September 26, 2019

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

This event is sold out. Please contact Jessica Sims at (585) 363-7271 for any questions or concerns.

The fifth annual summit will convene Rochester’s most influential leaders for career development, networking, and more. Both seasoned and emerging women leaders will come together for an afternoon of learning and conversation.


11:15 a.m. Registration, Exhibits, & Networking

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Keynote:
“Effective Leadership and the Power of Social Support Networks.”
Presented by:
Sarah Mangelsdorf, President, University of Rochester

Coffee Break

1:30 – 2:30p.m. Workshop Sessions:
Enhancing Emotional Intelligence – Presented by Melisza Campos
Unconscious Bias: Improving Self, Workplace, and Community – Presented by Kit Miller and Shirley Thompson
How Women Can Lift Others as They Climb – Presented by Talya Meyerowitz
Leaders in Higher Education – Panel Discussion with Local Presidents: Heidi MacPherson, Anne Kress, Deanna Porterfield, Angela D. Sims

Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Workshop Sessions:
Align Your Potential for Outstanding Leadership – Presented by: Kenneth S. Rhee
Unconscious Bias: Improving Self, Workplace, and Community – Presented by Kit Miller and Shirley Thompson
For the Love of Rochester – Panel Discussion with Local Small Business Leaders: Fatima Bayram, Julie Camardo, Gabriela Carranza, Sujatha RamanujanTammy Wilkes
Advice for Aspiring Emerging Leaders – Panel discussion with Forty Under 40 Alumni: Lauren Gallina, LaShunda Leslie-Smith, Tashanda Thomas, Kate Torok

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Cocktail party, Hors d’ourves and networking, exhibitors and speed mentoring

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