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 Leadership Institute.
2018 Conference Speakers
Leadership Conference Details
$80 for General Admission
$30 for Students
Date & Time
Saturday, October 20, 2018
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
On-site valet parking is available with in-and-out privileges.
Business Professional Attire
|8:00 – 9:00 AM||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:45 AM||Welcome
Presentation of Changemaker Award: Secretary Mona Pasquil
|9:45 – 11:00 AM||Breakout Session #1|
|11:00 AM – 12:30 PM||Luncheon
Presentation of Changemaker Award: The Honorable Judy Chu
Presentation of Changemaker Award: Awkwafina (video message)
|12:45 – 2:00 PM||Breakout Session #2|
|2:00 – 3:00 PM||Networking|
“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.”
"I know how important women's voices are, I know how important grassroots activism is, and I know women can make a difference."
"If we’re going to redefine what success means...beyond money and power, it’s going to be women who will lead the way."
Did you know?
women in politics
Only 10% of US politicians are women.
gender pay gap
Women make 78¢ for every $1 men earn
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."
"Women in power shows us that we cannot have leadership in silos."