She Leads is a 2-day event curated by the Olin Fellowship for the women of Washington University in St. Louis.
Over 400 women are anticipated to gather to participate in interactive panels and sessions, network, and share meals with one another. Programming will be hosted by change makers and disruptors from a variety of backgrounds and industries. Sessions will take place both on campus and at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis.

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Cheree Berry

    Cheree is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

    She was an associate art director at kate spade in New York City for four years before starting Cheree Berry Paper in 2006. Cheree also designed and wrote Hoorah for the Bra, a humorous pop-up book on the history of the brassiere. The book has been listed as a must-read by Redbook, Shelf and Woman’s Wear Daily.

  • Maxine Clark

    Maxine is one of the true innovators in the retail industry.

    Her ability to spot emerging retail and merchandising trends has generated growth for retail leaders. In 1997, Maxine founded Build-A-Bear Workshop®, a teddy-bear themed retail-entertainment experience. Today there are more than 400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide.

  • Brittany Packnett

    Brittany is a widely recognized educator and activist for social justice.

    Brittany is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis, American University in Washington, and is a current Aspen Institute Education fellow. She is a proud board member of Rise To Run, an organization committed to recruiting grassroots, diverse, progressive women to run for office, and Erase The Hate, NBCUniversal’s Emmy winning initiative to rid the world of discrimination.

Since 1974, the Olin Fellowship Program has made it possible for women of exceptional promise to become leaders in society. From a group of seven, the Olin Fellowship Network has grown to encompass more than 380 women — the women supported by the Olin Fellowship are citizen scholars, committed to the betterment of humanity.

Olin Fellows have become professors, doctors, artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and public servants, and continue to make a difference in our world. Today this legacy is stronger than ever. Our program is home to 50 remarkable scholars from a considerable range of fields, each of whom builds on the legacy of the women who preceded them.

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