OWN IT Penn is a women’s empowerment, on-campus organization that aims to bridge the gap between female leaders and the young women who admire them, as well as to create awareness of the hurdles women still face in the workplace by hosting a diverse and accessible summit for college-aged students.
OUR CORE VALUES
OWN IT strives to develop leaders. Our operating assumption is that everyone has the capacity to lead, and everyone can learn how to be a better leader.
OWN IT strives to be accessible and approachable in subject matter; that is, relevant to college women. OWN IT events seek to create a welcoming and empowering environment. We strive to be accessible to all kinds of audiences and work to make all opportunities affordable.
OWN IT strives to reflect the diverse world we live in. We seek to showcase voices of all races, genders, sexual identities, ethnicities, abilities, ages, political orientations, and socio-economic backgrounds. We seek to purport a broad and inclusive definition of "success," meaning that status, wealth, influence, fame, and power are not the sole measurements. To us, true "success" can be achieved through living an authentic and purposeful life.
We are first and foremost a leadership initiative, and without feminism we would not be able to do what we do. While OWN IT is not an issue-based initiative, OWN IT absolutely follows feminism and upholds intersectional feminist values. Equality is inherently part of our mission and goal.