Be Heard - Women in Leadership Conference

Emerson Leadership Institute Presents

The 2023 ELI Women in Leadership Conference is our annual event to highlight and support St. Louis area women in business. The event includes: 

  • Keynote presentation by Lindsay Wrege, Co-founder, 321 Coffee
  • Featured speakers:
    • Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-a-Bear Workshop, Inspirator, the Delmar DivINe
    • Qiaoni "Linda" Jing, President, CEO & Board Director, Genective
    • Myrina Renaissance Otey-Myton, Photographer, TEDx Speaker, NFT Specialist
    • Leslie Gill, President, Rung for Women
    • Barnali Gupta, Edward Jones Dean, Chaifetz School of Business, Saint Louis University
  • Two breakout interactions with the choice from multiple concurrent sessions. Speakers include:
    • Rhoda Banks, SVP – Talent Management, American AgCredit
    • Chalana Scales-Ferguson, Director of DEIB, Chaifetz School of Business 
    • Ronika Moody, Founder and CEO, Distinct Consulting
    • Aspire Club members - SLU student organization for women & minorities in business
    • SLU Women’s Commission members 
    • Niki & Ritika Shamdasani, Co-founders, Sani  
  • A Research Symposium spotlighting academic research impacting women in business:
    • Keynote Presentation by Dr. Seemantini Pathak, Associate Professor of Management, University of Missouri – St. Louis 
    • Presentation will be followed by round table discussions and networking reception
  • Networking opportunities

Thursday, March 9, 2023 (6-8pm)- Research Symposium

Friday, March 10, 2023 (8:30am-5:30pm) - Conference

Register for the 2023 conference below and stay tuned for more content to be released.

“I greatly appreciated all of the sessions. One of the best events I've attended at SLU!”

2022 Attendee

“What I loved most about the conference was the overwhelming feeling of women uplifting and supporting other women.”

2022 Attendee

“I met many many wonderful women. The networking was very successful for me. Everyone was approachable and accommodating. I feel like I not only networked but also made friends.”

2022 Attendee

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