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Simmons Leadership Conference

March 14, 2023 In-Person in Boston / Online from Anywhere
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Join us for Renewal and Innovation

Join us at the 44th annual Simmons Leadership Conference for women on March 14, 2023, when we’ll embrace this year’s theme of Renewal and Innovation and empower women to Arrive & Thrive™ in today’s business landscape. As women report burnout at unprecedented levels, it’s more important than ever for women leaders and their allies to come together, support one another, and bring out the best in those around them.

Hear the wisdom of world-class women leaders. Build leadership skills and knowledge. Network with peers and allies from around the globe. And do it all with the choice and flexibility we know women need. As we return for 2023 with in-person and online conference attendance options – choose the format that is the best fit for you.SLC 44 Renewal & Innovation logo

An amazing day of inspiration and learning.

Whether you join us in-person or online, you’ll be empowered by incredible content filled with practical wisdom you can apply right away. You’ll engage across a connected platform that provides full access to the 8,500+ participants and the incredible sponsoring companies that help us bring this inspiration to life.

INSPIRING SPEAKERS & THOUGHT-PROVOKING PANELS

Keynotes and skills sessions by globally renowned leaders + discussions about inclusive leadership in the workplace.

NETWORKING ACROSS HYBRID AUDIENCE

Through our robust online and mobile platform, you can engage with ALL attendees to maximize networking and connection with peers from around the world.

ENGAGEMENT WITH FLEXIBILITY

Design your own experience to engage with the conference in a way that's best for you.

VIRTUAL EXHIBITORS

Make direct connections with our sponsor organizations in their live interactive virtual booths.

3 Ways to Attend

This year we are reimagining our conference in a hybrid format and offering choice and flexibility through three ways to engage. All three options offer a great value at a great price.

Not sure which format is best for you and your team? Take a detailed look at what each format has to offer.

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$1,299 In-Person
at Boston's Hynes Convention Center — maximum opportunity to connect, engage, socialize and network
$399* Online from Anywhere
*$299 non-profit and Simmons alumnx — the most inclusive way to gather global team members
$349 Video on Demand
90 days following the event — THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY FOR YOU TO BENEFIT IF YOU CAN'T JOIN US ON MARCH 14

Our Speakers

This year’s speakers and panelists will share their personal journeys, offer career-building advice, and lead thought-provoking discussions. We are thrilled to announce that the following world-class speakers will be joining this year’s event. We will announce additional speakers in the coming weeks.

Keynote Speakers and Honored Guests

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Masih Alinejad

Iranian-born Activist, Journalist & Author

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Masih Alinejad

Iranian-born Activist, Journalist & Author

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Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist who gained worldwide attention when she removed her veil, or hijab, and posted a photo on her Facebook page standing proudly with her hair blowing in the wind. From that, My Stealthy Freedom was born—her viral social media campaign against compulsory hijab that became the biggest civil disobedience movement in the history of the Islamic Republic. Today, it has almost 11 million followers.

Iranian authorities responded violently, arresting protesters and violating their rights while in custody. Alinejad continues to oppose the compulsory hijab and to speak out in defense of her fellow activists. She is one of the most prominent and vocal opposition figures challenging the Islamic Republic of Iran. She offers valuable insights into the unfolding protests in Iran and what it means for U.S. foreign policy.

Described by The New York Times as “The woman whose hair frightens Iran,” Alinejad wrote the widely acclaimed, bestselling memoir, The Wind in My Hair, sharing her extraordinary story about living in exile, leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking change. An inspiring account about political activism, family, heritage, overcoming adversity and more, Alinejad offers a compelling and shocking look at the realities of the world we live in.

Alinejad’s activism started early. Growing up in a tiny village in Iran in a traditional family, she didn’t understand why girls were virtually banned from doing almost every activity boys were allowed to participate in. To get around it, she made a deal with her brother. He would teach her how to ride a bike and swim, take her to a stadium and do lots of other activities that were outlawed for girls if she walked with him at night to the outhouse—he was scared of the dark.

That small gesture changed her life as she tasted the freedom to do what she wanted. She became politically active and began fighting for human rights, which led to her being kicked out of high school, college, parliament and eventually her country. Her story is a tale of overcoming adversity and discrimination. Her commitment to human rights has won her the UN Watch’s International Women’s Rights Award, the AIB Media Excellence Award, the Swiss Freethinker Association’s Freethinker Prize, and the American Jewish Committee’s Moral Courage Award among other honors.

Alinejad currently lives in exile in New York City.

 

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Juju Chang

Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News Nightline

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Juju Chang

Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News Nightline

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One of the most prominent Asian Americans in broadcast news, Juju Chang is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and a regular contributor to Good Morning America and 20/20. With the rise of hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, Chang leveraged her platform to become a much-admired champion of social change. She made U.S. broadcast history co-anchoring the 2021 ABC News Live special, “Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans” alongside fellow Korean-American co-anchor Eva Pilgrim and a cast of AAPI journalists, thought leaders, lawmakers and celebrities. Chang also reported from the scene at the mass shootings at three Asian-themed spas in Atlanta, co-anchoring the ABC News 20/20 breaking news special, “Murder In Atlanta.”

