2011 News Articles
Three top executives will be featured at annual Women’s Leadership Summit

Three top executives will be featured at annual Women’s Leadership Summit
September 14, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094

Anitacopy[1]Lisle, Illinois ~ Connie Lindsey, Pamela Davis and Anita Alvarez will be the featured speakers at the 2011 Greater Chicago Women's Leadership Summit presented by NICOR and the College of Business at Benedictine University on Friday, September 30 in the Krasa Student Center at Benedictine.

Lindsey is the President of Social Corporate Responsibility for Northern Trust Bank, where she provides oversight and leadership to the company's response to environmental matters and social issues within the workplace and community. Lindsey also serves as the national board president of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and serves on the board of governors for the Metropolitan Club of Chicago.

Davis is the President and CEO of Edward Hospital in Naperville. Under her leadership, Edward has become the No. 1 hospital in the west and southwest suburban Chicago area for overall quality, according to research by the National Research Corporation. Davis also serves on several boards including the board of directors of Gift of Hope, an organ and tissue donor network.

Alvarez is the first female and the first Hispanic to serve as Cook County State's Attorney. She has spent her entire legal career in public service. Alvarez has worked diligently to stem the tide of gang and gun violence in Chicago and adjacent communities by drafting a new law that has increased criminal penalties for gang members arrested with guns to mandatory prison sentences without the possibility of parole.

The summit will be emceed by Barb Dwyer, President and Co-founder of Inspire! Ministry for Women and author.

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 $40. Expo tables are $250. Table sponsorship opportunities are available.

Register online at www.ben.edu/wls or call the College of Business at (630) 829-6206. 


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.