SMITHFIELD, RI - Established in 1997, the Bryant University Women’s Summit® is the largest and longest-running conference for women in Rhode Island and the region. It has sold out every year since its inception.
The 2021 Women’s Summit will be held on Wednesday, June 16, in a multi-feature virtual format designed to make the inspiring and impactful content accessible for a wider audience. The event has been developed with the insights of a distinguished committee of Bryant University trustees and alumnae and includes programming appropriate for students, entry-level and early career, mid-career professionals and those at the senior, executive level.
The theme of the 2021 Bryant Women’s Summit is Resilience and Growth. This theme was selected for its high relevance. Resilience and a growth orientation have both been very important for individuals and organizations to survive in these challenging times and will be necessary for future success. Online registration opens April 12.
Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, CharacterLab; Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor, University of Pennsylvania; and author of the New York Times bestseller, “Grit”
Amy C. Edmondson, Ph.D., Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, acclaimed psychologist, author, and one of the world’s top management thinkers
Jody Hoffer Gittell, Ph.D., Author and Professor at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Originator of Relational Coordination Theory and Executive Director of the Relational Coordination Research Collaborative
Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a fund dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT; and author of “It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage.”
In addition to accomplished keynote speakers, the 2021 Bryant Women’s Summit will feature breakout sessions and panel discussions led by engaging presenters who are industry leaders and Bryant faculty experts in their fields. The day also includes recognition of the Kati C. Machtley Businesswoman of the Year and Bryant University Women Who Lead awards.
Bryant University Women’s Summit Trustee and Alumnae Advisory Committee:
Raquel Cordeiro ’13, ’17 MBA, Sales Operations Compensation Analyst at LogMeIn
Nancy J. DeViney ’75, executive coach and Bryant University Trustee
Ann-Marie Harrington ’86, advisor/investor/consultant and founder of Embolden, Bryant University Trustee
Shruti Kansara ’18, Consultant in Data and Analytics at Slalom, Bryant University Trustee
Christine Katziff ’86, Chief Audit Executive at Bank of America, Bryant University Trustee
Diane A. Kazarian ’83, Managing Partner for the Greater Toronto Area and National Banking and Capital Markets Leader at PwC Canada, Bryant University Trustee
Renee Lawlor ’15, Chief Operating Officer at Azenity Labs
Angelique Perrone ’20, Marketing Analyst at Cigna Corporation, Bryant University Trustee
Margaret M. Van Bree, MHA, DrPH, consultant, Bryant University Trustee
Rita Williams-Bogar ’76, president and CEO of Personal Development Solutions, LLC; president of the Bryant University National Alumni Council; Bryant University Trustee
D. Ellen Wilson ’79, Office of the Chief Executive and Executive Vice President, UnitedHealth Group; Bryant University Trustee
About Bryant University
For 158 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Located on a contemporary campus in Smithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 38 states and 49 countries. Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, College Factual, and Barron's. Visit https://www.bryant.edu/.