Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS)

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The WLS, hosted by the Leadership Academy at Saunders, is an RIT Women’s Leadership Summit. Our 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, sciences, to technology. Marking the 2nd anniversary of WLS, we are expanding our opportunities of offering interactive workshops, professional development seminars, RIT TED Talks, BE STEAM Challenge, and our most anticipated C-Suite Panel.

Keynote Speaker: 

The conference will include a keynote presentation by RIT alumna Laurie E. Axelrod BS '86, co-founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Group Inc., a professional services firm that guides executive leaders as they drive transformational technology changes in their organizations. Her keynote will focus on the essential qualities leaders need to prepare their organizations to adopt STEM-related innovation. She is also co-author of The Method and The Magic: Every Leader’s Guide to Making Transformational Change Happen.


2022 Theme:

BE STEAM stands for Business Entrepreneurship & and Art in STEM. We chose BE STEAM for our WLS 2022 Theme as it represents the culmination of diverse fields of study & industries in today’s world and reflects RIT’s creative & innovative students from all RIT Academic Colleges.

WLS Events:

  • Opening Keynote
  • BE STEAM Challenge
  • C-Suite Panel
  • Professional Development Seminars
  • Interactive Workshops
  • RIT Ted Talks
  • Cocktail Networking Hour

WLS Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Interested in Attending? 

  • $15 Ticket
  • Goodie Bag with Attendee Gifts! Lunch and Cocktail Hour Food & Beverages will be included in ticket purchases.
  • RSVP Early due to Limited Number of Seats Available
  • Registration Closes Jan 15, 2022

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Sunday, January 30, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
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