2017 Summit Business Conference & Up&Coming Awards Luncheon

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The  2017 Summit Business Conference

Women in the Driver’s Seat: Navigating Pathways and Detours Along the Road to Success
October 17, 2017
Double Tree Henrietta Registration 8:00 am, Conference 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Where are you on the road to success? How will you turn potholes and roadblocks into opportunities? The daylong Rochester Women’s Network annual Summit Business Conference, the region’s premier woman-empowering event, will help you to recalculate your route:

  • Learn skills that will keep you moving closer to your goals.
  • Find out how to create new connections within your field, or break into a new career.
  • Give and get the most out of mentorship and collaboration.

Whether you are established, starting, or restarting your career, keep moving forward with other driven women.

Join us for a timely panel discussion with women in the professional trenches, immerse yourself in interactive skill-building sessions, and celebrate at the Up & Coming Businesswomen Awards luncheon, which features keynote speaker Fran Weisberg, President and CEO at United Way of Greater Rochester.

Keys to Success: Getting Past the Roadblocks in Female Leadership
United Way President & CEO, Fran Weisberg, to speak on overcoming barriers and crashing through roadblocks as an accomplished female leader. From politics, to community organizing, to health planning and ultimately the first female leader of United Way of Greater Rochester, Fran will share her experiences and advice on positioning female leadership as an advantage to be celebrated and embraced.

Breakout Session Options Include:

Cindi Crowley:  “All roads lead to sales!”
Mary Joy Lipari:  “Where do you want to go?”
Christine Vargas:  "Carpooling:  Collaborating to Move Forward"
Karen Schuhle-Williams:  “Changing the Tires on the Bus, While it is Moving – Reinventing Your Professional Self"

Panel Discussion: (ALL Attendees) "Are we there yet?"

Panelists:  Dr. Elizabeth Murray, Pediatrician with University of Rochester Medical Center
Sandra Frankel, Former Elected Executive Supervisor of the Town of Brighton
Jessica Johnston, Senior Operational Support Analyst, Rochester Regional Health
Jacqueline Mozrall, PhD, Dean of the Saunders College of Business, RIT

Moderator:  Jill Wesley, Director of Career Services, The College at Brockport

A special thank you to our event sponsors:


Event TypeRegular Event
Event DateTuesday, October 17, 2017
Event Time8:00 AM
Speaker(s)Fran Weisberg
LocationDouble Tree Henrietta
Address1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623

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Event Pricing
Non-Members$150.00$120.00 - when you register by 9/17/2017
Guests Registered by a Member$150.00$120.00 - when you register by 9/17/2017
Advocate One Year MembershipFreeFree - when you register by 9/17/2017
Members$135.00$120.00 - when you register by 9/17/2017