Recap of USC Women’s Conference 2023

I had the most amazing day at the USC Women’s Conference. I had the opportunity to network with inspiring women from all walks of life and experiences, and gained leadership skills from many empowering speakers and just soaked up all the positive energy from all the conference attendees. I learned a lot, saw things from new perspectives, and was inspired throughout the day. I enjoyed every minute of it. I cannot wait until next year!

Below are some of the highlights and takeaways from one of the most memorable days I have ever experienced.


Knocking Down Barriers and Empowering our Future

  • Communication is key. Listen more. Learn from others.
  • Express gratitude each day.
  • Everyone has creative potential.
  • Show vulnerability and ask for help.

Resilience in the Boardroom

  • Be your authentic self to truly be happy
  • Dream Big
  • Reframe Failures — these are learning moments.
  • Be open to new opportunities
  • Always be kind as it creates a culture of psychological safety

Women’s Health and Our Futures

  • “We are 50% of the population, but we birth 100% of the population.”
  • This is an important time in history as reproductive rights are changing
  • COVID had a massive impact on women in leadership roles.
  • Recognize the invisible work that women do
  • Women’s and Children’s health are linked to one another
  • Take care of you first, so you can take care of others

The Business of Beauty

  • Beauty starts inside and what how you think about it
  • Representation matters
  • What makes you unique?

The Feminist Movements Next Wave

  • Mass incarceration needs to end as it impacts so many lives and separate people from their loved ones.
  • Mental health is impacted and isolation becomes an enemy

You Won’t Break My Soul: a love story

  • Learn to Love Yourself
  • Great leaders take action – inspire and make positive changes

Make Taste, Not Waste!

  • It all started when Pulp Pantry’s founder Kaitlin Mogentale watched a friend juice a carrot, seeing firsthand the large amount of fresh pulp that was left behind.
  • $285 billion worth of food is wasted each year, and Pulp Pantry wanted to change this.
  • Pulp Pantry was a company with the mission to shake up the food industry by upcycling snacks. They’re real veggie chips made from simple and sustainable ingredients.

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