The Young women’s leadership Summit

Join us in exploring “The Future” of business and female leadership at the annual day conference for high school girls. Featuring Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Douglas, CEO of Wikihow.

The Young Women's Leadership Summit is an annual event that aims to introduce young women to a variety of business disciplines, and during the day-long conference, attendees will listen to and learn from accomplished women leaders, gain hands-on experience through workshops, and interact with industry professionals, Stanford students, and motivated peers. This year’s featured theme is “The Future,” which educates attendees on the power of business to shape the future and empowers students to influence the next generation of innovation and leadership.

This year’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit will take place on January 26th, 2019.

Apply here by January 9th, 2019.



Elizabeth Douglas is currently the CEO of, the world’s leading how-to website. Driven by wikiHow’s mission to reach everyone on the planet, Elizabeth collaborates with her teams to create innovative solutions for growing and scaling wikiHow. Under Elizabeth’s leadership, wikiHow has grown over 1500%, and today is visited by more than than 150 million people every month across 230 countries. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford, as well as an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.


Kathleen Kelly Janus is a social entrepreneur, author and lecturer at Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship. As an expert on philanthropy, millennial engagement and scaling early stage organizations, her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Quartz, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Tech Crunch and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her book – Social Startup Success: How the Best Nonprofits Launch, Scale Up and Make a Difference – is a playbook for nonprofit organizations based on a five-year research project interviewing hundreds of top-performing social innovators.

Past Speakers

Past Summits