[Above: Women student body presidents at the White House during NCLC's 2015 Presidential Leadership Summit. Photo by Kate Warren]

Our summit is designed to maximize your interactions with other women student leaders and provide you with an unforgettable D.C. experience. Our lineup of speakers includes elected officials and leaders in business, STEM, and other industries. Our workshops are designed to supply attendees with skills in public speaking, writing, self-care, and more. We provide ample networking time in order for you to create lasting relationships.

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Day One, Friday, February 17th, 2017

5:00-5:45 PM Campus Women Arrive & Introductions

5:45-7:45 PM Networking Reception with Mentors

Welcome, Peter Brown, Managing Director of Federal Government Relations, Deloitte

Leading as a Woman, Jessica Kosmowksi, Federal Strategy & Operations Leader, Deloitte

Sarah McBride, National Press Secretary, Human Rights Campaign

50 high level Washington, DC politicos are confirmed as mentors to network with the college women.

Day Two, February 18th, 2017

9:00-9:30 AM Breakfast

9:30-10 AM Women in Political & Campus Leadership

NCLC & Running Start Teams

10:00-10:30 AM Confidence is Key

Claire Shipman, Senior National Correspondent, Good Morning America & Author, The Confidence Code

10:45-11:45 AM Breakout Sessions

Former Candidates on What It's Really Like to Run for Office

You're Elected - Now What?

How to be an Effective Issue Advocate

12:00-12:30 PM Lunch

12:30-1:00 PM Defining Your Own Leadership Style

Farah Pandith, Former First Ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities, US Department of State

1:15-2:30 PM Breakout Sessions

Media Training



2:45-4:00 PM Breakout Sessions

Media Training



4:00-5:00 PM Crafting a Campaign/Career Plan with Coaches

Outside mentors will coach college women to create an action plan on how to run a campaign or take the next steps in their career. They will draw on the inspiration gained and skills learned throughout the day.

5:00-5:30 PM Closing