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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 2023 will focus around the idea of radical hope and intergenerational activism, specifically what it means to ground ourselves and our current movements in the work that generations before us have done in order to cultivate the radical hope that we need to achieve liberation. In a time where there are so many different political, social, and economic fights before us, how can we focus our deep love for our communities in order to mobilize towards actions? We aim to recognize the diverse range of what activism looks like in practice and empower participants to continue fighting for liberation, all while encouraging a hope for the possibility of a radically different future.  

2023 Gender Equity and Justice Summit Flyer

​​​The Stanford Women’s Community Center presents: 

Gender Equity & Justice Summit 2023:
Reclaiming Hope through Intergenerational Solidarity 

*Featuring Janetta Louise Johnson of TGIJP (the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project) and other local activists 

Saturday, April 22, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration is now open!​
*Space is limited - first come first serve 

Contact Claudia Nmai ( with any questions.    

Co-Sponsored by The Stanford Fund

GEJS Summit Archives

Check out the videos below to view our 2021 Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit, featuring a conversation with Actress, Activist, Model, and star of FX TV show "Pose", Dominique Jackson ​and a panel of inspiring local activists to share their wisdom, stories, and journey to activism with the Stanford community and beyond.

Past Conferences (from SWLC to GEJS)​

The Stanford Women’s Leadership Conference served as an incredible program for the WCC community for 13 wonderful years (for past websites, see below). This program invited students, faculty, staff and alumni of Stanford to come together to explore gender equity within a wide range of fields, industries. Based on student feedback and to broaden the conversations on gender inclusion and equity, the WCC announced in 2019 that the SWLC will be re-imagined as the Stanford Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit.

Speakers from past years have included:

  • Cat Brooks (co-founder of the Anti-Police Terror Project, performer, and activist)
  • Dominique Jackson (actress, author, model, star of POSE on FX)
  • Ericka Huggins, author, poet, educator, Black Panther Party leader)
  • 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)
  • A-lan Holt (film director, author, Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford)
  • Debora L. Spar (president of Barnard College)
  • Ai-jen Poo (director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance)
  • Saima Hasan (Founder of Roshni)
  • Emily May (Co-Founder of Hollaback!, leader in anti-street harassment movement)
  • Leila Janah (Founder of Samasource)
  • Jessica Greer Morris (Girl Be Heard)
  • Debbie Sterling (Founder of Goldieblox)
  • 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)
  • Peta Lindsay (2012 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation)
  • 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)
  • April Chou (founder, New Schools Venture Fund)
  • Aimee Allison (Founder and President of She The People)
  • Telle Whitney (CEO and President of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology)
  • and so many more!

Learn more about past GEJSs:

2019 Summit: Tomorrow's World is Ours to Build

Learn more about past SWLCs: