Leading for Inclusion
at the 19th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM


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

Join a diverse and engaging mix of speakers, faculty, students, alumni, and guests for an afternoon of dialogue and exchange focused on exploring issues facing our communities and women of all ages in today's professional world.

This year’s conference will examine the challenges and advantages of living in a global world, the value of diversity, the role of inclusion in bringing peace to divided societies, and the debates around these complex exchanges. How can we engage in positive civil discourse and what is the role of education in creating safe communities?



The George Washington University and theWomen’s Leadership Program host an annual Women’s Leadership Conference that brings together faculty, staff, students, alumnae, and guest to discuss current topics in women’s leadership. From examining leadership styles to considering cutting-edge leadership issues, the conference tackles contemporary topics and provides unique opportunities for networking and interaction with women leaders.

The Women’s Leadership Conference recognizes the legacy of Elizabeth J. Somers, who player an important role in promoting women’s education, civic activism, and community engagement. Mrs. Somers established the Mount Vernon Seminary and College in the mid 1800’s, which at the time was the only secondary education institution for women in Washington, D.C. and was instrumental in encouraging that academic and social education of young women. In 1997, when the 121-year-old Mount Vernon College was affiliated with GW the university agreed to carry on Mrs. Somers’vision of academic education and social action for women. The Women’s Leadership Conference and the Women’s Leadership Program are part of that legacy, as it champions the active engagement of women in discussion, growth, and practice leadership.


Please continue to visit this site for the most up-to-date information regarding speakers and sessions. Many arrangements continued to be finalized and will be announced here once confirmed.

Sponsored by The Elizabeth J. Somers Women's Leadership Program.