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Join the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences in a conversation honoring

International Women's Day

The Case for Women's Leadership: Do Our Societies Need It & Why?

Monday, March 2 | 8:00-11:00 a.m.

UCI University Club | 801 E Peltason Dr

Event includes a breakfast, in-person speaker panel and global discussion. All guests must be seated by 8:45 a.m. for formal discussion to commence.

The UCI School of Social Sciences is proud to partner with Athena40 to host a dynamic all-female California speaker panel as part of the 2nd Athena40 Global Conversation on Female Leadership. This engaging in-person speaker panel is part of a global discussion, joining international leaders and thinkers from 10 countries spanning 5 continents on topics including:
  • What progress has been achieved in the past years with regards to women in leadership in your country and region?
  • Where are the major challenges and opportunities?
  • Who are the real change-makers? Who are women and allies making a difference in your country?
  • What have you learned from them and what actions have they taken that have changed things for the better?
  • What can be done to promote diversity, inclusivity and women in leading positions?
  • What does "Women's Leadership" mean to you? How do you define it and do you think there are misconceptions that need to be brought down?
  • As a woman and leader in your field, what are your priorities and goals?
California Speaker Panel:
catherine bolzendahl
Catherine Bolzendahl
Associate Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine
Equity Advisor, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine
Speaker Bio
stephanie mcclellan
Dr. Stephanie McClellan
Chief Medical Officer and OB/GYN, TIA Women's Health
Speaker Bio
susan parks
Susan B. Parks
President & CEO, Orange County United Way
Speaker Bio
susan parks
Kerry Phelan
President, Global Franchise Management, Lionsgate Entertainment
Speaker Bio
song richardson
L. Song Richardson
Dean & Chancellor's Professor of Law, UC Irvine
Speaker Bio
loretta sanchez
Loretta Sanchez
Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Speaker Bio

Parking at the University Club is complementary for event attendees. To learn more about the accompanying international speaker panels, visit the Global Thinkers Forum. We look forward to sharing all of the global discussions via YouTube following the event. For additional information, please contact Melissa Churlonis, or 949.824.7472.