Chang’s highly visible reporting on Asian Hate is the culmination of decades of covering everything from natural disasters to terrorism, mass shootings, immigration, violence against the LGBTQIA+ community and, most recently, the inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for her in-depth personal narratives and long-form storytelling, Chang has won acclaim for stories
with underlying themes of civil and women’s rights and social justice. These include her critical examination of the controversial “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy, which she told through the eyes of one pregnant woman and her family living among the 60,000 asylum seekers camped for months along the Rio Grande. Her award-winning report, “Trans and Targeted,” on
violence against transgender women of color was the latest of a series of stories on the targeting of LGBTQIA+ Americans, including a GLAAD award-winning report on Matthew Shepard’s murder. Internationally, Chang has been a powerful voice on gender-based violence, including a trip through Central Africa on the front lines against Boko Haram and #bringbackourgirls. She
also traveled to Honduras for “Femicide: the Untold War,” an eye-opening look at rampant violence against women.

In addition to reporting, Chang has profiled newsmakers like Joe Biden, Oprah Winfrey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; entertainers such as Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt and Nicki Minaj; and social media moguls Kendall Jenner and Dude Perfect.

An ABC News veteran, Chang joined the network as an entry-level desk assistant in 1987 after graduating with honors from Stanford University. Prior to her current roles at ABC, she was a producer for World News Tonight, a co-anchor on the overnight show World News Now and news anchor for Good Morning America. Chang’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple Emmys, Gracies, a DuPont, a Murrow and Peabody Awards.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Northern California, Chang is member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founding board member of the Korean American Community Foundation.

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Dorie Clark

Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author and Expert at Self-Reinvention

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Dorie Clark

Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author and Expert at Self-Reinvention

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Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. 

She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. 

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. Forbes has declared that “her insights connect marketing, social media, communications, learning technologies, and personal discovery to give us a blueprint for success in the future economy.” 

She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. You can download her free Long Game Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment at dorieclark.com/thelonggame. 

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Gloria Estefan

Grammy Award-Winning International Superstar

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Gloria Estefan

Grammy Award-Winning International Superstar

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International superstar, Gloria Estefan, is a Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children’s books, philanthropist, and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved performers and the most successful Latin crossover artist in music history, according to Billboard magazine.

Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Estefan has garnered eight Grammy Awards and an Oscar nomination for her performance of the song “Music of My Heart.” She has received an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and was inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2015, President Obama honored Emilio and Gloria Estefan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the United States, to world peace, and cultural endeavors. In 2017, Gloria was the first Cuban-American singer-songwriter to receive a Kennedy Center Honor.

On Your Feet! is the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical based on the lives and music of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, who served as Executive Producers of the work. It is the story of two people who — through an unwavering dedication to one another and their pursuit of the American dream — showcased their talent, music, and heritage to the world in a remarkable rise to global superstardom. On Your Feet! has received rave reviews and nominations for Tony Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and Drama League Awards, and is now on tour worldwide. 

Gloria is the founder of the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose mission is to support charitable programs for disadvantaged children and empower young people through education and opportunity. The Foundation also supports spinal cord research through the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. 

In 2020, Gloria’s Grammy-winning album, Brazil305, topped the charts worldwide while she also served as one of three hosts for her four-time Emmy nominated and Emmy winning and GLAAD Award nominated Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk: The Estefans. Its 20 episodes are streaming now. In 2021 she voiced the character Marta in the critically acclaimed animated film Vivo, with music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and released on Netflix.

In the summer of 2022, Estefan starred in Father of the Bride opposite Andy García airing on HBO Max. The movie amassed HBO Max’s biggest audience for a streaming-only film and soared to the No. 1 title spot across HBO Max worldwide.

Released in November of 2022, the Estefan Family Christmas album featuring Gloria alongside her daughter, Emily (27) and grandson Sasha (10), is one of the first albums of its kind to combine three generations. It includes 12 Christmas classics and two original songs, one of which was written by Gloria, Emily, and Sasha.

In 2023, Gloria will be the first Latina in history to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She’s being recognized her for the iconic songs that she has written, including, “Anything for You,” “Don’t Wanna Lose You,” “Words Get in the Way,” “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Let’s Get Loud…,” and many others that have enriched and transformed music and the lives of billions of listeners all over the world.

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Carla Harris

Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

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Carla Harris

Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

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Carla Harris is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She was most recently a Vice Chairman responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30+ year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. 

For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 Billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street,” and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum. 

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Carla received an MBA, Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School and an AB in economics from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude. Carla has also received Honorary Doctorates of Laws, Humanities, and Business from Marymount Manhattan College, Bloomfield College, Converse College, Jacksonville University, Simmons University, the College of New Rochelle, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Babson College, and Fisk University, Wake Forest University, and Felician University respectively. Carla Harris is actively involved in her community and heartily believes that “we are blessed so that we can be a blessing to someone else.” 

