Women), Kathy Levinson (former president, E*Trade), Priya Haji (founder, World of Good), Reem Rahim (founder, Numi Tea), Whitney Smith (founder, Girls for a Change), Victoria Hale (founder, OneWorld Health), Nancy Milliken, MD (associate dean of admissions at USCF Medical School, director of the UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health), and April Chou (founder, New Schools Venture Fund).

Learn more about past conferences:

2019 Summit: Tomorrow's World is Ours to Build

2018 Conference: Dare to be Powerful: Our Strengths, Our Vision, Our Community

2017 Conference: Courage to Bloom: Embracing Your Roots and Planting Seeds for Change

2016 Conference: Hear My Voice

2015 Conference: Still I Rise: Breaking Barriers, Building Change

2014 Conference: Add Your Piece: Redefining Success Individually

2013 Conference: Next Generation