Simmons International Conference
Insights from global changemakers in a world-class setting
Each November, women leaders from around the globe gather in an iconic cultural capital to inspire others with their journeys to the top, share knowledge and best practices, and build lasting support networks. Whether you’re an aspiring or accomplished leader, it’s a rare chance to design your own success story in a way that’s meaningful to you and come together with other powerful women in the spirit of allyship to discuss strategies for a more diverse, inclusive and equitable future.
Get inspired by the journeys of globally renowned women leaders
Join experts in unpacking the conference’s theme topic
Connect with 600+ powerful women, visit our corporate marketplace
Enjoy book-signings, luncheons, receptions, dinners—and more!
A global experience
Though our November 2021 conference in London was postponed due to the global pandemic, future conferences will unite impactful leaders from around the globe. Get in touch to learn more about upcoming conference dates and locations.
2019 Dublin: Designing Success
At our fourth annual conference, speakers converged from the worlds of Entertainment and Media, Human and Animal Rights, Global Economics and Political Activism to share knowledge on how to lead from your authentic self and harness the power of your own personal journey. They also offered practical advice on creating networks of influence and support to help you on your journey.
Keynotes: Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, CEO & Author; Dr. Tererai Trent, Author & Educator; Noreena Hertz, Economist & Author; Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace; and Jameela Jamil, Actor, Presenter & Activist
2018 Dublin: Disrupt the Ordinary
Our third annual conference in Dublin, Ireland, explored the need to change how we think, behave, and do business in an era of accelerating innovation. Our extraordinary lineup of speakers—featuring no less than two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates—shared stories of how they harnessed the powers of technology and social media to end wars, propel women into positions of power, create more equitable workplaces, and ensure every girl has the right to a safe education.
Keynotes: Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Activist & Author; Halla Tomasdottir, Icelandic Business Leader & Entrepreneur; Mariane Pearl, Award-winning Journalist & Author; and Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Activist, & Author
2017 Geneva: Leading with Purpose
Our second annual conference in Geneva, Switzerland, focused on the many ways women are redefining the meaning of power and success. For all of our exceptional speakers, this meant persevering under daunting circumstances to achieve seemingly impossible goals, driven by their commitment to a purpose larger than themselves. It also meant becoming outspoken activists along the way.
Keynotes: Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland; Dambisa Moyo, Global Economist & Bestselling Author; Tan Le, Co-founder & CEO of EMOTIV; and Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia
2016 Berlin: Women Leading Change
Our first annual conference in Berlin, Germany, featured a full roster of thought leaders and innovators from business, technology, media, social justice, innovation and sports. They offered candid stories about their experiences on the way to the top. They also shared practical knowledge, ground-breaking ideas, and guiding principles for designing your own professional journey.
Keynotes: Martina Navratilova, Tennis Legend; Zainab Salbi, Activist, Humanitarian & Media Commentator; Yu Sai-Kan, Television Producer, Author, Entrepreneur; and Dr. Joyce Banda, Former President of the Republic of Malawi
A huge thank you to our sponsors
Benefits of sponsorship
Join the dozens of organizations whose sponsorship has helped advance their growth and develop their team members into inclusive leaders.
Raise your visibilityEnhance your organization’s commitment to women’s leadership, gender equity, diversity, and inclusion by spotlighting participation of conference delegates at media events.
Recruit top talentNetwork with over 500 accomplished women from around the world who boast impeccable educations, career paths and achievements.
Enhance your productivityImprove team morale with delegates who return to work more motivated and equipped with innovative leadership tools and strategies.
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