She is the past Chair of the Board of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and of The Executive Leadership Council, and sits on the boards of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), The Sesame Workshop, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and is an active member of the St. Charles Gospelites of the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and the Mark Howell Singers. She is a member of the board of overseers of Harvard University and of the board of directors of the Walmart Corporation, Cummins Corporation, and MetLife. Ms. Harris was co-chair of the National Social Action Commission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She has been named to the New Jersey Hall of Fame (2015) and has received the Bert King Award from the Harvard Business School African American Alumni Association, the 2005 Women’s Professional Achievement Award from Harvard University, the Pierre Toussaint Medallion from the Office of Black Ministry of the Archdiocese of New York, the Women of Power Award given by the National Urban League, the Women of Influence Award from The Links, Incorporated and many other awards.

In her other life, Carla is a singer who has sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theatre, and released four Gospel CDs:“O This is Christmas” (2021) “Unceasing Praise” (2011), “Joy Is Waiting”(2005), and her first CD entitled, “Carla’s First Christmas”(2000), was a bestseller on Amazon.com in New York and was featured on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in his “American Dream” segment. She is also an internationally renowned public speaker and the author of the books, Strategize to Win (2014), Expect to Win (2009) (Hudson Press) and of Lead To Win (2022).

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Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo

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Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo

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Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo (2006–2019), a Fortune 50 company with operations in more than 180 countries.

In this role, Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around it. As part of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo was focused on delivering sustained growth by expanding its portfolio to include more nutritious products, limiting its environmental footprint, and empowering its associates and people in the communities it serves. During her tenure, PepsiCo grew net revenue more than 80%, and PepsiCo’s total shareholder return was 162% beating the S&P over the same period.

Prior to becoming CEO, Nooyi served as PepsiCo’s president and chief financial officer and was a member of the company’s board of directors. She was responsible for corporate functions, including finance, strategy, business process optimization, corporate platforms and innovation, procurement, investor relations and information technology. Between 1994 and 2000, Nooyi directed corporate strategy and development for the company.

Before joining PepsiCo in 1994, Nooyi spent four years as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Strategic Marketing for Asea Brown Boveri, a Zurich-based company. She was part of the top management team responsible for the company’s U.S. business as well as its worldwide industrial businesses, representing about $10 billion of ABB’s $30 billion in global sales.

Between 1986 and 1990, Nooyi worked for Motorola, where she was Vice President and Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning, having joined the company as the business development executive responsible for its automotive and industrial electronics group. Prior to Motorola, she spent six years directing international corporate strategy projects at The Boston Consulting Group. Her clients ranged from textiles and consumer goods companies to retailers and specialty chemicals producers. Nooyi began her career in India, where she held product manager positions at Johnson & Johnson and Mettur Beardsell, Ltd., a textile firm.

Nooyi served as a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors from 2001 to February 2019. Nooyi is now a member of the board of Amazon, where she chairs the audit committee. She sits on the supervisory board of Philips and is a member of the nominating and corporate governance committee. She also serves on the International Advisory Council of Temasek; is an independent director of the International Cricket Council; and a trustee at the National Gallery of Art. She is on the Dean’s Advisory Council at MIT’s School of Engineering and serves on the boards of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Partnership for Public Service. She is also an advisor to several early-stage companies.

Between 2019–2022, Nooyi served as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at West Point where she worked with the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership to fulfill the mission of character at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was also co-chair of The Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group, developing recommendations and guidelines for reactivating the state’s economy post-pandemic.

Nooyi is the author of the book My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future, a memoir that offers insight and a call-to-action on how our society can blend work and family — and advance women — in the 21st century. My Life in Full is a New York Times bestseller and available in multiple languages.

She is the recipient of 15 honorary degrees. In 2007, the Government of India awarded her the Padma Bhushan, the country’s 3rd highest civilian honor. In that same year, she was named an “Outstanding American by choice” by the US State Department. In 2019, her portrait was inducted into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, and in 2021 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts of Sciences, the Academy of Science and the American Philosophical Society. She is a revered role model for women and immigrants and celebrated for her empowering messages on inclusivity.

Nooyi holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.

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Amy Purdy

Survivor, New York Times Best-Selling Author of On My Own Two Feet, World Class Snowboarder & Founder of Adaptive Action Sports

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Amy Purdy

Survivor, New York Times Best-Selling Author of On My Own Two Feet, World Class Snowboarder & Founder of Adaptive Action Sports

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At 19, after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Amy, a massage therapist, was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. En route, she experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure that caused her to lose circulation to her extremities. When she entered into the hospital she was given less than a 2% chance of survival, put on life support, and placed into a coma. After multiple blood transfusions, and the removal of her ruptured spleen, doctors diagnosed Amy with meningococcal meningitis, a highly deadly bacterial blood infection. Due to septic shock doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. She later received a donated kidney from her father a week before her 21st birthday.

After going through this life-altering experience, Amy challenged herself to move on with her life and attain goals that even those who have both legs struggle to achieve. Just three months after her kidney transplant, Amy entered the USASA National Snowboarding Championship, where she won medals in three events. Today, she is the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in U.S. history and a three-time Paralympic Medalist. Amyʼs creativity, positive outlook and her never-give-up attitude have opened doors to many other opportunities, including being featured in a Madonna music video, a lead actress role in an award-winning film, she and her husband were featured on the TV show the Amazing Race, and most recently, Amy came in 2nd place on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars with her partner Derek Hough.

