Join us for OLP’s Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium on March 15, 2019 at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace.
OLP is honored to serve as an epicenter for women's education and is excited to host this unique event centered on reciprocal learning and inspiration. We are incredibly thankful to have Franchesca Catagnola and Danitza Villanueva '98 as our amazing Co-Chairs for this wonderful event. Modeled after speaker panels at leading universities, OLP’s Women’s Symposium brings together top women leaders to share their insights and pathways to success with our students and the community. Through dialogue and modeling, these female leaders empower young women to stand up for themselves and fearlessly chase their dreams.
The funds raised from this event will support the OLP Alumnae Scholarship Fund for students who embody the charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, show academic potential and demonstrate financial need.
- $50 – General Admission
- Includes access to all presentations and panels, welcome reception and networking lunch
- $15 – OLP Alumna / College Student / Young Professional (under 30 years old)
- Parking: There will be optional shuttle service provided for parking convenience. We encourage guests to park at the Westfield Mission Valley Mall (East parking lot between The Broken Yolk and Bank of America) and take one of our courtesy shuttles to OLP. Shuttle service will begin at 8 am. Shuttles will run continuously between Westfield Mission Valley and OLP, with the last shuttle leaving OLP at 3 pm. Parking is limited at and around OLP, and we ask our guests to support our efforts in being good neighbors by being aware of residential driveways. Please do not block or park too close to driveways: you will be towed. Carpool and rideshare are also encouraged.
- $50 – General Admission
New this year… We are excited to announce our Vendor Marketplace. Make sure to stop by and support our women entrepreneurs, including our student entrepreneurs! From jewelry to skincare, there is something for everyone.
Dr. Diane Perez
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Honey & Lavender
Branch Out Market
American National Investments
Fifth Annual Women's Symposium
Join us as a corporate partner for the Fifth Annual Women’s Symposium. Through your support, your business or organization will benefit from direct exposure to hundreds of community members who are interested in supporting and encouraging young women to pursue their dreams, find their voices and reach their true potentials.
Sponsorship Opportunities range from $1,000 to $15,000 and can be customized to fit your needs.
Thank You, 2019 Sponsors
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2019 Main Stage Speakers
At this panel, you will hear from women who have surpassed roadblocks in their trajectory,
allowing themselves to “fail forward” and rise up from their challenges. They will discuss their
first steps in overcoming adversity, and the turning points in their lives where they changed their
failures into successes. These panelists will describe how they overcame societal standards
and personal obstacles, the milestones that made them the accomplished, empowered women
they are today.
Meet women who are currently changing the world for the better, with improvements large and
small, day by day. These inspiring and powerful women won’t stand for the status quo, and will
provide tips so that you can become your own changemaker in your field, your community and
beyond. Some of these women purposely set out to break glass ceilings and others were
committed to doing solid work and ended up causing radical change in the process. Learn how
they got to where they are, and what’s next.
Gina M. Jackson
Founder and Executive Artistic Director, Cultural Noire Performing Arts Company
Professor, San Diego Community College District
Arts Commissioner for the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
Investigate deeper into the possibilities of using your voice to advocate for your own
development and goals – changing the conversation and challenging stereotypes. You will learn
when and where it is best to use your voice to bring about change. These independent women
will talk about how they gained their own voice when facing hard times, uncomfortable situations
and pessimistic attitudes.
Every woman is in the process of creating her own unique story. Like any great story, each of
these women were facilitated by others who illuminated their journey – as well as those who
caused them to pivot or make twists or turns. Hear riveting stories, as panelists delve into the
highs and lows of their lives and their diverse chapters.
Danitza Villanueva '98
Giving Back Magazine
Senior VP, Torrey Pines Bank