Women's Leadership



April 22-24, CHICAGO Postponed until April 27-29, 2022
$800 $650 Through Jan 21 Meals and performance program included REGISTER NOW

Be a part of an invigorating conversation
with women thought-leaders

Explore Environmental Sustainability, Health/Well-being, Media/Creativity,
Education, and Social Justice/Human Rights/Ethics/Law

Enjoy a multi-disciplinary performance

Five Panels Over Two Days & Two Evenings

Participate in the Salon

Be Part of a Moveable Feast of Critical Conversations

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Love the Questions, Genesis at the Crossroads’ multi-segment salon series, explores a set of essential questions with panels of renowned thought leader speakers and moderators. The curated audiences are equal in importance to the speakers. The accompanying artistic program incorporates and engages the arts and artists to highlight/augment the conversation(s). The moderators will also address their personal “burning question” in the thematic context of the specific salon inquiry, global leadership, social responsibility and world peace. All salons will have artistic or cultural institutions and distinguished community partners associated with them; such instituitions have an opportunity to be part of the Genesis Academy for Global Leadership’s array of our long-term community partnerships. The salon construct ultimately morphs into the artist and scholar-in-residence program once the physical Genesis Academy and the Campus Peace Hub stand and the students are enrolled. It will continue indefinitely for the surrounding Chicagoland community and continue to engage the Academy’s student leaders. All programs will be filmed and/or web streamed for global audience engagement. The salons are designed to be re-mounted in other cities.


If you are unable to attend, but would like to support this event or other peacebuilding work Genesis does, you can make a tax-deductible donation by clicking here or mailing a check to Genesis at the Crossroads, PO Box 14781 Chicago, IL 60614. 

Recent Salon:

1st Annual Women’s Leadership Salon (May 2019)

Exploring Global Affairs, Diversity and Community, Arts and Creativity, Education, and Youth. See May 2019 Speakers List



Prior Salons:

How do the Arts Transcend the Barrier? (June, 2011)

Chicago Symphony Center – Grainger Ballroom
Featured Daniel Pollack, Piano Virtuoso  


What Is a New Conversation for Human Rights? (2013, 2014, 2015)

Featured Diplomatic/Journalist thought leaders 
US Institute of Peace (USIP) and other Chicago locations, 
Watch the Webstream Recording

 For the real question is whether the bright future is really always so distant.

What if, in contrary… it has been here for a long time already, and only our blindness and weakness has prevented us from seeing it around us and within us, and kept us from developing it?

Vaclav Havel

Open Letter on the Power of Powerlessness 



Photo credits to Megan Bearder Photography, Michelle Zousmer and Wendy Sternberg