Women’s Leadership Events

Connect, Learn, and Network

By coming together, we can expand our presence in the University community, build new relationships, and do more for URI women. The Council is always looking for ways to convene and share our ideas, experiences, and perspectives. You can learn about some of more most successful events below, and be sure there will be more to come in the future.

Women in Leadership Speaker Series

The Women in Leadership Speaker Series showcases the inspiring careers of the many successful alumnae and friends of URI and provides the opportunity to share knowledge and experience with students and alumnae.

Dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography Paula Bontempi Ph.D. ’01

We invite you to enjoy our previous programs:

Brunch and Learn

Students had the opportunity to meet alumnae from a variety of professions, expand their networks, and prepare for life after college. Kelly Primus ’84, CEO of Leading NOW spoke about strategic relationships, and Reilly Lindsey ’15, PT, DPT discussed the importance of health and wellness.

Panelists included Anne Lipsitz ’83, ’04, career and executive coach; Amy Leasca Casey ’04, media and entertainment executive; and Liz Rogers ’17, account supervisor, Mind+Matter. The event was hosted by Denise Hempe ’91, executive director human resources, New York Blood Center Enterprises. View photos from the event.

Celebration of Women in Leadership

The Celebration of Women in Leadership is a fireside chat and networking event that recognizes female-identified student leaders for their contributions to the University community. Our 2022 featured speaker was Anne Lipsitz ’83, M.A.’04, an independent career and executive coach with a focus on strengths-based leadership. View photos from the event.