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Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit (formerly, the Stanford Women's Leadership Conference)

The Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference has been an incredible program for the WCC community for the past 13 years (for more information, see below). This academic year, in 2019, the WCC Staff are excited to announce that moving forward this program will be re-imagined to the Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit.

The Theme of the 2019 Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit is Tomorrow's World is Ours to Build, based off the Yuri Kochiyama quote:

“Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students. Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power, and be sure that power will not be abusively used, but used for building trust and goodwill domestically and internationally. Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

This year, the summit is 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.


Saturday, April 6th, 2019
McCaw Hall, Stanford Alumni Center
Stanford University
9:30am - 4pm


This summit is open & free to all students with a SUID. Students from other universities are welcome as well!

Please visit the GEJS Website to read more about the summit, the speakers, and the mentors who will be in attendance!

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at gejs.register@gmailcom. 


The Women’s Community Center invites students of all genders, identities, backgrounds, and experiences to join us at the Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit. Space will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.



Past Conferences

Speakers from past years have included 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:

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


2017 Stanford Women's Leadership Conference