SIMMONS UNIVERSITY

Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Welcome to our community dedicated to manifesting equity, allyship and gender parity in leadership

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Get Inspired

Learn more about our Simmons Leadership Conference.

Take the Lead

Begin your learning journey as an inclusive leader with one of our innovative certificate courses or e-learning modules. Tailor a program for your entire organization.

Strive for Equity

Share our vision of manifesting equity in leadership during our lifetime. Learn more about the mission that drives us. Get to know the story of our past, present and future.

Ignite Positive Action

Gain insight into current inclusive leadership best practices through our engaging podcast episodes, Institute blog, research reports, and survey results.

Meet our Strategic Advisory Board

Learn more about the accomplished global leaders who support the work of the Institute.

Start Your Inclusive Leadership Journey

Empower Women to Arrive & Thrive™

Whether a business leader looking to empower women managers, directors, and C-suite executives, or a businesswoman looking to carve out a bright future in the face of adversity, we have the resources to help propel you forward.

Empower Allies & Inclusive Leaders

For business leaders looking to promote inclusive cultures, employees trying to become better allies to their colleagues, and members of underrepresented groups striving to develop themselves professionally, we can provide the help and support you need.

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Customize Your Own Journey

There’s no one-size-fits-all path towards becoming an ally or empowering your team. Partner with us to create a tailored program that fits your needs. Explore a wide range of topic-specific learning modules to enhance knowledge and build skills.

Meet Our Strategic Advisory Board

Our Board of Advisors are the very heart of the Institute for Inclusive Leadership. We take pride in choosing advisors who embody our values throughout their professional and personal lives.

Join us for our 42nd Annual Simmons Leadership Conference

Our 42nd annual conference online will highlight how exceptional women leaders are inspiring resilience and authenticity around the globe. Gain insight from notable leaders like Mindy Kaling and Jenna Bush Hagar. Attend an exclusive series of world-class speakers every Tuesday in April.

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Location: Online

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In collaboration with our partners around the world, our goal is to be the global authority on the intersection of leadership, equity, and inclusion – with an emphasis on achieving gender parity in organizational leadership.

Susan MacKenty Brady

Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership

At a distance or in-person, we partner to create dynamic leadership journeys that will inspire, ignite and engage leaders at all levels.

Kristen Palson

Vice President, Innovation and Custom Learning Solutions, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

The time is now to empower women to step into their full leadership potential and awaken organizations to the importance of establishing an environment where all leaders can thrive.

Kerry Seitz

Vice President, Women's Leadership, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive leaders drive business results and engagement by harnessing the creativity and innovation of diverse teams.

Elisa van Dam

Vice President, Allyship and Inclusion, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

The greatest opportunity for leaders today is to foster workplaces where every individual feels valued, encouraged, and emboldened to lead as their authentic self.

Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten

President, Simmons University

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