Benedictine University slates annual women’s summit
Sun staff September 20, 2012 11:00PM
Updated: October 22, 2012 6:12AM
A cofounder of the Xilin Association in Naperville will be among three speakers featured at the 2012 Greater Chicago Women’s Leadership Summit, set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle.
Presented by the College of Business, the leadership summit is a regional conference held to address the issues of working women that spotlights nationally recognized female executive leaders, addressing such topics as financial literacy, work/life balance, culture and innovative leadership.
Linda Yang is the cofounder and executive director of the Xilin Association and the director of Xilin Asian Community Center of Naperville.
Patricia Harris, vice president and global chief diversity officer for Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corp., has been credited for the company’s recognition for its commitment to inclusion and diversity and its slot in Fortune magazine’s “Top 50 Places for Minorities to Work.”
A retired U.S. Army colonel who opened doors for other women to follow, Jill Morgenthaler was one of the first women to train in the collegiate ROTC scholarship program at Penn State University, the first woman battalion commander in the 88th Regional Support Command and the first woman brigade commander in the 84th Division of the U.S. Army Reserves. She was also the first Homeland Security adviser in Illinois.
The summit begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continues with speakers and lunch until 1:30 p.m. Registration is $30. Expo tables are $250. Table sponsorship opportunities are still available.
The event is sponsored by U.S. Bank and Nicor Gas.
Registration can be done online at www.ben.edu/wls or by calling 630-829-6206.