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Women's Leadership Conference

An annual leadership experience for women

Connect with successful women leaders from a wide range of professions. Gain insight and practical lessons about effective leadership. Participate in lively discussions about the power in all of us to achieve personal and professional success.

Our 2013 event sold out almost two weeks in advance! To be placed on a list to be notified early about our 2014 conference, please contact Heather Schraeder, director of Special Events and Public Programs, at 213.477.2761 or

Attendees interact during an activity as part of a session in the College's Hannon Theater.

Conference participants listen to one of the breakout sessions at this year's conference.

The Circle on the College's Chalon Campus served as a popular gathering spot between sessions.

An audience member asks a questions during a Q&A with Dr. Kathy Magliato, a nationally renowned heart surgeon..

Dr. Kathy Magliato, left, engages in a Q&A session with the audience.

Getting ready for the start of the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference!

Students participants react to Lauren Brown Jarvis during a social media workshop.

Audience members listen during a conference session.

Araceli Campos, president of the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, makes a point during the "Women Leading the Way in L.A." panel conversation.

Bonnie St. John, an Olympic medalist and former White House economic adviser, delivered the closing address, "How Great Women Make History."

Four MSMC alums shared "Leadership Lessons Learned at the Mount" as part of a student session - Tehra Yosifi '10, Blanca Nazareth '03, Daisy Pizana '06 and Danielle Batol '08.

Dr. Helen Boutrous, chair of the Mount's History and Political Science department, leads a session on "Women Leading the Way in L.A."

Rachel Hollis talks during a student session on "I Wish I Could Do This For a Living: Turning Passion into Profit."

Conference attendees look over a list of sessions at this year's Women's Leadership Conference.

Dr. Kathy Magliato signs copies of her book, Heart Matters, after speaking at the conference.

Current students and alum mentors meet during a mentor training session set up specifically for students during the conference.

Conference participants enjoy a lunch break during the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference.

Helen Torres, executive director of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, shares Leadership Lessons Learned."

Breaks and networking opportunities allowed rising leaders to interact between sessions.

MSMC's Dr. Helen Boutrous moderates a panel on "Women Leading the Way in L.A." with Araceli Campos, Kimberly Freeman and Gwen Miller.

A look back at the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference

The 2013 Women's Leadership Conference at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles featured women leaders from a wide variety of fields — including nationally renowned heart surgeon Dr. Kathy Magliato and Paralympic medalist and former White House economic adviser Bonnie St. John.

Check out the photo slideshow of our 2013 Women's Leadership Conference, and read a recap of the event in our "In the Spotlight" series.