USC Women in Management Events

USC’s Women in Management (WIM) program is promoting a series of spring events and book clubs that are open to the public.

The group will host its ongoing Book Club event on Friday, March 24, at 12 pm on Zoom, featuring a discussion of the novel Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The book, which has been made into an HBO series, describes a fictional post-pandemic world and what it takes to keep art and humanity alive.

Lessons from Remarkable Athletes Panelists

WIM’s ongoing Professional Development and Well-Being Series will host a luncheon discussion on March 28 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm on Lessons from Remarkable Athletes: Skills for Professional Growth and Leadership. The event will include Nickey Woods, Dean of Students and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at USC Gould School of Law and former basketball player at UCLA; Robin Scholefield, Director of Culture, Well-being and Sport Psychology for USC Athletics and former Olympic track star; and Sam Adams, Deputy Chief of Staff in USC Athletics and former USC diver. The luncheon is open to everyone and tickets can be purchased at

Catherine Spear will be the main speaker for the WIM Zoom event.

Wim’s Professional Development and Well-Being Series will also host a virtual event on April 7 from 12 pm to 1 pm titled Connecting the Dots: The Path Forward Is Not Always a Straight Line. The event will feature Catherine Spear, the Vice President for the Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, who will discuss the paths she has traveled (including bumps along the way) to arrive at her current role as the Vice President of USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, who will share highlights from her three-decade long career devoted to civil rights in the education field. Spear’s remarks will emphasize the value of seeking mentors and role models—as well as maintaining a healthy dose of self-confidence, willingness to take risks, resilience, and a sense of humor. A theme throughout will be the importance of work-life balance and prioritizing one’s health and well-being. You can register here for the event.