—2024—

Women In Leadership

May 23 | 6:30 pm

UC San Diego Price Center, East Ballroom

Through a candid and timely discussion, this year's distinguished panel share their personal stories and vision on how women can help lead our nation to a better future.

Featured Panelists


Ina Garten
Ina Garten
Panelist

Cookbook Author and Television Host

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Michelle Hanabusa
Michelle Hanabusa
Panelist

Founder and Creative Director of UPRISERS + Co-Founder of Hate Is A Virus

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Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot Lee Shetterly
Panelist

Author of “Hidden Figures”: the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and No. 1 Hit Film

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Lynn Sherr
Lynn Sherr
Moderator

Author and Award-Winning Journalist

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Event Details


A conversation with Ina Garten, cookbook author and television host; Michelle Hanabusa, founder and creative director of UPRISERS® and co-founder of Hate Is A Virus; and Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures”: the No. 1 New York Times Bestseller and No. 1 hit film. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist will moderate the discussion.

Location:

UC San Diego Price Center, East Ballroom

9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093

Date & Time:

May 23, 2024
6:30 pm

About


The annual Women in Leadership event hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego celebrates the life of America’s first woman in space by reflecting on the things she cared about. Sally Ride was an athlete, a physicist, a space pioneer, an author and a champion of diversity in science education and careers. And in each of these areas, she was a leader.

Tam O’Shaughnessy, Ride’s life partner and cofounder of Sally Ride Science, conceived of the first Women in Leadership event in 2018 to celebrate the dedication of a U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp in Ride’s honor. That lively and thought-provoking conversation gave rise to an annual event aimed at inspiring girls and women to embrace leadership roles.

Past Events


Women in Leadership 2023

A conversation with Erin Jackson, speedskating Olympic gold medalist and STEM advocate; Laurie Leshin, geochemist, space scientist and director of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Natalia Molina, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, award-winning author. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.

Women in Leadership 2022

A conversation with Dolores Huerta, iconic labor leader and activist; Dr. Aprille J. Ericsson, trailblazing NASA aerospace engineer; and Danielle Feinberg, visual effects supervisor at Pixar. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.

Women in Leadership 2021

A conversation with Brittney Cooper, feminist scholar and author; Kathy Sullivan, trailblazing astronaut and scientist; and Maria Hinojosa, award-winning news anchor and reporter. Lynn Sherr, author and award-winning journalist, will moderate the discussion.

Women in Leadership 2019

A conversation with Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer, Girls Scouts of the USA; Chelsea Clinton, vice chair, the Clinton Foundation; and Jedidah Isler, assistant professor of physics and Astronomy, Dartmouth College. Moderated by Lynn Sherr, award-winning journalist and author.

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