Women in Power

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

Conference Schedule

Time Activity
8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00  – 9:45 AM Welcome
Sponsor Remarks
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

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.


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