Amy has evolved into a powerful motivational keynote speaker who has literally been seen by millions of people and invited to speak to audiences around the world, from small groups to the largest corporations in the world. She’s toured the country sharing her remarkable story alongside Oprah Winfrey, as part of Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour. She was featured in a Super Bowl commercial, which has since been named one of the Top 20 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time. Her autobiography, On My Own Two Feet, quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and is now published around the world in ten different languages. Amy is also a Founder of Adaptive Action Sports with her husband, which trains athletes with disabilities in action sports. Their organization is top in the U.S. for developing Paralympic snowboarders.

Signature Speakers

Susan MacKenty Brady Chair for Women and Leadership and CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.

Susan MacKenty Brady

CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Susan MacKenty Brady Chair for Women and Leadership and CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.

Susan MacKenty Brady

CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Susan MacKenty Brady Chair for Women and Leadership and CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.

Susan is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership at Simmons University and the first Chief Executive Officer of The Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.

Susan co-authored by Executive Chair of the Board of Deloitte US Janet Foutty and Simmons University President Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten, Arrive & Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership (McGraw-Hill), debuted in April 2022 and landed on the best-seller list in the Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.  Featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, Susan is the author of Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement: How the Best Women Leaders Practice Self-Awareness to Change What Really Matters (McGraw-Hill, 2018), The 30-Second Guide to Coaching Your Inner Critic (Linkage, 2014), and co-author of Arrive & Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership (McGraw-Hill, 2022).

Susan also serves as emeritus board member for Strong Women, Strong Girls and as a Strategic Advisor for the relationship technology company, Our.Love.

Susan resides in the Boston area and is the proud Mom of two awesome daughters and two rambunctious Portuguese Water Dogs.

Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)

America’s First Latina Fighter Pilot & STEM Advocate

Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)

America’s First Latina Fighter Pilot & STEM Advocate

The first Latina to complete U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training and graduate in the top 5% of her class (of 48) with a fighter qualification to fly the T-38 as an instructor pilot, Olga E. Custodio points to three principles that have helped her become successful in a profession dominated by men: overcoming self-doubt, staying open to possibilities, and seeing herself as an equal.

The path to her dream, however, has not been a walk in the park. While studying at the University of Puerto Rico, she tried to participate in the university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program but was denied the opportunity, as women were not allowed at that time.

But Olga never gave up hope, and she went on to fulfill her dream of becoming a commissioned military officer — and then some. A female military aviation pioneer, she served for 24 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. As a pilot instructor pilot, she received an Aviation Safety Award for superior airmanship for her handling of an engine failure in-flight emergency. After transitioning to the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Olga became the first American Airlines Latina commercial airline pilot and later upgraded to Captain. Besides the T-38, Olga flew the T-41, B-727, F-100, B-757, and B-767. She owns a Cessna T210L and has also flown several general aviation aircraft like the Stearman biplane, Cessna-172, Beechcraft-35 V-tail, Cirrus Vision Jet, and few others.

Today, Olga is retired with over 11,000 flight hours to her name. Now a speaker and community leader, she works with several nonprofit organizations, (Latino Pilots Association, Order of Daedalians, Ninety-Nines, and Women in Aviation, International) that advocate for inspiring and empowering students, especially those from underserved communities, to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace. As a STEM advocate, she has also volunteered her time as a speaker and role model at local schools, universities, corporations, and military base groups, encouraging young women and men to reach for their dreams. Olga is a mentor with the Women in Aviation International, Aviation Explorers, and the School of Aeronautics of the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico to mention a few. In 2017, she was inducted into the San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame. Olga recently co-authored in the Latinas in Aviation anthology and is included as one of the 30 inspiring Latinas/Latinos who have shaped the United States in Nuestra América, published by the Smithsonian Institution.

By pioneering many firsts during her career, Olga has shattered stereotypes and served as a powerful role model for aspiring to become a pilot. From breaking barriers and overcoming challenges as a woman in a male-dominated profession throughout her career, Olga has gained essential life insights and perspectives that she shares with everyone, especially women working to achieve their dreams.

Olga lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband of 47 years, Edwin — who is also her best friend, supporter, and advocate for everything she sponsors. They have two children, Marcia and Edwin II, and one grandson, Jedi.

Erika H. James

Dean, Wharton School

Erika H. James

Dean, Wharton School

Erika H. James became the dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, James is an expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy. Prior to her appointment at Wharton, James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020. An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant, and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 141-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America.

James has been instrumental in developing course material in crisis leadership and women’s leadership and in leading programs for executive audiences in these areas. She earned her B.A from Pomona College and her PhD from the University of Michigan. James serves on the boards of Morgan Stanley, Momentive and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is coauthor, with Lynn Perry Wooten, of The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before.

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Kerry Seitz

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

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Kerry Seitz

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

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Kerry Seitz heads the development of Women’s Leadership programming at Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to produce innovative, research-based learning journeys that foster gender parity in organizational leadership worldwide. As a member of the Institute’s leadership team, Kerry is deeply committed to establishing the Institute as a global authority on the intersection of leadership, equity, and inclusion. A Certified Career Coach, Kerry began her work in leadership development as Principal of her own coaching business where she worked predominantly with women relaunching and redefining their career journey.

