THIRD ANNUAL SUMMIT:  April 9, 2016

The 3rd Annual OWN IT Summit took place at Georgetown University on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. We had 800 attendees, over 100 speakers, 45 breakout sessions, 65 volunteers, and 20+ partners.

Attendees had the chance to see Abby Wambach, World Cup winner and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Dava Newman, Deputy Administrator of NASA; Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founding Editor-in-Chief of MuslimGirl.net; Norah O'Donnell, Co-anchor of CBS This Morning; and many more! 

You can see our 2016 Welcome Video here.

You can see our schedule for the day here: 

7:00AM - WAKE-UP YOGA (optional)   Healey Family Student Center

8:00AM - REGISTRATION  Healy Hall

9:00AM - WELCOME TO OWN IT   Gaston Hall

  • Helen Brosnan, OWN IT Co-Founder & OWN IT 2016 Executive Director
  • Soraya Eid & Allyn Rosenberger, OWN IT 2016 Co-Chairs
  • Georgetown University President John DeGioia 

9:10AM - PERFORMANCE   Gaston Hall

  • Azure Antoinette & Enushe Khan 

9:20AM - KEYNOTE INTERVIEW & AWARD Gaston Hall

  • Abby Wambach
    • Retired American soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women's World Cup Champion
  • Norah O'Donnell
    • OWN IT 2014 & 2015 speaker, OWN IT Advisory Board member, and Co-Host of CBS This Morning

9:45AM - WOMEN IN NEW MEDIA: Breaking barriers and creating new spaces for women online and in print

  • Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
  • Alison Overholt
    • Editor-in-Chief of ESPN Magazine
  • Liza Donnelly
    • New Yorker contributor & political cartoonist
  • Amel Monsur
    • Creative Director, VICE's Broadly
  • Moderated By: Carla Zanoni
    • Executive Emerging Media Editor, Audience Development at the Wall Street Journal

10:30AM – THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY: Female innovators solving 21st century problems

  • Megan Smith
    • United States Chief Technology Officer
  • Dava Newman
    • Deputy Administrator of NASA
  • Moderated By: Eun Yang
    • Morning News Anchor for NBC4

10:50AM — BREAK

11:00AM - BREAKOUT SESSION #1    Healey Hall, White Gravenor, Maguire, ICC, Reiss

12:00PM - LUNCH    Healey Family Student Center

1:00PM - BREAKOUT SESSION #2     Healey Hall, White Gravenor, Maguire, ICC, Reiss

1:50PM - BREAK

1:55PM - WELCOME BACK

  • Melanne Verveer 
    • Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security
  • Delass Johnson
    • Spoken word poet 

2:00PM - REDEFINING ACTIVISM: Challenging norms and changing the landscape of justice in America  

  • Sarah McBride
    • LBGT activist & Campaigns and Communications Manager at American Progress
  • Tamika Mallory
    • Racial justice activist & Executive Director of National Action Network
  • Shannon Watts
    • Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Jessica Jin
    • Organizer, Cocks Not Glocks
  • Moderated By: Jamia Wilson
    • Feminist activist & Executive Director of Women, Action, And The Media

2:40PM - TRAILBLAZERS: Disrupting industries and building businesses through social change   

  • Miki Agrawal
    • CEO & Founder of THINX & Author of Do Cool Sh*t
  • Jenna Arnold
    • Founder of Organize, organ donation registration
  • Moderated By: Buffy Wicks 
    • American Political Strategist, Co-Host of The Riveters Podcast 

3:00PM – CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND(S): women are awesome -- a conversation on modern womanhood and evolving feminism 

  • Ann Friedman
    • Co-host of Call Your Girlfriend podcast and New York Magazine columnist
  • Aminatou Sow
    • Co-host of Call Your Girlfriend podcast and Founder of Tech Lady Mafia
  • Moderated by: Dr. Marcia Chatelain
    • Historian & Author of South Side Girls