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The Women in Power (WIP) program aims to create opportunities for candid discussion regarding issues that women leaders face and to explore strategies for overcoming them. The WIP annual conference and networking programs help foster a community built on leadership, inspiration, and mentorship, empowering women to achieve their full leadership potential.

The program also serves as a recruitment tool to be able to ensure we are engaging with women of all different industries and ensuring that they are encouraged to apply and go through our other pipeline building leadership development programming efforts such as the Leadership Academy and the Political Institute.

Important Dates

Program Date
Networking Reception Thursday, June 1, 2017
Leadership Conference Friday, July 21, 2017
Networking Reception Thursday, September 28, 2017

Meet our 2017 Leadership Conference Speakers

Inaugural Women in Power Leadership Conference to be held on July 21st

Past speakers

  • “We need to encourage more of our API leaders to get involved in politics to get more people elected to office. The government sector and the public sector is so important to the work that we do. It’s important to find a way to make it happen.”

    Irene Hirano-Inouye President, US-Japan Council
  • "I know how important women's voices are, I know how important grassroots activism is, and I know women can make a difference."

    The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand US Senator, New York
  • "If we’re going to redefine what success means...beyond money and power, it’s going to be women who will lead the way."

    Arianna Huffington Journalist & Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post

Did you know?

women in politics

Only 10% of US politicians are women.

gender pay gap

Women make 78¢ for every $1 men earn

executive leadership

Only 20% of executives are women

What people say

  • "Having women in power shows women that there is a place for them [in leadership roles] in all different sectors."

    Sukanya Mukherjee Student
  • "Women in power shows us that we cannot have leadership in silos."

    Sandra Chen Lau Chief Development Officer, USC Pacific Asia Museum


We’re helping women foster a community built on leadership, inspiration, and mentorship.

 This program is generously supported by:

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