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LeadHERship Summit event sponsored by LEADS program

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Join us on April 20th at 7:00 a.m. as we celebrate women in leadership!

The Leadhership summit is designed to shine a spotlight on women who are transforming the way we view leadership.  The landscape is changing, and women are at the forefront.  Listen to the inspiring keynote delivered by Trisha Prabhu, our local Rhodes Scholar and innovator, followed by an interactive panel discussion with extraordinary leaders, Kelly Meyer Douglas, Grace Buzzard and Sudeshna Sen.

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Why attend:

  • Find your connections! This is a unique opportunity to meet and network with leadership-focused people from around the region.
  • Be part of an interactive panel discussion covering topics that impact women across all walks of life.
  • Learn how to use your voice for change and impact your community directly.
  • Understand how leadership roles for women are evolving and what it looks like to be a leader today.
  • Meet and be inspired by the next generation of leaders who are part of Benedictine University’s women’s leadership program, L.E.A.D.S. They will be discussing how they’re paving their path for successful leadership.

Trisha Prabhu

Keynote Presenter – Trisha Prabhu

Trisha Prabhu is the inventor of ReThink™, a patented, world-acclaimed app that stops cyberbullying before the damage is done. Trisha invented ReThink when she was 13 years old. Working across all apps, from email to social media, ReThink detects offensive messages, and gives users a chance to “ReThink” sending them. Trisha’s research —acclaimed by Google and MIT — finds that over 93% of the time, ReThink works. For her work with ReThink, Trisha was named a Google Science Fair Global Finalist, and selected to present ReThink at The White House. With the support of partners like Scholastic and the U.S. State Department, ReThink technology, related educational resources, and message has been introduced to youth in over 134 nations. The ReThink app is also now available in 8 international languages, including Spanish.

Trisha is also the humble recipient of many awards; among them, the WebMD Health Hero Prodigy Award and the Princess Diana International Anti-Bullying Award. And in the business world, Trisha has made waves — as a contestant on ABC’s Shark Tank, and as the winner of Harvard University’s President’s Innovation Challenge and MIT Solve’s Elevate Prize. In 2021, she was the youngest honoree named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Social Impact list.

Trisha has delivered 75+ talks in 30 cities in 3 languages about the power of “ReThinking,” including on several TED and TEDx stages. Her debut book, “ReThink the Internet,” the world’s first-ever “by-youth, for-youth” guide to responsibly navigating the Internet, was released in May 2022 from Penguin Random House. Trisha is a graduate of Harvard University, where she was recently named a recipient of the prestigious U.S. Rhodes Scholarship. In the fall, she will begin her postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. You may learn more about Trisha and ReThink at www.trishaprabhu.com and www.rethinkwords.com.

LeadHERship Summit

  • Grace Buzzard

    Grace Buzzard

  • Kelly Meyer Douglas

    Kelly Meyer Douglas

  • Sudeshna Sen

    Sudeshna Sen

  • Nicki Anderson

    Nicki Anderson

Book An Appointment

Thursday, April 20, 2023


6:45 a.m. Check-in

7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Networking

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program

Continental Buffet Breakfast provided


Benedictine University
Goodwin Hall, Room 411, 5700 College Road, Lisle IL

Tickets can be purchased through April 18
$50 for general public, $25 for staff/faculty

Click HERE to Register

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Increased brand presence to future business and community leaders
  • Generate leads for internships and entry level positions
  • Benefit from association with the program
  • Be seen as an early adopter and supporter of women in leadership
  • Position your brand as a credible authority and innovative partner
Become a Sponsor Today!

Sponsor our LeadHERship Summit at all levels:

  • Main Event Sponsors – $5,000
  • Networking Sponsors – $2,500
  • Breakfast Sponsors – $1,500
  • Coffee Sponsors – $750
View the Benefits of each level of Sponsorship HERE
L.E.A.D.S. = Leadership. Empowerment. Action. Development. Service.
Empowering Women to lead with their BEST © L.E.A.D.S. is based on the principles of Benevolent Leadership, an emerging model of leadership informed by insight related to ethics/morality, spirituality, vitality/positivity, and community, all qualities of leadership contributing to the common good. CLICK HERE for more information.