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OWN IT: A Summit for Women's Leadership

Saturday, November 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By WashU OWN IT
Bauer Hall and Knight Center, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130


OWN IT WashU is a women's leadership summit designed to encourage WashU women and women in the St. Louis community to be their best selves and to encourage each other to do the same. It is our goal to bring to campus successful, driven, and inspiring women from all walks of life. By bringing together these like-minded women, we believe all attendees will leave with both knowledge and leadership skills to amplify their personal and professional success.


Impact Panel (9:15am)

Randi Shafton - Executive Director of Peninsula Bridge

Yemi Adewunmi - Founder and CEO of Civic Eagle

Yari Blanco - Senior Manager of Multicultural Partnerships at Twitter, formerly Chief Diversity Officer at The Wing

Maya Escobar - Founder and CEO at Casa Blue

Business Panel (10:20am)

Nina Noll - Director of Financial Operations at Payability

Emily Lansverk - Senior Business Manager at Capital One

Shruti Gauba - Executive Director at JP Morgan

Rovina Broomfield - Senior Product Manager at Amazon

STEM Panel (1:15pm)

Jennifer Mueller - Director of Engineering at Boeing

Katie Nowak - Vice President, Care Management Informatics and Business Support at Mercy Hospital

Allie Plotsky - VP Commercial Strategy of Aladdin Wealth Tech at BlackRock

Emily Jungheim - endocrinologist/infertility specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Create Panel (2:15pm)

Elizabeth Giardina - Vice President of Design for Proenza Schouler White Label

Hawley Braswell - Senior FF&E Designer at Parts and Labor

Julia Lindon - Comedian

Lily Sullivan - Special Projects Editor at Domino Media Group

Registration includes: a ticket to our women's leadership summit, buffet lunch, swag bag of promotional goods, one-on-one networking opportunities during office hours with panelists. 

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Washington University in St. Louis
Bauer Hall and Knight Center
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
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