To bridge the gap between female leaders of the 21st century and the millennials who admire them by shaking up the women's leadership arena and producing game-changing opportunities for college-aged women.
WHAT IS OWN IT?
OWN IT at University of California, Davis is a women’s leadership summit designed to foster and encourage young women at Davis and in the surrounding community to pursue their wildest dreams. By connecting leaders of all fields with millennials, this summit aims to bridge the gap from “What If?” to “I Can”, empowering women to own their true selves and identity. This one day summit will allow attendees to listen and to learn from role models, cultivate skills, and network with fellow peers.
OWN IT was started by Georgetown University students, Helen Brosnan and Kendall Ciesemier, in 2013 as a means to bring awareness to the lack of women in leadership positions across various professional fields. The inaugural Own It summit was held at GU in April of 2014, and brought over 40 speakers and 400 attendees together for a day filled with motivation and female empowerment. In March of 2015, both Georgetown University and Boston College held summits with over 800 and 300 attendees, respectively. The success of the summit and its ambition to empower young women towards leadership roles has made its impact across the nation to numerous universities and the University of California, Davis.