Outside of work, Kerry enjoys running, yoga, and spending time with her husband, three sons, and (female!) Labrador Retriever.

Dia Simms

CEO of Lobos 1707 & Former President of Combs Enterprise

Dia Simms

CEO of Lobos 1707 & Former President of Combs Enterprise

An award-winning, entrepreneurial business leader, Dia Simms is the CEO of Lobos 1707 and was previously the first president of Combs Enterprises, the company created by mogul and music legend Sean “Diddy” Combs, who Forbes called, “Hip Hop’s first billionaire.” Legendary for
her expertise in leading brand strategy and launching brands, she is a dynamic keynote with an inspiring story and valuable insights on business, leadership, and succeeding in a man’s world to become one of America’s few female and African American CEOs.

As a leader blazing new trails in the world’s most promising and innovative industries, Simms brings a track record of driving sales, maximizing revenues and leading high performance teams. She earned her reputation at Combs Enterprises, where she began working as Sean “Diddy” Combs’ executive assistant in 2005 and grew with the company, building multiple brands and businesses. Credited for turning Bad Boy Records into Combs Enterprises, Simms achieved success overseeing the portfolio of brands under the Combs empire which includes spirits, fashion, fragrance, and the Capital Prep schools. She also oversaw their award-winning in-house ad agency. One of her most notable achievements was transforming the previously unprofitable CÎROC ultra-premium vodka into a $2 billion retail value brand, selling over 16 million cases
worldwide.

Ms. Simms’ many honors include: Ad Age Women to Watch, Billboard’s Most Powerful Executives in Music, Ebony Power 100, Maverick of the Year and the Diageo Global Marketing Brilliance Award. An active philanthropist and volunteer, she currently serves on the boards of Capital Preparatory Charter Schools and THREAD. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morgan State University, and a master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Bringing leadership in multiple industries, insightful perceptions and a captivating life story, Ms. Simms is a creative force that inspires and engages. Her dynamic presentations leave audiences motivated, informed and ready to take their work or life to the next level. She
currently speaks nationally on a variety of topics including women’s empowerment, brand building, negotiating, marketing in a new America and diversity & inclusion.

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Elisa van Dam

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

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Elisa van Dam

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

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Elisa van Dam brings a wealth of experience in gender equity and inclusion to her role as head of the Allyship and Inclusion practice area. Elisa works with organizations and individual leaders to increase their understanding and practice of inclusive leadership behaviors. In collaboration with other Institute Fellows, she creates and delivers research-based content and programming, based on our proprietary framework that demystifies the Work of the Inclusive Leader™.

She recently published The Inclusive Leader’s Playbook: The Work of the Inclusive Leader with co-author Susan MacKenty Brady.

Elisa also maintains a private coaching practice, working with women on how to successfully navigate maternity leave.

Elisa lives in the Boston area with her choreographer husband, their young adult son, and a willful rescue cat.

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Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten

President, Simmons University

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Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten

President, Simmons University

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Dr. Wooten is the ninth president of Simmons University and the first African American to lead the university. A seasoned academic and an expert on organizational development and transformation, Lynn specializes in crisis leadership, diversity and inclusion, and positive leadership – organizational behavior that reveals and nurtures the highest level of human potential. Lynn is an innovative leader, presenter, and prolific author whose research has informed her work in the classroom and as an administrator. With leadership at the core of her work, Dr. Wooten’s research has ranged from an NIH-funded investigation of how leadership can positively alleviate health disparities to leading in a crisis and managing workforce diversity. She is co-author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book Arrive and Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership and a co-author on her latest book The Prepared Leader.  She has also authored two previous books, Positive Organizing in a Global Society: Understanding and Engaging Differences for Capacity Building and Inclusion (2016) and Leading Under Pressure: From Surviving to Thriving Before, During, and After a Crisis (2010). Sharing her work at nearly 60 symposia and conferences, she also is the author of nearly 30 journal articles and more than 15 book chapters, as well as managerial monographs and numerous teaching cases.

Lynn has also maintained a robust clinical practice, providing leadership development, education, and training for a wide variety of companies and institutions, from the Kellogg Foundation to Harvard University’s Kennedy School to Google.

Lynn grew up in Philadelphia. She is married to David Wooten, a chaired marketing professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. They have two children, Justin and Jada.

Co-Hosts

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Joyce Kulhawik

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

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Joyce Kulhawik

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

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Joyce Kulhawik, best known as the Emmy Award-winning Arts & Entertainment Critic for CBS-Boston (WBZ-TV 1981-2008), has covered local and national events from Boston and Broadway to Hollywood and has co-hosted nationally-syndicated movie-review programs with Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin. As the first arts reporter/critic in the U.S. to appear every weeknight as part of a local TV news team, Kulhawik gave journalistic stature to arts reporting and greatly enhanced her station’s commitment to community service. She is currently President of The Boston Theater Critics Association and a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics. Find her reviews online at JoycesChoices.com.

