About the Summit

The Boston College Women's Summit (formerly known as Own It) is designed to empower all attendees by connecting them with a community of fellow classmates, speakers, and guests, and creating a space in which to have meaningful conversations and share game-changing ideas. 

Over the course of the day, speakers share thoughtful wisdom from a wide array of fields, including media, politics, business, and STEM. Highlights from past summits include Carrie Rich, The Global Good Fund co-founder and CEO, Kate White, former Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal clothing and author of NYT bestseller #GIRLBOSS, and Riham Osman, Digital Media and Communications Strategist at the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

The day will include both a morning and afternoon keynote address, main stage conversations, and small seminar sessions with Boston College alumni, students, faculty, and guests. It will be a day of celebration, learning, and empowerment. 

The vision of the Boston College Women's Summit is:


To empower women of all backgrounds to realize their individual and collective potential to rise together and enact change. 

To encourage all attendees to explore new and challenging perspectives, formulate goals, and utilize the Summit as a launching pad for future action.

To cultivate a supportive community that honors differences by highlighting diverse experiences and narratives of speakers so that all attendees see themselves reflected in the event.