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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

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

Dr. Margaret Weber speaks during a breakout session on work-life balance.

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

Audience members listen during a conference session.

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

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

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

A group of students pose for a photo after attending the 2013 Women's Leadership Conference.

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

Making connections during breaks between sessions.

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

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

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

Edythe Davis engages the audience during her workshop on "Working from the Inside Out: New Communications Strategies."

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

The conference attracted many students and alums among the gathered crowd for this year's event.

Lauren Brown Jarvis taught attendees how to "Make Meaningful Connections with Social Media."

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

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.

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

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.