A 3x cancer survivor, Kulhawik testified before Congress on the 20th anniversary of The National Cancer Act and helped launch the American Cancer Society’s first HOPE LODGE in Boston, which provides free lodging for cancer patients. The ACS honored Kulhawik with its National Bronze Medal for her work. In 2010 Kulhawik received the New England Emmys Governor’s Award for her distinguished career, which includes Emmys for the WBZ series/campaign “You Gotta Have Arts!” and team coverage of the World Trade Center attacks, being among the first on the scene. The recipient of countless awards for her career and advocacy, Kulhawik has an endowed scholarship in her name at the Berklee College of Music, and is not only a graduate of Simmons College class of ’74 but also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Communications from her alma mater.

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Kristen Palson

COO, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership & Executive Producer, Simmons Leadership Conference

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Kristen Palson

COO, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership & Executive Producer, Simmons Leadership Conference

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Kristen Palson is the COO of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership and the Executive Producer of the Simmons Leadership Conference. She brings an innovative mind-set and fresh perspective leading with strategic, operational vision to ensure success. As a member of the Institute’s leadership team, Kristen offers a unique talent for scalable, creative solutions that mobilize resources and achieve breakthrough results. She shares a passion for this work as an authentic executive leader with expertise in cultivating individuals and teams to achieve their full potential while fostering a culture of allyship and inclusion.

Kristen brings over 15 years of experience in strategic development, operational planning, and high-performance talent management to the Institute’s Senior Leadership team.  Kristen also serves as the Institute’s lead of Marketing and Product Development where she helps clients across a wide range of industries and fields create customized experiences and learning journeys that meet their unique organizational goals. She is an expert in the creation of state-of-the-art programming in a choice of modalities: in-person, on-site, online – or blend of all three. She is passionate about learner-centered content delivery with actionable outcomes, appropriate assessments, and accessibility. Her unique background in theater infuses the design and delivery of every program with a high degree of creativity, energy, and hands-on engagement.

Kristen loves the stage and is especially passionate about children’s theater and all the incredible lifelong lessons that can be taught through the arts. She resides in the Boston area and is a proud single mother by choice raising her incredible daughter with the help of her amazing village of family and friends.

Program Schedule: March 14, 2023

On the Mainstage
Signature Sessions
9:00 am EST

Welcoming Remarks

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Joyce Kulhawik

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

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Kristen Palson

COO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Our esteemed co-hosts will kick things off, offering personal and professional insights into this year’s theme – Renewal and Innovation – setting the stage for the exceptional women’s leadership keynotes, events, and workshops ahead.

9:15 am EST

Carla Harris: Lead to Win

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Carla Harris

Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley

What does it take to lead effectively today? The world of work has undergone a sea change, presenting a new matrix of concerns and questions for leaders and potential leaders. Powerhouse Carla Harris will get the morning started with a message that is timely, inspiring, and filled with her trademark “pearls” of practical advice and wisdom about renewal and innovation. This session will empower you to become a more intentional and impactful leader no matter where you are in your leadership journey. 

9:45 am EST

Morning Business Panel: Leading through Change

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Moderator: Kerry Seitz

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

In this moderated discussion, women business leaders will reflect on their personal journeys, offer career-building advice, and engage in a thought-provoking conversation with a focus on how – through life circumstances or by choice – they were able to innovate and reinvent themselves to succeed in leadership. Speakers will share the stories of those who sponsored their success and supported their rise, and they will offer tips and strategies for innovating in the years ahead.

10:15 am EST

Networking Break

Network with peers from around the world and learn more about sponsor organizations in the virtual exhibit hall.

10:45 am EST

Amy Purdy: A Story of Renewal Against All Odds

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Amy Purdy

Survivor, New York Times Best-Selling Author of On My Own Two Feet, World Class Snowboarder & Founder of Adaptive Action Sports

As a three-time Paralympic Medalist — the most decorated Paralympic snowboarder in U.S. history — Amy Purdy has taken what could have been a devastating setback and turned it into an opportunity for innovation. Amy will share her inspiring story of achieving Paralympic glory as a remarkable survivor who beat a deadly virus that claimed both legs below the knee, her spleen, and her kidneys. With courageous spirit and resilience, she confronted her challenges and emerged as a leader who has succeeded at every stage of her multifaceted career.

11:30 am EST

Signature Sessions: Concurrent Choices

With our Signature Sessions, you have the opportunity to choose the topic that most intrigues or inspires you. Our presenters are global experts who will provide timely and relevant expertise on key topics. We are also offering a moderated discussion, where women business leaders will share their personal stories about their leadership journeys during a time when leading with a spirit of renewal and innovation has been the only way to achieve positive impact. 

Note some offerings are online only, some are in-person only, and some are available for both audiences. But don’t worry, you won’t miss out! Post-conference, you’ll also be able to access the wisdom shared in the sessions you didn’t attend via video on demand.

Click the Signature Sessions tab above to view details for each session.

12:15 pm EST

Lunch Break

Enjoy a 60-minute lunch break to refresh, renew, and refocus for the afternoon sessions.

1:15 pm EST

Gloria Estefan on Renewal & Innovation: Fireside Chat

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Gloria Estefan

Grammy Award-Winning International Superstar

Gloria Estefan, the Cuban-American singer, actress, and businesswoman, is a seven-time Grammy Award winner, a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, and has been named one of the Top 100 greatest artists of all time by both VH1 and Billboard. Join her, in conversation with Susan MacKenty Brady, to hear her story of renewal and innovation over a decades-long career filled with challenges and extraordinary success.

