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The Stanford Women’s Community Center hosts the annual Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit. Over the years, the summit has become an annual event to celebrate leaders who are raising awareness of issues related to equity in their fields and working to make change in their lives and communities.

The Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit 2022 was focused around the idea of lifelong feminism and activism, and what it means for young people today to lead lives and careers centered around a passion for social justice while also practicing care for their communities. In particular, how can we approach the coming months emerging from a global pandemic and a year filled with turmoil and injustice with compassion, care, self and community love to heal? We aimed to recognize a diverse set of experiences of what activism looks like in practice, and empower participants to continue fighting for justice, all the while encouraging healing and love.

If you have any general questions about the Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit, please contact Faith Kazmi or our GEJ Summit Coordinator Claudia Nmai .


Thank you to everyone who join us for our 2022 Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit and we look forward to seeing you at our next year's summit!!

The Stanford Women’s Community Center presents:

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Gender Equity & Justice Summit 2022:

Healing and Learning for Self- and Community Care

Featuring Cat Brooks and other local activists

Sunday, April 24, 2022,11:00am - 1:00pm

Bechtel International Center Courtyard

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 and summits:

2021 Summit: Featuring Actress and Activist Dominque Jackson from FX's "Pose"

2020 Summit: Love, Resilience, and Self-Care

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