Speaker Series

Scheduled by the WIM Program Co-chairs at UPC and HSC, these series are intended to provide members and guests with the opportunity to hear from dynamic speakers, visit campus venues, from the USC campus. Join us, monthly, at either HSC or UPC over lunch. In addition, these workshops provide a great networking opportunity. We are always looking for ideas, so please send your recommendations for inspiring, dynamic speakers to the current Speaker Series co-chairs.

Current Speaker Series listing

Recent events include:

  • Connecting the Dots: The Path Forward Is Not Always a Straight Line with Catherine Spear, Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX
  • Leading with Positivity with Ilene C. Rosenstein, PhD Associate Vice Provost, Campus Well-being and Education
  • GEMS Well-being for Women Seminar Series – The Fertility Treatment Journey with Molly Quinn, MD; and Fertility Preservation with Joie Zeynep Guner, MD, MSc, MSCI
  • Dismantling the Inherent Privilege of Self Care with Nishelli Ahmed, MPH, CHES; and Ashleigh Hala, MSW, LCSW
  • Equipping Yourself to Make Professional Life Changes – “Doing Battle with Imposter Syndrome” with Dr. Sabrina K. Pasztor, PhD, MILR
  • Renewal and Well-being Series: Understanding Breast Cancer with Dr. Emily Siegel
  • WIM Signature Event: Provost & Senior Vice Presidents Luncheon
  • Allyship with Chandra Montgomery and Shalonda F. Martin
  • Inclusive Leadership Workshop with Chandra Montgomery and Shalonda F. Martin
  • Dean Karen Gallagher: Twenty Years of Leadership at USC
  • Success in a Patriarchal Organization: Leveraging the Woman Experience with Mirtha Villarreal-Younger
  • Effective Communication in Management with Davide M. Roberts – Interim Director of Athletics
  • A Few Good (Wo)men: Creating a Center for Gender Equity in Medicine & Science (GEMS) with Zea Borok, MD; Rima Jubron, MD, MPH; Parveen Parmar, MD, MPH; and Daphne Walker, MD
  • Stepping Up to Lead: Women in Healthcare Leadership with Shawn Sheffield, Chief Strategy Officer, Keck School of Medicine
  • From Movies to Medicine – A Personal Reflection on my Career with Kavita Munjal, Assistant Vice President, Health Science Department
  • Community Health and Community Hospital Philanthropy – Building a Career Around Your Passions with Kerri Yoder Hubbard, Executive Director, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation
  • Building a Flourishing Culture of Development with Marlene Loadvine, Senior Associate Dean, External Relations, School of Cinematic Arts
  • Tour of KUSC and Discussion with Brenda Barnes, KUSC President
  • Gallery Exhibition and Mixer: L.A. Woman: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow featuring Ruth Weisberg, Artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean, USC Roski School of Fine Arts
  • Implementation of the Campus Master Plan with Laurie Stone, Associate Senior Vice President for Real Estate and Asset Management


  • Members- $18
  • Non-members -$20