1:45 pm EST

Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leader Award

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Helen G. Drinan

President Emerita at Simmons University

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Indra Nooyi

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo

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Indra Nooyi
Recipient of the 2023 Helen G. Drinan Visionary Award

Join us as we present Indra Nooyi, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, this year’s Helen G. Drinan Visionary Leader Award. The annual award is named in honor of the former president of Simmons University and celebrates a woman leader who embodies the values of inclusive leadership in her personal and professional life. Learn more about Nooyi and her inspiring leadership journey.

2:00 pm EST

Dorie Clark: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

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Dorie Clark

Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author and Expert at Self-Reinvention

It’s no secret that we’re pushed to the limit. Today’s professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. How can we break out of this endless cycle, allow ourselves time to renew, and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek? In this talk, Dorie Clark, described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives,” will share concrete strategies to help you sharpen your strategic thinking and embrace a long-term perspective that pays future business and career dividends. 

2:30 pm EST

Networking Break

Network with peers from around the world and learn more about sponsor organizations in the virtual exhibit hall.

3:00 pm EST

Masih Alinejad with Juju Chang: Ending the Gender Apartheid Regime

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Masih Alinejad

Iranian-born Activist, Journalist & Author

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Juju Chang

Emmy Award-Winning Co-Anchor of ABC News Nightline

For Masih Alinejad, hope abounds. The Iranian-American journalist, women’s rights activist, and founder of My Stealthy Freedom – her viral social media campaign against compulsory hijab that became the biggest civil disobedience movement in the history of the Islamic Republic – believes change is coming to Iran. The revolution has started, she says. In fact, what’s happening now with protests across Iran is the beginning of the end of gender apartheid in Iran and Afghanistan. In this moving talk, Masih will share her story of growing up in a small village in Iran, her journey from “troublemaker” to activist and leader of the fight for women’s rights, and overcoming adversity while going against the tide. 

Juju Chang, one of the most prominent Asian-Americans in broadcast journalism, will join Masih for a moving conversation. Juju’s highly visible reporting on Asian hate is the culmination of decades of covering everything from natural disasters to terrorism, mass shootings, immigration, violence against the LGBTQIA+ community, and, most recently, the inequities of the COVID-19 pandemic. Known for her in-depth personal narratives with underlying themes of civil rights, women’s rights, and social justice, this powerful conversation is not to be missed.

3:30 pm EST

Closing Keynote

4:45 pm EST

Program Ends

11:30am - 12:15pm

YOUR CHOICE! What Intrigues or Inspires You?

All Signature Sessions are offered concurrently starting at 11:30 a.m.

These sessions give you the opportunity to choose the topic that most intrigues or inspires you. Our presenters are global experts who provide timely and relevant expertise on key topics. We are also offering a moderated discussion, where women business leaders will share their personal stories about their leadership journeys during a time when leading with a spirit of renewal and innovation has been the only way to achieve positive impact.

Note some offerings are online only, some are in-person only, and some are available for both audiences. But don’t worry, you won’t miss out! Post-conference, you’ll also be able to access the wisdom shared in the sessions you didn’t attend via video on demand.

Click EXPAND ALL+ to see the complete details.

IN-PERSON ONLY

Women and Work-Life Balance: "Juggling Is What Clowns Do!"

Dia Simms

CEO of Lobos 1707 & Former President of Combs Enterprise

IN-PERSON

According to Dia Simms, “There is no work-life balance. Not for the women that I know.” For her, life is not a matter of keeping multiple balls in the air at once (“Juggling is what clowns do!”). It’s about taking on every aspect of your life from a batting cage — focusing all of your force on one ball at a time. From her daughter’s science fair to negotiating a $100-million deal, Dia is 100% present on each ball in each moment. In this inspiring speech, CEO/mom/wife/philanthropist/award-winning entrepreneurial business leader Simms will outline how women can go from juggling it all to hitting life, family, and career out of the park.

ONLINE ONLY

Emotional Intelligence: Lessons from the Flight Deck

Lt. Colonel Olga Custodio, USAF (Retired)

America’s First Latina Fighter Pilot & STEM Advocate

ONLINE

Olga Custodio considers her sheer determination to be one of the essential assets that propelled her to success and helped her understand how her actions and feelings as an airline captain and crew member affected her crew. Identifying her responsibilities as the authority in charge of the aircraft’s flight operation and safety helped her manage and understand the value of listening to each crew member’s needs to assist them in fulfilling their duties. Her perseverance and tenacity drove her to accomplish her duties regardless of the situation. In all the tasks she has undertaken, Olga has always demonstrated her strong motivation to achieve results that would deliver positive impacts and inspire others.

IN-PERSON or ONLINE

Thriving as a Leader: Innovating with Courage

Susan MacKenty Brady Chair for Women and Leadership and CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership.

Susan Brady

CEO, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

IN-PERSON PRESENTER

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Elisa van Dam

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

ONLINE PRESENTER

Embracing renewal and innovation requires courage, both for ourselves and for those who depend on us to lead the way. Cultivating courage allows us to take risks not in the absence of fear, but despite it.

