AdvanceRIT Faculty Leadership Summit for Women Faculty

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This on-campus event is a half-day empowerment journey tailored exclusively for our amazing women faculty members. This is one of the events included in Saunders Women's Leadership Weekend.

Attend to Experience

  • Engaging sessions led by distinguished leaders in academia
  • Insights and strategies to conquer unique leadership challenges
  • Networking opportunities for professional growth
  • Stimulating discussions on leadership in higher education All faculty members from higher education institutions in the Rochester region are invited!


  • 1-1.30 p.m.: Opening remarks and Keynote
    • Keynote address: Dr. Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, President University of Rochester.
  • 1.30-1.45 p.m.: Setting the tone-Reflection activity.
  • 1.45-2.00 p.m.: Break
  • 2-3 p.m.: Breakout Sessions 1 &2
    • Break out Session 1: Developing a Leader Identity and Voice: Prof. Catherine Cerulli, UR
    • Breakout Session 2: Engaging in critical conversations: Prof. Marie Garland, Syracuse
  • 3-4 p.m.: Breakout sessions 3 & 4
    • Breakout Session 3: Leading Up: Sarah Peyre, Univ of Rochester
    • Breakout Session 4: Conflict Resolution: Molly McGowan, RIT
  • 4-4.45 p.m.: Leadership experiences and preparation: Panel discussion [RIT Faculty in Leadership

Silvia Caraballo
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When and Where
February 23, 2024
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room/Location: Saunders

Open to the Public

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