9th Annual USC Women’s Conference

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00am to 5:00pm

University Park Campus

Held every March during International Women’s Month, the USC Women’s Conference brings together women of all ages and backgrounds—alumnae, parents, students and friends—for a day of programs and activities designed to inspire and empower them to create positive change in their personal lives, their communities and the world.


Check-in and Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Program* 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Amber Miller, Dean of USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Hortensia de los Angeles Amaro, Associate Vice Provost for Community Research Initiatives and Dean’s Professor, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Preventative Medicine

Camille Gear Rich, Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in Social Sciences, and Professor of Law and Sociology, USC Gould School of Law



Session 1: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Session 2: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Professional Development:

“Negotiating for Leadership Success” (for entry-level professionals)

Yasmin Davidds ’95, CEO of the Women’s Institute of Negotiation


“How to Coach Women on Negotiating for Leadership Success” (for executive-level professionals)

Yasmin Davidds ’95, CEO of the Women’s Institute of Negotiation


Health & Wellness: Featuring professionals from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

“Compassion Fatigue in Women: What it is, Why it Happens, and How to Manage it” (for women health and wellness strategies for families)

Ellen F. Olshansky, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing

Stephen Hydon, Clinical Professor, Field Education


Finance: Featuring Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Associates

“The Financial Future of Rising Generations” (for entry-level professionals)

Dannielle Campos, Director of Corporate Philanthropy


“Forecasting the Future of Our Economy” (for executive-level professionals)

Michelle Myers, Director Research and Analyst


LUNCH 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.


AFTERNOON PROGRAM 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Panel Moderated by: Willow Bay, Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Closing Keynote, Alumnae Spotlight


CLOSING RECEPTION 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.


*Event schedule as of 12/20/16  and subject to change

Event Type

Conference/Symposia, Reception


Students, Alumni


University Park Campus




Early bird pricing: general admission: $100, current students or young alumnae 35 and under: $75; after February 13: $125/$90; after March 5: $150/$115



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Peijean Tsai

Peijean Tsai left a positive review 3/15/2017

Fantastic conference! Great speakers, extremely well organized with the multiple locations, very informative with lots of great resources (e.g. professional photographer headshots). Will definitely attend next year.

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