Drawing from the best-selling book Arrive & Thrive: 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership, this skill-building workshop will offer tools for taking courageous and thoughtful action when opportunities and risks emerge. You will learn to identify your fears and employ strategies to mitigate them. You’ll leave with a “power phrase” that will remind you of your own sources of courage and innovation so you can thrive as a leader.

 

 

ONLINE ONLY

The Prepared Leader

Erika H. James

Dean, Wharton School

Co-Presenting ONLINE

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Dr. Lynn Perry Wooten

President, Simmons University

Co-Presenting ONLINE

The next crisis might be here now or it might be around the corner. In this discussion exploring their book, The Prepared Leader: Emerge from Any Crisis More Resilient Than Before, two history-making experts in crisis leadership, Erika H. James and Lynn Perry Wooten, will argue that the time to prepare is always.

In no other time in recent history have leaders in every industry and on every continent grappled with so many changes that have independently and simultaneously undermined their ability to lead. The Prepared Leader encapsulates more than two decades of the authors’ research to convey how it has positioned them to navigate the distinct challenges of today and tomorrow. Their insights have implications for every leader in every industry and every worker at every level.

IN-PERSON + ONLINE

Signature Business Panel: Renewal & Innovation as a Leader

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Moderator: Kerry Seitz

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

LIVE-STREAMED FOR IN-PERSON + ONLINE VIEWING

As we begin to break free from the pandemic and gain momentum for a brighter, stronger, more inclusive future, this moderated discussion will bring to the stage top women business leaders. Sharing their personal stories in this rich, dynamic conversation, you will hear how each leader has been able to reinvent and renew themselves and creatively reimagine how they lead.

This session will be held live in Boston and will be broadcast simultaneously to our virtual audience.

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FAQ

Will the 2023 Simmons Leadership Conference be in-person or online?

We’re offering choice and flexibility with three ways to to attend our leadership conference in 2023: in-person in Boston and online from anywhere on March 14, 2023, or you can watch it for 90 days after the event on video on demand.

What will I learn? What will be included in the program?

Our 44th annual conference will explore this year’s theme of Renewal and Innovation as we empower women to Arrive & Thrive™ in today’s business landscape. We design the content to be ideal for both aspiring and accomplished women leaders.

  • World-class speakers will inspire you with their personal journeys to the top of their fields
  • Thought-provoking panel discussions will build your knowledge of leadership best practices
  • Candid Q & As with top women leaders will provide expert advice and pro tips
  • Network with peers from around the globe and meet sponsor organizations

It’s a great way to enhance your own leadership development and support the journey of others.

What’s included in the ticket price?

Your ticket includes a full-day (March 14, 2023) of inspirational speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, expert leadership advice, networking opportunities, and the chance to connect with sponsors in our exhibit hall. You can also enhance your experience with pre-conference inspiration and community engagement online and post-conference video on demand to catch anything you’ve missed.

How can I buy tickets for a large group?

You can purchase tickets as an individual attendee or your organization can sponsor you. Full details about ticket pricing will be available in the fall. If you’re interested in buying more than 10 tickets, please contact Tracie Charland to learn about volume pricing at tracie.charland@simmons.edu.

What was the 2022 conference like?

Last year’s leadership conference was held entirely online. Our theme was Cultivating Courage and Connection. Attendees gained heartfelt inspiration, wisdom, and insights from a world-class lineup of speakers, including Simone Biles, Brené Brown, Molly Fletcher, Amanda Gorman, and Luvvie Ajayi Jones. They shared highly personal stories that highlighted the importance of courage, connection, community, and vulnerability in leadership. Learn more: 2022 Simmons Leadership Conference complete details.

What Past Attendees Are Saying...

It's changing the lives of not only women but also of the men who are allies for us.

Carmita Bass

Director of Customer Delivery at Cisco

I can't say thank you enough for being able to attend this amazing event today. As a male there should be more men being allies to support all of you strong women and to understand they may have some of their own vulnerabilities.

Mark Goerke

Business Lines Claims Team Manager at Liberty Mutual Insurance

I really believe that as women we should be investing in other women and I would really encourage as many women as possible to join [the conference].

Terri Cooper

Vice Chair External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Deloitte US

I see it as an investment into my career, my skillset, and also into my own well-being.

Yvonne Beamon

Regional Director NA Women in ERG at Dell Technologies

I am loving my first time attending the Simmons Leadership Conference. What an inspiring day!

Sandy Plarske

Executive Assistant at CDW

I would really encourage people to attend to learn and grow but then also to add some very specific tools to their own personal toolkit.

Steven Littlehale

Chief Innovation Officer at Zimmet Healthcare Services Group LLC

Another great lineup of inspiring leaders, speakers, and compelling stories.

Vicky M. Bartholo

Service Product Manager, Cisco

These are some of the BEST virtual presentations I’ve had the pleasure of viewing.

Emily Marsil

Human Resources Business Partner at Mass General Brigham

 

 

 

Hear what attendees of the 2022 Simmons Leadership Conference had to say about their experience.

 

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