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#MeToo: Catalyst for Change
20th Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Friday, March 29th, 2019
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM

The Mount Vernon Campus at the George Washington University
Washington, DC


Conference Schedule

Time Session Location
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration and Check-In Post Hall
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Sponsored Luncheon

Opening Remarks: Mary Buckley, Director Women's Leadership Program

Musical Performance: Millicent Scarlett

"Will You Be There for Me?" and "Damned, if I Do"

Luncheon Speaker: Grace Speights, GW Board of Trustees

"Counseling Organizations in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement, What Has Changed?"

Alumnae Recognition: Elizabeth Orlando, MVC '87 and Harjinder Gill, MVC '99

Post Hall

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

Keynote Address

Introduction: Megan Beyer, Gender Advocate EqualAI

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Schriock, President of Emily's List

“No Turning Back: A New Era for Women in Politics”




1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


Coffee Break


AMES B1 Corridor


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Afternoon Panel: #MeToo: Catalyst for Change? Empowered. Confident. In Control. Where do we go from here?

Panel Moderator

  • Cynthia Steele Vance (MVC '79)


  • Jennifer Lawless, Ph.D.
  • Megan Beyer
  • Heera Kamboj
  • Jennifer L. Porter
  • Delegate Kathy Tran

3:00 PM

Conference Concludes  



Every year, the steering committee invites dynamic, accomplished leaders to be speakers, breakout session presenters, and panelists at the Women's Leadership Conference. These guests have broken barriers and made great strides in the world of women's leadership, and are able to impart some of the wisdom they have gained during their careers.

Conference Speakers