Today, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) announced that actress and activist Maggie Q will deliver the keynote address at his 9th Annual Women’s Conference. The event will take place at California State University, Fullerton’s Titan Student Union Center (800 N. State College Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92831) on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
“Maggie and I share a passion on the important causes of advancing women’s rights and international conservation. I look forward to her sharing the insights she’s gained through both her career and activism,” said Rep. Royce. “As a proud Titan, it’s always a pleasure to host engaging events at CSUF that both the student body and surrounding community can partake in.”
Maggie Q currently stars as FBI Agent Hannah Wells on ABC’s new hit drama Designated Survivor. Most recently, she starred opposite Dylan McDermott on CBS’ drama thriller series Stalker. Maggie is best known for her role on CW’s successful action series Nikita and starring as Tori in Summit Entertainment’s box office hits Divergent and Allegiant.
Maggie is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and one of Hollywood’s premier Asian-American figures. She is an animal and human rights activist through her support of programs and organizations such as PETA, Best Friends, WildAid, Kageno, and the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).
The Women’s Conference, which Rep. Royce has hosted every year since 2009, is a half-day seminar dedicated to giving women the tools and resources necessary to enrich their lives. Past speakers include former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman, and actress Kristen Bell. In addition to the keynote speech, the conference will include breakout sessions on topics suggested by past conference attendees, such as personal finance, healthy living and career advice. Specific breakout session details will be announced later this month, in addition to the opening of general admissions.