Saunders College of Business is pleased to host the 3rd Annual Women's Leadership Summit (WLS)
The WLS is an RIT Women’s Leadership Summit held in the Student Alumni Union and Campus Center hosted by the Leadership Academy @ Saunders. Its mission is to inspire, connect, and educate women & allies to become tomorrow’s future leaders. We focus on driving leadership excellence in all industries from arts, and sciences, to technology.
This program is open to all eligible individuals regardless of sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, and/or national origin.
WLS 2023: Be the Future YOU Want
Date: February 18, 2023 Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Student Alumni Union, Rochester Institute of Technology
Saunders College of Business is excited to celebrate its first Women's Leadership Weekend! Join us on Friday, February 17, 2023, for the 13th annual Power Your Potential half-day leadership conference geared toward working professionals.
Registration is now closed.
Registration and Breakfast are Available
Keynote Speaker - JoAnne Ryan
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ted Talks, Seminars, and Workshops
RIT Alumnae Leadership Panel
Simone Center Business Challenge
Speakers & Panelists
JoAnne Ryan MS '04 (health systems administration)
President & CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities
JoAnne has held leadership positions in Healthcare, Nonprofit and as a Corporate Executive with a proven track record of impacting multi-metric performance in both corporate and nonprofit sector across multiple and diverse service venues. She has effectively initiated and managed collaborative community partnerships across educational, governmental, judicial and community sectors as well. As a former CEO of a local nonprofit, she and her team were able to expand agency footprint from regional, to include all Upstate New York. JoAnne is recognized for her expertise in strategy, operations, and community engagement for corporate, nonprofit and community sectors and has acted as an advisor on policy development and standards of performance.
RIT’s campus is conveniently located five miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90).
From the Airport
Turn right onto Brooks Avenue, then right onto Interstate 390 South. From 390, take the Scottsville Road exit and turn right. Drive for approximately three miles, then turn left onto Jefferson Road. Travel east for approximately one-half mile to the campus.
From Interstate 90
Take exit 46 and proceed north on Interstate 390 to exit 13 (Hylan Drive). Turn left on Hylan and continue north to Jefferson Road. Turn left on Jefferson and proceed west for approximately two miles to the campus.
The Leadership Academy at Saunders was pleased to host the 2nd annual Women's Leadership Summit, as they expanded their opportunities of offering interactive workshops, professional development seminars, RIT TED Talks, BE STEAM Challenge, and our most anticipated C-Suite Panel. The conference included a keynote presentation from RIT alumna Laurie E. Axelrod BS '86, co-founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Group Inc.
Erin Crowley-Ellis '08 (mechanical engineering) – Co-Founder and Managing Director of ATVentureCenter
Pooja Kapoor '04 (information technology) - Managing Director of Google’s Corporate Strategy team
Rosa Lee Timm '00 (social work) – biracial deaf queer innovation artist known mostly for her YouTube ASL music videos, her work as a solo performer of The Rosa Lee Show, and as a lead actress in ASL Films’ feature film, Versa Effect
Sophie Schillaci '10 (advertising and public relations) – seasoned entertainment journalist
Sheri Watkins '04 (information technology) - transformational nonprofit and small business leader