OLP Women’s Symposium

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. 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.

Topics:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Changemakers in Action
  • The Power of Your Voice
  • Creating Your Own Story

Schedule: 

8:30 AM Vendor Marketplace Opens
9:35 AM Opening Assembly
10:20 AM Panel Session 1
11:00 AM Break
11:30 AM Panel Session 2
12:15 PM Closing Assembly
1:00 PM- 2:30 PM Networking Lunch and Vendor Marketplace

Tickets:

  • $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)

Fifth Annual Women's Symposium

Join us as a corporate partner for the Fourth 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.

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Thank You, 2018 Sponsors

2018 Main Stage Speakers 

Lisa Lane '07
 Sports Reporter, FOX Sports San Diego
Mistress of Ceremonies
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Kristin Gaspar
 Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar, County Supervisor, District 3
Keynote Speaker
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Stephanie Espy
 Author of STEM Gems, Chemical Engineer, Founder of MathSP
Closing Speaker
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This Wasn't My Plan 

It has been said that “Life is what happens when our plans fall through.” Hear stories from our panelists of their diverted plans, unexpected opportunities, and curve balls that turned into grand slams.

Kaila Weedman '08
Senior Director, Golden State Consultants
Facilitator
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Ariana Longley, MPH
Vice President of Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Panelist
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Janice Brown
Founding Partner of Brown Law Group
Panelist
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Carrie Sawyer
Manager of Inclusion and Diversity at Qualcomm
Panelist
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Jen Carroll
Associate Director of Public Relations, Illumina
Panelist
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You Can Have it All... 

Women leaders wear many different hats and are consistently working towards understanding the fundamentals of balance. Gain insight from our panelists and learn how they determine success, assess risk, and manage their energy.

Dr. Patricia Marquez, Ph.D 
Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, USD
Facilitator
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Joan Ciancaglini
Senior Vice President, Director of Stores, ANN INC.
Panelist
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Sandy Young
Vice President at J. Walcher Communications
Panelist
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Meagan E. Garland, Esq.
Founder of Garland Law
Panelist
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Lee Wills
Head of Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement, Sony.
Panelist
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Taking a Seat at the Table

Celebrate women who have broken barriers and advanced their careers in male-dominated industries. Learn how to play an active role in changing the conversation and in advocating for your own development.

Sarah Bacerra
Director of Learning and Engagement at Hera Hub
Facilitator
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Carisa Azzi
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Welk Resort Group
Panelist
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Kamisha Mason
Senior Development Test Engineer for Solar Turbines Incorporated
Panelist
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Karla Berman
Commercial Director, Google Mexico
Panelist
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Ashley Hayek
President and CEO, Golden State Consultants
Panelist
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Finding Passion and Purpose

Givers, change-makers, movers and shakers- these people are necessary in transforming, developing, diversifying, and reforming our communities. Learn from those who walked the path of courage, heart, and faith to find their purpose and passion in their work.

Jessica (Schulte) Walker '01
Co-Vice President of Employee Benefits, Schulte Insurance Agency
Facilitator
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Dr. Liza María Pompa González, MD, Ph.D., FACS
LIMARP International Center of Excellence for Obesity
Panelist
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Josette Persson ’90
Executive Producer & Partner of Point Studio
Panelist
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Kathryn Vaughn
Partner, Law Offices of Vaughn and Vaughn
Panelist
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Consul General Marcela Celorio
Consul General of Mexico in San Diego
Panelist
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2018 Women's Symposium

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